Two new visuals are revealed today for Hirohiko Araki JoJo Exhibition: Ripples of Adventure (荒木飛呂彦原画展 JOJO 冒険の波紋), which will be held in Nagasaki and Ishikawa in 2020. The project is a celebration of the 30th anniversary of Hirohiko Araki’s (荒木飛呂彦) fantasy manga, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (ジョジョの奇妙な冒険).
▲ Key visual for Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum
The key visuals imitate the styles of famous artwork, Irises, by Japanese lacquerer Ogata Kōrin (尾形光琳), which is originally a six-panel byōbu folding screens portraying the delicacy beauty of the flowers, while Hirohiko Araki replaced the blue irises with his signature JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure characters.
▲ Key visual for 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art
The exhibition was held in Tokyo and Osaka, before going to Nagasaki and Ishikawa. It encompassed the entirety of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure’s history and acted as a culmination of its 30 years of publication.
Featuring about 200 exhibits and 280 original artwork from Araki, both old and new, the exhibition hall utilizes various technologies to create the largest displays in the history of the JoJo manga series.
Time: 25th January ～ 29th March 2020
Location: Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum, Nagasaki
Time: 25th April ～ 23rd May 2020
Location: 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Ishikawa