A full breakdown of all the main characters
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is coming to cinemas around the world, and the animated film promises to bring in some interesting new characters while expanding the main series’ supporting cast. Here’s a breakdown of all of the film’s major cast – from newcomers Yuta Okkotsu (Megumi Ogata/Kayleigh McKee) and Rika Orimoto (Kana Hanazawa/Anairis Quiñones) to established fan favorites like Satoru Gojo (Yuichi Nakamura/Kaiji Tang).
Yuta and Rika are the main characters of ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0’
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Yuta Okkotsu and Rika Orimoto are the main characters of Jujutsu Kaisen 0, which takes place before the events of the main anime. Similar to Yuji Itadori (Junya Enoki/Adam McArthur), Yuta finds himself enrolled in Jujutsu High School and faces a secret execution. However, the reason for Yuta’s huge amount of cursed energy differs.
Yuta is linked to the cursed spirit of his childhood friend Rika, who died in a car accident when they were children. He doesn’t know how to control his connection with Rika or her immense power. This is why the directors of Jujutsu High consider him a threat, but it also explains Satoru Gojo’s interest in him. Gojo attempts to help Yuta unravel his and Rika’s curse, while training him to use it to his advantage.
As for Rika, fans mostly see her in flashbacks or in her cursed state. The latter is proving to be a force to be reckoned with. Of course, considering his cursed form’s attachment to Yuta, it’s clear that she’s still the maiden he once loved. His story and that of Yuta are tragic. It’s sure to leave fans in their feelings after watching the movie.
Satoru Gojo is back in this prequel movie
Jujutsu Kaisen fans already know and love Satoru Gojo, and they can expect a lot from this fan-favorite character in the previous movie. The Gojo we see here isn’t much different from the one in the anime. He has similar ideals and he cares about his students. This is not surprising since Jujutsu Kaisen 0 takes place only a year before the main storyline.
Still, the film gives viewers a chance to better understand Gojo. It also features plenty of action-packed moments – and who wouldn’t want to see one of the most powerful Jujutsu wizards in action on the big screen?
Suguru Geto gets more depth in ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0’
Suguru Geto (Takahiro Sakurai/Lex Lang) also plays a leading role in Jujutsu Kaisen 0and as usual, he gives the other characters a lot of grief.
Geto remains an antagonist in this prequel story, but the film sheds more light on his motivations. He mostly pulls the strings behind the curtain in the main series, but Geto takes on a more active role in the film.
Not only will fans get to see Geto in action, but they can better understand why he’s so determined to fight back at Jujutsu High School. They also get a deeper look into her relationship with Gojo, which goes deeper than you might think.
Maki, Toge and Panda get more screen time
Gojo and Geto aren’t the only characters from the main anime that appear in Jujutsu Kaisen 0. In fact, viewers will recognize Yuta’s classmates, who are all still in Jujutsu High School when Itadori enrolled.
That’s right, Panda (Tomokazu Seki/Matthew David Rudd), Maki (Mikako Komatsu/Allegra Clark) and Toge (Koki Uchiyama/Xander Mobus) are all back for this feature film. And fans will be able to see this trio in a new light. The film explores each of them through their interactions with Yuta, as well as their relationships with each other.
Seeing more of this trio will no doubt leave viewers wondering when Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 will arrive. Luckily, the movie should hold them back a bit longer.
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 currently playing in select theaters in the United States
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