This Wednesday, March 16, the film Jujutsu Kaisen 0 released in our cinemas. Released in Japan on December 24, the film is already presented as a phenomenon. Based on the eponymous series, the film could be viewed almost everywhere in France during previews. Only, faced with an overflow massively relayed on Twitter, the Grand Rex found itself forced to react.
/! Warning, the following contains spoilers for Jujutsu Kaisen 0 /!
overflows during a jujutsu kaisen session 0
In just a few years, anime have proven to be able to federate. MAPPA, ufotable, studios whose fame transcends Japan and conquers the West. Among the latest revelations, it’s hard to miss the rising star of the shonens: Jujutsu Kaisen. Prior to this peak in popularity, Gege Akutami’s work had been presented via a prequel, renamed Jujutsu Kaisen 0 to facilitate the link between the two works. A work adapted to the cinema which makes it possible to introduce new characters while offering an appreciable perspective on existing characters, main or secondary.
Only, it sometimes happens that this fervor, which is sometimes found in cinemas, goes too far. Regulars of dark rooms are no strangers to explosions of joy, laughter, applause or even loud chanting. Marvel productions have been confronted with this in particular lately, as have other sagas before them. But as on too many occasions, it sometimes happens that overflows occur. This Sunday, on Twitter, a video shot at the Grand Rex, the famous Parisian cinema, during a preview of Jujutsu Kaisen 0was massively shared.
Little preview of the disastrous atmosphere of the preview of Jujutsu Kaisen’s film 0 at the Grand Rex, they came just to scream and fuck up the mess. pic.twitter.com/UeLRFlpnRR
We discover spectators, standing, screaming, shouting and jumping, after the appearance of a character appreciated by Jujutsu Kaisen. A video that aroused strong reactions away from these spectators visibly unconcerned about the experience of the other fans present in the room. Faced with the criticisms and the names of birds that quickly flared up, the Grand Rex found itself forced to react. In a press release published on its official account, the cinema deplores “an overly restless crowd“during this session:
If similar overflows were to occur, the Grand Rex would be obliged to “react more firmly“. Spectators are warned. Whether this warning will suffice remains to be seen. Answer in the coming days, with a new preview scheduled for later this Tuesday, March 15, and screenings every day this week.