The official website for the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure anime franchise has revealed a new visual for the currently airing JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 5: Golden Wind.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 5: Golden Wind is the fourth season of the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure anime television series by David Production, adapting Vento Aureo, the fifth part of Hirohiko Araki’s manga JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. Set in Italy during 2001, two years after the events of Diamond is Unbreakable, the series follows the adventures of Giorno Giovanna, the son of Dio Brando, who joins the crime organization Passione in the hopes of becoming a gangster.
The anime adaptation of Golden Wind was personally announced by series creator Hirohiko Araki at the “Ripples of Adventure” art exhibition on June 21, 2018. Golden Wind is directed by returning series director Naokatsu Tsuda who is accompanied by the senior writer Yasuko Kobayashi. The character designer for Golden Wind is Takahiro Kishida, and the animation director is Shun’ichi Ishimoto. Yugo Kanno returns as the composer from the previous seasons. The series will run for a total of 39 episodes.
The Golden Wind pilot debuted at Anime Expo on July 6, 2018. The series formally premiered on October 5, 2018, on Tokyo MX and other channels and is being simulcast by Crunchyroll. Like previous seasons, some names are altered in the official English releases to avoid potential trademark infringement. The opening theme is “Fighting Gold” by Coda, and the ending theme is the 1995 single “Freek’n You” by Jodeci. The second opening theme is “Uragirimono no Requiem” by Daisuke Hasegawa.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 5: Golden Wind synopsis:
Naples, 2001. Giorno Giovanna is a small-time crook with one big dream—to become a “Gang-Star.” No ordinary thief, Giorno has a connection to the remarkable Joestar bloodline, and possesses a Stand named Gold Experience. His dream starts to become reality when he meets Bruno Buccellati, a mobster from the gang Passione and a fellow Stand user himself. Realizing that they share similar ideals, and both disagree with the gang’s harmful affairs, Giorno reveals his goal to Bruno: with Bruno’s help, he will reform Passione by overthrowing the boss.
As Giorno becomes a member of Passione, and is inducted into Bruno’s squad, he discovers that it is no simple gang; its numbers are teeming with Stand users. Now confronted by other squads of differing loyalties and unpredictable caliber, their goal to change the gang from the inside out will be a tough one. Taking on these adversaries, Giorno attempts to rise through the ranks and inch closer to the boss, a man who is shrouded in mystery.