While Nobara’s death is all but confirmed in JJK, fans look at her past connections and links, including her childhood friend, Saori. But with a rare appearance in the story, many wonder if Saori is dead, too.
Jujutsu Kaisen has taken the anime world by storm with its unique world-building and story pacing.
The plot also features some of the most popular characters with whom many emotionally connect.
Among those is Nobara Kugisaki, a first-year student and grade 3 jujutsu sorcerer at Tokyo Jujutsu High.
Further, she is a confident and bold young woman with great cursed energy and technique.
However, Nobara’s fate was in turmoil with the recent events of Shibuya, leading to her potential death.
Amidst such tragedy, fans look for the sorcerer’s past links, including her childhood friend Saori.
But the question arises if Saori is dead in the current timeline of Jujutsu Kaisen.
Is Saori Dead: What Happened To Childhood Friend Of Nobara?
The recent episode for JJK anime featured the past of Nobara, which showcased a new side of the sorcerer.
Nobara grew up in the countryside and always wanted to transition to the big city.
Further, when Fumi and Saori move to the village, the sorcerer naturally befriends them and looks up to their lifestyle.
While Saori seems to live a normal life, her mother is apparently into spirituality and organic food.
Moreover, this made the villagers despise the family, leading them to move to Tokyo.
Likewise, Nobara looked up to Saori, considered her a big sister figure, and aspired to meet her again one day.
Due to the lack of her appearance in the story, many fans initially believed that Saori was dead.
However, this isn’t the case, as viewers got a confirmation through the recent episode that Saori is alive and well.
In the Shibuya Incident, a small scene involves Saori, who has become a regular office worker.
Similarly, she and her co-worker speculate on the attack in Shibuya, whether or not it was a terrorist attack.
Saori also reflects on the past with her childhood friends Fumi and Nobara.
As she grew up completely normal, Saori feared that her friends would think of her as a boring adult.
Despite such thoughts, viewers were glad to know that Saori was not dead in the story.
However, the same cannot be said for Nobara, as she was badly hurt after encountering Mahito.
Will Nobara Make A Comeback? Fan Theories And Possibilities
Apart from wondering if Saori is dead, many look for clues to know whether Nobara makes a comeback.
Although very raw in terms of talent, Nobara possesses high potential in the plot.
However, in a recent fight with Mahito, Nobara’s entire life flashed before her eyes, and she even bid farewell to Yuji.
Later, Todo arrived on the scene and provided the sorcerer with some care, and it was mentioned that her injuries were dangerous.
There was no guarantee as to whether she would end up surviving or not. However, the chance was certainly there.
According to fan theories, Nobara could still be alive as her dead body or a direct confirmation was never provided.
Likewise, one of the popular theories is that Nobara could use the reverse cursed technique to heal herself.
Moreover, readers think that she could play a huge role in the current happenings of the story.
However, even the strongest in the JJK universe, Gojo, is in a tight spot with recent incidents.
At such a time, the comeback for Nobara will likely not happen as the author has not provided any updates.
Nonetheless, this has not stopped readers from developing several other possibilities.
Fans have remained optimistic about their favorite character’s future in the Jujutsu Kaisen universe.