Fans of JoJo, rejoice! On August 8, Warner Bros. Japan held a live stream event for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 6: Stone Ocean on its official YouTube channel and revealed its air date and showed some key art.
The adaptation of Stone Ocean will be exclusive to Netflix and will stream worldwide beginning December 2021, although no exact date has been given. The Japanese broadcast will begin in January 2022.
Note that the names used in the dub and subtitles will be the localized names and not the original names, as they were changed to avoid copyright issues.
Fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of the Part 6 anime ever since Part 5: Golden Wind finished airing on July 28, 2019.
Stone Ocean stars Jolyne Cujoh, the daughter of Part 3 protagonist, Jotaro Kujo. While driving with her boyfriend, Jolyne gets into an accident that kills the other passenger. However, the incident is framed as murder, and Jolyne is sentenced to 15 years behind bars at the Green Dolphin Street Prison in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
What ensues afterward is a journey as Jolyne makes allies to fight against other prisoners and guards to escape the prison and save her father. Stone Ocean also marks the final battle of the Joestar family against the evil vampire, Dio Brando.
Anime studio, David Productions, is back with what is sure to be a fantastic adaptation. Ai Fairouz is the voice of Jolyne, whose biggest role so far is as the main character Eripiyo from the anime, If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It to the Budokan, I Would Die.
Supporting her is Mutusi Tamura (best known for Kobayashi in Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid) as Ermes Costello (original name: Hermes Costello), Mariya Ise (Killua in Hunter x Hunter) as F.F., Yuichiro Umehara (Kureno in Fruits Basket) as Weather Forecast (original name: Weather Report), and Daisuke Namikawa (Ulquiorra in Bleach) as Narciso Anastasia (J.P. name: Narciso Anasui).
Rounding out the cast is Atsumi Tanezaki (Vivy in Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song) as Emporio Alniño and Daisuke Ono returning as Jotaro Kujo. We still don’t know who will play the main villain, Enrico Pucci.
Part 8 Finale
2021 is a major year for JoJo fans as not only is the Stone Ocean adaptation coming out, but also Part 8 of the manga, Jojolion, is coming to an end on August 19. The end was confirmed by series author Hirohiko Araki on his official Twitter accounts.
1941年、S市の駅に停車した汽車から大量の荷物とカメラ機材と共に一人の女が降り立った。女はある土地の調査のため、アメリカからやって来たというが……？ 次号、ついに物語完結!! pic.twitter.com/K4qn8QYHtK
— ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 公式 (@araki_jojo) July 15, 2021
Jojolion will conclude with chapter 109 titled “The Radio Gaga Incident” in the next issues of Ultra Jump magazine.
The Future of JoJo
It’s currently unknown if Hirohiko Araki plans on continuing the series past JoJolion. He hasn’t given any public indication on whether he’s going to continue or end the series. In a 2013 interview, Araki said that he wants to keep going as a manga author until he is about 60 years old. He is currently 61 years old, so there is a chance that the series could end soon.
Here is a Chapter 108 coloring I did to commemorate the JoJolion ending pic.twitter.com/R85BJLFhX2
— Kenneji @ Stone Ocean Hypeee (@Bulba_san) August 4, 2021
Fans all over the internet have debated this, but the common consensus is that the chance of there being a Part 9 is up in the air. The future of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is a mystery.
That being said, enjoy it while you can! Who else is looking forward to the Part 6 anime adaptation? Share your thoughts with us on Discord, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news!