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Manga 'JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 5: Ougon no Kaze' Adapted for TV Anime in Fall 2018

by Kineta
Jul 5, 8:34 AM | 8 Comments

On June 21, a press conference for the upcoming exhibition of Hirohiko Araki's JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) manga announced that the fifth part of the series, Ougon no Kaze (Golden Wind), is being adapted into a TV anime to air beginning in October 2018.

JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 5: Ougon no Kaze was serialized in Weekly Shounen Jump magazine between 1995 and 1999 and has been compiled into 17 volumes by Shueisha. The first four parts of the series were also adapted into television anime with the most recent, Diamond wa Kudakenai (Diamond is Unbreakable), airing in 2016.

Cast members for the series were announced at an advance screening of the anime's first episode on July 5 at the Italian Institute of Culture in Tokyo. The first episode was simultaneously screened at Japan Expo 2018 in Paris as the international premiere of the series. Anime Expo 2018 in Los Angeles will host the U.S. screening of the episode on July 7.

Hirohiko Araki JoJo Exhibition: Ripples of Adventure opens on August 24 at the National Art Center in Tokyo and will run through October 1.

Synopsis
Naples, 2001. Giorno Giovanna is a small-time crook with one big dream—to become a "Gang-Star." No ordinary thief, Giorno has a connection to the remarkable Joestar bloodline, and possesses a Stand named Gold Experience. His dream starts to become reality when he meets Bruno Buccellati, a mobster from the gang Passione and a fellow Stand user himself. Realizing that they share similar ideals, and both disagree with the gang's harmful affairs, Giorno reveals his goal to Bruno: with Bruno's help, he will reform Passione by overthrowing the boss.

As Giorno becomes a member of Passione, and is inducted into Bruno's squad, he discovers that it is no simple gang; its numbers are teeming with Stand users. Now confronted by other squads of differing loyalties and unpredictable caliber, their goal to change the gang from the inside out will be a tough one. Taking on these adversaries, Giorno attempts to rise through the ranks and inch closer to the boss, a man who is shrouded in mystery. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Cast
Giorno Giovanna: Kensho Ono (Owari no Seraph)
Bruno Buccellati: Yuuichi Nakamura (Drifters)
Pannacotta Fugo: Junya Enoki (Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu)
Narancia Ghirga: Daiki Yamashita (Boku no Hero Academia)
Guido Mista: Kousuke Toriumi (Pandora Hearts)
Leone Abbacchio Junichi Suwabe (Yuri!!! on Ice)

Staff
Chief Director: Naokatsu Tsuda (JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Diamond wa Kudakenai)
Director: Yasuhiro Kimura (Sansha Sanyou), Hideya Takahashi (Keijo!!!!!!!!)
Series Composition: Yasuko Kobayashi (JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Stardust Crusaders)
Character Design: Takahiro Kishida (Durarara!!)
Chief Animation Director: Shunichi Ishimoto (Kishibe Rohan wa Ugokanai: Mutsukabezaka character design)
Stand Design, Action Animation Director: Takahito Katayama (Mahoutsukai no Yome animation director)
Prop Design: Yukitoshi Houtani (Asura character design)
Art Setting: Reiki Taki, Junko Nagasawa (Oushitsu Kyoushi Heine art director), Kaoru Aoki (Hinamatsuri art setting)
Color Design: Yuuko Satou (Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino)
Art Director: Shunichirou Yoshihara (Koutetsujou no Kabaneri), Megumi Katou (Blend S)
Director of Photography: Kazuhiro Yamada (Shingeki no Kyojin)
Editing: Kiyoshi Hirose (Planetarian: Chiisana Hoshi no Yume)
Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami (Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works)
Music: Yugo Kanno (Ajin)
Studio: David Production

Source: Comic Natalie 1, Comic Natalie 2

JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Ougon no Kaze on MAL

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There is a Lawson store in Japan that changed the name to "owson" (Until October 1) for collaboration w. JoJo.


First two eps. pre-screening event on September 25, 2018
http://jojo-animation.com/news/2018/09/news4.php

Sep 4, 5:00 AM by tsubasalover

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS

Aug 14, 5:43 PM by Zehennagel

THIS IS HAPPENING

Aug 9, 2:33 AM by Castiel

YES! Finally more Jojo. Can't wait to watch another season where people post "subtle" spoilers that actually aren't that subtle for anyone who can use their brain to piece two and two together.

Aug 8, 4:08 AM by thebrentinator24

It feels good to be back. Also, HYPE.

Aug 8, 1:51 AM by Hatsuyuki

I really wonder how many episodes they have planned out this time.

Diamond is Unbreakable was 39 episodes and the previous seasons were at least 2 couor each. Whatever the case, I'm definitely looking forward to it.

Aug 8, 1:14 AM by Stark700

American Idiot or Wannabe please. All I could ever hope for...

Aug 8, 12:24 AM by Ducat_Revel

Hell yeah, it was about time.

Wonder what kind of song we will get for the ED. Prince or King Crimson would be great, but I can see them sticking to the era again and choosing something like Backstreet Boys, Spice Girls, Coolio (Gangstar's Paradise) or Mr. President. Maybe even some stuff that's completely out of left field like Modern Talking or silly, fun eurodance like DJ Bobo, E-Rotic or Dr Bombay.

In any case, this brings us one step closer to Stone Ocean and SBR.... I just want Miyuki Sawashiro's Jolyne and Gyro already.

PS: Really hoping this is 4 cour, with a split in the middle and including the PHF LN content.

Aug 8, 12:20 AM by Nidhoeggr