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|“||Did you think the great Rohan Kishibe draws comics because he wants money?! I draw comics because I WANT TO BE READ! That's the one and only reason. I couldn't care less about anything else!||„|
|~ Rohan Kishibe|
|“||Reality is the lifeblood that makes a work pulse with energy. Reality itself is entertainment!||„|
|~ Rohan Kishibe|
Rohan Kishibe is a minor antagonist turned major protagonist in the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series, being introduced in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable and serving as the main protagonist of an list of special one-shot spinoffs, like Rohan at the Louvre, Rohan Kishibe Goes to Gucci and Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan. First featured as an minor antagonist, he becomes an ally in the search for Yoshikage Kira.
Rohan is a successful mangaka, conducting research for his latest manga. He is also a Stand User who wields Heaven's Door, which allows Rohan to transform others into books to gather information about them to read as inspiration for his manga.
In Japanese, he was voiced by Hiroshi Kamiya in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven, with Takahiro Sakurai voicing him in the anime and any appearances after it. In English, he was voiced by Vic Mignogna in the anime and Landon McDonald in Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan. In the live-action movie adaptation of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable, he was portrayed by Issey Takahashi.
Prior to her death, Rohan was often babysat by Reimi Sugimoto as a child. However, on the night of August 13, 1983, she was forced to spare his life to save him from Yoshikage Kira, who ended hers. He chose to mostly forget of this brush with death.
Some years later, he met Nanase Fujikura when he was seventeen. Nanase became interested in his drawings and wished to read his work when it was complete, but she later, for some strange reason, became so deeply upset about her divorce that she ran off in tears, and he never saw her again.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable
Rohan first is seen when Koichi Hirose and Toshikazu Hazamada head over for a autograph and eventually, a sneak peak of his manga. Rohan invites them inside with the intent to gather info on them to shape his work, but when they view the draft, he activates Heaven's Door to not only protect himself from their attacks, but also learn of their allies. He decides to use Koichi for a muse, not using Hazamada due to his ugly personality. He lets the boys depart, but in secret calls for Koichi's return.
When Koichi heads over to his house the next day, Josuke and Okuyasu figure out the strangeness of the current situation and attack, with Okuyasu's attempts failing miserably. To keep Josuke in the room, he writes the command that Okuyasu will burn himself alive if Josuke leaves. Josuke rushes towards Rohan in rage, and although the pins tossed his way fail to stop him, multiple insults to his hair sets him off, pummeling Rohan to a pulp. Rohan becomes inspired by Josuke's backstory, but Josuke finds him again and beats him to the point of needing a hospital visit.
After leaving the hospital, Rohan gains respect towards Koichi, and a distaste towards Josuke due to his injuries. After this, Rohan firmly becomes a hero.
The Book: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure 4th Another Day
Rohan's only evil deeds in The Book: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure 4th Another Day, is that he drugs thirty-four cats to find the one who invaded his house.
Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan
Rohan's only villainous acts hail in the Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan series comes from Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan - Episode 6: Poaching Seashore, where Rohan, despite the noble goal of needing them to heal Tonio's love, helps Tonio poach abalones.
Powers And Abilities
|“||I'll be reading through your lives and experiences to get at that "reality" and use it for my work.||„|
|~ Rohan Kishibe|
Heaven's Door is a weak close-range Stand unsuited for direct combat, but has several powerful abilities. For an inquisitive mangaka like Rohan, Heaven's Door is a handy way to gather research material out of people's pasts without the hassle of an interview.
During its introductory arc, Heaven's Door acts when Rohan's target sees it or an image of it drawn by him, which he can make in mid-air, with a pen or with his finger.
Diamond is Unbreakable
Vento Aureo/Golden Wind
Steel Ball Run
Spin-Offs & Novels