The Jojo film is now playing at movie theaters nationwide, and is scheduled to be released on March 15, but it is also the subject of controversy, particularly after the film was criticised by its makers for portraying its hero, the eccentric Jojo, as a child molester.
The film, which stars Jojo and his eccentric brother Jotaro, was released in 2011 and has been praised for being “a heartfelt and moving story of two kids who grow up in the same fictional world”.
The duo’s antics, which involve their obsession with fashion and their friendship with a young girl, were the subject, for instance, of a 2013 movie spoof that went viral.
The movie’s critics, however, have said the film shows Jojo as a “child molester” and its director, Akira Ishii, has come under fire for saying on Twitter: “I have always been against the use of sexualised characters, and I would never condone it in my films.
We can never be good actors.”
Ishii, who has worked with many of the big Japanese film makers, including director Hayao Miyazaki, has also been accused of not knowing the story behind Jojo when he made the film.
His comments have also been criticised by many critics and fans of the film for being sexist and misogynistic.
Ishiusi, who is a member of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Culture and Education, has apologised for his remarks, but has also said he was “not aware of the origin of the comments”.
“It was an accident and I didn’t know who I was talking to.
I have been in touch with the people who are in the industry to understand the issues that were raised,” Ishii told the BBC in an interview.
The director, who was born in Japan, said that he felt a deep sorrow for his words, which were “taken out of context” and said that they should have been read more carefully.
“When I was making the film, I did not know the origin, I didn-know about the culture, I was not aware of that,” he said.
“But I am sorry for what I said.
I apologize to the Japanese people for this, and to all those who were offended.”‘
We will never accept this’Japanese society is divided over whether the Jojo movie is good or bad, with some arguing that the film glorifies the abuse of children and others arguing that it depicts a man who is an abusive abuser of women.
Some critics say the movie glorifies Jojo for his sexual exploits and he was also portrayed as a paedophile in previous films.
“The Jojo films have always had the image of a man abusing girls,” said Masayoshi Sakurai, a former director of the Jojos Studio, which is the company behind the Joji films.
He said the director of Jojocop, the 2013 Jojo movies which he also directed, was also known as a pedophile.
“He was known for abusing boys and girls, and he’s still in power,” Sakurai said.
“He abused people.
There was no question.
But others have questioned whether the film depicts an abusive man who was not abused as a boy, but rather as an adult.”
This is not the story of Joji’s character, and it doesn’t represent the way I think of Jo-Jo.”
But others have questioned whether the film depicts an abusive man who was not abused as a boy, but rather as an adult.
The Jojobaby website has posted an advertisement for the movie, and a petition to have the movie removed from theaters is currently circulating online.
A petition calling for the Jo-jo movies “to be removed from cinemas in Japan” has also garnered more than 7,000 signatures, while the petition against the JoJo movies has received more than 4,000.
“We will not accept this, we will never allow it,” said Sakurai.
“It’s not OK.
This film is not good.
It’s not good for Japan.
The people who watched it will never forgive themselves.”