After first surfacing at Amazon last week and then getting added to Right Stuf, the folks at Right Stuf have now confirmed that the North American release of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure will definitely be a bilingual release. The original solicitation information didn’t provide any firm details but was presumed to be the original Japanese language track only. But it will instead have both the original Japanese track and the English language adaptation along with English subtitles available. Details are slim at the moment other than it listing it as a season 1 set with a release date of July 28th, 2015 priced at $49.98 on DVD. This release contains the 2012 anime adaptation, including adaptations of parts 1 and 2 of the manga, Phantom Blood and Battle Tendency.
Plot concept: Beginning its tale in 19th century England, young aristocrat Jonathan Joestar finds himself locked in bitter rivalry with Dio Brando, a low-born boy who Jonathan’s father took under his wing after the death of Dio’s father. Discontent with his station in life, Dio’s fathomless lust to reign over all eventually leads him to seek the supernatural powers of an ancient Aztec stone mask in the Joestar’s possession—an artifact that will forever change the destiny of Dio and Jonathan for generations to come. Fifty years later, in 1938 New York City, Jonathan’s grandson Joseph Joestar must take up his grandfather’s mission and master the abilities necessary to destroy the stone mask and its immensely powerful creators who threaten humanity’s very existence, the Pillar Men.