Hirohiko Araki’s “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure” spinoff manga “Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan” (岸辺露伴は動かない) is confirmed to inspire a three-episode live-action series by NHK.
Issei Takahashi from live-action “Ikebukuro West Gate Park” and “March comes in like a lion” will play as Rohan Kishibe. The mini-series will premiere on the NHK General channel on December 28, 29, and 30
Kazutaka Watanabe is directing the series, with scripts by “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure” anime writer Yasuko Kobayashi. Actress Marie Iitoyo will play as Kyoka Izumi, Rohan’s editor. Other cast members include Fūga Shibazaki, Mirai Moriyama, Kumi Takiuchi, and Tomoya Nakamura.
The first episode will adapt the manga’s “Fugō Mura” story, where Rohan is dragged into an incident inside a millionaire’s mansion. The second episode is based on the “Kushagara” short story by Ballad Kitaguni in the novel spinoffs, where Rohan receives a strange request from fellow manga creator Jugo Shishi. The third episode is titled “D.N.A.,” and follows an original story where Rohan is investigating his editor’s memory loss through hypnosis.