The drama “Rohan Kishibe does not move” has been decided to be made into a movie. Titled “Rohan Kishibe Goes to the Louvre,” it was announced that it would be released nationwide on Friday, May 26.
The familiar dialogue between Rohan Kishibe and Kyoka Izumi! “Rohan Kishibe Goes to the Louvre” Teaser Video foreshadowing the beginning of suspense “Rohan Kishibe doesn’t move” is a live-action drama based on the spin-off work of the same name born from Hirohiko Araki’s comic “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure,” which boasts a total circulation of over 120 million copies.
A famous manga artist, Kishibe Rohan, who has the unique ability “Heaven’s Door,” which can read the background and secrets of the other person as a book and write instructions, is drawn to confront a bizarre incident. Season 1 (episodes 1-3) in December 2020, Season 2 (episodes 4-6) in December 2021, and Season 3 (episodes 7-6) in December 2022 Episode 8) was broadcast.
After being ranked number one in the trend for the first broadcast, it became a hot topic every time it was published. “Rohan Kishibe Goes to the Louvre,” the production team of such a drama series reunited, is Hirohiko Araki’s first full-color read-out with the same name, which was drawn for the bande dessinée project (*) of the Louvre Museum in France in 2009.
The work is original. The story unfolds in the hall of beauty, the Louvre, and Rohan pursues the mystery of “the darkest and most evil painting in the world.” In addition to revealing the unknown roots of Rohan, which has yet to be drawn in the series so far, the basic structure of an independent story is still alive, so even those who do not know the original or drama can enjoy it. Full of curiosity, Rohan, who values reality above all else, is played by Issey Takahashi, who will be returning from the drama. He is a fan of the original work, and he takes a variety of approaches to play a role that he is deeply attached to, as he professes that Rohan’s words and deeds affect his outlook on life.
The editor in charge of such Rohan, Kyoka Izumi, fascinated by her exquisite interactions in a buddy-like position, is played by Marie Iitoyo, who is also a sequel to the drama. In contrast to the grumpy Rohan, she charmingly plays a character who is a little natural, has her own pace, and is unpretentious but somewhat lovable.
The director is the historical drama “Onna Joshu Naotora” and the drama “Yukiguni – SNOW.” In addition, Kazuki Watanabe has teamed up with Takahashi on projects such as COUNTRY. The script is written by Yasuko Kobayashi, who also wrote the script for the anime series “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure,” the music is by Naruyoshi Kikuchi / Shin Music Production Studio, and the character design supervision and costume design is by Isao Tsuge. Filming in Japan, which began last fall, has ended and is currently continuing in Paris, France. Including the Louvre Museum, Pont des Arts (Bridge of Arts), Champs-Élysées, Etoile Arc de Triomphe, Pont Alexandre III, Place du Carrousel, etc. The Louvre is famous for housing the Mona Lisa, but it is unusual for permission to shoot a movie.
This will be his second work since The Eyes of the Mona Lisa. At the same time, a teaser visual and a super special video have been released. The teaser visual uses a photo taken in Paris between the main shoots. The profile of Takahashi’s Rohan standing in the streets of Paris is cut out, and the words “Pursuing the mystery of the’ blackest and evil painting in the world and entering the hall of beauty” are attached.
In addition, in the super special video, from the beginning, mysterious lines such as “Something terrible might happen,” “Dangerous… and thrilling!”, “Why in the underground warehouse of the Louvre…” In the scene between Rohan and Izumi, the editor in charge, who announces that the next interviewee will be at the Louvre Museum, the familiar dialogue is still alive. It is content that foreshadows the beginning of suspense that invites the viewer to a world of the abyss unfolding on the stage of the Louvre.
The Louvre Museum Bande Dessinée Project: A collaborative project by the Louvre Museum with cartoonists from Japan and abroad. “Bande dessinée” is a French manga whose etymology is French, meaning “a belt with a drawing.” It is also called “the ninth art.” Comment from Issey Takahashi (Rohan Kishibe) It’s been three years since I played the role of Rohan Kishibe. It is a unique event in my life to continue to play Rohan Kishibe in this work, which is not labeled as a movie version or a movie version.
I’m writing this information-lifting comment at the scene in Paris now. I have an excellent Japanese team around me that has been making Rohan Kishibe since the drama’s first season. There, a Japanese film team and, in the last few days, a very professional and sincere team from France, who seem to have created the illusion that they have worked together on the first, second, and third seasons, joined together to create a one-of-a-kind film.
I’m watching it progress. During filming the first season, I talked with Kazuki, the director, about a story of a dream, “Rohan Kishibe.” We were talking about going to the Louvre. Someday, I hope I can shoot in Paris. And now, standing on the cobblestone streets of Paris as Rohan, I don’t feel uncomfortable at all.
On the contrary, I am grateful from the bottom of my heart that nothing has changed, even in a foreign country. The French part, which is currently being filmed, and the Japanese part, which has already been filmed, is an integral parts of the whole work.
The bloodline, inheritance, and past essential elements in all JoJo’s works are also discussed. Facing them is connected to what I am now. Time can be both kind and cruel to everyone, but without exception, Rohan, in this work, is also questioning its existence.
This work is a continuation of the live-action drama “Rohan Kishibe does not move” series and can be said to be the ninth episode. It is a movie work that can be enjoyed by those who have watched the drama series so far and those who do not know Rohan’s footsteps as an independent work. I hope everyone visiting the theater will enjoy this unique (strange, distinctive, one-of-a-kind) work.
Comment from Marie Iitoyo (Kyoka Izumi) “Rohan Kishibe doesn’t move.” Last of this season’s drama, as I mentioned in my lines, Mr. Rohan finally went to the Louvre! I will be able to go to Paris as an editor in charge! I want to express my gratitude to the new staff who have joined us while continuing to support our fantastic team and to have been able to play even more strongly in a beautiful environment! During the shooting with the local staff in France, I overcame the language barrier and savored the happiness of being able to create large-scale work.
It will be an unforgettable experience. I’m thrilled that a new episode will be added to the work that everyone can look forward to for a long time! Rohan-sensei and Kyoka face the past and the mysteries hidden in the distant Louvre Museum! I hope you enjoy it, as always!
Comment from Kazuki Watanabe (director) The Paris portrayed in the movie “Assassination Forest” is decadent and gloomy. It is not a “city of flowers” where people celebrate life but a “black city” filled with the scent of death and perversion. Since the project began three years ago, the visual look, art sets, and costume expression of Rohan Kishibe have always been greatly inspired by this movie. Paris, which I visited for shooting, was a beautiful but cold world covered in thick and heavy clouds that looked like they were about to fall, and freezing rain continued to fall, just like “Assassination Forest.” Rohan Kishibe is now standing there. A mysterious feeling that mixes déjà vu and exhilaration. But there is no sentimentality. As if Rohan was natural, she was there. Filming begins as usual.
Comment from Yasuko Kobayashi (Screenplay) When I first heard that “Rohan Kishibe doesn’t move” was going to be made into a live-action film, I had no idea it would be made into a movie. Also, this “Go to the Louvre” was never included in the original candidate list that everyone raised each time the series went on. Such a double and unrealistic story will be realized.
This is a rare story that focuses on Rohan himself. I hope you will enjoy it at the cinema. The movie “Rohan Kishibe Goes to the Louvre” May 26 (Friday) National release Original: Hirohiko Araki “Rohan Kishibe Goes to the Louvre” (Published by Shueisha Ultra Jump Aizouban Comics) Director: Kazuki Watanabe Screenplay: Yasuko Kobayashi Music: Naruyoshi Kikuchi/New Music Production Studio Cast: Issei Takahashi, Marie Iitoyo