Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie teaser


Jujutsu Kaisen is currently one of the most popular anime with its beautiful animations and intriguing storyline. Fans have been anticipating a movie release for a while now, and on 29th July 2021, the official website released the Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie teaser, hyping fans up even more.


Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie teaser animated by Studio MAPPA


『劇場版 呪術廻戦 0』特報【12月24日(金)公開】
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『劇場版 呪術廻戦 0』特報【12月24日(金)公開】

 

Most anime fans would probably know by now that MAPPA is well-known for producing beautiful animations. Shows the studio has worked on include Attack on Titan, the original Jujutsu Kaisen series, and even the Chainsaw Man teaser that was released earlier this year.

jujutsu kaisen 0: the movie teaser - opening scene
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TOHO Animation

Now, the teaser for Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie will be added on to this list. The 30-second-long teaser starts with a shot of a realistic 3D wedding ring, an item of symbolic importance in the movie’s story about love and curses.

jujutsu kaisen 0: the movie teaser - young yuta and rika
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jujutsu kaisen 0: the movie teaser - adult yuta
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The scene then cuts to the two new characters – Yuta Okkotsu and Rika Orimoto – with the camera circling around a young Yuta and a 11-year-old Rika. Yuta then grows up and Rika disappears – and it is implied that something ominous had happened to her.

jujutsu kaisen 0: the movie teaser - ending scene
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TOHO Animation

The short teaser then ends with Yuta mentioning that he will unravel the curse of Rika at the Tokyo Jujutsu High.


Storyline of the movie


Jujustu Kaisen 0: The Movie serves as a prequel to the original anime series, focusing on events and familiar characters in Tokyo Jujutsu High such as Maki, Panda, Toge and Gojo.

jujutsu kaisen 0: the movie teaser - rika curse
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TOHO Animation

The main story, however, follows the new protagonist Yuta. When he was a child, Yuta witnessed his childhood love, Rika, die in a fatal car accident right before his eyes. Her spirit, however, got transformed into a curse which continuously haunts Yuta – relentlessly protecting him by hurting those around him.

jujutsu kaisen 0: the movie teaser - gojo
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TOHO Animation

Not wanting to get others hurt, Yuta isolates himself until he meets Gojo, who offers him an opportunity to train at Tokyo Jujutsu High and free himself and Rika from the curse.


Fans hyped about the movie’s release


In the short 13 hours since the release of the Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie teaser, it had already garnered around 1.2 million views on YouTube, with its official Twitter post on the teaser having about 340,000 likes and 200,000 retweets.

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Fans of the popular series Evangelion are also talking about Yuta’s voice actress Megumi Ogata, who also voices the protagonist Shinji in Evangelion.

There is also a fan who quoted Yuta’s line in the teaser, saying that it sounds like something from an Evangelion movie.


Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie teaser & movie release date


Even though an international release for Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie hasn’t been announced yet, it will premiere on 24th December 2021 in theatres in Japan.

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Cover image adapted from: TOHO Animation

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