Jujutsu Kaisen 0 USA release date: Crunchyroll confirms Jujutsu Kaisen movie English dub for March 2022 in US theaters

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie trailer
The Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie trailer gives us a small tease of what’s to come. Pic credit: Studio MAPPA

The Jujutsu Kaisen 0 USA release date is confirmed for March 18, 2022. The film’s runtime length is 105 minutes. The film has not been rated yet.

The dark fantasy film from TOHO Animation will be available in both a Jujutsu Kaisen 0 English dub and a subtitled version. It will arrive in more than 1500 theaters nationwide. The film will also be released in select US IMAX theaters.

Crunchyroll announced the Jujutsu Kaisen movie USA release date on January 25, 2022. Movie theater ticket sales will begin in the United States and Canada on February 25, 2022.

Crunchyroll’s Jujutsu Kaisen 0 release date for other territories was simply listed as “coming soon”. The Jujutsu Kaisen movie will eventually premiere in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland Netherlands, French-speaking Africa, Latin America, and additional territories.

Additional territories are to be announced soon. For more information visit the Crunchyroll Movie Night website.

The Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie is being distributed in the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand by Crunchyroll in association with Funimation and in additional European countries by Crunchyroll and Wakanim.

You can listen to the official Jujutsu Kaisen 0 music soundtrack on Spotify.

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The key visual for the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie was released on October 27, 2021. Pic credit: Studio MAPPA

The film was produced by animation studio MAPPA, which is on the anime production committee. The studio has given us anime such as Garo, Punch Line, Yuri On Ice, Kakegurui, Inuyashiki, Banana FishZombie Land SagaDororo, and Dorohedoro.

Studio MAPPA has a full plate in 2022. There’s Attack On Titan Season 4, Chainsaw Man, Jigokuraku, Dance Dance Danseur, Kakegurui Twin, and the Yuri on Ice movie. Considering that the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie box office in Japan broke the records previously set by Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, it’s very likely that the Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 anime will be announced eventually.

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This article provides everything that is known about the Jujutsu Kaisen movie (Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie) and all related news. As such, this article will be updated over time with news, rumors, and analysis. Meanwhile, let’s delve down into what is known for certain.

Watch the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 after credits scene

On December 23, 2021, the official Twitter account told everyone in theaters to keep watching until after the credits rolled. Without getting into spoilers, there is an after-credits scene but it doesn’t directly confirm the Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 anime TV series is in production.

However, Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 was discussed by various officials in January 2022. So, it seems very likely that another Jujutsu Kaisen sequel will be forthcoming.

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 English dub movie cast

On July 29, 2021, the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie trailer confirmed that Megumi Ogata is voicing the main character Yuta Okkotsu. Ogata is the Japanese voice actor for Shinji of the Evangelion series.

On October 20, 2021, the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie’s official website announced that voice actress Kana Hanazawa will play the role of Rika Orimoto.

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Rika Orimoto plays a central role in the plot of the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie since she’s a childhood friend of the main character. Pic credit: Studio MAPPA

Here is the official Japanese cast:

  • Yuta Okkotsu voiced by Megumi Ogata
  • Rika Orimoto voiced by Kana Hanazawa 
  • Maki Zen’in voiced by Mikako Komatsu
  • Toge Inumaki voiced by Koki Uchiyama
  • Panda voiced by Tomokazu Seki
  • Satoru Gojo voiced by Yuichi Nakamura 
  • Suguru Geto voiced by Takahiro Sakurai

The Jujutsu Kaisen 0 English dub cast hasn’t been announced yet. This article will be updated once it’s announced.

Jujutsu Kaisen Manga
In the Jujutsu Kaisen anime’s first several episodes, Megumi mentions that Yuta is studying overseas and Gojo believes Yuta is one of the few students who have the potential to surpass him, alongside Yuji and Hakari. Pic credit: Gege Akutami

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 trailer and story summary

The Jujutsu Kaisen 0 release date in Japan was on December 24, 2021. The timing of the premiere date wasn’t coincidental since most of the story events in the manga take place on December 24th.

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『劇場版 呪術廻戦 0』予告|12月24日(金)公開/主題歌:King Gnu 「一途」
The Jujutsu Kaisen 0 trailer that released on November 4, 2021. It included the theme song by King Gnu.

The film’s story adapts the Jujutsu Kaisen 0: the Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical School manga. Creator Gege Akutami originally created this story as a one-shot manga, but then it was retroactively relabeled as a prequel to the main manga series by calling it the Cursed Child Arc.

The Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie will be adapting only four manga chapters. While that doesn’t sound like much, Volume 0 is 200 pages long, which is 8 pages longer than Volume 1. Therefore, the movie runtime is much longer than an OVA episode.

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 tells the story of Yuta Okkotsu, a victim of a Special Grade Curse. This character is mentioned by Gojo in the anime and since Yuta plays a role in the Shibuya Incident arc it makes sense for the movie to adapt the story before the anime TV series reaches that story arc.

Without getting into spoilers, Jujutsu Kaisen’s Cursed Child arc largely revolves around Yuta feeling responsible for his actions and trying to regain confidence since he feels that he doesn’t deserve to be alive.

If you want more details, here is the official Crunchyroll Jujutsu Kaisen 0 story summary:

When they were children, Rika Orimoto was killed in a traffic accident right before the eyes of her close friend, Yuta Okkotsu.

“It’s a promise. When we both grow up, we’ll get married.”

Rika became an apparition, and Yuta longed for his own death after suffering under her curse,

but the greatest Jujutsu sorcerer, Satoru Gojo, welcomed him into Jujutsu High.

There Yuta meets his classmates, Maki Zen’in, Toge Inumaki, and Panda, and finally finds his own determination.

“I want the confidence to say it’s okay that I’m alive!”

“While I’m at Jujutsu High, I’ll break Rika-chan’s curse.”

Meanwhile, the vile curse user, Suguru Geto, who was expelled from the school for massacring ordinary people, appears before Yuta and the others.

“This coming December 24th, we shall carry out the Night Parade of a Hundred Demons.”

While Geto advocates for creating a paradise for only jujutsu sorcerers, he unleashes a thousand curses upon Shinjuku and Kyoto to exterminate all non-sorcerers.

Will Yuta be able to stop Geto in the end?

And what will happen to breaking Rika’s curse…?

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 staff and studio

The Jujutsu Kaisen anime TV project is being helmed by South Korean director Seong Ho Park (Sunghoo Park). Previously, he made his mark with Garo: Vanishing Line and The God of High School anime.

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