The stage adaptation covers the beginning of the story with Yuji Itadori discovering the world of curses.
By: Nicole S. Castro on April 14, 2022 at 11:59 PHT
Promotional materials have been revealed for the upcoming stage adaptation of Gege Akutami's hit series Jujutsu Kaisen.
Performances will run on July 15-31 at The Galaxy Theatre in Tokyo, and on Aug. 4-14 at the Mielparque Hall in Osaka. Ticket sales for the general public begin on June 19, 2022, however, there are ways to pre-order them earlier here.
Below is the promotional video introducing the main cast and story. The stage play will cover the beginning of the anime series with Yuji Itadori swallowing Ryomen Sukuna's finger and entering Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical College as a result.
Ryuji Sato as Yuji Itadori
Kazuaki Yasue as Megumi Fushiguro
Erika Toyohara as Nobara Kugisaki
Ryosuke Miura as Satoru Gojo
Sara Takatsuki as Maki Zenin
Fuma Sadamoto as Toge Inumaki
Takeshi Terayama as Panda
Masanari Wada as Kento Nanami
Hosaki Tanaka as Kiyotaka Ijichi
Mikako Ishii as Shoko Ieiri
Motohiro Ohta as Mahito
Noa Fukuzawa (WATWING) as Junpei Yoshino
Ray Fujita as Suguru Geto
Mondo Yamagishi as Jogo
Yoshihiro Minami as Hanami
Tact Igarashi as Ryomen Sukuna
Original work: Gege Akutami's "Jujutsu Kaisen" (serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump)
Screenplay/Script: Kohei Kiyasu
Director: Kensaku Kobayashi
Idly indulging in baseless paranormal activities with the Occult Club, high schooler Yuuji Itadori spends his days at either the clubroom or the hospital, where he visits his bedridden grandfather. However, this leisurely lifestyle soon takes a turn for the strange when he unknowingly encounters a cursed item. Triggering a chain of supernatural occurrences, Yuuji finds himself suddenly thrust into the world of Curses—dreadful beings formed from human malice and negativity—after swallowing the said item, revealed to be a finger belonging to the demon Sukuna Ryoumen, the "King of Curses."
Yuuji experiences first-hand the threat these Curses pose to society as he discovers his own newfound powers. Introduced to the Tokyo Metropolitan Jujutsu Technical High School, he begins to walk down a path from which he cannot return—the path of a Jujutsu sorcerer. (from MyAnimeList)
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.