In this article, I will explain the relationship between Yuta Okkotsu and Maki Zen’in from Jujutsu Kaisen, including how they met, how they got to know each other, and the possibility of a couple.
Yuta Okkotsu is a character who appeared as the main character in volume 0, the prequel to the main story of Jujutsu Kaisen, and Maki also appeared in volume 0.
There are no love stories or romance in Jujutsu Kaisen itself, but there are rumours of a couple between these two characters.
In this article, we’ll start with the first encounter between Yuta Okkotsu and Maki Zen’in, and explain their relationship in the chronological order of the story.
This article contains spiler of Jujutsu-Kaisen
- [Jujutsu Kaisen] A chronological explanation of the relationship between Yuta Okkotsu and Maki Zen’!
- When did Yuta Okkotsu and Maki Zen’in meet?
- In the beginning, Masaki Zen’in was cold to Yuta Okkotsu (Vol. 0, chapter 1)
- Maki Zen’in’s encouragement to Yuta Okkotsu (Vol. 0, chapter 1)
- Yuta Okkotsu and Maki Zen’in become friends! Is this a flag of couple? (Vol. 0, chapter 2)
- Panda gets a revelation (=couple prediction)
- Maki Zen’in fell in love? (Jujutsu Kaisen Vol. 0, chapter 3)
- Yuta Okkotsu treats Maki Zen’in, who is in a serious condition (the last chapter of Volume 0)
- Panda’s testimony about the couple between Yuta Okkotsu and Maki Zen’in (Volume 2, chapter 10)
- [Jujutsu Kaisen] Can there be a romantic relationship or couple between Yuta Okkotsu and Maki Zen’in?
- Conclusion of “[Jujutsu Kaisen] Yuta Okkotsu and Maki Zen’ are lovers? The possibility of couple!”
[Jujutsu Kaisen] A chronological explanation of the relationship between Yuta Okkotsu and Maki Zen’!
This section explains, in chronological order, how Yuta Okkotsu and Maki Zen’in met and how their relationship changed in the story of Jujutsu Kaisen.
Their relationship is mainly described in volume 0 of Jujutsu Kaisen, and there may be new developments, including coupling, in the future in this volume.
When did Yuta Okkotsu and Maki Zen’in meet?
The first time Yuta Okkotsu and Maki Zen’in met was in the 1st chapter of Jujutsu Kaisen volume 0, when Yuta Okkotsu was admitted to the Jujutsu technical college.
In the story, Yuta Okkotsu was possessed by a special grade of vengeful cursed spirit called “Rika Orimoto“, which was supposed to be executed by the jujutsu world as a “secret death sentence”.
However, due to Gojo’s power, this measure was put on hold and he is taken into custody at the technical college.
And when Yuuta Okkotsu, who entered the school as a transfer student, entered the classroom, Maki Zen’in, Toge Inumaki and Panda reacted to the presence of the curse of “Rika Orimoto”, which was overwhelming, and entered the battlefield.
Incidentally, Rika reacts to anyone who harms or bullies Yuta Okkotsu and automatically fights back, so Maki, Inumaki, and Panda had all been hit back and were covered in plasters and bumps.
It’s rather miraculous that they were able to get away with this after being hit by Rika’s counterattack.
In the beginning, Masaki Zen’in was cold to Yuta Okkotsu (Vol. 0, chapter 1)
In the 1st chapter of volume 0, when Yuta Okkotsu and Maki had just met, Maki poked him quite a bit.
At that time, Yuta Okkotsu was extremely introverted because he had a curse called “Rika Orimoto“, and he was bullied at school before he came to the technical college
And the members who bullied Yuta were put in a locker by Rika.
Fortunately, none of them are dead, but they are badly injured because they were forced into the locker, which should not hold four people by volume.
Not only these four bullies, Yuta Okkotsu has had this kind of experience with “Rika Orimoto”.
Because of this, he was afraid of interacting with people and had a mode of “just don’t hurt me” and “don’t get involved”.
When he first met Maki, she saw right through him and told him exactly what he thought.
Maki Zen’in’s encouragement to Yuta Okkotsu (Vol. 0, chapter 1)
When Yuta Okkotsu entered the school, he introduced himself to Maki Zen’in and the others, and then they started to practice of jujutsu.
Yuta Okkotsu and Maki Zen’in were on a mission to exorcise a cursed spirits in a primary school, but they were caught by surprise by a huge cursed spirit and both were swallowed up.
Furthermore, two children were also swallowed in the belly of the spirit, and both were dying from the curse.
When Yuta Okkotsu is dazed and confused, Maki asked him,
What do you want to do0!?
What do you want!?
What do you want to come true!?
To this question, Yuta replied.
I want to be needed by someone.
I want to have the confidence that it’s okay to live.
Hearing Yuta’s true feelings, Maki said, “Then exorcise the curse! Confidence and others will follow!”.
Then Yuta made up his mind and manifested “Rika Orimoto” by his own will for the first time.
Jujutsu Kaisen, Okkotsu Yuta’s technique “Rika” and strength!
This time the cursed spirit was also huge and quite powerful, but it was quickly minced by Rika.
When I saw this figure, I can’t help but understand the feelings of the upper management of jujutsu world who wanted to sentence Yuta to a secret death sentence.
And after Yuta Okkotsu and Maki Zen’in overcame the life-threatening mission together, their relationship will gradually become closer.
Yuta Okkotsu and Maki Zen’in become friends! Is this a flag of couple? (Vol. 0, chapter 2)
Yuta’s character has become much more positive than before.
After Yuta told his true feelings to Maki in the belly of the cursed spirit, he made up his mind to “remove the curse of Rika Orimoto“, and since then, he has been training with Maki every day in a stand-off with the practice sword.
By the way, because of the “Heavenly cursed binding“, Maki has no technique and almost no cursed energy, but has tremendous physical ability, so no matter how hard he tries, she is not a match for ordinary people.
[Jujutsu Kaisen] Maki Zen’in’s strength! What’s heavenly binding curse?
Even though Yuta had been rolled and beaten many times without exception, he still challenged Maki many times, and Maki Zentoin seemed to enjoy training with Yuta.
There are whispers of a coupling between the two from this point on.
Panda gets a revelation (=couple prediction)
Panda, who was watching Yuta Okkotsu and Maki Zen’in’s fight, was suddenly struck by lightning and had a revelation.
Before Yuta Okkotsu’s arrival, he had never seen anyone training with Maki in armour, and when he saw Maki enjoying training with Yuta, Panda was inspired to call Yuta.
Which do you like a girl with big-tits or small tits?
Yuta replied as “I like big tits decently“.
So Panda gestured to Maki with both hands, making a “circle” in front of her to indicate that “He is interested in you“.
(After that, a scuffle broke out between Maki and Panda.)
In this scene, it seems that Panda who likes to talk about love is out of control, but the fans started to talk about the couple between Yuta Okkotsu and Maki Zen’in.
Maki Zen’in fell in love? (Jujutsu Kaisen Vol. 0, chapter 3)
In the 3rd chapter of volume 0, Maki Zen’in told Yuta Okkotsu that she has almost no cursed energy and that she left home to look back at the members of the Zen’in family.
The Zen’in family is one of the three most prestigious families in the Jujutsu world, and their treatment of all children is determined by their “technique” and “talent as a sorcerer”.
However, due to her “heavenly binding curse”, Maki was treated as if she were not an human.
But after Yuta heard her story, he said,
I want to live a strong and straight life.
It was a casual comment, but his words were really moved for Maki.
In the scene, the embarrassed Maki left the place and scolded herself, but it seems that the words of Yuta was quite happy.
This scene is also one of the factors that accelerated the rumor of the couple between Yuta and Maki.
Yuta Okkotsu treats Maki Zen’in, who is in a serious condition (the last chapter of Volume 0)
In the last chapter of volume 0, due to the battle with Suguru Geto left Maki, Inumaki and Panda in critical condition.
Yuta Okkotsu moved them to a safe place for the time being and treated Maki with the reversal technique.
It is a very high technology that only Satoru Gojo and Shoko Iairi can perform, although Yuta Okkotsu did it easily.
When Rika was jealous of Maki, she tried to grab her, but Yuta said
That person is my benefactor.More than a butterfly,
More than a flower,
Treat her with respect…!
He scolded her.
From the way Yuta expresses himself, it seemed that he cared a lot about Maki.
Panda’s testimony about the couple between Yuta Okkotsu and Maki Zen’in (Volume 2, chapter 10)
This is the scene in chapter 10 of volume 2 of the manga, where Megumi Fushiguro introduced Maki Zen’in, Toge Inumaki and Panda to Nobara Kugisaki.
In this scene, when Megumi and Nobara were in the dark because of the death of Yujiitadori.
Then Maki, who didn’t know anything, comes to them and says, “What is this, a funeral!?“.
Then, from the shadows, Panda told her that a one year studet was really dead, and they finally understood the situation.
While Megumi introduced Panda to Nobara, Panda, who likes to talk about love, said
It seems that he has been suspicious of the couple between Yuta and Maki since volume 0.
[Jujutsu Kaisen] Can there be a romantic relationship or couple between Yuta Okkotsu and Maki Zen’in?
So far, I’ve introduced how Yuta Okkotsu and Maki Zen’in met and how they got to know each other.
As I mentioned at the beginning of this article, Jujutsu Kaisen is a battle-based story with almost no romance, so I’m not sure if there will be any scenes in the future that suggest a coupling.
What type of woman does Yuta Okkotsu like? (Volume 0, chapter 2)
First of all, Yuta Okkotsu’s preferred type of woman is not specifically mentioned, but in the 2nd chapter of volume 0, Panda asked
Then Yuta answered as “I like big tits decently“.
If you look at this answer alone, you’ll see that Yuta might be interested in Maki.
What is Maki’s favorite type of man? (chapter 15 of the anime)
After the ending of the 15th episode of the anime, the female characters from the Tokyo and Kyoto schools are interviewed about “What kind of man do you like?“.
You can see the interview of Maki from 0:02 in the video above.
And Maki’s answer was
If this was a “no jujutsu” interview, then the only possible students would be Yuji Itadori or Aoi Todo.
I’m sure you’ll be able to find something that works for you.
Yuta Okkotsu wears Rika’s ring.
Yuta Okkotsu has been wearing a ring on his left ring finger since he manifested “Rika Orimoto” in the 1st chapter of volume 0.
This ring was given to him by Rika (11 years old at the time) as an engagement ring before she died, and he connected with her through the ring after the 1st chapter.
And even after Yuta Okkotsu lifted the curse on Rika in the last chapter of volume 0, he still wore the ring, which showed how big Rika’s existence is in Yuta.
I think it might be a long time before Yuta Okkotsu couples up with another woman other than Rika.
What’s new in the official fan book?
In the “Jujutsu Kaisen Official Fan Book“, in response to the question about Yuta Okkotsu, “Has he ever fallen in love with a woman other than Rika Orimoto before or since?“.
Then the author Gege Akutami answered as
It seems that the possibility of a coupling between Yuta Okkotsu and Maki Zen’in has not been disappeared, although it seemed unlikely from the description of the ring earlier.
Conclusion of “[Jujutsu Kaisen] Yuta Okkotsu and Maki Zen’ are lovers? The possibility of couple!”
In this article, I have explained about the relationship between Yuta Okkotsu and Maki Zen’in of Jujutsu Kaisen, how they met, how they got to know each other, and the possibility of coupling.
In the story of Jujutsu Kaisen, there are almost no love stories, but Yuta Okkotsu and Maki Zen’in are one of the few “rumoured” combinations.
As the story unfolds, it seems more and more unlikely that there will be any talk of a coupling, but let’s hope they survive to the end of the story first of all.
You can read more about Jujutsu Kaisen here.