‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0’ anime film reveals main protagonist Yūta Okkotsu's character design
Written by: Jayson Beltrano | Published on: June 21, 2021 at 12:22 PM PHT (GMT+8)
The official Twitter for the TV anime adaptation of Gege Akutami's ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ manga series has unveiled on Monday the character design of main protagonist Yuuta Okkotsu of the upcoming movie adaptation and a prequel to the anime titled "Jujutsu Kaisen 0" based on the manga's Volume 0, Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical School (Tōkyō Toritsu Jujutsu Kōtō Senmon Gakkō) or known as Jujutsu Kaisen 0: Jujutsu High. The film is to premiere in Japan on December 24, 2021.
Yuuta Okkotsu is the main protagonist of Jujutsu Kaisen's prequel series Jujutsu Kaisen 0: Jujutsu High. He was initially a special grade cursed human haunted by his late childhood friend, Rika Orimoto. Satoru Gojo mentored Yuta and enrolled him at Tokyo Jujutsu High. Yuta is currently a second-year student at Jujutsu High. He was training overseas in Africa with Miguel until after the Shibuya Incident when he returned to Tokyo. (from Fandom)
As of writing, no voice actor is assigned to voice the role of Yuuta.
Studio MAPPA returns for the animation production and the rest of the staff and cast of the TV anime series will reprise their roles for the new project. The film is based on Gege Akutami's Jujutsu Kaisen 0: Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School (Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Tokyo Toritsu Jujutsu Kōtō Senmon Gakkō) manga story.
Synopsis by Crunchyroll:
Hardship, regret, shame: the negative feelings that humans feel become Curses that lurk in our everyday lives. The Curses run rampant throughout the world, capable of leading people to terrible misfortune and even death. What's more, the Curses can only be exorcised by another Curse.
Itadori Yuji is a boy with tremendous physical strength, though he lives a completely ordinary high school life. One day, to save a friend who has been attacked by Curses, he eats the finger of the Double-Faced Specter, taking the Curse into his own soul. From then on, he shares one body with the Double-Faced Specter. Guided by the most powerful of sorcerers, Gojo Satoru, Itadori is admitted to the Tokyo Metropolitan Technical High School of Sorcery, an organization that fights the Curses... and thus begins the heroic tale of a boy who became a Curse to exorcise a Curse, a life from which he could never turn back.
Here is the PV for the said anime film adaptation:
The Jujutsu manga series was serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump since March 2018. The individual chapters are collected and published by Shueisha, with twelve tankōbon volumes released as of August 2020.
The manga inspired a TV anime series consisting of 24 episodes. Animation studio MAPPA is animating the series with Sunghoo Park serving as the series director. Hiroshi Seko is writing and supervising the scripts and Tadashi Hiramatsu designing the characters. The music composition is handled by Hiroaki Tsutsumi, Yoshimasa Terui, and Arisa Okehazama.