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Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Ends Theatrical Run, Makes 13.7 Billion Yen

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Ends Japanese Theatrical Run, Makes 13.7 Billion YenTo say Jujutsu Kaisen 0 was a hit is a bit of an understatement.

The film has ended its theatrical run in Japan after 157 days after having earned 13.7 billion yen (about $108 million). That makes it practically tied for The Last Samurai as the 14th-highest grossing film of all time in Japan, just under Weathering With You and Ponyo. Not bad!

Here’s Crunchymation’s official description of the film:

When they were children, Rika Orimoto was killed in a traffic accident right before the eyes of her close friend, Yuta Okkotsu. “It’s a promise. When we both grow up, we’ll get married.” Rika became an apparition, and Yuta longed for his own death after suffering under her curse, but the greatest Jujutsu sorcerer, Satoru Gojo, welcomed him into Jujutsu High. There Yuta meets his classmates, Maki Zen’in, Toge Inumaki, and Panda, and finally finds his own determination. “I want the confidence to say it’s okay that I’m alive!” “While I’m at Jujutsu High, I’ll break Rika-chan’s curse.” Meanwhile, the vile curse user, Suguru Geto, who was expelled from the school for massacring ordinary people, appears before Yuta and the others. “This coming December 24th, we shall carry out the Night Parade of a Hundred Demons.” While Geto advocates for creating a paradise for only jujutsu sorcerers, he unleashes a thousand curses upon Shinjuku and Kyoto to exterminate all non-sorcerers. Will Yuta be able to stop Geto in the end? And what will happen to breaking Rika’s curse…?

Source: Otakomu

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.