Yes, another mainstream Miike but still a very enjoyable
and snappy manga live action based on the comic by Hirohiko Araki.
In the intro of the film a man, Katagiri, is seen killing his father and
then trying to escape the arriving police. But before the cops
can arrest him a mysterious young man turns up, he's dressed in school
uniform and equipped with a bow and shoots and kill
Katagiri with an arrow to the neck. This killer is Keicho Nijimura and
he says that dead Katagiri is chosen.
Then Katagiri is re-animated and starts on a killing spree using supernatural
The city of Morioh is a small commuter town situated idyllic
by the sea but is plagued by murders and with people disappearing
mysteriously. Koichi Hirose is a 17 year old kid attending the Budogaoka
highschool, and another student is the popular among
the girls - Josuke Higashikata or JoJo (Kento Yamazaki), sporting a very
strange massive hairdo (probably made in CGI).
Back of cover sleeve, from left to right: Koichi Hirose,
Yukako Yamagishi, Jotaro Kujo, Josuke - JoJo, Keicho Nijimura,
Katagiri and Okuyasu Nijimura
JoJo (who plays the main role in this film) lives with
his mother and his grandfather Ryohei (Jun Kunimura) an old cop who
feels that there's something wrong with the ongoing murders and he's determined
to save the town.
But Jotaro, another weirdo turns up and he says he's JoJo's nephew (even
though he's much older than JoJo) and that he
wants to defeat "Angelo" AKA Katagiri. Jotaru is also a supernatural
fighter with the "Stand" weapon, some sort
an Avatar virtually visualizing powerful supernatural ESP powers.
We're up for a powerful fight between JoJo and his "Shining
Diamond" Stand against the stand powers of the Nijimura
brothers, Keichi (Masaki Okada) and Okuyasu (Mackenyu). My favourite scene
probably were the one with the Mini army.
The film is presented in anamorphic widescreen with japanese audio 5.1
with english subtitles, region 2.
Extras only a Theatrical trailer and some other trailers for japanese
live manga films