Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Review: A well-executed anime prequel to Cursed in the Family
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Many of the brilliant manga/anime popular enough to be theater filling hits. My Legendary Knowledge to Demon Slayer-place their heroes in YA-friendly training environments. Empowered teenagers learn to deal with their unexpected powers through the experienced eyes of paternal elders and the perils of bad boys who stray from their path. The show and the conflict are classic X-Men, with mutants/superheroes/demon hunters/shamans caught between non-violent integration in a powerless world and violent domination. That makes it Jujutsu Kaisen 0Sunghoo Park’s film of the hit series Gege Akutami, accessible even to those who are new to the business – and its projection is happily colored by countless fun, yokai-inspired.
There is an elite known as Yuta Okkotsu (Megumi Ogata) and his situation. He was cursed and set to go to Jujutsu school to learn to use his powers for good. Thousands of Japanese die from curses every year, after all, and trained witches are the only ones who can help reduce the staggering numbers. But Yuta’s powers come from a dark, revealing place Jujutsu KaisenSad Feeling: His curse comes from watching his childhood friend die after being hit by a car. Bloody, the stalker holds his life deep like a wounded spiritual manifestation, crawling around greedily like a muscle-bound parasite. It is a powerful burden, which also makes it a target for evil.
Baddies like Suguru Geto (Takahiro Sakurai) – a treacherous Magneto who goes to Professor X’s Satoru Gojo (Yuichi Nakamura) – who pretty much doesn’t deviate from his ideological compassion. His hatred for those around him is palpable in both his voice and his snake-like appearance, wrapping himself in a hug-like embrace when he’s around those he hopes to deal with. He provides one of the best fights in the film, which sees Yuta and his classmates (a powerless heir student with a splinter on his shoulder; a cursed child who can only speak in letters; a giant panda who talks ) monstrous eyes and beautiful demons alike.
These battles contain elements of world mythology, about how cursed energy can be transferred into weapons or used to control supernatural creatures taken from the aesthetics of old school Japanese culture. But it’s also quick, elegant and more dramatic than you might think—fingers snapping, arms slicing, skin peeling. It’s pretty bad. The film’s story and instructions are as general as they come (and boast of the young sex of the sticky that highlights the rejection of the final seal), it all depends on the details and the execution. But Park and the production team at MAPPA keep the visual appeal of the series. Characters run through multi-layered environments that come off well in detailed animation – their models and actions come off with a blatant disregard for physics. It’s a pleasure rather than cheap in its extremes, especially compared to the last price war Dragon Ball Z movies.
Throw all that together with a Linkin Park-like soundtrack and a Sad Boy cast that’s straight out of the Shinji Ikari school, and you’ve got a catchy approach for newcomers and enough fun for those looking back. changing the need Tokyo City Curse Technical School adaptation. It may not tug at your heartstrings, or inspire the greatest of violent throwbacks, but in the epitome of the new blockbuster, it’s a woven piece of industrial fantasy.
Director: Sungho Park
Author: Hiroshi Seko
Cast: Megumi Ogata, Kana Hanazawa, Mikako Komatsu, Kiki Uchiyama, Tomokazu Seki, Yuichi Nakamura, Takahiro Sakurai
Release date: March 18, 2022
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