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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.

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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. 


Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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DISCUSSION

I have been watching this show on Toonami, but it obviously has not made it to where they have “stands”. i have to say its not a bad show but I can’t get past the fact that most of the side characters are all named after old bands. Robert E O Speedwagon (REO Speedwagon), Dio Brando (Dio), Master Tonpetty (Tom Petty), Lisa Lisa, Susie Q, Santana, Vanilla Ice. I’m just like really come on.