JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean: Recap, Release Date, & More

The final batch of episodes for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean is just on the horizon, so there’s no better time to prep for the big finale. What’s happened so far? What happens next? When are the episodes coming? Who voices these characters? Let’s answer all these questions.

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The Story So Far

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean Part Two Anime Gets Release Date

If you need a refresher, here’s what’s happened in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean so far.

Jolyne Cujoh, the daughter of Stardust Crusaders protagonist Jotaro Cujoh, is sent to Green Dolphin Street Prison in Florida after being framed for a crime by her boyfriend. Using a pendant given to her by Jotaro, Jolyne awakens her Stand — Stone Ocean — and tries to break out of prison with her father after it’s revealed that the crime was a set-up. Even worse, the set-up was coordinated by followers of DIO, the deceased vampiric antagonist of Phantom Blood and Stardust Crusaders.

The prison’s priest, Enrico Pucci, turns out to be a devout follower of DIO who has a Stand — Whitesnake — that lets him steal and transfer the Stands and memories of others, specifically in the form of compact discs. Pucci steals Jotaro’s Stand, Star Platinum, and memories, rendering him comatose until Jolyne is able to reclaim them. Over time, Jolyne meets and befriends a number of other Stand users, including Ermes Costello, Foo Fighters (who is a sentient amalgamation of plankton), Emporio Alniño, the amnesiac Weather Report, and Narciso Anasui.

Together, the group battles various enemy Stand users who attack at the behest of Pucci. As these battles occur, Pucci uses one of DIO’s bones and the souls of criminals to birth the Green Baby — an infant Stand user who is key to DIO and Pucci’s ultimate plan. Following Jolyne’s fight with Miuccia Miuller/Jail House Lock, the group leaves the prison and pursues Pucci — leading into this final release of episodes.

When Do the Final JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean Episodes Release?

Episodes 25-38 of Stone Ocean, the last batch, are set to release on Netflix on December 1, 2022. They’ll all be releasing at once, so you’ll be able to experience the end of Stone Ocean whenever you choose to. Since this is the final release, fans who have been waiting to binge all of Stone Ocean will have quite a busy December ahead of them.

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What Happens Next?

These final episodes will cap off Stone Ocean, bringing Jolyne’s journey to an end, and without spoiling anything specific, viewers are in for quite a ride.

Episode 24 ended with Pucci traveling to the Kennedy Space Center, where he sought to complete his plan and “attain heaven.” Jolyne and her remaining allies will be following Pucci there as they try to stop him from allowing Whitesnake to transform. They have quite a battle ahead of them, as they’ll be battling some iconic characters, suitably bizarre Stands, and Pucci himself. The ending of Stone Ocean is notorious to manga fans for being intense and emotional, so viewers should be ready for a ride.

As for the long run, there are still two Parts of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure that have yet to be adapted: Steel Ball Run and JoJolion. These stories take place in an alternate universe to the rest of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, though there are various parallels. Steel Ball Run follows Johnny Joestar and Gyro Zeppeli as they partake in a race across the United States in 1890 to win $50 million, though as is always the case with JoJo, the race isn’t entirely as it seems. JoJolion, on the other hand, follows an amnesiac young man named Josuke Higashikata as he tries to discover who he is while contending with various phenomena throughout the town where he resides. There’s currently no official word on either Part receiving an anime adaptation.

Who Plays Who?

Stone Ocean‘s anime adaptation stars Fairouz Ai as Jolyne Cujoh, Daisuke Ono as Jotaro Cujoh, Tomokazu Seki as Enrico Pucci, Mutsumi Tamura as Ermes Costello, Mariya Ise as Foo Fighters, Yuichiro Umehara as Weather Report, Daisuke Namikawa as Narciso Anasui, Atsumi Tanezaki as Emporio Alniño, and Takehito Koyasu as DIO.


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