The Jujutsu Kaisen prequel film has taken Japan by storm, and international fans are eagerly awaiting their chance to watch it. So, when can we expect a Jujutsu Kaisen 0 release date in the US and UK? We’ll take a look at when the movie might be coming West.
When will Jujutsu Kaisen 0 come to the US and UK?
Update: Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is slated to premiere in the US and South Korea in February 2022 according to Yahoo News Japan. Further international dates haven’t been announced yet.
As of now, there have been no announcements made on when the Jujutsu Kaisen Zero release date will be for the US and UK. Neither the production company, MAPPA, nor the distributors, Toho, have made any statements concerning plans to release the movie outside of Japan.
Jujutsu Kaisen made a big splash when the anime was released outside of Japan and became Crunchyroll’s second most-watched series of 2020. It also was Twitter’s second most discussed show of 2021. As such, it’s surprising that plans weren’t already in motion to bring Jujutsu Kaisen 0 West before it released in Japanese theaters. One would think it would have seen a simultaneous release in all territories with its immense popularity. The manga has also seen tremendous success. It was the second best-selling series in 2020 and the best-selling of 2021.
So far, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 has been licensed for distribution in China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan by Medialink. However, this company limits its operations to Asia, so we won’t see it bring the film to the US or UK. More than likely, we’ll see Crunchyroll end up with the streaming rights, but who would handle theater distribution? More than likely, we’d see it under the Sony Pictures Entertainment imprint since it now owns both Crunchyroll and Funimation.
The Jujutsu Kaisen movie will inevitably make it to the West. Unfortunately, we’re just not sure when or how it’ll be released in the US and UK just yet. Hopefully, we’ll hear something in the near future.