Voice actor behind Ghost Fighter’s Dennis to play lead in ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ prequel! - TrueID

Voice actor behind Ghost Fighter’s Dennis to play lead in ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ prequel!

TrueID ClickAugust 12, 2021


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By Ica Hontiveros-Cheng

The highly anticipated prequel movie to 2021’s Anime of the Year at the Crunchyroll awards Jujutsu Kaisen just dropped its first teaser trailer, featuring a veteran voice actor in the lead role.

Playing protagonist Yuuta Okkotsu is Megumi Ogata, a familiar name among otakus from the 90s having voiced YuYu Hakusho’s Kurama (Ghost Fighter’s Dennis) for her debut then. Ogata has also lent her voice to Sailor Moon’s Haruka Tenoh/Sailor Uranus, among other notable roles.

Based on Gege Akutami’s manga creation of the same title in 2017, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 takes place before the events of the original TV series.

The film uses the same supernatural setting, where cursed spirits roam around preying on humans. The prequel particularly spotlights Okkotsu, a shy, timid young man who’s that way with childhood friend turned cursed spirit Rita Orimoto long haunting him. The story follows his enrollment at Tokyo Jujutsu High—a school teaching jujutsu sorcery—on a mission to set Rika free.

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Breathing life into Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is popular animation studio MAPPA. Some cast and crew members of the TV anime series also return for the prequel.

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is scheduled for a December 24 release in Japan.

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