the japanese portal FRONT published an article recovering a comment made on Reddit. He assured that one of the strong points of the franchise of jujutsu kaisen, and possibly fueled its popularity. It’s the fact that the female characters aren’t portrayed as weak.
«“Jujutsu Kaisen” is a manga by Gege Akutami. The animated series and film productions based on it have gained popularity around the world. The story and character design work is an important element in the franchise. But the correct design of the female characters. It was one of the reasons why apparently so many people abroad liked “Jujutsu Kaisen”.“».
«A user on the American messaging site Reddit posted another user’s opinion with the thought that. “This comment really said everything I was thinking about the female characters in Jujutsu Kaisen“, which received many positive votes. The review in question wrote: “I love how when Yuji carries Nobara they don’t use that moment to make her look weak. And they don’t force the stale romance out of her by turning her into an embarrassed mess. She just thanks him as friends and continues to be the great girl that she is.”
«The way women have often been portrayed in works of animation and fiction has been problematic, as it has made women appear weak and not equal to men. There are also a lot of unnecessary romantic developments, as if a man and a woman are thought to always be in a romantic relationship when they appear. Some fans have high hopes for the future of Nobara and Itadori’s relationship, but it’s clear that Nobara is not portrayed as the weak side of both.”
«Also, as it was the 24th episode of the animated version that was used as an example for the presentation. Many fans abroad were struck by that famous line: «She also tells him: “I’ll have your back”» says one comment. «That’s my favorite part, she doesn’t even hesitate to say it when he picks her up» says another. “It was really refreshing to hear her simply say “Thanks, I’ll have your back”, instead of complaining about being carried or being annoying in some other way. This shows that Nobara is serious about her job and knows when to put her pride aside,” reads another.
«Actually, there are many women who perform their work at a high level in many professions. But the representation of many women in fiction as “unable to work” or as weak has not ceased to be a constant.and some viewers, including women, have a strong suspicion that some carry the idea to real life. Many women say that these female characters annoy them and that they don’t like them even though they are women. Thus, many fans claim that, although Jujutsu Kaisen is a work of fiction, Nobara is represented as a real woman.».