There’s an unexpected inspiration behind Hirohiko Araki’s Kishibe Rohan from JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.
A recent report from Anime Dork claims that the popular user stand is inspired by detective-like characters. This statement comes from Araki, the author of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, who discussed the character in a promotional pamphlet released for the 2023 live-action film Rohan at the Louvre. “Each character lives by their own principles,” Araki said before adding, “Kishibe Rohan, the main character, is a manga artist who takes on the detective role in his work. Not only does he solve puzzles, he ends up being forced to confront himself.”
Araki also discussed a new live-action adaptation of his manga, based on the short story of the same name. He says he feels “lucky” to see talented actors appear in TV series and movies, saying he’s so engrossed in watching them that it makes him “lost track”. original work.” He concluded that the characters will “have a lasting effect on everyone who watches the film.” Issey Takahashi plays Rohan in the 2020 project and miniseries Hence spoke to Rohan Kishibe. He also voiced Ultraman in Shin Ultraman and played a member of Crazy 88 in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill.
About the fan-favorite Rohan Kishibe
Rohan Kishibe is a fan-favorite character from the JoJo series appearing in Season 4: Unbreakable Diamonds. He first played the villain before switching to Josuke Higashikata’s side in the quest to find Yoshikage Kira. Kishibe is a talented manga artist who possesses a powerful Heaven’s Door stand, which allows him to turn human body parts into books that he can then read to learn about them. The character has evolved to live outside of JoJo’s main series, being part of many side manga projects, such as Thus said Kishibe Rohan, Rohan Kishibe Goes to Gucci and Rohan mentioned earlier at the Louvre.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure began serialization in 1987 and is still in circulation at the time of writing. The series consists of several installments, each exploring the life of a different member of the Joestar family tree. The latest is Part 9: The JoJoLands, serialized by Shueisha. The film tells the story of Jodio Joestar, a young man living with his family in Hawaii with dreams of becoming rich, but is soon led into gang activities. It has received positive reviews from fans and critics.
The series also features an anime adaptation from David Production, available to watch on Netflix. An anime adaptation of Therefore Spoke Rohan Kishibe is also available on Netflix.
Source: Anime Dork