Prison gets a splash of color in the opening sequence for Jojo's Bizarre Adventure's Stone Ocean arc.
The new clip from the upcoming anime adaptation of the next part of Hirohiko Araki's long-running manga was unveiled during Warning Bros. Animation's latest livestream, which was held on Nov. 28. The stream featured appearances from the voice actors who will portray this season's central trio of female protagonists: Fairouz Ai, who voices Jolene; Mutsumi Tamura, the voice of Ermes Costello; and Mariya Ise, who will portray Foo Fighters. The stream also revealed the show's colorful CG-animated intro, which introduces more of the appropriately bizarre cast of characters and shows off more of the season's main setting, the Green Dolphin Street Jail. The intro also gives a few short glimpses of fan-favorite Jotaro Kujo, the protagonist of the Stardust Crusaders arc and Jolene's father.
The new season of the show is based on Part 6 of the manga, entitled Stone Ocean. This new chapter of the series takes place 10 years after the conclusion of the Golden Wind arc and focuses on a new descendant of Joseph Joestar, Jolene Cujoh. After a suspicious car accident leaves her lover dead, Jolene is sent to prison. After a visit from her father, Jolene learns of her abilities as a Stand user, and becomes drawn into her family's generation-spanning conflict with Dio Brando.
The Warner Bros. Animation stream also revealed that Tomokazu Seki, who previously voiced Panda in Jujutsu Kaisen and Gilgamesh in Fate/Grand Order - Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia, will play the role of Enrico Pucci, Green Dolphin Street Jail's chaplain and the main antagonist of the arc.
Twelve episodes from the Stone Ocean arc will be released exclusively on Netflix on Dec. 1. The new season represents the biggest of Netflix's recent anime acquisitions, which also includes the new teenage slice-of-life series Komi Can't Communicate, as well as the latest season of the Pokémon anime.
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure premiered in 1987. Araki's stylish series is one of the best-selling manga series of all time, having managed to achieve 100 million copies in circulation worldwide in its more than 30 years of publication. Part 8 of the on-going series, Jojolion, recently concluded its decade long serialization. The series has been confirmed to continue with a ninth part, which will begin production once Araki returns from a hiatus. VIZ Media localizes and distributes the manga in North America.