Everyone who’s seen the latest episode of Jujutsu Kaisen will know that Yuko Ozawa’s appearance was a very interesting moment in the series that contributed to the interpretation of the relationship between Yuji Itadori and Nobara Kugisaki as well. In this article, we will focus on that relationship and tell you, in light of these new facts, whether Nobara Kugisaki is in love with Yuji Itadori or not and what the nature of their relationship actually is.
As far as the canon is concerned, Nobara Kugisaki is not officially in love with Yuji Itadori, nor is he in love with her. As far as the canon is concerned, the two of them are simply good and close friends who care for each other. Nobara did help Yuko land a date with Yuji, but while she was doing that, she herself admitted (albeit to herself) that her heart skipped a beat and she wondered why that was; she later said to Megumi that she realized her true feelings, claiming that she realized that she would be angry if Yuji found a girlfriend before she found a boyfriend. Nobara could be hiding her true feelings for Yuji, so we don’t really know the truth now, but the canon has not confirmed any romantic feelings between them.
The rest of this article will explore the relationship between Yuji Itadori and Nobara Kugisaki while focusing, in particular, on the nature of their relationship and whether they are in love with each other or not, all in light of the most recent anime revelations. If you’re not fully up-to-date with the events of Jujutsu Kaisen, this article might contain some important spoilers, but we have to state that no new information will be presented here, as we will focus on old and well-known facts about the two of them.
The canon states that there is no romance between Nobara and Yuji, but they’re nevertheless one of the most popular ships in the series
The relationship between Nobara Kugisaki and Yuji Itadori is complex and intriguing, seeing how the two of them have very different personalities, but they also have more in common than any other pair in the series. In that aspect, it has to be said that they are a popular ship, but before we analyze that, let us first tell you a bit about their personalities, as we usually do in such articles.
She is very proud of her “dual nature,” that of a stunning girl and, simultaneously, an opponent who won’t be intimidated by anyone. Nobara can initially come out as nasty and snobbish. She showed how inferior she thought Megumi and Itadori were as she presented herself to them.
Despite her stern attitude, Nobara is actually very kind and devoted, but she won’t let most people see that side of her. She can be compassionate and also has a strong sense of obligation. She will sacrifice and give up everything if saving lives is the goal. She is not only trying to live a lavish life; she is aware of what is important to her.
Even as a small child, Nobara was a strong-willed individual who stood out among her peers in her home hamlet. She detested the locals and made the definite decision to move to the large city from the small town.
She is also a dedicated friend, criticizing and condemning those who don’t value her allies. She also has a propensity to become too emotional, as she cried when she found out Yuji was still alive, apologized to him, and was heartbroken when he passed away following the incident at the detention facility.
Since Yuji is an honest, joyful, and friendly person, she finds it simple to get along with others right away. No matter how close or distant his relationship with them may be, he cares deeply about everyone who sees and has a will of their own and his fellow soldiers. He gives a lot of thought to the worth of a life, and as a result, he will make sure that others die justly. He is easily enraged by people’s blatant brutality and unfair judgment.
One of Yuji’s distinguishing characteristics is his desire to lay down his life for others, which was inspired by his grandfather’s dying request to be buried with others. He insists he does not want to kill his opponents because, if he does, he fears he will always turn to murder and lose the ability to judge the worth of a life.
Additionally, it should be mentioned that Yuji has a careless attitude toward love. Although he admitted that he was equally drawn to people’s personalities, natures, and behaviors during his undergraduate years, he does not appear too superficial either.
From this perspective, we can claim that Yuji and Nobara have a lot in common and that many aspects of their personalities are compatible, but they also have a lot of differences, which has been the source of a lot of humor in the series. Nobara is definitely more serious than Yuji, but Yuji’s good-natured and carefree personality is something that definitely suits her, and we can see her being with someone like Yuji, although they would probably quarrel often as well.
As far as the canon is concerned, we don’t have anything for you, as Akutami has not provided us with any precise data. We know they function relatively well, but there have been only two situations where it was evident that there might be something more there. One was when Yuko appeared and asked Nobara whether she had feelings for Yuji; Nobara outright rejected the idea as impossible, but inside herself, she was confused by her own reaction as it seemed that her heart skipped a beat.
She would later brush it off, but knowing Nobara’s proud personality, it would make sense that she denied it, actually. The other situation was when Nobara was injured by Mahito, when Yuji showed that he cared deeply for her and her faith, indicating that he might feel more than just friendship towards her.
Ultimately, what can we conclude here? Because they are both loud and extroverted, their personalities are fairly similar; however, despite how similar they are, they occasionally irritate one another, which is mostly funny, but it is not necessarily a good basis for a relationship.
They weren’t very close at first, but with time, their relationship grew. Because Nobara might not survive the Shibuya Incident, Yuji was devastated when he believed she could die. This ship would make a lot of sense in the end because it would match typical Shonen clichés. Ultimately, we’ll just have to wait and see, but Akutami is known for her ability to surprise viewers, so the show may tackle their friendship differently.