Jujutsu 0 Kaisen: the trailer for the latest Japanese anime blockbuster

The latest trailer for the prequel film is short, but features a few shots not seen in previous trailers, including a new shot of the film’s villain, Suguru Geto, using a familiar weapon against the main hero of the movie, Yuta Okkotsu, and his curse, Rika. The trailer is punctuated by the song “Ichizu” by the Japanese rock group King Gnu.

The first film in the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 series was released on December 24. The film had the second-best opening weekend in Japanese history and managed to rake in over 9.3 billion yen (about US$81 million) in its first month of release. For comparison, last year’s highest-grossing movie in Japan, Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0: Thrice Upon a Time, grossed 10 billion yen (about US$89.5 million) over its entire run. room release. Distributor Toho Co. Ltd. originally announced that it was expecting a total revenue of 10 billion yen for the movie Jujutsu Kaisen over its lifetime, but now it seems almost certain that this amount will be exceeded.

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 takes place a year before the events of the anime series, which debuted in early 2021. As it takes place before the series’ first episode, it does not feature the series’ usual protagonist, Yuji Itadori. Instead, the prequel tells the story of Yuta Okkotsu, a young man who is haunted by the spirit of his childhood sweetheart, Rika Orimoto. Rika’s soul has been transformed into a curse, a violent monster that feeds on the negative emotions of humanity. In order to master Rika’s curse, Yuji is brought to the mysterious Jujutsu High, a school for wizards, but his new education is cut short when he is drawn into the conflict between his new teacher, Satoru Gojo, and the vengeful wizard Suguru Geto.

Jujutsu Kaisen was originally created by mangaka and writer Gege Akutami in 2018. The series quickly became one of Japan’s biggest entertainment properties, with the manga reaching a circulation of over 60 million copies. in just under four years. The anime adaptation of the series was produced at MAPPA, the animation studio behind Attack on Titan: The Final Season and Yuri!! on Ice. Both the TV series and the sci-fi movie were directed by Sunghoo Park, who previously worked on God of High School.