December 24 marks the theatrical premiere of JUJUTSU KAISEN 0, which is based on the prequel manga by JUJUTSU KAISEN author Gege Akutami. In addition to the source material, another way to experience the story is on the way in the form of a novel adaptation.
Shueisha’s Jump J-Books website popped up a listing for the JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 novel, which will ship in Japan on the same day as the film’s debut. The novel is being written by Baraddo Kitaguni, who based it on anime film screenwriter Hiroshi Seko’s script. This isn’t the first time Kitaguni has explored the world of JUJUTSU KAISEN in a novel, either.
VIZ Media published the prequel manga in English and describes it:
Yuta Okkotsu is a nervous high school student who is suffering from a serious problem—his childhood friend Rika has turned into a Curse and won’t leave him alone. Since Rika is no ordinary Curse, his plight is noticed by Satoru Gojo, a teacher at Jujutsu High, a school where fledgling exorcists learn how to combat Curses. Gojo convinces Yuta to enroll, but can he learn enough in time to confront the Curse that haunts him?