JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable Live-Action Movie Trailer Is Bizarre
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Movie
(Last Updated On: April 30, 2017)

I don’t know what’s really going on in the trailer, but the live-action adaptation of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is as crazy and bizarre as you would expect… but maybe a little less so.

The anime, manga and games based on JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure get pretty crazy and go way out there in terms of characterizations, fights and plot. The movie tries to condense things down into more of what appears to be a murder-mystery plot. You can check out the trailer below, courtesy of New Trailer Buzz.

Fans basically recognize that the movie is likely going to be crap, but they also feel as if the movie should have started with the Phantom Blood saga to better introduce people to the bizarre universe of JoJo instead of just deep-diving into the latter adventures starring Josuke Higashikata.

In fact, one of the biggest complaints about the trailer is that there doesn’t appear to be any use of the Stands in the film. The trailer also only briefly shows Jotaro Kujo, the more recognizable protagonist in the previous JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures series.

The film seems to follow Josuke around as he attempts to protect his town from the Stands.

The movie seems to have more of a crime-thriller vibe to it than the over-the-top supernatural fighting elements from the manga, games and anime.

I don’t know if this is going to be one of those cheesy-but-entertaining flicks or something that’s just so trite and vapid that it’s a boring waste of time, but the trailer appears to depict a more straight-laced tone for the film that makes it seem as if it’s not going to be as outlandish as flicks like Big Trouble in Little China or The Six String Samurai, which is a real shame because it seems like a movie based on JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure needs to be as crazy and ridiculous as the source material it’s based on.

Anyway, the film is due out this June. You can learn more by visiting the official website.

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  • Disqusted

    A friend linked this to me a few days ago. Outside of how Jotaro looks/sounds (doesn’t quite fit my personal image of how Jotaro should be), I thought it looked pretty good, although I don’t recall much of the 4th arc. I read the manga version a very long time ago.

    I had to ask a big Jojo fan friend (non-Japanese) who loves arc 4 the most, and like I thought, he agreed the original arc 4 manga has less combat than the others, and is more of a murder mystery, so those are both accurate. But he also said he doesn’t know what to think of the trailer (he doesn’t understand much Japanese). He didn’t know that this movie will be part one of series. They do talk about Stands during the trailer, so I’d expect them to show up. It wouldn’t be Jojo otherwise. You can see a guy using his Stand powers, even.

    I’d assume they’re making a live action movie of this arc because it’s the only one that takes place in Japan, it’s the least action-heavy, and because people are probably sick to death of arc 1 and 3 remakes. Arc 2 and 3 are pretty long, too. Arc 4 is of moderate length and mostly takes place in a Japanese town.

    There was an animated movie of Phantom Blood, but it was so bad that it was only screened at theaters and never got a home release. There’s a trailer of it floating around the net, which also looks like trash. I hear Araki was very upset about it, moreso because it was supposed to commemorate Jojo’s anniversary.

    I don’t think they need to introduce Jojo to Japanese audiences. I’m pretty sure Jojo is pretty well known over there. I’ve even seen a Japanese weathercaster lady talking about being a big fan of it. I’ve also heard other Japanese females talking about females being afraid to pick up Jojo initially, but finding it very interesting, if they ever do give it a chance.

    Besides, the original Jojo anime OVAs and game were of the 3rd arc. That’s when most of the people I know got into Jojo, long, long before the TV anime. I think the Jojo series is probably coherent enough that you can pick them up at the start of an arc and still have a decent understanding of what’s going on.

    Just so I don’t sound like a frothing live action fanboy, I don’t have a great impression of Japanese live adaptations, but I thought the Death Note films weren’t that bad. The live adaptation of Kodoku no Gurume (The Solitary Gourmet, originally a manga) is also really good. A Japanese friend tells me that’s because they’re working with the original authors.

    Kodoku no Gurume is about a guy who runs his own business alone, travelling throughout Japan to meet clients interested in requesting international goods, whilst satiating sudden attacks of hunger at different restaurants that he encounters at random. I’m sure that’s not for everybody, but it’s pretty popular.

    If you’re interested in checking that out, I recommend watching the higher budget later seasons first (2/3 and onwards) as you don’t need to watch it in order. There are English subtitles floating around for season 1-5, although they have some minor translation mistakes here and there.

    Man, my comments always end up being so long. I don’t know if it’s because I’m not concise enough, or I just have too much to say. I feel like I have to word things carefully and cover all relevant important information, to avoid potential misunderstandings.

  • Uncle Joey

    I think you mean Phantom Blood instead of dust.

    • You’re right. Ha!