Put on your wildest fashion. Summon your Stand ready. And strike your best body-contorting pose. The JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Art Exhibit is open to the public in Tokyo starting this Friday, August 24th.
The exhibition, officially titled “Hirohiko Araki JoJo Exhibition: Ripples of Adventure” will be held at at the National Art Center Tokyo in Roppongi. This is only the 2nd time the National Art Center Tokyo has hosted an exhibit by a manga creator. The first was Osamu Tezuaka nearly 30 years ago.Featuring artwork from every major phase of the JoJo experience, “Ripples of Adventure” will display everything from original drawings to exclusive artwork from creator Hirohiko Araki.
From the official website:
Having first been serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1987, JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE, created by the manga artist Hirohiko Araki, marked its 30th anniversary in 2017. This exhibition, a comprehensive 30-year survey, which includes an abundance of Araki’s original hand-drawn pictures, traces important developments and the history of the work in a diverse range of displays limited to this event. Allowing visitors to experience the manga’s worldview on an unprecedented scale, the exhibition promises to be an epoch-making JOJO festival.
As previously stated, the event will open to the public Friday, August 24th. The exhibit is open Sunday through Thursday 10AM – 6PM and Friday and Saturday 10AM – 9PM. It will be closed on Tuesdays. The exhibition will be on until Monday, October 1st.
Tickets are available in advance for 1,400 yen. After the event begins, tickets will be on sale for 1,600 yen. There are also discounts available for students and groups. Check out the pricing here for more information.
Recently, the JoJo franchise has been gaining more popularity both overseas and in Japan. The anime–which began in 2012–is currently in production of its fourth season, adapting the Golden Wind story arc. The first episode has already premiered at a handful of conventions, including Anime Expo in Los Angeles. It will premiere on Japanese television on October 5th.