VIZ Media to Livestream Three Seasons of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure on Twitch

VIZ Media announces the debut of the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure anime streaming event on Twitch, the world’s leading social video service and online community for gamers.

The first three seasons of the multigenerational action adventure property will stream from August 13, 2018 through August 25, 2018 on VIZ Media’s Twitch channel: twitch.tv/viz. The 113 episodes on Twitch constitute the first three seasons and multiple story arcs of the series (Phantom Blood, Battle Tendency, Stardust Crusaders, and Diamond IS Unbreakable). Fans can enjoy the subtitled stream and interact with the vast online community starting at 10 a.m. PST each day with an encore broadcast of the stream at 3 p.m. PST. The stream will only be available for audiences in US and Canada.

“Twitch’s gamer community has a long-standing affinity for anime based on the passion seen during ​anime-related ​shows, movies, and games streamed on our service,” said Jane Weedon, Director of Business Development at Twitch. “​Thanks to VIZ, one of the most popular brands in the anime space​, we’re able to continue to feed that passion with over a hundred episodes of ​JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.”​

“Twitch delivers a powerful shared interactive viewing experience with a large contingent of anime fans within its community,” says Candice Uyloan, Senior Director, Marketing at VIZ Media. “The JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure event on Twitch will allow fans to celebrate the series and join the conversation in a manner unlike ever before.”

JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Twitch Air Dates:

Season 1, PHANTOM BLOOD

  • August 13, 2018 – Episodes 1-9

Season 1, BATTLE TENDENCY

  • August 14, 2018 – Episodes 10-18
  • August 15, 2018 – Episodes 19-26

Season 2, STARDUST CRUSADERS

  • August 16, 2018 – Episodes 1-9
  • August 17, 2018 – Episodes 10-18
  • August 18, 2018 – Episodes 19-26
  • August 19, 2018 – Episodes 27-35
  • August 20, 2018 – Episodes 36-44
  • August 21, 2018 – Episodes 45-48

Season 3, DIAMOND IS UNBREAKABLE

  • August 21, 2018 – Episodes 1-5
  • August 22, 2018 – Episodes 6-13
  • August 23, 2018 – Episodes 14-22
  • August 24, 2018 – Episodes 23-31
  • August 25, 2018 – Episodes 32-39

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is based on Hirohiko Araki’s critically acclaimed Shonen Jump manga series that depicts the multigenerational exploits of the heroic Joestar family and their never-ending battle against evil.

Twitch Partners with Crunchyroll for First Ever Anime Marathon

Twitch has announced a partnership with Crunchyroll to host a 5-day marathon spanning more than 15 different anime series. The Crunchyroll anime marathon will feature episodes from series such as Yuri!!! on Ice, Mob Psycho 100, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, and Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers. The marathon began on July 27, 2017 at 3:30 pm PT and will run until August 1, 2017. The marathon will air on Twitch.tv/TwitchPresents, Twitch’s channel for programmatic content.

“Anime content on Twitch always sparks a lot of positive feedback from our community given how gaming and anime culture have borrowed a lot from each other,” said Annie Berrones, Director of Emerging Content Marketing at Twitch. “By partnering with Crunchyroll for our first ever anime marathon and featuring more than 15 different series over the course of five days, we will be able to tap into this passion of our community in a much more robust fashion than ever before.”

To celebrate the marathon, Twitch will release brand new, exclusive emotes themed after some of the featured series. Emotes will be accessible to viewers who subscribe to the TwitchPresents channel.

“Crunchyroll and Twitch bring together passionate fan bases unlike any other in our respective communities — so this first-ever anime marathon is the perfect partnership for Twitch and Crunchyroll fans alike,” said Kun Gao, Co-Founder and General Manager of Crunchyroll. “We’re bringing two powerful fandoms together around our shared passions, and we look forward to introducing new viewers to some of our favorite anime series.”