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Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Anime Film Opens in U.S., Canada on March 18

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Prequel film opened in Japan on December 24

Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 anime film will open with English subtitles and with an English dub in the U.S. and Canada on March 18. The film will launch in over 1,500 theaters, as well as in IMAX theaters. Tickets will go on sale on February 25. The company streamed an English-subtitled trailer:

The movie is also "coming soon" to theaters in the U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, France with CRG events, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, Netherlands, French-speaking Africa ,and Latin America. Additional territories will be announced at a later date.

The film is based on Gege Akutami's Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Tokyo Toritsu Jujutsu Kōtō Senmon Gakkō (Jujutsu Kaisen 0: Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School) manga prequel story, with MAPPA animating again and TOHO distributing.

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

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 film has sold 5,671,950 tickets for 7,714,084,650 yen (about US$66.91 million) in the 18 days since it opened on December 24. The film is now the 80th highest earning film in Japanese box office history.

Gekijō-ban Jujutsu Kaisen 0 earned 2,694,128,150 yen (about US$23.5 million) in its first three days, and topped the box office chart for its opening weekend. The film also has IMAX screenings.

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

Source: Press release


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