Spoiler for Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone OceanOne of the most important events of the whole Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure the series was the epilogue to season 6, Stone Ocean, but as it turned out, that main ending was actually the result of some last-minute changes by series author Hirohiko Araki.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean ends with the evil Father Pucci speeding up time to the point of creating a new universe where events begin to repeat themselves. However, the only hero left standing, Emporio, was able to defeat Pucci, erasing him from time and sending the new universe off course. While everyone (except Pucci) still exists in the new universe, many have new names and slightly different personalities. Jolyne herself is now known as Irene, signaling the end of the need for a Jojo in this universe. The culmination of this family story finally made Araki start all over again in season 7, The Steel Ball Run, by going back to the late 1800s and starting with the new role of Jonathan Joestar, now called is Johnny.
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In the afterword to the 11th “bunkoban” volume of Stone Ocean in Japan, translated by Jojowiki user macchalion, Araki discusses the season 6 ending and how he wrote it. Araki mentioned feeling like he had reached his peak as a writer, a thought that scared him. He had what he always wanted… but now what? The loss of purpose that occurs after achieving a goal is a special kind of melancholy and that becomes the focus of Pucci in the story. Araki says he decided to take it all back to the beginning, and to do that, he made Pucci’s Stand JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure the ultimate. It was a natural evolution from Dio’s power to stop time, and his absolute control of time offered a logical way to bring things back to the beginning. He has allowed his feelings for the entire series to be expressed in these final chapters, changing his original ending for a familiar fan. Unfortunately, he didn’t dive into what he might have originally planned for the epilogue.
Araki also mentions ideas he wants to include in season 7 here, such as the main character “fighting against nature in a way that taught him to grow up”, which can certainly describe his behavior. Johnny’s show as a character. Leaving the modern setting is the best way to do it and combined with his desire to go back to the beginning means that ending the series and restarting it will be the easiest way to get back to that kind of setting. the scene he wants. In that sense, the ending of season 6 was shaped in part by what Araki wanted for the beginning of season 7.
While it’s interesting to think about what an alternate ending to Stone Ocean might be like, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure perhaps it would have been better if a series had not had its ending altered, if it was necessary for a sequel.