‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0’ is a masterful prequel that lives up to the anime series (and expectations)

The wait is over. This Friday may 27th finally arrives the cinemas of Spain ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0‘, the anime film that has already devastated half the world and that is the perfect intermission to calm down a bit until the second season of the series arrives.

The premiere of the film has become very difficult and these months we have been seeing how it has broken collection records and has sneaked into the top ten highest grossing anime films in history. so seeing how ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0’ has been sweeping with each new release, expectations are very, very high.

A fresh start

The movie of ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ focuses on yuta okkutsu, a high school student who lives in terror. When they were little, his childhood friend Rika died in an accident and turned into an evil spirit that is linked to him. The solution to Yuta’s troubled life seems to come when Satoru Gojō He convinces him to join a school where he can learn to control and use his curse, although his new classmates are not very keen on welcoming him.

As if this were not enough, enter the scene suguro getowho was expelled from the school of sorcery and who now aspires to exterminate those who are not sorcerers and create a world only for those who are like him.

‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0’ It is conceived as a prequel to the series, and part of the magic of the film is that it is not necessary to have followed the anime to enjoy it. It is a perfect introduction to the work of Gege Akutamisince it perfectly lays the foundations of the universe and presents us from scratch all the necessary concepts to be able to follow the plot and not miss anything.

Perhaps there is a bit of overexposure in the first part of the film to make it clear to us what a “curse” is and the most important points of the lore, so this introduction and the presentation of the characters can be a bit long. With all this, these introductions are well leveled with the moments of more action and each new character is given his moments so that we can get to know them better and understand this new world through Yuta’s eyes.

And it is that despite the fact that the film has several main characters and a fairly large cast, the times are very well managed and he manages to give each of the protagonists their little moments so that we become fond of them and they can show their skills.

Yes indeed, ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0‘ is also full of references to the anime series and it is a gift for the fansthat they will be able to further expand the history of some characters and appreciate more than one unexpected cameo.

Perfect balance between action and emotion

You can not not talk about the action sequences of the film, with infarct choreography and spectacular animation. The finish of the anime was already good, but TOHO Animation and MAPPA have reached new levels of quality with ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0’, with the latter reaffirming itself as one of the great anime studios of the moment with the film of Sunghoo Park.

Sorcerers In Jujutsu Kaisen 0

The rhythm does not drop at any time, with a very well managed mix between the most tense and action-packed scenes and the more relaxed intermissions. He also manages moments of humor very well, which are where they are needed to relieve tension and which do not become a ball when stretching the joke.

This is also very well carried out in the Spanish dubbing. Because finally Crunchyroll has been released with a dubbing in our country with ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0’ and has done it in style. The dubbing and localization are excellent and make you want the same team to handle the anime series as well. Especially Jaime Perez of Seville as Yuta Okkotsu and Angel Luis Martinez like Satoru Gojo they do a spectacular job and manage to give many nuances to their characters, and that it was not easy to measure themselves against a stellar dubbing in the original version led by Megumi Ogata.

Suguru Geto

And it is that, above all, ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0’ is also a very emotional film that makes you connect with its protagonist from the first moment. It is an emotionally charged film with a complex story that expands on the world and characters of the series and leaves us well on the way to the second season of the anime.

Because yes, there is a post-credits scene that should not be missed and that leaves us with even more desire for ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’.