Announced earlier today during a conference hosted by JoJo's Bizarre Adventure creator Hirohiko Araki, the highly-regarded fifth installment of the long-running manga series, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Vento Aureo, is officially getting an anime adaptation during the month of October this year. The news came through a quick statement at the end of the presentation from Hirohiko Araki himself, simply announcing that the anime was underway and will be premiering later this year during Autumn under the name JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind.
The following key visual was also revealed:
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Coming in at the 45-second mark of the above video, we see Araki announcing one of the most anticipated adaptations in a matter of 20 seconds. Set in Italy, the fifth-arc to the JoJo story follows Giorno Giovanna as he attempts to work his way up within the Neapolitan Mafia and become a full-fledged "Gang-Star". Alongside the announcement, not much further details were shared beyond the fact that we could expect the anime during the aforementioned time frame.
The original manga is described below:
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.
There will be a special screening of the series' first episode taking place at Anyerri Hall in Tokyo and simultaneously at Japan Expo in Paris at the same time on July 5. Later that week, there will be a North American first episode reveal at Anime Expo on July 7 in Los Angeles. Further information on the upcoming anime adaptation can be found via the series' official website.