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Live-Action JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Film to Play in Swiss, Montreal Film Fests

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Switzerland to host world premiere on July 2

The official website for the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) in Switzerland announced on Monday that it will host the world premiere of the live-action JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable film manga on Sunday, July 2. The film's crew, including director Takashi Miike (live-action Terraformars, Ace Attorney, Crows Zero, Yatterman, For Love's Sake, Ichi the Killer) and lead actor Kento Yamazaki will also premiere at the festival.

Montreal's Fantasia International Film Festival, which will take place from July 13 to August 2, will also screen the film in competition. The film will open in Japan on August 4.

The film's title is JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond wa Kudakenai Dai-Ichi-Shō (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable Chapter I), although the staff have not yet confirmed additional installments for the series.

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 Hirohiko 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. The entire series has a total of more than 100 million copies in print. 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.

Source: Anime! Anime!


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