The start of the Jujutsu Kaisen the anime could have been very different.
According to a statement from the director that was recently translated by Twitter user @soukatsu_, director Sunghoo Park originally wanted the Jujutsu Kaisen anime to start with the story of Yuta Okkutsu. “When I took on the role of director, I originally wanted to start the TV anime series with this magnetic story and its compelling debut in Jujutsu Kaisen 0: Tokyo Metropolitan Technical College“, revealed Park. Instead of starting with the story of the prequel, the animated series ended up starting where the main Jujutsu Kaisen the manga also begins, with Yuji Itadori’s introduction to the world of wizards and curses. The Jujutsu Kaisen 0 The prequel’s story is now being adapted into a movie, which will premiere in Japan on December 24. enjoy,” Park said, adding, “Please see it in theaters the night it comes out!”
Sunghoo Park has been in the anime industry for almost 20 years. He previously worked as a key animator on Yuri on ice and directed The God of High School, a 2020 Korean comic book adaptation that was praised for its intricate combat choreography and animation. Park directed the first season of Jujutsu Kaisen animated series, and now directs the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 prequel movie.
There “Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical Schoolwhich Park refers to in his statement was a manga created by Gege Akutami in 2017. The short mini-series was the first story set in the world of Jujutsu Kaisenand introduced many characters and concepts that would later be developed into the main Akutami series, which was first released about a year later. Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical School has been completed. Once Jujutsu Kaisen became a hit, Akutami’s original miniseries was retroactively renamed Jujutsu Kaisen 0 to reflect its place in the series’ timeline.
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 tells the story of Yuta Okkutsu, a young man who made a promise to his childhood friend, Rikka Orimoto, that the two would marry one day. Unfortunately, Rikka dies at a young age, and to make matters worse, his mind has turned into a curse, a spirit monster that now haunts Yuta and hurts anyone who gets too close to him. Not wanting to put anyone else in danger, Yuta isolates himself from others. However, the tortured young man’s life changes forever when he meets a wizard named Satoru Gojo.
The first season of Jujutsu Kaisen is available to stream now on Crunchyroll and Funimation. A release date for the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 film outside of Japan has yet to be announced.
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