Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan (TV Drama)

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Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan (岸辺露伴は動かない Kishibe Rohan wa Ugokanai) is an upcoming live-action mini-series based on the manga series of the same name by Hirohiko Araki. It will be produced by and aired on Japan's national broadcaster NHK from December 28 to December 30, 2020.[1][2]

Actor Issey Takahashi will portray the titular Rohan Kishibe,[2] who was originally featured in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 4: Diamond is Unbreakable. Takahashi has said that Rohan is his favorite character from the series.[1]

Cast

Characters from Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan

Episodes

The three episodes will each be adaptations of one of the many Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan short stories. Episodes 1 and 3 are based on stories originally featured in the manga, while episode 2 is based on a short story written by novelist Ballad Kitaguni for the Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan: Short Story Collection series.[2]

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Episode Title
Airdate
1
Millionaire Village
(富豪村 Fugōmura)
Japan: December 28, 2020
Rohan Kishibe's new editor Kyoka Izumi tells him about a secluded mountain village where all of the residents are millionaires and all became millionaires shortly after moving there in their twenties. Ms. Izumi wishes to fill a recent vacancy and move in, believing it will lead to her becoming a millionaire as well, and she has convinced Rohan to accompany her for research into a new manga story. After being taken to their interview with the landlords by the childlike Ikkyu, the two soon discover that they are being tested on their etiquette by unseen forces, and for each infraction, the test taker loses something dear and important to them...
2
Kushagara
(くしゃがら Kushagara)
Japan: December 29, 2020
Rohan Kishibe meets with fellow manga artist Jugo Shishi who has come to ask him about a word "kushagara" that his own editor has forbidden him from using unless he can discover its meaning, but he cannot find the word in any dictionary. Rohan can see that Jugo's curiosity about the word is causing him physical and mental anguish, so when he uses Heaven's Door to take a look inside Jugo's mind, he finds something crawling inside the pages of Jugo's "book"...
3
Deoxyribonucleic Acid
(D.N.A Dī Enu Ē)
Japan: Decemer 30, 2020
Kyoka approaches Rohan for help in recovering the memories of her new boyfriend Taro Hirai, a former world renowned photographer who has developed amnesia after surviving a traumatic car accident six years ago. As Rohan is introduced to Taro, Mai Katahira passes by the group with her daughter Mao in a stroller, who pulls on Taro's shirt causing him to fall down. Rohan takes a look at little Mao who is hidden in the shade of the stroller, and sees that something is strange with her eyes...

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