A new trailer for the movie ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0’ has just been posted, but when will the animated film be released in Japan and around the world?
In the weeks leading up to Jujutsu Kaisen’s Season 1 finale, reports circulated on social media that an online domain had been registered for a movie.
Just hours before the final aired on March 26e, this was confirmed with the announcement that a film titled “Jujutsu Kaisen 0” (also called JJK0) will be produced by MAPPA.
So what is Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie about, when will it be released and how can you watch the movie across the world?
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie: release date
The animated film Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is scheduled for release in Japan on December 24, 2021.
Along with the release of the first trailer, it was announced that Jujutsu Kaisen 0 would debut in winter 2021. Then, following an event in Japan, the production team went on to confirmed that the film would premiere in theaters on Christmas Eve.
However, fans should remember that this release date will only be for films theatrically released in Japan and no international premiere information has been released.
The most likely scenario is that the film will hit theaters outside of Japan a few months after its domestic debut in spring 2022 – similar to Demon Slayer: Mugen Train.
Film Jujutsu Kaisen 0: Intrigue
It has been confirmed that JJK0 will adapt the prequel story to the animated series, titled “Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical School”.
According to the Jujutsu Kaisen Fandom page, the film will adapt the Cursed Child arc. The story here is that of a young boy called Yuta Okkotsu, who is haunted by his childhood friend Rika.
Rika’s mind has been cursed and transforms into a cursed entity that mercilessly kills anyone she sees as a threat to Yuta.
Yuta is convinced to join Satoru Gojo’s Jujutsu High and begins practicing Jujutsu witchcraft, “alongside his new peers: Maki Zenin, a Cursed Tools user, Toge Inumaki, a Cursed Speech user, and Panda, an apparently speaking panda “.
“Through bonding with friends and being part of Jujutsu High, Yuta is starting to gain the confidence to feel alive. He is even starting to feel comfortable with his abilities. However, as the training progresses, Yuta learns that the dangers of the world of jujutsu extend far beyond those of evil spirits. – Jujutsu Kaisen Fandom.
Voice casting and staff members …
MAPPA returns to host Jujutsu Kaisen 0, with Toho at the helm of the cast.
Many of JJK’s Season 1 staff will also be returning to work on the upcoming film, with the director being Sung Hoo Park – who was in charge of The God of High School.
The main character (Yuta Okkotsu) will be voiced by Megumi Ogata. The 56-year-old voice actor is best known for her roles in Toilet-bound Hanako-kun, Assassination Classroom and Bleach.
Kana Hanazawa will play Rika Orimoto, whom fans will recognize in The Quintessential Quintuplets, Food Wars, Pokemon Journeys, and Demon Slayer.
According to the JJK Fandom page, the following cast members will reprise their roles in the upcoming film:
- Maki Zenin: Mikako Komatsu
- Inumaki robe: Koki Uchiyama
- Panda: Tomokazu Seki
- Satoru Gojo: Yuichi Nakamura
- Suguru Geto: Takahiro Sakurai
Streaming Jujutsu Kaisen 0…
At the time of writing, it has not been confirmed that Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie will be available on various streaming platforms.
However, if the film is released in a similar fashion to Demon Slayer: Mugen Train (Japanese premiere, followed by an international premiere and then an online release), then it’s a safe bet that the film will make its debut. debuts online at some point in 2022.
The movie Demon Slayer: Mugen Train was set to release internationally shortly after it opened nationally, with the pandemic causing all kinds of distribution issues.
Assuming Jujutsu Kaisen 0 will hit theaters worldwide by spring, HITC predicts the film will hit streaming platforms by June 2022.
This article will be updated as soon as more information about Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie is confirmed, so check back regularly!
By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]
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