This month, the spirit of the 90s is alive in Branpresto's crane game prizes. Kicking off a Jojo's Bizarre Adventure - Diamond is Unbreakable prize series, starting on the 21st, oversized (28cm) Josuke Higashikata & Crazy Diamond plushies and starting the 23rd, 12cm plush pouches of Josuke, Koichi Hirose, and Okuyasu Nijimura will be offered in Crane King machines. Get a look after the jump.
Jump Shueisha publisher has laid out plans for a fall release of their Manga Guide To the History of Japan, with cover art from a selection of high profile authors. Jojo's Bizarre Adventure author Hirohiko Araki will be covering volume 2, about the seventh century CE Asuka Period and volume 18, about the post-war occupation period, and a preview of his take on Douglas MacArthur is commanding a prominent position on the promo material.
Some celebrity gossip is grabbing the attention of anime/manga followers this weekend. Back in 2012, The Cyzo Women's Blog (Cyzo Daily News recently nailed the Fullmetal Alchemist plans) reported that Jun Matsumoto was in line to lead a live-action adaptation of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure - Stardust Crusaders. This week, they're saying that rumors are that the project is back, planned for 2018 with Kento Yamazaki as the new candidate for Jotaro Kujo.
In time for this week's episode of Diamond Is Unbreakable, a JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven English trailer looks ahead to the game, hitting North America on June 28th and Europe in July 1 with the same characters, though not cast, as the new anime. Get a look after the jump.
On this week's Aniwords, Isaac tries out JoJo's Bizarre Adventure for the first time and is surprised to find there's more to the show than just men with lots of muscles standing a lot. Hit the jump to check out his reflections on how family makes all the difference at the beginning of this well-beloved show!
Sony Music's Western label has announced that their Complete Best ~The Singles~ collection of Australian duo Savage Garden will feature an anime-version jacket with Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable character design recreating lead Josuke Higashikata in an iconic pose, previously featured in work likes 1993's art book JoJo 6251. More after the jump.
Namco Bandai hosted an open house event at their new office in Santa Clara, showing off their new digs and a ton of games. Peter, Nate, and Joe were invited to spend the day along with a bus full of press to check out some new games and speak with their developers. Check out what Bandai Namco has coming down the pipe, after the jump!
Di molto bene, a character goods/fashion maker with an established history of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure figures, is going for something super-derformed and Nendoroid-like for their latest. The "Minissimo" line release captures Diamond Is Unbreakable's Josuke Higashikata in all his hamburger patty glory. Set to be released in September, the 11cm figure with base, three expression, bag, comb, and everything else you need for Jojo-dachi (posing) goes for 5,378yen.