The Stone Ocean has arrived on Netflix, as the latest entry in the strange series of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure introduces viewers to the story of Jolyne Cujoh as she attempts to clear her name while battling against Stand users within a maximum-security prison. Based on the popularity of the series, it’s no surprise that fans are digging up references to the franchise, and its creator, from the past as an interview with Hirohiko Araki‘s wife reveals some new secrets about the prolific mangaka and how he might have more than a few things in common with his creations.
Asami Araki, Hirohiko’s wife, had participated in an interview in which she had revealed several idiosyncratic tidbits regarding her partner, revealing that the creator of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure started their first date by swimming multiple laps in a pool and will still routinely “ding dong ditch” his neighbors:
“Araki would frequently go to a Gym Pool. He was carrying his swimsuit to the pool when he got asked out by telephone. When Asami arrived, Araki said, “I’ll be swimming back and forth in the 25-meter line a few times, so just play around here,” and left her alone. She was looking at the training schedule in silence while Araki continued to swim. When he gave her a sidelong glance, she appeared to be doing the flutter kick by herself.”
When it came to Araki ringing the doorbells of his neighbors well into his adulthood, the interview detailed the wild scenario as such:
“About ten years into their marriage, Asami tells us, “I felt like I was living with a first-year middle schooler.” This childish, simple-minded troublemaker, how many ding-dong dashes he was doing! But the people in the neighborhood loved Araki, and the older people would call out to him as if he was a boy. Strange folk…”
Araki himself might have recently finished the eighth part of the popular manga series in JoJolion, but the mangaka is wasting little time in beginning the next entry of the Joestars. JoJo Lands is set to arrive as the ninth installment of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure but little has been revealed about the upcoming story and how it will tie into the Stand wielding clan.
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from Ultimate Comic Blog