The Jujutsu Kaisen 0 prequel movie reached over ¥5.8 billion (about $50.1 million) in gross sales. It sold over 4.3 million tickets just 11 days after its release on December 24, 2021. In its first three days, the movie became Japan’s second-fastest grossing movie behind last year’s Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train.
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This makes Jujutsu Kaisen 0 one of the top-selling anime movie adaptations. It officially outpaced last year’s Evangelion 3.0+1.0, which grossed ¥3.3 billion in its first week. Additionally, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 grossed ¥2.6 billion (about $22.4 million) in its first three days. In comparison, the only movie to outsell Jujutsu Kaisen 0 within the same timespan is Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train at ¥4.62 billion.
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is the movie adaptation of Jujutsu Kaisen creator Gege Akutami’s prequel manga of the same name. It follows Yuta Okkotsu, a new student at the Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical School. The powerful ghost of a dead childhood sweetheart haunts Okkotsu, who must find a way to control his curse for good. The veteran voice actor of Evangelion fame Megumi Ogata voices the character.
MAPPA animated the movie, and it is also currently in charge of the anime series. MAPPA has worked on other notable anime franchises, including Chainsaw Man and the upcoming final season of Attack on Titan.
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is available to watch in Japanese theatres. There is no confirmed western release date.