JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean debuts on Netflix today, and in episode two we learn that the ending theme song is “Distant Dreamer” by Duffy. While most anime opening and closing songs are done by Japanese artists, Duffy is Welsh, and her song originally came out in 2008. Universal Music Japan also shared on Twitter that this was the ending song.
The opening song, meanwhile, is called “Stone Ocean” and is performed by ichigo of Kishida Kyōdan & The Akeboshi Rockets.
The anime consists of twelve episodes, and is produced by david production. The chief director is Kenichi Suzuki, with the job of director going to Toshiyuki Kato. Kato was previously the series director for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable.
Netflix gave this description of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean:
“Florida, U.S.A, 2011 After an accident while on a drive with her sweetheart, Jolyne Cujoh falls into a trap and is sentenced to fifteen years. She is sent to the state-run maximum-security correctional facility Green Dolphin Street Prison—AKA ‘the Aquarium.’ On the verge of despair, she receives a pendant from her father that causes a mysterious power to awaken inside of her. ‘There are things in this world that are more terrifying than death, and what’s happening in this prison is definitely one of them.’ A message from a mysterious boy who appears before Jolyne, inexplicable events that occur one after another, the horrifying truth told to her by her father when he comes to visit, and the name DIO… Will Jolyne ultimately be set free from this stone ocean they call a prison? The final battle to end century-long fateful confrontations between the Joestar family and DIO begins!”
Have you checked out JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean on Netflix, and what do you think of the ending song choice?
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.