‘JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean’ is the fifth instalment of the JoJo anime series, released on Netflix on December 1, 2021.
It is adapted from the sixth part of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure manga series, written and illustrated by Hirohito Araki, which is also his magnum opus.
The story of this series spans many generations of the Joestar bloodline from the Victorian era Jonathan Joestar to 2010s Jolyne Cujoh. Every Joestar fought their mortal enemy Dio or his disciples, who seek to destroy humanity or shape humanity on their own accord.
In order to defeat their foes, Joestars always find allies who also have a common purpose to side with them, dubbed as ‘JoBros’ by fans. A secretive organisation named Speedwagon Foundation, founded by Jonathan’s trusty friend Robert E O Speedwagon helps the Joestar family across generations in many ways.
The Stone Ocean plot, set up in 2011 where the main protagonist is Jolyne Cujoh, the daughter of the most beloved Joestar of this series, Jotaro Kujo. She is also the only female ‘JoJo’ of the series.
Framed for manslaughter crime she didn’t commit, she was sentenced to 15 years of jail in Green Dolphin Street Prison.
By the turn of events and an unexpected visit from her father in prison, Jolyne learns that she had been framed to be murdered in prison by an ardent loyalist of Dio called Enrico Pucci, who seeks to attain ‘heaven’ just as Dio planned.
Things get awry when Pucci and his disciples start ambushing Joestars just after the visit of Jotaro, after which he turns into a comatose–a death-like state due to losing his soul and his stand.
Afterwards, returning Jotaro’s soul and standing to his body becomes the primary objective of Jolyne. In her struggle, she enlists the support of many allies who also have their stands with unique abilities.
Season five is released as part one consisting of 12 episodes, pointing out that the rest of the season is yet to be produced.
Suspense, thriller and witty fights in this series are an absolute treat to watch. After releasing, Stone Ocean became No 1 on Netflix Japan, while being sixth among American audience of Netflix, according to Anime News Network.