Jujutsu Kaisen Movie 0 (aka JJK0) has been confirmed for release in 2021. With information slowly pouring in, excitement for the film’s release is definitely on the rise. Jujutsu Kaisen has become one of MAPPA’s most successful releases along with names like Attack on Titan. With speculations of Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 also in the picture, the release of Jujutsu Kaisen prequel “Volume 0” only makes things better.
Fans are being showered with content from the series created by Gege Akutami, which is a currently ongoing Manga series serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump. Needless to say, the popularity of the series has skyrocketed after its release in 2020 with the anime adaptation by MAPPA
Jujutsu Kaisen has a huge viewership as one of the most popular releases of the past few years. It can be gauged from Jujutsu Kaisen ranking 33 in the best anime category of all time. On platforms, it is rated 8.8/10 on IMDb, 4.8/5 on Crunchyroll, 8.77/10 on MyAnimeList.
What is Jujutsu Kaisen About?
The plot for Jujutsu Kaisen revolves around Jujutsu Sorcerers in a world where Cursed energy emanates from every living being, rising from negative emotions. Yuki Itadori joins the Occult Research Club of his school. The Occult Club members discover a Special Grade Cursed Relic and in their curiosity, end up breaking the seal. Yuji is confronted but Jujutsu Sorcerer Megumi Fushiguro and in what turns out to be a disaster after unsealing a cursed talisman, Yuji swallows the finger of Ryomen Sukuna, The King of Curses and one of the most terrifying antagonists in the show.
Satoru Gojo, a Jujutsu Sorcerer and also Megumi’s teacher, sets out to help finally bring an end to the terror of Sukuna and keep Yuji alive till Sukuna is killed. The season ended with a “To Be Continued”, breaking in speculations about the release and production of Season 2.
Season 1 of the anime adaptation began its run in October 2020 and closed with a total of 24 episodes. In Japan, it premiered on MBS and TBS at midnight and later on streamed on Crunchyroll for global fans. The series has also been picked up for streaming on Netflix which is great news for the fans!
Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie Trailer
What does Jujutsu Kaisen Prequel “Volume 0” have in store?
The Official site for Jujutsu Kaisen Movie 0 was launched shortly after the final episode of Jujutsu Kaisen Season 1 aired on March 24, 2021. The Special Event for Jujutsu Kaisen held on March 28 2021 announced the release of Movie 0. The most curious factor of this film will be the appearance of Yuta Okkotsu, The third-year student at Jujutsu High we all have been hearing about and have only seen snippets of in the main series.
Jujutsu Kaisen Movie 0 will be narrating the story of Yuta Okkotsu and his childhood friend Rika who is afflicted by a curse. Satoru Gojou makes an important appearance in this story too as he tries to help the two kids by having Yuta enrol in Jujutsu High.
Jujutsu Kaisen manga Volume 0 will serve as the source material for Jujutsu Kaisen Movie 0. The Volume consists of only 4 chapters but the length of the volume suggests that the film will be longer than an average ONA episode. The arc covered in the volume, also called the Cursed Child arc, will have Yuta as the main protagonist. The events of the movie take place before the events of the first season of the anime. We will be seeing the return of Yuta Okkotsu in the Shibuya Incident Arc which is expected to be adapted in Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2.
The trailer for the movie shows a voice saying that The Night Parade of 100 Demons will be released and a new era will begin. For those unfamiliar, the Night Parade of a 100 Demons is a part of Japanese Folklore.
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Poster
When is Jujutsu Kaisen Movie 0 Release Date?
The Jujutsu Kaisen Movie 0 release date is set for December 24 2021 as announced at the Jujutsu Kaisen Event. In other words, it is Christmas eve. The upcoming MAPPA 2021 stage event may disclose more information for the upcoming film. There are also high expectations for announcements regarding Season 2 of the anime.
Jujutsu Kaisen Movie 0 premiere in December 2021 is only for Japanese theatres. As far as the international premiere is concerned, it is likely that MAPPA will announce a Spring 2022 release for Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2.
It will follow a similar pattern as the super hit Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, which will the movie releasing in theatres outside Japan a few months after its national debut.
Where Can You Watch Jujutsu Kaisen 0?
As of now, there is little known about the platforms which will release Movie 0. The release date for Japan has been fixed for December 2021. The US release dates seem to be leaning towards sometime in early to Summer 2022.
It is also likely that platforms like Crunchyroll will be adding the movie to their catalogue sometime next year. The official announcements by MAPPA will shed more light on this.
As of now, it is safe to assume that it will follow the same route as Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train that is set to release on various platforms, including Apple TV, Microsoft Store, Vudu, Google Play, PlayStation Store and Amazon.
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Characters
The cast for Jujutsu Kaisen Movie 0 has not been announced yet. The only one we can be sure of at this point is the presence of Satoru Gojou who voiced Yuichi Nakamura. Yuta and Rika will be in the movie but the voice cast along with other characters have not been announced yet. We will update the post as soon as announcements are made.
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