This winter, the world is set to visit a new time within the Shonen universe of Jujutsu Kaisen via the prequel film, Jujutsu Kaisen 0, which will not only introduce anime fans to a new story from Gege Akutami, but a new protagonist that came before the arrival of Yuji Itadori. Now, according to a new report, a new special one-shot is being created for Jujutsu Kaisen which won’t just give fans new reading material but will also dive deeper into the prequel’s star, Yuta Okkutsu, who has vastly different powers than the current protagonist, Yuji.
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is set to tell the story created by mangaka Gege Akutami before Yuji Itadori hit the scene, wherein the series didn’t run under the title that we know today, but was rather called “Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical School,” Releasing in 2017, the short story laid the groundwork for what we would come to know as Jujutsu Kaisen and will make for a solid one and done story that shows what the world of Jujutsu Tech was like before the fingers of Sukuna were eaten by Yuji. Set to release later this month in Japanese theaters, a North American release date has yet to be revealed for this prequel film.
According to Twitter Outlet WSJ_Manga, Weekly Shonen Jump’s upcoming issue will be printing a special one-shot that further explores the character of Yuta Okkutsu just in time for the prequel film that will tell a new story within the popular Shonen universe which continues running in the manga publication to this day.
Later this month, the biggest event in the world of Shonen franchises is set to arrive thanks to Jump Festa, which will have a panel dedicated to Jujutsu Kaisen. While details regarding how much information about the series and its prequel film have yet to be revealed for this upcoming event, fans of Jujutsu Tech are counting the days until Jump Festa takes place. While a second season from Studio MAPPA has also yet to be confirmed, we definitely wouldn’t be surprised if it was also confirmed at this year’s Shonen extravaganza.
Will you be picking up this upcoming one-shot for Jujutsu Kaisen? What secrets do you hope will be revealed at this year’s Jump Festa? Feel free to let us know in the comments or hit me up directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk all things comics, anime, and the world of Jujutsu Tech.
from Ultimate Comic Blog