TOHO’s prequel to the anime series, ‘Jujutsu Kaisen,’ based on Gege Akutami’s acclaimed dark fantasy manga of the same name, comes to theaters nationwide March 18; tickets for the U.S. and Canadian release are now on sale.
Crunchyroll has unveiled a new trailer and additional images for its upcoming March 18 theatrical release of the 2D anime Jujutsu Kaisen 0, the much-anticipated prequel to the series, Jujutsu Kaisen, based on Gege Akutami’s acclaimed dark fantasy manga of the same name. The film from TOHO Animation will be available in both English dub and subtitled and will arrive in more than 1,500 theaters nationwide. It will also be released in select U.S. based IMAX theaters. Tickets are on sale in the United States and Canada, more information is available here.
In the movie, after being haunted by the curse of his childhood friend Rika Orimoto, who was killed in a traffic accident right before his eyes, Yuta Okkotsu enrolls in the mysterious Tokyo Jujutsu High School under the guidance of Satoru Gojo. There Yuta meets his classmates, Maki Zen'in, Toge Inumaki, and Panda, and finally finds his own determination to say and believe: "I want the confidence to say it's okay that I'm alive!" and "While I'm at Jujutsu High, I'll break Rika-chan's curse."
The anime series Jujutsu Kaisen is based on the best-selling manga of the same name, serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump, that has sold over 60 million copies in Japan. In the U.S., the series is published by VIZ Media. The anime series was named Anime of the Year by the Crunchyroll Anime Awards in 2021. Both Crunchyroll and Funimation have the entire series on their platforms, both subbed and dubbed, for fans to catch up on before seeing the theatrical experience.