Jujutsu Kaisen: Are Yūta and Maki a Couple? Here Are Some Theories!

Jujutsu Kaisen: Are Yūta and Maki a Couple? Here Are Some Theories!

The protagonist of the Jujutsu Kaisen 0, Yūta Okkotsu, is a character that certainly attracted the attention of a lot of people’s attention. Ultimately, people keep wondering why Yūta was not present in the anime series. We have already provided you with many articles about Yūta, and this one will be a continuation of that trend, as we are going to explain Yūta’s relationship to one popular character from the series, and that is Maki Zen’in. In this article, you are going to find out whether Yūta and Maki are a couple in Jujutsu Kaisen.

As things stand now, Yūta Okkotsu and Maki Zen’in aren’t a couple in Jujutsu Kaisen. The two of them are in the same year in the school, and they’ve known each other since the prequel movie, and while they definitely are close and have shared some bonding moments together, they are not officially a couple, and it is not known whether they are going to become one in the future.

The rest of this article is going to explore the relationship between Yūta Okkotsu and Maki Zen’in. We will explore the very nature of their relationship, some theories regarding the nature of their relationship, and whether there is any potential in this ship. This article won’t contain too many spoilers, but still, be careful how you approach it if you don’t know the whole story.

Are Yūta and Maki a couple in Jujutsu Kaisen?

Yuta was a lonely, quiet guy who experienced a lot of bullying as he was growing up. Yuta was not able to connect with others and lost all self-confidence since Rika haunted him for a large portion of his youth. Yuta found it challenging to communicate with others because of his anxiety or shyness. Yuta, who cared about other people with actual sincerity, decided to completely close himself off from them despite the fact that doing so would make him lonely. Yuta was described by Maki Zenin as an aimless, melancholy child. Even though he knew it to be true, he decided to train as an exorcist.

This made Yuta realize how much he really wants to be self-assured and believes that his life is worthwhile. Yuta slowly starts to engage with people normally while yet maintaining his bashful attitude. Making friends enables Yuta to develop his self-confidence and set the objective of assisting in Rika’s release because he thinks he is responsible for her transformation into a spiteful spirit.


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Yuta has grown a lot as a person, but he is still inherently nice and friendly. He is less bashful than previously and much more social with his friends and people in general. Yuta was more laid back when Satoru visited him in Africa, and his flamboyant teacher was quite taken aback to hear him crack jokes.

Undoubtedly, another significant difference is his improved ability to remain composed in stressful situations, make snap judgments, and take appropriate action. He also seems to realize his strength and has a lot more self-confidence, all the while maintaining a certain amount of respect for his master. All of this is done without disregarding his genuine concern for other people.

Yūta is a very complex personality and a character whose demeanor is truly quite intriguing. This, of course, especially when paired with his relationship with Rika, his former Curse, is quite relevant to understanding why Yūta is like he is and is also relevant for understanding the potential romance between him and Maki. But before we conclude anything, let us see what kind of a person Maki is.

Maki has a reputation for being obstinate and blunt. She has a strong will and is driven by her desire to get away from her exorcist family. Because she was born without the capacity to use dark energy, she endured torture from the Zenin her entire life simply because she was a woman and not an exorcist. She made the decision to leave the clan because, despite the conditions, she wanted to grow into a very strong person. She promised that she would return and take over as the next head of the Zenin family before she left.

Having been abandoned by her own family, Maki remains close to her peers, among whom she takes on the leadership position. When she is instructing them, she is extremely stern, irritable, and frequently angry. She has taught several of her peers how to correctly use a variety of weapons and things in order to see them get stronger as they fight alongside her. She was a young woman in her first year, a little direct and hot-tempered.

Her impulsive actions made it difficult to open up to others. When she realized she could be accepted by them, she was too hard on herself and made a determined effort to reject their generosity. She changed significantly alongside the rest of her classmates, starting in her second year, becoming considerably more docile, friendly, and empathic. She commands the respect of every pupil at the Tokyo Exorcism School, and Yuji was aware of her leadership qualities even before he met her. Maki is extremely professional and constantly focuses on the objective at hand. She obeys instructions and, if necessary, can cooperate amicably with family members.


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As you can see, Maki is quite different from Yuta in most aspects. She is a stubborn and energetic person, and while Maki has a very gentle and troubled side, she hides it by being explosive and assertive, unlike Yuta, who hides it by being shy and timid. Maki is a character who is vitally important for the series; in that aspect, she is irreplaceable. In spite of the tragedy that hit her in the recent events, Maki is still alive and well and dons the same personality as ever.

So, are Yuta and Maki a couple in Jujutsu Kaisen? The two of them have shared some common adventures, and they even shared a very intimate bonding moment in Jujutsu Kaisen 0, when Maki revealed her desires and ambitions to Yuta, to which Yuta reacted with a positive surprise, although in his typical shy manner. The recent chapters of the ongoing manga also showed that Yuta was quite happy to see Maki again, despite of what happened to her.

Although there is some potential for a relationship between the two, they are not a couple at the moment. First of all, there are far more important things than romance at this point in the plot. Secondly, Yuta has been absent for a long time, and while the two of them have become close friends, they haven’t really had the time to develop anything deeper and get to know each other better.

It is no secret that Yuta and Maki like each other in a friendly way and that they are, in a way, close. Whether there is potential for a relationship is currently not known, but there exists a solid foundation at this moment, and we’ll have to wait and see what Akutami is going to decide in the future. Despite their differences, both are quite emotional and have a gentle side, and their differences could be beneficial for both.

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