Anime News: JoJo’s Part 6 trailer reveal and release date! Yashahime 2nd season reveal!

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean

Oh my gosh it’s here! This past weekend, Japan released a reveal trailer for the upcoming anime JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures: Stone Ocean. This is part 6 of the series and it feature’s the first female “JoJo” protagonist which is Jotaro’s daughter Jolyne Cujoh. Warner Bros Japan revealed that Stone Ocean will be exclusively streamed on Netflix this year in December and then air on Japanese TV in January 2022.

Here are the some people who will be involved with working this anime (according to Funimation news):

  • Kenichi Suzuki (chief director for Parts 1-3) will be taking the chief director’s chair
  • Toshiyuki Kato as director (chief director for Part 4)
  • Yasuko Kobayashi (Parts 1-5) on series composition
  • Masanori Shino (Black Lagoon) series as character designer
  • Shunichi Ishimoto (Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe) as Stand designer
  • Yugo Kanno (Parts 4-5) as music composer

The series will be animated by David Production. The series will take place after the events of Part 5, Golden Wind. The manga of Stone Ocean ran in the Japanese Weekly Shonen Jump  from January 1, 2000, to April 21, 2003 which would be collected in 17 volumes in the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures manga.





Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon

If you are enjoying this sequel/spinoff of this Inuyasha series, get ready for fall. It’s been announced last week that the series Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon will be getting a second season. The second season, which will be called Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon – The Second Act, will air on Japan’s TV on October 2nd at 5:30 PM in their timezone.



Anime News: Sony’s Funimation purchases Crunchyroll and completes acquisition

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I got some big news for the anime community. It was recently announced that the companies Funimation and Crunchyroll will be working together as one. In a press conference, Sony Pictures Animation, which owns Funimation, has completed an acquisition deal with AT&T. Since AT&T owns Crunchyroll and Sony has Funimation and this acquisition taking affect, Sony will now be working with both Funimation and Crunchyroll as a whole.

Here is what Kenichiro Yoshida, Chairman, President and CEO, Sony Group Corporation, had to say about this deal:

“We are very excited to welcome Crunchyroll to the Sony Group. Anime is a rapidly growing medium that enthralls and inspires emotion among audiences around the globe. The alignment of Crunchyroll and Funimation will enable us to get even closer to the creators and fans who are the heart of the anime community.  We look forward to delivering even more outstanding entertainment that fills the world with emotion through anime.”

Tony Vinciquerra, Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc, also wanted to add his comments about the deal and how feels about what is the future for anime:

“Crunchyroll adds tremendous value to Sony’s existing anime businesses, including Funimation and our terrific partners at Aniplex and Sony Music Entertainment Japan. With Crunchyroll and Funimation, we are committed to creating the ultimate anime experience for fans and presenting a unique opportunity for our key partners, publishers, and the immensely talented creators to continue to deliver their masterful content to audiences around the world.  With the addition of Crunchyroll, we have an unprecedented opportunity to serve anime fans like never before and deliver the anime experience across any platform they choose, from theatrical, events, home entertainment, games, streaming, linear TV — everywhere and every way fans want to experience their anime. Our goal is to create a unified anime subscription experience as soon as possible.”

According to Crunchyroll and Funimation, these two anime will be bringing in more anime content for their fans and hopefully make anime streaming easier than before.

How do you feel about this news?