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Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Manga Prequel Gets Novel Adaptation for Upcoming Movie

Shueisha’s Jump J-Books website lists that the anime film Gekijō-ban Jujutsu Kaisen 0 (Jujutsu Kaisen 0 the Movie) will have a novel adaptation that will be released in Japan on December 24, the same day the film is released. premieres in Japan.

Baraddo Kitaguni is writing the novel, based on a script by the film’s screenwriter Hiroshi Seko. Gege Akutami is credited with the original work. Kitaguni has also written the other novels in the Jujutsu Kaisen franchise.

The film is based on the prequel to Gege Akutami’s Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Tokyo Toritsu Jujutsu Kōtō Senmon Gakkō (Jujutsu Kaisen 0: Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School) manga. Viz Media launched the manga in January and it describes the story:

Yuta Okkotsu is a nervous high school student suffering from a serious problem: his childhood friend Rika has become a curse and will not leave him alone. Since Rika is no ordinary curse, Satoru Gojo, a teacher at Jujutsu High, a school where novice exorcists learn to fight curses, realizes her plight. Gojo convinces Yuta to sign up, but will he be able to learn enough in time to face the curse that haunts him?

Akutami launched the main Jujutsu Kaisen manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in March 2018. Viz Media published the manga’s first three chapters in English simultaneously with Japan as part of its Jump Start initiative. When Viz switched to its new Shonen Jump model in December 2018, the company began publishing new chapters of the manga digitally. Shueisha is also publishing the manga on her MANGA Plus website.

The Jujutsu Kaisen television anime premiered in October 2020 and ran for 24 episodes. Crunchyroll streamed the anime outside of Asia just like the anime aired in Japan, and has also streamed dubbing in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German.

Source – Jump J-Books via ANN


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