Jujutsu Kaisen has been a very popular anime since it was released last October. It holds unique and refreshing story-telling methods alongside an interesting premise. Not to mention, the classic Shonen power moves are pretty darn cool. With Yuuji Itadori and friends having just figured out new Curse and Domain powers last season, popularity is on the rise. This can be seen by Crunchyroll’s release of Jujutsu Kaisen streetwear recently. With the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie having just finished its opening weekend in Japan, people have been wondering how it went. Well, good news abounds, as Jujutsu Kaisen 0 has topped the box office already!
What Does Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Focus On?
Since Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is a Japan-exclusive movie right now, many fans want to know more about it. For starters, it’s based on a canon prequel story. Starting in 2017, it focuses on a young boy named Yuta Okkotsu. Yuta is haunted by a childhood friend who died years ago. She returned as a Curse and has attached herself to Yuta to protect him at all costs. With his Curse out of control, Jujutsu Sorcerers come for him. Fan-favorite character Satoru Gojo offers him a chance to control his powers. From here, Yuta learns sorcery alongside the older members of Jujutsu Academy.
An interesting point about Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is that even though it is a box office winner, it isn’t a prequel. It’s the original product. Sharp-witted fans recognize that Jujutsu Kaisen came out in 2018. The Jujutsu Kaisen 0 manga was both made and finished in 2017, making it the start of the series. The author intended it to be a short series and be done with it. But due to fan outcry for more, a proper serialization began in Jujutsu Kaisen. In particular, Yuta is a character that will debut in the main story later on, should the anime continue.
Whether the anime debut influenced the movie’s success is hard to say. At any rate, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 has shown a strong opening weekend that will continue over time. Hopefully, the rest of the world will get a chance to see it soon.