Jujutsen Kaisen 0 Movie Coming to North America in March

An announcement has come from Crunchyroll regarding the release of the new Jujutsu Kaisen anime film. The first movie to come from the highly popular series, titled Jujutsu Kaisen 0, is set to release with subtitles and an English dubbed version in U.S. and Canada on March 18th. The film is set to launch in over 1,500 theaters across the two countries, as well as in IMAX theaters. Tickets are set to go on sale on February 25th.

Crunchyroll uploaded an English-subtitled trailer here.

The movie is also set to release to international audiences in the near future. Releases are planned for theaters in the U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands, French-speaking Africa, and Latin America. Additional territories are set to be announced at a later date.

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is based on Gege Akutami’s Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Tokyo Toritsu Jujutsu Kōtō Senmon Gakkō prequel story, which was first released as a manga. MAPPA is producing the movie with distribution managed by TOHO.

Viz Media released the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 manga in January 2021, and it describes the story as follows:

Yuta Okkotsu is a nervous high school student who is suffering from a serious problem—his childhood friend Rika has turned into a Curse and won’t leave him alone. Since Rika is no ordinary Curse, his plight is noticed by Satoru Gojo, a teacher at Jujutsu High, a school where fledgling exorcists learn how to combat Curses. Gojo convinces Yuta to enroll, but can he learn enough in time to confront the Curse that haunts him?

Megumi Ogata voiced the main character Yuta Okkotsu, and Kana Hanazawa voiced the character Rika Orimoto.

The Jujutsu Kaisen television anime premiered in October 2020 and had 24 episodes. Crunchyroll streamed the anime outside of Asia as the anime aired in Japan and also streamed dubs in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German.

The film has been very successful in its domestic release in Japan. The movie sold 5,671,950 tickets for 7,714,084,650 yen (equivalent to $67 million USD). In the first 18 days from its December 24th release, the film became the 80th highest-earning film in Japanese box office history.

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