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The first season of the marvelous Jujutsu Kaisen anime came to an end after it aired its 24th and final episode of the season, concluding what has turned out to be the most popular action series of the Fall and Winter anime seasons. A big announcement was also made that confirmed a movie in the works.
THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT
The big news was an announcement that a film, Gekijō-ban Jujutsu Kaisen 0 (Jujutsu Kaisen 0 the Movie), will open this winter. The film is based on Gege Akutami‘s Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Tokyo Toritsu Jujutsu Kōtō Senmon Gakkō (Jujutsu Kaisen 0: Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School) manga prequel story, with MAPPA animating again and TOHO distributing.
This new film will be serving a very important purpose for the anime’s future as it will go back in time and officially adapt the special prequel series, Jujutsu Kaisen 0. This new film, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 the Movie, is currently aiming for a Winter release in Japan (either the end of this year or the beginning months of 2022).
To go along with the announcement, a trailer and visual were also released. Akutami drew the visual of the character, Yuta Okkotsu, which is used as the anime film’s visual.
ABOUT JUJUTSU KAISEN
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 was released in the pages of Shueisha’s Jump GIGA back in 2017 before the series creator, Gege Akutami, revealed the full Jujutsu Kaisen series in the pages of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. Viz Media released the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 manga on January 5 and it describes the story as follows:
Yuta Okkotsu is a nervous high school student who is suffering from a serious problem—his childhood friend Rika has turned into a Curse and won’t leave him alone. Since Rika is no ordinary Curse, his plight is noticed by Satoru Gojo, a teacher at Jujutsu High, a school where fledgling exorcists learn how to combat Curses. Gojo convinces Yuta to enroll, but can he learn enough in time to confront the Curse that haunts him?
This prequel story has some very crucial elements needed to understand some of the plot elements and characters that will show up in a second full season of the anime. This series introduces the original main character, Yuta Okkotsu, who- like Yuji- is inflicted with a special-grade curse and has been marked for execution by Jujutsu society for his dangerous potential.
Akutami launched the main manga in Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in March 2018. The manga has 36 million copies in circulation, including print and digital copies.
Will you be among the first in line for this film?
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