Hirohiko Araki JoJo Exhibition 2012
Hirohiko Araki JoJo Exhibition 2012 (荒木飛呂彦原画展 ジョジョ展 Araki Hirohiko Genga-ten Jojo Ten) was a special event first held in Sendai, Japan from July 28 to August 14, where JoJo's Bizarre Adventure creator, Hirohiko Araki, presented various works of art to celebrate the 25th anniversary of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.
After the initial showing, the exhibition reopened at the Mori Arts Center Gallery in Tokyo from October 6 to November 4.
The exhibition included several original illustrations from the series and was live-streamed through the internet in an augmented first-person perspective. Araki designed a new Stand named Remote Romance, with the ability to project live-streams of distant locations; as a way to explain how people might see it from an in-universe perspective.
Along with the exhibition, the catalog HIROHIKO ARAKI WORKS was released with over 500 illustrations that were in the event.
Thoughts from Araki
Regardless, these manuscripts are typically stored in my file book, which is put away in a cabinet. But I'm very happy that for this occasion, they return to the open air and light of day, as if awakening from a years-long sleep, in the form of this original art exhibition for you to enjoy. It also feels like a grandiose feat to me. But, I'm sincerely thankful to the fans, who have read JoJo's Bizarre Adventure for 25 years, for giving me this opportunity.You may try to find the differences between the originals and the printed versions as you read this book, or recall the feel of the original art once you return home. At any rate, nothing would make me happier than if you enjoyed your time here.