Diamond is Unbreakable - Episode 14

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Let's Go to the Manga Artist's House, Part 1 (漫画家のうちへ遊びに行こう その1 Mangaka no Uchi e Asobi ni Ikō Sono 1) is the fourteenth episode of Diamond is Unbreakable and the eighty-eighth episode of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime. It covers Chapter 318 through most of Chapter 321 of the manga.

Koichi and Toshikazu Hazamada learns that the famous mangaka Rohan Kishibe is living in Morioh. Being fans of his work, they decide to visit his house and soon discover that Rohan is more than an eccentric mangaka.

Summary

The famous author Rohan Kishibe emerges from his house

Out of the hospital, Hazamada incidentally meets Koichi in the streets of Morioh. Despite an awkward start as former enemies, Hazamada and Koichi quickly bond over their love of manga. Hazamada then points out that the famed manga artist Rohan Kishibe has recently moved in the town, and the two head to his house in the hopes of meeting him. As Koichi tries to ring the bell, Rohan grabs his arm from behind the door, scaring the boy a little. However, the mangake is happy to learn they are fans and gives them a tour of his studio.

In his office, Koichi and Hazamada are impressed that Rohan is talented enough to draw his manga alone but are creeped out by how far Rohan goes to perfect his manga as he tastes a spider right in front of them. Rohan leaves and Koichi and Hazamada can't resist the chance to sneak a peek at his new manuscript. The moment they do, however, they fall under the power of Rohan's Stand, Heaven's Door, which allows him to open their bodies like a book and read all of their secrets.

Rohan reads Koichi like a book using Heaven's Door

Koichi summons his Echoes but the attack misses as Rohan can also write commands on those he turns into books, thus he's prevented Koichi from attacking him as a precaution. Highly interested in Koichi's personality and colorful life, Rohan proceeds to take pages from Koichi. At the end, Rohan lets the two go home with no memory of what just happened. That night, Koichi senses something amiss when he discovers he's lost 20 kg, but suddenly forgets about it just as he prepares to inform Josuke. The next day, Koichi finds himself at Rohan's house again, with Josuke and Okuyasu following closely behind.

Appearances

Characters
Stands
Heaven's Door
(1st appearance)
Crazy Diamond
(Photo only)
Star Platinum
(Photo only)
The Hand
(Photo only)
Love Deluxe
(Photo only)
Surface
(Photo only)
The Lock
(Photo only)

Credits

Staff
Script (脚本)
Storyboard (絵コンテ)
Episode Director (演出)
Animation Director (作画監督)
Haru Watanabe
Natsue Chibayama
Saori Nakashiki
Yui Kinoshita[1]
Assistant Chief Animation Director (総作画監督補)
Action Animation Director (アクションディレクター)
Saiki Yasuhiro
Mechanical Animation Director (メカ作画監督)
Takashi Tanazawa
Key Animation (原画)
Takashi Hirabayashi
Hayato Kurosaki
Shigemi Aoyagi
Yoshinari Yamada
Yuji Shibata
Mayumi Oda
Maki Fukui
Junichi Yokoyama
Yuki Yabuta
Ayako Karatani
Aiko Sonobe
Masahiro Okamura
DR.movie
Jong-hae Eun
Seong-beum Kim
Ji-yoon Kim
Dae-woon Jung
Sang-chul Yoo

White Line

Seong-woon Ko
2nd Key Animation (第二原画)
Sae Akama
Kashiwa Anezaki
Yoko Uchida
Shuhei Fukuda
Yuu Matsuo
Yuri Yamamura
Yuji Shibata
Tamaki Ishii
Hiromi Shiraga
Erina Murakami
Shun Sato
Mirai Kuma
Sakuya Abe
Atsuya Hata
Sei Yamaoka
White Line
Jin-hee Park
Zan-di Lee
Dr. Movie
Rohan Manuscript Production: Reki Taki
Design Cooperation (デザイン協力)
Shuhei Fukuda
Yoko Uchida
Yosuke Yamaguchi

Music

DU Episode 14: Let's Go to the Manga Artist's House, Part 1
Start End Title OST Description

00:00
01:35
Peacefulness
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Nightwalk~
Koichi meets Hazamada in the streets
01:36
02:07
Peaceful Street Corner
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
The famous mangaka Rohan Kishibe is in town
02:50
03:44
The Pursuer
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Rohan Kishibe opens the door to Koichi & Hazamada
04:01
05:44
Peacefulness
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Nightwalk~
A visit of Rohan's house and office
05:45
07:44
The Pursuer
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Rohan licks a spider
08:17
09:39
Anxious Insecurity
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Nightwalk~
Rohan Kishibe is suspicious
09:40
10:17
Afternoon, Morioh
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Daydream~
Koichi & Hazamada want tolook at next week's chapter
10:18
10:29
The Trap Has Been Set
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Nightwalk~
Rohan's trap complete
10:30
10:48
Crime Scene Express
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Daydream~
Rohan's manuscript
10:50
11:30
The Pursuer
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Heaven's Door turns Koichi & Hazamada into books
11:35
13:58
Bizarre Attack
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Daydream~
Rohan reads Koichi's bio
14:00
16:12
Interception
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Rohan's safety locks
16:21
17:27
Secret Plans
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Rohan reads Hazamada's bio/Why does Rohan need bios?
17:35
19:02
The Pursuer
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Rohan's way of life
19:03
19:34
Peacefulness
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Nightwalk~
Koichi & Hazamada leave Rohan's house
19:34
19:44
The Pursuer
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Rohan expects Koichi to return
19:45
21:52
Anxious Insecurity
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Nightwalk~
Rohan has done something to Koichi
21:53
22:26
Looming Crisis
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Rohan welcomes Koichi
22:27
23:35
I Want You
I Want You
Ending
23:36
23:41
Diamond is Unbreakable -Main Theme-
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
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Manga/Anime Differences

  • Removed Rohan's lines about how reading common peoples' lives is of great interest.
  • A flashback scene of Toshikazu in a book store is added.
    • In addition, the Stand user Masazo Kinoto can be spotted during this scene with his back conveniently obscured.

Commentary

Rohan finally appears in this episode.

I'm personally in charge of several storyboards in this series and they aren’t given randomly. I'm systemically given the first episode of each new cour, so in this case: Episodes 1, 14 and 27.

I was also responsible for about a third of the directing, but if I had to remember one thing from it, it'd be the compositing around Heaven’s Door. Visually speaking, its power lacerates the face off like an open book, so we had to pay attention to each page separately. More specifically, the operation consists of creating content for each of the pages and then incorporating it and sticking it as naturally as possible inside the book. Suffice to say the process has been long and tedious, and no one was spared. You could say that Heaven’s Door is such a fearsome Stand, its effects can be felt by the production studio (laughs).

About the content in the episode, we wanted to highlight the comical elements of this arc. This is why a lot of the drawings have such a comical look. At the same time, we had to correctly dose the disquieting, even sinister atmosphere that Rohan exudes. The mangaka’s face is really rich in expressions, and it's generally a pleasure to animate this character. As a nod to his work, some of the shots were directed to look like panels, much like a comic book. The episode ends like this, leaving Rohan’s case hanging, with Koichi coming back to visit him as if nothing had happened… It is the ideal transition into episode 15.
Naokatsu Tsuda, Blu-Ray limited edition commentaries


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