The Stone Ocean first hit the scene as an anime adaptation on Netflix last year, with fans having to wait quite a few months before the show would return this September with new episodes. With JoJo's Bizarre Adventure releasing new information on upcoming blu-ray sets for Part Six, not only is a third part of the anime seemingly confirmed, but it also gives viewers a potential release window for the conclusion of the story of Jolyne Cujoh.
The first part of the Stone Ocean arrived on Netflix in December of last year, 2021, with many fans finding themselves taken aback when it was discovered that Part 2 would be released several months later well into 2022. While a Part Three was never officially confirmed as of yet, it would make sense considering how much material the anime adaptation would have to cover if it were following the story of the original manga to the letter. Luckily, should this physical release coincide with the series' release on Netflix, perhaps fans will be waiting for significantly less amount of time than the gap between parts one and two.
The official JoJo's Bizarre Adventure website confirmed that a third blu-ray box set for Stone Ocean will arrive in May of next year, potentially meaning that the wait for the third part of the series will be much shorter than the stretch between the first twelve episodes of Jolyne's story and the batch arriving this September on the streaming service:
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Part 6 – Stone Ocean— STICKER ⋆ ⁽ᴶᴶᴮᴬ₋ᴺᴱᵂˢ⁾ (@StickerTricker) August 10, 2022
Blu-Ray BOX sets will be released! https://t.co/PYNvlihztZ
~ Release Dates ~
BOX 1: November 30, 2022
BOX 2: February 24, 2023
BOX 3: May 31, 2023 pic.twitter.com/yKvgLtcDzq
The website also offers a breakdown of the number of episodes that will be included in the three box sets, with thirty-eight potentially set to be the total installments that will make up Stone Ocean when all is said and done. While the likes of Steelball Run and JoJolion have yet to be confirmed for anime adaptations of their own, considering the success that Hirohiko Araki's anime franchise has seen in recent years, it would be a good bet that we'll one day see Parts 7 and 8 hit the small screen.
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