JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is one of the most well-known Japanese manga series of all time. Since its inception in 1987 as as serialized story in Japan’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine, the series has grown to an impressive array of adaptations that include video games, spin-off mangas, light novels, several animated TV series, and even a live-action film.
Netflix has revealed that the newest iteration of the series, ‘Stone Ocean,’ will be premiering globally on the streaming service this coming December. Check out the official series description and first teaser trailer:
Florida, U.S.A, 2011 — After an accident while on a drive with her sweetheart, Jolyne Cujoh falls into a trap and is sentenced to fifteen years at the state-run maximum-security correctional facility Green Dolphin Street Prison—AKA “the Aquarium.” On the verge of despair, she receives a pendant from her father that causes a mysterious power to awaken inside of her. “There are things in this world that are more terrifying than death, and what’s happening in this prison is definitely one of them.” A message from a mysterious boy who appears before Jolyne, inexplicable events that occur one after another, the horrifying truth told to her by her father when he comes to visit, and the name DIO… Will Jolyne ultimately be set free from this stone ocean they call a prison?
The final battle to end the century-long, fateful confrontations between the Joestar family and DIO begins!
In case you need a little “catch-up” on the series, Netflix has provided some character descriptions for new and returning viewers:
- Jolyne Cujoh: Jotaro Kujo’s daughter. She is sent to the maximum-security correctional facility Green Dolphin Street Prison for a crime she didn’t commit. Her Joestar lineage has imbued her with a strong will and a tough spirit which she pairs with her own flexible sensitivity.
- Ermes Costello: A fellow inmate. This is not her first time behind bars. Cheerful and compassionate, she gives the uninitiated Jolyne advice on life in prison.
- F.F.: A mysterious inmate Jolyne meets inside the prison.
- Emporio Alnino: A mysterious boy who wears a baseball cap. For some reason he is able to move around the prison freely despite the tight security. He takes a cooperative stance towards Jolyne, but his goals and identity remain unclear.
- Weather Forecast: A mysterious person who stays in a secret room inside the prison. He is taciturn and expressionless, but is also cool-headed and possesses excellent judgment and insight.
- Narciso Anastasia: A mysterious person who stays in the secret room with Weather.
- Jotaro Kujo: Jolyne’s father. He comes to rescue Jolyne, who has been imprisoned on false charges. He is divorced from his wife (Jolyne’s mother), and it has been a number of years since he and Jolyne last met.
Listen, any series that’s brave enough to name one of their characters “Weather Forecast” is definitely all right by me.
‘JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean’ will premiere globally on Netflix in December 2021.