JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Exhibition to Showcase Original Illustrations
posted on by Amanda Whalen
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is getting an exhibition of original illustrations this summer to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the manga, which was first published in Weekly Shōnen Jump in 1987.
The exhibition, titled "Hirohiko Araki's Original Illustrations JoJo Exhibition in Morioh, S-city 2017," will run alongside the "JoJo Festival in Morioh, S-city 2017" in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, from August 12 to September 10. Sendai is the birthplace of the original creator of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Hirohiko Araki, and also served as the inspiration for the setting of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable, Morioh.
The exhibition will center primarily on monochrome images from the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 4: Diamond Is Unbreakable manga and the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 8: JoJolion manga, but it will include art from all 8 current installments of the series.
Tickets can be purchased from Loppi machines at LAWSON convenience stores beginning at 10 AM JST on June 7. General admission is 1800 yen (USD $16) for advance tickets and 2000 yen (USD $18) at the door. LAWSON will also be holding a lottery for August 12 to 16 tickets from May 7 to 15 on their website. Tickets for August 14 to 16 and weekdays will come with a goods exchange ticket for an "Owson" convenience store style receipt box.
A live-action film, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond wa Kudakenai Dai-Ichi-Shō (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable Chapter I), is coming to theaters in Japan on August 4.
Source: Natalie Comics