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Staff and Cast of TV Anime 'JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Diamond wa Kudakenai' Announced

by Stark700
Nov 17, 2015 3:06 AM | 71 Comments
It has been revealed by Dengeki G's Magazine that the TV anime adaptation of JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Diamond wa Kudakenai (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Part 4: Diamond is Unbreakable) will premiere in Spring 2016. The cast and staff for the series have also been announced.

Staff
Director: Naokatsu Tsuda (JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Stardust Crusaders)
Series Director: Toshiyuki Kato (Hunter x Hunter)
Chief Episode Director: Yuuta Takamura
Series Composition: Yasuko Kobayashi (JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (TV))
Character Design: Terumi Nishii (Mawaru Penguindrum)
Action Animation Director: Kenta Mimuro
Sub Character Design: Shunichi Ishimoto
Prop Design: Yukitoshi Houtani
Art Setting: Kaoru Aoki, Junko Nagasawa
Color Design: Yuko Sato
Art Director: Shunichirou Yoshihara
Director of Photography: Kazuhiro Yamada (Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai)
Editing: Kiyoshi Hirose (Garo: Guren no Tsuki)
Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami (Fate/Zero)
Music: Yugo Kanno (JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Stardust Crusaders 2nd Season)
Studio: David Production

Cast
Jousuke Higashikata: Yuuki Ono (Hataraku Maou-sama!)
Kouichi Hirose: Yuuki Kaji (Shingeki no Kyojin)
Okuyasu Nijimura: Wataru Takagi (Hajime no Ippo)
Rohan Kishibe: Takahiro Sakurai (Toriko)
Joutarou Kuujou: Daisuke Ono (JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Stardust Crusaders)

Source: Dengeki G's Magazine via AnimeVoice

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Nickienator said:
The ability to separate your dumb cunt crush from reality might actually come in handy, however.


why you gotta do em like dat nick?

Dec 4, 2015 1:10 PM by Fumito

Stark700 said:

Cast
Jousuke Higashikata: Yuuki Ono (Hataraku Maou-sama!)
Okuyasu Nijimura: Wataru Takagi (Hajime no Ippo)
Rohan Kishibe: Takahiro Sakurai (Toriko)
Joutarou Kuujou: Daisuke Ono (JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Stardust Crusaders)
meh, these are fine
i preferred Rohan's ASB VA tho

Kouichi Hirose: Yuuki Kaji (Shingeki no Kyojin)
FUCKING WHY

Dec 3, 2015 6:52 PM by 34990333353

Not gonna lie. I'm extremely disappointed for the recasting of Josuke's VA. One of the main reasons that I wanted part 4 animated so bad, was because of Josuke's VA in All Star. It seems silly but his voice fitted so perfect that it gave and still gives me goosepumps. Kagami's voice is not bad and can fit Josuke but still..

At least I have Okuyasu.

I already don't like Koichi, so the Yuki voicing him just seems appropriate lol.

Nov 29, 2015 9:21 AM by tsudecimo

KOKONUTS said:
I'm worried about the art more than the VA
I feel the key art doesn't really fit like the other animated parts, it looks like a fan art to me.


The key image for Part 3 didn't look right either, but it looked fine when it was animated.

Nov 22, 2015 11:43 AM by Dragonage2ftw

I'm worried about the art more than the VA
I feel the key art doesn't really fit like the other animated parts, it looks like a fan art to me.

Nov 20, 2015 9:01 AM by tkoko

I think it's a fine cast of VA, never play the ASB yet tho.
I think Yuuki Kajii is fine as Koici, since Koichi had a lot of screaming moment, maybe he'll use his Yukkine voice.
And yeah I think Kamiya would be able to say 'Daga kotowaru!' perfectly as Rohan.

Nov 19, 2015 1:43 PM by tr1ckst3r

Deore said:
moodie said:
Everyone who is crying about the VA are a joke because looking at their list they barely even know much about range of VAs that are chosen. Boo hoo you heard another version.


Lol nah kid

It's not even about the range of the seiyuu, it's the distinctive voices of the seiyuu chosen some of us are uneasy about. It's also a bit confusing too, whereas there is an upcoming game for the PS4 that has the same cast from the ASB game. So the question is why change the cast for the anime?

I also thought Kaji was good as Johnny, but him taking over the role of Koichi leaves me very skeptical to say the least.
>calls me a kid
>born in 1996

lol ok ill ignore that

first of all until u hear the VA in action for THIS role then we can talk...till then ur just throwing a hissy fit which makes normal jojo fans cringe at u.

Nov 19, 2015 8:25 AM by moodie

moodie said:
Everyone who is crying about the VA are a joke because looking at their list they barely even know much about range of VAs that are chosen. Boo hoo you heard another version.


Lol nah kid

It's not even about the range of the seiyuu, it's the distinctive voices of the seiyuu chosen some of us are uneasy about. It's also a bit confusing too, whereas there is an upcoming game for the PS4 that has the same cast from the ASB game. So the question is why change the cast for the anime?

I also thought Kaji was good as Johnny, but him taking over the role of Koichi leaves me very skeptical to say the least.

Nov 19, 2015 8:21 AM by Dawud

moodie said:
Everyone who is crying about the VA are a joke because looking at their list they barely even know much about range of VAs that are chosen. Boo hoo you heard another version.


I don't know if this refers to my comment, but in my case I have listened those VAs more times than aside from the shows I have in my list. I acknowledge Yuki Kaji did a great job as Eren Yeager and Johnny Joester at ABR for instance. But otherwise I think he nearly always sounds silly, and I just hate him because he does appear at EVERY FUCKING CURRENT ANIME.

Nov 18, 2015 2:26 PM by shizaman

Everyone who is crying about the VA are a joke because looking at their list they barely even know much about range of VAs that are chosen. Boo hoo you heard another version.

Plus the key visuals are fine stop crying wait till u see it animated before u judge.

Nov 18, 2015 7:23 AM by moodie

Glad that I didn't play any games beforehand, people seem to be seriously offended by the voice cast lol.
The manga was great so I hope the anime will do it justice.

Nov 18, 2015 7:12 AM by -Anokata

ShizaDarkness said:

You David Production go hang yourselves.

"JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Ruined"

And let ufotable/BNP/etc takes this series. they're more better than DavidPro..(sarcasm intended)

Nov 18, 2015 7:09 AM by ernietheracefan

ShizaDarkness said:
I'm quite disappointed. I feared that they could change the VAs but I didn't expect they to not even respect Josuke. Ok guys let's be honest: Yuki Ono sucks and always sounds like retarded Kagami, Hatano's far better. Sakurai is nice but there's nobody but Kamiya who suits Rohan so good. And Yuki Kaji just would do a better job if he just quits breathing. This show stinks and it hasn't even started. Even the key visual is ugly as fuck. Koyama being Kira is the only thing left that can save this show.
You David Production go hang yourselves.

"JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Ruined"


I never thought that I would ever see a post that's this quick to judge ever in my life...

Nov 18, 2015 6:27 AM by Dragonage2ftw

I'm trying to contain my hype, BUT WITH HELL TO THAT, HELL YES!
SAKURAI? YES. KAJI? YES (altho i would've preferred Paku Romi way more, but oh well Kaji ain't that bad) ONOD STAYING? YES! (feels so good that i didn't play the game to not spoil myself so i'm not used to it's seiyuu cast and i don't have to be salty).
April tho...let me hibernate really quick, brb

Nov 17, 2015 6:33 PM by iLostReason

EarWax said:
They changed every single seiyuu from All Star Battle. I'm okay with that, but if I see anyone other than Miyuki Sawashiro as Jolyne's seiyuu in Part 6, I'm definitely giving it a 1/10.


I would cry for all eternity if they changed Daisuke Namikawa's role as GioGio in part 5.

Q_Q

Nov 17, 2015 5:32 PM by Hisoka

Jousuke Higashikata: Yuuki Ono (Hataraku Maou-sama!)
Kouichi Hirose: Yuuki Kaji (Shingeki no Kyojin)
Okuyasu Nijimura: Wataru Takagi (Hajime no Ippo)
Rohan Kishibe: Takahiro Sakurai (Toriko)
Joutarou Kuujou: Daisuke Ono (JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Stardust Crusaders)


*jojo voice* OH MY GODDDDDDDD!

onoy is perf and so is sakurai <3

ShizaDarkness said:
I'm quite disappointed. I feared that they could change the VAs but I didn't expect they to not even respect Josuke. Ok guys let's be honest: Yuki Ono sucks and always sounds like retarded Kagami, Hatano's far better. Sakurai is nice but there's nobody but Kamiya who suits Rohan so good. And Yuki Kaji just would do a better job if he just quits breathing. This show stinks and it hasn't even started. Even the key visual is ugly as fuck. Koyama being Kira is the only thing left that can save this show.

LOL say that once you've heard more of their drama CD roles
everyone's perfect holy shit
OnoYuu's range is unbelievable mannn
Yuki Kaji has a good range too.

Nov 17, 2015 5:23 PM by Mayuka

Where the fuck is Kamiya?

Not watching now.

Nov 17, 2015 4:53 PM by Jerkhov

Unlike most people here I actually would not mind if Kira's ASB voice actor gets changed. Yes he did a really good job as him but he was not as good as say Kamiya Hiroshi for Rohan and Romi Park for Koichi which were perfect in my opinion so I'm really disappointed that they got changed.

Nov 17, 2015 2:00 PM by Cash

I was hoping for everyone's All Star Battle seiyuu. Really disappointed as they were great in that game. If they change Kira's seiyuu, I'm out.

Nov 17, 2015 1:50 PM by ScarletDragon

Stark700 said:

Cast
Jousuke Higashikata: Yuuki Ono (Hataraku Maou-sama!)

SHOGUN KAYOOO...!!
EarWax said:
They changed every single seiyuu from All Star Battle. I'm okay with that, but if I see anyone other than Miyuki Sawashiro as Jolyne's seiyuu in Part 6, I'm definitely giving it a 1/10.

I'll also do that if Ryo Hirohashi (Alice) didn't reprises her role as Reimi.

But seriously, why they're changing the VA..? (justified for the previous three, I'm enjoying Takehito's Dio & TomoSugita's/Unshou's Joseph)

Nov 17, 2015 1:49 PM by ernietheracefan