Entertainment giants Palace Amusement have flung themselves right into the hearts of Jamaican anime fans by screening the highly anticipated Jujutsu Kaisen 0 film in its network of cinemas this week.
The film, which follows the exploits of the powerful sorcerer Yuta Okkotsu, serves as a prequel to the critically acclaimed and widely popular Jujutsu Kaisen Shonen series that took the world by storm in 2020.
The screening was a hard-fought win for Jamaican ‘weebs’ (anime fans) on Twitter, who for weeks lobbied Palace Amusement to offer Jujutsu Kaisen 0 locally.
Acknowledging the demand, Palace Amusement first announced that Jujutsu Kaisen 0 would be shown on the Jamaican silver screen on June 15, eliciting rapturous celebrations in the Twittersphere.
The jubilations turned to disappointment shortly after, as the company updated Jujutsu fans that owing to international rights issues, cinemas across the Caribbean would miss out on the film.
Last evening, Palace Amusement received notice from the Sony representative that the Japanese rights holders have taken the decision not to release Jujutsu Kaisen 0 for cinemas in the Caribbean, but to release the movie on a streaming platform.
Palace Amusement sincerely regrets this decision and apologizes to our patrons,” the company said in a statement on June 8.
In a shocking new twist, Palace Amusement seemingly ironed out the rights issue and has since been advertising Jujutsu Kaisen 0 in both major newspapers.
The film begins screening today, June 29.