Jujutsu Kaisen 0, the prequel to the popular franchise, has revealed a synopsis video that will be available on YouTube until August 31st. The film takes place before the events of the first season, but after the first arc of the second season, which focuses on Gojo’s past. As such, it will now serve as a bridge to the upcoming “Shibuya incident”, scheduled to begin on August 31st. The new preview and trailer are coming on August 24th.
Ju-jutsu Kaisen 0 the film premieres on December 24, 2021 in Japan. Studio MAPPA (also working on the second season) animated the film, which adapted the one-shot manga by Gege Akutami of the same title. Crunchyroll is streaming the film in its entirety. Viz Media describes the one-shot’s plot as:
Yuta Okotsu is a nervous high school student who suffers 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 newly hatched exorcists learn how to fight curses. Gojo convinces Yuta to enlist, but can he learn enough in time to face the curse that haunts him?
Studio MAPPA is animating the sequel and the team includes:
Ju Jutsu Kaisenis based on a manga by Gege Akutami that is currently being serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. MAPPA also animated the first season of the TV anime adaptation. The plot follows Yuji Itadori, who accidentally becomes the vessel of one of the most dangerous curses of all time – Sukuna. He soon realizes that there are people fighting the curses and that they want to kill him to minimize the danger to society. However, he meets Satoru Gojo, one of the most powerful exorcists of modern times. Gojo offers him a way out by letting him study at the Tokyo Curse Technical College, where he will learn how to control his (and Sukuna’s) powers and be useful to the exorcists known as ju-jutsu wizards. But something much more sinister is looming, and Yuuji’s school days may be cut short…
© Gege Akutami / Shueisha, JUJUTSU KAISEN Project