Jujutsu Kaisen Review

This article does contain spoilers for Jujutsu Kaisen 0.

With the successful release of the movie, many can’t help but to wonder where exactly the movie fits in terms of both plot and time placement. Especially with a different character being the central focus.
Although based in the same world, the movie focuses not on Yuji Itadori, the main protagonist within the Jujutsu Kaisen manga/anime series, but instead on Yuta Okkotsu. A somewhat shy, young male highschool student that has a curse attached to him.

The movie wastes no time to immediately kick off with the opening scene, showcasing just how dangerous Yuta and his curse can be. Especially when a bully of Yuta’s gets attacked by the curse, subsequently resulting in them being a deformed structure, shoved into a nearby class storage locker.
Shortly afterwards, Yuta, a now reclusive person, meets with Satoru Gojo who is able to get Yuta to attend Tokyo’s Jujutsu Tech Highschool and become a sorcerer himself as they try to figure out how to resolve Yuta’s curse. As that happens, Yuta begins attending classes and training with his classmates and fellow sorcerers Maki Zenin, Panda, and Toge Inumaki. Although their first impressions of each other were on a rocky foundation, as time progresses in the movie, they slowly begin to adjust and be comfortable with each other.

The movie continues to follow most of the storyline from the Jujutsu Kaisen manga volume 0, exploring Yuta’s continued growth and use of his cursed techniques. Along with his focus on trying to break the curse that is binded to him. We also get to see Suguru Geto’s entrance along with his declaration of war against those who are not curse users. Scenes from both the sorcerers fighting the mass mobs of cursed spirits in Tokyo during the Night Parade of One Hundred Demons, and Yuta facing off with Geto back at the jujutsu tech campus are also featured in the movie.

Although the movie does have some minor differences from the source material that was pulled from the manga volume, they help serve as another layer of depth to previously mentioned lore or moments discussed in the main anime series. The movie overall was enjoyable with a good story progression, along with various cameos of other notable characters from the Jujutsu Kaisen universe.