This article explains the reason for Rika Orimoto‘s strength, and death, how she became cursed, her relationship with Yuta Okkotsu, and her reappearance in the story.
Rika was the former lover of Yuta Okkotsu, and after that she haunted Yuta Okkotsu for many years as a special grade vengeful cursed spirit.
In the story, she is portrayed as a horrible vengeful cursed spirit, but before she died, she was a beautiful girl with a cute appearance.
We’ll start with a profile of Rika and then take a look at some of the scenes she appears in.
This article contains spiler of Jujutsu-Kaisen
- [Jujutsu Kaisen] Profile of Rika Orimoto! Age, height, weight, and voice actress.
- [Jujutsu Kaisen] The summary of the appearance scene of Rika Orimoto!
- [Jujutsu Kaisen] Rika Orimoto’s past! Where’s her parents?
- [Jujutsu Kaisen] Her encounter with Yuta Okkotsu and the reason for Rika’s death!
- [Jujutsu Kaisen] Rika Orimoto is a special grade vengeful cursed spirit! Is her strenght equivalent to Sukuna?
- [Jujutsu Kaisen] How’s Rika Orimoto back in the story?
- Conclusion of “[Jujutsu Kaisen] Rika Orimoto and Yuta Okkotsu are lovers! How Rika is back in the story?”
[Jujutsu Kaisen] Profile of Rika Orimoto! Age, height, weight, and voice actress.
The following is a list of Rika Orimoto’s profile.
In the story, she is deceased due to a car accident, but after that, she became a powerful cursed spirit and possessed Yuta Okkotsu.
And she mercilessly attacks anyone who bullies or harms Yuta.
Before she died, she was close to Yuta’s sister, but after she became a curse, she began to see her as an enemy because she was “a woman who was close to Yuta”, which resulted in Yuta’s separation from his family.
|age at death
|type of curse
|special grade vengeful cursed spirit
|Copy one’s technique
infinite cursed energy
|Other than Yuta Okkotsu
[Jujutsu Kaisen] The summary of the appearance scene of Rika Orimoto!
Here are some cute scenes and appearances of Rika, aka Rika Orimoto, in Jujutsu Kaisen.
Because she is deceased, her appearance is mainly in the reminiscence scene of Yuta Okkotsu.
Yuta looks very young at that time, but Rika has a mature appearance for her age.
Rika’s engagement ring to Yuta Okkotsu (Vol. 0, chapter 1)
In the 1st chapter of Jujutsu Kaisen volume 0, Rika Orimoto appeared in the reminiscence scene of Yuta Okkotsu.
In volume 0, Yuta was a freshman at a technical college, and the first appearance of Rika was 6 years ago.
On Yuta’s birthday, Rika gave him a present, which was an engagement ring, and Rika was cutting her finger. And she said,
Me and Yuta are going to get married when we grow up.
But after this, Rika died in a car accident.
And the ring that Rika gave to him is the key item that brings them together later on.
Rika’s encouragement to Yuta: “Hang in there, Yuta” (Vol. 0, chapter 1)
In the 1st chapter of Jujutsu Kaisen volume 0, on his first day at the technical college of, Yuta Okkotsu was suddenly asked to do practical training at an exocising of curses.
In this case, he and Maki Zen’in were paired up, but they were swallowed up by a huge cursed spirit at the site
And Maki was hit by the curse and was unable to move. Furthermore, two children were also there.
The only one who can move at that moment was Yuta, and at this time, he manifested “Rika Orimoto” by his own will for the first time.
While Rika was beating the cursed spirit to a pulp, Yuta carried Maki and the children on his back and moves to a safe place.
On the way, Rika, who has lost the upper half of her face, called out to him.
We can see that she is supporting Yuta wholeheartedly.
Rika and Yuta’s promise of marriage (Vol. 0, chapter 1)
At the end of the 1st episode of Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 0, Yuta Okkotsu is once again remembering the past.
It’s a continuation of the scene where Rika just gave Yuta an engagement ring as a birthday present.
Me and Yuta are going to get married when we grow up.
To which Yuta Okkotsu replied as
Then we’ll be together forever and ever.
At this time, Yuta also remembered his feelings for Rika, and he guessed that “maybe Rika didn’t put the curse on me, but I put the curse on Rika“.
And it was revealed in the last chapter that his guess was correct.
The parting of Yuta and Rika (vol.0, last chapter)
This is the scene after Yuta Okkotsu and Rika Orimoto defeated Suguru Geto in the final chapter of Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 0.
In order to defeat Geto, Yuta sacrificed himself to lift Rika’s limit of cursed energy as a last resort, and also repelled Geto’s “Maximum: Uzumaki” attack that “hits 4461 cursed spirits as one”.
And Yuta thought that he would die together with Rika, but here the curse of Rika was lifted.
As Yuta had guessed, Yuta had put a curse on Rika when she died.
The truth was that Yuta, who saw Rika’s head crushed in a car accident in front of him, unconsciously rejected Rika’s death, and since then the curse has haunted Yuta.
However, the curse was lifted and all of that ended, and now Yuta and Rika are truly parted.
[Jujutsu Kaisen] Rika Orimoto’s past! Where’s her parents?
The situation and relationship between Rika and Yuta is described several times in volume 0.
In fact, Rika’s past is quite tragic. When she met Yuta, her mother had passed away and her father had disappeared.
Here we will take a closer look at Rika’s past.
Rika’s mother died suddenly! Was it influence of the curse?
Rika’s mother died suddenly of unknown causes when Rika was five years old.
The story is told in the free space in the 1st chapter of Jujutsu Kaisen volume 0, but the detailed cause and how it happened are not known at all.
There is no possibility that it was an incident involving a curse.
Rika’s father went missing and disappeared while climbing a mountain.
Two days before Rika started primary schools, her father took her mountain climbing.
As it was winter, the mountain path was steep and the temperature was low, and during the climb, her father went missing.
Rika was rescued by a rescue team from a shelter near the top of the mountain, but her father was still missing.
Rika was taken in by her paternal grandmother, but the relationship was terrible.
After that, Rika was taken in by her paternal grandmother.
However, the grandmother was strongly convinced that “Rika killed her son“, and “Rika killed her son’s wife“, and the relationship was terrible.
Compared to Yuta, Rika is more mature for her age, perhaps because of her bad life experience due to her tragic childhood and bad treatment by her paternal grandmother.
[Jujutsu Kaisen] Her encounter with Yuta Okkotsu and the reason for Rika’s death!
As mentioned above, Rika’s mother died early and her father is still missing.
Her paternal grandmother is also as I mentioned earlier, so I thought that Rika would live a life of loneliness, but she unexpectedly met Yuta.
Let’s start with how they met and how they got to know each other.
How Yuta and Rika met and got to know each other?
Rika was rescued from a near-death mountain climb by her father, after which she was admitted to a hospital for tests.
After that, she was admitted to the hospital for a check-up, where she met Yuta Okkotsu, who also happened to be there with a bladder infection.
After that, Yuta and Rika played together a lot, and this is how they met and got to know each other.
Yuta and Rika’s relationship is that of lovers! The ring is her mother’s wedding ring!
After a while, Yuta Okkotsu and Rika Orimoto became lovers even though they are both 11 years old at that time.
And as I said at the beginning, Rika gave Yuta an engagement ring as a birthday present.
In fact, this ring is not a toy that a child would buy, but the wedding ring of Rika’s mother.
Rika took it from her grandmother’s wardrobe without permission, and although it is a simple design, it must be a very expensive ring.
Yuta has no way of knowing this though.
Rika died in a car accident when she was 11 years old!
Rika gave her engagement ring to Yuta Okkotsu and they even promised to get married, but right after that, Rika died in a car accident.
At that time, as I mentioned earlier, Yuta couldn’t accept Rika’s death, so he unconsciously put a curse on her.
Since then, for the next six years, Rika has become a vengeful cursed spirit that haunts Yuta’s body and watches over him at all times.
[Jujutsu Kaisen] Rika Orimoto is a special grade vengeful cursed spirit! Is her strenght equivalent to Sukuna?
So far we have talked about the beginning of the friendship between Rika and Yuta, the reason for Rika’s death, and Rika’s past episodes.
From here, let’s take a look at how Rika became a vengeful cursed spirit and how strong Rika, who was even called the “Queen of Curses“, is.
The true identity of Rika is a mass of changeable and bottomless cursed energy!
In the final chapter of the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 volume, in the battle of Geto, Yuta manifested Rika showed various techniques.
The one that stood out was copying the cursed words of Toge Inumaki and wiping out the crowd of small fish curses with the word “Die“.
The spell itself is a very advanced technique, but Yuta was able to use Rika’s “infinite cursed energy that can change at will” to perform such a remote task as copying the technique.
The cursed energy limit is lifted by kissing Yuta Okkotsu.
This is the scene where Yuta Okkotsu sacrificed himself to lift the limit of cursed energy.
In this scene, Yuta kissed Rika and said, “I will give my future, my mind and my body to Rika.” and “Let’s die together”, and Rika’s limiter was released.
In the end, he won the battle by beating Suguru Geto.
The only person who could beat Rika at this time was probably Satoru Gojo.
Succeeded in breaking the curse of Rika and went to heaven.
And with the lifting of the spell on Rika, she will no longer be in this world.
Finally, Rika said to Yuta,
Don’t come here too soon, okay?
See you later.
And then she left for heaven.
The King of the Curse “Sukuna” and the Queen of the Curse “Rika”
When she was possessed by Yuta as a special grade vengeful cursed spirit, Rika was so immensely powerful that she was called the “Queen of Curses” by Geto.
Incidentally, there is a curse who is called “the King of Curses“, very similar to this name.
This is another name for Ryomen-Sukuna, who also has uncommon power.
We’ll have to wait and see if it’s just a coincidence of the names of two characters with the same immense power, or if ‘Rika Orimoto’ and ‘Ryomen-Sukuna’ will have something to do with each other.
[Jujutsu Kaisen] How’s Rika Orimoto back in the story?
Rika was liberated from the spell and became a Buddha in Volume 0, but when Yuta finally appeared in chapter 137 of the main story, she also appeared again.
Then Rika appeared in chapter 142 again. This is Yuta”s technique “Rika“, so he manifested her for some reason.
It’s not sure that this “Rika” is Rika Orimoto, or different one for now.
Conclusion of “[Jujutsu Kaisen] Rika Orimoto and Yuta Okkotsu are lovers! How Rika is back in the story?”
In this article, I explained the reason for Rika’s death, how she became cursed spirit, her relationship with Yuta Okkotsu, and her reappearance in the main story.
When Rika was possessed, Yuta was in a state of unparalleled strength, and even in the goodwill event with the Kyoto school, he was overwhelmed.
And he was so powerful that he defeated Geto head-on, but after Rika’s curse was lifted, he had to say goodbye to Rika.
But now that she’s back on the scene, we can’t wait to see what happens next.
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