Jujutsu Kaisen 0: Jujutsu High follows Yuta Okkotsu, a dangerous and powerfully unstable curse user who is unaware of the world of Jujutu sorcerers until he is taken under the wing of another powerful curse user: Satoru Gojo. Yuta, along with the rest of his class at Jujutsu High (a school for Jujutsu sorcerers), learn and grow together, forming bonds of trust and friendship that are put to the test by evil curses and curse users that strive to gain the power Yuta holds.
As underwhelming as the title may be, Jujutsu Kaisen 0: Jujutsu High was a welcome addition to the world of curse fighting, power wielding sorcerers that is Jujutsu Kaisen. The movie itself takes place a year before the Jujutsu Kaisen anime begins. This allows audiences that haven’t watched the anime to still be able to enjoy and understand the film. And those who are familiar with the anime are gifted with brief appearances of beloved characters from the anime such as Nanami, to give an example.
I personally loved seeing another side of Jujutsu Kaisen brought to life on screen. A personal favorite character of mine from the series is Inumaki Toge, and because he is Yuta’s classmate I was able to see him shine on screen! Something Jujutsu Kaisen does spectacularly well is create depth within every character we are introduced to. The audience is able to learn so much about characters in an entertaining way rather than through tedious expositions.
Another aspect that makes Jujutsu Kaisen so enjoyable on the whole is the humor. Because it is a darker anime filled with blood, gore, and heartache, Jujutsu Kaisen balances itself hilarious character personalities as well as spontaneous moments that cause frequent moments of laughter for the audience.
I personally am not the biggest fan of darker anime, but Jujutsu Kaisen balances itself so well that I couldn’t help but fall in love.
I would recommend Jujutsu Kaisen 0:Jujutsu High to anyone who would like to dip their toes into a darker anime. If you haven’t seen the anime or watched the manga, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is a time effective way to see whether you’d be interested in delving deeper. For those of you who have watched the anime and read the manga, it’s nice to see Yuta brough to life on screen!