While on a short hiatus, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure – Part III: Stardust Crusaders has been *ahem* STAND-ing tall with an amazing translation from the source material. The series will continue with the climactic final part of the story starting January 2015. Check out the new teaser above!
If you’re not up to date on JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, you can check out the entire series up to date OR even watch a re-edited cliffs notes version at crunchyroll NOW!
Now this might be obvious to those with high midi-chlorian rates or even those attune to the geekmode… However for most people in the world, they’d be hard pressed to believe that the reason why basketball is so BIG in Japan and Asia is because of a little comic series (manga) called SLAM DUNK.
Back in August I posted about the upcoming Air Jordan VI that was inspired by the manga/anime ‘SLAM DUNK’ ! Just early today NIKE & Jordan Brand officially announced the JORDAN X SLAM DUNK collection… Yes. COLLECTION! You can see in the main image above that the collaboration project consists of more than just the Air Jordan VI that we saw previously. It also includes two unique shirt designs and the Jordan Super Fly 3, which have both been designed with the SLAM DUNK fan in mind. Click below for the full gallery and more information!
If you’ve been following sneaker news, you might have heard that a few months ago Jordan Brand was putting together something special for Slam Dunk fans! Takehiko Inoue’s classic ’90s basketball manga/anime was a cultural phenomenon for Japan. Much like what Eyeshield 21 did for American Football in Japan, Slam Dunk did the same for professional basketball. Basketball culture and everything that went along with it, was (and still is) in full swing all over Japan. Sneaker culture in particular made a big impression amongst fans of the show. Click below for some background info and some new pics!
Late last year Converse launched an awesome collaboration with JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure / 『ジョジョの奇妙な冒険』 to do a special sneaker (Chuck Taylor All-Star) based on the first arc (Phantom Blood) of the recently launched animated series. At the same time they teased about a special sneaker commemorating the then forthcoming third arc of the animated series and arguably the most popular, Stardust Crusaders. Based off the main character Jotaro Kujo, the Converse ALL STAR OX/JO2 is now open for preorder until June 15th on the 2PMWORKS & p-bandai online stores. It should be noted that they are making these available in men’s and women’s sizes! These limited edition Converse are scheduled to ship later this year in December. Check out all the awesome detail in the gallery by clicking below!