JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Rohan Kishibe, fan favorite from the Diamonds are Unbreakable story arc, is getting its own volume of unique spin-offs.
For fans of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, 2022 promises to be a record year. In addition to the beginning of the manga golden wind saga in the United States, there is also the conclusion of the Jojolion story arc in Japan, and The ocean of stone Netflix adaptation. Now comes news that American fans can look forward to with the fall release of the spin-off manga. Thus spoke Rohan Kishibe.
Created by Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure mangaka Hirohiko Araka, Rohan Kishibe is of particular interest to manga fans, even those unfamiliar with Jojo. As an acclaimed mangaka facing relentless pressure to be continually inspired and generate creative ideas, Rohan often uses Heaven’s Door, his stand to literally read people “like a book”. This allows him to find interesting stories in the joys and sorrows of people’s lives, and turn them into interesting stories. It also allows him to edit the stories of the people he reads by adding and removing things. In diamonds are unbreakableRohan becomes a member of the Joestar Group and, through his connection to Reimi Sugimoto, plays a vital role in the search for serial killer Yoshikage Kira.
According to Viz Media, the American distributor of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventurethe first volume of Thus spoke Rohan Kishibe should drop this fall. This will be the English translation of the original collected volume that was first published in Japan in 2013. There’s no word yet on a potential translation of the spin-off’s second volume, though given the popularity of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, it seems incredibly likely that it will also be translated later.
Announcement: A spinoff of the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure universe, straight out of Diamond is Unbreakable, comes Hirohiko Araki’s Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe. Fall 2022 drops. pic.twitter.com/sOuj19Vmr3
— VIZ (@VIZMedia) February 14, 2022
fans of Jojo who have read all the chapters of the main series might not know about these single episodes which were released separately. This makes the Thus spoke Rohan Kishibe volume a key addition to a collector’s libraries, as it provides insight into the background and motivations of Kishibe, one of the most popular characters in the Diamonds are unbreakable story arc. Despite his close involvement with the Joestar group during Diamonds are unbreakablemuch of Kishibe’s experience is not provided in the main manga series. Thus spoke Rohan Kishibe remedy this by providing Jojo fans with a limited series specifically focused on his adventures. This first volume includes five stories of Rohan’s adventures or misadventures in Japan and Italy as he seeks inspiration and content to fuel his manga writing requirements.
Although the series has been out in Japan for quite some time, it’s exciting to see this spin-off getting an official translation. Given Kishibe’s ties to Diamonds are unbreakablestories are likely to be intensely dark in this classic horror manner, perfect for any fan of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure.
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