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Kana Hanazawa to Play Rika in Upcoming Jujutsu Movie Kaisen

On the official site for the upcoming film adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by Gege Akutami, Jujutsu Kaisen, which will be titled Jujutsu Kaisen 0, it was announced that the voice actress Kana Hanazawa will be part of the voice cast to play the character Rika Orimoto. The press release included a comment from Hanazawa, who wrote:

«When I decided to audition, I saw the original story and animation and, as usual, I became a huge fan of the play. I will be able to take care of both the childhood Rika and the Curse Rika, so I will interpret them well, making my feelings for Yuuta-kun grow even more for the recording. And I’m looking forward to seeing the dialogue with my favorite Megumi Ogata».

This project was announced during the final episode of the series on March 26, is scheduled to premiere on December 24 in Japan and will adapt the prequel to the original manga also known as “Volume 0”, whose official title is Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Tokyo Toritsu Jujutsu Koto Senmon Gakkou. On the other hand, Gege Akutami began the publication of the manga in the magazine Weekly Shonen Jump from the publisher Shueisha in March 2018.

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The work inspired a twenty-four episode anime adaptation aired in Japan from October 2020 to March 2021. It should be remembered that the video game for smartphones Jujutsu Kaisen: Phantom Parade will be available soon in the catalog of QooApp on this link.

Production team

  • Seong-Hu Park (Garo: Vanishing Line, The God of High School) is in charge of the direction of the feature film at the studios MAPPA, repeating his role in the animated series.
  • Hiroshi seko (Ajin, Banana Fish, Heion Sedai no Idaten-tachi, Inuyashiki) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts, repeating his role in the animated series.
  • Tadashi hiramatsu (Abenobashi Mahou ☆ Shouieneni, Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu, Sayonara no Asa and Yakusoku no Hana wo Kazarou) is in charge of character design, repeating his role in the animated series.
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Jujutsu Kaisen Synopsis 0

Yuuta Okkotsu is cursed. Ever since his childhood friend, Rika, died in a car accident, his ghost has stayed with him. But her spirit doesn’t appear like the sweet girl that Yuuta once knew. Instead, he manifests himself as a monstrous and powerful entity that fiercely protects him. Unable to control Rika’s violent behavior, Yuuta is powerless to stop the bloodshed that follows her brutal revenge. As a result, when he is seized by the “Jujutsu” wizards – the secret guardians of the world, trained to combat forces like Rika – Yuuta wishes to be completely isolated so that no one else can get hurt.

However, his captor, Master Sorcerer Satoru Gojou, has other plans for him: he will enter the Jujutsu High School and learn to control Rika to help people. Now, in his first year at this school, Yuuta begins to learn the arts of Jujutsu and to fight evil beings. Along with her new companions Maki Zenin, an expert in Jujutsu weapons; Toge Inumaki, a sorcerer who uses his words as weapons; and Panda, a panda who seems to walk and talk, Yuuta begins to find his place in the world and, for once, become comfortable with his abilities. However, as his training progresses, Yuuta learns that the dangers of the Jujutsu world go far beyond evil spirits.

Source: Comic Natalie

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(c) 2021 「劇場版 呪 術 廻 戦 0」 製作 委員会

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