Jujutsu Kaisen fans know there is one truth in the series, and that is to not underestimate Yuta Okkotsu. The boy may not look like much from the outside, but his lean frame is brimming with cursed energy. These days, he’s using that power to achieve new goals at the Culling Game. And to achieve his dreams, Yuta just scored his biggest win yet.
The whole thing happened at the end of chapter 175 as Jujutsu Kaisen is back from his short hiatus. Creator Gege Akutami followed Yuta as he battled against one of the Culling Game’s top challengers, Kurourushi. The cursed spirit is a living cockroach, so fans knew this battle was going to be gross, but things quickly hit the fan.
At some point, Yuta ends up being grabbed by Kurourushi, and it looks like the wizard might be eaten by the cockroach. Even the other top performers think it will, but Yuta overcomes the odds as always. Although he wanted to avoid showing his true power, Yuta used a reverse cursed technique and delivered the blow…through his mouth.
Yes, you read that right. Yuta had no choice but to use his mouth to deliver the final blow. He aimed the technique’s output through his mouth, and to deliver a killing blow to the cockroach, Yuta locked lips with the spirit to make sure his attack hit.
Obviously, there are few people in this world who would kiss a life-size cursed cockroach, and Yuta is always one of them. He didn’t want to do it, but Yuta knew it was his best chance to win. Now he has to deal with the consequences of showing his hand, and Yuta seems to have caught the eye of the game’s top contender.
What do you think of Yuta’s last victory in Jujutsu Kaisen? Should he have gone all out against the cockroach so soon? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below or hit me up on Twitter @MeganPetersCB.