Prequels can be tricky. If not performed correctly, they can appear redundant and unnecessary. However, if done right, they have the chance to shed new light on an existing franchise, bringing something new to it by exploring its past. Animation, or rather Anime, fans are hoping this will be the case for the next one Jujutsu kaisen prequel.
The movie Jujutsu Kaisen: 0 is based on the original series but takes place before its events and timeline. Not much is known about this, but with a recently released trailer, one thing is for sure. Jujutsu Kaisen: 0 will feature more than one fan favorite character, Satoru Gojo. Let’s take a closer look at what to expect.
Japanese release of ‘Jujutsu Kaisen: 0’ is just around the corner
The trailer for the film was just a preview of what was to come. Fans will have to wait a few more months, but the release is approaching. The date of the Japanese premiere of Jujutsu Kaisen: 0 is December 24, 2021. However, international fans may have more time to hang around. No international release date has yet been set for the film.
As for the second season of the series, no release date has been set. The first season debuted in the second half of 2020, spanning the winter months of 2021. This means that a film in the winter of 2021 may mean a 2022 release date for the second season, although nothing official has not yet been announced.
What is revealed in the new trailer for “Jujutsu Kaisen: 0”
Polygon reported that a teaser has been released for the Jujutsu kaisen prequel movie. The title of the film will be Jujutsu Kaisen 0. The teaser reveals the film’s protagonist, Yuta Okkotsu, giving fans a first glimpse of the character’s appearance in the film. The trailer also shows a few brief bits of Okkotsu’s story, which features a girl from her past. Not much else is shown in terms of detail.
The purpose of the trailer is clear: to get Jujutsu kaisen fans are prepared and ready for it without spoiling anything. It featured the same distinctive animation style as the original. He also said that Megumi Ogata, star of Neon Genesis Evangelion, will provide the Japanese voice of Okkotsu.
Okkotsu won’t be the only character featured, however. Satoru Gojo should feature prominently here, with this character’s story explored in more detail. There will probably be other Jujutsu kaisen characters from the original series included too.
An introduction to ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’
According to IMDb, Jujutsu kaisen is an anime that tells the story of a young boy named Yuji Itadori. The boy accidentally consumes a “cursed talisman”, which in this case is the finger of a demon. The curse spreads to the boy, starting to turn him into a demon. He tries to prevent the demon from controlling his body by enrolling in a shaman school. Its purpose is to locate other parts of the demon’s body to eliminate the demon’s presence from his body.
If you want to catch up on the relatively new but popular series, you’re in luck, as all episodes are broadcast through the Crunchyroll platform. Plus, while the second season may be on hold as to its release date, fans have a prequel movie to help them out in the meantime.
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