During a recent live-stream event, the anime adaptation for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean manga announced that the show will exclusively air on Netflix in December first and will later be broadcast to television in January. At the event show’s promotional video, cast, staff, and key visuals were also revealed.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean will be produced by David productions just like its previous incarnations. Kenichi Suzuki will be the chief director, he also directed the first three parts of Jojo. The director of the fifth part, Toshiyuki Kato will be returning as series director. Other staff members are also returning from previous iterations of Jojo, Yasuko Kobayashi will be returning for series composition, Shun’ichi Ishimoto for stand design, and Yoshikazu Iwanami will be returning as sound director.
The story of JJBA: Stone Ocean arc focuses on Jolyne Cujoh, who was falsely sentenced to 15 years, and sent to a maximum-security correctional facility Green Dolphin Street Prison which is also known as “the aquarium”. In prison, Jolyne finds unexpected allies. She gets a pendant and a message from her father. The pendant even awakens special powers in her. But there is something sinister going on in the prison and the mastermind behind all this also lurking at the same place.
Stone Ocean is the sixth part of Hirohiko Araki’s manga, which tells the story of the Joestar Family. The manga started its publication in 1987 and after 30 years, has more than 30 volumes of content. It has various anime adaptations, video games, and even live-action movies. Stone Ocean covers 17 volumes of manga and ran from 1999 to 2003.
David Productions have so far adapted 5 parts of Jojo, starting from the year 2012. Though the content is pretty old and the art style is unconventional according to modern standards, the adaptation and story still hold up in the current anime environment. Jojo is one of the most loved anime franchises and with the current announcement fans are again excited.