JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Makes Long Awaited Debut on Adult Swim Today!
The Acclaimed Multi-Generational Fantasy Action Anime Series Launches On Leading Animation Network
Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases
Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen
VIZ Media, LLC, a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, delivers exciting anime news as it announces the broadcast premiere of JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: PHANTOM BLOOD (ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 ファントムブラッド, JoJo no Kimyoo na Booken Fantomu Buraddo, 2012) on Adult Swim’s Toonami.
The opening episode of Season 1 of the action-packed, multi-generational paranormal adventure series will debut on Saturday night, October 15th at 12:30 a.m. EST/PST, with future episodes scheduled to air each Saturday. Toonami is the anime programming block on Adult Swim, Turner’s network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults.
JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE is based on Hirohiko Araki’s critically acclaimed Shonen Jump manga series that depicts the multi-generational exploits of the heroic Joestar family and their never-ending battle against evil. In the anime series, the Aztecs — the people of the sun — once prospered in ancient Mexico. They had a bizarre stone mask that brought eternal life and the power of a domineering ruler to he who wore it, but at some point, the mask disappeared without a trace. Years later, in the late 19th Century, when men’s lifestyles and outlooks on life were quickly changing, Jonathan Joestar and Dio Brando meet, and the stone mask binds them to a rather curious fate…
“Audiences will definitely want to catch the launch of JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: PHANTOM BLOOD on Adult Swim,” says Charlene Ingram, Senior Marketing Manager, Animation. “Packed with heroic main characters, flamboyant villains and plenty of over the top action, this series is without equal!”
VIZ Media is the master distributor for the JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE anime series and also publishes print and digital editions of the JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE manga series (rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens). VIZ Media is also the North American master merchandise licensee for JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE.
For additional information on JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE and other anime and manga titles distributed and published by VIZ Media, please visit VIZ.com.
About VIZ Media, LLC
Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premier company in the field of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular digital magazine Weekly Shonen Jump and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, VIZ Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan’s largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.