Jujutsu Kaisen: Nanami’s Death Explained – Who Killed Him & When?

Nanamis Death in Jujutsu Kaisen Who Killed Him When
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Kento Nanami was a supporting character in the Jujutsu Kaisen manga and anime series. Although he did not appear too much in the story, he was a fan-favorite character due to his likable personality and his noble deeds, which is why a lot of fans were sad to see him die. In this article, we are going to explore the circumstances of Nanami’s death by telling you who killed him and when it happened.

  • Article Breakdown:
  • Kento Nanami was murdered by Mahito during the Shibuya Incident Arc
  • This was foreshadowed during their first meeting when it was obvious that they would fight each other to death at one point.
  • This occurred in Episode 18 of Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 and Chapter 120 of Jujutsu Kaisen manga.

Editor’s Note: This post was updated in December 2023 with anime adaptation of Kento Nanami’s death.

Nanami was killed during Shibuya Incident

During the Shibuya Incident Arc, Nanami faced Mahito in a foreshadowed battle that led to his eventual death. The clash occurred in Chapter 120 of the manga. In the arc, Nanami, along with Megumi and Takuma, faced challenges at Shibuya Station and dealt with Transifugured humans attacking civilians. When Kento heard Yuji’s call, they rejoined to address the situation.

Kento encountered Nobara and Haruta Shigemo, the enemy responsible for the dangerous curtain. He confronted Haruta, leading to an intense battle where Kento sought information on the enemy’s allies. Despite the challenges, Kento survived and later joined Naobito and Maki to face the S-Class Curse, Dagon. The trio fought valiantly, but Kento was hit by a spell in Dagon’s Domain Expansion. He advised Maki and survived Dagon’s Domain Expansion, ultimately protecting Megumi and aiding their escape.

Yu montrant a Kento la voie CH120

As Megumi successfully creates an exit, Kento signals for a retreat. However, their plans take an unexpected turn when Toji Fushiguro emerges through the portal. Kento inquires about the portal’s status, but Megumi reveals it has closed. They witness Toji confronting Dagon, and when Toji exorcises the curse, Kento acknowledges their survival owed much to Toji’s intervention. Yet, he remains uncertain about Toji’s allegiance.

Toji separates Megumi from the group, causing Kento to express greater concern about Jogo’s imminent arrival, knowing Jogo’s strength surpasses Dagon’s. Unfortunately, Kento becomes an easy target for Jogo, who eliminates him before departing, leaving Kento injured but alive. Despite his injuries, Kento presses on, encountering a multitude of Transfigured humans. In a moment of reflection, Kento envisions a tranquil life in Malaysia, indulging in his love for reading.

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He then returns to reality, exhausted. He then worries about Maki, Megumi, and Naobito and wonders what happened to them. He begins to hunt Transfigured humans and comes face to face with Mahito.

How did Mahito kill Nanami?

Mahito killed Kento Nanami during their encounter by exploiting a moment of distraction. While Kento is engaged in conversation with Yuji Itadori and refusing to divulge information that might bring a curse to his location, Mahito seizes the opportunity. Without warning, Mahito swiftly attacks Kento, dealing a fatal blow that results in Kento’s death.

In what episode does Nanami die?

Nanami’s death took place in Jujutsu Kaisen chapter 120 titled The Shibuya Incident Part 38. As far as the anime goes, Nanami’s death was only recently adapted, and it took place in Season 2, Episode 18, or overall 42nd episode of the anime series.

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