With an adaptation of Samura Hiroaki’s Blade Of The Immortal still looming, acclaimed filmmaker Miike Takashi is now off to another endeavor with news of the forthcoming live-action foray, Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure. Warner Bros. and Toho are reportedly aiming to produce the film for a release next Summer, based on Araki Hirohiko’s eight-part manga with emphasis on the fourth installation, “Diamond Is Unbreakable”.
via Anime News Network
The story is set in Morioh, located in S City in M Prefecture of Japan, and it follows the misadventures of Jōsuke Higashikata and his companions, as they are involved in a series of bizarre incidents in their town.
Araki launched the manga via Shueisha in 1987 before following in the years after with light novels, video games and a slate of animated series and films. Rounding out the cast are Death Note TV series actor Yamazaki Kento as Higashikata Jōsuke and Kamiki Ryunosuke from Bakuman and Rurouni Kenshin Part II: Kyoto Inferno as Hirose Kōichi, with Nana Komatsu as Yamagishi Yukako, Okada Masaki as Nijimura Keichō, Mackenyu (Chihayafuru) as Nijimura Okuyasu, Yamada Takayuki as Katagiri Anjūrō, Iseya Yusuke as Kūjō Jōtarō, Mizuki Alisa as Higashikata Tomoko and Kunimura Jun as Higashikata Ryōhei.
As for all else, next to Gintama and Bleach, I have my homework cut out for me.
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