Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Ending Explained: Who Cursed Rika and Why? and Did Yuta manage to defeat Suguru Geto?
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Jujutsu Kaisen 0 had just been released worldwide today. The film is the prequel of the Jujutsu Kaisen season 1 which tells the story of Yuta Okkatsu and Rika’s tragic loved story, his struggle with Rika’s Curse Spirit after her death.
In Japan, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 has collected more than 9.37 Billion Yen, and it marks the seventh highest-grossing anime movie of all time in Japan.
The Jujutsu Kaisen 0 ending and the post-credit scene left the fans asking for more questions like the next mission for Yuta? will we see him meeting Itadori Yuji in season 2?
Also, who cursed Rika in Jujutsu Kaisen 0? Do not worry if you have missed out on Jujutsu Kaisen 0 or looking for such answers after watching the film. In this article, we will explain what has happened in Jujutsu Kaisen 0.
Before proceeding, we want to inform you that this post will contain spoilers for Jujutsu Kaisen 0, so if you have missed out on Jujutsu Kaisen 0, we will recommend not reading this article.
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Ending Explained: Did Yuta manage to defeat Suguru Geto?
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 tells the story of Yuta Okkotsu, haunted by the cursed spirit of her childhood love Rika Orimoto. Rika died in a car accident, but her spirit still lingers around Yuta as a curse to save him from any situation. It is like the Curse is protected of Yuta.
Not being able to cope with the death of his love Yuta soon learns that Rika is with him as a Curse, which is overprotective of him.
Plus, because of the Rika’s Curse, many people have died as well. Jujutsu Sorcerers of Jujutsu High soon apprehended Yuta so that they could help him channel his powers and able to control Rika so that the Curse Spirit doesn’t hurt anyone else.
Yuta is depressed and lonely and wishes to die alone to prevent others from getting hurt by his powers. So here Gojo Satoru, aka Gojo sensei, helps Yuta train in Jujutsu High gain control over Rika’s powerful Special Grade Curse Spirit and use it for the good of people.
Soon Yuta started training with Maki Zenin, Inumaki, Toge and the Panda. Yuta managed to gain some control over Rika’s Curse.
He now wishes to help others by defeating cursed and evil spirits that haunt others. But soon, Yuta and Gojo Sensei learn that our main antagonist for Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Suguru Geto, who was once a student of Jujutsu High, now turned his back against them and works hand to hand with the Evil Curse spirits.
Suguru Geto wants to use Rika’s special grade curse spirit for his own objective; therefore, to stop him, Gojo, Yuta with his curse spirit Rita and the students of Jujutsu High battles with Suguru Geto and the evil curse spirits.
During the fight with Geto, Yuta finally manages to embrace Rita’s curse spirit completely and harness her powers. Finally, with that power, he manages to defeat Suguru and then we see Suguru sharing a chat with Gojo Sensei.
Suguru tells Gojo that he is late and tells him to kill him, but we see Gojo not doing that. He still lets go of Suguru, which he regrets, as we saw in the film.
Yuta finally learns about Rita’s Curse and decides to continue his fight in Jujutsu High to save the people from being killed by Evil Curse Spirit.
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Ending Explained: Who Cursed Rika and Why?
One of the shocking facts of Jujutsu Kaisen 0 was learning about the truth of Rita’s special grade curse spirit. It was revealed that Yuta was the one who had cursed Rita to turn into a Curse Spirit.
As revealed in the film, Yuta and Soturo Gojo are descendants of one of the Big Three Vengeful Curse Spirit named Michizane Sugawara. The descendants of Michizane Sugawara, like Yuta and Gojo, holds special magic powers, as this is passed through the DNA.
So when Rika was hurt in the accident and died, Yuta hoped that she could still be alive with her and become some spectral being and because he was the descendants of the Big Three Vengeful Curse Spirit, he awakened the special magic and used it unknowingly with the running emotion and scared being left in the world without his lady love, and that is the reason why Yuta was the one who cursed Rita because of which she turned into a cursed spirit.
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Post Credit Scene Explained: What’s next for Yuta?
Towards the post-credit scene of Jujutsu Kaisen 0, we see Yuta training with Miguel in Africa, and Gojo Soturo arrives; he informs Yuta that he is needed in Tokyo and needs to pack his bags.
This means he will now return to Tokyo because of the Shibuya Incidentas per the manga. This sets up season 2 for Jujutsu Kaisen entirely, as in season 2, we are expected to see Yuta finally meeting Itaodri Yuji, our main protagonist of the series.
The higher-ups of Jujutsu High will instruct him to kill Itadori Yuji. We will learn about that more in Season 2.
Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 is development stage and is expected to arrive in Winter 2023.
Below is the Trailer of Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie (Credits: JP Anime)