Director: Seong-Hu Park
Writer: Gege Akutami
Stars: Chinatsu Akasaki, Aya Endô, Kana Hanazawa
The highly anticipated film Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie 2022 will hit Western theaters on March 18, 2022.
Weeks after its Christmas release, Jujutsu Kaisen 0, the feature-length prequel to the hit anime series Jujutsu Kaisen, continues to lead the Japanese box office. With a current gross of 9.3 billion yen (or about US$81.8 million), the film has become one of the 50 biggest Japanese releases of all time. And now, studio MAPPA and TOHO Animation have set their sights on a US release.
Crunchyroll announced Tuesday that it will release Jujutsu Kaisen 0 in theaters on March 18 in the United States and Canada, with tickets going on sale starting February 25. Both the English dubbed version and the subtitled version of the film will be shown in “more than 1,500 theaters”. across the country,” according to a press release, with select showings in IMAX. Crunchyroll notes that release plans also include a release in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, France with CRG events, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands, Francophone Africa, and Latin America. .
Unlike the series, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 follows Yuta Okkotsu, a high school student under the wing of Satoru Gojo. By adapting Gege Akutami’s prequel manga, the MAPPA team created a story that stands alone and evokes the spirit of what people love about ongoing anime.
The film, which already opened in Japan last December, is finally headed to theaters in the United States Released and Canada. “TOHO Animation’s dark fantasy film will be available in both English dubs and subtitles,” reads the official announcement. “[It will come] to more than 1,500 theaters across the country.”
The film will arrive in the UK and other Western territories at a later date.
Based on the hit Jujutsu Kaisen manga series, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 tells the story of Yuta Okkotsu, a nervous high school student who enrolls in the mysterious Tokyo Jujutsu High School after being haunted by the curse of his late girlfriend.
In the Jujutsu Kaisen universe, curses are monstrosities made up of overwhelming negative emotions. And in this case, Rika Orimoto’s curse haunts poor Yuta. Under the guidance of his new tutor Satoru Gojo, Yuta seeks to break Rika-chan’s curse as he battles the forces of Suguru Geto, a powerful sorcerer who was expelled from the school for massacring ordinary people.
The film acts as a prequel to the hit TV series, giving us a glimpse into the history of the mighty Tokyo Jujutsu High School. It’s no surprise that this popular shonen anime is wowing fans and critics alike.