The official website of the anime adaptation of Akutami Gege’s Jujutsu Kaisen (Sorcery Fight) manga revealed the first set of character designs for the series’ upcoming prequel film, Jujutsu Kaisen 0. The new designs are of Maki Zenin, Toge Inumaki, and Panda.
The first look at the new character designs for Jujutsu Kaisen 0 has been revealed. The film itself is set one year before the events of the TV anime. A comparison of the designs differences is above.
- Maki Zenin
- Toge Inumaki
A small look at the character designs for the film’s main character Yuta Okkotsu was previously revealed:
Here is the teaser trailer for the film:
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 16 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, is in production and will release in Japan on December 24.