The official Twitter account of the popular anime adaptation of jujutsu kaisen was criticized in China for mentioning Taiwan as a country. The production reportedly announced on Twitter on March 22 that the film’s domestic box office receipts Jujutsu Kaisen 0 had exceeded 13 billion yen, and added: “Released in countries around the world one after another! The film has also caused a stir abroad, recording number one at the box office in its first appearance in South Korea, Taiwan and other countries».
The tweet then received a series of protesting comments from users who appeared to be Chinese. The account deleted the post and wrote it again after correcting the part in question, saying that it had been released abroad and that “had been number one in South Korea, Taiwan, France, etc.“. The dispute also caused a stir on Chinese social media, and the Chinese version of Twitter, Weibowas temporarily trending “jujutsu kaisen“.
Netizens commented: “leave china»; «Questions related to national sovereignty are absolutely unacceptable, no matter how interesting the animation is»; «They have deleted the post because, after all, they want to make money»; «They have corrected it, but it is still abhorrent. It is so transparent that they want to make money».
However, there were also comments in defense, such as: «It is a problem of the animation producers, not the author (of the original manga)», «What courage that they do these nonsense and affect the author’s reputation»; «Both Japan and the United States do not recognize Taiwan as part of China.»; «We have to accept reality. In many countries it is known that Taiwan does not belong to China. This is especially true in the West. So we have to unify quickly».
The official Jujutsu Kaisen Weibo account was quick to post an official apology, but it did not make it to other outlets such as Twitter: “We take note of the announcement made by the official Japanese Twitter. We immediately contacted the Japanese side and the tweet has since been corrected. We sincerely apologize to the many netizens, especially the fans who like Jujutsu Kaisen, for causing this inconvenience.». [Enlace]
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Synopsis of Jujutsu Kaisen 0
Yuuta Okkotsu is cursed. Ever since his childhood friend Rika died in a traffic accident, his ghost has stayed with him. But his spirit doesn’t appear as the sweet girl Yuuta once knew. Instead, he 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 her brutal revenge. As a result, when he is taken prisoner by the “Jujutsu” wizards, the secret guardians of the world, trained to combat forces like Rika, Yuuta wishes to be completely isolated so that no one else can be hurt.
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, to 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.
Source: Chinese record
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