Jujutsu Kaisen Yuta Okkotsu: Powers and Abilities (Explained)

After being teased for a long time in the anime, Yuta Okkotsu finally debuted in the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie and captivated everyone’s attention. Yuta’s unbelievable growth in power and skills over time has made fans ardently await his return in Jujutsu Kaisen Season 3. However, in the meantime, if you want detailed information about Yuta’s powers and abilities in Jujutsu Kaisen, we have got you covered.

We have summarized all the major info we have about our fan-favorite Yuta Okkotsu so far, and yes, that includes his mesmerizing new domain expansion. So, read on to learn about Yuta and all of his powers.

Spoilers Warning: Last updated on February 19, this article contains spoilers about Yuta Okkotsu from Jujutsu Kaisen. So make sure to watch the anime and read the manga (up to latest chapter) first to avoid ruining your intended experience.

Who is Yuta Okkotsu in Jujutsu Kaisen?

Yuta Okkotsu in Jujutsu Kaisen season 2.
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Yuta Okkotsu (JJK 0’s protagonist and major supporting actor in Jujutsu Kaisen anime) is a special-grade sorcerer in JJK. He was cursed by his late childhood friend, Rika Orimoto. When Gojo Satoru learned of the tragedy, he took Okkotsu under his wing and recruited him as a first-year student at Tokyo Jujutsu High.

He trained Okkotsu there along with Toge Inumaki, Maki Zenin, and Panda. From then on, Gojo asserted that Yuta had the potential to become a strong special-grade sorcerer on par with or even surpass him (ahem ahem).

Yuta made his official debut in the anime side of the jujutsu-verse in a standalone movie, thereby, cementing his place as one of the show’s most important characters from then on.

Currently, Okkotsu is a second-year student and one of the four special-grade jujutsu sorcerers. He is training with Miguel (who Gojo fights against in the JJK 0 movie) in Africa and that is one of the primary reasons why fans couldn’t see him during the events that spiraled in Jujutsu Kaisen season 1 and 2. However, after the Shibuya Incident, Yuta returns to Tokyo.

Origin of Yuta’s Powers

 'Yuta Okkotsu' cursed by Rika from Jujutsu Kaisen 0.
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Yuta Okkotsu gained his power and abilities following the death of his childhood friend Rika Orimoto. She cursed Yuta as she had a tremendous love for him and never wanted to leave his side. Rika Orimoto who transformed into a special grade vengeful cursed spirit earned the title “The Queen of Curses” and eventually became one of the major sources of Yuta’s overwhelming power.

After Gojo took him under his wing, Yuta was able to master cursed energy and combative skills with the help of his friends, especially Maki Zenin, who taught him close-quarters combat. Then, Yuta imbued his cursed energy into that sword (by using the ring that Rika gave him) to make it a powerful weapon. Yuta’s confidence grew as he made new friends, socialized with others, and became the best version of himself.

It was revealed later in the story that Rika did not curse Yuta at all. It was the other way around. Yuta cursed Rika inadvertently because he couldn’t accept the death of his beloved friend. Gojo then also revealed that Yuta is a member of a well-known Jujutsu clan and is related to “Michizane Sugawara,” regarded as one of the greatest Jujutsu sorcerers of all time.

Fun Fact:

Gojo Satoru himself is a descendant of Michizane Sugawara, making Yuta his distant relative. So, everybody can now discern that Gojo’s clan is the absolute best at the Jujutsu business and how their prodigies continue to emerge with enormous potential.

Yuta Okkotsu: Powers and Abilities

Jujutsu Kaisen Yuta Okkotsu: Powers and Abilities (Explained)
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Yuta Okkotsu is undoubtedly a prodigy who excels in everything he set his eyes on. As mentioned earlier, he worked hard and trained his skills to become one of the strongest sorcerers today. He is an incredible weapon expert and a master when it comes to hand-to-hand battles backed by his street-smart level intellect.

He possesses a plethora of cursed energy techniques as well as numerous ultimate powers in Jujutsu Kaisen. However, we will only highlight the major powers and qualities that he possesses as of now. The list of powers and abilities is as follows:

Infinite Cursed Energy

Yuta imbuing cursed energy to his sword
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Yuta Okkotsu possesses a vast amount of cursed energy, and we can assume he would never run out of cursed energy during a fight. This is because he comes from a powerful clan and naturally possesses massive amounts of energy. But you should remember that he has access to the ultimate cursed energy levels he obtained from Rika’s curse. The combination of both incredible sources of cursed energy caused him to construct a tank within himself, which is filled with a boundless amount of cursed energy. So when it comes to cursed energy, no one in the jujutsu world can compete with him, not even his master Gojo Satoru (one with the blindfold).

With an unlimited amount of cursed energy at the palm of his hands, Yuta significantly honed byproduct skills of cursed energy such as:

  • Cursed Energy Control: Yuta has superior control over the vast amount of cursed energy that flows within him. Thus he can precisely apply and tune them in a way he wants them to be and become more powerful.
  • Cursed Energy Fortification: Yuta isn’t gifted with a superhuman-level physique like Yuji for example. However, he compensates for that weakness by fortifying his physique with cursed energy that massively helps him during battles.
  • Cursed Energy Discharge: Yuta can perfectly utilize the limitless amount of cursed energy in his offense by unleashing his cursed energy.
  • Black Flash: Yuta Okkotsu is also one of the few sorcerers who is capable of performing the mighty Black Flash technique.

Copy Cursed Techniques

A picture of Yuta Okkotsu using copy technique from Jujutsu Kaisen 0.
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You have already seen Naruto’s Kakashi Hatake, The Copy Ninja, and admired his Jutsu copying techniques using the Sharingan. Well, we have Yuta Okkotsu in the Jujutsu Kaisen world to give Kakashi some competition. Yuta can copy cursed techniques flawlessly without using any additional tools or powers. His ability to copy techniques from other jujutsu sorcerers has to be one of his most important and powerful inborn talents.

In contact with Rika, Yuta can copy (learn) any cursed technique he sees and can repeat it effortlessly, even if that technique is exclusive to a specific person or clan member. As a result, Yuta has a plethora of copied techniques in his arsenal now.

This was first seen in the Jujutsu Kaisen: 0 movie during the fight between Yuta and Geto Suguru. Yuta was able to successfully employ Inumaki’s cursed speech, despite the fact that the technique had only been passed down within the Inumaki clan. As a result, Yuta possesses one of the most impressive abilities that no other sorcerer can match for the time being.

Reverse Cursed Technique

A picture of Yuta Okkotsu using reverse cursed technique from Jujutsu Kaisen 0.
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It is a unique technique that allows jujutsu sorcerers to transform negative energy into positive energy. It is mentioned that reverse cursed techniques can be used for a variety of purposes such as healing, disintegrating cursed spirits, and so on. However, it’s generally used for healing.

Okkotsu is a special case here as he can heal himself as well as others around him using the reverse cursed technique. Although it appears to be a simple technique, it is one of the trickiest techniques to master (even Gojo struggled with it at first) and only a few jujutsu sorcerers can use either one of the applications effectively.

Summoning Weapons

Yuta summoning a microphone with Rika's help
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Another surprising power we see from Yuta Okkotsu is the ability to summon anything he desires. Once again it is done with the help of Rika, the queen of curses acts as a storage to Yuta’s cursed techniques and tools. Therefore, Yuta can summon weapons and objects with Rika’s help anytime.

It was first shown in the movie once when he summoned a megaphone with the “Snake and Fangs” symbol of the Inumaki clan. After that, we have seen him repeat this technique often in the manga.

Yuta’s Domain Expansion: Authentic Mutual Love

Yuta's brand new domain expansion in Jujutsu Kaisen manga
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In Jujutsu Kaisen manga chapters 249 and 250, Yuta’s much-awaited domain expansion reveal took place. Yuta’s domain expansion was finally shown off in the manga and it is one of the best we have seen to date. His domain expansion is called Authentic Mutual Love (Shingan Sōai) and is based on Yuta’s innate copy technique.

That’s everything you need to know about the power and abilities of the special-grade sorcerer Yuta Okkotsu in Jujutsu Kaisen. We hope we were able to give you a clear explanation for the powers and abilities he possesses.

Yuta is shaping up to be one of the strongest characters in JJK, and we can’t wait to see what more he has in store for us. In the meantime, tell us your favorite Yuta moment from the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie (or the manga if you’ve read it) in the comments below.

When will Yuta meet Itadori?

Yuta will most likely meet Itadori after the Shibuya arc of the manga is complete, so it should happen at the end of season 2 or the start of season 3.

Can reverse cursed techniques be used against cursed spirits?

Apart from healing, the reversed curse techniques can be used to completely disintegrate the cursed spirits.

Is Yuta related to Gojo Satoru?

Yuta is revealed to be related to a supreme sorcerer from Gojo’s clan named Michizane Sugawara, making Yuta a distant relative to Gojo.

Where is JJK Yuta now?

Yuta is currently training with another sorcerer named Miguel in Africa, and he is expected to return after the manga’s Shibuya arc.

Who is stronger Gojo or Yuta?

According to Gojo, Yuta has the potential to become a legendary sorcerer on par with him. So, for the time being, Gojo has the upper hand, but we will see how things play out in the later chapters of the manga.

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