What Happened to Yuta in Jujutsu Kaisen?
Yuta Okkotsu, the beloved protagonist of Jujutsu Kaisen 0, has a significant role in the series after his debut, acting as a protector to Itadori.
Yuta Okkotsu, the central character of Jujutsu Kaisen 0, stands out as one of the franchise's few special-grade sorcerers. His remarkable abilities and kind-hearted nature have earned him the admiration of both students and staff members at Jujutsu High. Despite his limited appearances, Yuta remains a prominent figure throughout the series.
Fans who have watched the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie have been curious about Yuta's whereabouts following his battle against Geto. In this article, we will delve into what happened to Yuta after his debut in Jujutsu Kaisen.
Warning: Spoilers for Jujutsu Kaisen ahead.
After his appearance in Jujutsu Kaisen 0, Yuta embarked on a mission to Africa, where he was last seen in the film. In a post-credits scene, Gojo arrives in the country Yuta was visiting to have a conversation with his former student. Subsequently, Yuta disappears from the series for a period until after the Shibuya Incident arc.
Following the destruction caused by Kenjaku and Sukuna, all Jujutsu High sorcerers who were outside of Japan were instructed to return. Yuta was among them, pretending to hunt down Itadori with the intention of killing him. In reality, however, he acted as Itadori's guardian at Gojo's request. It is highly likely that Yuta will make an appearance in the final episodes of Season Two or at the beginning of Season Three of Jujutsu Kaisen.
During the Shibuya Incident arc, when Sukuna took control of Itadori's body, he unleashed chaos and claimed the lives of numerous innocent individuals. The higher-ups at Jujutsu High, who were already seeking an excuse to execute Itadori and Sukuna, used this incident to place a bounty on Itadori's head. Yuta, following Gojo's orders, agreed to be the one to kill Itadori.
However, after defeating Itadori and leaving him mortally wounded, Yuta utilized his reverse cursed technique to heal him and prevent his demise. In the manga, Yuta has acted as a protector for Itadori, offering assistance to him and his friends during challenging battles.
When Yuta was initially introduced, he was a frightened young man haunted by the spirit of his deceased friend. Through his dedication and Gojo's training, he transformed into a formidable warrior capable of taking on powerful sorcerers such as Geto. Additionally, his accompanying Cursed Spirit, Rika, possesses immense strength.
In the Jujutsu Kaisen manga, Yuta has effortlessly defeated adversaries that Itadori and his friends struggled to damage, including Choso. Alongside his powerful cursed techniques, Yuta displays exceptional swordsmanship, capable of overpowering almost any opponent. Gojo places complete trust in Yuta, considering him one of his most exceptional students.