Crunchyroll to Stream Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind Anime
posted on by Karen Ressler
Crunchyroll announced on Monday that it will stream the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind anime. The streaming service did not reveal a release window.
The anime will premiere in Japan on October 5 on Tokyo MX at 25:05 (effectively October 6 at 1:05 a.m.), and it will then debut on BS11 and Mainichi Broadcasting later that night. The series will premiere on AbemaTV on October 7 at 24:00 (effectively October 8 at 12:00 a.m.).
The anime's first episode already premiered on July 5 in a screening at the Anyerri Hall in Tokyo, and a simultaneous screening at Japan Expo in Paris, France. Anime Expo screened the anime's first episode at the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure panel on July 6. Viz Media has licensed the anime.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind is the manga's fifth part that continues the story from the previous entries in Hirohiko Araki's JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga. The story begins 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.
Coda will perform the anime's opening theme song "Fighting Gold." Neko Oikawa is writing the lyrics, and Toshiyuki Omori is in charge of composition and arrangement.