Jujutsu Kaisen 0 becomes one of the most successful movies in Japanese history

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 becomes one of the most successful movies in Japanese history

Japanese entertainment site Mantan Web reports that the blockbuster action movie Jujutsu Kaisen 0 has now reached over 12.3 billion yen (about $106 million USD) during its domestic theatrical run, making it a of the most successful anime films. The film is now the 15th highest-grossing anime film worldwide and the 8th highest-grossing anime film in Japan alone, replacing Studio Ghibli’s The Wind Rises, which previously held that spot in 2013..

Despite telling a prequel story about Yuta Okkotsu, and his villain, Suguru Geto, it has been well received by the public, both fans of the anime and those with little knowledge about it. Jujutsu Kaisen 0 was released in Japan on December 2, in the last days of 2021, and even so, it became one of the highest grossing productions of that year, usurping the place of Evangelion 3.0 + 1.01: Thrice Upon A Time in the top of the ranking. Its distributor Toho Co. Limited originally projected that the film would gross some 10 billion yen (about $85 million) over its lifetime, a sum it has now surpassed by more than 2 billion yen. even though it has not yet been released in theaters in the United States, Mexico, Latin America, Europe or Spain.

Before Jujutsu Kaisen 0 started setting box office records, Jujutsu began as a manga series by author and artist Gege Akutami. Since its premiere in 2017, the series has become one of Japan’s top manga and anime franchises, with Akutami’s tale of sorcerers and curses topping the list of Japan’s best-selling manga series in 2021, overtaking Japan. other Shonen Jump hits like Demon Slayer and My Hero. Academy. The manga was adapted into an anime series by animation studio MAPPA (Attack on Titan: The Final Season) and director Sunghoo Park (God of High School).

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The history of Jujutsu Kaisen 0

The film is set one year before the events of the first episode of the Jujutsu Kaisen anime series. and consequently introduces a different protagonist. Instead of Yuji, the film focuses on Yuta Okkotsu, a young man who once promised her childhood friend Rika Orimoto that he would one day marry her. Unfortunately, Rika passes away and her soul becomes a curse, a monster born from the negative energy of humanity. Rika’s curse haunts Yuta and attacks anyone who comes near him, forcing him into a life of isolation until he meets the sorcerer Satoru Gojo, who offers to teach Yuta how to control Rika and use his powers for the better. well.

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 becomes one of the most successful movies in Japanese history

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 will be released in the United States and Canada on March 18, in Mexico and Latin America it will be the following week (March 24), as for Spain and Europe, there is no official announcement to date. The manga is available in Spanish digitally on MangaPlus by Shueisha, while the anime series is available for streaming on Crunchyroll and Funimation.

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