This year yet another anime has carved its name in the best Shonen anime list. We are talking about the Jujutsu Kaisen anime that premiered in October 2020. It completed its first season on 26th March 2021. It turned out to be one of the best works from MAPPA studios in competition to the likes of Attack on Titan. A few hours before the final episode aired, Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie (aka JJK0) was announced to the fans with release in 2021.
There are strong speculations of Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 in the pipeline, however, the announcement of the prequel Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 0 has made 2021 look brighter.
The film is based on the manga prequel Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Tokyo Toritsu Jujutsu Kōtō Senmon Gakkō (Jujutsu Kaisen 0: Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School) authored by Gege Akutami.
When is Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Movie Release Date?
During the “Juju Fes 2021” event held in mid-June in Saitama, a surprise announcement about Gekijō-ban Jujutsu Kaisen 0 (Jujutsu Kaisen 0 the Movie) was made. It will make its debut in Japan on Christmas eve, Friday, December 24, 2021. A promo video along with a visual was also released for the fans.
It was assumed that the global theatrical release will follow a similar pattern as done by Demon Slayer: Mugen Train. But now we have theatrical release dates for the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
To everyone’s surprise within a month of the Japanese premiere, Crunchyroll gave the dates for the theatrical release of blockbuster chartbuster in the United States and Canada. Jujutsu Kaisen 0 tickets will be up for sale from February 25 and the movie will premiere in more than 1500 theatres on Friday, March 18. The film will be screened in English dub and subs. No ratings have been given to Jujutsu Kaisen 0 but its runtime is of 105 minutes.
The official announcement says: “The dark fantasy film from TOHO Animation will be available in both English dub and subtitled,will arrive in more than 1500 theaters nationwide.”
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 premiere in the UK and other western countries has not been confirmed yet but it would be later than 18th March.
Crunchyroll has also given the date of the theatrical release of JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 across Australia and New Zealand. it is on Thursday, March 17th with tickets going on sale from February 23rd For more info check out the Funimation page https://weareani.me/3vq46m
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Trailer
Shueisha’s Jump Festa 2022 has set up the mood of Christmas celebrations for anime fans. The news about Bleach coming, followed by the new promotional video released for “Jujutsu Kaisen 0” has hyped everyone. The coming days are lit!
The final teaser trailer before the theatrical premiere of the movie in Japan is of 2:30 minutes duration. It packs emotions as well action sequences into one. It explores the relationship between Yuta Okkotsu and his childhood friend Rika. Their budding romance, however, turns into a nightmare when the latter dies an unnatural death. Death brings a curse on anyone nearby who has to face death. One can also see Yuta’s first encounter with Satoru Gojo, the strongest wizard who leads him to Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical School.
Toho Animation has once again not disappointed its fans. The incredible choreography previewed in the fight between the protagonist and Suguru Geto prepares Jujutsu’s fans for another treat. The question is will the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie break Demon Slayer the Mugen Train movie record in Japan. What are your comments?
In the meantime, check out the official trailer released after the Jujutsu Kaisen Season 1.
Jujutsu Kaisen Movie 0 Visual
In the “Juju Fes 2021” event, a new teaser visual of Jujutsu Kaisen Movie 0 was launched. Check it out
Jujutsu Kaisen Movie 0 Plot
The movie will adapt the Cursed Child arc from the manga by Gege Akutami. According to Fandom, the Cursed Child arc story is about a young boy Yuta Okkotsu. He is haunted by the spirit of his childhood friend Rika. The spirit brutally kills people who are seemingly a threat to Yuta. Yuta is convinced by Satoru Gojou to enrol Jujutsu high and work as a Jujutsu sorcerer.
“Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 0” prequel manga will serve as the source for the movie. If anyone is interested, the Viz website has made “Volume 0” free to read for everyone.
“Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 0” is not an arc from the main “Jujutsu Kaisen” manga series, as many people are debating. “Volume 0” and its sequel, the main “Jujutsu Kaisen” series, are two different instalments of the franchise.
“Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 0” continues to be very important to the lore with only 4 chapters long, hence it’s most suitable for a movie format. Each chapter of “Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 0” is 45-52 pages long. So each chapter should take around 20-22 minutes of runtime. Hence the “Volume 0” movie should be exactly around 80-90 minutes long if they don’t add or remove any scenes, a perfect run time for the movie.
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Characters
The cast for Jujutsu Kaisen Movie 0 has not been officially revealed. But with MAPPA at the helm, we can be sure of Satoru Gojou who voiced Yuichi Nakamura. The voice cast of the main characters Yuta and Rika have yet not be announced. The section will be updated as soon there is confirmation.
Where can I watch Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Movie Dub?
Jujutsu Kaisen Season 1 Dub was streamed by Crunchyroll outside Asia. It is currently available on Crunchyroll and HBO Max. It got dubbed in 5 languages, namely, English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German languages. JUJUTSU KAISEN season finale and the entire series can be watched right here on Crunchyroll. As of now, it is not confirmed whether the movie will stream online.
However, assuming that the movie follows Demon Slayer: Mugen Train (Japanese theatrical release, followed by global premiere and digital streaming), JJK 0 is likely to go for digital streaming.
Now coming to dates, if Jujutsu Kaisen 0 premieres globally in Spring 2022, fans can expect Jujutsu Kaisen release on streaming platforms to happen in Summer 2022.
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 first day first show record
Gekijō-ban Jujutsu Kaisen 0 (Jujutsu Kaisen 0 the Movie) premiered on 58 screens at midnight on Friday, 24th December 2021 in Japan. The first show at midnight was watched by a record 15,000 fans of JJK. Fans who attended the premiere show received a special volume of the manga “Jujutsu Kaisen # 0.5 Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School“. Cinemas have a stock of 5 million copies and they will be distributed till the stocks last. It is in all mood to break teh box office record of “Kimetsu no Yaiba: The Infinite Train” movie.
When the theatrical premiere was decided for Jujutsu Kaisen Movie 0, Tokyo’s TOHO Cinemas Shinjuku had planned two screens only. But the tickets sold out in a few minutes leading the Distributors to plan for a midnight show on 58 screens in 14 theatres. The cities planned were for Kyoto and Miyagi (locations linked to the series), plus Tokyo, Osaka, Aichi, Fukuoka and Hokkaido. The film also has IMAX screenings.
Planet Manga had earlier released the volume Jujutsu Kaisen 0 but soon it went out of print. However, a reprint is planned for February 2022.
“Yuta Okkotsu is a nervous high school student suffering from a serious problem: his childhood friend Rika has turned into a Curse and won’t leave him alone. Because Rika is not a whatever curse, his situation is noticed by Satoru Gojo, a teacher at Jujutsu High, a school where novice exorcists learn to fight curses. Gojo convinces Yuta to enroll, but he will be able to learn what he needs in time to face the Curse. that haunts him? “.
The manga has gone on an indefinite hiatus due to concerns over the health issues of Gege Akutami. However, the production works of Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 is in progress.
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie leak online
With only 12 days of debut in Japan theatres, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 has crossed the 6 billion Yen mark at the box office. However, as was to be expected in light of the extraordinary success of the franchise, the movie got leaked.
In the meantime, Studio MAPPA has shared a new promotional trailer lasting about 1 minute and 40 seconds in which one can see unedited scenes from the movie. Fans are of the opinion that the makers should at least release simulcast version of the movie. Let us know what you think in the comments box!