Episode 18 of Jujutsu Kaisen’s Second Season took the fans by storm. Nanami mentioned his wish to visit Kuantan, Malaysia, before his death.
The fans all around the world came together to bring him to Kuantan.
Furthermore, Malaysia Airlines also referenced Nanami in their advertisement. Even Malaysia’s Department of Statistics in Pahang shared information about Kuantan district using Nanami’s final words to promote tourism.
Now, the Pahang state government is planning to contact Gege Akutami, the author of Jujutsu Kaisen, according to state executive Leong Man Yu.
Leong explained how the fans of the anime also had a part to play in this, as the fans marked the location mentioned by the anime as a memorial to Kento Nanami on Google Maps.
“Fans of the episode had marked this in Google Maps as a memorial to Kento Nanami.”
She also mentioned that some fans also made a proposal about building a memorial on the beach to commemorate Nanami.
“We’re hoping to get an endorsement from the creator of Jujutsu Kaizen so that the beach in Kuantan can become a tourist attraction for anime fans around the world.”
For this, the state government will contact the creator of the anime to get approval on the matter.
About Jujutsu Kaisen:
Jujutsu Kaisen is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Gege Akutami. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump since March 2018, with its chapters collected and published in 24 tankōbon volumes as of October 2023.
Studio MAPPA brought the world of JJK into anime by airing 24 episodes of season 1 from October 2020 to March 2021 and a second season that premiered in July 2023.
Crunchyroll describes the overall plot of Jujutsu Kaisen as:
Yuji Itadori is a boy with tremendous physical strength, though he lives a completely ordinary high school life. One day, to save a classmate who has been attacked by curses, he eats the finger of Ryomen Sukuna, taking the curse into his own soul. From then on, he shares one body with Ryomen Sukuna.
Guided by the most powerful of sorcerers, Satoru Gojo, Itadori is admitted to Tokyo Jujutsu High School, an organization that fights the curses… and thus begins the heroic tale of a boy who became a curse to exorcise a curse, a life from which he could never turn back.