JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean Makes Hilarious Change to One Copyrighted Joke

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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure has recently released the sixth part of its wild anime adaptation on Netflix, and much like the previous entries in the franchise created by Hirohiko Araki, the series has made some changes to avoid copyright claims. Changing Stand names such as “Kiss” to “Smack” and “Foo Fighters” to “F.F.”, the series has thrown in an unexpected change to reflect the fact that the latest season was brought to life in part by Warner Bros. Productions, making a quick change to a character reference made by one of Jolyne Cujoh’s strongest allies, Ermes Costello.

Stone Ocean follows the story of the daughter of Stardust Crusader, Jotaro Kujo, as Jolyne Cujoh attempts to free herself from a maximum-security prison for a crime that she didn’t commit. Given a Stand of her own, we also witness the story of her friends Ermes Costello and Foo Fighters as they attempt to help her achieve her goals. During one scene in an early episode, Ermes attempts to make sure that her memory is intact after discovering the power of her own Stand, Kiss, and in the manga recalls the birthday of Mickey Mouse. In the anime, however, the Disney mascot has been changed from Mickey to Bugs Bunny, most likely thanks to Warner Bros’ role in the creation of Part Six.

Twitter Outlet Yonkou Productions spotted the change from the early episode of Stone Ocean, comparing the animated sequence to that of the manga, showing that some slight changes weren’t just made to the names of the Stands in the story that revolves around Green Dolphin Street Prison:

Warner Bros playing chess not checkers pic.twitter.com/3keCrUIOiA

— YonkouProductions (@YonkouProd) December 1, 2021

Currently, twelve episodes of Stone Ocean are available to stream on Netflix, telling the first adventures of Jolyne as she attempts to not only clear her name but also discover the secrets of the Stand, White Snake, while also attempting to save her father’s life. While the streaming service has yet to reveal when fans can expect more episodes of Part Six to land, December is definitely looking to be a massive month for the story of the Joestars, with a new manga spin-off set to arrive before 2022.

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