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Live-Action Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Film's Teaser Streamed

posted on 2017-03-06 15:36 EST
Film starring Kento Yamazaki as Jōsuke Higashikata opens on August 4 in Japan

The official website for the live-action film of Hirohiko Araki's JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable manga began streaming a teaser trailer for the film on Tuesday. The website also posted a new visual.

The teaser introduces Morioh City (filmed in Sitges, Spain). It shows a "no trespassing" sign, a newspaper headline that reads "No Leads on Family Massacre Culprit," and the teaser line "Something's strange in this town."

The film's title is JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond wa Kudakenai Dai-Ichi-Shō (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable Chapter I), though the staff have not yet confirmed additional installments for the series. The film will open in Japan on August 4. The film has finished its overseas shooting in Sitges, Spain, and is also shooting in Japan.

Prolific filmmaker Takashi Miike (live-action Terraformars, Ace Attorney, Crows Zero, Yatterman, For Love's Sake, Ichi the Killer) is directing the movie, which will open in Japan next summer.

The cast includes:

Kento Yamazaki (Orange, Your Lie in April, Heroine Shikkaku, Wolf Girl and Black Prince, live-action Death Note television) as Jōsuke Higashikata


Ryunosuke Kamiki (Howl's Moving Castle, The Secret World of Arrietty, Bakuman., Rurouni Kenshin Part II: Kyoto Inferno) as Kōichi Hirose


Nana Komatsu (Bakuman., Kin Kyori Renai, World of Kanako) as Yukako Yamagishi


Masaki Okada (Hana-Kimi, Boku no Hatsukoi o Kimi ni Sasagu, Otomen, Mahō Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto, Space Brothers) as Keichō Nijimura


Mackenyu (Chihayafuru) as Okuyasu Nijimura


Takayuki Yamada (Bakuman., Terraformars, Crows Zero, Gantz) as Anjūrō "Angelo" Katagiri



Yusuke Iseya (Casshern, Rurouni Kenshin Part II: Kyoto Inferno, Shinjuku Swan, Honey and Clover) as Jōtarō Kūjō

Other cast members include Alisa Mizuki (Doraemon: Nobita no Space Heroes) as Tomoko Higashikata and Jun Kunimura (Attack on Titan, Chihayafuru, The Wind Rises, Ichi the Killer) as Ryōhei Higashikata.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable is the fourth part of Araki's JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga. The story is set in Morioh, located in S City in M Prefecture of Japan, and it follows the misadventures of Jōsuke Higashikata and his companions, as they are involved in a series of bizarre incidents in their town.

Araki serialized the fourth part of the manga in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1992 to 1995. David Production has been adapting the manga into multiple television anime series, beginning with Part 1 in 2012. The studio's television anime adaptation of Diamond is Unbreakable premiered last April, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan.

Viz Media is releasing the manga in North America, although its releases have not yet reached the fourth part.

[Via Anime! Anime!]


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