Actor Kira Buckland demonstrated her love for Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure‘s Jolyne by cosplaying the character.
Buckland, who voiced Cujoh in Netflix’s English dub of the anime, appeared in costume at the Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure panel at this year’s Anime Expo in full cosplay. The actor’s outfit was put together by professional cosplayer Fabrickind, with a wig by Diana Soreil. Buckland has been an avid fan of the series and has cosplayed as Jolyne previously, even before she was cast as the character, which she called “the biggest dream role of my entire career.”
In addition to portraying the rebellious Stone Ocean hero, Buckland has starred in a number of other popular anime series, including Edens Zero, To Your Eternity, the Netflix dubs of Kakegurui and Komi Can’t Communicate. In addition to Jojo’s, Buckland also appears in the fellow shonen anime megahit Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba, where she plays the role of the Love Hashira Mitsuri Kanroji, who will play a major role in the anime series’ upcoming adaptation of the Swordsmith Village arc. More of her cosplay can be seen on her Instagram page, where she has also portrayed characters from the Homestuck and Legend of Zelda franchises.
Buckland is set to reprise the role of Jolyne for the upcoming second part of the Stone Ocean anime, which will release its next batch of episodes on Netflix sometime this fall. The long-waited anime adaptation of the saga’s sixth arc premiered last December, and while it’s being released in Japan on a weekly basis, Netflix and Warner Bros. Japan are releasing the show internationally in batches of 12 episodes each. Set in 2011, the Stone Ocean moves the setting of the series to everyone’s favorite state, Florida, and centers on Jolyne Cujoh, the daughter of Stardust Crusader’s beloved hero Jotaro Kujo. Jolyne is sent to prison for a crime she didn’t commit, and once there she is drawn into her family’s long-running battle with Dio Brando and his followers.
The original Stone Ocean manga was published in 1999 and ran until 2003. Hirohiko Araki’s on-going epic wrapped up Part 8 of the series, Jojolion, in 2021 and is currently on hiatus while Araki takes a break and prepares Part 9 of the series, which is tentatively titled “Jojolands.” The series is currently celebrating its 35th anniversary with a number of Jojo-themed exhibitions in Japan, and Araki also participated in the upcoming 40th anniversary of Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball series by contributing some artwork to a commemorative project that publisher Shueisha is hosting.
The Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure anime is available for streaming on Netflix.
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