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Viz Media Schedules First ‘JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind’ Anime Blu-ray Collection

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The fall 2018 anime adaptation of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind is getting ready for its home video release after previously getting a Toonami broadcast run. The show has set its first part release with a September 1st, 2020 debut where it’ll be priced at $69.99. The Blu-ray-only release will be bilingual in nature and have the first twenty episodes. It’s set to include a 48-page booklet while on-disc extras include English cast interviews, an art gallery, and the clean opening and closing sequences.

Yasuhiro Kimura directed with Hideya Takahashi while Naokatsu Tsuda served as the chief director. Yasuko Kobayashi handled the series composition with Takahiro Kishida working on the character designs. David Productions handled the animation production.

The Japanese cast for this segment includes Kensho Ono as Giorno Giovanna, Yūichi Nakamura as Bruno Bucciarati, Junya Enoki as Pannacotta Fugo, Daiki Yamashita as Narancia Ghirga, Kousuke Toriumi as Guido Mista, and Junichi Suwabe as Leone Abbacchio.

The English cast for new characters includes Phillip Reich as Giorno Giovanna, Ray Chase as Bruno Bucciarati, Mick Lauer as Leone Abbacchio, Sean Chiplock as Guido Mista, Kyle McCarley as Narancia Ghirga, and Ethan Murray as Pannacotta Fugo.

The original manga for this storyline ran for seventeen volumes with 155 chapters between 1995 and 1999 in Weekly Shounen Jump.

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Plot Concept: Naples, 2001. Giorno Giovanna is a small-time crook with one big dream—to become a “Gang-Star.” No ordinary thief, Giorno has a connection to the remarkable Joestar bloodline, and possesses a Stand named Gold Experience. His dream starts to become reality when he meets Bruno Buccellati, a mobster from the gang Passione and a fellow Stand user himself. Realizing that they share similar ideals, and both disagree with the gang’s harmful affairs, Giorno reveals his goal to Bruno: with Bruno’s help, he will reform Passione by overthrowing the boss.

As Giorno becomes a member of Passione, and is inducted into Bruno’s squad, he discovers that it is no simple gang; its numbers are teeming with Stand users. Now confronted by other squads of differing loyalties and unpredictable caliber, their goal to change the gang from the inside out will be a tough one. Taking on these adversaries, Giorno attempts to rise through the ranks and inch closer to the boss, a man who is shrouded in mystery.

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