‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0’ – the movie: coming up in December 2021
Fans of Jujutsu Kaisen hope for a season 2. The 24 episodes of season 1 have been wildly successful. While there is no confirmation yet that a sequel is in the makings, here is another piece of good news: the release of “Jujutsu Kaisen Movie 0” has been confirmed. If you are missing your daily dose of Yuji’s adventures, it is a long wait. Luckily there are other ways of keeping busy in your free time, like grabbing some pa lottery bonus codes and trying your luck with dozens of online games. In the meanwhile, let’s find out some more details on “Jujutsu Kaisen Movie 0”.
The best part of it: there will be a fresh storyline! The movie is not patched together with bits of the episodes from season 1, as sometimes happens with popular series. Neither is it a sequel. Rather, it is a prequel taking place roughly a year before the start of the main anime. More good news: there is a new character taking center stage, the mysterious Yuta Okkotsu.
Yuta has not appeared in the anime series yet, but he has been mentioned there several times. Satoru Goju even speaks of him as one of the upperclassmen attending Jujustu High with the capability to surpass him one day. There is actually a lot to be discovered about Youta Okkotsu, in a manga series published a few years before the anime series. The author and illustrator are the same, Gege Akutami. The original title was “Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical School,” and it was serialized in Shueisha’s Jump GIGA magazine from April to July 2017.
When Akutami launched Jujutsu Kaisen in 2018, he retitled the manga as “Jujutsu Kaisen 0”. Okkotsu’s story in this way became a prequel to the anime series and was released as a stand-alone volume in December 2018. Viz Media licensed the English release in North America. The anime movie adaptation is the work of MAPPA studio, directed by Sunghoo Park.
“Volume 0” contains the story of young Yuta, a kid of 16 in the beginning. When explaining his connection to Jujutsu High and the other sorceres’ school students, the story goes into flashback mode. There is a tragedy in the past of poor Yuta, dating back to when he was a 10-year old child. His curse, which is also the root of his extraordinary power, can be found there.
We know a ring is involved, and a dark-haired girl, from a very short teaser released in August 2021. The movie’s website explains that Yuta lost his childhood friend Rika Kamoto to a traffic accident. She had just given him an engagement ring with a promise they were to get married once they became adults. Instead, her spirit will transform into the curse possessing Yuta.
He is depicted as a sensitive dark-haired boy who does not want to harm others. Joining Jujutsu High will save his life and help him turn the curse into a way to help people.