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Jujutsu Kaisen 0 the movie: Release date, screenplay, prequel … everything you need to know


Culture news Jujutsu Kaisen 0 the movie: Release date, screenplay, prequel … everything you need to know

Among the flagship works of the recent manga and Japanese animation scene, we undoubtedly find Jujutsu Kaisen. The adventures of Yuji Itadori are a real phenomenon, and fans of the series are impatiently awaiting the next season scheduled for 2022. This same year, it will also be the occasion to discover the film adaptation of the prequel released in 2017. Release date, screenplay, prequel … here’s everything you need to know about the movie Jujutsu Kaisen 0.

What is Jujutsu Kaisen?

Jujutsu Kaisen is a shōnen-type manga drawn and scripted by Gege Akutami. It has been pre-published in Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine since 2018. For our part, we owe the French version to publisher Ki-oon. Due to the author’s state of health, the series experienced a few breaks: one in February 2021 and the other in June of the same year. In view of the success of the work, an anime adaptation was broadcast between October 2020 and March 2021. It currently has a single season consisting of 24 episodes. As for the manga, it will soon reach its 167th chapter at the time of this writing (end of November 2021). For those who prefer the animated format, it will take patience, because the second season is not for now. Meanwhile, a movie named Jujutsu Kaisen 0 has been announced.

What is the release date of the movie Jujutsu Kaisen 0 in France?

The project was revealed shortly after the conclusion of the anime’s first season. Then, during JujuFes 2021, the event dedicated to Jujutsu Kaisen, the Japanese release date of this new production was revealed: December 24, 2021. Unfortunately for us, France will not have the right to a broadcast in simultaneous. However, do not panic, the film will obviously arrive in our country. After all, the manga and the series are so popular that it would be strange for the creators to deprive international audiences of this production. Only here, we have no specific window for the moment. As for season 2, it is possible to see the feature film arriving in the West during 2022.

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Again, this will be speculation, as little information has been revealed on the broadcast of Jujutsu Kaisen 0 in France. It is very likely to see it arrive in our dark rooms. Indeed, in December 2020, the Crunchyroll platform announced that Jujutsu Kaisen had exceeded 1.5 million views in France. In other words, this is the best start of a series on the simulcast service since it came to us over 8 years ago. Faced with such figures, one can only imagine the commercial impact of a theatrical release, if only for an event. However, fate may decide otherwise. Like season 1, the film will likely be available on Crunchyroll.

What is the storyline for Jujutsu Kaisen 0?

First of all, it is important to remember that Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is a prequel. Originally, the shōnen had a different name. It was called The Tokyo School of Exorcism, and was published during the year 2017, before seeing its 4 chapters combined into a single volume a year later. Subsequently, the craze for the manga was such that the author reset the counters by releasing a new series taking place in the same universe. Jujutsu Kaisen was born. Different main character, different antagonists, Gege Akutami has had a clean sweep. That being said, let’s get down to the story.

We follow the adventures of Yuta Okkutsu, a young man haunted by the spirit of his late childhood friend in a tragic accident. But it is not a specter like the others, since the little girl takes the form of a monstrous creature, protecting him against her will. It was then that a well-known character from the basic work appeared: Satoru Gojo, professor at the Tokyo School of Exorcism. The latter will propose to Yuta to train him in order to be able to face what haunts him.

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 was released before Jujutsu Kaisen. Nevertheless, the “sequel” of 2018 has become the main story. The Tokyo School of Exorcism then became a prequel to this other story and ended up changing its name. Race Result: Volume 0 takes place before Yuji Itadori’s adventures, although we don’t know exactly how long between the two tales. If new characters are obviously to be expected, it is above all the time to find familiar faces, starting with that of the protagonist Okkutsu and the exorcist Satoru Gojo.

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Who is directing and writing the film Jujutsu Kaisen 0?

Unsurprisingly, we find at the realization Park Seong-ho, who was also behind the animated series Jujutsu Kaisen. It is therefore a safe bet for the film, especially since it is adorned with a CV for the less qualitative. He worked in the past on Guilty Crown in 2011 and Fairy Tail in 2009. As for the transposition of the script from the manga to the screen, it is once again Hiroshi seko who took care of it. In addition to Jujutsu Kaisen, this big name in the field has notably lent its pen to the scripts of many other mythical animated series such as Kill la Kill and Mob Pyscho 100.

Who is working on the movie Jujutsu Kaisen 0?

Overall, the team that worked on this film is the same who worked on the animated series Jujutsu Kaisen. This has something to reassure the fans. Thus, the animation is once again in the hands of the MAPPA studio to whom we owe, among others, The God of Highschool and the final season of Attack on Titan. In addition, the music is composed by the brilliant trio consisting of Hiroaki Tsutsumi (Dr. Stone, Tokyo Revengers), Yoshimasa Terui (Houseki no Kuni) and Arisa Okehazama. On the side of the new faces, we have at the artistic direction the famous Higashi Junichi (City Hunter, Detective Conan), while the CG parts are handled by the artist Kentaro Kimura.

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