JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure prides itself on importing as many music references as humanly possible when it comes to its heroes, villains, and Stands, with the latest part of the franchise, Stone Ocean, being no different. With the likes of Stone Free, Kiss, Foo Fighters, Goo Goo Dolls, and Weather Report only being a handful of references to the world of music made in this latest season, the story of Jolyne Cujoh took the opportunity to reference the queen of pop music, Madonna, with a reference that didn’t relate to a character or a Stand in the proceedings.
In the first twelve episodes of this new season, we are introduced to the daughter of Jotaro Kujo, Jolyne, who finds herself framed for a crime she didn’t commit and is working to survive within a maximum-security prison that is fit to bursting with enemy Stands. However, during one episode, Jolyne is sent out past the prison walls in order to try to discover the fate of a prisoner that had been unaccounted for, with the Madonna easter egg referring to a security system that the Green Street Dolphin prison used to keep prisoners in line, hilariously referred to as “Like A Virgin”.
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The security system in question is a series of bracelets worn by the inmates searching for the lost prisoner, which will detonate should the women be separated from the prison guard that is escorting them through the swampy terrain in the Florida landscape. Needless to say, things go from bad to worse when Jolyne and Ermes find themselves facing off against Enemy Stands while attempting to decipher the plan of the villainous Stand known as White Snake and his master.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure has always had a hilarious relationship with its musical references when it comes to the anime series hitting the West, as many of the names have to be changed in order to skirt any copyright issues. For example, Foo Fighters was changed to F.F., Stone Free was changed to Stone Ocean, and Kiss was changed to Smack, though surprisingly enough, this reference to one of Madonna’s most recognizable songs was left as is in the new series.
What was your favorite music easter egg in Stone Ocean? Has the story of Jolyne become your favorite entry in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure? Feel free to let us know in the comments or hit me up directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk all things comics, anime, and the world of the Joestars.
from Ultimate Comic Blog