'Jujutsu Kaisen Vol 0.5' 9-page manga awaits for 5 million Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie watchers in Japan
Written by: Jayson Beltrano
Published on: December 04, 2021 at 21:25 PHT (GMT+8)
The official website for the upcoming film adaptation and a prequel to the Jujutsu Kaisen anime series titled "Jujutsu Kaisen 0" has revealed on Saturday that a limited edition 9-page Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 0.5 manga will be given for free as a gift to five (5) million people who will watch the film that will premiere on December 24, 2021.
The Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 0.5 manga, in a form of a booklet, consists of 9 pages and depicts the daily lives of first-grader Yuta Okkotsu and the others. It will also include an interview question and answer with the series' author Gege Akutami, the movie version setting material, and comments from the anime staff and cast.
People will be eligible to claim their gift at the theater hall by either watching the film's regular screenings or IMAX screenings starting December 24. It was noted that the number is limited depending on the theater and the promotion might end sooner.
The gift is not for sale. Resale, copying, duplication, diversion, distribution through social media, etc. of the contents of the booklet/manga are strictly prohibited.
More details at the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Official Site, click here.
Watch the recent trailer for the Jujutsu Kaisen 0.
The trailer features the anime film's theme song titled 'Ichigo' performed by Japanese band King Gnu.
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.
The Jujutsu Kaisen manga series written and illustrated by Gege Akutami 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.
Source: Jujutsu Kaisen anime Official Twitter Official Site