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Viz Media Licenses JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind Anime


Will this series also hold have golden touch, or is it just Dio again?

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Dio

Earlier today, Viz Media announced that they acquired the rights to the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind anime. As of press time, no further details have been announced.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind will hit Japanese TV this October.

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Naokatsu Tsuda (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure seasons 1-4, planetarian) will return to the franchise as chief director, with Yasuhiro Kimura (Three Leaves, Three Colors) and Hideya Takahashi (Anonymous Noise, Keijo!!!!!!!!) directing at David Production. Takahiro Kishida (Durarara!!, Puella Magi Madoka Magica) will provide character designs, while Yasuko Kobayashi (Attack on Titan, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure) returns to tackle series composition.

Other confirmed crew members include:

  • Animation Director: Shun’ichi Ishimoto
  • Stand Design: Takahito Katayama
  • Action Animation Director: Takahito Katayama
  • Prop Design: Yukitoshi Hotani
  • Art Setting: Kaoru Aoki
  • Art Setting: Junko Nagasawa
  • Art Setting: Reeki Taki
  • Color Design: Yūko Satō
  • Art Director: Megumi Kato
  • Art Director: Shunichiro Yoshihara
  • Director of Photography: Kazuhiro Yamada
  • Editor: Kiyoshi Hirose
  • Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami
  • Music: Yuugo Kanno
  • Original Creator: Hirohiko Araki

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Narancia Ghirga: Daiki Yamashita
  • Leone Abbacchio: Junichi Suwabe
  • Pannacotta Fugo: Junya Enoki
  • Giorno Giovana: Kensho Ono
  • Guido Mista: Kousuke Toriumi
  • Bruno Bucciarat: Yūichi Nakamura

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind is the fifth major story arc in the ongoing JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure manga franchise. The arc, which ran from November 20, 1995 through April 5, 1999 in Weekly Shonen Jump, moves the setting to Italy.

The arc revolves around Giorno Giovanna (“GioGio”), the human son of Dio Brando, takes center stage this time as he attempts to overthrow the Passione mafia’s boss in hopes of turning the organization into a force for good. He controls the Stand Gold Experience, which is able to imbue life into objects.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure spawned four anime adaptations, which cover the first four arcs:

  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
  • Battle Tendency
  • Stardust Crusaders
  • Diamond Is Unbreakable

The most recent series, Diamond Is Unbreakable, ran through December 2016. A Diamond Is Unbreakable live-action film hit Japanese theaters in August 2017.

Source: Twitter (VizMedia)

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