JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable - Chapter 1

2017

Action / Adventure / Fantasy

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IMDb Rating 5.8 10 595

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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by george-290-212204 10 / 10

Best manga-anime movie adaptation yet

Faithful to the source material, great use of cgi, amazing costumes and locations. Even the haircuts brought to life with such a way i would never have thought it could work in a live action film. Great action and pacing. Miike and his cast along with the whole crew really brought Diamond is Unbreakable to life. Well done.

Reviewed by george-79102 10 / 10

Loved it.

Takashi Miike rolls out a visually gorgeous, occasionally grotesque but ultimately fascinating film that could be the best manga-based movie yet

A live-action adaptation of the shonen manga known lovingly as 'JoJo' among fans, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable - Chapter 1 is packed to the rafters with fighting and guys looking cool. And it works wonderfully.

The story follows Josuke Joestar, a high school boy with a supernatural gift called a 'stand'. After the town of Morioh is beset by sinister crimes, Josuke must use his powers to protect the people he loves. This is actually the fourth story of the manga and anime, but it's the first of several planned live-action movies - hence the 'Chapter 1' billing.

Veteran director Takashi Miike (Audition, 13 Assassins) is a master craftsman and introduces the bizarre world of JoJo in a way that's courteous to newcomers without impacting the pacing.

The ensemble cast are all gorgeously talented: handsome Kento Yamazaki is hugely likeable as Josuke, while Ryunosuke Kamiki excels as his ever-trembling nerdy schoolmate Koichi. Fans will be rewarded by the depth of nuance in these performances - Nana Komatsu's Yukako may even be eerier than her anime counterpart.

Visually, the film is refreshingly colourful, aided in part by Miike's decision to shoot in the Spanish city of Sitges, its mediterranean hues nicely accenting the comic's classical and European influences. The costume design also succeeds in imparting the edgy fashion that makes 'JoJo' so interesting.

Direction-wise, Miike's frames are bustling with texture - smoke, leather, dust - who needs 3D when images are this deep? Music is used sparingly, with sound design taking a more prominent role and that carries a payoff in terms of scene dynamics.

In conclusion, Diamond Is Unbreakable - Chapter 1 will blow you away, imparting both awe and relief. Awe that Hirohiko Araki's world could be brought to life so vividly and relief that it's been done so expertly. Sure, it's certainly bizarre, grotesque at times and, with all the fight scenes, won't be everyone's cup of tea.

That said, the whole cast act with conviction and aren't outshone by the visual fireworks. As far as manga-based movies go, this could be the best one yet.

Reviewed by chadyadelrizk 7 / 10

a fairly approachable live action

Compared to other live action films based on anime I've seen, this one made quite an advancement in portraying the storyline of the anime... The director and the producer have obviously maintained a level of credibility. When it comes to characters that are derived from an anime and that can have a challenging theatricality in their performance, the acting has a much more realistic tone to it than other such films. The directing leaves the characters and the actions have their own way to show the theme which works great most of the time and has a smooth way to reveal mystery. The scriptwriting, as far as I've seen from JoJo's Bizarre adventures anime series, has done a remarkable job by structure of the story and specially selecting which background information that is to be mentioned; considering the significant history of Joestars that would only crowd the timeline. One last positive point is that I found that making this work into sequels was a wise decision that would prevent pointlessly rushing many previous or upcoming events.

I must say I'm finding several long pauses that doesn't add anything to the scene in my opinion except that the actor/actress waiting as instructed... Now that I've mentioned that, the choreography (same as other live action films based on anime I've seen) sometimes seems off (pros and cons of martial arts aside).

Other than that, I actually enjoyed the film as I occasionally find the anime-to-live-action-challenge something admirable. (I find myself against anime-to-live-action-series because mostly they are low budget and rarely given much effort - and that prove to have weaknesses in several department) Also, I am interested in watching the sequel.

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