Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Part 5: Golden Wind Manga Gets TV Anime in October
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga creator Hirohiko Araki announced on Thursday that his JoJo no Kimyō na Bōken: Ōgon no Kaze (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind or Vento Aureo) manga will receive a television anime adaptation that will premiere in October. The first episode of the anime will screen at the Anyerri Hall in Tokyo and Japan Expo in Paris, France at the same time on July 5, and will later screen at Anime Expo on July 7.
The official website for the "Hirohiko Araki JoJo Exhibition: Ripples of Adventure" art exhibition also revealed two new visuals for the exhibition on Thursday.
The wraparound jacket band on the Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan short story collection novel announced on Tuesday that there will be "big news" for the franchise this summer. A trademark for a "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind" logo was filed in Japan under Shueisha last December.
The original manga continues the story from the previous entries in Araki's JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga, when Jotaro asks Koichi to travel to Naples to investigate a person known as Haruno Shiobana, whose real name is later revealed as Giorno Giovanna. The story then follows Giorno in his goal to rise to the top of the Passione mafia group and turn it into a band of honorable thieves.
Yasuhiro Kimura (Three Leaves, Three Colors) and Hideya Takahashi (Keijo!!!!!!!!, Anonymous Noise) will direct the anime at David Production, with Naokatsu Tsuda as chief director. Yasuko Kobayashi is returning from the previous anime to handle the series composition, with most of the staff also returning from previous JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime. Takahiro Kishida (Serial Experiments Lain, Baccano!, Haikyu!!) is drawing the character designs. Shun'ichi Ishimoto is the animation director. Takahito Katayama is credited for Stand design and action animation director.
Yukitoshi Hōtani is credited for prop design. Reeki Taki, Junko Nagasawa, and Kaoru Aoki are credited for art setting. Yuuko Satou is the color key artist, Shunichiro Yoshihara and Megumi Kato are the art directors, Kazuhiro Yamada is the director of photography, and Kiyoshi Hirose is the editor. Yoshikazu Iwanami is the sound director, and Yuugo Kanno is composing the music.
The JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable anime, which adapted Part 4 of the overall JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga, aired for 39 episodes from April to December 2016. David Production has also been adapting the Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan (Kishibe Rohan wa Ugokanai) spinoff manga. A second anime DVD will ship with the manga's second volume on July 19.