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Rika’s Enduring Presence: How Yuta Still Wields Power in Jujutsu Kaisen

Yuta’s relationship with Rika in Jujutsu Kaisen is a complex and evolving one, and it’s understandable why you might be confused about how she’s still around after the events of Jujutsu Kaisen 1. Here’s a breakdown of the situation:

In Jujutsu Kaisen 1:

  • Rika’s spirit becomes a powerful cursed spirit due to Yuta’s immense grief and cursed energy.
  • Yuta struggles to control Rika’s power, and their bond becomes increasingly destructive.
  • By the end of the movie, Yuta manages to break the curse and free Rika’s spirit, allowing her to move on peacefully.

However, in the main Jujutsu Kaisen storyline:

  • Yuta still possesses a form of “Rika,” but it’s not her soul. It’s explained that the “vessel” called Rika has become Yuta’s cursed technique.
  • This Rika acts as a sentient storage of cursed energy and tools for Yuta. She can be summoned and used in combat, but she doesn’t have Rika Orimoto’s personality or memories.
  • Yuta can now fully control this Rika, unlike his earlier struggles with the vengeful spirit.

Here are some key points to remember:

  • The Rika in Jujutsu Kaisen is not the same Rika as in Jujutsu Kaisen 1.
  • Rika Orimoto’s soul has moved on.
  • The current Rika is a manifestation of Yuta’s cursed energy and serves as his powerful technique.
  • While this Rika doesn’t have Rika Orimoto’s personality, she still represents their bond and Yuta’s desire to protect her memory.

I hope this explanation clarifies things! If you have any further questions about Jujutsu Kaisen or Rika, feel free to ask.

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