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Crunchyroll: Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Anime Announced (Update)

posted on 2014-04-02 07:30 EDT
Hirohiko Araki's long-running action manga began in 1987

Media distribution service Crunchyroll reported on Tuesday that it will release the television anime of Hirohiko Araki's JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga. The service will announce more details at a later date.

Araki began his long-running action manga in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1987. He then moved the manga in 2005 to Shueisha's Ultra Jump magazine where it continues to this day, 110 volumes later.

Before the current television anime projects, the manga inspired an original video anime series in the 1990s and a 2007 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood movie. David Production produced the 2012-2013 26-episode television anime that covered both Part 1: Phantom Blood and Part 2: Battle Tendency from the original manga. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, the second adaptation of the manga's Part 3 story, will premiere on Japanese television on April 4.

Update: Crunchyroll confirmed on Wednesday that it will stream both the first season of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders. Both anime series will be available to all members outside of Japan on Friday, April 4 at 9:30 a.m. PDT, one hour after the Japanese premiere of Stardust Crusaders.

Although Crunchyroll's Facebook and forum announcements still say, "Shounen Jump's second longest manga and popular anime finally makes its way outside of Japan and to your shores," the service makes no further mention of the manga.


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