Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 episode 19 sees Nobara Kugisaki overwhelm Mahito’s clown until the real one takes her by surprise as tragedy strikes.
Nobara enters the veil again and stumbles upon Mahito’s clown. She fights him well enough to catch him off guard and land solid hits.
As her attack lands, she realizes she’s fighting a clone, and also that her attacks are capable of damaging both the clone and the main body, which is busy fighting Yuji.
As the main Mahito takes time recuperating from the effect of Nobara’s attack, Yuji exploits the opportunity to pummel him down to his heart’s content, until Mahito splits himself apart and escapes.
The clone also escapes and runs past each other in the subway as the main Mahito manages to reach Nobara, who is relatively less alert because the clone couldn’t use Idle Transfiguration like the main body.
Before Yuji’s warning is properly registered, Nobara’s left side of the face is touched by the main Mahito. A flashback then ensues as her back story is delved into.
In the village where she grew up, she befriended a quieter Fumi. She also became friends with an older Saori and looked up to her. She bawled and got depressed when she left because of the villagers’ harassment and bullying.
Nobara eventually left the village too and asked Fumi to do the same, before telling her that she, herself, and Saori would reunite someday. In the present day, Saori has a normal 9-5 job and reminisces about Nobara and Fumi.
In the subway, Nobara tells Yuji she’s led a good life, as she finally gets impacted by Mahito’s attack and falls down after half her face is blown off. As she lies on the floor, seemingly lifeless, Yuji stares in horror.
- For a story based around battling curses, Jujutsu Kaisen sure can’t overcome the curse of the dispensable woman character who must suffer tragedy for the protagonist to feel trauma-motivated.
- Before she falls victim to the cliché, Nobara puts up an impressive fight and employs great battle IQ and awareness, which dissipates in the subway obviously because Nanami’s death didn’t suffice apparently.
- Yuji’s blank slate of a face is dreadful because it can be felt before it graces the screen, and the recurrent nature of this traumatized response is so annoying.
- Nevertheless, the upcoming Jujutsu Kaisen episode must at least justify Mahito’s fears in the previous installments that got him worrying that even a small mistake may enable Yuji to kill him.
Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 episode 19
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