Jujutsu Kaisen has become one of the major manga and anime franchises of the modern era. Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie just adds to the popularity of the franchise. With it currently being released, people are looking at where to watch the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie?
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie can only be watched in theaters in Japan. Knowing that it would be a success, MAPPA, the film’s production company, opted for an exclusive theatrical release, which earned them a lot of money; sending the movie to streaming platforms would have certainly cut that profit. As of yet, there are no official news regarding a streaming release, nor an international release of Jujutsu Kaisen 0.
In the rest of this article, we are going to give you more information on how and when you can watch Jujutsu Kaisen 0. We know that it’s still limited at this moment, but we’re going to talk a bit about the future and the perspectives, hopefully to calm you down a bit and to reassure that you’ll be able to watch Jujutsu Kaisen 0 in your home country in a while.
How to Watch the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Movie?
As of January 2022, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 has been released in theaters exclusively and, on top of that, only in Japanese theaters. MAPPA, the studio behind the anime series and the movie, deduced that the success of the manga and the anime would bolster their profit with an exclusive theatrical release and they were right.
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 became a major financial success, breaking records like crazy. We currently don’t know how long this theatrical release is going to be, but we also don’t know whether international audiences will get the chance to see it in theaters.
Some anime movies, for example Psycho-Pass: The Movie or the recent Digimon Adventure tri. movies, had a limited theatrical release outside of Japan, which is why we assume that Jujutsu Kaisen 0 could follow the same fate but we don’t know yet.
The movie is also going to be released on some streaming platforms for sure and will also get home releases in due time, but no information has been given regarding any form of release, not even an international theatrical release, which is why the data we have is extremely limited.
When Can You Watch the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Movie?
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 has been released in Japan on December 24, 2021 and is still running in Japanese theaters so if you’re in Japan, you can go watch it. As for everywhere else – the movie is still unavailable at this moment. The movie will certainly be released internationally, perhaps even in theaters, but we don’t know when and knowing how these things usually work – it might take a while.
Namely, successful theatrical releases of anime movies usually take some time to be released internationally, online and on home media. This is usually at least six months after the theatrical premiere, but seeing how the pandemic is affecting everything, we might even have to wait for a whole year to see the movie, i.e., until late 2022 or even 2023.
Where to Watch the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Movie?
The only place where you can watch Jujutsu Kaisen 0 at this moment is a Japanese movie theatre. Since the movie hasn’t been released outside of Japan, there is no way to see it unless you buy a ticket and go to a cinema in Japan. The movie has good chances of getting a limited theatrical release in North America, but we don’t know when or if that is going to happen.
The movie is certainly going o get a home and streaming release, but no information has been released related to that, either.
Where to Watch the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Movie Online?
As of January 2022, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is not available online on any streaming platform. Namely, the movie hasn’t been released outside Japanese theaters, so there is no way it could have landed on any streaming platform. As for the future, the movie is probably going to get a streaming release, but we’re at least six months, if not a year away from that.
As for the likely candidates, Crunchyroll is the most likely streaming platform to obtain the rights to the movie, since they have the anime series and are the best streaming platform when anime is concerned. The same applies to Funimation, but with one exception – Funimation specializes in dubbed editions of anime series and movies, so if you want to see the dubbed version, Funimation is your best pick.
As for the other platforms, the two biggest streaming platforms that offer anime are Netflix and HBO Max. Now, Netflix has the anime series in certain regions, so it is a likely candidate to get the movie, but HBO Max has the anima available globally, which makes it an even more likely candidate for the movie streaming rights.
Now, this is just pure speculation on our part so we’ll just have to wait and see where the movie appears and when.
What Is the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Movie About?
The plot of Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is actually a prequel to the original anime series, which sets up the whole lore. It is based on the manga of the same title written by Gege Akutami; the manga was actually the beginning of the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 storyline but Akutami later reworked the original concept of the prequel manga into the main Jujutsu Kaisen series. This is the plot of the manga.
Yuta Okkotsu is a shy 16-year-old high school student who is haunted by a cursed ghost. It is Rika Orimoto, his childhood friend who died six years ago, as they both promised to marry when they grew up. Whenever Yuta is harassed, Rika comes to his defence and violently attacks his attackers. In November 2016, Yuta meets Satoru Gojo, a jujutsu wizard, under whose guidance he joins the Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School to control Rika.
There, Yuta meets the sorcerers Panda, Maki Zenin and Toge Inumaki, who try to exorcise Rika but are easily stopped by her. Wanting to control Rika, Yuta starts training with Maki, who teaches him swordsmanship and teaches him his energy to become like one of them. During a mission, Maki motivates Yuta to fight if he wants to be accepted. This causes him to briefly control Rika to destroy a cursed spirit.
Over the course of three months, Yuta becomes more skilled, is able to control Rika, and grows closer to his classmates. On a mission with Toge, he is discovered by Suguru Geto, a powerful enemy wizard who used to be friends with Gojo. Geto wants to eliminate all non-magicians, which Yuta disagrees with.
While Yuta and Maki continue to befriend each other, Geto invades the school to kidnap Rika by force. Fearing for his safety, Gojo sends Panda and Toge to the school. Together with Maki, they clash with Geto and are seriously wounded by Geto. Angered, Yuta releases Rika and promises to give her his soul if she helps him defeat their enemy.
As a result, Geto is severely wounded, loses an arm and flees. He is found by Gojo, who thanks him for deliberately sparing the students. As both reflect on their old friendship, Gojo kills Geto. After the fight, Yuta is surprised to find him still alive. Gojo explains that Rika did not curse Yuta.
Instead, when Rika died, Yuta accidentally cursed her with his hidden energy inherited from the character Sugawara no Michizane, forcing her to stay by his side. Rika passes peacefully into the afterlife and asks an apologetic Yuta to live a full life. Yuta continues his work as a magician with his friends, still wearing Rika’s engagement ring.
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Voice Actors
The original voice actors from the Jujutsu Kaisen anime have returned for the movie, as well as some new faces that have voiced the characters appearing exclusively in the movie. This is the list of voice actors and roles for the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie:
|Character||Japanese Voice Actor|
|Yuta Okkotsu (乙骨 憂太, Okkotsu Yūta)||Megumi Ogata|
|Rika Orimoto (折本 里香, Orimoto Rika)||Kana Hanazawa|
|Maki Zen’in (禪院 真希, Zen’in Maki)||Mikako Komatsu|
|Toge Inumaki (狗巻 棘, Inumaki Toge)||Kōki Uchiyama|
|Panda (パンダ)||Tomokazu Seki|
|Satoru Gojo (五条 悟, Gojō Satoru)||Yūichi Nakamura|
|Suguru Geto (夏油 傑, Getō Suguru)||Takahiro Sakurai|
|Miguel (ミゲル, Migeru)||Kōichi Yamadera|
|Nanako Hasaba (枷場 菜々子, Hasaba Nanako)||Satsumi Matsuda|
|Mimiko Hasaba (枷場 美々子, Hasaba Mimiko)||Risae Matsuda|
|Larue (ラルゥ, Rarū)||Show Hayami|
|Manami Suda (菅田 真奈美, Suda Manami)||Shizuka Itō|
|Atsuya Kusakabe (日下部 篤也, Kusakabe Atsuya)||Shin-ichiro Miki|
As for the English language version, which is certainly going to be produced, we assume that the voice actors from the anime series are also going to reprise their roles (the practice is such and we don’t see why it would stop with this movie, seeing how popular it is). As for the new characters, we still don’t have any official information on the English-language voice actors so we’ll just have to wait for the official information to come out.