Jujutsu Kaisen 0: upcoming movie will have a very special connection to the anime

No season 2 but a movie for Jujutsu Kaisen

Season 1 of Jujutsu Kaisen ended March 27, 2021 in Japan. 7 months later, the future of the anime adapted from the cult manga of Gege Akutami is still not known. Despite its success at the time of its broadcast and the number of chapters that remain to be adapted (the series stopped at volume 8 of the 17 already published), MAPPA has in fact still not confirmed season 2.

A disappointment for the fans, even if this universe is actually very far from leaving our screens. And for good reason, it is the December 24, 2021 than a movie Jujutsu Kaisen will land at the cinema. What to expect in a sort of indirect sequel, like in the film The Infinity Train which made the junction between season 1 and season 2 of Demon Slayer ? Not at all.

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 should have been in the anime

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 – this is its title, will ultimately be a prequel to history. Adapted from Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Tokyo School of Exorcism, Gege Akutami’s bonus manga written in 2017, it will follow the story of Yuta Okkotsu, a 16-year-old teenager haunted by a plague who will be … the ghost of his childhood friend. He will then be picked up by Satoru Gojo, still a young teacher, determined to teach him to master the occult energy.

An intriguing and promising project, which should never have gone through the cinema box. Sunghoo Park – the director of the anime and film, surprisingly comes to entrust him in the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, he had another ambition when he discovered this story, “When I accepted this role as director, my initial goal was to start season 1 of the anime with this magnetic story which is a fascinating entry into this universe.“. A surprising revelation, especially since he did not give the reasons why this desire was not finally materialized.

On the other hand, he assured it, even if he is aware that the fans are now waiting for the continuation of the adventures of Yūji Itadori, this prequel should still make everyone happy. Between the passage on the big screen (and all that it brings) and the work of his team, everything has been done to impress us, “The production team is doing their utmost to pay homage to this incredible original material by translating it as faithfully as possible into a cinematic world. This movie is made so that it can really appeal to fans of the original manga.”

After the success of Infinity Train, the expectations of the fans will be immense!