“JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure” Event to be Held at Sendai Tanabata Festival

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
The “JoJo Tanabata Festival in Morioh, S-City” will be held on August 5th through 14th. Additional details are available at the event’s official site.

A special event based on currently-airing TV anime series “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable” will be held at the Sendai Tanabata Festival in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture.

The fourth story arc in the “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure” franchise, the anime series is set in the fictional town of Morioh in S-City, modeled after the city of Sendai. The centerpiece of the event, which will be held at one of Japan’s most famous summer festivals, will be a screening of an episode of the anime series at the Toho Cinemas Sendai on Sunday, August 7th. The screening will be followed by appearances from starring voice actors Yuki Ono (the voice of Josuke Higashikata) and Daisuke Ono (Jotaro Kujo).

A “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure” exhibition will be held at the Koyo Grand Hotel, the inspiration for the series’ Morioh Grand Hotel, on Friday, August 5th through 12th. The exhibition will include life-sized Josuke images, anime artwork, and a photo corner with special JoJo frames.

As part of a promotion with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles baseball team, fans can purchase special JoJo tickets and limited edition merchandise at the team’s August 7th game. Voice actors Yuki Ono and Daisuke Ono will also be appearing to provide the stadium’s PA announcements.

Several other JoJo promotions will be taking place around Sendai. For a limited time, the Lawson convenience store in Yanagimachi, Sendai will be rebranding itself as the series’ fictional Owson store, and trains running to Sendai Airport will feature in-train JoJo images and video broadcasts. The Sendai Tanabata Festival itself will also be decorated with special JoJo Tanabata ornaments.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable Trailer 2 (Jotaro Ver.)

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable Trailer 1 (Introducing Morioh)

JoJo Tanabata Festival in Morioh, S-City