JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures spinoff series, Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan, will be getting a third instalment for its live-action mini-series. The mini-series will be broadcast in December 2022 on NHK.
The returning cast includes:
Issey Takahashi as Rohan Kishibe
Marie Iitoyo as Kyōka Izumi
Yasuko Kobayashi will once again serve as the scriptwriter, with Naruyoshi Kikuchi in charge of the music.
More information including the precise date of release, which story will be adapted, will be revealed soon on the NHK’s official website sometime in October.
Two stories from the manga (Millionaire Village and D.N.A) and one story from the short story collection (Kushagara) have received a live-action adaptation. It aired on NHK General TV and NHK BS4K by the courtesy of NHK on Dec 28, 29, and 30 in Japan.
Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan, known in Japan as Kishibe Rohan wa Ugokanai, is a series of manga one-shots created by Hirohiko Araki. It is a spin-off from Diamond Is Unbreakable, the fourth part of Araki’s JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure series, and features the character Rohan Kishibe, a manga artist who travels around the world to get inspiration from people’s lives. The title of the one-shot is a reference to the book Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche.
The series is published by Shueisha, starting with the one-shot “Episode 16: At a Confessional” in 1997 in their Weekly Shōnen Jump; new episodes have since appeared in their Jump Square, Shōnen Jump+, Bessatsu Margaret, JoJo Magazine and Ultra Jump magazines.
The series was originally meant to be completely original, but it was changed as Araki found it too tempting to use Rohan. A collected volume was released in 2013, and a second volume was released in 2018. The first volume was the 68th best-selling manga volume of 2014 in Japan and was well received by critics.
Spin-off short stories by several writers were published in the Appendix Booklet of Ultra Jump magazine in 2017 and 2018. In 2018, they were compiled into two volumes: Kishibe Rohan Does Not Shout and Kishibe Rohan Does Not Frolic with two new stories.
Source: Comic Natalie