Jujutsu Kaisen comes on Netflix this October; Official trailer released

The much anticipated new horror-fantasy anime Jujutsu Kaisen just dropped its first full-length trailer and fans can get enough of it.

The 1.30 min long trailer, streaming on the studio Toho Animation’s official YouTube channel promises a dark storyline, with lots of action.

When and where to watch Jujutsu Kaisen

Anime Jujutsu Kaisen is set to release in October 2020, across MBS and TBS network’s 28 stations in Japan, along with digital platforms like Netflix as clear from this tweet.

Mappa announces staff and cast for Jujutsu Kaisen

Photo: Yuji Itadori from Jujutsu Kaisen (Credit: Toho Animation)

The announcement came from its production house Mappa’s official Twitter handle, along with a fresh list of staff working on the project and cast for its voice actors.

  • Yuuji Itadori: Junya Enoki
  • Megumi Fushiguro: Yuuma Uchida
  • Nobara Kugisaki: Asami Veto
  • Satoru Gojou: Yuuichi Nakamura

Sunghoo Park is directing the series, while Hiroshi Seko has taken charge of composition and script. Tadashi Hiramatsu is designing the characters and Hiroaki Tsutsumi, Yoshimasa Terui, and Arisa Okehazama will collectively be responsible for the show’s music.

Gege Akutami’s Jujutsu Kaisen

Photo Credit: Screenshot/ Toho Aimation

The anime will be adapted from one of the best-selling horror manga of the same name, which is serialized in Weekly Shounen Jump since March 2018.

Shueisha releases its individual chapters, while Viz media is responsible for its English translations.

It tells the story of highschooler Yuji Itadori and his friends at the Occult Club, who end up unearthing a cursed rotting finger and supernatural horrors are unleashed.

The TV anime adaptation of Gege Akutami’s (in)famous manga series ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ is expected to be one of the most eyeball grabbing releases to hit our screens this year.

Given the cult following surrounding the manga, often crowned ‘GOAT’ by its fandom, it is surprising that fans are comparing this to the likes of Tokyo Ghoul.

Keep an eye on this section for the English translated trailer of the show.


TV shows starring Irrfan Khan and where to watch them

“People like to see my work, not my face.”

Irrfan Khan (1967 – 2020)

Indrajeet Pratap Singh from Saheb, Biwi and Gangster Return; Saajan Fernandes in The Lunchbox, Mr. Masrani from Jurrasic World, or even as the police officer from Slumdog Millionaire — the man who immortalized such colorful characters is no more.

Irrfan Khan died at 53 on 29 April 2020, after putting up a prolonged and ferocious fight to a rare form of cancer. And with him, the Indian film industry, and quite frankly, the world of performing arts at large lost a gem.

He is albeit known for some of the most groundbreaking roles in Indian and international cinema, but did you know he has a rich list of television (series) to his name?

If you are looking to celebrate his television performances, here a specially curated list of his Indian and international TV shows that are totally binge-worthy.

Tokyo Trial (2016)

(Drama, Historical)

Tokyo Trial Irrfan Khan
Photo: Stills from Tokyo Trial/Netflix screenshot

Synopsis: A four-part mini-series that puts perspective on the decade-long investigation into events in the Pacific during and after WWII. ‘The International Military Tribunal for the Far East’ is the Japanese version of the German Nuremberg Trials, where war criminals were tried after the Second World War. 

Irrfan Khan’s role: Justice Radhabinod Pal

His character justice Radhabinod Pal was added last-minute addition from India to the tribunal because the Allies wanted an Asian, but ironically India was then still a British colony. Irrfan’s portrayal of a dissenting judge who was set to carve his own legal point of view gives a much needed philosophical backbone to the series.

Appears in: All four episodes.

Also starring: Tim Ahern, Paul Freeman, Serge Hazanavicius 

Where to watch: Netflix

In Treatment (2010)

(Medical drama)

 Irrfan Khan from In Treatment
Photo: Stills of Irrfan Khan from In Treatment

Synopsis: A TV drama on psychotherapist Dr. Paul Weston’s sessions with his patients in his own home. 

Irrfan Khan’s Role: Sunil Sanyal

Khan is perhaps best known to the US audience for his Season 3 role on HBO’s In Treatment, where he played retired math professor Sunil from Bengal, who is coping with his wife’s death. He reluctantly visits Paul to discuss this and his subsequent displacement to the U.S.

Appears in: Season 3 premiere episode

Also starring: Gabriel Byrne

Where to Watch: HBO, Disney + Hotstar

Jai Hanuman (1997)


Irrfan Khan from Jai Hanuman
Photo: Stills of Irrfan Khan from Jai Hanuman

Synopsis: A Hindi television adaptation of the Hindu mythological epic Ramayana, from the perspective of Hanuman that aired from 1997 to 2000. It covers the birth of Hanuman and Rama and goes on till the time of Tulsidas.

Irrfan Khan’s role: Irrfan Khan played the role of sage and Sanskrit poet Valmiki.

Appears: 178 episodes

Also Starring: Siraj Mustafa Khan, Raj Premi

Where to watch:  Disney +Hotstar/ Youtube

Banegi Apni Baat (1994)

(Romcom, Slice of Life, Coming of Age)

Photo: Screenshots of Irrfan Khan from Banegi Apni Baat
Photo: Screenshots of Irrfan Khan from Banegi Apni Baat

Synopsis: Hindi teledrama that aired from 1993 to 1997 in India, depicting the ups and downs in the lives of young college kids. It was a breakthrough show that launched several famous actors and actresses into the net decade.

Irrfan Khan’s role: He played Kumar, one of the central characters. He starts off as an abusive father, who’s wife leaves the family. The character development of Kumar from a careless father, to a man who learns from his mistakes and takes care of his family, is one f the key themes of the show.

Also starring: R Madhavan, Firdaus Dadi 

Where to watch: Zee5

Chandrakanta (1994)

(Mythological, fantasy, period drama)

Irrfan Khan in Chandrakanta
Photo: Screenshot from Chandrakanta

Synopsis: A star crossed love story between two enemy kingdoms’ prince and princess, based on Neerja Guleri’s book by the same name. The princess also becomes an object of desire for a villainous king who resorts to war and black magic to win her hand in marriage.

Irrfan Khan’s role: Irrfan apparently reluctantly agreed to the future in this fantasy show, after his friend Shahbaaz Khan requested him. He quickly earned fame by his meticulous portrayal of twins Badrinath and Somnath, who have very distinct personalities.

Also starring: Shikha Swaroop, Shahbaaz Khan

Where to watch: Youtube (Some episodes are missing)

Bharat Ek Khoj (1988)

(Historical, docudrama)

Irrfan Kan from Bharat Ek Khoj
Photo: Stills of Irrfan Kan from Bharat Ek Khoj

Synopsis: A 53-episode Indian historical drama based on India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s book The Discovery of India (1946), which covers a 5000-year history of India from its beginnings to independence from the British in 1947.

Irrfan Khan’s role: Irrfan reprised several well-known figures in this with the most prevalent one being Al Beruni

Also starring: Roshan Seth, Om Puri, Tom Alter

Where to watch: YouTube

Other noteworthy mentions include Kiirdar (1993), Star Bestsellers (1999), The Great Maratha (1994), etc. This list is in order of newest to the oldest show to have released, and only includes the ones you can find online to watch.


Nites TV is not working; Can it comeback?

Nites TV, the free video streaming platform that boasted of an ad-free watching experience in HD, has been taken down. It is still the top search result on Google but the content is completely different.

If you go to the site now, all you will see is this ‘takedown’ notice from ‘Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment’.

Copyright infringement note from Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment
Copyright infringement note from Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment

Does Nites TV APK still work?

If you thought you could work around this ban by simply downloading the Nites TV apk, save your effort. The app isn’t functional either. The moment you download and install it on your android device, it gives you the same notice as above.

What is Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment?

The notice informs us that the “Website is no longer available due to copyright infringement” before sharing ‘How to watch legally’ by redirecting us to ‘Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment’ homepage.

It lists a bunch of legal streaming services like Hulu, Netflix and Disney +, and aggregators and search tools like Flixter, JustWatch, and that help you look for your favorite content.

ACE disclaimer

According to their website, “Alliance unites today’s content creators in the common mission of helping consumers maximize their online experience and reducing the illicit and illegal acts of online piracy that harm the thriving digital ecosystem.”

ACE website

Basically a union of content creators that ensures fair use of their content and regulates illegal use of their content.

Legal and safety concerns of Nites TV

Nites TV’s fate may be sad, but not really unexpected. The site catapulted to fame for both its ‘too good to be true’ proposition and its safety concerns. We had addressed everyone’s legal and safety concerns with the site in our previous article.

Copyright infringement was obviously a key issue. Even before the site was taken down, Google had started filtering the search results related to Nites.TV.

In response to multiple complaints that we received under the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we have removed 5 results from this page. If you wish, you may read the DMCA complaints that caused the removals at Complaint, Complaint.”


Can Nites TV make a comeback?

Right after Nites TV site and app stopped working, folks took to social media wondering why, and of course to complain.

The makers behind Nites TV responded to user queries with this meme, hinting at a possible comeback.

Soon after they floated an online poll, asking users if they wanted Nites TV to come back, and would they be okay with a paid version of the service, or prefer to use it completely free like before, but with limited access.

Well, Nites TV is no more, but alternatives exist. Check out our feature to explore.


Is Nites TV legit? Safety concerns of free streaming

Find out if Nites TV is legitimate.

Latest movies and TV shows, with HD quality video, ad-free streaming, Chromecast-friendly and all FREE — should you give in?

When you are in quarantine thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, with no sign of the lockdown easing up, it is hard to resist.

No wonder people on social media can’t stop talking about how godsend the streaming website called Nites TV is.

What is Nites TV?

Nites TV is an ‘online service provider’ that has surfaced on the web recently, among other free to use services.

It boasts of having some of the latest movies, TV shows and web series that you’d otherwise have to pay to watch on familiar OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, etc.

Apart from ad-free high-quality video, Nites TV and Chromecast are also compatible.

Nites TV library: What all can you watch for free?

From showcasing most latest action flicks like Bad Boys of Life (starring Will Smith), Vin Diesel starred Bloodshot, fantasy movies like Doolittle and Birds of Prey, and going all way back to popular releases from 2013 like G.I Joe, and Fast and Furious 6, etc — Nite.TV has quite a colorful movie library.

It also has all the popular shows from the digital world like Westworld (HBO), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Netflix) and even Star Trek Picard (Amazon Original).

Photo: Screenshot from Nites TV

Again, all free. And without any ads.

Too good to be true right? Precisely why we did a bit of digging to find out how legit this site is.

How Legit Is Nites TV?

At first glance, it seems as a legit site, and even comes with Terms and Conditions, and Privacy policy etc. It describes itself as ‘an online service provider as defined in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’

Does that mean it owns a license to stream original shows from Netflix and Amazon Prime? Quite unlikely.

It simply hosts other free-to-use video services such as Upstream, etc on its server and allows users to play the videos from those platforms from Nites TV.

“We do not actively monitor, screen or otherwise review the media which is uploaded to our servers by users of the service.”

As stated in Nites TV Terms and Conditions for the site.

A somewhat smart but not exactly novel way to get around copyright violation laws. 

The biggest indicator that the website is not an authorized content distributor for the publishers is that it is streaming from multiple known pirating enabling sources.

Moreover, while testing, we also found references to ‘YIFY’, a known content piracy organization, in the website’s code. One glance at Yify’s homepage tells you that its content coincides with Nites TV.

Will you get in legal trouble for streaming on Nites TV?

Quite frankly, it depends on what region you are accessing the site from. Some places are more strict about individual piracy, but on average, the action is usually targeted at distribution platforms and not the individual users.

That being said, it is safer to mask one’s ID when accessing such sites. We do not advocate breaking law in your respective jurisdiction.

Is Nites TV safe to use? 

Our initial analysis has shown no obvious security threats to users. The site’s code looks more or less clean from the browser’s end.

In short, there were no malicious codes (virus, malware) that get triggered when using the site, when we tested. It also doesn’t ask you to sign in, therefore there is hardly any threat to your personal data.

This may not last.

A common strategy for many online scams or malicious sites is to wait to load up their malicious code after the traffic level has surpassed a number of users per day. 

A good way to avoid such scams or traps is never sharing your email ID etc. Even if such sites need you to log in, it’s safer to accounts and passwords that are not linked to your online banking and other confidential details.

Of course, the best way to completely avoid such security risks is to stream your favorite content on official distributing platforms.