Jujutsu Kaisen takes on a brand new dimension within the newest fan movie from RE:Anime.
The brand new video recreates a battle from the collection’ Kyoto Goodwill Occasion arc, which pitted the scholars of Tokyo’s Jujutsu Excessive in opposition to the sorcerers-in-training from the institution’s sister faculty in Kyoto. The fan movie focuses on one of many highlights from that arc, the battle between Tokyo’s cursed weapon specialist Maki Zenin and the Kyoto faculty’s speedy swordswoman Kasumi Miwa. The quick film was directed by Nik Shaw and Yoshi Sudarso, and stars Hana Wu as Maki and Julie Zhan as “Useless” Miwa. The movie was shot and across the LA River, and Shaw thanks the 2 actors for doing a battle scene throughout the physique of water, as a result of as Shaw and anybody who has ever been to Los Angeles will inform you, that river is “digusting.”
The Jujutsu Kaisen fan movie is only one of many live-action recreations of anime that the RE:Anime YouTube channel has created. The channel has additionally produced high-quality fan movies primarily based on Naruto, One-Punch Man, and Avatar: The Final Airbender. Shaw ends the channel’s newest video by revealing that they’re now engaged on a fan movie primarily based on Nakaba Suzuki’s Seven Lethal Sins.
Followers who wish to see extra of Maki’s beat downs ought to hold an eye fixed out for Jujutsu Kaisen 0. The collection’ first film is a prequel that does not characteristic the collection’ predominant character, Yuji Itadori, however it does star a number of of his older classmates, together with Maki. A brand new, action-packed trailer of the film was launched at this yr’s Leap Festa. The trailer reveals off most of the Jujutsu Excessive college students, together with the film’s central protagonist, Yuta Okkotsu, taking over Suguru Geto. The film opened in Japan on Dec. 24 and has already pulled in a document 2.69 billion yen (about $23.5 million USD,) and is on observe to be one of many highest grossing anime films of all time. Particulars for the film’s worldwide launch have but to be introduced.
Jujutsu Kaisen was created by Gege Akutami and was first revealed in 2017. In three quick years, it has turn into one of the fashionable anime and manga franchises on the planet, with over 60 million copies of the manga in circulation worldwide. An anime adaptation, produced by Assault on Titan studio MAPPA, accomplished its first season in March. Regardless of taking a two month hiatus in the summertime, Akutami’s manga collection topped stiff competitors from Demon Slayer and Tokyo Revengers and was the best-selling manga in Japan for 2021.