It is confirmed today that "Fugou Mura (Millionaire Village)," the 5th episode of Hirohiko Araki's Kishibe Rohan wa Ugokanai manga series will be animated as an OVA, and it will be distributed to customers who buy all 13 DVD or Blu-ray volumes of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable TV anime. Hit the jump for more details.
Kusarine Project has been turning anime opening themes into live-action versions featuring masked performers since 2009. Sorry crossplay fans, after last season's Osomatsu-san, video 21 again sees the crew play a cast of guy as they offer their particular take on Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable. Get a look after the jump.
In line with projections from earlier home video and French streaming listings, the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Twitter feed posted a signal-boost on an Animage magazine July issue report that the anime adaptation of Diamond is Unbreakable will run three cours for a total of 39 episodes. The second quarterly phase, beginning in July, will feature the band batta on opening "chase." More after the jump.
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.