JOJOLands Chapter 1 confirmed for February 2023 by JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 9 creator Hirohiko Araki

The JOJO Lands launch date in Winter 2023 is lastly confirmed. Pic credit score: Shueisha

The JoJo Part 9 launch date is formally confirmed for February 17, 2023. JOJOLands Chapter 1 will probably be launched in Shueisha’s Ultra Jump Issue 3, 2023.

Titled JOJOLands (JoJoranzu), the brand new manga by Hirohiko Araki will probably be JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 9 within the total sequence. JOJOLands was initially tentatively titled “JOJOLANDS” by the unique creator, nevertheless it has since been formally modified to JOJOLands (not JOJO Lands).

“Thank you very a lot for these previous 10 years of ‘JoJolion’! Let’s take a little bit of a relaxation, after which meet once more with the brand new “JOJOLANDS” (tentative),” Araki-sensei acknowledged in Ultra Jump journal September 2021, which was printed on August 19, 2021.

An official English translation of JOJOLands by VIZ Media has not been introduced. But it’s more likely to be a number of years earlier than the English model is launched.

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JoJo Part 9 magazine announcementThe JOJOLands launch date was initially introduced by web page 246 of JOJO Magazine 2022 WINTER along with the January 2023 problem of Ultra Jump manga journal. Pic credit score: Shueisha

JOJOLands English launch date by VIZ Media is years away

The JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure manga began serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump means again in 1987 and since 2005 the manga moved to Ultra Jump journal and commenced releasing on a month-to-month foundation. A complete of 957 chapters have been collected in 131 volumes as of September 2021.

The JoJo: Stone Ocean manga reached its ending again in 2003 and the sequel, JoJo Part 7: Steel Ball Run, completed in 2011. JoJo Part 8: JoJolion began up in May 2011 and completed with 110 chapters in August 2021.

On August 19, 2021, JoJo Part 9 was introduced with the tentative title of JOJOLANDS. Notably, a patent for the JoJoLands identify was made the day earlier than. The creator went on a hiatus earlier than persevering with to launch the brand new story.

The JoJo manga hiatus in-between JoJolion and JOJOLands was the longest break Araki has taken between the manga components. However, Araki spent the time creating JoJo journal artwork, writing a novel about creating manga, and creating three chapters for Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan.

The official English translation of the JoJo manga is offered from VIZ Media. Unfortunately, not one of the JoJo Part 7 manga volumes have been formally launched in English.

As of May 2021, VIZ Media had solely caught up with Part 4: Diamond is Unbreakable. Part 5: Golden Wind was solely as much as Volume 6 out of 17 as of November 2022

Unfortunately, that implies that even the JoJo Stone Ocean anime is considerably forward of the official English translation of the manga.

JoJo Steel Ball Run Volume 1 mangaThe manga cowl artwork for JoJo Steel Ball Run Volume 1. Pic credit score: Hirohiko Araki

JOJOLands story focuses on Joseph Joestar’s descendants

JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure Part 9: JOJOLands will probably be set in the identical universe as JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure Part 7: Steel Ball Run and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 8: Jojolion. However, the characters will probably be completely different since there must be a major time hole within the timeline between the story arcs.

A July 2022 interview with Araki in Kono Mystery ga Sugoi! 2023 solely revealed that JoJo Part 9 will probably be centered on the Joestar bloodline and Joseph Joestar’s descendants particularly. Joseph truly appeared within the last 2 chapters of JoJolion as a part of a flashback, which Araki says was foreshadowing that this story will probably be about his descendants on this new continuity.

Araki stated within the interview that he generally likes to write down with out an ending in thoughts to the story. When he can’t consider an answer to the thriller confronted by the protagonists, he’ll usually cheer on his protagonist and inform them to offer it their all, or ask God to assist them out. He believes this natural strategy to storytelling is an effective factor because it helps present the reader how severe the stakes are for the protagonist.

The creator says he usually appears to be like to on a regular basis life for mysteries, however generally he creates attention-grabbing mysteries that even the readers can’t determine learn how to resolve.

“I don’t try this just for mysteries, however even for my drawings. I generally begin drawing with out understanding what I’ll find yourself with. I usually discover myself pondering, ‘I ponder how I ought to draw this half,’ or ‘Oh, I screwed up this coloration.’ In such instances, I say, ‘God, I’m sorry, please assist me.’”

However, it’s not like Araki doesn’t have any thought the place JoJo Part 9: JOJOLands goes with the story. Way again in February 2004 when he started writing Steel Ball Run, he had a normal define of every story theme deliberate up via JoJo Part 9. But even again then he knew JOJOLands wouldn’t be a direct continuation of SBR.

“This isn’t a saga like Star Wars. The theme and narrative construction will probably be fully completely different,” Araki defined.

As for the setting or location for JoJo Part 9, in March 2016 Araki mentioned how he want to depict future tales in Northern Europe or the Scottish highlands.

“Having by no means been to Northern Europe, I’d be taken with going there, in addition to locations which have a little bit of a lonely really feel to them, just like the Scottish Highlands,” Araki defined.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure manga followers should wait till the JOJOLands launch date to seek out out extra. Stay tuned!

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