VIZ Media announced at the 2014 Anime Expo that Hirohiko Araki’s manga series, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, is making a return to North America.
Volumes 1 and 2 of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 3 – Stardust Crusaders are now available digitally on VIZManga.com and the VIZ Manga App for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch as well as for Android-powered smart phones and 7″ tablets. The digital volumes also may be purchased through the NOOK, Kindle, Kobo, iBooks and Google Play stores. Subsequent editions will be released every week for a total of 16 volumes. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is rated “T+” for Older Teens and carries a digital MSRP of $6.99 US/CAN. VIZ Media originally published the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Stardust Crusaders manga story arc in print in 2005.
VIZ Media has also announced that JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 1 – Phantom Blood will launch in print beginning in February 2015, with JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 2 – Battle Tendency scheduled to debut Fall 2015.
In JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, once there was a mighty bloodline of heroes: the Joestars. In the 1880’s, Englishman Jonathan Joestar gave his life to defeat Dio, a megalomaniacal vampire. Now, 100 years later, Dio is back, and Jonathan’s descendants must travel to Egypt to destroy their ancestral enemy once and for all.
Aker, Vice President, Publishing, says, “VIZ Media’s original publication of the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Stardust series story arc complemented the anime counterpart’s North American broadcast run and fan interest has endured ever since. The series is a multi-generational paranormal adventure story with each section focusing on a different Joestar descendent as the main character. We’re very excited to bring this celebrated title back to North America and also give fans the opportunity to catch JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure from the very beginning later this summer!”