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Crunchyroll Expo to Host English Premiere of Kishibe Rohan OVA's 'Fugō Mura' Episode

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
San Jose convention holds anime episode's overseas premiere on Friday

The official website for the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime revealed on Monday that Crunchyroll Expo will host the overseas premiere of the Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan (Kishibe Rohan wa Ugokanai) original video anime's "Fugō Mura" (Millionaire Village) episode on Friday at 3:30 p.m. Crunchyroll Expo will be held at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in California from August 30 to September 1.

The anime studio david production adapted two previous Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan stories as original anime DVDs. The "Fugō Mura" episode was available for people who purchased all 13 DVD or Blu-ray Disc volumes of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable anime in 2017. The "Mutsukabezaka" (Mutsukabe Hill) episode came with the manga's second volume last year.

Production of two more Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan OAV volumes has been green-lit. The "Zange-shitsu" (Confessional Room) and "The Run" volumes will play in nine screenings at six cities in Japan between December 8 (Tokyo's TFT Hall 1000) and March 29 (Omiya's Sonic City - Large Hall). Kishibe Rohan voice actor Takahiro Sakurai will appear in talk show segments at every screening.

Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan is a series of Hirohiko Araki's Manga ONE-shots starring his JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable character Rohan Kishibe, who is also Araki's fictional alter ego. Shueisha published the first compiled book volume of the different Kishibe Rohan wa Ugokanai stories in November 2013. The manga's latest installment, titled "Episode 10: The Run," debuted on February 26, 2018 in that year's 13th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine.

Sources: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime's website and Twitter account, Comic Natalie

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