Jojo’s bizarre adventure diamond is unbreakable gets live action movie!!

Jojo’s bizarre adventure – TOHO and Warner Bros announced at press conference on Wednesday that both are collaborating for the first time to produce live action movie adaptation of Jojo’s bizarre adventure diamond is unbreakable Manga written by Araki Hirohiko. The Movie is set to release in Summer 2017 in Japan.

Synopsis

The year is 1999. Morioh, a normally quiet and peaceful town, has recently become a hotbed of strange activity. Joutarou Kuujou, now a marine biologist, heads to the mysterious town to meet Jousuke Higashikata. While the two may seem like strangers at first, Jousuke is actually the illegitimate child of Joutarou’s grandfather, Joseph Joestar. When they meet, Joutarou realizes that he may have more in common with Jousuke than just a blood relation.

Along with the mild-mannered Kouichi Hirose and the boisterous Okuyasu Nijimura, the group dedicates themselves to investigating recent disappearances and other suspicious occurrences within Morioh. Aided by the power of Stands, the four men will encounter danger at every street corner, as it is up to them to unravel the town’s secrets, before another occurs.

(Source – MyAnimeList)

Jojo’s bizarre adventure – Cast and Staff

Jojo's bizarre adventure - Diamond is unbreakable
Jojo’s bizarre adventure – Diamond is unbreakable

Miikie Takahashi a filmmaker who worked on popular live action movies such as Ace attorney, Ichi the killer, Crows Zero, Yatterman, For love’s sake and Terraformers is in charge of directing the movie.

The cast of the movie includes :-

  • Yamazaki Kento as Higashikata Jouske
  • Iseya Yusuke as Kujo Jotaro
  • Kamiki Ryunosuke as Hirose Koichi
  • Komatsu Nana as Yamagishi Yukako
  • Okada Masaki as Nijimura Keicho
  • Mackenyu as Nijimura Okuyasu
  • Yamada Takayuki as Katagari Anjurou
  • Mizuki Alisa as Higashikata Tomohiko
  • Kunimura Jun as Higashikata Ryohei

Director Miikie Takahashi acknowledged, that he original setting of Morioh city is loosely based on real life Japanese city Sendai. But he began the project by scouting the locations for the Morioh town setting, not just in Japan but throughout the entire world. He then decided to make a Spanish town of Sitges as the Morioh city.

Despite all the shooting will happen in Spain TBS producer Hirano Takashi, explained that the staff decided to choose Jojo’s bizarre adventure diamond is unbreakable for the live action movie. Because this part contains a Japanese Protagonist in a Japanese setting.

In acknowledging the “Dai-Ichi-Sho” i.e chapter 1 the title of this live action movie will be “Jojo’s bizarre adventure diamond is unbreakable chapter 1.” He further noted that the staff is also looking to make the previous part of Jojo’s bizarre adventure into live action movies.

The original manga is popular worldwide and the other previous parts of Manga has protagonist who aren’t Japanese. He said the cosmopolitan nature of Manga offers a chance to expand Japanese cinema across the world. So if audience would support this live action movie then they are ready to convert earlier previous parts into live action movie too!

Opinion

Well i am happy that the Jojo’s bizarre adventure Manga is getting its first live action movie adaptation but just as the name, the series have some bizarre actions scenes which are seriously exciting to watch. And the latest edition of Jojo’s bizarre adventure – Diamond is unbreakable possess “Stand Fights,” Which needs excellent graphics and vfx quality. I seriously hope that they will not mess up with the graphics and vfx and will properly execute the fight scenes.

Post Author: Kaustubh Shinde

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