Following what was initially framed as an April Fools’ gag, Crunchyroll returned to confirm the addition of David Production’s JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure anime. The series—based on the original sprawling manga by Hirohiko Araki—is getting ready to kick off its third season with Part III: Stardust Crusaders, and Crunchyroll will be streaming both that and the first season.
Stardust Crusaders and all of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure season one will be available for premium members starting on Friday, April 4, at 9:30am Pacific Time, and free members will be able to watch episodes one week later. This puts the former just an hour after the Japanese broadcast.
The series will be available to Crunchyroll’s audience worldwide except Japan.
Finally, the long-awaited and hotly anticipated anime title makes its way outside of Japan! Based off of the long-running and hugely popular JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure manga series by Hirohiko Araki, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure features a different protagonist for each of its story arcs, with the fact that each one is a descendent of the powerful Joestar family. Because of inheriting the Joestar family genes, each member in Stardust Crusaders has special fighting abilities known as “Stand,” which manifests itself differently in each person.
Part 3 of the series, Stardust Crusaders, focuses on Jotaro Kujo, the grandson of Joseph Joestar, protagonist from the second series. David Production, who also worked on the previous JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure anime series returns for animation production, and famed voice actor Daisuke Ono, Sebastian in the Black Butler series, stars as Jotaro. Daisuke Hirawaka, Momotaro from Hozuki no Reitetsu, voices Noriaki Kakyoin, Fuminori Komatsu, Yasui Shinji from Inazuma Eleven, plays Jean-Pierre Polnareff, Kenta Miyake, Genma Shizume in Darker Than Black, is Mohammed Avdol, Unshou Ishizuka, Kizaru from One Piece, plays the old Joseph Joestar, and Takehito Koyasu, Oberon from Sword Art Online, stars as the antagonist DIO.