JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind
|JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind|
|No. of episodes||39|
|Original network||Tokyo MX, BS11, MBS, AbemaTV|
|Original release||July 5, 2018 (Festival debut)|
October 5, 2018 – ongoing
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind (Japanese: ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 黄金の風 Hepburn: JoJo no Kimyō na Bōken Ōgon no Kaze) is the fourth season of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime television series by David Production, adapting Golden Wind, the fifth part of Hirohiko Araki's manga JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. Set in 2001, two years after the events of Diamond is Unbreakable, Koichi Hirose is sent to Italy and tasked by Jotaro Kujo to search for Giorno Giovanna, an aspiring mafia gangster who is a son of Dio Brando. The series follows Giorno as he makes his way through ranks of the mafia organization Passione so he can become its boss.
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 composer from previous seasons. The series will run for 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[a] and is being simulcast by Crunchyroll. Like previous seasons, some names are altered in the official English releases to avoid potential copyright infringement. The opening theme is "Fighting Gold" performed by Coda, while the ending theme is the 1995 single "Freek'n You" by Jodeci.
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|No. in Season[b]||No. in Series[c]||Title[d]||Writer||Original airdate|
|1||114||"Gold Experience / Golden Wind"|
"Gōrudo Ekusuperiensu" (
|Yasuko Kobayashi||July 5, 2018 (festival debut)|
October 5, 2018
|In the year 2001, two years after the events of Diamond Is Unbreakable, Koichi Hirose travels to Naples, Italy, having been asked by Jotaro Kujo to search for a young man named Haruno Shiobana. Upon arriving at the airport, Koichi is scammed out of his luggage by his target who calls himself Giorno Giovanna. Giorno escapes with Koichi's luggage by transforming it into a frog, but Giorno is then confronted by a gangster named Leaky Eye Luca for operating on his turf. Luca attempts to kill Giorno with his shovel, but finds the damage he deals to the frog is reflected back at him. Later, Koichi catches up to Giorno and uses his Stand Echoes,[e] but Giorno escapes by using his Stand Gold Experience.[f] Koichi reports his findings to Jotaro and learns that Giorno is Dio Brando's son. Giorno boards a cable car and encounters Bruno Bucciarati who suspects Giorno of beating up Luca, who was later killed by his boss. Bucciarati brings out the power of his Stand, Sticky Fingers,[g] to extract the truth from Giorno.|
|2||115||"Bucciarati Is Coming"|
"Bucharati ga Kuru" (ブチャラティが来る)
|Yasuko Kobayashi||September 25, 2018 (Lumine debut)|
October 12, 2018
|In a flashback, it is revealed that Giorno, who was once abused by his step-father and bullied by other kids, began being treated with respect after saving an injured gangster, giving him a reason to live. Back in the present, faced with Bucciarati's Stand, Sticky Fingers, Giorno desperately uses Gold Experience to defend himself, which causes Bucciarati's senses to go berserk after being hit. Bucciarati creates a dimension distorting zipper to try and escape inside another person, but Giorno tracks him down by turning one of Bucciarati's teeth into a fly. Despite beating Bucciarati in a duel, Giorno decides against finishing him off, instead asking to join his organization so he can defeat his boss and take over the city.|
|3||116||"Meet the Gangster Behind the Wall"|
"Hei no Naka no Gyangu ni Ae" (塀の中のギャングに会え)
|Yasuko Kobayashi||October 19, 2018|
|Bucciarati agrees to introduce Giorno into the Passione organization, but he has to be evaluated by Polpo. Giorno visits the morbidly obese capo,[h] Polpo in prison and realizes that he is a Stand user. Polpo tasks him with keeping the flame on a cigarette lighter burning for 24 hours as a test of his trust. Giorno arrives back at his dorm with the lighter, but he is forced to evade Koichi, who has come looking for his passport, only for the lighter to be accidentally doused by a janitor as Giorno leaves the building. The janitor reignites the lighter, but Polpo's Stand Black Sabbath[i] appears, killing the janitor by piercing an arrow through his soul before turning to attack Giorno.|
|4||117||"Joining the Gang"|
"Gyangu Nyūmon" (ギャング入門)
|Yasuko Kobayashi||October 26, 2018|
|After initial attacks by Black Sabbath, Giorno deduces that the Stand is vulnerable to sunlight and must stay within the shadows. Koichi is also targeted after witnessing the lighter being relit, but he realizes that Black Sabbath is remote-controlled, possessing the same type of arrow that created his Stand. Black Sabbath traps Giorno within the shadow of a tree, but Giorno uses Golden Wind to wither the tree, exposing the Stand to the sunlight and destroying it. The next day, Giorno visits Polpo who assumes Giorno has passed the test and he admits him into the Passione organisation. While there, Giorno turns one of Polpo's guns into a banana, leading Polpo to shoot himself the next day when he tries to eat it. Koichi respects Giorno's wishes not to inform Jotaro of what happened, keeping Giorno's plans secret. Later, Bucciarati takes Giorno to meet the rest of his Stand-wielding team.|
|5||118||"Find Polpo's Fortune!"|
"Porupo no Isan o Nerae!" (ポルポの遺産を狙え！)
|Yasuko Kobayashi||November 2, 2018|
|News of Polpo's apparent suicide reaches the organization, along with suspicion that Bucciarati has hidden Polpo's fortune. Meanwhile, Giorno is introduced to the other members of Passione; Leone Abbacchio, Narancia Ghirga, Guido Mista, and Pannacotta Fugo. After learning of Polpo's death, Bucciarati takes his team on a yacht to Capri to retrieve Polpo's fortune and attain the rank of capo. Suddenly, Narancia, Mista, and Fugo mysteriously vanish, leading Bucciarati to suspect someone is targeting him for the fortune. Giorno deduces that the others are still alive and acts as bait to lure out the enemy Stand, prompting Abbacchio, who initially distrusted Giorno, to bring out his own Stand.|
|6||119||"Moody Blues' Counterattack / Moody Jazz's Counterattack"|
"Mūdī Burūsu no Gyakushū" (ムーディー・ブルースの逆襲)
|Yasuko Kobayashi||November 9, 2018|
|A flashback details Abbacchio's past. He was once an honest police officer, before he began accepting bribes from a thug who then killed his partner, ending his police career. He later joined Passione after being approached by Bucciarati. Back in the present, Abbacchio uses his Stand Moody Blues[j] to replay the last five minutes of Narancia's actions. Abbacchio and Bucciarati deduce that the enemy Stand, Soft Machine[k], has the power to deflate opponents like balloons and pull them into small spaces. Abbacchio suspects that there is one more mystery behind Soft Machine's power, and allows himself to be captured as well, leaving Bucciarati a trail of blood showing where the Stand user is hiding. Bucciarati begins flooding the yacht which begins to sink, forcing the Stand user, Mario Zucchero, out in the open. Bucciarati then incapacitates him by unzipping his head from his body, rescuing the others in the process.|
|7||120||"Sex Pistols Appears, Part 1 / Six Bullets Appears, Part 1"|
"Sekkusu Pisutoruzu Tōjō Sono 1" (セックス・ピストルズ登場 その①)
|8||121||"Sex Pistols Appears, Part 2 / Six Bullets Appears, Part 2"|
"Sekkusu Pisutoruzu Tōjō Sono 2" (セックス・ピストルズ登場 その②)
- TV Network listing of October 5, 2018
- Order of episodes contained within the season
- Order of episodes continuing from previous season
- English episode titles taken from Crunchyroll. Where applicable, original Japanese titles are on the left while modified titles used in official English versions are used on the right.
- "Reverb" in official English releases.
- "Golden Wind" in official English releases.
- "Zipper Man" in official English releases.
- Captain in the organization
- "Shadow Sabbath" in official English releases.
- "Moody Jazz" in official English releases.
- "Tender Machine" in official English releases.
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