Crunchyroll has unveiled a new trailer and additional images for its upcoming March 18 theatrical release of the 2D anime. Jujutsu Kaisen 0the long-awaited prequel to the series, Jujutsu Kaisen, based on the famous dark fantasy manga of the same name by Gege Akutami. TOHO Animation’s film will be available in English dub and subtitled and will arrive in over 1,500 theaters nationwide. It will also be released in select US-based IMAX theaters. Tickets are on sale in the United States and Canada, more information is available here.
In the film, after being haunted by the curse of his childhood friend Rika Orimoto, who was killed in a traffic accident 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 resolve to say and believe, “I want the confidence to say it’s good that I’m alive! ” and “While I’m at Jujutsu High, I’ll break Rika-chan’s curse.”
The animated series Jujutsu Kaisen is based on the best-selling manga of the same name, serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump, which has sold over 60 million copies in Japan. In the United States, the series is published by VIZ Media. The anime series was named Anime of the Year by the Crunchyroll Anime Awards in 2021. Crunchyroll and Funimation both have the entire series on their platforms, both subtitled and dubbed, so fans can catch up before see the theatrical experience.
Debbie Diamond Sarto is associate editor at Animation World Network.