Director Sunghoo Park says the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 film will function utterly new content material.
In a brand new interview translated by Twitter consumer @soukatsu_, Park teased that even followers who’ve learn Gege Akutami’s authentic manga will uncover new issues within the collection’ upcoming prequel film. “There may also be some brand new depictions in the movie so that even those who have read the original manga can enjoy themselves to their hearts content,” Park mentioned. “I can’t give any spoilers, so I encourage everyone to enjoy the movie in cinemas with what we’ve shared with you so far,” Park added.
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The prequel film is ready earlier than the occasions of the TV collection, so the present’s central protagonist, Yuji Itadori doesn’t seem. As an alternative, the film explores the origins of Yuta Okkotsu, who seems as a supporting character all through the principle collection, and in addition fleshes out the backstory of different key characters such because the sorcerer Satoru Gojo and the villainous Geto. Park mentioned the assorted relationships that type the middle of Jujutsu Kaisen 0‘s story. “The highlight of the movie is of course, the story of Okkotsu and Rika as the main characters of Jujutsu Kaisen 0, as well as the relationship between Gojo Saotru and Geto Suguru, which was never depicted in the main anime series.”
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 will premiere in Japan on Dec. 24. Theater-goers might be given a particular booklet once they buy their tickets, which is able to embody a brand new chapter of the manga centered on Yuta, in addition to commentary from the forged and crew of the film, together with collection creator Gege Akutami. An internationally launch date for the film has not but been introduced.
The brand new film relies on a manga that was initially entitled Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical College, which was written and drawn by Akutami in 2017. The miniseries was printed a couple of yr earlier than Akutami launched the primary chapter of Jujutsu Kaisen, and launched the world and lots of the characters that might later return in Akutami’s extra well-known work. Following the premiere of Jujutsu Kaisen, the miniseries was renamed to mirror its connection to the principle collection and its place inside its timeline.
Jujutsu Kaisen was lately revealed to be the best-selling manga of 2021 in Japan by gross sales tracker Oricon. Within the three years because it premiered, the collection has already turn into one of many best-selling manga collection of all time, already surpassing the lifetime circulations of older collection comparable to Haikyuu!! and My Hero Academia. In response to the manga’s writer, Shueisha, the collection will surpass a circulation of 60 million copies by the tip of the yr.