Is Gojo Related to Yuta in Jujutsu Kaisen?

Yuta and Gojo’s surprising connection.

by Areeba Khan
Satoru Gojo without blindfold
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Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie follows the story of Special Grade Cursed Human Yuta Okkotsu who is haunted by the Cursed Spirit of his childhood friend Rika. The high schooler is recruited by Gojo to study at Jujutsu High, and towards the end of the movie, Gojo informs Yuta that the two are distantly related thanks to sharing a common ancestor. But how exactly is Gojo related to Yuta in Jujutsu Kaisen? Let’s find out!

Beware spoilers for Jujutsu Kaisen 0.

How Are Satoru Gojo and Yuta Okkotsu Related? 

Both Satoru Gojo and Yuta Okkotsu are descendants of Michizane Sugawara, one of Japan’s big three vengeful spirits. Thanks to being descended from a common ancestor, the two share a blood-relation. This makes them, in Gojo’s own words, ‘super distant relatives.’

Related: What Happened to Yuta in Jujutsu Kaisen?

When Did This Relation Come to Light?

We find out about Gojo and Yuta’s surprising blood-relation towards the end of Jujutsu Kaisen 0. Gojo informs Yuta that he thought it was odd that Rika Orimoto, a girl with no background of sorcerers, turned into a curse powerful enough to be dubbed the ‘Queen of Curses’. So he had Ijichi Kiyotaka run a background check on both Rika and Yuta. 

Rika’s check showed nothing, but Yuta’s background was full of holes. On digging deeper, it came to light that Yuta was actually a descendant of Michizane Sugawara, same as Gojo. 

Were There Any Clues to Suggest the Two Were Related?

The bearer of Six Eyes and Limitless, Satoru Gojo is the head of the prestigious Gojo family. One of the three great sorcerer families, the Gojo family descends from Michizane Sugawara. While we don’t see much of the rest of the family, Satoru is tall and lean, with white hair and striking blue eyes. His personality is also brash and confident, famously declaring that he’s the strongest at every opportunity.

In comparison, Yuta Okkotsu seems like an ordinary kid aside from his status as a Special Grade Cursed Human. He’s got dark hair and dark eyes and, prior to coming to Jujutsu High, was a nervous high schooler who frequently got bullied. But despite their lack of physical similarities and vastly different personalities, Yuta and Gojo share a common ancestor. This blood relation wasn’t something fans saw coming, but it does help explain why Gojo and Yuta are so powerful, ranking among the 4 Special Grade sorcerers in all of Jujutsu Kaisen.

- This article was updated on October 17th, 2023

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Areeba Khan has been writing in the entertainment niche since 2020. Her favorite anime include Death Note, Monster, Code Geass, and Naruto. When she’s not watching or writing about anime, she likes to read, cosplay, and watch Christopher Nolan movies.