People Want To See Live-Action Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Stands

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We’ve already seen a trailer for the live-action Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure movie. We’ve seen the outfits. We know what they look like. But what people really want to see are the Stands.

What is a Stand? Here’s the Jojo Wikia:

The Stand (スタンド Sutando?) is a supernatural power unique to JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.

A Stand is an entity psychically generated by its proprietor, generally referred to as a Stand User (スタンド使い Sutando Tsukai). It is viewed as a physical manifestation of the User’s fighting spirit. A Stand generally presents itself as a figure hovering near the user and possesses abilities beyond that of an ordinary human, which, depending on the Stand User, can be wielded for good or for evil.

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They are a key part of Jojo lore. Yet, in the trailer, there aren’t any Stands.

See? No Stands!

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What we do see is purple fog and screen text describing what kind of power it is. This has Jojo fans confused and concerned. 

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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable opens this August in Japan. No word yet on an international release. Or, you know, Stands. 


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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.