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This morning during the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure the Animation Special Event ~JOESTAR the Inherited Soul~ in Japan, Warner Bros and Shueisha made the highly anticipated announcement that they are producing an anime adaptation of Part 6 of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, titled Stone Ocean.
TVアニメ『ジョジョの奇妙な冒険』公式 on Twitter: “【「ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 ストーンオーシャン」アニメ制作決定！！】「ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 ストーンオーシャン」のアニメ制作が決定いたしました！！#jojo_anime pic.twitter.com/eq1pYxG5d7 / Twitter”
【「ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 ストーンオーシャン」アニメ制作決定！！】「ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 ストーンオーシャン」のアニメ制作が決定いたしました！！#jojo_anime pic.twitter.com/eq1pYxG5d7
TVアニメ『ジョジョの奇妙な冒険』公式 on Twitter: “STONE OCEAN ANIME CONFIRMED.SPREAD THE MESSAGE.#jojo_0404 #jojo_anime / Twitter”
STONE OCEAN ANIME CONFIRMED.SPREAD THE MESSAGE.#jojo_0404 #jojo_anime
Stone Ocean will star Jolyne Cujoh, the daughter of Jotaro Kujo (the lead of Part 3, Stardust Crusaders). Taking place in Florida in 2011, Jolyne is sent to prison after being wrongfully convicted of murder. Being framed would be the least of her worries, however, as she would be confronted by a former follower of Dio Brando.
Jolyne will be voiced (in Japanese) by Ai Fairouz. Some of her other notable roles include voicing Hibiki Sakura in How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?, Alicia in Full Dive: This Ultimate Next-Gen Full Dive RPG Is Even Shittier than Real Life!, and Takechiyo in Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon.
Upon the role announcement, Fairouz said this regarding getting the opportunity to voice Jolyne (via Anime News Network):
“I cannot live without the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure series, and it is also what inspired me to take on voice acting as a profession. So, when I heard that I was going to be able to participate in the series, I was lost for words and surprised that “Even a Stand would be blown to the moon.” I cried so much as it was literally the moment my dream came true, which I have chased over for 12 years. I love and admire Jolyne as a character and her beautiful, strong nature gave me strength especially during my student years, so I am grateful for the opportunity to voice Jolyne.”
ファイルーズあい on Twitter: “「ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 The Animation Special Event～ジョースター受け継がれる魂～」サプライズ出演、そして第6部にて空条徐倫を演じさせて頂きます！本当に大好きな作品で、今はもう、言葉にできない気持ちでいっぱいです。大きな愛を持って臨ませていただきます。#jojo_anime#jojo_0404 pic.twitter.com/7Lze3f3bQr / Twitter”
「ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 The Animation Special Event～ジョースター受け継がれる魂～」サプライズ出演、そして第6部にて空条徐倫を演じさせて頂きます！本当に大好きな作品で、今はもう、言葉にできない気持ちでいっぱいです。大きな愛を持って臨ませていただきます。#jojo_anime#jojo_0404 pic.twitter.com/7Lze3f3bQr
The Stone Ocean manga was written by series creator Hirohiko Araki between 2000 to 2003 and consists of volume 64 – 80 of the overall JoJo’s manga. Further details, including a premiere date and episode count, have yet to be announced.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure has regularly been a part of the Toonami lineup since its debut in 2016. The first season, containing Part 1 in Phantom Blood and Part 2 in Battle Tendency, aired from October 15, 2016 – April 15, 2017. Part 3 in Stardust Crusaders aired from July 29, 2017 – February 10, 2018. Part 4 in Diamond is Unbreakable aired from August 18, 2018 – June 8, 2019. And most recently, Part 5 in Golden Wind aired from October 26, 2019 – October 25, 2020.
If you want to see JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure return to the block for Stone Ocean when the dub is ready, send your show requests to Toonami’s Facebook page or by directly messaging Jason DeMarco on Twitter (@Clarknova1). We also recommend letting Viz Media know through their social media accounts.