JJK fans have only heard about Yuuta but have yet to know him. The possibility is we know nothing more than his name and that Megumi recognizes Yuuta. The movie Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is yet to reach worldwide fans. It is set to release in US and Canada, so we should better get prepared before its release. The protagonist of the film, as you might know, is Yuuta Okkotsu, so here we shall be looking at some facts about him.
Jujutsu Kaisen is a Japanese manga-based anime series written and illustrated by Gege Akutami. His work was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump, and the anime adaptation was first released in 2020. The animation, handled by MAPPA studio, is directed by Sunghoo Park, who is also nominated for the Best Director category in Anime Awards 2022. The Jujutsu Kaisen 0 film has been grossing over millions ever since its first release. No less, the film is Gege’s manga prequel story – Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School, involving the story that connects Gojo, Maki, Panda, and even Yuuta Okkotsu. Before the movie is aired internationally, let’s look at some of his facts that you may find interesting. Before laying out the facts, here’s a small introduction of Yuuta Okkotsu.
Who is Yuuta Okkotsu?
The main protagonist of Jujutsu Kaisen 0 film, Yuuta Okkotsu is also the upperclassmen of Itadori Yuji, Megumi and Nobara. Currently a second-year student, Yuuta is affiliated with Tokyo Jujutsu High. In his manga debut, Yuuta appeared really distressed and was afraid of harming people. He was often bullied and was lonely, for he had no friends.
So, without any further ado, here are some of the interesting facts about Yuuta Okkotsu.
10. Yūta was initially a cursed human
A grade is what divides jujutsu sorcerers into four ranks, with an additional special grade. While a cursed human is someone who is either dead after being killed by a curse or is still alive after a cursed spirit is haunting them.
Yuuta Okkotsu was, at first, a second-grade cursed human. His childhood friend, Rika Orimoto, haunted him for most of his early life. This actually made communicating with others too difficult. Yuuta lived his life in guilt and was always scared that he and/or Rika may hurt others.
9. Yūta’s Katana is filled with cursed energy
After training overseas, Yuuta has become undoubtedly strong. Not only his whole body, but even his katana is constantly surging with cursed energy. “I have got more than Gojo Sensei. Cursed energy,” is what Yuuta said, in chapter 140, to Yuuji.
8. Yūta is the descendent of the Big Three Vengeful Spirit of Japan
Yuuta Okkotsu is one of the descendants of the Big Three Vengeful Spirits of Japan. Michizane Sugawara is one of the Big Three Vengeful Spirits. Michizane, being the ancestor of Yuuta, makes Yuuta one of his descendants. Surprised or not, Michizane is also the ancestor of Gojo Satoru. This makes both Gojo and Yuuta distant relatives.
7. Yūta is second-in-line after Gojo
Yuuta’s strength has enabled him to rank second after Gojo. His excellent fighting skills have made him much stronger than before. The higher-ups even asked Yuuta to handle the Sukuna’s vessel. Well, yes, Yuuta tried to kill Itadori, but thankfully that was all an act. However, not knowing that, even Itadori had to run for his life after he confronted Yuuta in the manga chapter 140, titled ‘Execution.’
6. Yūta is physically weak
Even though Yuuta has more cursed energy than Gojo, he is on the weaker side, as clearly mentioned by Yuuta himself. While coming to finish off Yuuji, even Yuuta declared that he was on the weaker side.
5. Yūta copied Inumaki
Knowing full well that Inumaki Toge can use the cursed speech technique, Yuuta even copied the technique. “Die,” Yuuta killed all the lower-grade curses of Geto’s and even swore to crush Geto to pieces. ‘Healing’ and ‘Cursed words’ are both high-level jujutsu, and to think that Yuuta could use them, was incredible in itself.
4. Yūta was the one to curse Rika
Being one of the descendants of Michizane Sugawara, Yuuta was the one who cursed Rika by not accepting her sudden death. True that Rika had herself attached to him even after her death. But the truth is, it was Yuuta himself who had cursed Rika by saying how he wanted to live together with Rika forever. Rika’s power had immediately made Yuuta a special grade, just like how Gojo is a special grade sorcerer.
3. Yūta loved Rika
Not much to the surprise, Yuuta’s late childhood friend Rika actually wanted to stay with him forever. They both even promised that they would marry and live forever together. From loving each other to Yuuta cursing Rika, they have now come to understand each other more properly.
2. Yūta was always bullied
While he may have loved Rika and Rika loved him, Yuuta did not, however, get along with other kids of his age. He was bullied and mocked for being so timid and weak. And because he was scared of hurting others, Rika would punish those who hurt Yuuta. Hence, he was most afraid of even communicating.
1. Yūta was the original protagonist of Gege
Not knowing, many fans believe that the main protagonist of Gege Akutami is Itadori Yuuji. But that is not the case. Gege’s first protagonist was actually Yuta Okkotsu, from Tokyo Metropolitan Magical High School, better known as Tokyo Prefecture Jujutsu High School.