The prequel film of the acclaimed anime has already been released in other countries such as the United States, France or Germany.
jujutsu kaisen It is one of the most successful new anime in recent years, sharing that position with Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. Its first season managed to be one of the most commented and watched series by anime fans.
The anime is based on the manga by Gege Akutami and follows the story of Yuji Itadori, a student who swallows a curse and becomes the vessel for the powerful spirit called Ryomen Sukuna. For this reason, Itadori ends up joining a secret organization of sorcerers and strives to become one of them in order to defeat all the curses.
Itadori is trained by his master, Satoru Gojo, and works alongside Megumi Fushiguro and Nobara Kugisaki. This manga received an anime adaptation that premiered on October 3, 2020 by the esteemed Mappa studios.
The manga is actually a sequel to Akutami’s 2017 manga titled Metropolitan Course Technical School. After gaining great popularity Jujutsu Kaisen, the manga was renamed Jujutsu Kaisen 0 and is now considered a prequel to the Jujutsu Kaisen franchise.
Where is ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0’ set?
The film is set approx.e one year before the events of the anime series. The story revolves around Yuta Okkotsu, a character who has been mentioned several times in the first season and can even be seen in the second intro. So this movie primarily serves as a world-building for the Jujutsu Kaisen mythology.
The official synopsis of the film reads thus:
Yuta Okkotsu gains control of an extremely powerful cursed spirit and is enrolled in the Tokyo Prefecture Jujutsu Hight by sorcerers to help him control its power and keep an eye on it.
The film is part of the manga/anime canon and features some of the seniors and Itadori teachers. It is one more way to give prominence to the secondary characters, as well as to adapt this fantastic story from the manga.
When is ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0’ released in Spain?
Unfortunately, There is no release date in Spain yet. from Jujutsu Kaisen 0. Neither in theaters nor on Crunchyroll. Although everything indicates that it will be available on the specialized anime streaming platform sooner than fans can expect.
In the United States and Canada, it was released in theaters on March 18. While in several Latin American countries it did so on March 24. But in other places in Europe, like France or Germany, it was available on Crunchyroll in March as well.
Can you watch the movie without seeing the anime?
As we have mentioned before, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 you can perfectly enjoy without having seen the anime when it comes to a prequelas it follows several different characters in a totally independent story.
However, some small details about the anime can be missed because it is expected that the series has already been seen. Questions like What is a Jujutsu sorcerer? Or Who is Satoru Gojo? They may not be answered because these things are already addressed in the first season of Jujutsu Kaisen.
A resounding success at the box office
According to data from Box Office Mojo, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 has accumulated a total of 29,693,448 dollars, placing it in the #5 in its third weekend at the US box office. The film has been shown in 2,070 theaters and had a per-theater average of $951 over the weekend.
But it has not only been a success in the United States. In Japan, he managed to sell a total of 9.50 million tickets, raising more than 13.320 million yen, which would be almost billion euros. All this since its premiere in Japan on December 24, 2021. Today, it is the 19th highest-grossing film of all time in Japan.
What do critics say about the film?
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 almost got one perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes, having a 97% score by specialized critics and 98% by users in general. Slash Film calls it one of the best anime movies in years thanks to its action scenes and its complex and exciting story.
Animators enjoy depicting extreme violence. If that’s your thing (and if not, why are you watching this movie?), Jujutsua Kaisen 0 doesn’t disappoint.
Here’s what the Los Angeles Times review says, while the Guardian says it will appeal to fans and newcomers alike:
Bolstered by an electrifying script, this cathartic ode to the triumph of love is a delight for passionate fans and newcomers alike.
But all is not gold that glitters. FilmWeek dismisses it as something “pretty funny…But the narrative doesn’t make much sense”. It only remains to wait for its premiere in Spain to be able to know if they are wrong or not, although everything indicates that it will be a delight for those anime fans.
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