The international release of Jujutsu Kaisen 0 has resulted in both commercial success and widespread acclaim from critics. Manga readers expected as much, I suppose.
You can think of JJK 0 as a prologue to the events of the main story. Jujutsu Kaisen 0: Jujutsu High is based on a 4-chapter limited manga by Gege Akutami that came out before the main JJK series.
The movie’s plot revolves around the JJK premise and sets up subsequent storylines effectively. For those unfamiliar with the series, JJK 0 is highly recommended, but for fans of the anime only, the film’s post-credit scene has generated incredible excitement.
SPOILERS AHEAD! This page contains spoilers from Jujutsu Kaisen.
There is, in fact, a post-credit scene in Jujutsu Kaisen 0 that not only wraps up loose ends from Season 1, but also sets the stage for Seasons 2 and 3.
Although it’s only a minute long, this scene serves as the official introduction of Yuta Okkotsu, the protagonist of the film, into the ongoing anime series.
What Happens in the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Post Credit Scene?
The after-credits sequence takes place in Kenya, Africa, and follows Yuta and his (former) rival Miguel.
The Old Mutual Tower, a distinctive feature of the Nairobi skyline, the savannah setting, and the presence of zebras and giraffes on screen after the credits all confirm that we are in Kenya.
Yuta and Miguel are out to dinner at what appears to be a popular spot in the heart of Nairobi.
His entire conversation consists of “Hey, long time no see.”
How Does the Post Credit Scene tie in with the Anime?
Unfortunately, Yuta doesn’t have a significant role in the anime. But he is clearly foreshadowed as a major player in future seasons, both by the way his name is repeatedly mentioned and by his impact on the story.
The post-credits scene provides explicit teasers for episodes where Yuta is mentioned.
Megumi, a fellow student at Jujutsu High, reveals that Yuta is on a mission overseas in episode 5 of the JJK anime.
She had previously mentioned that Gojo was away on business in Episode 1. That’s why they ran into each other.
In episode 6, Gojo discusses his career goals with the assistant principal, highlighting his relationships with two students: Hakari and Yuta. In a brief moment, we catch sight of Yuta, whose appearance has been altered. Gojo says that he’s a top-tier sorcerer who could one day outdo him.
To reassure his students that Yuji is still alive, Gojo gives them African amulets in episode 14.
The second opening sequence of the JJK anime features a cameo appearance from Yuta and Miguel. Both the opening and the end credit scenes feature them dressed similarly.
How does the Post Credit Scene link to the Manga in Jujutsu Kaisen?
In the scene after the credits, characters make direct allusions to JJK chapter 145.
After the Shibuya Incident, Yuta enters the main story during Itadori’s Extermination arc with the intention of eliminating Sukuna and, by extension, Yuji.
However, this does not occur, and Kenjaku and Gojo end up working together to foil their evil plan and rescue Gojo. For the past week, Gojo has been imprisoned inside the Prison Realm.
Through the Tombs of the Star, Megumi, Yuji, Yuta, Choso, Maki, and Yuki are able to communicate with Master Tengen. Tengen then talks about a specific Black Rope that could potentially destroy the Prison Realm.
The other cursed tool that can nullify jutsu and unlock the Prison Realm is the Black Key (the other cursed tool being the Inverted Spear of Heaven).
Both of these weapons were lost during fights with Gojo, it has been revealed. The movie JJK 0 depicts one such fight, between Miguel and Gojo, in which Miguel uses the Black Rope to counter Gojo’s jujutsu.
In Chapter 145, Yuta reveals that he and Miguel traveled to Africa to search for any remaining Black Rope, but their efforts were in vain.
In the after-credits scene, Gojo probably approaches Yuta and Miguel to advise them to find more Black Rope. Perhaps Gojo anticipated a time when he would require such a thing.
Why is Yuta with Miguelin Jujutsu Kaisen?
At first, Miguel was an antagonist, one of Suguru Geto’s commanders who wanted to see him become king.
The events of the Night Parade must have convinced Gojo that Miguel was an asset to the team. His misdeeds were overlooked, and he was conscripted without his consent to serve as Yuta’s trainer.
They return to Miguel’s birthplace in Africa, where a large group of sorcerers can help Yuta reach his full potential.
Strong Enough for what?
Many supporters think that Gojo anticipated Yuji’s need for protection. Gojo saw a lot of potential in Yuta, whom he compared favorably to Yuji, and encouraged him to train in jujutsu.
After the Shibuya Incident, when Gojo is trapped, Yuta, now one of the four Special Grade Jujutsu Sorcerers, returns to Tokyo.
What does the post-credit scene mean for the future of the anime?
The Death Painting arc was resolved at the end of Season 1 of JJK. It spanned the first eight volumes and ended with chapter 63 of the manga.
Next in the manga is Gojo’s Past arc, which, in a way, recaps the events of the JJK 0 film. Geto’s plan and the Night Parade of a Hundred Demons are revealed, and the story of Yuta and Rika is told.
A post-credits scene leading into the Shibuya Incident arc would be a seamless transition. Season 2 could explore the Shibuya Incident, and Yuta could return for the Itadori’s Extermination arc in the following season.