Also known as JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, this is a Japanese manga series that was illustrated and written by Hirohiko Araki. It was originally licensed under the magazine Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump. It ran from 1987 up until 2004.
It was then transferred to Ultra Jump magazine in 2005. The story is divided into eight different chapters. All following the life and adventures of the protagonist that bears the name JoJo.
The initial anime adaptation of the manga series was composed of a 13-episode video series. It adapted the manga’s third chapter which was entitled Stardust Crusaders. The animation series was produced by the studio A.P.P.P.
The first adaptation was release from 1993 to 2002. The same studio later adapted the first part of the manga and turned it into an anime film that was entitled Phantom Blood. The film premiered in Japan back in 2007.
An anime series adaptation of Phantom Blood was also created back in October 2012. This time it was produced by David Production. It featured the first two chapters of the manga, Phantom Blood and Battle Tendency.
It was aired on Tokyo MX. By the year 2019, the same studio has already produced four seasons of the anime adaptation. It covered until the fifth chapter of the manga, Golden Wind.
Another film was made, this time a live-action adaptation, which was based on the fourth chapter, Diamond is Unbreakable. The movie premiered in Japan back in 2017.
The anime series is known for its iconic art style. It also has several references to Western pop culture and fashion.
Stone Ocean is the sixth chapter of the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure manga series. It was released in Weekly Shonen Jump from January of 2000 to April of 2003. A total of 17 volumes were included in this chapter during the original publication of the manga series.
Stone Ocean Plot
The plot of Stone Ocean is set near Florida at Port St. Lucie. The story follows Jolyne Cujoh, Jotaro Kujo’s daughter. She was framed for murder and ended up in a jail in Green Dolphin Street.
Jotaro soon came to visit her. He said that a certain disciple of the DIO is behind her case and that they are targeting to kill her while in prison. Jotaro urged her to escape.
The plan began to turn bad when a certain Stand named Whitesnake, came to remove Jotaro’s Stand as well as his memories. Jotaro then sunk into a death-like state. Jolyne then must find a way to recover her father’s memory and his Stand as well.
Cast and Characters
There is no final casting yet for the anime adaptation of Stone Ocean. But instead, let us go through the main characters in the story.
Jolyne Cujoh is the daughter of Jotaro Kujo, the main protagonist in the previous chapter, Stardust Crusaders. She was famed and imprisoned at Green Dolphin Jail. Her Stand allows her to change her body into an elastic thread. It is called stone free.
Hermes Costello is another female inmate. She was in prison for a purpose and opted to avenge the death of her sister. Her Stand is Stand Kiss. This allows her to put stickers on objects that she wanted to duplicate.
Foo Fighters or F.F. is another character that Jolyne met in prison. She is sapient and is composed of planktons.
Emporio Alnino is a kid who was born in prison. His Stand manifests itself through forming a ghost room. This room is where he lives along with two other characters, Weather Report and Narciso Anasui.
Weather Report is another inmate. He helped Jolyne at the request of Emporio. His stand allows him to control the weather and the atmosphere in general.
Narciso Anasui is another inmate who liked Jolyne. He wished to marry her regardless of how Jolyne feels for him. His stand ability allows him to phase as an object or into another person’s body. His stands act as a protective barrier and absorb any kind of damaged that is dealt to the person he is phased in.
Jotaro Kujo, the star of Stardust Crusaders and Unbreakable. He is the father of Jolyne and now is in his middle ages. His Stand is called Star Platinum. This allows him to have great strength, speed, precision, and the ability to stop the hands of time.
Father Enrico Pucci is the jail warden and is a Roman Catholic priest. He is also one of the remaining loyalists to DIO. Pucci’s stand is Whitesnake. This allows him to torture, anyone, up to their breaking point. This allows him to extract their memories and is embedded in something that resembles a compact disc.
JoJo Part 6 Latest Updates And Release Date
Despite being given the go signal for production, the creators have not yet released the official date of its premiere. But many have announced that it will be released real soon.
Where to Watch JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
While we all await the drop of the 6th chapter, you can still review the preview chapters in the manga series through several online streaming sites. Just like another anime series, they have also sold licenses to several online streaming platforms.
However, not all platforms have all the chapters in their media library. It is best to scan through different free streaming platforms. For your convenience, we have made a list of streaming platforms wherein the series is available in their library.
JoJo is available in VRV, Crunchyroll, Hulu, Viz, Tubi, Netflix, Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, and Amazon. Most of these are paid content except for some. Crunchyroll is the go-to site for avid anime fans.
Crunchyroll also caters to most of the western countries mainly the United States and Canada. If you opt to download all the chapters instead, you can try to look it up in Amazon Prime. Another option for JoJo anime fans is to read the manga series itself.