Yuta Okkotsu made his anime debut on the big screen with Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie. Yuta, the former protagonist, is already extremely popular within the fandom! He is one of the most fascinating characters in the series, so without further ado, let’s take a look at 10 things you probably didn’t know about Yuta!
1) Yuta Repeated A Year In School:
Okkotsu Yuta’s life changed pretty quickly after the Rika incident. Due to the curse, people around him were getting injured constantly, forcing Yuta to maintain a distance from people.
This was hard for him to stomach, especially because of his passive and empathetic personality. Due to this, he even missed a whole academic year and had to repeat it!
2) Yuta’s Voice Actor is Ogata Megumi:
To many long-time anime fans, Yuta’s voice could sound familiar! He is a veteran, known for voicing Shinji Ikari from Neon Genesis Evangelion, Tier Halibel from Bleach, Makoto Naegi from Danganronpa, and many more!
For me, Ogata was the perfect voice for Yuta, as his personality in JJK 0 was expressed perfectly! Moreover, the VA’s prior experience with characters like Shinji and Tier are proof that he can voice manga Yuta well too!
3) Yuta comes from a family of Non-Sorcerors:
Being one of the strongest sorcerers in history, it would be natural to assume that Yuta belongs to one of the three major clans, namely the Zennin, Gojo, and Kamo families.
However, Yuta actually belongs to a family of non-sorcerors! He has a simple family consisting of two parents and a little sister. And, none of his direct family members are sorcerors!
4) Yuta’s Grade As a Sorceror Was Unstable:
Before Yuta became a capable and proficient sorcerer, his sorcerer grade was unstable for a little while. When Yuta joined the Jujutsu School, he was a Special Grade Sorceror due to Rika’s powers. However, after the Geto incident, it was considered that Yuta had completely lost the curse’s powers.
This led to a massive fall in his grade, down to the lowest of normal grade 4! However, Yuta proved himself and Rika’s strength, earning the title of a Special Grade Sorceror again!
5) Yuta’s Uniform Was A Marking:
Okkotsu used to wear a white uniform at the beginning of jjk0, which was different than those of other students like Maki and Inumaki. This is because, in the Jujutsu schools, the problem children were made to wear white uniforms so they can be spotted easily!
Fortunately for Okkotsu, he was able to eventually earn the standard Jujutsu uniform!
6) Yuta Has More Cursed Energy Than Gojo:
Rika, the Queen of Curses is said to possess endless amounts of cursed energy. This also made her the central piece of Geto’s plan to overthrow the Jujutsu World in JJK:0 The Movie.
While this Cursed Energy amount is greater than that of Gojo Satoru himself, Yuta’s proficiency is not enough to harness Rika’s boundless powers!
7) Yuta Is The Only Senior Megumi Respects:
Yuta and Megumi first met in chapters 2 and 3 of volume 0, but their meeting was short. The main reason behind Megumi respecting Yuta is apparent. Unlike most of his seniors, he isn’t busy pulling random pranks or engaging in ridiculous antics!
Furthermore, Yuta is a respectful individual even though he is a Special Grade Sorceror, giving him some brownie points!
8) Okkotsu is Gojo’s Distant Relative:
At some point in time, Yuta’s case was becoming tougher to handle as many investigators died. Upon further research, the higher-ups found out that Yuta is the descendant of Sugawara no Michizane, just like Gojo Satoru.
Hence, they asked Gojo to handle the Okkotsu case as it might be either for both parties.
9) Yuta’s Name Has A Special Meaning:
According to the author of Jujutsu Kaisen Gege Akutami, the name Okkotsu (乙骨) sounded appealing to him.
He also felt that the kanji for Yuta (憂太), “One With Many Friends”, was spot on!
10) Okkotsu went to Africa to train with Miguel:
After the events of JJK 0, Yuta went to Africa with Miguel, an African sorcerer Gojo encountered during the parade.
This was all according to Gojo’s plan to make Yuta stronger while working on a way to collect the strongest cursed tools!