The Japanese animation studio MAPPA and Toho Studios released ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0,’ an anime prequel film to the television series based on the supernatural dark fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Gege Akutami. The film was released in Japan theatrically on December 24, 2021, with it arriving in North America in 2022. Now Crunchyroll has announced that they have acquired the license to produce an English dubbed version.
Crunchyroll said on their website that the film stars Kayleigh McKee (The Strongest Sage with the Weakest Crest) as Yuta Okkotsu, Anairis Quiñones (How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom) as Rika Orimoto, Allegra Clark (The Seven Deadly Sins: Cursed by Light) as Maki Zen’in, Xander Mobus (Sword Art Online) as Toge Inumaki, Matthew David Rudd (Cells at Work! Code Black) as Panda, Kaiji Tang (Beyblade Burst Rise) as Satoru Gojo, and Lex Lang (Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer) as Suguru Geto.
You can watch the trailer below:
Wikipedia describes the synopsis as follows,
“A young isolated high school student named Yuta Okkotsu suffers from a curse from his late girlfriend who follows him everywhere. Yuta’s solution is to completely isolate himself, however, upon meeting a sorcerer named Satoru Gojo who has different plans for him, Yuta decides to follow him to his school, in order to control the power of the curse. As a first-year student a Tokyo Metropolitan Technical college, Yuta learns all about Jujutsu arts and how to fight curses. He finally finds a place where he belongs and meets many people such as Toge Inumaki, Maki Zenin, and Panda.”
A companion book titled ‘Jujutsu Kaisen #0.5 Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School’ was given to audience members at the local theaters in Japan upon the film’s release.
Sunghoo Park served as director for ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0.’ Hiroshi Seko wrote the screenplay while Hiroaki Tsutsumi, Yoshimasa Terui, and Alisa Okehazama composed the music for the film.
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