When will JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 7 ‘Steel Ball Run’ anime release be announced?

It was on 1st December 2021, all the 12 episodes of Araki’s Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 6: Stone Ocean dropped on Netflix. Surprisingly Netflix streamed the entire batch in one go rather than going for the weekly drop model. But 12 episodes are not enough to quench the thirst. Now fans do not want their life to be ruined before Jojo Stone Ocean Episode 13 release date is announced on Netflix. But Netflix and David Productions are mum about it. That is not all they are keeping mum about. Fans are hearing rumors about Jojo Part 7 in production.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures Part 7 ‘Steel Ball Run’ anime is highly anticipated and awaited to captivate the senses of fans once again. It has been almost a decade now since the first episode of JJBA Season 1 premiered in Japan on October 5, 2012. We also know that Stone Ocean Part 2 is yet to come and is far from over. But let’s take a look at all the information we have so far on whether or when can we expect Jojo Part 7 to release.

Will there be Jojo Part 7 Steel Ball Run Anime in 2023?

Makers have not confirmed yet their plans to work on the release of Jojo’s Part 7 anime. Yet we have already treated ourselves with Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Stone Ocean Part 2 anime episodes from September 1st, 2022. It is understandable now after Stone Ocean Part 2 anime has already completed its run to expect to hear about Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Steel Ball Run anime. Officially speaking there is no clue about it. But we have speculations based on the history of the last 6 releases of Jojo’s parts.

Jojo Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 were announced successively in a matter of months. But the pattern of announcement got changed with Golden Wind. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 5 aired two years after Part 4 premiered. Followed by Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Stone Ocean in 2022 for which we had to wait for another three years, it is logical to expect Steel Ball Run to take another 2 or 3 years from the end of Jolyne’s story (December 2022)

In other words, the animated adaptation of Jojo Part 7 Steel Ball Run release could happen in 2025 or 2026. This is mere speculation and we need to wait to hear an official word on Jojo’s Part 7 Steel Ball Run anime release date.

Jojo Part 7 Spoilers

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Steel Ball Run is Araki’s 7th installment in the Jojo series. In terms of continuity, the manga falls into an entirely new timeline, alternate to that of Jojo Part 1-6. Steel Ball Run was released as 95 chapters that began publication in 2003 and came to an end in 2011. As the timeline movies to a different world, a new Jojo now becomes the protagonist of the series.

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Steel Ball Run takes place in 1890 in the United States and starts with Johnny Joestar. Even in this alternate world, the classic Jojo elements of stands and bizarreness have not been removed. Johnny Joestar is a former jockey and paraplegic person who enters Steel Ball Run, a nationwide horse race with an astounding prize. Johnny meets Gyro Zeppeli and eventually moves from being enemies to friends.

They encounter dangerous races and enemies and eventually meet a mysterious Diego Brando, this world’s version of Dio Brando, which leads them further down a bizarre and dangerous road that also involves a God.

Are there any Jojo Part 7 anime leaks?

A few days ago a Reddit user discovered that Jojo Part 6 may not be the only one in production. Jojo Part 7 Steel Ball Run anime is also in production. He made the prediction on the basis of a patent document he discovered wherein the Steel Ball Run got patented on the same day as Stone Ocean did. No one knows yet what can be expected. But the possibilities naturally focus primarily on the Steel Ball Run anime coming in the future.

Steel Ball Run
Credit: u/DANKKrish

In the past, David Productions had given a reason behind the average 2 years timeline to come up with a new season. It was expensive to animate scenes with horses, and since Jojo: Steel Ball Run really focuses on a horse race, it might turn out to be all the more extremely expensive. For this reason, entering into a partnership with Netflix from Jojo Part 6 would have helped to unlock the situation well in advance. 

If our speculations turn out true then Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 7: Steel Ball Run could arrive within two years, aka 2023. Of course, for now, there is nothing confirmed and we will have to wait a long time before we have any confirmation. This encourages us to dream about more parts – Jojolion in 2025 followed JoJolands in 2027. Assuming that Araki finishes Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure manga in another 10 years, asking a lot from him, there is a probability of the anime and manga endings happening in the same year.

Jojo Part 7 Anime Trailer

We cannot expect a trailer so soon assuming that Part 7 will come one day. However, it will be too optimistic to hope for a teaser for Steel Ball Run the day the last episode of Stone Ocean airs.

In the meantime, you can enjoy a fan-made trailer and enter into the world of Jojo.

Who will be part of the Steel Ball Run cast?

This is mere speculation that the production studio will retain the key characters. Check them out!

  • Johnny Joestar
  • Gyro Zeppeli
  • Lucy Steel
  • Steven Steel
  • Diego Brando
  • Hot Pants
  • Mountain Tim
  • Wekapipo

What is the role of Netflix and David Production?

The David Production studio is very well aware that JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure anime is their star anime saga and they cannot let it slip away. However, the studio is busy with the animation of Undead Unluck, Urusei Yatsura, and Fire Force. this will keep them busy for 2023 at least.

Also, keep in mind the statement from Kohei Asiya (animation director of Golden Wind) made in 2019 about the possible JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 7 anime “making a Steel Ball Run anime would entail a heavy financial burden”.

However, Netflix can play a differential role is speeding up things if they decide to go ahead with the support needed for the production of Steel Ball Run.


Keeping the above in mind, a safe release date for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 7 is likely to take at least a couple of years. David Production will be needed to thoroughly prepare itself to do justice in order to live up to the original manga, and that obviously takes a long time.

In your opinion, what do you think? Will there be JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 7 ‘Steel Ball Run’ release happening in 2025/2026?

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  1. I’m not sure if this is the right place to ask this, but has anyone heard if Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 7 is actually the Steel Ball Run? I’ve been hearing a lot of speculation about it lately.

  2. I’m not sure if this is the right place to ask this, but is Jojo Part 7 anime the ‘Steel Ball Run’ confirmed? I’ve been waiting for this show for so long and I’m really excited to find out

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