Jujutsu Kaisen Movie Casts Veteran Voice Actor Megumi Ogata As Leading Actor

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Jujutsu Kaisen Movie Casts Veteran Voice Actor Megumi Ogata As Leading Actor

MAPPA has revealed that veteran voice actor Megumi Ogata will play protagonist Yuta Okkotsu in the near future Jujutsu Kaisen prequel movie, which will be released in Japan on December 24, 2021. In addition, the studio has also released a new short animated trailer featuring the protagonist.

The new movie titled Jujutsu Kaisen 0, takes place before the events of the main manga and anime adaptation. The film follows Yuto Okkotsu, a student at Jujutsu High School. It is based on a miniseries previously written by the creator Gege Akutami Jujutsu Kaisen‘s serialization in Shonen Jump. The trailer notes that the film will serve as the “starting point” of Jujutsu Kaisen, indicating its importance to the anime adaptation’s storyline as it enters its second season.

The voice of Okkotsu is Megumi Ogata, a prominent Japanese voice actor with an extensive list of roles ranging from Neon Genesis Evangelion‘s Shinji Ikari to Yu-Gi-Oh!by Yugi Muto. Jujutsu Kaisen is also no stranger to big names. The latest antagonists were also voiced by prominent actors in both the video game and the anime.

In a message posted on Twitter, Ogata says she was “surprised when she got such a great offer.” After reading the first script, Ogata mentions that she became so enamored with the story that she “read through all the manga up to the latest release and all the anime”, hoping to do her best to represent her. version of Okkotsu. In the same post, Akutami stated that Okkotsu’s “neutral, gentle and friendly, but also passionate and unpredictable emotions” fit Ogata perfectly.

You can watch the official one Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie trailer starring Megumi Ogata below.

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Jujutsu Kaisen 0 will be released in Japanese theaters on December 24, 2021.

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