Stone Ocean is the newest chapter in the history of the Joestars in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and while the Netflix series introduces plenty of new villains for Jolyne Cujoh to battle, it also brings back a major villain from the past of Hirohiko Araki’s popular franchise. With Jolyne having to struggle with the sins of her family’s past coming back to haunt her, a flashback sequence shows how the new villain of Stone Ocean ties into the villainous vampire that caused problems for the anime series in both Phantom Blood and Stardust Crusaders respectively.
The final episode of the first twelve installments of Stone Ocean delivers a flashback that sees the priest of Green Street Dolphin Penitentiary having a face to face meeting with none other than Dio Brando, the blood-drinking antagonist who had previously placed his head on the shoulders of his sworn enemy, Jonathan Joestar. From this brief glimpse of this past event, we see that Pucci and Dio shared a friendship with one another and would regularly have chats with one another to talk about the mysteries of life, with this previous meeting seeing the pair discussing how humanity can get to heaven and whether or not the afterlife could be achieved here on Earth. Clearly, this discussion is set to have a big effect on the future of Jolyne.
While Dio’s role in the finale hints at the idea that his legacy will play a big role in Stone Ocean, manga readers of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure know that there are some major revelations that are yet to come when it comes to the vampire responsible for the death of Jonathan Joestar. While Brando won’t be coming back to life following his demise at the hands of both Jotaro Kujo and Star Platinum, it certainly seems as though the wheels are in motion for his revenge to be carried out from beyond the grave.
Currently, the release date for the remainder of the episodes of this sixth part of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure has yet to be released by Netflix, though there is still major territory that needs to be covered in this anime adaptation of the story created by Hirohiko Araki.
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from Ultimate Comic Blog