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Takashi Miike to direct film based on popular manga Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

09.28.2016
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I love Takashi Miike films. They are just so out there and f*cked up, especially his most popular films (at least in the US) AUDITION and ICHI THE KILLER. But what's great about the prolific director is that he does a variety of types of films, like the kid-friendly NINJA KIDS!!! or the colorful and faithful ACE ATTORNEY film based on the videogame. I mean, the man has literally ninety-nine (!) films on his resume.

Which brings us to his latest film, a co-venture between Warner Bros. and Toho called JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE, based on the popular manga and anime. It is about a family who possesses various superpowers that they use to defeat supernatural foes. The film will apparently be taking most of its story from part 4 of the manga “Diamond Is Unbreakable” (which, as someone who hadn't heard of JOJO until today doesn't mean anything to me, but hopefully whets the appetite of fans).

Anyway, while looking at the artwork and doing some cursory research, I feel this will be cool. I love Miike's style and balls, and I like the anime's style and humor. So it's definitely one I'll be looking out for. Whle anime-to-film adaptations haven't been great in the US (*cough*DRAGONBALL*cough*) that doesn't mean they can't be. I mean, what we saw of GHOST IN THE SHELL was cool, in my opinion. And as a co-production with a Japanese production company, there's hope that fidelity will be more upheld (since many anime-to-live action productions have been done successfully in Japan, if not so much here).

JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE, starring Kento Yamazaki. is scheduled for summer 2017.

So what do you guys think? Any JOJO fans out there? And if so, what would you like to see in the film?

 

Extra Tidbit: Takashi Miike has directed many live-action films based on manga or anime, including NINJA KIDS, FOR LOVES SAKE, and THE MOLE SONG: UNDERCOVER AGENT REIJI.
Source: Varietu

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12:37AM on 09/29/2016
I kinda think his anime/manga movie adaptations are hit and miss. Stylistically Yatterman and Ryu Ga Gotoku were perfect adaptations, but I find the story to be lacking in some points. Not to mention a bizarre scene in Yatterman, supposedly a kids movie, where the enemy mecha looks like a giant female robot that shoots fire by groping its breasts.
I kinda think his anime/manga movie adaptations are hit and miss. Stylistically Yatterman and Ryu Ga Gotoku were perfect adaptations, but I find the story to be lacking in some points. Not to mention a bizarre scene in Yatterman, supposedly a kids movie, where the enemy mecha looks like a giant female robot that shoots fire by groping its breasts.
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9:03PM on 09/28/2016
What's great about Miike, besides just being one of Japan's best filmmakers, is that he has continually had successful manga/anime/game adaptations of films, more so than most filmmakers who tackle adaptations. Like A Dragon, Crows Zero, Ace Attorney, and As The God's Will are all pretty great adaptations of manga and games and stand as some of the best any country has produced. I can only imagine what insanity he will have in store for JoJo.
What's great about Miike, besides just being one of Japan's best filmmakers, is that he has continually had successful manga/anime/game adaptations of films, more so than most filmmakers who tackle adaptations. Like A Dragon, Crows Zero, Ace Attorney, and As The God's Will are all pretty great adaptations of manga and games and stand as some of the best any country has produced. I can only imagine what insanity he will have in store for JoJo.
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5:53PM on 09/28/2016
He might have 99 credits on his Wikipedia or IMDb pages, but only about 50 of those are feature films, the rest are music videos, TV episodes, etc. Still 50 films in 20 years is pretty ridiculously prolific and there have been times where he's directed five or six theatrical films in a single year so I'm sure he'll hit 99 soon enough.
He might have 99 credits on his Wikipedia or IMDb pages, but only about 50 of those are feature films, the rest are music videos, TV episodes, etc. Still 50 films in 20 years is pretty ridiculously prolific and there have been times where he's directed five or six theatrical films in a single year so I'm sure he'll hit 99 soon enough.
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