First aired in 2021, the latest instalment into the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure world won over a lot of fans with its iconic character designs and the series’ first female lead. With Part 2 of Stone Ocean confirmed for 2022, fans are starting to wonder how many episodes JoJo’s Stone Ocean will have.
Previous seasons of JoJo have gone way over the length of one season, but will Stone Ocean do the same?
Why Was Stone Ocean Only 12 Episodes?
The first part of Stone Ocean was released in 2021 via Netflix, with part 2 coming in 2022. 12 episodes was the chosen length for both to fit with the length of the average anime season for domestic broadcast.
Traditionally, series of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure were released with weekly episodes on Japanese TV in anime cours which is standard for most series. However, Stone Ocean was released as an original net animation (ONA, or ‘straight to digital’) series.
In line with other Netflix series, instead of episodes being released weekly, 12 episodes were released at once.
12 episodes is the length of the average anime season. After being released on Netflix, the series was aired on Japanese TV as part of the Winter 2022 season. Once it had concluded its TV run, Stone Ocean Part 2 was announced.
How Many Episodes Will JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean Part 2 Have?
It has been confirmed that Stone Ocean Part 2 will have 12 episodes in total. This many episodes will make the second run the same length as Part 1.
Part 2 of Stone Ocean will premiere on Netflix worldwide in the Fall of 2022. This release window could relate to the fall anime season, which generally begins in October. However, a release month hasn’t been confirmed yet.
As with Part 1, there will likely be a domestic broadcast of the series in Japan after it has been released on Netflix. If Part 2 follows the same pattern as Part 1, we may hear if there are any more episodes after that domestic run has concluded.
How Many Episodes will JoJo Stone Ocean Have in Total?
There is no confirmation regarding the total episode count for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean. However, it’s widely expected to surpass 24 episodes.
The best bet at the moment regarding the total episode length of Stone Ocean is around 36 to 40 episodes, likely spread across three parts.
The Stone Ocean manga comprises around 17 volumes and 158 chapters. The first part largely covered the first five volumes, meaning there’s roughly enough content for just over two more 12-episode parts.
A total episode count of around 36 episodes would also be in line with the previous two seasons of JoJo. Both Diamond is Unbreakable (19 volumes) and Golden Wind (16 volumes) had a similar amount of content to Stone Ocean, and both had 39 episodes.
There might be a slight change to the total episode count for Stone Ocean, given its different broadcasting schedule through Netflix. However, it’s likely to remain in the ballpark of previous JoJo seasons.