JUJUTSU KAISEN MOVIE 0
Release date : 03/16/2022
Original title : Gekijouban Jujutsu Kaisen 0
Film length: 1:45
Director: Park Sung-ho
Screenwriter: Hiroshi Seko according to the work of Gege Akutami
VO performers: Megumi Ogata, Kana Hanazawa, Mikako Komatsu, Koki Uchiyama, Tomokazu Seki, Mitsuo Iwata, Yuichi Nakamura, Takaya Kuroda
It is based on the eponymous manga by Gege Akutami, which also gave birth to a series, that this excellent anime Jujutsu Kaisen 0 see the day.
Hiroshi Seko’s screenplay takes up the story of the books, making a few changes. Indeed, the four main characters are not normally part of the same class, for example. However, the choices made are relevant and allow in 1h45 to understand what is happening without problem.
So there is no need to have a knowledge of the universe to appreciate the cartoon. And this one gives a very great desire to discover what will happen next. Because if the work forms a real whole, an additional scene, which can be discovered at the end of the final credits, allows an opening on the continuation of the adventures of the main character.
The animation is really beautiful. The characters are very detailed and the scenery diverse. We take great pleasure in seeing the different forms taken by the curses that the exorcists fight.
You can discover this astonishing universe with the help of the main character. This one is haunted by the young girl he loved when they were kids and who turned into a curse after her tragic death. He will therefore join a school of exorcists to learn how to use his powers and prevent the curse attached to him from causing victims in those around him.
The characters are numerous and very different from each other. In the front line, we find the young man, his three classmates, who are as original as him, and his very special teacher. Fans of manga and the series will be delighted to find the many camos of the multiple characters from the paper work that appear in the film. Because many of them are united in the last part of the work which is particularly spectacular and goes in all directions.
There is a mixture of different elements. Apart from this cursed love story that serves as the thread of the story, we find ourselves in a very special high school environment accompanying the gradual discovery of the main character’s abilities. Thus, friendship, resilience, courage and will are clearly honored and allow the various protagonists to sublimate themselves in the face of a terrible plot that can lead to many deaths.
The fights are particularly spectacular and explosive. The various antagonists are sometimes amazing creatures with equally amazing abilities. We therefore take great pleasure in discovering which monster is hiding in the smallest corner and how the different characters will manage to get out of sometimes very complicated situations.
The music of Tsutsumi Hiroaki, Terui Yoshimasa and Arisa Okehazama pleasantly accompanies the anime and gives it a sometimes spicy dimension. Not to mention that the Japanese dubbing is of high quality and that the protagonists are more real than life.
If the story is rather centered on adolescent characters, it also questions power and special abilities. So people’s choices really depend on how they want to use their skills and for what purpose.
The universe is really exciting and always knows how to find a good balance between the personalities of the protagonists, the more emotional passages and those filled with fury and devastation.
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is a very good animated feature film by Park Sung-ho presenting an original world in which horrors lurk. With a story that pleases non-connoisseurs as well as a more informed audience, a neat, colorful and very effective production and characters with well-affirmed personalities, we have a very good time of entertainment in front of a thrilling adventure.
Dantesque and spectacular.
When they were children, Rika Orimoto lost his life in an accident in front of a close friend, Yuta Okkotsu.
“We’re going to make a promise. When we grow up, you and I will get married. »
Since then, Rika comes to haunt Yuta who even wished his own death after suffering years from this curse. Until the day when the most powerful exorcist, Satoru Gojo, welcomed him into the school of exorcism. Yuta meets fellow students Maki Zenin, Toge Inumaki, and the Panda, finally finding new meaning in his life.
“I wish I had enough self-confidence to be able to say that my life is worth it. »
“I will become an exorcist to free Rika from her curse. »
Meanwhile, a certain Suguru Geto acts in the shadows. This former student expelled from school for massacring ordinary people, appears in front of Yuta and his friends.
“On December 24, we are going to organize the big plague parade. »
Geto advocates the creation of a world reserved for those who possess occult powers. Thus, he plans to unleash a thousand curses on Shinjuku and Kyoto to exterminate all non-exorcists.
Will Yuta be able to stop Geto? And what will happen to Rika’s curse?
Photography : Teppei Ito
Music : Tsutsumi Hiroaki, Terui Yoshimasa, Arisa Okehazama
Producer: TOHO entertainment
Distributer : CGR EVENTS