"JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders" Anime Listing Spotted

An early look at "Shonen Jump" lists new anime adaptation of action/horror/travelogue phase

After plenty of prior hints, an early look at Shonen Jump has revealed a listing for an adaptation of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure's action/horror/travelogue third phase, "Stardust Crusaders." Earlier this month, fans noticed the final episode of the TV anime has the series' trademark "To be continued..." added to final shots for the series' Blu-ray/DVD release. 





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 superpowered 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 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 Carddass Masters expansion set.





As depicted in the earlier OVA


via Seiyuufan

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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