The official website of Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Movie revealed the character design and setting of the protagonist of the movie, Okkotsu Yuta today.
Reflecting to the wishes of the original author, Gege Akutami, the character design is unique to this movie version based on the rough design provided by the author.
The official website unveiled the setting for the character Okkotsu Yuta as:
When he was a child, he lost his childhood friend Rika, whom he had promised to marry, dies in front of him in a car accident. The he was possessed by her after she became a cursed spirit. Rika’s uncontrollable power hurts everyone around him, so he avoids building relationships with other people. However, he begins to unravel the curse of his “loved one” when he met Satoru Gojo, a teacher at Jujutsu High.
In the previous update, the franchise also unveiled a new key visual for the movie featuring Yuta and Rika.
Studio Mappa had released a teaser on March 26th for the movie, after the 24th and final episode of the TV anime Jujutsu Kaisen with an announcement that it will broadcast this winter. The movie will release in Japanese theaters on December 24, 2021, Christmas eve.
Yuuichi Nakamura, Mikako Komatsu, Tomozaku Seki and Kouki Uchiyama will reprise their roles as Gojo Satoru, Maki Zen’in, Panda and Inumaki Toge respectively.
You can read a free preview of Jujutsu Kaisen vol 0 on Viz. According to Gege Akutami, the author of the manga, only good things are sure to come to those who read the prequel!
Source: Comic Natalie