Ogata Megumi will play Okkotsu Yuta, the main character of the movie "Jujutsu Kaisen 0"! Special report and comments from the original author, Akutami Gege have also arrived!
The first film adaptation of the TV anime series "Jujutsu Kaisen", "Jujutsu Kaisen 0", will be released on December 24, 2021. Since the announcement of the film adaptation, there has been a lot of interest in "who will be voicing over" the main character of the film, Okkotsu Yuta, and this time, it has been revealed.
This work is serialized in "Weekly Shonen Jump" (published by Shueisha), a very popular manga series that has sold over 50 million copies (as of June 4, 2021).
The main character of the movie is Okkotsu Yuta, who lost his childhood friend Rika, whom he promised to marry, in front of him in a car accident and became possessed by her.
The curse of Rika's immense power hurts everyone around him. He has avoided relationships with people for most of his life, but when he meets Gojo Satoru, a teacher at Jujutsu High School, he vows to break the Rika's curse.
Okkotsu Yuta will be played by Ogata Megumi, who has played neutral characters, those with two sides, and those with strong personalities, such as Kurama/Minamino Shuichi in "YuYu Hakusho", Ikari Shinji, the main character in the "Evangelion" series, and Sailor Uranus/ Tenou Haruka in the "Sailor Moon" series.
The author of the original work, Akutami Gege, envisioned Okkotsu as "neutral, soft, and gentle, with large swings and drops of emotion," and Ogata Megumi was mentioned as an example of an actor who would be close to that image. The director of the film, Park Sunghoo, and the anime staff unanimously agreed on this decision.