JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Diamond is Unbreakable Chapter 1 Blu-ray

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About JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Diamond is Unbreakable Chapter 1 Blu-ray

The movie, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable Chapter 1, was directed by Takashi Miike and stars Kento Yamazaki, Ryunosuke Kamiki and Nana Komatsu.

From the mind of Takashi Miike, one of Japan's most celebrated filmmakers, a bizarre and beautiful ride through Hirohiko Araki's megahit manga-turned feature film!

Welcome to idyllic Morioh, whose ocean views and charming townscapes make it a breezy Japanese utopia. But a chain of grisly killings has cast a bloody pall of uncertainty over its residents, especially Josuke Higashikata, a high schooler with offbeat hair and even more eccentric abilities. Now, with his grandfather on Morioh's homicide list, Josuke must resort to his surreal "Stand" powers if he ever hopes to heal his beloved family and town. Josuke may have a Stand-wielding relative at his side, but the killer has plenty of help too.

Special Features: Stand CGI Feature, Art Gallery, Japanese Movie Premiere.

Details

  • Publisher: VIZ
  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Action
  • Themes: Adventure, Supernatural
  • Age Rating: 14+
  • Run Time: 119
  • Year Created: 2017
  • Release Date: 2/11/2020
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Region Code: A

Ratings & Reviews

3 reviews

Doesn't offend but doesn't "Stand" out at all

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This is NOTHING like dragon ball live action! it definitely is the weakest addition to the series but really if it doesn't offend it. It could be so much worse. that said they played it safe and lines, acting, and scenes are literally word for word action for action straight from the Anime. the CG was pretty good considering its an Asian live-action. I'm not sure what people are seeking in these live-action editions but if you just want something more JoJo this is it and it's done good enough. If you want more Great JoJo, the Manga, and Anime are your best bet.

Surprisingly Solid

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I’m going to preface this by saying if you want manga accuracy or the full story, then go for the anime. This movie focuses on the Angelo & Nijimura Brothers arcs.

I’d say the pros are the costuming is fantastic and the casting is solid. It was nice to see more of Grandpa Higashikata. Character-wise, the Nijimuras easily stole the show. The special effects were mostly good, bar 2 small instances. It was fun to see the stands and I thought Bad Company was especially well-realized.

As for the cons, it’s mostly Jotaro. He seems like a fine actor and his English was really good, but he’s distractingly older than he should be. Some major changes will probably take any potential further adaptations off the rails.

So, would I recommend this? Yes, but know this is a different take. This reminds me of the Part 3 OVA (different beast from the manga/anime and has changes ranging from actually interesting to baffling). It’s the most watchable live action based on an anime I’ve seen so far.

Better Than It Should Be

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I'm not sure why everyone else is hating on this film, it's a fantastic adaptation for what it is. They made plot adjustments, sure, but I think they are smart adjustments to allow them to condense the plot. It throws in some references for part 6 (Do you feel the gravity between souls?), and does a smart job of making a live action Jojo. The special effects are top notch, and by showing the stands as little as they do is only for the benefit of everyone (less budget for the studio, less jarring for the viewer).

Would I say someone who isn't familiar with the original source material should watch this as any sort of replacement? Goodness no, but if you already know Diamond Is Unbreakable you'll get to pick up on the differences and some of the scenes where we get a different perspective on things.