Crunchyroll is known for making popular anime, manga and dorama accessible to fans outside of Japan to enjoy. Recently, they announced the theatrical release for the highly anticipated, Jujutsu Kaisen 0, in the United States and Canada. The dark fantasy film from TOHO Animation is set to arrive on March 18 with tickets on sale beginning February 25th.
Viewers can experience the movie in both the English dub and subtitled in more than 1500 theaters including in select U.S. based IMAX® theaters. Jujutsu Kaisen 0 had the second-highest opening for a film in Japan’s box office history, trailing Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Mugen Train.
The film will also be released soon in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, France with CRG events, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, Netherlands, French-speaking Africa and Latin America. More territories be announced later and to stay up to date with the latest news visit Crunchyroll website here.
JUJUTSU KAISEN is based on the manga of the same name, which serves as a prequel to the smash hit supernatural adventure series from Gege Akutami. It is about Yuta Okkotsu, a nervous high school student, who enrolls in the mysterious Tokyo Jujutsu High School under the guidance of Satoru Gojo after being haunted by the curse of his childhood friend. Check out the official synopsis below
When they were children, Rika Orimoto was killed in a traffic accident right before the eyes of her close friend, Yuta Okkotsu.
“It’s a promise. When we both grow up, we’ll get married.”
Rika became an apparition, and Yuta longed for his own death after suffering under her curse,
but the greatest Jujutsu sorcerer, Satoru Gojo, welcomed him into Jujutsu High.
There Yuta meets his classmates, Maki Zen’in, Toge Inumaki, and Panda, and finally finds his own determination.
“I want the confidence to say it’s okay that I’m alive!”
“While I’m at Jujutsu High, I’ll break Rika-chan’s curse.”
Meanwhile, the vile curse user, Suguru Geto, who was expelled from the school for massacring ordinary people, appears before Yuta and the others.
“This coming December 24th, we shall carry out the Night Parade of a Hundred Demons.”
While Geto advocates for creating a paradise for only jujutsu sorcerers, he unleashes a thousand curses upon Shinjuku and Kyoto to exterminate all non-sorcerers.
Will Yuta be able to stop Geto in the end?
And what will happen to breaking Rika’s curse…?
JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 is animated by MAPPA and directed by Sunghoo Park. The film is being distributed in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand by Crunchyroll in association with Funimation and in additional European countries by Crunchyroll and Wakanim. The film is not rated and has a running time of 105 minutes.