MAPPA and TOHO animation recently released the first teaser trailer for Jujutsu Kaisen 0, the upcoming Jujutsu Kaisen prequel movie. While the teaser trailer is a short one, it does give us a slight glimpse of what to expect. Plus, it gives us our first good look at the film’s protagonist, Yuta Okkotsu.
Watch the preview for Jujutsu Kaisen 0 here:
In case you’re unfamiliar, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is an upcoming movie that will serve as a prequel to the Jujutsu Kaisen anime series. The movie is based on the 4-chapter manga series of the same name which released in 2017, meaning it preceded the main Jujutsu Kaisen manga series.
Jujutsu Kaisen 0’s premise is described by Viz Media as:
“Yuta Okkotsu is a nervous high school student who is suffering 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 fledgling exorcists learn how to combat Curses. Gojo convinces Yuta to enroll, but can he learn enough in time to confront the Curse that haunts him?”
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 will release in Japanese cinemas on December 24, 2021. Currently, there’s no word yet on a theatrical release in other countries.