Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is a 2021 Japanese animated dark fantasy film based on Gege Akutami’s Jujutsu Kaisen 0 manga series, a forerunner to his Jujutsu Kaisen manga series. It was filmed by Sunghoo Park and written by Hiroshi Seko, with stars Megumi Ogata, Kana Hanazawa, Mikako Komatsu, Kōki Uchiyama, Tomokazu Seki, Yuichi Nakamura, and Takahiro Sakurai. MAPPA produces and Toho distributes the movie.
It follows Yuta Okkotsu, a young student who becomes a sorcerer and strives to control the cursed spirit of his childhood companion Rika Orimoto alongside other adept classmates at Jujutsu High. In addition to the plot about Yuta and his pals, the writers decided to enrich the original manga’s narrative by adding additional sequences about their mentor Satoru Gojo and his old buddy and adversary Suguru Geto.
Japan published Jujutsu Kaisen 0 in December 2021, followed by the United States in March 2022 and other areas throughout the year. The film earned excellent reviews upon its premiere due to its approachable narrative and Yuta’s story. In addition to the film’s soundtrack, MAPPA’s fight sequences were acclaimed.
Date of Release for the Dvd and Blu-ray of Jujutsu Kaisen 0 With English Subtitles is Available
On September 21, it was announced that “Jujutsu Kaisen 0” will be available with English subtitles on Blu-ray and DVD in Japan. This follows the initial release of the film a year ago. The film was released on December 24, 2021. In a frenzy of My Hero Academia and Demon Slayer films that have dominated the Japanese film industry.
Jujutsu Kaisen is a relatively recent concept. With only one season, Jujutsu Kaisen has catapulted to become the final pillar of the anime industry. With this film, Yuji has become one of the most recognisable faces in all of shonen.
The Yuta and Rika Story
The film is a flashback that tells the tale of Yuta Okkotsu and Rika. Yuta is another individual under Gojou’s care, like Yuji Itadori. However, by the time we meet Yuji, we have only heard about Okkotsu’s excellence in the first season. The film occurs one year prior to the events in the first season.
When the first-year students enrolled at the Jujutsu Technical School for the first time. Being in the same class as Panda, Maki, and Inumaki, Okkotsu emerges from his shell and learns to love those around him. Additionally, his success in the field of curses and sorcerers. We see the origins of characters such as Maki, who we’ve already met in season 1 of the anime.
Is Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Canon?
The one-shot manga series upon which the plot of the film is based is a prequel manga. The manga was published prior to the existence of Jujutsu Kaisen. However, as Jujutsu’s fame on the anime and manga market has skyrocketed over the years, the prequel has always been referred to as canon.
In addition, Yuta now has his own film and is included in the most current chapters of the manga. It is almost certain that both the prequel manga and the film are canon to the larger tale.
And even without the pressure of canon, I would suggest this film to any fan of the first season or the manga. It is a must-see for any fan of Jujutsu due to its incredible battle scenes and lore implications.
What Does the Release Indicate for Western Lovers?
With the publication of the film on Blu-Ray and DVD, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 will be available in every home and via a variety of internet services. However, you do not have to wait until September to view the film. The English dub of Jujutsu Kaisen 0 was released in select theatres across the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada on March 18, 2022, becoming the tenth highest-grossing anime film of all time.
Streaming and News About Next Season
Currently, it is not possible to stream the film online. Several sources have stated that the film will be available on Disney+ on July 8. MAPPA and thetealmango has already confirmed that they will return for the second season of the anime in 2023, in light of the project’s considerable popularity.
With the premiere of Chainsaw Man’s first season and the return of My Hero Academia for its sixth season, the shonen world is already on fire. The second season of Jujutsu will keep the fire blazing forever.
Reception of the Movie
Approximately 15,000 individuals attended the film’s midnight midnight screenings in 58 theatres on its opening day. Tickets sold out on the first day of sales, and theatres ultimately increased the number of screens. Originally, the film was scheduled to play at midnight on just 28 screens in 14 theatres in Kyoto, Miyagi, Tokyo, Osaka, Aichi, Fukuoka, and Hokkaido.
Toho, the film’s distributor, anticipated that the picture would sell over 1 million tickets on its opening day. The picture premiered at number one and grossed $23.5 million in its first three days of release. The film surpasses Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time as the highest-grossing film at the Japanese box office in 2021. The film has made 13.5 billion as of April 2022, making it the fifteenth highest-grossing film in Japanese box office history.
Review of the Movie
The film received favourable reviews from critics. The interaction between Yuta and the Curse of Rika was lauded for providing the former with a more unpredictable personality and the latter with terrifying undertones. The film has a 98 percent approval rating on the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, based on 44 reviews with an average rating of 7.8/10.
The site’s consensus reads, “Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie is an exciting, gorgeously animated present for lovers of the anime, with a tale that stands on its own.” Using a weighted average, Metacritic assigned the film a score of 72 out of 100 based on the opinions of seven reviewers, indicating “generally positive reviews.”