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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Announces the Release of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: The Complete First Season

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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: The Complete First SeasonWarner Bros. Home Entertainment announces the DVD and digital release of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: The Complete First Season on July 28, 2015. The release will include both the original Japanese audio with English subtitles and an English dub. Subtitles are available in both English and Spanish.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: The Complete First Season (MSRP $49.45 US) features all 26 episodes of this 2012 anime series on three DVDs. The series adapts the first two parts of the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure manga: “Phantom Blood” and “Battle Tendency.”

The story follows the decades-spanning story of wealthy, young Jonathan Joestar and his adoptive brother Dio Brando, the latter of whom uses a mysterious stone mask to become a powerful vampire and further aid his attempt to gain control of the Joestar fortune. The first season covers two distinct arcs set 50 years apart – “Phantom Blood” depicts the battle between Jonathan and Dio, while the future “Battle Tendency” focuses on Jonathan’s grandson Joseph’s pursuit of the mask’s creators, the Pillar Men.

Based on the popular manga series by Hirohiko Araki, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: The Complete First Season runs the full gamut of genres prevalent in today’s pop culture: supernatural, adventure, comedy, horror, action and mystery. The series is also infused with pop culture references, particularly in the realm of American rock music, including a driving soundtrack that features the band Yes and their 1971 hit, “Roundabout.”

“Few manga series have risen to the level of popularity of this franchise, making it a true privilege to release this epic anime series on DVD and digital,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “The sheer scope of the first, multigenerational season of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: The Complete First Season, and this series’ unique place in the pop culture canon, makes this a ‘must-have’ for fans across the globe.”

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