The official @jojomovie_jp twitter page has revealed new character visuals for the upcoming live-action movie adaptation of Hirohiko Araki’s Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure part 4: Diamond is Unbreakable. The first visual the release features the guy who just loves playing manga-related roles, Kento Yamazaki as Josuke Higashikata.
They also revealed another actor who is quite fond of anime or manga-related roles, Ryunosuke Kamiki, as Koichi Hirose .
Nana Komatsu, another actress who is also quite familiar in these manga/anime roles, is also revealed in costume as Yukako Yamagishi .
While Yamazaki’s role of Josuke is considered the fourth Jojo, the third Jojo, Jotaro Kujo, is being played by live-action Rurouni Kenshin’s Yusuke Iseya. The live-action film will be adapting part 4 of the long-running series. The movie will be making its premiere on August 8, 2017, as featured in the visual.
The film will be directed by Takashi Miike (Crows Zero, Live-action Terraformars) and will be a co-production between Warner Brothers and TOHO. It aims to cover the entire fourth part, which follows the adventures of Jousuke, with Jotaro acting as his mentor. Because Part 4 is actually quite long, TBS producer Takashi Hirano has said that they are looking into making sequels for the film to fit the entire story of part 4.
Filming will be done in the Spanish town of Sitges, though they did admit that they already knew that the original manga was set in Japan. They decided to adapt Part 4 because it featured a Japanese protagonist, therefore eliminating the “Racelift” allegations.
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