Fans of “Jujutsu Kaisen” will be treated to a very special event this year. Crunchyroll has announced the JJK OVA “Jujutsu Kaisen 0″ will make a theatrical debut this spring!
The dark fantasy film from TOHO Animation will be available in both English dubs and subtitled, and will arrive in more than 1500 theaters nationwide. The film will also be released in select U.S. based IMAX® theaters.
“JUJUTSU KAISEN 0” follows Yuta Okkotsu, a nervous high school student, who enrolls in the mysterious Tokyo Jujutsu High School under the guidance of Satoru Gojo after being haunted by the curse of his childhood friend. The film is based on JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 (JUMP COMICS / Shueisha), a prequel manga to the smash hit supernatural adventure series from Gege Akutami.
The anime series “JUJUTSU KAISEN” is based on the best-selling manga of the same title, serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump and has sold over 60 million copies in Japan. In the US, the series is published by VIZ Media. The anime series was named Anime of the Year by the Crunchyroll Anime Awards in 2021. Both Crunchyroll and Funimation have the entire series on their platforms, both subbed and dubbed, for fans to catch up on before seeing the theatrical experience.
“JUJUTSU KAISEN 0” is animated by MAPPA, and directed by Sunghoo Park. The film is being distributed in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand by Crunchyroll in association with Funimation, and in additional European countries by Crunchyroll and Wakanim.
When they were children, Rika Orimoto was killed in a traffic accident right before the eyes of her close friend, Yuta Okkotsu. Rika became an apparition, and Yuta longed for his own death after suffering under her curse, but the greatest Jujutsu sorcerer, Satoru Gojo, welcomed him into Jujutsu High. There Yuta meets his classmates, Maki Zen’in, Toge Inumaki, and Panda, and finally finds his own determination. Meanwhile, the vile curse user, Suguru Geto, who was expelled from the school for massacring ordinary people, appears before Yuta and the others. While Geto advocates for creating a paradise for only jujutsu sorcerers, he unleashes a thousand curses upon Shinjuku and Kyoto to exterminate all non-sorcerers. Will Yuta be able to stop Geto in the end? And what will happen to breaking Rika’s curse…?
Official Japanese Cast
- Yuta Okkotsu voiced by Megumi Ogata
- Rika Orimoto voiced by Kana Hanazawa
- Maki Zen’in voiced by Mikako Komatsu
- Toge Inumaki voiced by Koki Uchiyama
- Panda voiced by Tomokazu Seki
- Satoru Gojo voiced by Yuichi Nakamura
- Suguru Geto voiced by Takahiro Sakurai
You can listen to the Official JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 soundtrack on Spotify.
The film is not rated and has a running time of 105 minutes. Tickets go on sale in the United States and Canada on February 25th, the film will release on March 18th, 2022. You’ll want to jump on those tickets if you want to get good seating.