During an online event “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure the Animation Special Event~ JOESTAR Inherited Soul~” held on Sunday in Japan, the anime adaptation of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean was announced. It has also been confirmed that Ai Fairouz (Hibiki Sakura in How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?) will play Jolyne.
In addition, the first promotional image of the series has also been revealed.
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Stone Ocean is the sixth arc of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and stars Jolyne Cujoh, daughter of Jotaro Cujoh. It ran in the pages of the Weekly Shônen Jump from 2000 to 2003, ending with a total of 17 compiled volumes.
In this way, David Production will continue with the adaptation of the popular work of Hirohiko Araki. Since starting in 2012, the studio has adapted Phantom Blood, Battle Tendency, Stardust Crusaders, Diamond is Unbrekable, and Golden Wind, which is available on Crunchyroll.
Here’s what Fairouz had to say about this anime:
I cannot live without the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure series, and it is also what inspired me to take on voice-acting as a profession. So when I heard that I was going to be able to participate in the series, I was lost for words and surprised that “Even a Stand would be blown to the moon.” I cried so much as it was literally the moment my dream came true, which I have chased over for 12 years.
I love and admire Jolyne as a character and her beautiful, strong nature gave me strength especially during my student years, so I am grateful for the opportunity to voice Jolyne.
In Florida, 2011, Jolyne Kuujou sits in a jail cell like her father Joutarou once did; yet this situation is not of her own choice. Framed for a crime she didn’t commit, and manipulated into serving a longer sentence, Jolyne is ready to resign to a dire fate as a prisoner of Green Dolphin Street Jail. Though all hope seems lost, a gift from Joutarou ends up awakening her latent abilities, manifesting into her Stand, Stone Free. Now armed with the power to change her fate, Jolyne sets out to find an escape from the stone ocean that holds her.
However, she soon discovers that her incarceration is merely a small part of a grand plot: one that not only takes aim at her family, but has additional far-reaching consequences. What’s more, the mastermind is lurking within the very same prison, and is under the protection of a lineup of menacing Stand users. Finding unlikely allies to help her cause, Jolyne sets course to stop their plot, clear her name, and take back her life.