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: VIZ Media
Studios: David Production
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Score: 7.611 (scored by 9548195,481 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #15012
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1539
Members: 150,340
Favorites: 408

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Synopsis

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.

Mutsukabezaka

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.

Zangenshitsu

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]

Background

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.

Characters & Voice Actors


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Katou, Toshiyuki
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Sugawara, Hisashi
Episode Director
Medel, Jennifer
Script
Kanno, Yuugo
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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
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Reviews

Jul 24, 2023
I can't help but feel that Araki-sensei, the author of Jojo, has a bit of a particular liking for this Rohan character of his. Perhaps it is Araki's way to insert himself as a character in the Jojo universe and have his own adventures.

This OVA series contains four individual stories of Rohan, happening shortly after Jojo Part 4, Diamond is Unbreakable. And while it's a different context, it's still the same Jojo vibe and universe. Each of the stories features Rohan in various adventures, as he perpetually looks for inspiration for his manga. Yet the law of attraction between stand users never sleeps, and ...
Jan 31, 2022
Mixed Feelings
When I first saw Rohan Kishibe and his Stand, Heaven's Door, in JoJo Part 4, I thought, "This guy sucks!" After that, though, I grew to love him. For that reason, I was very happy to get into the OVAs dedicated to him. I was admittedly a bit disappointed by some elements of it, but it was a very good concept - an "Illustrated Man"-like account of the many experiences of and stories surrounding Rohan's everyday adventures - and I enjoyed it a lot.

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I very much appreciate Araki delving more into horror for this series, and it makes for some engaging well-executed moments (e.g., the ...
Feb 20, 2021
Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan is an OVA that I had been waiting for for a long time to reach streaming services. Rohan is one of my favorite characters from my favorite Jojo part, Part 4, but sadly after finally getting to watch this OVA, I was still thoroughly disappointed.

The OVA is an anthology series centering around various mysterious happenings that Kishibe Rohan comes across. The returning characters from part 4 seem to all be in character, but there is one thing that is noticeably off about all of them: the artstyle. This OVA is animated in the style of Part 5's anime rather than Part ...

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