JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure has become a freight train of popularity in the anime world, with Netflix and David Production recently bringing Jolyne’s story to a close in the Stone Ocean anime adaptation. With the sixth installment of the series coming to a close on the small screen, here’s what we know so far about the future of the Joestars and whether we’ll see the arrival of a Steel Ball Run anime in the near future. While it may be some time before the Joestars return to the screen, the manga looks good.
For starters, a post-Stone Ocean season has yet to be confirmed by Netflix and/or David Production, with the manga continuing Joestars’ story in a new universe that arrived as part of Steel Ball Run. This arc that takes place after the conclusion of Jolyne’s story explores a new universe that sees very different versions of the Joestars and their enemies, the example being “Diego Brando”. Steel Ball Run was then followed up by JoJolion, again focusing on a different reality that gives us very different versions of locations and characters first introduced as part of Diamond Is Unbreakable.
JoJo’s future adventure
Should a new season be confirmed JoJo’s Bizarre Adventureit may be some time before we see it arrive as series director, Kenichi Suzuki, had this to say when it came to the creation of Stone Ocean’s anime and how it could be the last ride:
“The production committee had discussed the possibility of animating up to Stone Ocean if it was popular. That’s probably the way to go, as Stone Ocean represents the conclusion of Joestars and Dio’s shared destiny.”
It may be years before David Production dives back into the realm of JoJo, but the manga continues to release spin-offs and one-shots featuring the Joestars, both past and present. Series creator Hirohiko Araki has already confirmed that the next installment of the series, JoJo Lands, is already in the works, with several manga stories featuring characters like Jolyne, Josuke, Iggy, Lisa Lisa, and more getting the chance to to shine.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure will also return to the world of live-action as new episodes of the television series, Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan, arrive in Japan later this year.
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