The battle sequence of Jujutsu Kaisen is reimagined in a live-action fan movie from Season 1 of the animated series. Produced by the Japanese studio known as MAPPA, the anime follows the journey of a high school student named Yuji Itadori as he joins the Tokyo Jujutsu High School of Sorcery after the demon Ryomen Sukuna invades the protagonist’s body. Although Itadori is the main protagonist, one of the fan favorite animated scenes is drifting between Maki Zenin and Kasumi Miwa.
Known for their live fan productions, RE : Anime shares their new film project, recreating the iconic fight sequence between Maki and Miwa from season 1 of Jujutsu Kaisen. As Maki’s main advantage is her weapon proficiency in the anime, her fight takes center stage in the fight scenes as she wields a long pole arm. The live-action adaptation follows and modifies the challenging fight choreography of the respective animation between Maki and Miwa in an epic brawl in the river, while retaining the stunt and fighting themes of the original series. Watch the live production below:
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The short phenomenal live action of Jujutsu Kaisen demonstrates the capabilities of films to adapt animated series to the big screen. The only noticeable difference in the live-action movie from its animated counterpart was Miwa’s change of personality and change of tone. Overall, the series’ fan film production proves just how well-animated fight scenes can be translated into live-action scenes. In the past, Netflix has made live-action anime adaptations for the subscription platform, such as Death threat and Cowboy Bepop, but failed to capture the public’s attention through their creative processes.
With the titular success of the animated series, Jujutsu Kaisen, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 debuted as the first feature-length prequel to the hit animated series. The film won the title of second largest opening premiere for a film in Japan. While official information has not been released for Western cinemas, fans are expecting a worldwide theatrical release due to the financial prosperity the film has brought to Japan.
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