JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean - Part II - Reviews

Alt title: Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken: Stone Ocean - Part II

ReviewBonfire's avatar
Jan 4, 2023

JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 6: Stone Ocean Part 2

It has been torture to wait so long for a single part, but at least it was worth it, right? The second of the three parts is about the continuation of the fights in the prison and eventually the escape. More new bizarre fights, new stands, and chaos. This part of the season is worse than the first but still manages to entertain barely. It only becomes particularly appealing in the last 3 episodes.

Content-wise, this season is limited to 3-4 small fight events and the conclusion of the Prison Arc. It's nothing great and you can hardly say anything about it, as a single part hardly comes into value. As an overall show, you could say more about it.

The character arc of Ermes was pretty monotonous and boring, practically the new version of Polnareff's arc where he hunted the Hanged Man. Except that this one had significantly less charm and was heavily drawn out. Among other things, Sports Maxim didn't seem like a noteworthy antagonist.

Among all 3 parts of this season, this part suffered the most from the weak pacing, which made the episodes hardly dynamic and exciting. In the fight against the stand "Survival," this was only particularly brought to light. Everything from this point on was just weak, even for a JoJo fan like me.

[Conclusion 4]

I really can't say more about this part, they shouldn't have even released it as a single season. Not only did it embody 2 of the most boring fights of this Manga, but it also had very slow pacing. And since Ermes was also the most boring character of the troupe, it got even worse.

Of course, the part still managed to entertain me to some extent, but the difference in quality between the first and third was noticeable.

[Enjoyment 5]

3/10 story
5.5/10 animation
6.5/10 sound
4/10 characters
4.5/10 overall
ChineseWick's avatar
Feb 2, 2024

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean - Part II" escalates the thrilling narrative established in the first part, diving deeper into the complexities of Green Dolphin Street Prison and the malevolent forces at play. As Jolyne Cujoh's quest to clear her name and confront her family's legacy intensifies, the series expands its exploration of themes such as freedom, identity, and the intricate web of fate that binds the Joestar lineage. This continuation not only solidifies Jolyne's position as one of the most dynamic protagonists in the franchise but also introduces a cadre of allies and adversaries whose unique Stands and motivations enrich the overarching battle against unseen forces manipulating their destinies.

Elevating the Odyssey

  • Expanding the Ensemble: Part II introduces new characters with rich backstories and complex motivations, each contributing to the narrative's depth. Characters like Weather Report and Narciso Anasui not only provide new dynamics to the group's chemistry but also introduce some of the most innovative and visually striking Stand abilities seen in the series, further enhancing the strategic battles that define JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.
  • Narrative Intricacies: The storyline unfolds with Araki's signature blend of suspense, surprise, and supernatural phenomena, maintaining a gripping pace that keeps viewers on edge. The plot intricately weaves together the personal vendettas, hidden histories, and the overarching quest to thwart a grave threat looming over the Joestar family, showcasing Araki's masterful storytelling.
  • Thematic Depth: This segment delves deeper into existential themes, examining the characters' struggles against predestination, the quest for genuine freedom, and the moral ambiguities of justice and revenge. The philosophical underpinnings add a rich layer of meaning to the high-octane battles and character arcs, inviting viewers to ponder deeper questions amidst the entertainment.

Challenges and Triumphs

  • Emotional Resonance: "Stone Ocean - Part II" significantly amplifies the emotional stakes of the narrative, with several moments designed to tug at the heartstrings. The personal growth of Jolyne, coupled with the sacrifices and revelations that unfold, ensures that the journey is not only a physical and strategic battle but also an emotional odyssey that tests the limits of loyalty, love, and resilience.
  • Artistic Evolution: The visual presentation in Part II continues to impress with its dynamic animation, creative use of color, and meticulous attention to detail. The Stand designs and their abilities are brought to life with stunning clarity and imagination, contributing to the surreal and mesmerizing aesthetic that defines the series.

Confronting Destiny

  • Climactic Confrontations: As the narrative progresses towards its climax, the confrontations become not only more intense but also more personal. The battles are as much about the characters confronting their own fears and doubts as they are about facing their enemies, adding a layer of psychological depth to the action.
  • Legacy and Continuity: This part further explores the Joestar legacy, weaving in connections to past arcs in a manner that both newcomers and long-time fans will appreciate. The sense of continuity and the weight of history enrich the story, grounding the fantastical elements in a larger narrative tapestry that spans generations.


"JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean - Part II" is a masterful continuation of Jolyne Cujoh's story, encapsulating the best of what the series has to offer: breathtaking action, deep emotional currents, and a rich narrative landscape. It pushes the boundaries of the franchise, introducing elements that challenge the characters and the audience alike. With its intricate plot, dynamic character development, and philosophical undertones, Part II not only advances the saga but also cements "Stone Ocean" as a pivotal chapter in the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series, offering a compelling blend of adventure, heart, and the unyielding spirit of the Joestar family.

8/10 story
9/10 animation
8/10 sound
9/10 characters
9/10 overall
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