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Viz to Stream JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Terraformars Revenge Anime

posted on by Egan Loo
Also publishes Yoshitaka Amano Illustrations, The Art of Castle in the Sky

North American anime and manga distributor Viz Media announced at its C2E2 panel on Saturday that it will stream the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 television anime series. Part 4, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable, will begin streaming on viz.com in April.

The first JoJo's Bizarre Adventure television anime aired from October to April 2012, and covered the first two parts of Hirohiko Araki's original manga. The manga's Part 3 inspired another television anime project from April to September 2014, and from January to June 2015. Part 4 of the manga is set 11 years after Part 3 in S City in M Prefecture of Japan, and the story follows the misadventures of Jōsuke Higashikata and his companions.

The cast and the character visuals for their respective characters include:

Yūki Ono as Jōsuke Higashikata (his Stand, Crazy Diamond, is also shown)

Yūki Kaji as Kōichi Hirose

Wataru Takagi as Okuyasu Nijimura

Takahiro Sakurai as Rohan Kishibe

Daisuke Ono as Jōtarō Kūjō

Part 4 will premiere on Tokyo MX on April 1 at 24:30 (effectively April 2 at 12:30 a.m.), as well as on MBS, TBC, BS11, and Animax.

Viz will also stream the Terraformars television anime and begin streaming the Terraformars Revenge television anime sequel series on viz.com in April.

The first 13-episode television anime series adapting the Annex 1 arc of the manga premiered in September 2014, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired. The companion original video anime (OVA) project adapted the Bugs 2 arc on discs bundled with the 10th and 11th manga volumes. The Annex 1 arc takes place 20 years after the Bugs 2 arc.

The sequel's staff will differ from the first season. Michio Fukuda (Hyakko, Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan: Demon Capital) is taking over for Hiroshi Hamasaki as director at the studios LIDEN FILMS and TYO Animations. The anime will premiere on April 1 on Tokyo MX, and it will also air on ABC Asahi Broadcasting, TV Aichi, BS11, and TV Asa Channel 1.

Viz Media will publish the Yoshitaka Amano Illustrations artbook for the acclaimed illustrator and character designer (Final Fantasy, Vampire Hunter D) and The Art of Castle in the Sky, the latest deluxe Ghibli Library archive for Hayao Miyazaki's Laputa: Castle in the Sky anime film. The latter book was formerly known as The Art of Laputa in Japan.

Update: Viz confirmed that JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable and Terraformars Revenge will begin streaming in April, but clarified that the exact streaming dates and times have not been finalized.

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