Yūji Itadori vs. Yūta Okkotsu: Who Would Win in a Fight?
Jujutsu Kaisen is known for its powerful characters and its brilliant fights, some of which are among the best animated in the history of anime. The second season is on the way after the first one premiered a while ago, and the prequel movie became a great success, and while we’re waiting for that, we have decided to compare two extremely powerful characters from the series. One of them is Yūta Okkotsu, the protagonist of the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie and, currently, a very important manga character, while the other is the series’ main protagonist, Yūji Itadori, who was, until recently, Sukuna’s vessel (before the latter took over Megumi’s body). In this article, you are going to find out who would win in a fight between the two.
Yūta is more powerful than Yūji and would win a fight against him. Despite all of his talent and his learning potential, Itadori would not be able to win against Yūta Okkutsu. Yūta was immediately recognized as a Special Grade Jujutsu Sorcerer, and although Itadori is definitely not weak, he is nowhere near Yūta’s level of power, which is why the latter wins this one easily.
Now that you have the short version of the answer, we are going to provide you with a detailed category-by-category analysis of the issue, presenting the characters in questions to you and giving you a point-by-point analysis that is going to help you understand why Yūta Okkotsu would be able to beat Yūji Itadori in a proper one-on-one fight.
Yūji Itadori is a Jujutsu Sorcerer awaiting promotion and a first-year Tokyo Metropolitan Magic Technical College student. He is famous for his superhuman physical abilities, which earned him the nickname “High School Tiger” during his days as a student at Sugisawa Municipal High School. As a vessel, he has an extremely rare ability to contain Sukuna’s soul without ill effects. These natural abilities allow him to see curses and damage soul modifiers.
The Exorcism School has recognized four Special Grade exorcists, and Yūta is one of them. Due to the great strength of Rika, whom he mistakenly cursed, Yūta was promptly registered as a Special Grade while Rika was still haunting him. In the 29th Tournament, he appeared to have defeated all of Kyoto’s students and, after freeing Rika’s Power Limiters, was able to defeat Suguru. Yūta may one day overtake Satoru, according to the latter.
The last two high-level exorcists Chōsō and Naoya Zen’in realized Yūji Itadori was considerably more strong than them when they confronted them. Particularly Naoya, who takes pleasure in his prowess, instantly joins forces with Yūta to avert any potential conflict. Comparing Yūta’s strength to Satoru’s, Chōsō counseled Yūji to avoid confrontation at all costs because doing so would result in certain death. But Yūta confesses that he lacks strength and is a fairly weak person, which he makes up for by arming himself with Cursed Energy.
We have to emphasize here, and that is something that will be applied to all the categories in our article, that we’re talking about Itadori’s own powers, not those that he had while Sukuna was in control of his body; Sukuna’s powers are separate, and we do not wish to confuse you by combining this. In light of that fact, we can only confirm that Yūta wins this point easily.
Points: Yūji 0, Yūta 1
Yūji is incapable of using any kind of cursed technique since he was not born with the innate talent for it. There is evidence that he could use shikigami or screens if he is trained in their use. Yūji can serve as a vessel, so despite his lack of innate ability, he is able to manipulate cursed energy since said ability comes from having ingested the fingers of the special grade curse, Sukuna, and he usually uses that power to reinforce his blows, increasing their impact.
According to Satoru Gojō, in the future, the techniques used by Sukuna could become part of Itadori, and he would become capable of using them. It has been revealed that if Yūji were to ingest one of the Nine Cursed Wombs there would be two possibilities, either Sukuna in his current state would become a cursed womb, or the consciousness of the Nine Wombs would disappear and they would become Yūji’s cursed energy since Sukuna would finish them off.
The source of Yūta’s strength is Sugawara no Michizane, although it first became apparent when he turned Rika into a cursed spirit. Suguru, a voracious collector of potent curses, gave Rika the moniker “Queen of Curses” since she grew to be such a strong spirit. Rika has limitless Cursed Energy, which she can mold into any method because she is a curse.
While controlling Rika’s full power, Yūta performs high-level exorcism despite being a novice student. Indeed, as someone who had only recently studied exorcism, Yūta had yet to learn the ropes of controlling his Cursed Energy. He quickly learned to channel some of it into his ring or katana, but often relied on Rika’s full power rather than finely controlling it on his own.
Although Rika’s cursed spirit detached from him, Yūta retained the immense amount of Cursed Energy. He admitted that the amount of his Cursed Energy was even greater than Satoru’s. However, Yūta’s energy depletes much faster unlike that of his teacher, who can handle the energy expenditure perfectly thanks to his Sixth Eye.
The fact that Yūta has been immediately recognized and classified as a Special Grade, whereas Yūji’s skills and grade are unknown, tells us that Yūta clearly wins this one as well and that Yūji simply isn’t on his level.
Points: Yūji 0, Yūta 2
Yūji is a talented fighter who can utilize discretion and land-crushing blows. Yūji can perform a finely tuned attack, which includes changing the power in his fist and ending his attack just before it connects. Yūji is an accomplished martial artist who is a master of Taido. Despite lacking any formal training, Yūji can swiftly grasp a weapon thanks to his strength and knowledge. It should be noted, though, that given his lack of skill, he finds it challenging to direct Cursed Energy into a weapon.
He wasn’t known for using force when he was in school and used to be fairly weak in this area. Even after attempting to flee while carrying two other kids and Maki Zen’in in his arms, he ran into too many obstacles. But in hand-to-hand fighting, he demonstrated tremendous agility, enabling him to strike his opponent with a variety of, if straightforward, blows. His strength level can greatly increase when he is subjected to insane outbursts.
His fighting skills are undoubtedly Yūji’s forte, and what he lacks in skill, he compensates with his fighting abilities. This is what makes him such a formidable foe. Now, Yūta is also exceptional in this category, but when the two had their so-called “fight,” Yūji was able to take on Yūta, so we decided to split the points here.
Points: Yūji 1, Yūta 3
Itadori is a naturally curious individual who often thinks of new things to ask his teachers. Simple lessons are easy for him to comprehend, but he typically takes his time with the harder ones to pick them up quickly. He is highly adept at moving forward because of his long attention span. He was able to finish the first level of Satoru Gojō’s movie-watching training in a matter of hours, and even after learning from Aoi Todo, he continued to advance quickly and level up his strength and cursed energy utilization.
He is a young man with a strong desire to learn and has demonstrated the ability to catch on to the lessons of the Tokyo school rapidly. He picks up his theoretical and practical lessons incredibly fast, enabling him to use them in battle. He does, however, have some difficulties handling the enormous quantity of cursed energy he possesses because of his low level of intelligence. He can use a variety of cursed techniques because of his talent for mimicking other people’s movements.
Well, okay, Yūji Itadori is not stupid, but he is your typical shonen protagonist, more or less, which is why this category was never his forte, although he is capable of coming up with very smart solutions to certain problems; on the other hand, Yūta is a tactical genius, and that is why he wins this final point.
Points: Yūji 1, Yūta 4
Yūta would defeat Yūji, there is absolutely no doubt about that
And now for our article’s most important and interesting section – the analysis. Here, we will use what we have learned about these two characters and analyze how all these facts would (or would not) help them in a fight against each other. Let us continue.
Ultimately, it was clear that Yūta would emerge as the winner here. Yūta is an exceptionally powerful individual and was immediately recognized as a Special Grade Sorcerer, whereas Itadori is nowhere near that level. They are similar when regular combat is concerned, but that wouldn’t be enough for Itadori to win here.