Jujutsu Kaisen 0, set to hit Japanese theaters on 24 December 2021, has been slowly sharing more information as the release draws near. Today, we learned who will be playing the role of the main character Yuta Okkotsu, and also got a special trailer.
If you haven’t taken a dive into the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 manga, you owe it to yourself to do so because Yuta Okkotsu is a completely different character than the main protagonist we’ve come to love in the current anime series. If you don’t know anything about him, here is a bit of information:
Yuta Okkotsu is a nervous high school student who is suffering from a serious problem: his childhood friend Rika has turned into a Curse and won’t leave him alone. Since Rika is no ordinary Curse, his plight is noticed by Satoru Gojo, a teacher at Jujutsu High, a school where fledgling exorcists learn how to combat Curses. Gojo convinces Yuta to enroll, but can he learn enough in time to confront the Curse that haunts him?
For the upcoming film, it was revealed today that Megumi Ogata will be playing the role of Yuta Okkotsu. She has played roles such as Shinji Ikari in Neon Genesis Evangelion, Naoko in Doraemon, and Ryo Inaba in Kengan Ashura.
With there being some more time until the film releases in theaters, I think we’re going to be in store for a few more surprises and treats.