My own anime intake still has a lot to cover and especially with the world author Araki Hirohiko built within the chapters of the hit manga property, Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure. The same could be said for director Miike Takashi who hasn’t run short on manga adaptations this year, and especially with some of the content he’s delved into for his Summer offering, Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable.
Thus, what we get in the brand new trailer now live as of Wednesday doesn’t look like the film will cover much, although the arc itself, as explored in the subsequent anime, is surely an intense one; The film bookmarks just the latest chapter in the Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure, immersing you in the quiet town of Morioh where we meet Higashikata Josuke, a gifted Stand user whose abilities, embodied by Crazy Diamond, include repairing broken items and healing injuries other than his own.
As the story moves forward, Higashikata, in the course of his own self-discovery, learns of a serial killer on the loose in his town – a dark twist that ultimately paves the way for an even darker, more gruesome mystery the deeper he digs. There’s a lot more than that which happens in this particular end of the saga and I think it’ll be fun to see how Miike’s own vision has it handled. We still don’t immediately get to see the CG treatment of what the Stands will look like although there are hints of it, and Miike is already winning points with the scene involving the jab at Higashikata’s hair, which is a no-no for anyone in striking distance.
Actor Yamazaki Kento leads the cast along with Iseya Yusuke, Kamiki Ryunosuke and actress Komatsu Nana with actors Okada Masaki, Mackenyu and Yamada Takayuki also starring. The film comes to life on August 4 from Warner Bros. Japan, which, frankly speaking, isn’t running short at all on adaptations this year…Gintama, Fullmetal Alchemist, current Cannes Out-Of-Competition entry Blade Of The Immortal from Miike and such.
Watch the new trailer below!
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