Updated: Jun 22, 2022
Enthusiastic fans flocked to the IMAX Theatre at SM Megamall last June 18, 2022 for the advanced fan screening of Jujutsu Kaisen 0. Check out what happened!
By: Nicole S. Castro on June 21 2022 at 17:07 PHT
As previously announced, the highly awaited anime film Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is set to premiere in regular theaters in the Philippines tomorrow, June 22, 2022.
But for the especially excited fans (including the staff of AniradioPlus), we were privileged to watch the film ahead of time with a fan screening last June 18, 2022 at the IMAX Theatre in SM Megamall (Fashion Hall, 5th Floor).
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 serves as the prequel to parent series Jujutsu Kaisen (呪術廻戦). Both are Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Gege Akutami. Jujutsu Kaisen 0 was first serialized in Shueisha's Jump GIGA from April to July 2017 under the title Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical School, then was renamed to Jujutsu Kaisen 0 after it was compiled into a tankōbon volume.
While parent series Jujutsu Kaisen stars Yuji Itadori, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 stars Yuta Okkotsu (CV: Megumi Ogata), who experiences tragedy in relation to his childhood friend Rika Orimoto (CV: Kana Hanazawa). This results in Yuta discovering his cursed energy and enrolling in Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School. There, he befriends Maki Zen'in, Toge Inumaki, and Panda, the students one year above Itadori.
The film first premiered in Japan last Dec. 24, 2021, then premiered in the United States on Mar. 18, 2022.
The staff of AniradioPlus were cordially invited by official film distributor Pioneer Films to cover the fan screening event at SM Megamall.
There, we witnessed enthusiastic fans taking pictures with their official Jujutsu Kaisen merchandise. Some fans even arrived in cosplay attire and won special prizes from the SM Cinema staff.
Thank you for your enthusiasm! Jujutsu Kaisen is one of the most popular anime series of the 2020s and we hope you all get to express your love for the fandom from the Philippines!
NICOLE S. CASTRO
Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.