The bizarre history of JoJo’s Lost Phantom Blood movie revealed

New details have emerged surrounding the making of Studio APPP’s elusive animated JoJo film, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood.


New details about the 2007 elusive film jojo’s bizarre adventurePhantom Blood has surfaced.


As mentioned in a report J-List Blog, phantom blood The first arc was the first anime adaptation of Hirohiko Araki’s popular shnen manga. Despite this, the film disappeared from the public eye soon after its theatrical release. In 2012, David Productions released an adaptation of their anime series. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, which went on to become wildly successful and eventually overshadowed phantom blood, leaving little more than the object of curious speculation for JoJo random

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For many years after its theatrical release, the only evidence of phantom blood The existence came from the promotional materials and concept art that have been floating online. It was not until 2012 that a student at the University of the Arts Academy in California uploaded a 16-minute workprint for a project phantom blood Scenes, storyboards and portions of the film’s soundtrack. In 2019, YouTuber Mangomation discovered a “test pilot” teaser for the film in an old DVD found at an auction and uploaded it online.

STUDIO APP PRODUCED phantom blood. The production company also worked on an OVA miniseries inspired by stardust crusaderthird part of jojo’s bizarre adventure Manga Episodes of this mini-series were released in 1993, and were generally well received by audiences. In 2004, Studio APP reportedly revealed the aforementioned “test pilot” teaser for phantom blood at the Tokyo International World’s Fair, but it was not until 2007 that the film made its theatrical debut with Junichi Hayama as director.

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JoJo’s Bizzare Adventures: Phantom Blood gets mixed reviews

phantom blood The film performed poorly at the box office, and live online posts suggest that the film had a mixed reception from audiences. Some fans complained that some plot points in the manga’s first arc were either skimmed off or omitted entirely. In addition, the popular character Robert EO Speedwagon is absent from the story despite being a major character throughout the saga. Hirohiko Araki reportedly stated that he found the film unusual but amusing, but the origin of this statement is unclear, so its veracity is uncertain.

to date, phantom blood It has never been released on DVD or digitally. This is most likely due to the “major distribution challenges” that studio APPP faced following the film’s theatrical release. whereas phantom blood Lost Remains, of David Productions jojo’s bizarre adventure The adaptation is available on Netflix and Crunchyroll.

Source: J-List Blog

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