The anime and its fans are living great times, the rise and massification of these productions has allowed the premiere of several films from the series. Cases like Demon Slayer: Mugen Train from “Demon Slayer” or “Sword Art Online: Progressivve Aria of a Starless Night”are just some of the examples.
Even weeks before the end of “Shingeki no Kyojin”the rumor that the anime will end with a movie sounds strong, since the series will not cover the entire story.
In this way, the movies are an excellent way to extend the universe of an anime, tell different stories and enchant fans who will always want to see extra material.
This week it hits theaters “Jujutsu Kaisen 0”directed by Park Sung Ho and based on the manga of the same name created by Gege Akutami.
The film is a prequel to the anime series that premiered in 2021 and tells the story of yuta okkotsu, a young man who lives with the curse of Rika, his childhood friend, so he arrives at the Tokyo School of Sorcery where he will learn from Satoru Gojo. It is here that well-known characters such as Maki Zen’in, Toge Inumaki and Panda appear.
“Meanwhile, the evil warlock Suguru Geto, who was expelled from the Academy for murdering innocents, appears before Yuta and his friends. ‘On December 24 we will celebrate the Night Parade of the Hundred Demons’. While Geto supports the creation of an exclusive paradise for sorcerers, he unleashes a thousand curses on Shinjuku and Kyoto to exterminate all non-sorcerers. Can Yuta stop Geto? Will he be able to end Rika’s curse?” tells the official synopsis.
Perfect for fans and for those who do not know anime
The film strikes a perfect balance between enchanting fans with the appearance of various characters, and also captivating audiences unfamiliar with anime.
The story is told in a way that anyone can understand, as they explain basic things about the anime, such as curses, sorcerer ranks, and the role of each character. Being a prequel it is not necessary to know the story in its entirety.
On the other hand, fans will be able to enjoy the appearance of beloved characters such as Satoru Gojo, Toge, Panda, and Zen’in.
“Jujutsu Kaisen 0” manages to demonstrate once again why this anime is considered one of the best of recent times. The film is very well done, as it is fun and at the same time delivers a solid story with several action scenes, but also some emotional ones.
Fans should not miss the opportunity to see this production on the big screen, as they will enjoy it very much.
In addition, we recommend you stay until the end of the film, as a brief post-credits scene appears relevant to the future of the anime.
“Jujutsu Kaisen 0” can be seen in national cinemas from this Thursday, March 24.
- Original title: Gekijouban Jujutsu Kaisen 0
- Year: 2021
- Duration: 105 minutes
- Country: Japan
- Direction: Sunghoo Park
- Script: Hiroshi Seko. Manga: Gege Akutami
- Music: Arisa Okehazama, Hiroaki Tsutsumi
- Producer: MAPPA, TOHO Animation
- Gender: Animation