Rohan au Louvre (film)

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It draws the viewer into the world of the abyss... It's the ultimate in suspense. (観る者を深淵なる世界へと誘う、極上サスペンスMirumono o shin'ennaru sekai e to izanau, gokujō sasupensu.)

Rohan au Louvre (岸辺露伴 ルーヴルへ行く Kishibe Rohan Rūvuru e Iku, lit. Rohan Kishibe Goes to the Louvre) is a live-action movie adaptation of the one-shot Rohan au Louvre, based on the Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan TV drama series by NHK. It was officially announced on January 4, 2023 and is set to release in Japanese theaters on May 26, 2023.[1]

According to Issey Takahashi, the movie functions as the ninth episode of the TV drama.[1]


The blackest and most evil painting in the world. In pursuit of its mystery, Rohan Kishibe, a manga artist with a special power, visits the Louvre in France. There, a number of horrifying events await him...



Filming ended in Japan in Fall 2022 and continued in Paris, France. The film was shot on location at the Louvre Museum, the Pont des Arts, the Champs-Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe de l'Etoile, the Pont Alexandre III Bridge, and the Place du Carrousel. It is unusual for a film to be permitted to be shot at the Louvre, and this is the second Japanese film to be shot there since All-Round Appraiser Q: The Eyes of Mona Lisa, which was released in 2014.[1]

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Link to this section Rohan Kishibe: Issey Takahashi

It has now been three years since I was first given the chance to play the character of Rohan Kishibe. Whether it be in a drama or in a movie, every time I am allowed to play Rohan Kishibe is an extremely special event in my life.

As I write this comment for the reveal, I am currently on-site in Paris. Ever since the first season of the drama, I have had an incredible Japanese team around me working hard to bring Rohan Kishibe to life. In addition to the Japanese filming crew here, we have been joined for the past few days by a local French team so professional and sincere that it feels like we've worked together on all three seasons. I am truly witnessing the creation of a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
During the filming of the first season, I spoke to director Kazutaka about adapting "Rohan au Louvre," only seeing it as a pipe dream. I said to him then, "Someday, I hope we can actually start shooting in Paris." And now, actually standing on the paved streets of Paris, I don't feel the slightest bit uncomfortable being Rohan, which I believe is due to the outstanding staff work supporting me. From the bottom of my heart, I am truly grateful that, despite being in a foreign country, nothing about playing Rohan has changed.
The Japanese part of the work, which was produced in parallel with the third season of the drama, plays just as important of a role as the French part we're shooting right now. Topics such as bloodlines, inheritance, and the past play key roles in any work related to JoJo, and those topics will be explored in this work as well. One must inevitably face those things in order to exist in the present, and time can be both kind and cruel to everyone. Rohan is no exception: in this work, he too must interrogate his own existence.
This work is conceptually part of the live-action "Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan" drama, and the story functions as its ninth episode. If you've followed the drama series so far, you'll naturally enjoy the movie, but I think people who don't know anything about what Rohan's been up to in his own series will enjoy it, too.

I hope everyone who comes to the theater will enjoy this very unique work.


今はパリの現場でこの情報解禁コメントを書いています。 周りにはドラマの第一期から岸辺露伴を作ってきた素晴らしい日本のチームが居ます。そこに日本の映画チーム、加えてここ数日は極めてプロフェッショナルで真摯な、これまで第一期二期三期を共に作ってきたかと錯覚する様なフランス現地のチームが合流し、唯一の作品が出来上がっていくのを目の当たりにしています。

第一期の撮影時、演出の一貴さんと、あくまで夢の話として『岸辺露伴 ルーヴルへ行く』の話をしていました。 いつか実際に、パリで撮影が出来たら、と。 そして今、パリ市街の石畳の上、露伴として立っている自分に違和感を覚えていないのは、間違いなく、卓越したスタッフワークに支えられているからだと思います。異国においてもこれまでと何も変わらずに露伴で居られる事を、心から感謝しています。

今撮影しているフランスパートだけではなく、既に撮影を終えている日本パートも作品全体の重要な部分を担っています。 ジョジョの全作品においても大事な要素である血脈、受け継がれるもの、過去、が今作においても語られます。 それらと向き合うことは、今自分が存在していることに繋がります。 時間は誰にとっても優しくも残酷にもなりますが、例外なく今作の露伴にも、その存在を問いかけてきます。



Link to this section Kyoka Izumi: Marie Iitoyo

The third season of the "Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan" drama has just finished airing... To tell the truth, we've been working on filming this movie the whole time! Just as I mentioned in one of my lines in the last episode of the drama, Rohan-sensei finally goes to the Louvre! And as his editor, I'll be going to Paris with him!

I'd like to express my heartfelt gratitude toward the wonderful team that has always supported us, but also toward the new staff members who have joined us this time around and allowed us to perform in this wonderful new environment! Once we began shooting with the local staff team in France, I managed to overcome the language barrier between us and savor the excitement of helping bring a project of this scale to life. It's going to be an unforgettable experience, trust me.

It makes me so happy that another new episode is being added to this work, which everyone's been looking forward to for a long time! Rohan-sensei and Kyoka face the mysteries hidden within the distant Louvre Museum, along with the past itself! I hope you all enjoy this work just as much as the last one!




Link to this section Kazutaka Watanabe, Director

The city of Paris seen in the movie The Conformist is decadent and dismal. It's not a city of flowers where people celebrate life, but rather a dark city filled with the stench of death and perversion. Ever since the project started three years ago, the visuals, artistic scenery, and costume design of "Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan" have taken heavy inspiration from that movie.

When I visited Paris to begin shooting, I found a beautiful but cold world draped with thick and heavy clouds on the verge of falling, where the freezing-cold rain kept pouring down, just like in The Conformist. And now, Rohan Kishibe is standing there.

It's an odd feeling, a mix of déjà vu and exhilaration. But there is not a hint of sentimentality. Rohan is supposed to be there, and there he is. Filming begins as usual.
—Kazutaka Watanabe


撮影で訪れたパリは「暗殺の森」と同様、今にも落ちてきそうな厚くて重い雲に覆われ、凍てつく雨が降り続く、美しくも冷たい世界だった。 そこに今、岸辺露伴が立っている。


Link to this section Yasuko Kobayashi, Screenwriter

When I first heard that "Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan" was going to be made into a live-action series, I didn't have the slightest clue that it would also become a movie. Also, as the series went on and we selected the original works to be adapted, "Au Louvre" was never included in our list of candidates. A two-piece story that unrealistic is now being brought to life.
This is one of the rare stories that focuses on Rohan himself. By all means, I hope you enjoy it in the theater.



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