Wednesday, October 26, 2016
"Jojo's Bizarre Adventure" Returns with "Stardust Crusaders"
Third Story Arc In The Acclaimed Multi-Generational Fantasy Action Manga Series Debuts In Print And Digital Editions This Fall
San Francisco, CA – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, announces an exciting new addition to the acclaimed JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE saga with the release of JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: PART 3 – STARDUST CRUSADERS on November 1st, 2016.
Created by Hirohiko Araki, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is a groundbreaking manga series famous for its outlandish characters, wild humor and frenetic battles. JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: PART 3 – STARDUST CRUSADERS is the third story arc in the overall series and will be published in a deluxe, hardcover edition under the Shonen Jump imprint and is rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens. Volume 1 will carry a print MSRP of $19.99 U.S. / $22.99 CAN.
JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: PART 3 – STARDUST CRUSADERS will also be available digitally from VIZ.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and GooglePlay stores. Future volumes of the series will be published on a quarterly basis.
JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE depicts the long-running, multi-generational adventures of a family of mighty heroes – the Joestars. As the STARDUST CRUSADERS arc opens, a fiendish villain once thought to be dead has resurfaced and become even more powerful! To fight this evil, the aging Joseph Joestar enlists the help of his hot-blooded grandson, Jotaro Joestar. Together they embark on a perilous adventure that will take them around the world!
“This is the story arc that propelled JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE to international fame,” says Urian Brown, Editor. “With the introduction of Tarot-themed Stands, ghostlike projections with fantastic powers that come from the characters' bodies, the action in the story took on a whole new life. And now this fan favorite arc is collected in deluxe, hardcover editions complete with color pages. Read the first volume next month and find out how the series achieved the legendary status it has!”
Manga creator Hirohiko Araki made his manga debut in 1981 with the Wild West story, Busô Poker. He experimented with several genres, including mysteries (Mashonen B.T.) and action-horror (Baoh), before beginning JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE in 1986. Propelled by imaginative storylines, surreal imagery and individualistic artwork, JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE is one of the longest-running and most popular shonen manga ever released. Araki’s current works include a new series set in the JOJO'S universe, JoJolion.
VIZ Media is the North American master merchandise licensee for JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE and also publishes the manga series in print and digital editions. Readers are invited to enjoy the earlier JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE manga releases that include JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: PART 1 – PHANTOM BLOOD and JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: PART 2 – BATTLE TENDENCY. VIZ Media also distributes the JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE anime series.
For additional information on JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE and other manga titles distributed and published by VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.com.
About VIZ Media, LLC
Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premier company in the field of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular digital magazine WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, VIZ Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan's largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.
Learn more about VIZ Media and its properties at www.VIZ.com.