Meet Josuke In The First Teaser Poster For Miike Takashi's Live-Action JOJO'S BIZZARE ADVENTURE Movie!
I've only recently been getting a handle of the animated succession of Araki Hirohiko's original manga, Jojo's Bizzare Adventure, and I have to say it's already become quite a ride. As it is, story deals with the...well... bizzare... saga involving the Joestar family in its epic battles with users capable of conjuring powerful spirits known as Stands.
Here, our film gives us the live-action take on the fourth phase of the saga, "Diamond Is Unbreakable", with actor Yamazaki Kento in the role of Higashikata Josuke, a high school freshman known for a short temper the minute someone rags about his hair. Little does he know, his consultation with Kujo Jotaro - played by Iseya Yusuke of Casshern and Rurouni Kenshin trilogy fame, will bring them both to the forefront of an epic battle against a ruthless Stand-using murderer, and for Higashikata, his rightful inheritance from his illegitimate father.
I can absolutely see why a property like this would appeal to Miike who recently completed The Mole Song 2 and the forthcoming Blade Of The Immortal adaptation this April. If there's one thing you should know about Miike is that he's not afraid to stray into the bizzare which suits him perfectly for something like this and hopefully by the film's August release as noted in the latest teaser paired with Yamazaki in full Josuke costume, Jojo's Bizzare Adventure will land itself a theatrical hit.
Check it out below!