The official website and Twitter account of the next Jujutsu kaisen film titled Jujutsu kaisen 0, revealed a new teaser visual and the film’s December 24 release date. The film was announced after the 24th episode of the Jujutsu kaisen lively.
Jujutsu kaisen 0 was first serialized in Jump GIGA in 2017 for four volumes as the Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical School, with its protagonist Yuta Okkotsu, the powerful Jujutsu High sophomore mentioned in the main series. The main JUJUTSU KAISEN series began in March 2018, and the prequel was released as a single manga volume in November 2018.
VIZ Media describes the story as:
Yuta Okkotsu is a nervous high school student who suffers from a serious problem – his childhood friend Rika has become a curse and will not leave him alone. As Rika is no ordinary curse, her plight is noticed by Satoru Gojo, a teacher at Jujutsu High, a school where novice exorcists learn to fight curses. Gojo convinces Yuta to sign up, but can he learn enough in time to face the curse that haunts him?
Based on the manga by Gege Akutami, Jujutsu kaisen premiered their first backyard during the fall 2020 anime season. Show staff includes Sunghoo Park (The high school god) as director, Yui Umemoto (Granblue Fantasy: The Animation Season 2) as assistant director, Hiroshi Seko (Attack on Titan: The Final Season series composer) as series composer and screenwriter, and Tadashi Hiramatsu (Yuri !!! on the ice) as a character designer.
Other staff members include Teppei Itou as cinematographer, Chikako Kamata (Banana fish) as colorist, Miki Kaneda as 3DCG director and Hiroaki Tsutsumi (Dr Pierre) as a music composer. MAPPA is in charge of the animation production.
Jujutsu kaisen first ending theme song, “LOST IN PARADISE”, the second single from international hip-hop and funk group ALI, won the award for best ending theme at 7th anime trends award. Reaching # 28 on the Oricon charts and peaking at # 7 on the Anime Trending Shuffle Charts, the song stars Japanese rapper AKLO.
Crunchyroll describes the series as:
Difficulties, regrets, shame: the negative feelings that humans experience become curses that lurk in our daily life. Curses are rampant all over the world, capable of leading people to terrible misfortune and even death. Additionally, Curses can only be exorcised by another Curse.
Itadori Yuji is a boy with enormous physical strength, although he leads a very ordinary high school life. One day, to save a friend who was attacked by curses, he eats the finger of the double-sided specter, taking the curse away in his own soul. From then on, he shares a body with the Double-sided Specter. Guided by the most powerful wizard, Gojo Satoru, Itadori is admitted to the Tokyo Metropolitan Technical High School of Sorcery, an organization that fights Curses … and thus begins the heroic story of a boy who became a Curse to exorcise a Curse, a life which he could never turn back.