Jujutsu Kaisen 0: the film will be released in cinemas in France

Prequel to the event anime, it will focus on the character of Yuta Okkotsu.

After the broadcast of the 18 episodes of his anime, which was a huge international success, Jujutsu Kaisen returns to the screens with a film announced for this year. Currently released in Japanese theatres, this feature film titled Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is as popular as its series. And faced with this success, the film which was to be broadcast only online will finally be released in French cinemas : this is what announces Crunchyroll, one of the anime’s streaming platforms.

From the manga of the same name signed Gege Akutami, the anime had made a lot of noise when it was broadcast in France between October 2020 and March 2021. Bold adaptation of Shōnen fantastic, following the adventures of Yūji Itadori as an exorcist receptacle of the most powerful scourge Ryōmen Sukuna, Jujutsu Kaisen quickly ranked after its broadcast as one of the biggest manga successes of 2021 in France, notably receiving the title of Best Anime of the Year at the Anime Awards 2021 hosted by Crunchyroll last February, and representing the best start of its publishing house Ki-oon with 275,000 copies of the paper format sold at the time of its first publication.

A resounding success which should be similar for Jujutsu Kaisen 0, prequel to the manga we know based on the first four chapters published by Gege Akutami in 2018 in Japan, and centered on the character of Yuta Okkotsu. This one, although only mentioned in the arc of Yūji Itadori, nevertheless appears as one of the most powerful exorcists of the universe created by Gege Akutami, close to the famous exorcist and teacher Satoru Gojo. In this feature film, which will therefore tell of his arrival at the school of exorcism and his reasons for fighting the plagues, fans will therefore find well-known characters, such as Gojo, but also the students Maki Zenin, Toge Inumaki and Panda, as well as that Suguru Geto, former student expelled from the school for having massacred ordinary people, and great villain of this story as that of Yūji Itadori.

If no date has yet been given for the French release of the film, a first trailer is already starting to tease the 105 minutes of the feature film to come:

Animated by the studio MAPPA (to whom we owe Gambling School, banana fish and the final season of The attack of the Titans) and made by Sunghoo Park, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 will be distributed in France by Crunchyroll in association with Wakanim.

Its synopsis : When they were children, Rika Orimoto lost his life in an accident in front of a close friend, Yuta Okkotsu. Since then, Rika comes to haunt Yuta who even wished his own death after suffering years from this curse. Until the day when the most powerful of exorcists, Satoru Gojo, welcomed him into the school of exorcism. Yuta meets fellow students Maki Zenin, Toge Inumaki, and the Panda, finally finding new meaning in his life. Meanwhile, a certain Suguru Geto acts in the shadows. This former student expelled from school for slaughtering ordinary people, appears in front of Yuta and his friends. Geto advocates the creation of a world reserved for those who possess occult powers. Thus, he plans to unleash a thousand curses on Shinjuku and Kyoto to exterminate all non-exorcists. Will Yuta be able to stop Geto? And what will happen to Rika’s curse?

The characters are dubbed, in the original version, by Megumi Ogata (Yuta Okkotsu), Kana Hanazawa (Rika Orimoto) Mikako Komatsu (Maki Zenin), Koki Uchiyama (Toga Inumaki), Tomokazu Seki (Panda), Yuichi Nakamura (Satoru Gojo) and Takahiro Sakurai (Suguru Geto).

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