This is the real reason why Yuta Okkotsu does not appear in the Jujutsu Kaisen anime.
After the release of the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie, several doubts were raised about Yuta Okkotsu because he had not appeared in the first season of the anime, but he is one of the most important characters in the story. The plot shows how he entered the Tokyo Metropolitan Magic Technical College by having his deceased friend as a curse ** (hereinafter, SPOLERS). **
Despite having Rika’s help, Yuta is someone exceptional who can become a great shaman if he sets his mind to it. In fact, it has been confirmed that he is a distant relative of Satoru Gojo himself, so we can already get an idea of how impressive his abilities can be if they are developed. Next, we are going to explain why Yuta Okkotsu is taking so long to appear in Yuji Itadori’s story and when will be the moment in which these gifted characters meet.
Why Yuta Okkotsu only appears in Jujutsu Kaisen 0
Keep in mind that the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie develops its story before the plot of the anime starring Yuji Itadori. After Yuta confronts Suguro Geto and is victorious, Rika is finally released so that she can rest in peace after staying as long as a curse.
Later, Yuta is sent to study abroad to improve his powers with Miguel as a mentor (Geto’s former henchman), and for this reason, he has not appeared in the anime. Therefore, the training continues and at any moment he will return to Tokyo to demonstrate everything he has learned as a shaman, let’s remember that Yuta Okkotsu belongs to the second year group along with Maki Zenin, Toge Inumaki and Panda, so I it would take a year to finish his Jujutsu studies.
When will Yuta Okkotsu appear in Jujutsu Kaisen?
Yuta Okkotsu returns after the events of the Shibuya Incident, a terrorist attack organized by Geto where Satoru Gojo is sealed away to protect Yuta. As a result of this, Yuta is forced to become Yuji’s executioner to eliminate Sukuna and it is here when both characters meet. Yuji is going to have a certain friendly relationship with Choso for being considered one of his cursed brothers, while Yuta is going to be in charge of hunting him down to fulfill his mission, so possibly in the second season of Jujutsu Kaisen we will see some confrontation between these two such popular and powerful characters.