Rika Orimoto (祈おり本もと里り香か Orimoto Rika?) is a character in the Jujutsu Kaisen 0: Jujutsu High prequel series. She was the childhood friend of Yuta Okkotsu who tragically died when she was hit by a car.
Her spirit was cursed, transforming her into a powerful special grade vengeful cursed spirit worthy of the moniker “Queen of Curses” (呪のろいの女じょ王おう Noroi no Joō?).
Rika spent years haunting Yuta as a curse until he attended Tokyo Jujutsu High where he learned to unravel the curse on Rika’s spirit, finally allowing her to pass on to the afterlife.
- Kanji: 祈本里香
- Rōmaji: Orimoto Rika
- Alias: Queen of Curses
- Species: Human (Formerly) – Cursed Spirit
- Age: 11
- Gender: Female
- Hair Color: Black
Appearance Rika Orimoto
Rika was a young human girl with a small fragile frame, long black hair that reached her shoulders, soft eyes, and peach colored skin. She wore a sleeves black dress with a white collar decorated with hearts and black shoes.
Rika’s appearance as a vengeful curse was completely different. She was a larger monstrous curse with a large muscular upper body, long arms, and a tail like shadow that served as her lower body.
She had a single cycloptic eye that was normally hidden behind a shell that looks similar to a brain. Extending from her head were several tendrils, and she had long untrimmed fingernails as well as a mouth full of thin sharp teeth.
Rika Orimoto Personality
Rika was an innocent young girl and childhood friend of Yuta. She shared a special connection with Yuta and believed that she loved him. These continued on even after death.
As a vengeful spirit, Rika desired only to protect Yuta, but her great power often caused her to harm others in the process. While she had curse like instincts to attack anything that was a threat, Rika still listened to Yuta and restrained herself because of her love for him.
After being freed from her curse, “Rika” was still able to forgive Yuta and leave him behind despite his promise to pass on with her. Before leaving, Rika even told Yuta that she was happier spending time with him as a curse than when she was alive.
Abilities and Powers Rika Orimoto
Overall Skill: As a special grade vengeful cursed spirit, Rika’s power was unmatched. Fully manifesting Rika was considered a grave threat by the jujutsu higher-ups.
By only manifesting her arms she could easily bring harm to non-sorcerers and jujutsu sorcerers alike. Once Yuta trusted his connection with her enough to allow her to fully manifest, Rika power eclipsed that of nearly all other curses.
Suguru Geto, a curse manipulator with well over four thousand cursed spirits in his possession believes that Rika is without a doubt the undisputed Queen of Curses. He risked everything to gain her power and had he been successful, Geto expected to have exactly what he needed to destroy all non sorcerers.
With Rika’s aid, Yuta Okkotsu was able to defeat Geto and overpower all the cursed spirits he threw at them. She supported him with physical attacks and used her speed to keep him from danger.
To counter Geto’s Maximum: Uzumaki, Yuta broke the limits on Rika’s cursed energy, making her more powerful than ever before. However, following the bout, this resulted in the curse unraveling from Rika’s spirit completely after she decided not to punish Yuta for severing the bond.