JoJo's Bizarre Adventure's anime makes a golden comeback this October


It’s time to strike a fabulous pose

Well, people. It seems like 2018 is going to be a great year to be a fan ofJoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. Part of it has to do with the manga’s fifth arc getting an animeadaptationin the form ofJoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind.

The thing that sets it apart from other long series is that each saga is set in a different time period, along with focusing on a different cast of characters. While they’re all connected, each story gives off a different feeling, which is one ofJoJo’sstrong points. That, and it features ridiculous poses, along with the heroes finding clever ways to use their abilities to stop their foes.

Golden Windfocuses on Giorno Giovanna and his goal to become a gangster boss. From what my friends told, he’s trying to be the Robin Hood of mob bosses. It also covers Hirohiko Araki’s transition from aFist of the North Star-inspiredstyle to one that’s influenced by fashion. If anything, the original creator’s art evolution is an interesting one.

Even though the anime premieres in October, people will get the chance to watch the first episode atAnime Expo 2018on July 7. If you live in Japan, then you can catch it on July 5.

With the staff having some people from the previousJoJoinstallments, I’m curious to see how it’ll stand out from the others since each arc featured a different animation style. Hopefully, it does well during its run since it’ll increase the chances of the other arcs getting adapted. Also, I look forward to jamming out to the Western song they pick for the ending. Seeing that we received “Roundabout” by Yes, “Walk like an Egyptian” by The Bangles, “Last Train Home” by PatMethanyGroup, and “I Want You” by Savage Garden, I have a feeling they’ll pick another catchy tune.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind’sStaff

  • Original Creator:Hirohiko Araki
  • Overall Director:Naokatsu Tsuda (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure’s Director,Inu X Boku Secret Service’sDirector)
  • Director:Yasuhiro Kimura (Three Leaves, Three Colors’Director,Heaven’s Lost Property the Movie: The Angeloid of Clockwork’s2nd Key Animation), Hideya Takahashi (Pokémon Originsepisode 3 andAnonymous Noise’sDirector)
  • Series Composition:Yasuko Kobayashi (JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure’sSeries Composition,Amazon Riders’Writer)
  • Character Design:Takahiro Kishida (Madoka Magica’sCharacter Design,Tenchi the Movie: Tenchi Muyo in Love’sKey Animation)
  • Animation Director:Shunichi Ishimoto (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventureepisode 13’s Assistant Animation Director,Ben-To’sIn-Between Animation)
  • Stand Design:Takahito Katayama (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusadersepisode 24 andMadoka Magicaepisode 7’s Key Animation)
  • Prop Design:Yukitoshi Hotani (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable’sProp Design,Macross Frontier: The FalseSongstress’Key Animation)
  • Action Director:Takahito Katayama
  • Art Setting:ReekiTaki (JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure: Stardust Crusadersending theme 1 andJoJo’s Bizarre Adventure:Diamond is Unbreakableending theme 1’s Ending Animation Background Line Art), Junko Nagasawa (Zoids/ZEROandYour Name.’sBackground Art), Kaoru Aoki (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure:Diamond is UnbreakableandPersona 3 the Movie #4: Winter of Rebirth’sArt Setting)
  • Color Design:Yuko Sato (Karas’Finish Animation,Corpse Party: Tortured SoulsOVA’s Color Setting)
  • Art Director:Shunichiro Yoshihara (Sengoku Basara: Samurai KingsandJoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable’sArt Director), Megumi Kato
  • Director of Photography:Kazuhiro Yamada (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is UnbreakableandTales of Vesperia: The First Strike’sDirector of Photography)
  • Editor:Kiyoshi Hirose (JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure: Diamond is UnbreakableandMob Psycho 100’sEditor)
  • Sound Director:Yoshikazu Iwanami (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is UnbreakableandFate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works 2014’sSound Director)
  • Music:Yugo Kanno (NiohandJoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable’sMusic)
  • Animation Production:David Production (JoJo’s Bizarre AdventureandMonster Hunter Stories: Ride On’sAnimation Production)

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