Third JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure anime green-lit
This year’s 47th issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Monday that an anime adaptation of Stardust Crusaders, Part 3 of Hirohiko Araki’s JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure manga, has been green-lit.
Director Naokatsu Tsuda and series director Kenichi Suzuki are once again overseeing the anime at David Production. Yasuko Kobayashi is in charge of the series scripts, and Masahiko Komino is designing the characters.
David Production’s earlier 26-episode television anime covered both Part 1: Phantom Blood and Part 2: Battle Tendency from the original manga. This anime’s final episode had already ended its broadcast run in April with teaser footage of Jōtarō Kūjō (the protagonist of the manga’s third part). The anme’s ninth and final Blu-ray volume added the story’s signature message in English, “To Be Continued.”
Part 2 is set 49 years after the first part and stars Joseph Joestar, the grandson of the first part’s protagonist Jonathan Joestar. The last half of the manga’s Part 3 already inspired an original anime video project in 1993, followed by an adaptation of the first half in 2000. The manga is currently in its eighth part.