Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan (OVA)

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Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan (岸辺露伴は動かない Kishibe Rohan wa Ugokanai, lit. Rohan Kishibe Does Not Move!) is a series of OVA adaptations of the eponymous series of one-shots, featuring Diamond is Unbreakable character, Rohan Kishibe. Much like the one-shots themselves, the episodes are released out of order.

The first OVA episode was announced on April 15, 2016 and was produced by David Production. It adapted Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan - Episode 5: Millionaire Village. The promotional DVD was made exclusive to applicants who had purchased the entirety of the Diamond is Unbreakable Blu-Ray or DVD set before the deadline of July 31, 2017.

A second episode was announced on February 18, 2018, adapting Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan - Episode 2: Mutsu-kabe Hill. The disc was bundled with the second volume of Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan, released on July 19, 2018.

On August 18, 2019, two more episodes (adapting Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan - Episode 16: At a Confessional and Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan - Episode 9: The Run) were announced. The episodes themselves will be screened at select Japanese theaters starting on December 8, 2019 and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD March 25, 2020.[3]

Cast

Episodes

# Title Original release English airdate
5 Episode 5: Millionaire Village
(エピソード#05【富豪村】 Episōdo #05 [Fugō-mura])
September 20,
2017
Rohan Kishibe accompanies Kyoka Izumi, a manga magazine editor, to buy a mansion at a village far off from civilization. They soon discover the village is home to a group of millionaires who had all mysteriously become rich at the age of 25. Rohan and Izumi enter one of the houses, only to realize that they are trapped by a mysterious power that won't let them progress unless they follow specific rules lest they suffer the consequences.
2 Episode 2: Mutsu-kabe Hill
(エピソード#02【六壁坂】 Episōdo #02 [Mutsukabezaka])
July 19,
2018
Rohan Kishibe narrates to his editor Minoru Kagamari his encounter with a yokai, the Mutsukabezaka. For context, Rohan tells the story of Naoko Osato who accidentally murdered her boyfriend Gunpei. Panicking as her father and her betrothed were approaching her room and Gunpei's wound refused to stop bleeding, Naoko had to resort to drink his spilling blood and in the years afterward took care of Gunpei's corpse. Years later, Rohan meets with Naoko's daughter whom she had with Gunpei, and accidentally murders her. Rohan escapes his fate by making the girl unable to see him, causing the Mutsukabezaka to manifest itself in anger before reviving the girl and make her leave, as the yokai needs a witness when it dies. Rohan leaves safely and with a story for his manga.
9 Episode 9: The Run
(エピソード#09【ザ・ラン】 Episōdo #09 [Za Ran])
March 25,
2020
TBA
16 Episode 16: The Confessional
(エピソード#16【懺悔室】 Episōdo #16 [Zange-shitsu~])
March 25,
2020
TBA

Gallery

Soundtracks

Ending theme

FINDING THE TRUTH

FINDING THE TRUTH


Trailers

On July 28, 2017, Tokyo MX aired a 60 second Promotional Video for the OVA's first episode. The next episode's Promotional Video was uploaded on February 25, 2018.

Trivia

  • Episode 5: Millionaire Village was the first JoJo OVA episode to be released in over a decade, the last being the final episode of the Stardust Crusaders prequel OVAs from the early 2000's.

References

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