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Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Creator Meets Clint Eastwood

posted on 2012-10-14 09:00 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
U.S. actor who inspired Hirohiko Araki's Jotaro strikes a pose as the manga character

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga creator Hirohiko Araki met American actor and director Clint Eastwood earlier this year as part of the celebration for the manga's 25th anniversary. Araki used Eastwood as a model for the character Jotaro Kujo, protagonist of the story's Part 3.

Araki presented Eastwood with a framed copy of an original Jotaro Kujo illustration, and Eastwood returned the favor by posing as Jotaro. The illustration and pictures of the pair's meeting appear in the JOJOmenon mook (magazine-style illustrated volume), which shipped in Japan on October 5.

The publication is a special edition of the Japanese fashion magazine Spur that commemorates the manga's anniversary. JOJOmenon also includes an extensive interview with the Araki, a JoJo "fashion story," a report about this year's JoJo's Bizarre Adventure art show, two chats that Araki had with artist Akira Yamaguchi and novelist Toh Enjoe, and author Banana Yoshimoto's short story "Heaven's Door."

Araki launched the supernatural action manga in 1987. A television anime adaptation just premiered in Japan on October 5, the same day that JOJOmenon went on sale. The last half of the manga's Part 3 had inspired an original anime video project in 1993, followed by an adaptation of the first half in 2000. In addition, the manga's Part 1 inspired the film JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood.

The Akiba Blog posted more photographs in higher resolution.

[Via Akiba Blog]


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