For the last four years, manga magazine Ultra Jump has been running a series of animated Jojo's Bizarre Adventure commercials, staying a couple parts ahead of the anime. It now looks like Part 7 Steel Ball Run, about an 1890 alt-history horse race across the US, is being skipped in favor of Part 8, JoJolion.
Begun in 2012, JoJolion returns to Morioh, a town in S-City, M-Prefecture (basically author Hirohiko Araki's hometown of Sendai, Miyagi prefecture), now devastated by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami (also an alternate version). If you can succinctly summarize the premise beyond that, congratulations! 'Cause it's rather wild.
The ad promotes the May issue (out April 19) of the magazine's bonus Rohan Kishibe Manga Creator Kit, help on creating manga from the Diamond Is Unbreakable's author/stand user.
Volume 12 of Jojolion and 1 and 2 of a new Diamond is Unbreakable omnibus are also being released.
Some of the earlier ads with
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Part V: Vento Aureo
Running in Shonen Jump from 1995 to 1999, the phase moves the action to Naples in the year 2001, where the latest JoJo, Giorno Giovana, aims to become a mafia boss.
Part VI: Stone Ocean is featured.
Running 17 volumes (volumes 64 to 80 of the entire series) in Shonen Jump between between 1999 and 2002, the series is set in Florida's Green Dolphin Street Prison and follows and the first female Jojo, Jolyne Cujoh. She's voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro in works such as the All-Star Battle game. Allies include Ermes Costello (Chizu Yonemoto), Foo Fighters (Ryoko Shiraishi), Weather Report (Toru Okawa) and Narciso Anasui (Yuichi Nakamura).