Jujutsu Kaisen is getting a new movie that is slated for the upcoming winter release in Japan. Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Movie will adapt Volume 0 of the manga which is the prequel to the current Jujutsu Kaisen anime. The movie will be animated by Studio MAPPA.
The spotlight of the movie will be on Yuta Okkotsu instead of Yuji Itadori while Maki Zenin, Toge Inumaki, and Panda will act as main characters instead of supporting roles as in the anime TV series.
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Movie Release Date:
In a new announcement by MAPPA it is confirmed that Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Movie will be released on 24th December, 2021.
|Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Movie Release Date||24th December 2021|
Also a new key visual has been released too. Check the key visual below.
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Movie Trailer & Visuals:
A visual has been released for the upcoming movie. In the visual, we can see Yuta Okkotsu being guarded by his curse Rika.
A new teaser has also been released. The teaser introduces Yuta Okkotsu as the main character of the movie as the events have taken much before the introduction of Yuji and Sukuna.
We can also see Suguro Geto and Satoru Gojo with white clothing wrapped around his eyes instead of the signature black blindfold.
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Movie Plot:
Yuta Okkotsu used to adore her childhood friend Rika Orimoto until she died in a car accident. Soon after transforming into a cursed spirit, Rika haunts Yuta Okkotsu.
Not being able to control Rika from hurting others, Yuta wants to be killed after being apprehended by the Jujutsu Sorcerers.
But, Satoru Gojo assures Yuta that he can help others with the power if he learns to control it and thus enrolls into Jujutsu High School where he meets Maki Zenin, Toge Inumaki, and Panda.
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Movie Staff & Cast:
Though the cast of the movie is not known yet, most of the staff from the anime should reprise their role while Yuta Okkotsu and his curse Rika’s voice actors are yet to be announced.
Regarding the staff of the movie, most of them should reprise their roles unless they have to change few members of the staff keeping in mind the numerous projects MAPPA is doing this year.
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Movie Animation Studio, Production:
The movie will be animated by Studio MAPPA which animated the anime series and will be produced by TOHO animation. Though the animation consistency of the anime was top-notch throughout the season, fans are worried about the animation quality of the movie considering how much MAPPA has on their plate this year.
To give you a clear impression, Studio MAPPA will be releasing Zombieland Saga: Revenge, original sports anime Re-Main, Action- fantasy anime Idaten Deities in the Peaceful Generation in 2021.
While Yuri!!! on Ice: The Movie and Chainsaw Man are under production, and Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2 is slated for early 2022 release. But knowing MAPPA they will release the movie within the first half of 2022 unless the pandemic hinders the production in the upcoming months.
With the overwhelming response and box office collection of the Demon Slayer: Mugen Train movie, it is obvious that other franchises will take the same route to recreate that success.
And MAPPA is doing the same by releasing Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Movie, but the difference is that rather than adapting the sequel arc of the manga it is adapting the prequel to introduce us to Yuta Okkotsu who has reappeared in Chapter 137 of the ongoing arc of Jujutsu Kaisen and will appear in the latter part of the anime when animated. Until the movie releases, you can read the manga from chapter 64 which carries on the story after the events of season one of Jujutsu Kaisen anime, and enjoy the most out of Satoru Gojo delicacy.
Official Website for the Jujutsu Kaisen Movie – https://jujutsukaisen-movie.jp/