To celebrate the recent birthday of original manga creator Hirohiko Araki, Warner Bros. Japan and TOHO. INC, who are also responsible for the new live-action Fullmetal Alchemist film, have released a new full length trailer and poster for their highly anticipated live-action anime adaptation, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable Chapter I.
Much to the fans’ delight, this new trailer finally reveals how the mystical entities know as “Stands” are visualized on screen for the live action production. In the anime and manga, a “stand” is a spirit-like figure or phenomenon that possesses unique strengths and abilities unique to whoever commands it. Seen in the trailer are the stands Crazy Diamond (named after the Pink Floyd song), commanded by protagonist Josuke Higashikata, and the enemy stand Aqua Necklace, which is wielded by Anjuro “Angelo” Katagiri.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is one of the most popular anime and manga properties to ever come out of Japan and has a passionate global fan base. For the uninitiated, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure follows the Joestar family bloodline through the generations as each member, each nicknames “JoJo”, fights off outrageous dark forces such as god-like vampires, psychotic killers, and enemy stands.
Directed by Takashi Miike (13 Assassins),the first chapter of the live-action film series is based on the early exploits of the fourth story arc of Araki’s long-running manga, starring the fourth “Jojo”, Josuke. Prior to the film’s Japanese theatrical release of August 4th, the film will have its world premiere at the 17th Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival in Switzerland on July 2.