ott streaming platform and worldwide release date of jujutsu kaisen 0 anime prequel have been confirmed.
In the weeks leading up to the end of jujutsu kaisen season 1 last year, reports circulated on social media that an online domain had been registered for an upcoming movie.
Just a few hours before the finale aired on March 26, 2021, this was confirmed with the announcement that mappa would be producing a movie titled ‘jujutsu kaisen 0’.
The film was released in theaters in North America and Europe in March 2022, but luckily, the OTT streaming platform and international release dates have already been confirmed. here’s everything fans need to know.
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jujutsu kaisen 0 is an important prequel story
jujutsu kaisen 0 is an adaptation of the anime series prequel story, titled “tokyo metropolitan curse technical school”, and the cursed child arc.
The film tells the story of a boy named Yuta Okkotsu, who is cursed by his childhood friend Rika after a horrible accident takes his life at a young age. Rika’s spirit has been cursed and she becomes a cursed entity that mercilessly kills anyone she deems a threat to Yuta, including classmates who repeatedly bully him.
Instead of facing execution, yuta joins high jujutsu with the help of gojo and begins training in jujutsu sorcery, “alongside his new companions: maki zenin, a user of cursed tools, toge inumaki, a user cursed speech, and panda, an apparently talking panda bear.”
“Thanks to the connections made with friends and finding his place in jujutsu high, yuta begins to gain the confidence to feel alive. he even begins to feel comfortable with his abilities. However, as the training progresses, Yuta learns that the dangers of the world of jujutsu go far beyond evil spirits.” – jujutsu kaisen fandom.
mappa returns to animate jujutsu kaisen 0, with toho leading the distribution. Fortunately, many of the Season 1 staff members have returned to work on the new film, with the director singing Hoo Park, which was in charge of the god of high school.
megumi ogata will voice the main character (yuta okkotsu) in the original japanese. The 56-year-old voice actress is best known for her roles in Hanako-kun in the Toilet, Assassination Classroom, and Bleach. Playing Rika Orimoto will be Kana Hanazawa, who fans will recognize from the quintessential quintuplets, food wars, pokemon journeys, and demon slayer.
In the English dub, Yuta is voiced by Kayleigh McKee, who previously played Rina in Beastars. While Rika is voiced by Anairis Quinones, who fans will recognize as Yelena from Attack on Titan and Rika from Wonder Egg Priority.
The following cast members will reprise their roles in the new film:
- maki zenin: mikako komatsu and allegra clark
- toge inumaki: koki uchiyama and xander mobus
- panda: tomokazu seki and matthew david rudd
- satoru gojo: yuichi nakamura and keiji tang
- suguru geto: takahiro sakurai and lex lang
jujutsu kaisen 0 impressed at the domestic and international box office
In March of last year, along with the release of the first trailer, it was announced that Jujutsu Kaisen 0 would debut in the winter of 2021. Then, after an event in Japan, the production team confirmed that the film would be released on Christmas Eve.
Fortunately, the pandemic did not affect the release of jujutsu kaisen 0, as the anime film debuted in Japanese theaters on December 24, 2021.
Nationwide fan response was outstanding, with more than a million tickets sold on opening day and topping the box office charts by earning more than $23 million in just three days. in fact, following its national release in japan in april, the film grossed over $110 million at the box office, although other reports put these figures at significantly higher, around $190 million as of august 2022.
incredibly, this makes jujutsu kaisen 0 the second biggest opening day in japanese box office history, behind only the phenomenon that was demon slayer: mugen train, that is, the highest grossing movie of 2021 in all the world and the fourteenth highest-grossing film in Japanese box office history.
jujutsu kaisen 0 was finally released in theaters outside of japan in March 2022 and was initially predicted to earn between US$8-13 million in its opening weekend; He would eventually earn over $17.7 million and come in second to Batman.
However, not all anime fans could find the time to go to the local cinema to see jujutsu kaisen 0 on the big screen, so what date will the film be released for ott streaming and on what platform will it be shown? the movie?
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jujutsu kaisen 0: ott streaming platform and release date confirmed
At the recent crunchyroll expo event, the streaming giant revealed that the jujutsu kaisen 0 film would be available for subscribers to view via its global anime platform.
crunchyroll also confirmed that jujutsu kaisen 0 would be released for ott streaming worldwide on September 21, though whether this includes subtitled and dubbed options has yet to be revealed.
The anime streaming service was the only major platform to simulcast Season 1 of the series last year outside of Japan. Also Crunchyroll, in association with Funimation, the team brought the film to theaters in North America and the UK in March.
crunchyroll’s news page was also the first outlet to share details about the North American theatrical release, headlining their press release as “crunchyroll to bring jujutsu kaisen 0 movie to theaters on March 18” .
Fans should note that while Funimation was distributing the film outside of Japan in collaboration with Crunchyroll, the new film is unlikely to make it to the streaming service. That’s because Funimation is merging with its Crusty counterpart following its sale to Sony last year for $1.175 billion. from the spring anime slate onwards, all simulcast titles will be exclusive streams on the crunchyroll platform.
Fans should also note that Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is highly unlikely to hit platforms like Amazon Prime, Netflix, or Disney Plus outside of Japan and other Asian territories for any significant period of time.
by tom llewellyn – [email protected]