Published By: Karishma Singh

Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie – Canon or Not?

Undoubtedly, Jujutsu Kaisen is one of the most hyped anime series and manga, often considered the best among other dark-themed series like Chainsaw Man and Hell’s Paradise.

And the movie Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is a blockbuster too, but there is something common in anime movies that is present in this as well; it had uncertain mainstream, and some fans even assume it to be a part of the main story.

The title of the movie suggests it’s a prequel, but is there information from the main story as well that can help you understand the movie better?

So, excited to know more about your favourite series? Then keep on reading till the end!

Jujutsu Kaisen 0’s Place in the Canon:

Well, as we already know, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is surely a prequel to the main series Jujutsu Kaisen, and it is also one of the most important parts of the official story, but the prequel story happens about a year before the main series.

Unlike other movies, older movies where anime movies aren’t even considered to be part of the main plot, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is considered canon because its storyline fits perfectly with the timeline suggested in the later anime series.

Known as Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical School, it only consists of four chapters in 2017, and as the years pass, the author, Gege Akutami, created Jujutsu Kaisen, which is very similar for sure.

They afterward renamed the first story as Jujutsu Kaisen 0 by considering it a prequel to the main show.

Understanding Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Without Watching the Series:

Well, this part is for someone who hasn’t watched the movie yet and wants to get a better knowledge of the series. So, keep on reading if you are someone who wants to know about the movie’s plot.

Well, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is a story that revolves around Yuta Okkotsu, a guy who has the power to control his powerful cursed spirit friend Rika. She became a stronger cursed spirit after Yuta refused to accept her death in real life and keeps on following him.

So, just to protect Yuta, Rika turns into a super powerful spirit renowned to be the “Queen of Curses.” After that, Yuta joins the academy of Jujutsu High School to learn about spirits and to get to be with spirits that are dangerous enemies, including Suguru Geto.

So, even if you haven’t watched Jujutsu Kaisen, this movie can be a great beginning for you as it is set in a timeline that happens to be before the anime.

Other than that, this movie has also introduced us to super popular characters like Gojo, Panda, Maki, and Toge. It is not like your other typical prequel but more of a proper introductory series to the main show.

Even if you are a die-hard fan of the series, this prequel movie gives more of the background and insight into the characters with details that connect us with our favourite characters in the show in a better way.

Keep in mind that the main character of the show is Itadori who sadly is not present in the movie, but other popular and familiar faces are present so it will be enjoyable for sure.

Hence, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is the quickest and easiest way to connect with the series and definitely worth watching.