After a year's break, the David Production adaptation of Hirohiko Araki's long running, ever shifting JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga returns this April with a new anime based on Part III: Stardust Crusaders. A new preview focuses Noriaki Kakyoin, with Daisuke Hirakawa (Free's Rei Ryugazaki) scheduled to be the third voice actor attached to the role.
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 as it follows brilliant delinquent Jotaro Kujo's search for the vampire Dio Brando.
The anime production staff
Director: Naokatsu Tsuda
Series Director: Kenichi Suzuki
Series Composition: Yasuko Kobayashi
Character design: Masahiko Komino
Animation Production: David Production
Jotaro Kujo : Daisuke Ono (Juurouta Kosugi in earlier OVA)
Joseph Joestar: Unsho Ishizuka (Chikao Ohtsuka in OVA, Tomokazu Sugita in All Star Battle and earlier seasons of anime)
Avdol: Kenta Miyake (Kiyoshi Kobayashi in OVA, Masashi Ebara in All Star Battle )
Kakyoin: Daisuke Hirakawa (Hirotaka Suzuoki in OVA, Kōji Yusa in All Star Battle)
Polnareff: Fuminori Komatsu (Katsuji Mori in OVA, Hiroaki Hirata in All Star Battle)
DIO: Takehito Koyasu (Nobuo Tanaka in OVA)