The official website of the anime adaptation of Akutami Gege’s Jujutsu Kaisen (Sorcery Fight) has revealed a brand new key visual to celebrate the IMAX release of the upcoming prequel film, Jujutsu Kaisen 0. In addition, the site has also revealed the main cast and updated character designs.
Here is the film’s previous visual:
Updated character designs and voice cast are as follow:
- Megumi Ogata (Kurama from Yu Yu Hakusho) leads the cast as Yuta Otobone
- Kana Hanazawa (Kanade Tachibana from Angel Beats!) will voice Rika Orimoto
- Yuuichi Nakamura (Kyousuke Kousaka in Oreimo) returns to voice Satoru Gojou
- Mikako Komatsu (Neko in K) is back to voice Maki Zenin
- Kouki Uchiyama (Seiya Kanie from Amagi Brilliant Park) as Toge Inumaki
- Takahiro Sakurai (Suzaku Kururugi in Code Geass) joins the cast as Suguru Geto
- Tomokazu Seki (Itaru Hashida from Steins;Gate) as Panda
Here is the film’s latest trailer:
And the first full trailer:
Jujutsu Kaisen (Sorcery Fight) is a supernatural action manga written and illustrated by Akutami Gege. The series originally began as a short series titled Jujutsu Kaisen 0: Tokyo Toritsu Jujutsu Koutou Senmon Gakkou (Tokyo Metropolitan Magic Technical School) that ran for a total of 4 volumes. The short ran from April 2017 till June 2017 under Shueisha’s Jump GIGA magazine. Jujutsu Kaisen began in the following year in Shueisha’s Weekly Shounen Jump magazine, where a total of 17 volumes have been published. To date, a total of 50 million copies of the manga are in circulation. The series has also been nominated for the 65th Shogakukan Manga Awards in the Shounen division. The series has also received a spin-off light novel titled Jujutsu Kaisen: Iku Natsu to Kaeru Aki (Sorcery Fight: The Soaring Summer and Returning Autumn). The series received a TV anime adaptation in Fall/Autumn 2020 from studio MAPPA (Zankyou no Terror, Yuri!! on Ice) and Sung Hoo Park (The God of High School, Garo). The success of the anime has propelled the series into a national phenomenon.
Here is the series synopsis from MAL:
Idly indulging in baseless paranormal activities with the Occult Club, high schooler Yuuji Itadori spends his days at either the clubroom or the hospital, where he visits his bedridden grandfather. However, this leisurely lifestyle soon takes a turn for the strange when he unknowingly encounters a cursed item. Triggering a chain of supernatural occurrences, Yuuji finds himself suddenly thrust into the world of Curses—dreadful beings formed from human malice and negativity—after swallowing the said item, revealed to be a finger belonging to the demon Sukuna Ryoumen, the “King of Curses.”
Yuuji experiences first-hand the threat these Curses pose to society as he discovers his own newfound powers. Introduced to the Tokyo Metropolitan Jujutsu Technical High School, he begins to walk down a path from which he cannot return—the path of a Jujutsu sorcerer.
The Jujutsu Kaisen prequel film, Jujutsu Kaisen 0, will release in Japan on December 24.
You can visit the anime’s website here: https://jujutsukaisen-movie.jp/
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