Chainsaw Man and Jujutsu Kaisen are two of the most famous manga series, with over 50 million copies sold each.
The authors of these series are known for taking inspiration from each other, and the recent chapter of Chainsaw Man proved it further.
Warning!! This article contains spoilers of Jujutsu Kaisen and Chainsaw Man manga.
Chapter 144 of Chainsaw Man manga was recently released, and it has been causing quite a stir on social media.
Not just because of the immaculate writing or zany characters, but the introduction of multiple characters from part 1 of the series, and some returning from the dead.
However, one character has caught everyone’s attention. The character is a devil that has taken over a corpse’s mind as his last resort to survive.
The devil resembles none other than the fan-favorite character from Jujutsu Kaisen, Nobara Kugisaki, not only with their appearance but their weapon arsenal as well.
If you are not aware, Nobara was last seen in chapter 124 of Jujutsu Kaisen manga, where she was presumably killed, but the author never stated that clearly. Nobara has not appeared in the manga since then.
It seems Chainsaw Man author Fujimoto-sensei got tired of waiting and decided to introduce a character similar in appearance to Nobara in Chainsaw Man.
Here are the similarities between Jujutsu Kaisen’s Nobara and Chainsaw Man’s new devil:
1) A Missing Eye & Head Injury
In chapter 124 of the Shibuya Incident arc in Jujutsu Kaisen, Nobara suffered a defeat at the hands of Mahito, resulting in the loss of an eye and a significant head wound.
Since that chapter, not a single mention of her has been made in the series, even though Jujutsu Kaisen’s manga has now surpassed 200 chapters.
The new devil in Chainsaw Man shares this missing eye and head injury trait.
One side of the brain is exposed, while the other is concealed by long hair, mirroring the moment when Mahito inflicted a devastating blow to Nobara’s skull, costing her an eye.
2) Nails and Hammers:
Nobara Kugisaki is known for using her cursed techniques with the help of hammers and nails.
The brand new devil of Chainsaw Man, which was introduced in the latest installment, also has similar tools in his arsenal.
Several nails are exposed on his brain, and he smashes his enemies with the help of hammers in each hand.
This serves as a direct inspiration from Nobara. The attire of these two characters also has a little resemblance as well.
As soon as the Chainsaw Man chapter went live, fans immediately noticed the similarities between these two characters from distinct manga series.
The hashtag “Nobara” began trending on X (formerly Twitter).
One user pointed out that the Chainsaw Man author had previously sketched a Nobara illustration, suggesting that Nobara might have once been Fujimoto’s favorite character.
The Jujutsu Kaisen manga series is currently in a state of upheaval, featuring the demise of several major characters.
Do you believe the new devil in Chainsaw Man is inspired by Nobara’s dark, tragic fate? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.