After the success of JUJUTSU KAISEN Anime on Netflix and Crunchyroll, it is now time for the studio Mappa to enter the international movie business and make some great records on the Box office of international countries. The film is already earning handsome revenues in Japan and due to the increasing demand of fans for the movie in the US, the release date is now officially confirmed.
AMC Theaters in the United States confirmed the release date of Jujutsu Kaisen Zero officially on their website. A tweet was circulating on Twitter from a trusted source regarding the release date of the movie in the US and Mongolia.
As the leaks suggest the movie is set to release on March 18, 2022, in AMC theaters in the US, and for Mongolia, it is released 2 days prior i.e. March 16, 2022, in Urgoo 3 IMAX.
The movie is an instant hit and is now leading Box office in Japan. In its 21 days run the movie has already collected more than 8 Billion Yen ($70 Million).
Jujutsu Kaisen Zero Plot
The story in the movie revolves around Yuta Okkotsu and his friend Rikka’s spirit. Rikka’s death was caused by an unfortunate accident.
She was a sweet girl but her spirit is not sweet anymore, her spirit is cursed and is now a diabolic entity. The power is immense and is out of control, Yuta feels helpless and cannot stop the bloodshed caused by Rikka’s cursed spirit. Later Rikka’s cursed spirit is confronted by jujutsu sorcerers, who are especially combat-trained for these curses. Yuta wants to die in solitude to save everyone around him.
Gojo asks Yuta to join Jujutsu school for sorcerers, where Yuta along with other jujutsu sorcerers studies, learns, and trains in controlling Rikka’s curse. Yuta learns combat and different fighting styles with his new friends: Toge Inumaki, Panda, Maki Zenin, who are specialized in speech user and cursed tools user.
Due to the surroundings of the school, Yuta feels comfortable and gains the confidence to feel active and alive. He finds himself comfortable with newly learned abilities, later he learns that this world of spirits is evil and goes very far beyond the cursed spirits.
The challenge is to learn enough in time to confront and defeat the curses that haunt him, can he do it?
The movie scheme was unveiled on March 27, 2021, after the completion of the anime’s first season.
The movie is produced by MAPPA and directed by Sunghoo Park as same as the anime. Throughout the interviews, Park revealed that he has previewed the movie’s plot and also tells that the movie includes new content which is not present in volume zero.
Park initially desired to cover the prequel series in a few episodes of the animated series, but later he abandoned this and started with the main series.
Hiroshi Seko, the lead scriptwriter confirmed that the original scenes are needed to be created to fit the two-hour runtime of the movie.