Updated on July 10, 12:24 p.m. (GMT+8): Improved relevancy.
If you’re frantically googling on your phone on whether to linger for a Jujutsu Kaisen 0 post credit scene, the answer is yes.
The movie contains one post credit scene that references a later manga chapter, teasing perhaps season two or even three of the anime.
Warning: Major spoilers if you have yet to watch Jujutsu Kaisen 0 the movie or read Volume 0 of the manga.
What happens in the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 post credit scene?
Before you jump to the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 post credit scene, you’ll first have to listen to King Gnu’s “One Way” during the end credits. Amassing 82 million views on YouTube at the time of writing, it topped Japan’s Billboard Hot 100 charts in January.
It not only sports a catchy tune, but was also commended by Japanese fans for its lyrics, which meaningfully captures the themes of Jujutsu Kaisen 0, such as good versus evil, love and hate, as well as right and wrong.
Once that’s over, you’ll be greeted by… animals.
Zebras. Giraffes. Typical scenes on the savannah that tells you that it is set in Africa.
The Jujutsu Kaisen 0 post credit scene then cuts to a busy area in town where we see Yuta Okkotsu, the movie’s protagonist, and Miguel, the antagonist who fought Satoru Gojo on the Night Parade of a Hundred Demons as part of Suguru’s Geto distraction plan.
Despite what we saw earlier in the movie, they’re friendly with each other, as Yuta sets his sword down to join Miguel at the table for a hearty meal by the roadside. Smiling and chatting, they’re abruptly interrupted by Gojo, who they did not expect to see.
Wearing a light colored casual outfit and trademark sunglasses, his appearance will remind you of the present day Gojo that we see in season one of the anime that takes place one year later, hinting at the timeline this scene is set in.
The meaning behind the Jujutsu Kaisen 0 post credit scene and its references
Warning: Spoilers if you have yet to read up to chapter 145 of the Jujutsu Kaisen manga and watch season one of the Jujutsu Kaisen anime.
Yuta Okkotsu may be the protagonist of this movie, but he doesn’t appear in season one of the anime, which was first released in 2020 before its prelude story.
He is however, poignantly mentioned multiple times by second year students, and it’s quickly established that he’s overseas on a mission, a common occurrence for high grade sorcerers. Yuji Itadori and crew therefore, have yet to meet him because he’s been away.
The Jujutsu Kaisen 0 post credit scene marks the first time we see him animated in the current storyline running in the manga. Specifically, it references this panel in chapter 145 after he’s returned to Japan. In this scene, Yuji, Megumi Fushiguro, and Yuki Tsukumo, among others, are trying to figure out how to rescue Gojo, who has been sealed in a box.
Black Rope is mentioned as a tool that can be used to break one of the gates in the prison realm. If you recall in the movie during the fight with Miguel, Gojo reveals his thoughts to the viewers and mentions that the rope disrupts his sorcery technique, but doesn’t divulge any more details.
Unfortunately, according to Megumi, Gojo had gotten rid of all the Black Rope that was previously in existence.
Yuta chimed in, and added that he actually went to Africa to search for more, but to no avail. At this point, readers are also aware that Miguel was recruited by Gojo after the Night Parade of a Hundred Demons, and is now an ally. The Jujutsu Kaisen 0 post credit scene therefore, is a teaser to this flashback.
However, fans may have to wait beyond season two of the anime for this scene to be adapted, which covers Hidden Inventory and the Shibuya Incident Arc. They take place over 60 plus chapters, and this particular scene in chapter 145 might not only be a hint at what’s to come.
Read our complete Jujutsu Kaisen 0 review here.