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Crunchyroll, headquartered San Francisco, California, is an American media distribution company that primarily focuses on streaming Japanese anime and manga. It was founded in 2006 by Kun Gao and a group of University of California, Berkeley graduates.

The site currently streams the official subs for the first 4 seasons of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: The Animation, including Stardust Crusaders, Diamond is Unbreakable and Golden Wind.


In April 2014, Crunchyroll began airing the second season of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure TV anime, Stardust Crusaders, along with releasing the first season, Phantom Blood and Battle Tendency. In summer of 2014, an English dub of the first three episodes to Stardust Crusaders was produced. It was available for a very brief period of time, and maintained the cast it would later have three years later. It is unknown the exact reason why it was made.[2]

Seasons Start date End date
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Apr 4, 2014 Apr 11, 2014
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Re-Edited May 30, 2014 N/A
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Apr 4, 2014 Sep 12, 2014
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders - Battle in Egypt Jan 9, 2015 Jun 19, 2015
Diamond is Unbreakable Apr 1, 2016 Dec 23, 2016
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind Oct 5, 2018 Jul 28, 2019

Crunchyroll Anime Awards

Crunchyroll held their first Anime Awards event on January 28, 2017. The nominess for the 2023 awards were announced on January 19, 2023, and the winners will be revealed on March 4, 2023.[3]

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Main article: Name Variants

Crunchyroll lightly censors the episodes of the anime, and mainly changes the subtitles and episode titles. This is done to hide several names that in the original version are references to music bands, albums and songs. Most of them are carried over from the games All-Star Battle and Eyes of Heaven (e.g. Gold Experience to Golden Wind or Crazy Diamond to Shining Diamond), though there are some instances where Crunchyroll will either create new names (e.g. Black Sabbath to Shadow Sabbath), or not use censors at all (e.g. Jean Pierre Polnareff's name being unchanged). The voices in Japanese are not altered. Legally troubling names written out on-screen are sometimes re-typed or completely removed.

Aside from season one, which was added to the service after the blu-rays for it were already fully released, Crunchyroll will generally use the censored TV versions of the episodes due to its simulcast with Japan. As a result, many of the gory shots in the series, as well as specific details such as Jotaro's underage smoking, are darkened. Certain seizure-inducing scenes such as Stand barrages are also blurred.

Stardust Crusaders

The "Oingo Boingo" part of the title that's seen on Tohth was censored and removed entirely; however, there are some scenes where it is left unchanged.

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Golden Wind

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