Waifu Wednesday: Kugisaki Nobara (Jujutsu Kaisen)

Waifu Wednesday

Today I want to talk about a lady who has recently stolen my heart, and that lady is Kugisaki Nobara of Jujutsu Kaisen.

I must admit that it took me a while to come to terms with my feelings toward Nobara, as the series left it until the final episode to really flaunt why she is such a phenomenal character. During those glorious final 20 minutes of Jujutsu Kaisen, however, I fell in love — and I’m here to spread the good word about my newest goddess.

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Waifu Wednesday: Kugisaki Nobara (Jujutsu Kaisen)

Who is Kugisaki Nobara?

Nobara is a student Jujutsu Sorcerer who is currently studying at Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical University alongside her teammates and other main characters, Fushiguro Megumi and Itadori Yuuji. 

When it comes to her personality, Nobara is definitely self-confident and has a very strong belief in being “true” to herself. She takes pride in her physical appearance (as well she should) and will lash out at anyone who attempts to mock her appearance or even try to touch her face. 

Her main technique when it comes to Jujutsu Sorcery is her Straw Doll technique. This is Nobara’s signature power and allows her to continue her offense even when she’s attacking from a distance. Alongside this technique are her signature weapons of choice — the hammer and nail.

Waifu Wednesday: Kugisaki Nobara (Jujutsu Kaisen)

Why we love her

I’ve mentioned many times in these Waifu Wednesday articles just how much I love strong women, and Nobara definitely falls into this category. I will admit that I was somewhat worried at first about how she was going to develop throughout the series, as the author of Jujutsu Kaisen, Gege Akutami, takes a lot of inspiration from series such as Naruto and Bleach.

Apart from Orihime, one of the main female characters, Bleach has some of the most powerful and wonderful ladies in shounen. Naruto, on the other hand fails massively (in my opinion) in giving the women in the cast more than one opportunity to shine. 

Because of this, I was worried Nobara would fall into the same category as some of Naruto’s leading ladies, but I can happily say that my worries were blasted away throughout my time watching Jujutsu Kaisen. Nobara has multiple fights where she manages on her own or, even better, steals the episode when she is teaming up in fight scenes.

Waifu Wednesday: Kugisaki Nobara (Jujutsu Kaisen)

Why you’ll love her

Every single aspect of Nobara’s personality is something I love: self-confidence; knowing one’s worth; believing in yourself; trash-talking the enemy. I don’t want to spoil the last episode for anyone, but when I tell you that Nobara steals the show in the final episode — she really does.

Her powers are incredibly interesting and far more than what you would think when it comes to techniques revolving around straw dolls. Her ability to manipulate and coat the nails she uses in cursed energy allows her to essentially leave a bomb inside any opponent she hits. 

I mentioned earlier that it took me a while to become clear about my opinion on this character, so maybe you’re in the same boat. I wanted to simp over her immediately — I love her design and personality — but I also wanted to see more from this confident character. Jujutsu Kaisen is an amazing series that has without a doubt been my favourite of the season, so sticking with the series to eventually see Nobara’s true potential come out is an easy task. 

Anyway, I’m gonna go binge the manga now.

How about you check out why Miruko is 100% the best girl in My Hero Academia? I have been gushing over Miruko since she was first revealed, so go and give Trent’s piece some love. He’s a VERY cultured gentleman.

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