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Stone Ocean Anime: Everything We Know So Far

The JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean anime airs next month on December 1. Beware that this post contains spoilers for the season.

The JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean anime is just around the corner, airing next month in December on Netflix. Stone Ocean is the fifth season of the anime, adapting the sixth part of the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure series by Hirohiko Araki.

Updated as of November 28, 2021. Beware that this post contains spoilers for the season, including the names of the opening and ending.

Release Date

The “Road to STONE OCEAN” event revealed that Stone Ocean is streaming worldwide on Netflix starting on Wednesday December 1, 2021 with a batch of 12 episodes. It will be dubbed in Japanese, English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Brazilian Portuguese, and Thai.

The TV broadcasting in Japan will start on Friday January 7, 2022.

Studio

Like the previous seasons, Stone Ocean is being animated by David Production.

RoleStaff
DirectorToshiyuki Kato
Series DirectorKenichi Suzuki
Art DirectorYoshito Watanabe
Sound DirectorYoshikazu Iwanami
CG DirectorKotaro Shishido
Photography DirectorKazuhiro Yamada
EditingKiyoshi Hirose
CG Animation ProducerYutaka Hamanaka
WriterYasuko Kobayashi
Character DesignMasanori Shino
Sub-character DesignKei Tsuchiya
Stand DesignShunichi Ishimoto
Prop DesignDaisuke Niitsuma
Yukitoshi Houtani
Color DesignYuko Sato
Background ArtReki Taki
Junko Nagasawa
Yuriko Watanabe
MusicYugo Kanno

Stone Ocean’s Opening

Similar to the first two seasons, the opening of Stone Ocean will feature CG visuals by Kamikaze Douga. The opening theme matches the name of the part itself, titled “STONE OCEAN, and will be performed by ichigo from Kisida Kyodan & The Akebosi Rockets. She is well known for performing various songs for Touhou Project and the opening theme for Highschool of the Dead.

The lyricist is Shoko Fujibayashi, who previously wrote the lyrics for the first, third, fourth, and ninth openings of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. It is composed by Takahiro Kawata and arranged by Masaki Iehara.

Stone Ocean’s Ending

The ending, “Distant Dreamer“, is a 2008 song by Welsh singer Duffy from her debut studio album Rockferry, released the same year.

Cast

Voice Actor/ActressCharacterOther Roles
Fairouz AiJolyne Cujoh– Hibiki Sakura (How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?)
Mutsumi TamuraErmes Costello– Kobayashi (Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid)
Mariya IseFoo Fighters– Killua Zoldyck (Hunter × Hunter (2011))
– Levy McGarden (Fairy Tail)
Atsumi TanezakiEmporio Alnino– Dai (Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai (2020))
Daisuke NamikawaNarciso Anasui– Hisoka Morow (Hunter × Hunter (2011))
– Toru Oikawa (Haikyu!!)
Yuichiro UmeharaWeather Report– Goblin Slayer (Goblin Slayer)
Daisuke OnoJotaro Kujo– Erwin Smith (Attack on Titan)
– Shintaro Midorima (Kuroko’s Basketball)
Tomokazu SekiEnrico Pucci– Rob Lucci (One Piece)
– Hadlar (Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai (2020))
– Panda (Jujutsu Kaisen)
– Gilgamesh (Fate/stay night)
– Kanji Tatsumi (Persona 4)

Stone Ocean Episodes

These are the titles for the first twelve episodes. It is unknown how many episodes there will be in total.

Episode #Episode Name
1Stone Ocean
2Prisoner FE40536: Jolyne
3The Visitor, Part 1
4The Visitor, Part 2
5Prisoner of Love
6Ermes’s Sticker
7There’s Six of Us!
8Foo Fighters
9Marilyn Manson, the Debt Collector
10Savage Garden Strategy (Head for the Courtyard!), Part 1
11Savage Garden Strategy (Head for the Courtyard!), Part 2
12Torrential Downpour Warning

(The localized titles for Episodes 8-11 are slightly different)

Localized Names

Like the previous parts, the localization of Stone Ocean has name changes to avoid referencing names of musicians, songs, and bands. Here is a list of the name changes so far:

Original NameLocalized Name
Stone FreeStone Ocean
KissSmack
Foo FightersF.F.
Weather ReportWeather Forecast
Narciso AnasuiNarciso Anastasia
Diver DownDiver Drive
Enrico PucciFather Pucchi
WhitesnakePale Snake
LoccobaroccoLocobaroco
Goo Goo DollsG.G. Dolls (subtitles), Cry Cry Dolls (Eng dub)
Manhattan TransferDowntown Transfer
Highway to HellFreeway Thru Hell
Marilyn MansonMary Lynn Manson
Jumpin’ Jack FlashJumpin’ Jack Spark
Savage GardenSavage Guardian
Sports MaxxSports Maximum

Stone Ocean Characters and Stands

Stone Ocean Trailers

For the latest info on the season, check out the official website or the wiki page.

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