Jujutsu Kaisen 0 (2022)

Director: Sunghoo Park Run Time: 112 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2021

Starring: Kana Hanazawa, Koki Uchiyama, Megumi Ogata, Mikako Komatsu, Tomokazu Seki

Country: Japan
Language: Japanese

About the film:

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?

“Bloody, action-packed and tragicomic all at once, this dazzling coming-of-age tale masterfully contemplates the knotty process of coming to terms with past traumas through a horror-fantasy lens… a treat for ardent fans and newcomers alike”

—Phuong Le for The Guardian

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is a prequel to the events in the anime series, which won Best Anime at the 5th Crunchyroll Anime Awards.

About the filmmaker:

Sunghoo Park is a South Korean anime director and animator who studied at Japan’s Chiyoda Institute of Technology and Art. For animation studio MAPPA, Sunghoo Park was key animator for Terror in Resonance and Yuri!!! on Ice before making his directorial debut with Garo: Vanishing Line. A rising star in the industry, he went on to direct anime series The God of High School, based on the popular South Korean webcomic, followed by Jujutsu Kaisen, based on the best-selling manga, and its critically-acclaimed feature film prequel Jujutsu Kaisen 0.

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