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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable

Miike Takashi

Japan, 120', vo JPN, sub ENG/FRA, 16 Year

Cast: Kamiki Ryûnosuke, Okada Masaki, Yamazaki Kento, Komatsu Nana

The film

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is an adaptation of the famous manga, and follows the
story of the Joestar family through the ages and parallel universes. Thanks to
their “Stans” (psychic fighting powers), the descendants of this Victorian
England dynasty defend Earth from supernatural creatures that threaten to
invade. This time, Josuke will have to get inventive to save his city where
strange events start to occur.

Considered as the
second best manga of all time in Japan (after Slam Dunk and ahead of Dragon
Ball
) JoJo’s…offers a colourful universe that efficiently mixes horror with
outrageous comedy. Miike Takashi was obviously the most logical choice to
create the first movie version of the story. Action, over-the-top humour,
explosive colours, sophisticated costumes, and smart genre bending, this
adaptation delivers the goods and beats most American comic book movies at
their own game.

The director

Miike Takashi, the
craziest and most prolific Japanese director, needs no introduction. At 56, he
has directed dozens of movies, many of which have been shown at the NIFFF. From
J-Horror to comedies and period epics, he boasts one of the most diverse
filmographies in the world. Rumours have it he won’t stop until he wins the
“Narcisse” H.R. Giger award for best feature film. Perhaps with JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure?

Selected filmography

2015 – Yakuza Apocalypse
2013 – The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji

2013 – Shield of Straw

2011 – Ninja Kids !!!

2007 – Sukiyaki Western Django

2005 – The Great Yokai War
2004 – Izo
2004 – Zebraman
2003 – Gozu
2001 – Visitor Q

2001 – Ichi the Killer

1999 – Dead or Alive
1999 – Audition

World sales: Tokyo Broadcasting System (JP)