"JoJo's Bizarre Adventure" Blu-ray Suggests Planned Adaptation of Part III? - UPDATED

Possibly hoax screen captures of Blu-ray show "To be continued" added to final shots of series

Several Japanese blogs have been posting images that purport to be screen captures of the final episode of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure TV anime, in which the series trademark "To be continued..." has been added to the final shots for the series' Blu-ray/DVD release. Now, you have to allow for the possibility that these are Photoshopped,  but there are have been plenty of suggestions that a new adaptation of Stardust Crusaders is at least under consideration.

 

 

 

David Production's previous TV adaptation of the series ran October 2012 – April 2013 and covered martial arts meets vampires Part 1: Phantom Blood and martial arts meets Indiana Jones meets vampires Part 2: Battle Tendency of Hirohiko Araki's long running manga.


Part 3: Stardust Crusaders, the only of the series' eight parts to be released in English, was previously adapted into two OVA series in 1993 and 2000. The horror/travelogue introduces super powered alter egos called stands, which became a pillar of the franchise going forward.


The characters featured in those OVAs have been recast for the upcoming All-Star Battle fighting game. A new anime is likely to re-use the same talent.

 

Jotaro Kujo - Daisuke Ono (previously Juurouta Kosugi)
Noriaki Kakyoin - Kōji Yusa (previously Hirotaka Suzuoki ) 
Jean Pierre Polnareff  - Hiroaki Hirata (previously Katsuji Mori)
Mohammed Avdol - Masashi Ebara (Previously Kiyoshi Kobayashi )
Hol Horse -  Hōchū Ōtsuka (previously Norio Wakamoto)
DIO - Takehito Koyasu (previously Nobuo Tanaka)

 

Tomokazu Sugita, who voices young Joseph Joestar in the anime, voiced the older Part 3 aged version of the character for the Jojo's Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle DLC.


Early on, the possibility of a Stardust Crusaders adaptation was hinted at by a Cardass Masters expansion set.

 

 

 

 

As depicted in the earlier OVA

 

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via Hachima Kikō and Moe Ota-News Sokuhō

  

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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