Top 10 Things About Yuta Okkotsu

Yuta Okkotsu from jujutsu kaisen is the protagonist of Jujutsu Kaisen 0, the prequel to the main series. Of course, she returns later in the series. Fans have drawn several parallels between Yuta and the series’ protagonist, Yuji Itadori. However, Yuta is unique in his own right.

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When he first appeared, Yuta’s goal was to feel that he truly deserved to be alive. A special grade vengeful cursed spirit named Rika was chasing after him, causing Yuta to lose his self-confidence. Yuta has been shown to be a much stronger and confident jujutsu sorcerer in his return to history.

WARNING: Major spoilers ahead for jujutsu kaisen and its prequel, Jujutsu Kaisen 0!

10 Yuta is empathetic and seeks to understand those around him.

Yuta and his Rika curse in the movie Jujutsu Kaisen 0

Throughout Yuta’s time in the story, he has shown that he is a very empathetic person, especially after learning how to form meaningful relationships.

First of all, he quickly understood Toge Inumaki. Before they were sent on a mission, Yuta was worried about Toge. Quickly, Yuta began to understand Toge. The two worked together to exorcise the cursed spirit. He then sought to understand Maki’s motivations for becoming a sorceress. Recently in the story, Yuta met Yuji Itadori, with whom he quickly empathized because their situations were so similar. Yuta assured Yuji that Sukuna’s actions were not his fault.

9 Yuta is friendly by nature, but has become more self-assured.

Yuta ready for battle in Jujutsu Kaisen 0

Yuta was initially introduced as a pushover and socially anxious boy. He was afraid of his own shadow. Yuta couldn’t connect with others the way he wanted because he was easily scared by others. He completely lacked confidence. However, Yuta has always been friendly by nature; he just had a hard time expressing himself.

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However, this changed after his time at Jujutsu High and in Africa. Socializing became less awkward for him and he became significantly more confident. During his time in Africa, Satoru visited him and was surprised to see Yuta cracking jokes like an average teenager.

8 Yuta takes care of his freshmen

Yuta Okkutsu and his curse Rikka in the new poster of Jujutsu Kaisen 0

Since his return to the story, Yuta has proven to be a reliable senpai to his first-year students. Despite never having met Yuji, he went to great lengths to deceive the higher-ups to protect him. He also swore to Yuji that he would put an end to Sukuna if he ever took over Yuji’s body for an extended period again.

Yuta also volunteered to help Megumi rescue her sister from the Culling Game. Also, Yuta is the only upperclassman who earned Megumi’s respect, and if that’s not a testament to his character, then nothing is.

7 Yuta has an indomitable resolve

Yuta Okkotsu

It is a fact that jujutsu sorcery is not for the faint of heart. One would have to be very brave to enter the profession. However, Yuta has undoubtedly endured some unusual circumstances, even in the world of jujutsu.

Being afflicted by a vengeful cursed spirit is a challenge in itself. As Satoru said, there is no curse more twisted than love. Despite losing his confidence, Yuta regained his faith in himself and found the determination to become a jujutsu sorcerer who can keep other people out of harm’s way.

6 Yuta is determined and persistent

Yuta with the new Jujutsu Kaisen shirts from Uniqlo

After her conversation with Maki during Jujutsu Kaisen 0, several things were put into perspective for Yuta. Maki became a mentor to him, but she also berated him for isolating himself and never having a goal to achieve. His conversation with Maki lit a fire inside him.

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After that, he worked and trained for months to get better. Yuta no longer wanted to be physically or mentally weak. Yuta took everyone’s words and advice to heart. He used them to push himself through training. Yuta remains determined and persistent in his desire to keep improving.

5 Yuta is an expert in strategy and deception.

Yuta explains his true plans to Yuji.

One of the most intense scenes in the manga was when Yuta made his comeback. He made a binding vow with his superiors to kill Sukuna’s ship, but was actually acting on Satoru’s behalf the entire time.

Yuta came up with a cool plan to make it look like he killed Yuji, but then quickly revived him using his reverse curse technique. Yuta wore the facade of a cold-blooded and apathetic killer, though this couldn’t be further from the truth of his personality. Yuji found this out quickly when he woke up with Yuta next to him, laughing and saying that it’s a relief that he’s alright.

4 Yuta has a heart of gold.

Yuta Okkotsu from Jujutsu Kaisen 0.

Throughout his time in the story, Yuta has only expressed wanting to do what is right for those he cares about. The only time the audience saw a true “dark side” was when Yuta became enraged enough to harness Rika’s power, of her own free will, due to Suguru’s actions. Even then, it was all to protect the people he cared about. In recent manga chapters, Yuta has offered to help the first-year students in a significant way, even though he has only just met them.

From the beginning, he has only wanted to feel that he deserves to be alive and keep others out of harm’s way. Yuta’s heart is always in the right place, even if he has to put up a front to believe otherwise.

3 Yuta is loyal to his friends

Yuta and Inumaki give each other a high five.

Since Yuta grew up very lonely after being chased by Rika, he really appreciates having friends around. As a result, he is fiercely protective of them. He also seems like he really tries to find common ground with the people he meets. When Suguru severely injured his only friends during the Hundred Demons Night Parade, Yuta was enraged. He had every intention of killing Suguru to avenge his friends.

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When he returned to Jujutsu High, he was willing to protect Yuji from higher-ups even though he had never met him. Although he did it at Satoru’s request, Yuta discovered how much he has in common with Yuji. He even promised to protect him and stop Sukuna if he ever took control again.

two Yuta has seriously improved his combat ability

Although Yuta was frail and physically weak initially, he trained tirelessly to become a better combatant. He has become one of the best in the series with skills related to weaponry and direct melee. He is also observant during battle and can quickly take advantage of his opponent’s weakness, as shown when he fought Yuji.

During this fight, he used Yuji’s main focus on the katana as a way to throw him off balance and ultimately win. Even without weapons, Yuta has become strong enough that he can knock out one of the Death Paintings with a single blow.

1 Yuta has immeasurable potential as a sorcerer.

Yuta and Rika on the cover of Jujutsu Kaisen 0.

While Satoru is considered the strongest jujutsu sorcerer on the planet, Yuta has much more cursed energy than he does. He is one of the four Special Grade Sorcerers to be recognized by Jujutsu High, mainly due to the immense strength that Rika possesses. Although Satoru is the strongest, it is only because Yuta has not yet reached his full potential as a sorcerer.

Yuta has immeasurable cursed energy. As soon as Yuta enters a room, other jujutsu wizards sense the amount of power he has. That’s why Maki, Panda and Toge were ready to attack him in their first meeting. Yuta also has various techniques to go along with this amount of cursed energy. He has advanced cursed energy control, making it difficult for enemies to predict his next move. He can also mimic other abilities, such as Toge’s cursed speech. Yuta has mastered Reverse Cursed Energy to the point where he can repeatedly perform it, a feat that even more experienced magi cannot achieve.

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