MAPPA has revealed that veteran voice actor Megumi Ogata will play protagonist Yuta Okkotsu within the upcoming Jujutsu Kaisen prequel film, releasing in Japan on December 24, 2021. Addtionally, the studio additionally launched a brand new brief animated trailer that includes the protagonist.
The brand new film titled Jujutsu Kaisen 0, is ready earlier than the occasions of the mainline manga and anime adaptation. The film will comply with Yuto Okkotsu, a scholar on the Jujutsu Excessive College. It’s primarily based on a miniseries written by the creator Gege Akutami earlier than Jujutsu Kaisen‘s serialization in Shonen Bounce. The trailer notes that the film will function the “start line” of Jujutsu Kaisen, indicating its significance to the storyline of the anime adaptation because it heads into its second season.
Voicing Okkotsu is Megumi Ogata, a outstanding Japanese voice actor with an intensive document of roles starting from Neon Genesis Evangelion‘s Shinji Ikari to Yu-Gi-Oh!‘s Yugi Muto. Jujutsu Kaisen is not any stranger to big-name actors, both. Its newest antagonists have been additionally voiced by prominent actors in each the online game and anime.
In a message posted via Twitter, Ogata states that she was “stunned when she obtained such an enormous supply.” After studying the preliminary script, Ogata mentions that she grew to become so enamored with the story that she ended up “studying by way of all the manga up till the newest launch in addition to all the anime,” and hopes to do her greatest in representing her model of Okkotsu. In the identical submit, Akutami said that Okkotsu’s “impartial, comfortable, and sort, but additionally passionate and unpredictable feelings” match Ogata completely.
You’ll be able to take a look at the official Jujutsu Kaisen 0 film trailer starring Megumi Ogata beneath.
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 will launch in Japanese theatres on December 24, 2021.