With a listing on Amazon previously, Viz Media has confirmed that they intend to release Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures: Part 1 – Phantom Blood, though the listing on Amazon has since been removed. The release was originally listed as having a February 2015 release date and it’s expected that it will still hit that target. Viz Media has been releasing a good bit of this franchise for awhile, with sixteen volumes out so far. Viz Media is also promising that there will be more news regarding the property come Anime Expo. According to ANN, all the confirmations listed the property as Adventures, which is a minor but interesting change from how it’s been presented in all forms to date.
This particular arc ran for 5 volumes (44 chapters) between 1987 and 988. It was adapted into a two hour movie back in 2007 and as part of the 2012 series.
Plot concept: Jonathan Joestar, a young wealthy son living in Victorian England, has his life destroyed by a recently orphaned Dio Brando, who was taken in by Jonathan’s father. Dio, who plots to drive Jonathan to insanity and inherit the Joestar fortune, becomes an unstoppable vampire that Jonathan must fight.