“Jujutsu Kaisen 0” Lives Up to Fans’ Expectations


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Anime Apex: Staff writer – and tech and anime aficionado – Chase Robinson delves into the fascinating world of “Jujutsu Kaisen” and considers what the critics have to say about the movie version of the show and anime series.

“Jujutsu Kaisen” is an anime that first started airing in October 2020 and ever since it has been regarded as one of the best shows to come out within recent times. It stands out as a very well-done shonen made with top tier animation and personality. The show has been amazingly popular and well received with the 24 episodes that have currently been released, and that trend only continues into the manga. That said, one can imagine fans’ excitement when a movie was revealed to be coming for the series. “Jujutsu Kaisen 0” was announced in March 2021 after the conclusion of the anime’s first season. It acts as a prequel to the anime following a different protagonist in Yuta Okkotsu rather than Yuuji Itadori. In the year that fans waited between the movie’s announcement and release there has been much anticipation, and they were not let down when the wait finally came to an end. “Jujutsu Kaisen 0” was released in North American and international theaters on March 18, 2022 to critical acclaim.

“Jujutsu Kaisen 0,” like the anime series, was made as an adaptation of the manga depicting the story. The manga that the movie is based on was originally named “Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical School.” It was this that led to the development of the manga version of “Jujutsu Kaisen” which would lead to the overall story being launched into the mainstream and eventually being adapted into the anime seen today. With the movie, now retitled “Jujutsu Kaisen 0” got its turn.

Upon the movie’s release, “Jujutsu Kaisen 0” received a very positive reception both financially and critically. The movie has made $159.8 million in the box office, making it one of the highest-grossing anime films of all time. If that weren’t enough, the movie has been praised for its outstanding visuals, development of characters, tragic events, and overall unique style. It can be not only enjoyed by previous fans of the series, but new viewers alike.

“Jujutsu Kaisen 0” was, once again like the anime, a huge success. With this, fans can be sure to await even more “Jujutsu Kaisen” movies in the future, and the next season is bound to release even sooner. When both those times come, it’s safe to assume that no one will be disappointed.