Netflix’s JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Steel Ball Run (anime Season 6) predictions

Johnny Joestar, the brand new principal character in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 7: Steel Ball Run, rendered in anime-style paintings. Pic credit score: th0rrrr

The JoJo Steel Ball Run anime will take the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure anime collection in a brand new path with Johnny Joestar and Gyro Zeppeli racing horses throughout the American Wild West. But when will Netflix’s JoJo Part 7 anime come out?

JoJo Season 6 is nearly inevitable since director Naokatsu Tsuda acknowledged prior to now at Anime Boston 2017 that he wish to animate the entire JoJo elements. Tsuda is most enthusiastic about animating JoJolion, which is JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 8 within the general collection. Plus, there’s JoJo Part 9, which is tentatively titled JOJOLANDS.

More importantly, sharp-eyed anime followers on Reddit observed that JoJo SBR obtained a brand new patent in 2021 on the identical day as JoJo Stone Ocean. Could this imply there will likely be a fast turnaround time on the subsequent anime sequel?

The anime TV collection is being produced by animation Studio David Production, which is finest recognized for the JoJo anime collection however they’ve additionally animated notables like Fire Force, Cells At Work!, and Strike Witches.

In latest occasions, the studio additionally rebooted the Spriggan anime for Netflix. The Urusei Yatsura 2022 reboot was launched in Fall 2022 and it’s anticipated that the Urusei Yatsura Season 2 launch date will likely be in 2023. The manufacturing of the Fire Force Season 3 anime TV present has additionally been introduced.

The firm has produced the entire JoJo anime seasons because the collection started in 2012, so it will be odd for a studio change to occur now.

The principal workers engaged on JoJo Part 7 hasn’t been introduced but. But it’s doubtless that the primary workers will change based mostly on historical past.

For instance, director Kenichi Suzuki directed Parts 1 by way of 3 and in addition was the chief director for Part 6: Stone Ocean. Director Toshiyuki Kato directed Part 4: Diamond Is Unbreakable, the Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan OVA spin-off, and was the primary director for Part 6: Stone Ocean. Naokatsu Tsuda was the chief director for Part 5: Golden Wind.

One of the primary workers positions that may outline the looks of the brand new characters within the JoJo Steel Ball Run anime is the character designer. There have been completely different character designers for the final 4 JoJo seasons.

For Stone Ocean, artist Masanori Shino (Black Lagoon, No Guns Life) was the character designer, whereas Golden Wind chief animation director Shunichi Ishimoto created the Stand designs.

The collection composition author will doubtless stay the identical since Yasuko Kobayashi has been engaged on the collection because the starting. Besides the JoJo anime, she is well-known for her work on Attack On Titan, Claymore, Death Note, Dororo, Kakegurui, Trigun: Badlands Rumble, and Witchblade.

Similarly, sound director Yoshikazu Iwanami and music composer Yuugo Kanno will doubtless return. Yoshikazu has been on the primary workers because the first season, whereas Yuugo joined the workers beginning with the second season.

The JoJo Part 7 OP (opening) and ED (ending) theme tune music hasn’t been introduced but.

The Stone Ocean OP “STONE OCEAN” was carried out by ichigo from KISIDA KYODAN & THE AKEBOSI ROCKETS, whereas ED tune was the 2008 “Distant Dreamer” from Welsh singer Duffy.

The JoJo anime collection first started in 2012. The final season, Stone Ocean, premiered solely on Netflix streaming on December 1, 2021. The TV present started weekly broadcasting in Japan on January 7, 2022.

The JoJo Stone Ocean Episode 13 launch date was on September 1, 2022. Based on the information supplied by the Stone Ocean Blu-Ray field set launch dates, the JoJo Stone Ocean Part 3 launch date will likely be in Winter 2023. That imply JoJo Part 6 could have three cours in whole with 38 episodes.

What’s a “cour,” you may ask? For these unfamiliar with the lingo, a “cour” is a three-month block of TV broadcasting based mostly on the bodily seasons normally composed of 10 to 13 episodes.

In early 2022 it was confirmed that Stone Ocean was a “split-cour anime”, which is when a single anime season takes a multi-month break earlier than resuming TV broadcasting.

Netflix launched the entire Stone Ocean elements for binge-watching early, whereas Japanese audiences had been watching episodes weekly. Thus, the final season’s finale, JoJo Stone Ocean Part 3, will doubtless launch in late 2022, whereas Japan will watch the ending, JoJo Stone Ocean Episode 38, three months later.

A fan-made JoJo Steel Ball Run anime trailer that provides a fundamental plot abstract.

  • Updated August 22, 2022: Added new JoJo Stone Ocean Part 3 particulars.

This article gives the whole lot that’s recognized about JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 7: Steel Ball Run (JoJo Part 7 / JoJo Season 6) and all associated information. As such, this text will likely be up to date over time with information, rumors, and evaluation. Meanwhile, let’s delve down into what is understood for sure.

JoJo Steel Ball Run launch date predictions: Will Netflix success trigger a faster renewal?

As of the final replace, Netflix, Warner Bros. Japan, Studio David Production, or any firm associated to the manufacturing of the anime has not formally confirmed the JoJo Part 7 anime launch date. Nor has the manufacturing of the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Steel Ball Run anime sequel been introduced.

Once the information is formally confirmed, this text will likely be up to date with the related info.

In the meantime, it’s doable to invest about when, or if, the JoJo Part 7 launch date will happen sooner or later.

One important distinction to know is that Netflix itself received’t straight determine whether or not to have JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure renewed for one more season. Netflix has unique worldwide streaming rights, however they’re not a part of the anime manufacturing committee that may make the choice.

Regardless, the streaming success (or lack thereof) on Netflix is a important issue since streaming income is the largest portion of earnings within the anime trade. Netflix has partnered with a wide range of Japanese anime studios together with NAZ, Science SARU, Studio Mir, MAPPA, Production I.G, BONES, and Sublimation.

The excellent news is that “Stone Ocean” was trending on Twitter when the fifth season premiered on December 1, 2021.

However, it didn’t make it to the worldwide Netflix Top 10 for English or non-English TV exhibits on December 1, 2021. In truth, Stone Ocean didn’t even make the worldwide Netflix Top 100 on the premiere day.

To put that data in perspective, there have been different anime and animations trending that day. ARCANE: League of Legends (ARCANE Season 2 is confirmed) was #3, the live-action Cowboy Bebop was #10, even the EDENS ZERO anime made the worldwide Netflix Top 100 that day.

The excellent news is that the Stone Ocean anime started dominating the charts on the Netflix Japan Top 10 beginning December 2, 2021. It was even #1 in Bulgaria. Globally, it was the #2 prime TV present on Netflix that day, proper behind Lost in Space Season 3.

More importantly, the anime made #6 within the USA that day. The official Netflix Anime Twitter account even proclaimed, “GREATEST. ANIME. EVER.”

So, there’s loads of steam to the JoJo hype practice, which in concept may give a monetary incentive for a faster turnaround. But will this world success as a Netflix anime unique change something?

Besides ending Stone Ocean in 2023, we all know that Studio David Production will likely be busy engaged on the Fire Force Season 3 anime, which was confirmed to be in manufacturing in May 2022. There’s additionally the two-cour Lum, the Invader Girl Season 2, which may also be in manufacturing in 2023.

Both productions have utterly completely different principal workers from the JoJo anime so these different TV exhibits wouldn’t stand in the way in which of a faster turnaround for the JoJo Steel Ball anime. But that doesn’t essentially imply issues will transfer any quicker.

Regardless of the Netflix cash flowing into the anime trade, the manufacturing groups can’t transfer any quicker since many animators are nonetheless dwelling in poverty below terrible working situations.

Right now, the anime trade is experiencing a labor scarcity by mass worker exodus as a consequence of burnout attributable to hectic manufacturing schedules, low wages, and household concerns. There should not sufficient individuals to coach new animators, so artwork high quality is declining and mid-season manufacturing delays for giant titles have turn out to be widespread (the Wonder Egg Priority anime and the 86 anime are examples).

The trade is working at peak capability, there should not sufficient staff to go round so lots of work is outsourced to Korea and China, and studios have tasks scheduled out years prematurely.

As such, the first consideration for making a prediction is the wait time between JoJo Seasons, which has averaged about 2.5 years in latest occasions. There had been 9 months between Stardust Crusaders and Diamond Is Unbreakable, then a 21-month watch for Golden Wind adopted by a 30-month watch for Stone Ocean.

Therefore, it’s doubtless that the JoJo Part 7 launch date will likely be in 2025 on the earliest.

But what about that new JoJo SBR patent that was made on September 22, 2021? It’s doable this data may point out an accelerated manufacturing schedule, however even then count on to attend till at the very least the second half of 2024.

JoJo Part 9: JoJoLands manga is the most recent within the collection

The story for the anime relies on the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure manga collection by creator Hirohiko Araki. The manga began serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump method again in 1987 and since 2005 the manga moved to Ultra Jump journal. The collection has 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 2021.

JoJolion was set in the identical universe as Steel Ball Run. However, the characters had been completely different since there was a major time within the timeline between the story arcs.

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

The official English translation of the JoJo manga is accessible 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 will solely be as much as Volume 3 as of February 2022, so the anime is considerably forward of the English manga.

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

Why the JoJo Steel Ball Run anime isn’t JoJo Season 7

The first two elements of the manga collection, JoJo: Phantom Blood and JoJo: Battle Tendency, had been 12 volumes, so it was tailored as a single two-cour anime season with 26 episodes in 2012 and 2013.

The 17 volumes of the third half, JoJo: Stardust Crusaders, had been 152 chapters in whole. The second season was a split-cour anime season that was divided into two separate 24-episode broadcasting blocks that aired in 2014 and 2015, respectively.

The fourth half, JoJo: Diamond Is Unbreakable, was 174 chapters collected into 18 volumes. The late 2015 anime adaptation broke the mildew a bit by having 39 episodes. The three-cour third season was launched in late 2015.

The fourth anime season, Golden Wind (Vento Aureo), was additionally launched as three cours with 39 episodes. The Golden Wind manga was 155 chapters collected in 17 volumes.

Similarly, it’s anticipated that the fifth anime season, Stone Ocean, could have three cours with 36 to 39 episodes. The Stone Ocean manga had 158 chapters in 17 volumes.

By distinction, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Season 6, JoJo Part 7, is prone to be longer regardless of having “much less” chapters. After Chapter 23, the JoJo Steel Ball Run manga was moved to the seinen demographic Ultra Jump journal, which meant the chapters had been revealed month-to-month relatively than weekly.

This change resulted in JoJo Part 7 having 95 chapters in 24 volumes because the month-to-month chapters had extra pages. As such, David Production may adapt the story as a 4 or five-cour JoJo Season 6.

Considering that the JoJo Part 7 anime will likely be working for at the very least a full yr meaning it is going to doubtless be a split-cour anime with two elements just like Stardust Crusaders. Expect the break to be at the very least three months, though it could be higher if it’s six months so the manufacturing schedule isn’t hectic and the animation high quality suffers (gotta hold these CGI horses wanting good!).

JoJo Stone Ocean ending defined

Stone Ocean was controversial not solely because of the first feminine JoJo however primarily because of the ending. The generation-spanning story involves an epic conclusion with Pucci trying to rewrite the timeline of the universe in order that the Joestars are lifeless and Dio reigns supreme.

Pucci even appears to succeed with this final Stand capability Made In Heaven since he creates an alternate universe and proceeds to kill the heroes one after the other. Ironically, out of all of the heroes, it’s Emporio who manages to kill Pucci, trapping his soul within the collapsing universe and thus deleting the villain from existence and stopping the earlier occasions from ever taking place.

With the JoJo timeline continuity abolished, the historical past of the Joestar household is radically completely different. Jotaro nonetheless lives on this new universe however he names his daughter Irene, not Jolyne, which seemingly symbolizes that future JoJo generations are pointless on this peaceable universe.

Despite Jotaro and Jolyne/Irene being allowed to type a more healthy father-daughter relationship, it’s debatable whether or not this bittersweet Stone Ocean ending ought to depend as a cheerful ending. While some characters are resurrected with the identical fundamental character, Foo Fighters’ loss of life is rendered the final word sacrifice since her existence as even a special particular person is unattainable because it was Pucci who introduced FF to life within the first place by giving the plankton colony sentience.

Worse, the Jolyne we knew is basically erased. Jotaro not solely fails to save lots of his daughter from the knives. Jotaro dies by having his face sliced open simply as Thoth predicted method, method again in Part 3.

And poor Emporio witnessed all of those tragic deaths. Emporio alone is left to bear the trauma of seeing his buddies reunite at the price of their true identities and reminiscences.

Resetting time on this method additionally implies that the vampire Dio’s affect ended again in 1989 when the primary villain was destroyed by Jotaro. With nobody left to proceed Dio’s evil plan, that additionally means the weird journey of your entire Joestar household that began with Jonathan and Dio is at an finish after 100 years of combating.

Despite being controversial, this ultimate battle with Picco actually units up the situations for JoJo Steel Ball Run. This capstone occasion additionally establishes a multiverse within the JoJo world, and these a number of universes turn out to be a vital plot level within the coming story arcs.

Johnny Joestar Gyro ZeppeliThe location for the JoJo Part 7: Steel Ball Run anime is the American Wild West. Pic credit score: Hirohiko Araki

JoJo SBR anime spoilers (plot abstract/synopsis)

For some manga followers, JoJo Part 7: Steel Ball Run represents a fruits of years of expertise as a manga author for Hirohiko Araki. Some of the earlier elements suffered from “Stand of the week” fights and story pacing points. There had been characters with no clear goal who didn’t develop over the period of their journey or characters who would disappear with out making an enduring impression.

JoJo SBR resolves all of those points by having a transparent aim the place there’s a relentless push towards the end line over the a number of levels of the journey. There’s a singular give attention to creating the characters necessary to the story and reoccurring characters spur lasting development.

And because it’s a brand new universe JoJo Part 7 retools ideas from the earlier elements. Most importantly, the Stands are all radical. Rather than being projected ghost-like bodily manifestations like the standard humanoid Stands, many of those new Steel Ball Run Stands operate extra like instruments or particular talents with some even being wearable objects.

Switching to a month-to-month launch additionally gave Araki time to refine his paintings to be extra practical. Panels got here much more alive with particulars and the characters’ proportions grew to become far much less cartoony.

The spaghetti Western-inspired story transports audiences to the yr 1890 within the time time interval of Phantom Blood in a special universe within the JoJo multiverse. Set within the United States, we’re launched to 2 new principal characters, Johnny Joestar and Gyro Zeppeli.

Johnny is a retired horse jockey who was paralyzed from the waist down in an accident regardless of being often known as a genius within the equestrian world. The embittered younger man finds hope within the charismatic Gyro, whose mysterious weapons, a pair of metal balls, are able to making Johnny briefly stroll once more.

JoJo Steel Ball RunJohnny Joestar’s Stand is the sentient Tusk, a pink-colored creature whose bodily manifestation initially resembles a small elephant. Unlike earlier elements, this Stand capabilities extra like a software because it permits Johnny to fireside his fingernails and toenails like a bullet. Johnny even makes use of his Spin-imbued nails to grate cheese and brush his tooth.

As the Stand evolves, Johnny turns into able to utilizing spatial wormholes and penetrating by way of dimensional obstacles. On a facet observe, it’s doable Araki was impressed to call the character Johnny by the Fleetwood Mac tune “Tusk” because the lyrics talked about the title. Pic credit score: Hirohiko Araki

And, sure, Dio returns! This alternate actuality model is a British jockey named Diego Brando whose father, Dario Brando, tried to drown him as a child by permitting him to be swept in a river. Worse, this abusive father nonetheless lives!

After this incident, Diego’s mom was deserted by Dario and he or she raised her son on a farm the place Diego found his expertise for working with horses. The Brando household suffered in numerous methods and Diego’s mom died from tetanus when he was solely 6 years outdated. The mom made Diego promise to make use of his skills to climb out of the pit of poverty and over time he gained notoriety by rising to the highest of the British equestrian world.

This tragic backstory in all probability solely makes Diego aka Dio barely extra sympathetic since he’s nonetheless a serious rival to Johnny and Gyro. After Diego and Johnny grew to become jockeys, the latter would all the time be in second place after they competed and Johnny’s father would all the time scold him over that truth. Diego was additionally the particular person to guide out the horse that Johnny’s brother Nicholas rode when he died in an accident. Diego additionally married an 83-year-old widow for the inheritance cash and it’s rumored he poisoned her.

Diego Brando Dio JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 7: Steel Ball RunDiego Brando’s Stand is named Scary Monsters, which permits Dio to remodel different beings, and finally even himself, into any sort of dinosaur together with raptors and the T-Rex. This model of Dio can create armies of carnivorous hybrids out of fleas and turns his horse Silver Bullet right into a dinosaur. Pic credit score: Hirohiko Araki

The pair of Johnny and Gyro got here collectively after philanthropist Stephen Steel organizes the Steel Ball Run, a cross-country horse-riding marathon from San Diego to New York City that’s a collection of 9 checkpoints and routes. At every stage, factors are rewarded and the rider with essentially the most factors on the finish of the race turns into the champion.

The prize cash is $50 million for first place, $1 million for second place, $500k for third, and so forth, however Johnny is determined to enter since he desires to study the key of Gyro’s approach.

Of course, there’s extra to the story than a easy horse race. This journey will show to be fairly weird in some ways, particularly when a number of dimensions turn out to be concerned.

Johnny and Gyro uncover a conspiracy by the dimension-hopping twenty third U.S. President Funny Valentine to make use of the race as a canopy for gathering the items of an historic holy corpse… which is closely implied to be Jesus Christ. Johnny and Gyro not solely battle in opposition to 1000’s of cutthroat opponents, however they have to additionally cope with assassins despatched by the President!

Unfortunately, anime followers should wait till the JoJo Steel Ball Run anime launch date to look at what occurs subsequent. Stay tuned!

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