Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is already among the 50 most successful films in Japanese history — Kudasai

The animated feature film from the studios MAP, Jujutsu Kaisen 0, has sold 6,812,266 tickets for a gross of 9,310,477,450 yen (about 81.7 million US dollars) in the 31 days since its premiere on December 24. The film returned to the top of the rankings for the weekend of January 22-23, its fifth weekend at the box office.

The film has become the 50th highest-grossing film in Japanese history, surpassing films such as Code Blue, Arrietty, Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer Y Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. The film still has 4D and Dolby Cinema screenings scheduled to begin in Japan on February 5. Jujutsu Kaisen 0 it would also be number 49 among the highest-grossing films of Box Office Mojo that premiered in 2021 worldwide, above The Forever Purge, candy man Y Boonie Bears: The Wild Life.

The film continues to outperform Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time, last year’s highest-grossing film in Japan, which sold 5,088,007 tickets for a gross of 7,799,314,050 yen (about 71.7 million US dollars) in its first 42 days. This film ended its run at the Japanese box office with a total of 10.22 billion yen (about 88 million dollars).

On the other hand, Gege Akutami the publication of the manga began in the magazine Weekly Shonen Jump from the publisher Shueisha in March 2018. The work inspired a twenty-four-episode anime series broadcast in Japan from October 2020 to March 2021. It should be remembered that the video game for smartphones Jujutsu Kaisen: Phantom Parade will be available soon in the catalog QooApp in this link.

Production team

  • Seong-Hu Park (Garo: Vanishing Line, The God of High School) is in charge of directing the feature film at the studios MAP, reprising his role in the animated series.
  • Hiroshi Seko (Ajin, Banana Fish, Heion Sedai no Idaten-tachi, Inuyashiki) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts, repeating his role in the animated series.
  • Tadashi Hiramatsu (Abenobashi Mahou ☆ Shoutengai, Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu, Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana wo Kazarou) is in charge of character design, repeating his role in the animated series.

Sinopsis de Jujutsu Kaisen 0

Yuuta Okkotsu is cursed. Ever since his childhood friend Rika died in a traffic accident, her ghost has stayed with him. But her spirit doesn’t appear like the sweet girl Yuuta once knew. Instead, it manifests as a monstrous and powerful entity that fiercely protects him. Unable to control Rika’s violent behavior, Yuuta finds himself powerless to stop the bloodshed that follows his brutal revenge. As a result, when he is apprehended by the “Jujutsu” wizards, the world’s secret guardians, trained to combat forces like Rika, Yuuta wishes to be completely isolated so that no one else could be harmed.

However, his captor, the master sorcerer Satoru Gojou, has other plans for him: he will enter the Jujutsu High School and learn to control Rika to help people. Now, in his first year at this school, Yuuta begins to learn the arts of Jujutsu and fight evil beings. Together with his new companions Maki Zenin, an expert in Jujutsu weapons; Toge Inumaki, a sorcerer who uses his words as weapons; and Panda, a panda bear that seems to walk and talk, Yuuta begins to find his place in the world and, for once, feel comfortable with his abilities. However, as his training progresses, Yuuta learns that the dangers of the world of Jujutsu go far beyond evil spirits.

Fountain: ANN

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