Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical School (東京都立呪術高等専門学校 (とうきょうとりつじゅじゅつこうとうせんもんがっこう) Tōkyō Toritsu Jujutsu Kōtō Senmon Gakkō?, VIZ. Jujutsu Kaisen 0: Jujutsu High) is a manga written and illustrated by Gege Akutami and is published in Jump GIGA. The first chapter was April 28, 2017, in issue 1 of Jump GIGA. It serves as the prequel to the main Jujutsu Kaisen series.

History

On April 28, 2017 in the first issue of Jump GIGA in 2017. Gege Akutami created the series with the intention of it being a short series. It concluded after four issues of Jump Giga and the series was more popular than expected.

Due to the popularity and the desire from fans for Gege Akutami to release a serialized manga, the sequel series Jujutsu Kaisen was picked up by Weekly Shonen Jump. Following Jujutsu Kaisen's release, all of the chapters of the prequel series were compiled and released as Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 0.

On July 3, 2020, VIZ Media announced via twitter that Volume 0 was officially serialized and anticipating release on January 5, 2021.[1]

Plot

Main Article: Cursed Child Arc

Yuta, the Cursed Child.

Yuta Okkotsu is haunted by the spirit of his childhood friend Rika, who died in a traffic accident. Her spirit no longer appears as the sweet girl he called his beloved. Instead, her spirit has been cursed and she manifests as a monstrous entity who protects him against his will.

Unable to control Rika's immense power, Yuta is helpless to stop the bloodshed caused by his curse. As a result, Yuta is apprehended by Jujutsu Sorcerers, secret guardians of the world who are trained to combat Cursed Spirits like Rika. Yuta wishes to die in complete isolation so no one else can get hurt, but Satoru Gojo offers him a different path.

Yuta and his classmates, first-years at Jujutsu High.

Gojo has Yuta join Jujutsu High, where he studies with other sorcerers in training in order to control Rika in hopes of helping other people. Now a first-year, Yuta learns Jujutsu and combat arts alongside his new peers: Maki Zenin, a Cursed Tools user, Toge Inumaki a Cursed Speech user, and Panda, a seemingly talking panda bear.

Thanks to connections made with friends and finding his place at Jujutsu High, Yuta begins to gain the confidence to feel alive. He even begins to become comfortable with his abilities. However, as the training progresses Yuta learns that the dangers of the Jujutsu World go far beyond that of evil spirits.

Characters

Main Article: List of Characters

Volume 0

Main article: Volumes & Chapters

References

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