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Description
SERIES 6: Stone Ocean

Time: Early 21st Century -- Place: A Florida prison

Set in and around the maximum-security Green Dolphin Street prison in Florida, surrounded by palm trees, swamps, and man-eating alligators, this storyline stars Jolyne Kujo (Stand: Stone Free), the daughter of Jotaro Kujo. After being falsely accused of a hit-and-run automobile accident, she is sentenced to 15 years in jail, a plot which may be orchestrated by some dark conspiracy, some unknown enemy.

Series 6 is a weird prison story in which Jolyne discovers her own powers and other Stand Users while trying to escape the pen. Her dad Jotaro Kujo returns for a cameo in the first few volumes, and Dio, the ultra-villain of the JoJo series, also shows up in several flashbacks, with a fragment of his corpse playing a major plot point.

This series appears to be an attempt for Araki to relaunch the series for new readers (the graphic novels are numbered starting with "Vol. 1" with "JoJo Vol. 64", and so forth, in small letters) by re-explaining the Stands and introducing a slinky, appealing female protagonist. And for the most part, it takes place within a literally confined environment -- Araki had previously done some short manga stories set in jail, so maybe that's where his current interests lie.

Jolyne is the first American (specifically Japanese-American) JoJo protagonist. The sheer level of weirdness is also pretty mind-boggling, with all kinds of bizarre phenomena -- rains of frogs, time distortion, and some extremely odd, conceptual Stands. And the ending is probably one of the strangest things ever to happen in the series.

Type
Manga

Related Series
Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken (Adapted From)
Steel Ball Run (Sequel)
Vento Aureo (Prequel)

Associated Names
ジョジョの奇妙な冒険Part 6: ストーンオーシャン
ストーンオーシャン
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 6: Stone Ocean

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Latest Release(s)
v.17 c.12 (end) by JoJo Project (2125d ago)
v.17 c.11 by JoJo Project (2126d ago)
v.17 c.9-10 by JoJo Project (2127d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
17 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (105 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.68 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 12th 2014, 2:45am PST


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Year
2000

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Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #784 increased(+414)
Monthly Pos #2176 increased(+277)
3 Month Pos #3321 increased(+220)
6 Month Pos #4022 increased(+426)

List Stats
On 146 reading lists
On 179 wish lists
On 311 completed lists
On 15 unfinished lists
On 59 custom lists

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