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New Episodes of Live-Action Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe to Premiere In December

New Episodes of Live-Action Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe to Premiere In December

Fantastic news for fans of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure! Three new episodes of the live-action mini-series, Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan (Kishibe Rohan wa Ugokanai), will premiere on December 27-29 for three consecutive nights at 10:00 pm (8:00 am EST) on the NHK General channel.

Along with the premiere date announcement, a teaser visual was also released for the live-action series. The teaser visual showcases the eponymous Rohan Kishibe, a manga author and the user of a Stand ability called Heaven’s Door that enables him to know everything about specific people and control them.


Some new cast members were also unveiled and they are

  • Shō Kasamatsu in episode 4
  • kabuki actor Ichikawa Ennosuke IV (One Piece) in episode 5
  • Rio Uchida (Chimamire Sukeban Chainsaw, Kamen Rider Drive, Princess Jellyfish) in episode 6

It has been confirmed that Issei Takahashi (Whisper of the Heart, live-action Ikebukuro West Gate ParkMarch comes in like a lion) reprises the title role from the first three episodes that aired last December.

Additionally, Marie Iitoyo (anohana: The Flower We Saw That DayCity Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes) is returning as Kyoka Izumi, Rohan’s editor.

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ABOUT Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe

The live-action Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe series originally premiered in Japan last December with a run of three episodes. The series is directed by Kazutaka Watanabe and is written by Yasuko Kobayashi, who also serves as a writer for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure anime. The series is a live-action adaptation of the multiple Rohan Kishibe spinoff manga one-shots which were all written by series creator Hirohiko Araki.

Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan is a series of Hirohiko Araki’s manga one-shots starring his JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable character, Rohan Kishibe, who is also Araki’s fictional alter ego. The first compiled book of Rohan Kishibe stories was published in 2013 by Shueisha.

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