The latest box office information has been released for the JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 Movie along with some new cuts, and the film has earned over $66 million USD since its release on December 24, 2021. To be specific, it mobilized 5,671,950 people and earned a total of 7,714,084,650 Japanese yen in 18 days, making it the 80th highest earning film in Japanese box office history.
They held an interview with Mikako Komatsu (voice actress of Maki Zenin), Kouki Uchiyama (Inumaki Toge), and Tomokazu Seki (Panda). Commenting on the impressions of the film, Komatsu said, “I think one of the charms of ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ are the action scenes, and there is a sense in the way each one is depicted.” She also mentioned that the visuals for Maki were different in the film as compared to the TV anime, and that she felt like it emphasized her strength more.
Uchiyama Kouki, the voice actor of Toge, said, “I was just overwhelmed. I think it’s a work where the more you know about it, the more curious you become and want to dig deeper. So after watching this movie, I think you’ll want to touch the original story and the TV anime.”
He also said: “This is the first time I’ve been able to see how Toge gets along with others. There is already a relationship between him and Maki and Panda, and Okkotsu comes into that relationship. I think that’s how it started. But as they go through dangerous missions together and gain experience, they become friends. That process was great.”
Tomokazu Seki, the voice of Panda, said, “[Megumi] Ogata-san’s Okkotsu was really good. Hanazawa-san’s voice [as Rika] was something I’d never heard before, and I could really feel the enthusiasm of the actors.” He also added: “The panda didn’t change much…it was just a normal panda. Maki and Toge’s relationship with Okkotsu was well-drawn, and there were many parts that made sense to me…”
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The JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 Movie earning $66 million USD comes a week after they reported it earning $50 million. It previously earned over $20 million USD in its opening weekend. You can watch the main trailer:
The movie is a prequel to the 1st season of JUJUTSU KAISEN, and it covers Volume 0 of the manga. VIZ licensed it in English, and they describe the story:
Yuta Okkotsu is a nervous high school student who is suffering from a serious problem. His childhood friend Rika has turned into a Curse and won’t leave him alone. Since Rika is no ordinary Curse, his plight is noticed by Satoru Gojo, a teacher at Jujutsu High, a school where fledgling exorcists learn how to combat Curses. Gojo convinces Yuta to enroll, but can he learn enough in time to confront the Curse that haunts him?
Source: Oricon, Oricon
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