Jujutsu Kaisen movie USA release date confirmed for Winter 2022[Trailer]

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The Jujutsu Kaisen movie prequel will focus on the main character Yuta Okkotsu. Pic credit: Studio MAPPA

The Jujutsu Kaisen movie release date in Japanese theaters has been confirmed for winter on December 24, 2021.

The duration of the film is 105 minutes.

crunchyroll confirmed jujutsu kaisen 0 usa release date for march 18, 2022. check latest article for details on other territories such as canada, uk, ireland, france, germany, belgium, luxembourg, austria , switzerland, sweden, finland, netherlands, francophone africa and latin america.

The movie will be called the jujutsu kaisen 0 movie as it will adapt a prequel story arc called the cursed child.

The timing of the premiere date is not a coincidence, as most events in the manga’s history take place on December 24.

On December 23, 2021, the official twitter account told everyone in theaters to keep watching until the credits rolled. Without going into spoilers, there is a post-credits scene, but it does not directly confirm that the jujutsu kaisen season 2 anime television series is in production.

On July 29, 2021, the trailer for the movie Jujutsu Kaisen 0 confirmed that Megumi Ogata will play the main character Yuta Okkotsu. Ogata is the Japanese voice actor for Shinji from the Evangelion series.

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Rika Orimoto

Rika Orimoto plays a central role in the plot of the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie since she’s a childhood friend of the main character. Pic credit: Studio MAPPA

On October 20, 2021, the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie’s official website announced that voice actress Kana Hanazawa will play the role of Rika Orimoto.

anime fans knew it was coming since the jujutsu kaisen 0 movie official website was registered just a few days before jujutsu kaisen episode 24 release date on March 26, 2021. no new was released information on anime japan 2021 during the jujutsu kaisen special stage event, which took place on March 28, 2021.

the main japanese voice actor cast will be in attendance, which includes enoki junya (yuji), uchida yuma (megumi), asami seto (nobara), and nakamura yuichi (gojo).

Toho distributes the jujutsu kaisen 0 film and is produced by mappa animation studio, which is part of the anime production committee. The studio has given us anime like Garo, Punch Line, Yuri on Ice, Kakegurui, Inuyashiki, Banana Fish, Zombie Land Saga, Dororo, and Dorohedoro.

In 2021, Mappa was also working on the zombieland saga season 2, a chainsaw man anime, and the attack on titan season 4 part 2 anime.

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The Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie poster. Pic credit: Studio MAPPA

The returning staff for the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie hasn’t been confirmed yet.

For the first season, the Jujutsu Kaisen anime television project was helmed by South Korean director Seong Ho Park, who made his mark with Garo: Line of Escape and the God of High School Anime. notably, park has not been announced to be attached to any other upcoming anime projects in 2021.

Series Composition Writer Hiroshi Seko is responsible for adapting modern anime classics like Attack on Titan, Mob Psycho 100, and Vinland Saga. He is also known for his solid work on Ajin, Banana Fish, Dorohedoro, Inuyashiki, Kakegurui, and Levius. His original works include writing for Studio Nut’s anime Deca-dence, Wit Studio’s Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, and Studio Trigger’s Kill La Kill. hiroshi is already known to be working with david production on spriggan’s 2021 reboot.

  • updated jan 25, 2022: added jujutsu kaisen 0 release date in usa. uu.
  • updated Dec 13, 2021: added runtime.
  • updated Nov 5, 2021: added new jujutsu kaisen 0 trailer.
  • updated 27 Oct 2021: added jujutsu kaisen 0 key image.
  • updated 29 Jul 2021: added jujutsu kaisen 0 trailer.
  • updated June 13, 2021: jujutsu kaisen 0 release date confirmed. movie poster added.

this article provides everything known about the jujutsu kaisen movie (jujutsu kaisen movie 0) and all related news. as such, this article will be updated over time with news, rumours, and analysis. In the meantime, let’s delve into what is known for sure.

jujutsu kaisen 0 movie release date: December 2021 confirmed for japan

As predicted, the release date for jujutsu kaisen 0 is confirmed for December 24, 2021.

From a financial perspective, the jujutsu kaisen movie was a no-brainer. the first season won crunchyroll’s anime of the year award for 2021 and blu-ray disc/dvd sales are extremely high, even surpassing all combined first week sales of all recent seasons of attack on titan and my hero academy.

The initial announcement was a bit vague as it only mentioned winter and not a specific year. The anime industry generally considers fall to be the months of October, November, and December, while winter is January, February, and March.

So why announce winter and then pick a December 2021 release date? The anime production committee is probably hoping to replicate the crazy blockbuster of the Demon Slayer: Mugen Train movie. November-December and May-July are typically considered the best times for a blockbuster movie to have a chance at a blockbuster release, while January and February are considered the “garbage months” for bad movies.

therefore, the announcement was referring to “winter” in a general sense, which meant that the jujutsu kaisen movie release date in japan will be scheduled for December 2021.

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The key visual for the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie that was released on October 27, 2021. Pic credit: Studio MAPPA

Jujutsu Kaisen movie USA release date in March 2022

An international release with an English dubbed jujutsu kaisen movie is being planned to optimize its chances in the US. uu. theaters and other countries such as the UK, Canada and more.

This time around the calculations are a bit more difficult as the anime production committee and the company buying the international rights will want to avoid competing with a big name American movie that will outshine the jujutsu kaisen movie in 2022.

For example, the movie Dragon Ball Super: Broly was released in Japan in mid-December 2018, while in the US. uu. Funimation’s release date was mid-January 2019. Despite being considered a trash month, Broly set box office records for an anime film.

Similarly, the demon slayer movie release date in usa. uu. It was placed in April 2021. Setting it a bit before the May blockbusters is probably the smartest move, though the timing was largely forced by Covid-19 restrictions and the reopening of America. theaters.

Based on the same logic, the jujutsu kaisen movie release date in the usa. uu. is programmed for optimal exposure against the competition. therefore, the movie jujutsu kaisen u.s. the release date is March 18, 2022.

Jujutsu Kaisen Manga

In the anime’s first several episodes, Megumi mentions that Yuta is studying overseas and Gojo believes Yuta is one of the few students who have the potential to surpass him, alongside Yuji and Hakari. Pic credit: Gege Akutami

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie story based on Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 0: Cursed Child Arc

The film’s story will adapt the Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical School Jujutsu Kaisen 0 manga. Creator Gege Akutami originally created this story as a one-shot manga, but it was later retroactively re-labeled as a prequel to the main manga series by calling it the cursed child arc.

jujutsu kaisen 0 tells the story of yuta okkotsu, the victim of a special grade curse. this character is mentioned by gojo in the anime and since yuta plays a role in the shibuya incident arc, it would make sense for the anime to adapt the story.

Without going into spoilers, the cursed child arc of jujutsu kaisen largely revolves around yuta feeling responsible for his actions and trying to regain his confidence as he feels he doesn’t deserve to be alive.

here is the official summary of the viz media story:

yuta okkotsu is a nervous high school student who suffers from a serious problem: his childhood friend, rika, has become a curse and won’t leave him alone. Since Rika is no ordinary curse, Satoru Gojo, a teacher at Jujutsu High, becomes aware of Rika’s situation, a school where rookie exorcists learn to fight curses. Gojo convinces Yuta to enroll, but will he be able to learn enough in time to face the curse that haunts him?

the movie jujutsu kaisen 0 will adapt only four chapters. while that doesn’t sound like much, volume 0 is 200 pages long, which is 8 pages more than volume 1. therefore, the movie’s runtime needs to be longer than an ova episode.

Satoru Gojo

The Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 anime TV series is another flashback that will jump into Satoru Gojo’s past. Pic credit: Studio MAPPA

Jujutsu Kaisen 2 anime TV series could adapt Satoru Gojo’s Past arc

Anime fans are waiting for a jujutsu kaisen season 2 anime television series to be announced. while a second season is very likely in the long run due to the overwhelming popularity of the anime, based on the story arcs of the jujutsu kaisen manga series, it made more sense to create a movie first.

The first season adapted 64 manga chapters with 24 episodes, which means that the anime television series adaptation rate averaged about 2.66 chapters per episode.

As it happens, the manga’s next story arc deals with satoru gojo’s past. at 15 chapters, it would also have been a good choice for a jujutsu kaisen movie, as the running time would be about two hours or less, assuming the pace of adaptation stayed the same.

instead, jujutsu kaisen season 2 will start with the past gojo arc and then launch into the shibuya incident story arc, which is 58 chapters long, making it too long for a film adaptation. it is very likely that the second season will have at least two courses again.

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