‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0’ hardly sees the light of day because of this small detail (which has been key to its success)

The prequel film of the anime ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ has managed to raise more than 190 million dollars at the world box office

fans of jujutsu kaisen were quite surprised when it was revealed that after just the first season airing, the franchise will be releasing a movie in theaters. Something totally risky, as revealed by one of the executives after production.

The film would tell a prequel story to the manga created by Gege Akutami and hit theaters across Japan less than a year after the first season finished airing. This was another surprising decision that had fans wondering what they could expect from audiovisual content that has taken so little time to hit theaters.

But despite its worldwide success, this decision was not easy for those who were behind the film, since it would tell a story without the characters already known from the anime. Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is starring a new character that has only been mentioned above in the anime series. And while it did feature some characters from the main series, there were some initial questions about whether or not it was going to be a hit.

MAPPA’s executive director, Manabu Otsuka, has revealed that they were on the verge of not making it due to the issue that fans were not going to see it as it was starring another totally new character, but that finally the studio team was confident that the prequel it had enough independent history to be successful.

There could have been a risk. Because if you look at it from the perspective of ending the series and then seeing a movie that doesn’t have the characters that people are familiar with, it might have been a risk.

‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0’: The director explains the reason for this moving detail of Gojo Satoru

But then he explained that the story of the prequel stood on its own:

But when we looked at 0’s story, we saw that it was very powerful on its own. We were pretty sure fans would enjoy it on its own.

Although it might have been a risk, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 It has been a success around the world, reaching more than 190 million dollars at the worldwide box office. The story revolves around Yuta Okkotsu, a teenager who has been cursed since childhood. Although he hurts people for it, Gojo decides to take him into the Institute of Wizardry to use the curse to save lives.

The second season of jujutsu kaisen is expected to be released sometime in 2023. In the meantime, remember that MAPPA will be released this fall chainsaw man, one of the most anticipated anime of this year. Though next August 3 you can also enjoy in Netflix from another series of the same study entitled Kakegurui Twinwhose trailer you can see below:

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