Weekly Bunshun Mag: Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Has Live-Action, Anime Films

posted on by Egan Loo
Magazine: "super-popular idol" being cast for live-action version for next summer or later

The September 1 issue of Bungeishunju's Weekly Bunshun magazine reported on Thursday that Hirohiko Araki's JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga has live-action and anime film adaptations in the works by separate film companies. According to the magazine, a "super-popular idol" is being cast for the live-action version. The magazine added that the release dates for both projects will be next summer or later.

No other source has corroborated Weekly Bunshun's report.

Araki's manga has sold over 70 million copies so far. The manga already inspired two original video anime series and a JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood anime film. Viz published the 16th volume of the manga in North America in December. Super Techno Arts once released the original video anime volumes in North America, but stopped in May of 2008 — the same month that anime and manga sales in Japan were temporarily halted. At the time, online Islamic protesters objected to imagery in the anime that they deemed offensive.

[Via Gigazine, Netlab]

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