Before we get to the main point of discussion here’s an insight into why Rika became the Queen Of Curses.
Rika Orimoto is a character in Jujutsu Kaisen O, which takes place a year before Itadori was introduced and Maki, Panda, and Inumaki were still freshmen at the Tokyo Jujutsu High.
How Strong Is Rika Orimoto In Jujutsu Kaisen?
Rika is powerful enough to summon a megaphone with ‘snake eyes and fangs’ like that of the Inumaki family. It allowed Yuta to imitate the cursed technique of the Inumaki family and increased his cursed power. It is seen during the fight scene when Yuta killed several cursed spirits by yelling ‘die’ at them. Rika has the ability to increase and decrease her size during a battle according to Yuta’s moves and can successfully block incoming blows. She can use the black sack of curse power to carry wounded comrades in battle.
About Rika Orimotos
Rika Orimoto was an innocent girl and the childhood friend of Yuta Okkotsu. She met Yuta for the first time at the hospital. Rika suffered from pneumonia which caused her to be hospitalized. One day while Yuta was passing by a room he saw Rika and was charmed by her beauty. Rika was especially close to Yuta, sharing a really special bond which made her believe she loved him and wanted to marry him in the future. Little did she know she was to die tragically being hit by a car. Yuta, traumatised and unable to accept her death witnessed in front of his eyes; unconsciously puts a curse on her to stop her from going to the other side. Rika’s spirit now cursed, transformed her into a powerful special grade vengeance spirit. Rika always wanted to protect Yuta, but unable to control her powers she went overboard and injured people around him. Rika haunted Yuta for years until he attended Tokyo Jujitsu High where he learned to control her.
A special grade vengeful spirit like Rika’s had unmeasurable power. It could annihilate a whole city if it went out of hand. Hence In case, Yuta was to completely manifest Rika, was a great threat to the jujutsu higher-ups. Only getting a hold of her arms was enough to deal with non-sorcerers and jujutsu sorcerers. For example Yuta’s entry scene in the movie where Maki, Panda and Inumaki were intimidated by just sensing Rika’s presence. Gojo revealed Yuta’s background as a descendent of Sugawara no Michizane, one of the three legendary Japanese vengeful spirits.
Suguru Geto’s Obsession
Suguru Geto, a curse manipulator with over four thousand cursed spirits in his possession, craved Rika’s power and wanted to steal her for himself. He called her the undisputed ‘Queen of Curses’. He did everything he could to gain her power. He decided that Rika was the ultimate spirit he needed to destroy all sorcerers.
Yuta Okkotsu was able to defeat Geto and all the cursed spirits. Rika supported Yuta with physical attacks and used her speed to protect him. Yuta broke Rika’s cursed energy to fight Geto’s Maximum: Uzumaki, releasing Rika in her most powerful form. Pure Love was the most influential attack by Rika. Seeing Yuta willing to sacrifice himself, and promising to leave with her after the battle unleashed her powerful Pure Love, which was able to defeat Geto’s Tamamo-No- Mae’s avatar.
In the end, Yuta successfully dispelled the curse and Rika could finally move on to the afterlife. According to the manga, despite Rika’s soul leaving Yutas side, Yuta has found a way to keep her cursed spirit alive, ready to help him. The cursed spirit is a copy of Rika. It can be summoned and can fight on its own as always. Yuta uses the cursed spirit to store cursed weapons, techniques, and even energy.
Jujustu Kaisen 0 Trailer
Jujutsu Kaisen released its trailer on 4th November 2021. If you have watched the anime, your curiosities about the mysterious and great Itadori’s senpai Okkotsu will be answered. If you read the manga then you are already familiar with our protagonist and his cursed spirit. The trailer shows beautiful and mind-blowing fight sequences and gives an overview of Yutas story.
Where To Watch Jujustu Kaisen 0?
Jujutsu kaisen 0 is yet to release its international release dates for India but has already confirmed its dates for US and Canada. Streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime Video; provide you with the movie. Renting or buying the movie from iTunes or Google Play is also an option.