Updated on April 26, 11:42 a.m. (GMT+8): Added the Malaysian government’s involvement.

Jujutsu Kaisen season 2 has been nothing short of wild, especially the Shibuya arc.

Amidst the ups and downs, one character stands out – Kento Nanami, the 1st-grade Jujutsu sorcerer who won fans over with his serious yet kind demeanor.

Warning: Major spoilers if you haven’t watched Jujutsu Kaisen (JJK) season 2.

Nanami’s journey as a sorcerer came to an end following episode 18 of season 2, which made JJK fans very sad.

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Deeply moved by Nanami, Malaysian fans commemorated him by creating a virtual memorial on Google Maps, marking a spot in their country as his chosen sanctuary.

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Now, echoing this fan-driven tribute, the Malaysian government is exploring the creation of an official memorial for the popular salaryman.

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Nanami, known for his serious and reserved nature, was nonetheless a kind man who valued the lives of his companions.

His mentorship of Tokyo Jujutsu High students, including the main character, Itadori Yuji, showcased his commitment to making the world better for humans and sorcerers.

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Tragically, his journey reached its end during the Shibuya arc, where he faced formidable foes, including a special grade curse named Dagon and the relentless Mahito.

A moment before his demise, Nanami expressed a desire to build a house on an empty beach in Kuantan, Malaysia.

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Despite suffering severe injuries from his encounters, he fought bravely, daydreaming about a peaceful life on the beach. Inspired by this heartfelt wish, fans took it upon themselves to create a landmark on Google Maps titled the “Nanami Memorial Shrine” in Kuantan, Malaysia.

The latest update on Google Maps shows that the memorial has garnered 5-star reviews. The comment section, a digital tribute to the fallen sorcerer, is filled with goodbyes to the former salaryman turned hero.

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Malaysia Airlines went so far as to feature Nanami’s final scene from JJK, encouraging fans to explore Kuantan.

A fascinating development has taken center stage just four months after JJK season 2 ended. The Malaysian government is currently in negotiations with Gege Akutami, the Series’ creator, and Shueisha, the series’ publisher, to establish a permanent memorial for the beloved character Nanami.

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This initiative gained public attention when reports of Leong Yu Man, a Malaysian tourism executive, expressed the department’s eagerness to leverage JJK’s popularity to promote a beach in Kuantan.

“Fans have creatively marked this beach on Google Maps as a memorial for Nanami,” said Leong Yu Man. “Our hope is that securing the creator’s endorsement will allow the beach to become a new attraction for JJK fans worldwide.”

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Reports suggest that the Malaysian government has been actively pursuing the creation of a Nanami memorial since December 2023. However, copyright and intellectual property issues must be resolved before the project can be finalized.

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