Don’t Miss ‘JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean’ Pt. 2’s Arrival on Netflix
The latest season of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure joined Netflix, but there’s a decent chance you didn’t even know it was coming.
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure is one of those confusingly popular animes. The plot is nearly impossible to explain to a complete newcomer and the characters, outfits, names, and poses are all ridiculous. But it’s an anime with a large long time cult following who’s been there for every truly bizarre moment. So it was surprising then part two of the most recent season dropped on Netflix with almost no warning or fanfare.
Stone Ocean Part Two
To be fair, we knew that Stone Ocean part two was coming in 2022. We received a poster earlier this year telling us as much. But since then if a more specific release date was specified, I didn’t notice. And based on comments from the JoJo fandom that sound a lot like, ‘Hey did you know this was coming out because it’s here’ it seems like most people were in the same bizarre-adventure-watching boat.
But Stone Ocean part two WAS released, two weeks ago, and it was an absolute delight. If you haven’t watched it yet or didn’t realize that it was available yet, definitely make catching up with Jolyne a priority. Not because of the algorithm or anything; but because it’s great and you deserve to do something fun and relaxing this weekend. It has all of the best and wackiest things you’d want from a season of JoJo while continuing the story from part one in a way that made the stakes feel higher and bigger.
At this time there’s been no official word when we can expect the final fourteen episodes. There is still a lot of Jolyne’s story left to tell and according to the Blu-Ray release, there will be thirty-eight episodes in total.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure follows along with multiple generations of the Joestar family. Every generation or two a new family member realizes that they have special powers and sworn enemies. So each part follows a different family member and their often-also-super-powered friends with very little connection to the previous part outside of vague familial ties. And, every part is drastically different from the last. This makes for a show that’s uniquely easy to jump into at the beginning of any “part”, but also fairly difficult to describe.
In the first part, Jonathan Joestar fights the vampire Dio (you know, from the memes). In the third part Jotaro Kujo, Jonathan’s great-great grandson, has to fight a follower of Dio again. But now with slightly different powers. And in the current sixth part, Stone Ocean, Jolyne Cujoh, Jotaro’s estranged daughter is in jail in Florida in 2011 for some crime for which the disciples of Dio framed her.
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure is a series known for its one-of-a-kind art style and character designs, as mangaka Hirohiko Araki draws a ton of inspiration from fashion magazines. There are also a ton of music-based pun names. (There’s a character in part one named Robert E. O. Speedwagon and another in part six named Foo Fighters.) Plus some of the most unique takes on superpowers in any comic. Powers range from stopping time to unraveling their own bodies. But with only one power per character, every episode has some of the most never-saw-that-coming creative uses of powers possible.
Did you know that Stone Ocean was coming out this month? Have you seen part two yet? Which of the JoJos is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!
Ja Ne, Adventurers!