The Japanese love them some JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. In fact, they adore Hirohiko Araki’s popular manga series so much that one of the trains of the Yamanote Line in Tokyo was recently decked out in full JoJo swag.
Aptly dubbed the “JoJo ASB Train,” the inside of this thing was garnished with 33 characters from the books and games. All advertisements have been replaced with JoJo content, with the screens atop the doors of the train showcasing visuals from the manga. The project was reportedly part of a promotional campaign for the recently released PS3 game, entitled JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle. While the JoJo Train stopped running yesterday, it’s nevertheless a testament to just how popular the series is in its homeland, and how successful the latest game is. Thus far, All Star Battle has sold through over 80 percent of its initial stock, selling 425,718 copies in its first week.
Needless to say, if you’ve been looking for a new fighting game, then All Star Battle may be just the game for you. With the PS3 being a region-free system, anyone can give the game a go; and we encourage you do. From our time with it thus far, we’re loving it. Moreover, support from the West could be enough to get the attention of publisher Namco Bandai. To miss out on an international release of this game will be criminal — let’s do our part as gamers and fans to not see that happen.