Review of Stone Ocean, part 6 of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure made for Netflix and whose first 12 episodes can already be seen on the platform.
One of the points that has characterized Netflix for a long time compared to its competitors in the streaming world is its original productions. In recent years, in fact, the streaming service has been betting more and more on the anime, both of its own production and licensed.
This same year, the OVAs from the anime JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure that serve as a spin-off of pseudo-terror, premiered on Netlix internationally. The experiment to expand the JoJo material available in the catalog must have gone well, since a few months ago it was revealed that Stone Ocean would premiere directly on Netflix.
Stone Ocean, Part 6 of the anime based on the manga by Hirohiko Araki, has landed directly on Netflix with an action-packed first 12 chapters. As usual with each new part of JoJo, we change the protagonist again, this time focusing on Jolyne Cujoh, la hija de Jotaro Kujo.
Like her father in her day, Jolyne is a young woman with a lot of character and a little problematic, although she ends up being sentenced to serve 15 years in Green Dolphin prison due to a crime for which she is unjustly blamed.
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Once there, Jolyne acquires her own Stand, Stone Free, with which he possesses a series of special abilities like the rest of the Joestar. Not only that, but soon Jolyne discovers that her stay in prison is a plot to lure her father by the mysterious Stand user. Whitesnake, who roams freely in prison and has been drawing up his plan for many years.
During her time in prison, Jolyne meets several very diverse prisoners, such as her ally Ermes Costello, a woman named Gwess or the biological phenomenon that is Foo Fighters.
Although her relationship with her father is not particularly good, Jolyne decides to help Jotaro to save him from a fate worse than death and stop the Whitesnake user, who has no qualms about doing whatever it takes to “get to paradise”
Although every part of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure it is posed in a certain way as a self-contained arc, with a new protagonist, antagonist and a new cast of secondary characters, it is also in a certain way related to others.
Specific, Stone Ocean is the culmination of the main arc that began with Phantom Blood. and it was taken to a new level with Stardust Crusaders, as the Joestars just can’t seem to shake off DIO’s long shadow. So Although it is not completely necessary to have seen the previous “seasons”, we do recommend that you see at least these two to find out about everything.
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Although he has many, many ridiculous moments with that particular Araki humor and the talent to stretch the gum to moments and situations of the most mundane (like playing to throw the ball to each other), Stone Ocean bet on an even more raw and bloody tone than the previous season.
Yes, there is thudding, but it also has a more serious and heavier tone that may not be for everyone, especially compared to “lighter” seasons. Stone Ocean It already takes off with the moral dilemma that landed Jolyne in jail, and it’s not the only one we see throughout the plot.
Still, the pace is very good, very effectively solving many encounters that drag on in the manga, and with a cast of very charismatic characters and with increasingly intricate and characteristic designs that mark one of the hallmarks of this anime.
This does not apply only to the protagonists and their Stands, because there are a good number of new enemy Stands very original and different from what we are used to, betting less on “ORA ORA ORA” and direct milks and more on brainy resolutions that leave your brain and logic well fried. But don’t worry, this is still a action anime, and there are fights for a while.
Animation of David Production every time it goes to more and maintains well the level to which we are accustomed by the previous seasons. In addition to 2D, at times CGI is used for certain models but it is so well integrated that it is almost imperceptible.
Yes it is true that, as happens with many animes when they are broadcast on “TV”, a lot of models go awry and the quality drops a bit at times with little attention to background extras, but taking into account that this has also happened in previous installments of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, we can expect it to be corrected ahead of the Blu-ray release.
The first few chapters can be a bit slow, since there is enough exposure needed, but once the main plot starts, everything is already rolled and on track … although unfortunately this first installment of chapters leaves us with a cliffhanger in one of the most interesting moments.
These first 12 episodes have been released on Netflix, and now they are broadcast weekly on Japanese television. Once the broadcast has finished, another new batch is expected to premiere on the streaming platform, so we can expect the continuation for the beginning of next year.
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Although Stone Ocean has been released internationally simultaneously and has not been licensed before, yes It has arrived in our country in its original version with subtitles and also with Spanish dubbing..
The dubbing is very careful and certain dubbing actors have been re-counted for some characters that we already know from previous seasons, which is greatly appreciated.
These first chapters of Stone Ocean are a good start for part 6 of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, being a faithful adaptation that also makes the original material more accessible with a rhythm full of action and suspense.
Although the animation fades in a few moments, it is still a beautiful visual display, with lots of color and intricate designs, and a protagonist who exudes charisma and energy. A masterful start for this story arc … and beware, what the most bizarre is yet to come.