JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure creator discusses impact of Stone Ocean villain on manga


In the vast universe of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, one villain stands out as the most memorable among fans: Dio Brando. As the first major antagonist in the series, this nefarious vampire left an indelible mark on the franchise. His presence extended beyond his initial appearance, returning in Stardust Crusaders and leaving a lasting legacy that rivaled that of the Joestar family itself. However, Dio’s influence didn’t end with his demise. It continued to shape the narrative through the character of Enrico Pucci, the main antagonist of the Stone Ocean arc. Recently, Hirohiko Araki, the creator of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, shed light on how this diabolical priest changed the course of the manga as a whole.

For those unfamiliar with Pucci, his powers, and his motivations, his backstory revealed a friendship with Dio Brando explored through flashbacks in the Stone Ocean storyline. Bestowed with a Stand called Whitesnake by Dio, Pucci gained the ability to steal both memories and powers from his targets, storing them in compact discs. With these discs, Pucci formed an army of individuals whose abilities he could transfer to others, a force he aimed to unleash upon Jotaro Kujo’s daughter, Jolyne. While Pucci may not have achieved the same level of popularity as Dio, Hirohiko Araki confirmed that this villain’s presence brought about a significant change in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure manga.

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In the JoJo Magazine released during the winter of 2022, Araki revealed that Pucci’s intricate backstory and complex personality led him to reconsider the target audience for the manga. Believing that Pucci and the Stone Ocean arc would be better suited for an older demographic, Araki made the decision to shift the publication of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure from Weekly Shonen Jump to Ultra Jump, a magazine aimed at older readers. Pucci himself, with his nuanced characterization, played a pivotal role in transitioning JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure from a shonen series to a seinen series, catering to a more mature audience.

As Stone Ocean concluded, it appears unlikely that Pucci will make a comeback in future installments, unlike fan-favorite character Kishibe Rohan, who has reappeared in the latest arc, The JOJOLands. In the current manga series, the main villain has yet to be confirmed, but it is clear that both Jodio and Dragona, the new protagonists, will face formidable challenges ahead. While David Production, the studio behind the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure anime, has kept details about the series’ future tightly under wraps, fans eagerly await the next installment, which is speculated to be an adaptation of the Steel Ball Run arc if the anime continues to follow the manga’s trajectory.

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