Jujutsu Kaisen 0

Jujutsu Kaisen 0

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?

  • Released: 2021-12-24
  • Runtime: 105 minutes
  • Genre: Action, Animation, Fantasy
  • Stars: Megumi Ogata, Kana Hanazawa, Mikako Komatsu, Koki Uchiyama, Tomokazu Seki, Yuichi Nakamura, Takahiro Sakurai, Mitsuo Iwata, Takaya Kuroda, Koichi Yamadera, Satsumi Matsuda, Risae Matsuda, Shizuka Itoh, Show Hayami, Kotono Mitsuishi, Shin-ichiro Miki, Yuu Hayashi, Kenjiro Tsuda, Sora Tokui, Aya Endo, Subaru Kimura, Marina Inoue, Chinatsu Akasaki, Rie Kugimiya, Satoshi Hino, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Taiki Yamashita, Hina Suguta, Seiko Fujiki, Binbin Takaoka, Yurika Hino, Osamu Mukai, Eiji Yoshitomi, Itaru Yamamoto, Hayato Fujii, Shohei To, Hinata Tadokoro, Shuichi Uchida, Natsu Yorita, Ikuji Nose, Yasuhiro Mamiya, Jun Inoue, Kousuke Oonishi, Natsuko Abe
  • Director: Sunghoo Park
  • rohanr-62416 - 31 December 2022
    Exciting characters and action carries fractured plot
    JJK-0 offers a mouth-watering prologue to the first season coupled with some familiar faces and the consistently brilliant animation we have been accustomed to with Mappa.

    Where the visuals shine, the story is rather lacklustre in its execution, the ending lacks tension due to pacing issues highlighted by the stringing together of the plot. This is however largely unavoidable due to the manga - chapter style progression that doesn't lend itself to a film structure. Thus the film suffers at times from feeling like separate episodes rather than one arc.

    However, this can be ignored because JJK 0 is fantastically enjoyable. Gojo Satoru is as always a treat and we get more depth given to his character. The Yuta Okkotsu that was absent in S1 is given a role as the protagonist that allows the darker world of Jujutsu Kaisen to shine in a way we haven't seen before.

    Explosive action and unique characters in a occasionally patchwork plot that builds upon this exciting universe.
  • katherinemoumouri - 20 December 2022
    Amazing, totally recommend
    Jujutsu Kaisen 0, is a thrilling action-packed anime film coupled with a tiv series with the same name. It depicts a modern human society where some people are able to see "curses", man - eating creatures, created by emotions.

    The film is set in Tokyo, where is the Japanese base of a curse slaying high school - Jujutsu high- known only by sorcers. The plot revolves around a teenage boy, Yutaka Okkotsu, voice acted by Megumi Ogata, who has gained control of an extremely powerful cursed spirit and enrolls in the jujutsu high in order to be able to control it but also for higher ups to keep an eye in him.

    This film appealed to Mr for a variety of reasons. Firstly, the animation is very detailed and well made, the fight scenes look absurd, not only because of the effects but also because of the amazing job of the voice actors, really getting into the role.

    It explored different types of issues such as getting over fears and traumas, letting people go can be important and healthy for both, with Yuta not being able to get over his best friend's/ love interest's death. Yutaka wouldn't be able to successfully fight and win over the main antagonist, Suguru Geto, voice acted by Takehiro Sakurai, if he hadn't gotten mad for him badly injuring his friends. I belive Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is relevant to the majority of age groups but it is more appealing to teenagers and young adults, because getting over issues such as depression and hating yourself resonate with them.

    All in all, any teenager who appreciates anime and action movies, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is sure to enjoy.
  • MovieWarfare - 12 November 2022
    Fantastic Beast: The Secrets of Gojo
    The main villain wants to wipe out an entire race of people who can't use their sorcery. His friend that he is kind of gay with wants to stop him. He bands a group of people and they will stand against him.

    This is: Fantastic Beast: The Secrets of Gojo.

    STORY: 5/10 The story is very straight forward which is slightly disappointing. The main character, Yuta Okkotsu, is suicidal of the curse but can't kill himself. He gets taken into Jujutsu high school and learns to love himself. Also some bad guy is going to do bad things. That's pretty much it. There isn't anything that happens that is surprising.

    ART: 8/10 The animation is awesome and definitely worthy of its movie production. The fight scenes are awesome to watch but I do think the choreography isn't as awesome as the TV series.

    CHARACTERS: 6/10 The main character has a generic personality and the villain, Geto, has a genocidal plan because he evil. They don't spend enough time to explain why Geto is the way he is but this was probably done so they can do it in season 2. Every returning character such as Gojo, Mak and Pandai are as great as you remember them from the series.

    MUSIC: 9/10 The soundtrack in this film is flipping awesome. The sombre song in the intro and the rock songs during the fights. They elevate every scene

    OVERALL: 8/10 I enjoyed the movie and think it is a great addition to Jujutsu Kaisen. However, in terms of world building and actual plot development, I'm not sure it did much for the overall story. It could easily be skipping and nothing would be missed. Nevertheless, it's a great movie and fans should definitely watch it.
  • ajacayen-08856 - 7 October 2022
    Jujutsu Kaisen is no doubt a very popular anime series as it aired in 2020 and became an instant sensation to the mainstream audience. And it is no surprise as well that this series, like with popular shounen anime series, getting its own film adaptation. Even though I am not a big fan of the aforementioned show, I do see the appeal and actually find enjoyment from its characters. And just like the series, I did, in fact, have a really good time in the cinemas with my diehard anime friends.

    Now let me first mention that while it is canon from what I've heard from my friends who have read the manga, while it is a prequel it felt more of like a standalone story since it did not add anything important to the series' story. This is my minor gripe to the film. Sure it introduces Gojou and the previous students of Jujutsu High but since it does not have a large impact on the story like Demon Slayer Mugen Train, then I would actually watch it or not at all due to it being a separate story.

    That being said, I had a great time looking at how Gojou Satoru as well as Maki Zenin, Toge Inumaki and Panda - my favorite aspect of the film. In fact, it also serves a great introduction and exploration of this trio apart from seeing them in the anime and already getting into a tournament arc. This also made me actually care about the three characters more since they were all given screen time as they interact with the main character of the film, Yuta Okkotsu whose supernatural abilities are very rare compared to the ensemble cast we have seen so far.

    Yuta Okkotsu does have a very interesting backstory with regards to how he acquired a special curse spirit named Rika Orimoto, who was also his love interest. Throughout the film's runtime, it's hard for me to not compare him to those typical crybaby yet determined protagonists like Izuku Midoriya from My Hero Academia and Takemichi Hanagaki from Tokyo Revengers. Despite this, I was able to relate to that kind of personality and he actually does develop into a strong character in his training sequences and interactions with Gojou and the trio.

    And as expected from studio MAPPA who also did the animation for Jujutsu Kaisen, the film is absolutely stunning to look at, most especially in the action sequences. In the third act of the movie, as the fights continue to keep rising, the scenes were all great and the visuals added more stakes to the battle sequences.

    While I did find the music great, in particularly as the credits roll, I felt that the opening music was placed at the wrong time. Like the music was meant to be like an epic scene but at the start of the movie, it only featured the main character just walking all the way to the school which kind of felt inconsistent to the tone.

    But overall, I cannot deny that even if I am not really head over heels to both the anime and manga, I had a good time watching Jujutsu Kaisen 0. I do expect that those who are big fans of the franchise will definitely love this more than I did and I cannot blame them. As my recommendation, feel free to watch this movie even before or after watching the entire 24-episode run of Jujustu Kaisen's first season because it only adds more depth to the characters and not the story entirely.
  • khalidmoubile - 25 September 2022
    Gojo was in ,I loved it.
    Jujutsu Kaisen 0.

    Yuta Okkotsu is a new member in the Tokyo jujutsu high-school who has control of an extremely powerful cursed spirit .

    Jujutsu Kaisen is definitely one of my favorites anime and it is one the best in these last few years .

    I was waiting for the second season and now I can't complain because this film didn't disappoint ,it was almost independent from the anime , but knowing the characters is what makes it great ,watching Gojo and Maki can't be boring after all .

    I'm impressed with how a new story in the Jujutsu Kaisen world was very interesting while the main protagonist wasn't a part of it.

    While the plot was intense ,the fight scenes were absolutely fabulous ,I can't describe how much I enjoyed them especially with the soundtracks...

    However ,I believe that the movie was rushed a bit and I really hope that we will see Yuta again .

    Jujutsu Kaisen 0 was amazingly fun.
  • WeAreLive - 24 September 2022
    Excellent film to the series
    Yuuta Okkotsu is haunted. Ever since his childhood friend Rika died in a traffic accident, her ghost has stuck with him. But her spirit does not appear as the sweet girl Yuuta once knew. Instead, she manifests as a monstrous and powerful entity who fiercely protects him. Unable to control Rika's violent behavior, Yuuta is helpless to stop the bloodshed that follows from her brutal vengeance. As a result, when apprehended by "Jujutsu" sorcerers--the secret guardians of the world, trained to combat forces like Rika--Yuuta wishes to be completely isolated so that no one else can get hurt. Yet his apprehender, the master sorcerer Satoru Gojou, has different plans for him: he will join Jujutsu High School and learn to control Rika in order to help people. Now a first-year at this school, Yuuta starts to learn Jujutsu arts and combat malignant beings. Alongside his new classmates Maki Zenin, a Jujutsu weapons expert; Toge Inumaki, a spellcaster who uses his words as weapons; and Panda, a seemingly walking and talking panda bear, Yuuta begins to find his place in the world and, for once, to feel comfortable with his abilities. However, as his training progresses, Yuuta comes to learn that the dangers of the Jujutsu world go far beyond that of wicked spirits.

    Yuuta I thought was a really good addition to the cast of characters and really enjoyed his story.

    If you are a fan of the series I think you might enjoy this film.
  • jasminn_tan - 23 September 2022
    Amazing adaptation
    As someone who has only read the manga that this movie was adapted from, I found the movie so much more entertaining and impactful because they added many scenes that weren't in the manga. The movie felt more complete, and even a person who has minimal knowledge on the JJK universe would be able to follow along and understand the movie.

    The animation was incredible of course. The fight scenes especially blew me away and it was riveting to watch these illustrated scenes being animated so beautifully. Kudos to the team that worked on this! I loved the soundtrack too and it really made this movie much more emotional, so much so that I cried towards the ending of the movie.

    That post-credit scene though... I didn't understand it because it wasn't in the manga so I felt like I was missing something. But overall, I thought this movie was great.
  • Sh31kh_H0kv5 - 23 September 2022
    Lots of love
    I wonder how my past self would react to this, but honestly there's no time to check cuz this anime just did me a favour and i want more of this action a hundred times over, centered at a character that picked my interest in the series nite that's a back story to contend with everything falls in place perfectly and now like i said more can't wait 2c how this all pans out, just a thought could upset the flow dat i witnessed here so I'll keep my fingers crossed.

    Still looking forward to more reviews like this so there's more where that can't from.

    Still looking forward to more reviews like this so there's more where that can't from.
  • andmikkelsen - 21 September 2022
    Cursed my soul with tears!
    This movie was surprisingly good! Didn't know much about it other than what the trailers had spoiled! The story of Yuta and Rika was tragic and great at the same time! Really shows how twisted love can make you! It comes in many forms and lasts forever! The japanese VA for Yuta did a great job of translating the pain, frustration and regret, in his line-delivery! The stand out in the movie! Thanks to this you connect with Yuta very fast!

    Other than a great story the animation was INCREDIBLE as well! Gave me goosebumps a couple of times! Multiple amazing fights!! Gojo saturo is a bad ass as you would expect! I am glad he gets a lot of screen-time!

    Overall an amazing movie that can be enjoyed by those familiar with JJK already, or those who wants to check it out!

    Excited for season 2 2023.
  • zosinek-29388 - 21 September 2022
    So much fun!
    This movie was so much fun. The animation, the fights, the story.

    Fist of all the movie looked so good. Mappa did such a good job but I mean it's Mappa so .. that was expected. But everything looks nice and smooth and the details in some shots... I really love some good animation and I was not disappointed.

    Then the story (it is based on the manga so yeah credits to the mangaka) was really good as well. It was really well paced, there was this tension through out the whole movie that made you want to watch it with excitement till the end. And the pacing just made sense. The story was obviously nice and well thought out and it's a really nice addition to the already exiting story.

    (minor spoilers in this part) I loved that all the characters got there moment. We got to see Maki in action and she was amazing, Inumaki as well obviously and then Panda got his moment as well... That's exactly what I wanted and needed.

    We also got to see Gojo in action wich I was also really exited about.

    (end of spoilers)

    It was just very very entertaining. And as I said in the beginning It was just extremely fun to watch. So even tho we didn't get a mind-blowing plot or anything I still give it 10 stars because I just watched the movie and I didn't want it to end and I was having a lot of fun.
  • kiroilevasiili - 20 August 2022
    Not worth a theater watch
    I had high hopes for this movie after watching JJK anime and reading the manga as far as it had been published. Unfortunately, this didn't deliver. I couldn't care less of the main character or the girl, who was the 2nd main character. Whatever happens to them, well, whatever. That's a very bad thing when the movie revolves around the boy and the girl and their fates.

    It felt more like a fanfiction where someone wrote themselves as the main character. Not something I'm opposing, all fans should write themselves in any fanfics they want, but not something I'm interested in consuming.

    I wanted to see JJK movie, not a JJK self-insert fanfic.
  • toutouguy - 25 July 2022
    Man, what a crazy ride and experience it was watching this in the theatres with friends. Breathtaking, pumped, heart-racing, awesome.

    I propose the stupid rich people like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos need to fund these studios/writers/animators so we can all enjoy more entertainment like this!

    Give back to the people that made you rich! Without innovators, connections and support they would be nothing don't forget!
  • akshatmahajan - 10 July 2022
    Good but not great
    To be honest, was little bit excited for it but the movie didn't delivered that much. The story was simple and not that much engaging. The first half was little bit boring but the second half was good especially the fight scenes. Overall, you will enjoy it only if you are JJK fan.
  • j_alfredprfrck - 10 July 2022
    Heartfelt, Deep, Dynamic
    Three words. Or maybe more. Jujutsu Kaisen is one of those animes that really care deeply for its characters. A whole lot of it. Lots of depth, which is probably rare in animes especially shounen. This feeling & experience with JJK has been so unique & endemic. The interconnected of the scenes & the characters themselves are so well-thought. And the movie is so dense with it. We were able to see more into the ever-opinionated Zenin & her friends, & the ever-timid & anxious Yuta, no matter how cliche the character trope is, is still able to make you cry and empathize a lot w/ him. Well-timed & dazzling actions follow suit, and those are one of the best that I could ever see in anime fights history.

    I have no more words of praise, but everything feels so smooth that I could not even notice any flaws. But at least, the film unearthed a lot of details not even mentioned during the first season, and Geto's bond w/ Satoru is even more amplified here. What I really don't like, I guess is the quick transition from before the Parade until its execution, and I still can't see clearly how the schools conduct their classes & trainings.

    Overall, these are just my first impressions. I believe I'll be able to write longer and deeper some other time. I still have my questions, but for now, I'll say I really love the characters -- very much, and the packed action scenes that balances with the film's poetic depth & imagery.

    Story: 9/10 Characters: 9.5/10 Animation & Art: 9.75/10 Sound: 9/10 Enjoyment: 9.5/10 Ave: 9.35/10.