How is Gojo Related to Yuta? Elite Lineage of the Strongest

Yuta Okkotsu is now a second-year student at Tokyo Jujutsu High. He is one of the big four Special-grade jujutsu sorcerers of the Jujutsu Kaisen world.

Gojo is a teacher of Tokyo Jujusu High and the one who trained Yuta from the very first days of his jujutsu sorcerer career. But their relationship is not just simple like that. Now, how is Gojo related to Yuta?

(You can easily find this information in Jujutsu Kaisen 0.)

Yuta Okkotsu is first mentioned in Chapter 10 of the manga series (Episode 5 of the anime). However, everything about him was still mysterious until the author made Yuta another series named Jujutsu Kaisen 0.

Yuta is the main character of Jujutsu Kaisen 0, and this is why he becomes a jujutsu sorcerer; his backstory and power are also shown clearly in this series.

The series starts when Yuta must get into Tokyo Jujutsu High after cramming four men into a cabinet. And the first person to contact Yuta is Gojo. Gojo was already a teacher at that time, teaching a class that included Panda, Inumaki, and Maki.

And Yuta was the one who was added to this class. He learned to become a jujutsu sorcerer and also learned how to control Rika.

Yuta and Rika

yuta okkotsu and rika ring

When Yuta was a kid, he met a lovely girl named Rika. They played together, and one day, Rika gave Yuta a birthday gift. It was a ring. She wanted that, when they grew up, they would marry each other. And Yuta was so happy with it.

However, a car accident happens, and Rika can’t be with Yuta as she wishes! But the soul of Rika is still nostalgic for Yuta. She cursed Yuta, turned into a cursed spirit, and she always stayed with Yuta from that event.

Yuta’s Training at Tokyo Jujutsu High

Yuta's training at Tokyo Jujutsu High

Back to the timeline of Jujutsu Kaisen 0, Yuta had a chance to work with Maki and Inumaki to exorcize cursed spirits. He quickly learns how to control his cursed energy, cursed techniques, and Rika as well.

But one day, Geto Suguru came to Tokyo Jujutsu High and announced his purpose. He would release 2000 cursed spirits in Tokyo and Kyoto. 

When the day comes, all the jujutsu sorcerers increase their vigilance to prepare for everything that will happen. 

Yuta Meets Geto Suguru

Yuta and Rika vs Geto

However, the only thing that Geto really wants is Rika – the cursed spirit of Yuta. So, he made this plan to split others from Yuta. When Yuta is alone, he will come and take Rika away with his cursed technique – Cursed Spirits Manipulation.

And Geto did what he planned.

They had a great fight. However, the winner was Yuta. The couple together uses beam energy to defeat Geto. Geto lost an arm because of this attack.

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After that, Gojo came and told Yuta breaking news. Gojo and Yuta are related to each other. However, their relationship is not just a teacher-and-student relationship. Yuta and Gojo are distant relatives. 

Yuta is a descendant of a person named Sugawara Michizane, and this person is related to Gojo’s clan

Everyone seems shocked about it. 

The reason is that Michizane Sugawara of the Jujutsu Kaisen world is considerable. He is one of the Three Vengeful Spirits and a famous jujutsu sorcerer.

Despite that, this is the only information we have about Michizane of the Jujutsu Kaisen world. But if we dig a little deeper into the legend of Japan, we will know that Michizane is built from the same character as Japan’s mythology.

Who is Michizane Sugawara?

Sugawara Michizane is a scholar, poet, and excellent politician of Japan in the Heian age. A myth of him is after dying in 903, AC. says he turned over the grave to live once again and get revenge on all the people who backbite about him.

This made him become one of the three Onryou of Japan.

According to the conception of Japan, Sugawara Michizane might become a God of Thunder (or Raijin) after dying. He also has another name is Tenman-Tenjin (or Tenjin for short)