Jujutsu Kaisen 0 did wonders when it came out, as everyone worldwide ran to the theaters to watch Yuta’s anime debut. The film promised fans a thrilling time through the trailers and did not let us down on it.
So many factors resulted in the film becoming a global success and reaching the list of most beloved and popular anime films of all time. Even after months of its release, the film is still in the top 10 race and has reached a new high.
That’s right. Jujutsu Kaisen 0 has snatched the #6 spot from Weathering With You on the list of biggest anime films of all time globally.
The staff said the film sold over 20.51 million tickets and earned a whopping 26.5 billion yen (approx. US$191.1 million) worldwide. The Numbers website states the movie has grossed US$195,870,885 globally, placing it above Weathering With You, which earned US$189,981,720.
The only films topping JJK 0 right now are Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo, Spirited Away, and Your Name. All these films come from renowned creators like Hayao Miyazaki and Makoto Shinkai, which explains their popularity and earnings.
Other factors that make Jujutsu Kaisen 0 a great film are a change of protagonist and impeccable animation. Yuta might have had the same conditions as Yuji, but their personalities and backgrounds differ greatly.
While Yuji is a happy-go-lucky guy despite losing the only family he had, Yuta is more reserved and afraid of his own potential. However, as the film ended, Yuta did come through and learned to embrace his powers and who he is.
Moreover, this was a prequel story, and fans were already eager to know about Yuta when he was mentioned in the first season.
This added to the long list of why the film did so well globally. It signifies how the franchise will maintain its position as a top shonen anime for a long time.
About Jujutsu Kaisen
Jujutsu Kaisen, also known as Sorcery Fight, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by GegeAkutami, serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since March 2018.
An anime television series adaptation produced by MAPPA premiered in October 2020.
The story revolves around Yuuji Itadori, a high-school student who, despite hating athletics, is insanely fit. Yuuji gets involved in the world of sorcery when he swallows a powerful talisman to protect his friends from its curse.
On observing that Yuuji wasn’t affected much even when inflicted with this curse, Satoru decides to send Yuuji on a quest to save the world.
The second season is premiering in July 2023.
Source: Official Website