Stone Ocean, Part 6 of Hirohiko Araki's JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga, is finally getting an animated adaptation.
The anime was revealed with an announcement trailer as part of the "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure the Animation Special Event ~JOESTAR Inherited Soul ~" livestream event. The trailer showcases footage from the previous five parts of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure before introducing the anime design for the next JoJo, Jolyne Cujoh.
Ai Farouz (Takechiyo in Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon) will voice Jolyne, the first female protagonist in the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure franchise. The announcement trailer ends with Farouz performing Jolyne's "Yare yare dawa" ("good grief") catchphrase, the feminine equivalent of her father Jotaro Kujo's catchphrase "Yare yare dazo."
Fairouz's statement on the announcement, as translated into English by Anime News Network, reads as follows:
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.
A poster for the Stone Ocean anime was also released along with the announcement:
It's been almost two years since the conclusion of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind anime adaptation. Though no release date for the Stone Ocean anime has been revealed yet, the wait for a Part 6 anime has become a lot shorter.
The Stone Ocean manga ran in Weekly Shonen Jump from 1999 to 2003, totaling 17 volumes. Hirohiko Araki is currently writing JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 8: JoJolion for the seinen magazine Ultra Jump.
The first five parts of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime aired on Adult Swim's Toonami block in the United States and are available streaming on Crunchyroll and TubiTV. Parts 1-4 are also available on Hulu. Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan, a four-episode OVA spinoff focusing on the manga artist character from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable, is available on Netflix.
Source: Anime News Network