VOX To Release Japanese Anime “Jujutsu Kaisen 0” In MENA Region
Under an exclusive distribution agreement with ODEX, Vox Cinemas will distribute the film in eight countries in the MENA region.
VOX Cinemas, the cinema branch of Majid Al Futtaim has announced the release Jujutsu Kaisen 0 releases in the MENA region on May 19 under an exclusive distribution deal with Japanese Southeast Asian anime distributor ODEX. Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is the fourth highest-grossing anime title at the US box office.
Toni El Massih, general manager of VOX Cinemas, remarked that Japanese animation is enjoying “unprecedented popularity”.
“Last year we distributed Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – the movie: Mugen Train, which broke box office records to become the highest-grossing anime film of all time and opened up a world of new possibilities for the anime industry. While previously considered niche, anime has become mainstream and garnered a huge following across the region. VOX Cinemas are eager to bring Jujutsu Kaisen 0 to the big screen as part of our ongoing partnership with ODEX and we are confident that its performance in the MENA region will mirror that of Japan and the United States.
In May last year, VOX Cinemas signed an exclusive deal with ODEX to release six titles theatrically across eight territories, including the box office sensation Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train.
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 follows Yuta Okkotsu, a nervous high school student, who enrolls in the mysterious Tokyo Jujutsu High School under the guidance of Satoru Gojo after being haunted by the curse of his childhood friend. Directed by Sunhoo Park, the film is based on Jujutsu Kaisen 0 (JUMP COMICS / Shueisha), a prequel manga to Gege Akutami’s hit supernatural adventure series.
Go Wei Ho, Managing Director of ODEX Private Limited, Singapore, said: “With a box office of over $100 million, Jujutsu Kaisen 0, is currently among the 20 highest-grossing films in Japan. We are proud to continue our partnership with VOX Cinemas and are confident that Jujutsu Kaisen 0 will produce another historic box office record in the MENA region.
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 hits theaters in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, and Jordan on May 19 in Japanese and includes Arabic and English subtitles. It will be available in several formats, including standard, 4DX, MX4D and IMAX.