All the anime movies released in recent years have been decimated at the box office thanks to the arrival of Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, the top anime movie in the world that grossed hundreds of millions of dollars. However, this has not prevented anime movies from becoming success stories in theaters Jujitsu Kaisen 0 not only his way into the “top ten”, but he recently dethroned one of director Makoto Shinkai’s top masterpieces in Weathering with you.
Weathering with you first hit theaters in 2019 and hit the silver screen earlier Jujitsu Kaisen 0 had introduced us to the new protagonist of the prequel story, Yuto Okkotsu. While Shonen’s supernatural story doesn’t have much in common with Makoto Shinkai’s romantic epic, the two delve into abilities of their protagonists that cannot be explained by humanity’s scientific achievements. Currently both Jujustu Kaisen and Makoto Shinkai continue to make headlines as the former prepares to release its second season from Studio MAPPA next year, and Shinkai’s latest film, Suzume no Tojimarihit theaters in Japan earlier this month and plans to hit theaters around the world sometime in 2023.
Earlier this week, Jujitsu Kaisen 0 announced it had grossed more than $191.1 million USD worldwide, becoming the sixth-biggest anime film of all time, overtaking it Weathering with youwhich previously held the title as the anime landscape continues to change and become more popular as time goes by.
The second season of Jujutsu Kaisen’s television series is packed with supernatural battles that Gege Akutami’s series is known for, but it will also feature some tear-jerking moments, especially with the upcoming flashback storyline. Focusing on Gojo years before he became a teacher at Jujutsu Tech, the arc will show the events that led many heroes and villains to take the journey that made them who they are today. For fans waiting for Yuji Itadori to return, don’t worry, season two is also about to have plenty to do for him and his allies.
What do you think of Jujitsu Kaisen 0 moving up the ranks of the best anime movies? Do you think an anime movie will ever come close to being dethroned? Demon Slayer: Mugen Train? Feel free to let us know in the comments or call me directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk about all things comics, anime and the world of Jujutsu Tech.
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