As we all know, the Jujutsu Kaisen film 0 has already created much hype among anime lovers all over the world. Who doesn’t want to enjoy a story revolving around Gojo sensei’s past? The best part about it is, the film will be adapting Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Tokyo Toritsu Jujutsu Kōtō Senmon Gakkō. Now, this may sound unfair to the fans who prefer reading. If you are one of them, don’t get upset. The franchise will be releasing a novel that will cover this arc.
A novel may not have cool animations or music, but it precisely portrays the author’s thoughts without any intervention from the production company. Moreover, since it’s a novel, it will be more descriptive and detailed compared to the film. Here’s everything we know about the novel so far.
Synopsis of the Novel
Similar to the Jujutsu Kaisen film 0, the novel will revolve around Yuta Okkotsu, a nervous high school issue with some serious problems. He is born special from the rest and caught Gojo sensei’s attention, who later became his mentor. Those who have read the manga must know how awesome Yuta is, and his backstory is something that we all want to know.
Yuta’s childhood friend, Rika, turned into a curse and decided not to leave him alone. Now, Rika is no ordinary curse, and its plight was noticed by Gojo sensei. He convinced Yuta to join Jujutsu High and work together in confronting the curse that haunts him. Since Suguru get was also included in the trailer, I am expecting that he has something to do with this mess.
Release Date of Jujutsu Kaisen 0 novel
Shueisha’s Jump J books website has listed a novel adaptation of the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 anime film. It will ship to Japan on December 24, the same day that the film will release in Japanese theatres.
You must have guessed by now that the author is none other than Gege Akutami himself. He is credited with the original work. Meanwhile, Baraddo Kitaguni is penning down the novel after referring to the script of Hiroshi Seko (Jujutsu Kaisen 0 film’s scriptwriter).
Where to Read It
The novel will be on sale from the official website of Shueisha’s Jump J books. You can also buy it from any offline store in Japan after December 24. Considering Jujutsu Kaisen’s popularity in the Western world, it’s safe to assume that Shueisha will soon make the book available worldwide.
Yuta Okkutsu in the Current Timeline
In the current Culling games arc, Yuta Okkutsu is the second-year student of Jujutsu High with unrivaled powers. He saved Itadori Yuuji from his execution and is currently helping him to survive the Culling games. He is a prodigy even among the finest Jujutsu High students, and some of his techniques are on par with Gojo sensei. However, unlike Gojo sensei, he runs out of cursed energy after some time.
The secret behind his amazing powers is inheritance. He is a descendant of one of the three great families of Japan. Despite having Rika’s curse dispelled, Yuta is still one of the five special-grade sorcerers. The Jujutsu High knew what a threat he could pose but couldn’t dispose of him due to Gojo’s presence. Now that Gojo is sealed, I don’t think they will hesitate much before going after him. The jujutsu world is in turmoil thanks to Pseudo-Geto, and Yuta is one of the few sorcerers with enough power to make everything right.
About the Original Manga
Gege Akutami launched the manga in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in March 2018. It soon became one of the most popular ongoing manga and drew a lot of people towards its unpredictable story. Later in 2020, the manga sales increased ten-folds with the release of its anime adaptation. The anime has 24 episodes, and MAPPA did an exceptional job in bringing these characters into the anime silver screen. Right now, it is one of the most talked-about anime franchises, and I am pretty sure that its popularity will increase over time.