Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Blu-Ray Art Highlights Relationship Between Yuta And Rika

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 was a worthy story detailing the days of Jujutsu Tech before Yuji Itadori was introduced to its supernatural halls, with the prequel film following the story of Yuta Okkotsu. Unlike Yuji, who struggles with the king of the curses residing within his body, Yuta's power has him in a tragic relationship with the love of his life who is bound to him thanks to Okkotsu's cursed energy. To help in celebrating the upcoming home video release, the Shonen franchise has released some tragic new art of Yuta and Rika.     

Jujutsu Kaisen's prequel movie has become the seventh biggest anime film of all time, pulling in hundreds of millions of dollars in profit in theaters around the world. While Yuta was first introduced in this prequel movie, fans should expect the events of the film, and Okkotsu himself, to return in the future of the anime adaptation, with the second season of MAPPA's popular production set to return next year.

Twitter User King_Jin_Woo shared the new art from the upcoming physical release, showing the human side of Rika before she is transformed into a monstrous, supernatural being as a result of the power of Yuta Okkotsu and his desire to keep her close to his own heart:

If you have yet to watch the prequel movie for yourself, Crunchyroll released an official description of Jujutsu Kaisen 0

"Yuta Okkotsu is a nervous high school student who is suffering from a serious problem-his childhood friend Rika has turned into a Curse and won't leave him alone. Since Rika is no ordinary Curse, his plight is noticed by Satoru Gojo, a teacher at Jujutsu High, a school where fledgling exorcists learn how to combat Curses. Gojo convinces Yuta to enroll, but can he learn enough in time to confront the Curse that haunts him?"  

The popularity of the Shonen franchise from Gege Akutami cannot be overstated, with Jujutsu Kaisen becoming one of the biggest sellers for Weekly Shonen Jump, especially following the release of its first movie. While it still has some territory to cover if it is hoping to overtake the likes of One Piece and Demon Slayer, who knows how much more popular it will become when season two arrives in 2023. 

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