It's exciting that Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is finally releasing on DVD with an English dub, but it looks like there's still going to be a bit of a wait when it comes to actually being able to add them to your collection. Hit the jump for
Hirohiko Araki's Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is famous for the music references (frequently obscured in localizations) , usually in the names of characters and Stands. The finale of Stardust Crusaders went a bit further with a direct mention in the dialog, and the subject of that call-out noticed, posted it on Instagram, and tagged it "#pointlesscrap." Get a look after the jump.
Now that you've (hopefully) finished the Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders anime, you can spot all the many, many references across anime and manga. Part of the reason for those homages is that the series is generally popular, but its popularity across the community of creators also contributes to the quantity. Check out some examples of tribute works after the jump.
Anime Expo announced this week that Naokatsu Tsuda, animation director at David Production, and director of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, will be a guest at the event and present the world premieres of the English versions of episodes 3 and 10 from season one of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure along with Joseph Joestar voice Ben Diskin. Also at the event will be an premiere of the first two dub episodes of Sailor Moon Crystal. More after the jump.
Kazune Kawahara and Aruko's award-winning My Love Story!! manga launched in Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret in October 2011. Today is the fourth anniversary of the May 19th launch of "JoJolion, the eighth part of Hirohiko Araki's JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, in Shueisha's Ultra Jump. Believe it or not, these Shueisha classmates once teamed up, along the lines of the new JoJo's x Terraformars promotion.
In 2013, Tadashi Harada, a stylist and make-up artist for the almost century-and-a-half old Shiseido, became known to manga readers for his Jojo's Bizarre Adventure inspired photo shoots. More recently, he reunited with Jump manga family to create the look of TerraFormars' ant hybrid Michelle K. Davis, a hybrid treehopper insect with 61-year-old veteran enka singer Sachiko Kobayashi and now Adolf for a new Shiseido x Shueisha promotion.
Warner Bros. have posted a commercial for their third Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Anthology Songs CD. This one, due May 25th, features Stardust Crusaders inspired "Stand Proud - Dramatic Ver.," "OH MY GOD, JAHHHHHHH!," "Naked Silver" and "Star Platinum." Along with this is a pair of Blu-ray ads featuring more of the anime's TD-vision and more of Misato Fukuen voicing Iggy talking!
The previous update we posted for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven added the likes of Polnareff, Hol Horse, Yukako Yamagishi, and Koichi Hirose to the lineup. The latest issue of Weekly Shonen Jump has more to add to the list, including three from Stardust Crusaders and one from the first arc, Phantom Blood. Hit the jump for more.
Anime retailer Right Stuf has updated their listing for the North American release of the first season of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime. The retailer has a DVD set planned for July 28 from Warner Home Video at $49.98, now with an English dub accompanying the subtitled Japanese audio. More after the jump.
Following the globe-trotting JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part III - Stardust Crusaders, Hirohiko Araki's series settled in Japan for Part IV: Diamond Is Unbreakable , running in Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1992 to 1995. The story revolved around Stand-related horrors and mysteries abound in Morioh, a town in S-City, M-Prefecture. Tweets suggest that the JoJo's anime producers might already be doing some location scouting in Sendai.