Kishibe Rohan wa Ugokanai

Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Rohan Kishibe Does Not Move
Japanese: 岸辺露伴は動かない
English: Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 20, 2017 to Mar 25, 2020
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: David Production
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.621 (scored by 8878388,783 users)
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Ranked: #13152
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Popularity: #1491
Members: 140,511
Favorites: 404

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Kishibe Rohan wa Ugokanai adapts a handful of one-shots based on the manga series JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken, and follows the bizarre adventures that Rohan Kishibe goes through as he searches for inspiration for his manga.

Fugou Mura

Rohan accompanies manga editor Kyouka Izumi to a secretive village where she plans on buying a house. Izumi informs Rohan that inhabitants of the village suddenly become rich at the age of 25 after purchasing their homes. Being 25 years old herself, Izumi has high hopes for moving into the village and invites Rohan to gather ideas for his manga. As they enter one of the houses for an interview with the seller, they are greeted by a servant named Ikkyuu, who puts them through a test of etiquette with deadly consequences.


Rohan meets with his editor, Minoru Kagamari, to discuss both his manga and the six mountains that the manga author recently bought. He explains that he purchased the mountains in order to search for a legendary spirit known as the Mutsukabezaka. To give his search context, he tells the tale of Naoko Osato, a wealthy heiress who murdered her boyfriend and became cursed by the spirit.


Rohan decides to vacation in Venice after putting his manga on hiatus. While there, he explores the interior of a church and examines the structure of its confessional. After stepping into the priest's compartment, Rohan hears a man enter the confessional and begin to confess his sins. The man recounts his confrontation with a starving beggar and the haunting events that followed.

The Run

Youma Hashimoto is a young male model who has quickly risen to success. As his popularity grows, so does his obsession with his appearance and body. One day, he meets Rohan at the gym, and the two quickly form a rivalry which pushes Youma to intensify his training. Soon. Youma's fixation on his physique takes a dark turn as his training takes precedence over his life, and he challenges Rohan to a fatal competition on the treadmills.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Kishibe Rohan wa Ugokanai: Fugou Mura's first episode is an OVA that was distributed to customers who bought all 13 Blu-ray/DVD volumes of the anime JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Diamond wa Kudakenai. The 2nd episode was bundled with the limited edition 2nd volume of the manga. The 3rd and 4th episode were released via a roadshow in only six cities starting on December 8, 2019. All four episodes were then bundled on March 25, 2020 for home-media release.

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Kanno, Yuugo
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Oda, Kazusou
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"Theme of Kishibe Rohan wa Ugokanai (岸辺露伴は動かないのテーマ)" by Yugo Kanno

Ending Theme

May 26, 2020
A unique aspect of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 4: Diamond is Unbreakable compared to other parts of the series was that it didn't really have to end where it did. While other parts have very specific goals that left no room for further expansion, the story of the strange little town of Morioh and it's inhabitants could have continued after the defeat of Kira Yoshikage, but was ended so that the series could move on to new storylines.

Seeing an opportunity to expand on DiU's open ending, Hirohiko Araki came up with the series of spinoff one-shots known as "Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan", which follows the ...
Apr 3, 2020
Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe is a collection of one-shot stories adapted from the Diamond is Unbreakable spin-off manga, and is produced by David Productions. The OVA is released over a span of two and a half years, and the time spent thoroughly producing all four episodes really shows. The final two episodes are finally out, so I’ll take the chance in writing a review.

We follow the daily life and mishaps of Rohan Kishibe, one of the main characters from Part 4 of JoJo who works as a manga artist and is a fellow stand user who can peer into people and edit information about them ...
Jun 7, 2021
I was pleasantly surprised with Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan, a short but rather impactful anime that managed to package a collection of gripping stories in its 4 episode length. Every episode managed to have edge of the seat suspense and some good unconventional action (no guns or explosions or heavy fighting, just watch it to find out how exactly it is unconventional). The coloring was splendid, making most of the visuals look rather scenic and wallpaper worthy.

Episode 1 had a rather original action sequence to start the series, and the constant tension during it felt a major high point for an opening episode.

Episode 2 ...

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