Jujutsu Kaisen movie drops new teaser with cast announcement

Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie will premiere in Japan on 24 December 2021. (Photo: Twitter/animejujutsu)
Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie will premiere in Japan on 24 December 2021. (Photo: Twitter/animejujutsu)

Scheduled to premiere in Japan this Christmas Eve, Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie has dropped a 30-second teaser, with voice actress Megumi Ogata voicing the protagonist Yuta Okkotsu.

Ogata is best known for voicing Sailor Uranus in the Sailor Moon series, Kurama in Yu Yu Hakusho and Yukito Tsukishiro, also known as Yue, in Cardcaptor Sakura.

As Gege Akutami, the original author of Jujutsu Kaisen, envisioned Okkotsu to be a neutral, soft and gentle character with a large range of fluctuating emotions, the movie director Park Sunghoo and the anime staff felt that Ogata fits the image really well.

“When I received the offer, I was really surprised! I’m suddenly given such a major role in the highly acclaimed Jujutsu Kaisen!” Ogata expressed. “While still in disbelief, I read the manga all at once, from volume zero to the latest volume. I finished watching the anime as well.”

Although Ogata found it challenging to voice Okkotsu as it is a charming yet complicated character, she hoped to keep the author’s image in mind, while creating her own image of Okkotsu.

Jujutsu Kaisen is a horror fantasy story about cursed spirits and jujutsu sorcerers. A prequel to the anime series, Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie follows the story of Yuta Okkotsu, who lost his childhood friend Rika when he was young. Rika became a Curse and followed Okkotsu around, causing harm to the people around him using her enormous power. Although Okkotsu has been living a life avoiding contact with people, he vows to break this curse of a “loved one” after meeting Satoru Gojo, a teacher at the Jujutsu High School.

Hear the voice of Okkotsu in the new teaser, as he said, “I will break Rika’s curse at the Jujutsu High School.”

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