The official website of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure franchise announced on Feb 17, 2023, that Part 9 of the manga, titled Jojolands, had started serialization in Ultra Jump Magazine.
Along with this news, the website also revealed the name of the protagonist who will be starring in Jojo Part 9 and also the premise of the manga.
The character bearing the titular name this time is Jodio Joestar, the ninth protagonist of the franchise.
He is a young boy living on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. He has always harbored the ambition to become a millionaire. This is to be at the top of the “mechanism of the world” that he is forced to face every day during his life on the island.
Jodio is the grandson of Joseph Joestar.
Jojolands was announced in the final chapter of Jojolion back in August 2021. It is likely to be the final part of the series, but nothing is confirmed as of now.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure manga written and illustrated by Hirohiko Araki. It was originally serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump from 1987 to 2004. It was later transferred to Ultra Jump magazine in 2005.
The manga is divided into nine story arcs, each following a new protagonist bearing the “JoJo” nickname. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is Shueisha’s largest ongoing manga series by volume count, with its chapters collected in 131 tankōbon volumes as of September 2021.
The anime adaptation of the sixth installment of Hirohiko Araki’s Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, titled Stone Ocean is currently streaming on Netflix. The final part of the adaptation will start airing on January 2023.
A 13-episode original video animation series adapting the manga’s third part, Stardust Crusaders, was produced by A.P.P.P. and released from 1993 to 2002. The studio later produced an anime film adapting the first part, Phantom Blood, which was released in theaters in Japan in 2007.
In October 2012, an anime television series produced by David Production adapting Phantom Blood and Battle Tendency began broadcast on Tokyo MX. As of December 2022, the studio has produced five seasons consisting of 190 total episodes adapting through the manga’s sixth part, Stone Ocean.
Source: Jojo official website
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