After waiting nearly a year and a half, we’re finally getting the anime adaption of Part 5 of cult favorite anime/manga series, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure. Announced by series creator Hirohiko Araki at the end of a Jojo art exhibition press conference, the new season is scheduled to premiere this fall.
Titled Vento Aureo (Golden Wind), the fifth arc is set in Italy and stars Giorno Giovanna, who aspires to ascend the ranks of the Italian mafia to defeat its leader, so that he may absolve the organization of its corruption. Alongside the help of caporegime Bruno Buccellati and his men, Giorno will do whatever it takes to fulfill his dream of becoming a “Gang-Star.” It takes place two years after the conclusion of Diamond is Unbreakable, the series’ fourth arc whose anime adaptation aired in 2016.
Below you can view the anime’s first teaser image, which offers a look at its artistic rendering of Part 5’s iconic and fabulous ensemble cast. David Production, which handled animation duties of previous anime installments, is once again returning to handle the latest season.
The series premieres this October–likely on anime streaming platform Crunchyroll which have hosted all of the show’s previous seasons. But if you’re lucky enough to attend this year’s Anime Expo, you’ll be able to watch a pre-screening of the first episode on July 7 at 3 PM PST in the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure is an incredibly popular manga series that first began publication in publisher Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump in 1987 with its inaugural arc, Phantom Blood. It follows the adventures of the Joestar family, whose members are each destined to take down supernatural threats. The series is split up into eight major arcs with its latest–JoJolion–still running to this day. Currently, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure is the second longest running series in the Jump line of magazines with over 121 volumes.
While the original manga series first began during the late ’80s, it wasn’t until 2012 that it received an anime adaption that aimed to faithfully recreate its story beats. Previous attempts dabbled in retelling the series’ most iconic arcs, but ultimately took artistic liberties. This latest announcement should come as a massive treat to fans who have been eagerly awaiting the anime adaption of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure’s fifth arc, especially after the near two-year wait from the previous season’s conclusion. The new series has garnered massive success for its ability to capture the imaginations of both newcomers and longtime fans–ourselves included–so we’re eager to see what David Productions has in store with its latest entry in the ongoing Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure anime.