With character names like REO Speedwagon, Dire and Straizo, and later Wamuu and Kars, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure author Hiroko Araki's interest in Western rock music could hardly be more obvious. As the series celebrates its 30th anniversary and prepares for a live-action movie, MTV Japan turned to Araki for his take on favorites rocks songs from the 80's in a marathon on the subject.
mtv japan is doing a marathon about western hit songs from the 80s and Araki has personally chosen the list for part of it pic.twitter.com/HEf6jolesP— mag (@macchalion) March 14, 2017
Here is Araki's personal choice of songs for the MTV marathon!! They already put it up on the website pic.twitter.com/3WZbz0jPZ3— mag (@macchalion) March 16, 2017
Here's my translation of Hirohiko Araki's comment about his song choices for the "Back to 80s" MTV marathon! pic.twitter.com/7W3bXrIYET— mag (@macchalion) March 16, 2017
And, in another recent interview...
Araki the secret DBZ hater "can't stand manga that bring dead characters back to life" https://t.co/GTqSQjP0MN— Keynote's Journey (@astrange_e) March 11, 2017
LRT: The punchline to that is that Araki LOVES Dragon Ball. He still proudly displays the tankobon on his shelf.— Root BEER Pizza STIX (@BeerStix) March 11, 2017