Is Nanami Dead or Alive in Jujutsu Kaisen? Answered

Nanami is a super-dapper and elite Jujutsu sorcerer who won our admiration over the years. This was further elevated when the legendary Japanese VA, Kenjiro Tsuda, brought the best out of that character. Recently, the gut-wrenching battle between Nanami and Haruto was a testament to that, don’t you think? Just when we thought things were going great and when we were starting to see him shine as one of the strongest sorcerers in Jujutsu Kaisen, a fatal moment of fate was brought upon him.

Now, everyone is left to wonder, “Did Jogo really kill Nanami?” in the last JJK episode. Keep reading to learn all about whether one of our favorite sorcerers, Nanami, meets his death or not in Jujutsu Kaisen.

Spoilers Warning: This article contains spoilers about Nanami’s future in Jujutsu Kaisen. We highly suggest you read the manga or watch the anime (Shibuya Incident Arc) to avoid ruining the intended experience.

Did Jogo Kill Nanami in JJK?

Jogo incinerates Nanami in Jujutsu Kaisen anime
Image Courtesy: Jujutsu Kaisen by MAPPA Studios (Crunchyroll)

The 15th episode of the second season kick-started with a fight between the reincarnated Toji Fushiguro and Dagon. Toji acted as a savior and rescued his son Megumi, Nanami, Maki, and Naobito Zenin who were in a severely disadvantageous situation. Toji then took Megumi alone to confront him. This is when Jogo, one of the special grade cursed spirits, made a sudden appearance and looked at the remains of Dagon who had just been ruthlessly killed by Toji.

Before the sorcerers could process who just appeared, within that split second, Jogo went near Nanami first and incinerated him. Keep in mind, that Nanami was already already extremely injured during his battle with Dagon. When Maki realizes what’s happening here, she is next in line to be incinerated by Jogo.

Now, the only remaining sorcerer is Naobito Zenin. He tries to utilize his Projection Sorcery technique to take down Jogo, but the curse who is ultimately ahead of him in terms of power levels catches him like a rat using his technique. And as same as the fates of Maki and Nanami, Naobito was also roasted to death, as shown in the anime.

So, of course, Jogo did burn the already weakened Nanami. But did Jogo kill Nanami with his attack? If you are looking to learn the truth behind who survives and who doesn’t after the aforementioned series of events, we have answered that below. Though be warned, the following explanation packs huge spoilers!

Heavy Spoilers Warning: The below sections include heavy spoilers about Nanami in the JJK series. We highly suggest you read the manga or watch the anime (up to Season 2) to avoid ruining your intended experience.

Is Nanami Dead or Alive Right Now?

So if you are here, you must truly want to know the outcome of Jogo’s attack on Nanami, isn’t it? More than that, you want to know whether Nanami sensei survived that fatal blow or not. I know that feeling because it was the same for me when I was reading the manga.

The real truth is that Nanami survived that incineration attack even after being in a weakened state. You can see this man’s endurance levels are just off the chart! Additionally, Maki survives the attack but at the cost of half of her face getting burnt, just like Nanami. The only one who didn’t make it out alive is Naobita Zenin. It is now confirmed that he was killed by Jogo.

Nanami in a terrible state after Jogo incinerated him
Image Courtesy: Jujutsu Kaisen by Gege Akutami (Fandom)

The events described above will take place in Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 in the next few episodes. So, to answer your question, Nanami is still alive for now, and he is in bad shape.

The true answer to whether Nanami survives the whole Shibuya incident or not is the next question that pops into our minds. How will he make his way out of this living hell in such a terrible state? Will he even survive? Now, if you also want to seek an answer to this final set of questions, tread carefully (Sukuna might use slash) and head over to the next section.

But, Will Nanami Eventually Die?

By now, you must have understood Nanami is just one step away from marching toward heaven at this point. The half-burned face of his reminds me of Harvey Dent (Two-Face) from Batman, but he is alive.

Fast forward to manga chapter 120, Nanami can be seen passing through the Shibuya station in an ailing state. At this stage, it looked like Nanami had given up his life as he continued to search for Megumi and was worried about his comrades. Now, call it fate or luck, Nanami happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time as Mahito noticed this debilitated sorcerer. Nanami had escaped one life-threatening blow only to find a horde of transfigured humans as his next challenge.

Nanami's death in JJK manga
Image Courtesy: Jujutsu Kaisen by Gege Akutami (Fandom)

Even at the brink of death, Nanami obliterated every enemy in his way. However, that didn’t last long as death came knocking on his door and Mahito soon confronted him again. This time, Mahito did not hold back, as taking out Nanami would be a huge victory for their team. So, during the climactic final stage, between 11:14 PM to 11:36 PM at the Shibuya Station, after having a pep talk with Mahito, he knew it was the end for him. That’s why Nanami mentioned to Yuji (who just arrived at the scene) that he had got it from here.

As Mahito came in close contact with Nanami’s torso, he instantly used Idle Transfiguration and contorted his body, blowing it into pieces and resulting in his death. So, this is how the events lead to the ultimate demise of Nanami Kento in Jujutsu Kaisen. Nana-min’s death was something unexpected and was followed by Nobara’s death, which made this arc a depressing experience for manga readers.

And that’s everything you need to know about Nanami Kento’s fate in Jujutsu Kaisen. This was a severe blow for fans. But JJK author Gege Akutami likes to play with our hearts and that was further proved in the recent Sukuna vs Gojo battle in the JJK manga. That said, what do you think about this incident? Shouldn’t Nanami have survived, especially when Gojo was sealed in the Prison Realm? Do let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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