Jujutsu Kaisen. A name that has been on everyone’s mind since the anime dropped in early 2021. Now the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie is coming in late 2021 and fans are not ready. Trust me, they aren’t.
Are you a die-hard fan of JJK? Are you really ready for what is about to come in December 2021? Let’s see what the movie will have to offer to its fans.
With the movie releasing on 24th December, what a way it will be to end the year, right?
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is the prequel of Jujutsu Kaisen and introduces a new character for everyone to see.
But what kind of a name is Jujutsu Kaisen 0 anyway? It could have a name like Jujutsu Kaisen – “insert any name from the story”. But I guess “0” was more simple and clear.
The manga of Jujutsu Kaisen 0, which consists of only four chapters, offers a good story for its reader. I was pretty thrilled after reading it. Who wouldn’t?
The trailer of the movie made by Mappa really showed why this story will surround its watcher from all sides.
Mappa doesn’t disappoint with the trailers, right?
Knowing what kind of bar Jujutsu Kasien season 1 set in 2021 with Mappa at its helm, people will have a high expectations for the upcoming movie and only time will tell how the animation would look like and how good the soundtrack would be.
Well, let’s don’t dawdle and jump right away in the manga and see what the movie has to offer for the audience (like you and me!).
(This is a spoiler-free review of the manga by Gege Akutami)
What is the Story about?
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is the story about Yuta or Yuuta, a young boy whose aim is to free the curse of his dead childhood friend, Rika, who surrounds him all the time, protecting him from others.
As I mentioned earlier, the manga has only four chapters, which makes sense why a movie will be made.
It seems like making a movie about a highly regarded anime is a beautiful concept nowadays. This is what happened with the Demon Slayer franchise. Man! What a movie that was!
The manga casts the “real” main character of Jujutsu Kaisen. No, he is not Yuji Itadori or Gojo Satoru. He is…
Did you watch the first season of JJK closely? If yes then you would have noticed that his name was mentioned two to three times. Yes, really!
Those who haven’t read the manga would have left scratching their oval heads in order to figure out who this guy was.
Yuta’s character is well made. In a really short time, Akutami Gege fleshed out his character in a way that you would surely feel for him. His ordeals, his pain and his motive, everything is told very clearly to the reader in a matter of panels.
In the first chapter itself, everything about the story is represented in a succinct manner. Considering the length of this manga, telling the objective of the main character early is really important.
And in the movie, Yuta will be someone like Rengoku Kyojuro from Demon Slayer Mugen Train movie. Rengoku managed to get into the hearts of every watcher out there.
In Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie too, in just under two hours Yuta will be a fan favourite, i.e. after Gojo Satoru of course.
The main character aside, the manga presents the appearance of another popular character of Jujutsu Kaisen:
The popular antagonist returns after brief screentime in the first season of JJK. Geto plays an important role in the manga and offers a lot of good moments for the fans to see.
For the first time, with the help of the movie, fans will be able to see Geto’s fighting skills and I tell you, they are cool.
He is really swift in his movements and knows how to deal with his opponents. If I talk about his skills then … boy! How good they were! Just imagine.
The things which people were not able to see in the first season of JJK got to see in the manga. And now more people will get to witness those action scenes of Geto in the movie. This will be a great chance for Jujutsu Kaisen 0 to establish its place in the minds of people.
Surely the movie won’t disappoint in the action department because come on! Mappa is behind the movie. So, don’t worry.
Any JJK movie won’t be completed without the appearance of:
Ah! The most popular word in the JJK universe.
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 manga has the special grade curse of Rika. Trust me, the design of that was so good that it could make Hanami look like Pochita (from Chainsaw Man manga).
Of course, since it is a special grade, it has to be strong, right? This was definitely the case in the manga.
Expect some jaw-dropping scenes from the movie when the manga gets animated. That is all there is to say about it.
Just Read the Manga
How many times have you seen the above words?
“Read the manga“– A Wise Man (probably)
But … you will have a couple of choices. Read the manga or wait a bit for the movie.
Definitely, no one needs the intro about Gojo Satoru and his eyes, the art style and the extremely good fighting scenes for the characters in the panels as we know that Gege is such a good mangaka.
The story won’t disappoint. If you do watch the movie, make sure to watch it in theatres.
Do mention in the comments how you felt about the Mappa Trailer of the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie.
Do you know what else is there to watch for you? “Komi Can’t Communicate” and “Tokyo Revengers“.
Tokyo Revengers by Liden Films doesn’t have power-ups or anything like that. It is just throwing hands and beating each other with freaking pipes! Do read my blog about it so that you will know what the series has to offer.