STAND PROUD

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"STAND PROUD" is the first opening theme song of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders and the third overall opening theme in the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime. Animated by Studio Kamikaze Douga, the song is performed by Jin Hashimoto, with lyrics by Shoko Fujibayashi, composition by Takatuku Wakabayashi, and arrangement (and guitars) by ZENTA. The single was released for sale on April 23, 2014.

On the Oricon's Weekly Singles Charts, "Stand Proud" peaked at number 13 after being on the charts for 2 weeks.[2] On Billboard's Japan Hot 100, the song debuted and peaked at 11.[3] On Billboard's other charts in Japan, the song also performed well: number 3 on the Hot Animation[4] and Top Independent Albums and Singles charts,[5] and 2 on the Hot Singles Sales charts.[6]

Opening Animation

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The opening scene shows Jonathan posing for the camera along with the opening Sono Chi No Sadame playing behind him, the younger Joseph attacking it with his Ripple overdrive and a clip of Bloody Stream being played on top of him, before it shows Jotaro, initially turning his back on the screen, then turning around and pointing at the screen and summoning Star Platinum, who then unleashes his blazing fists. The Katakana characters "Jo" can be seen popping out at the screen as Star Platinum punches repeatedly before the logo is seen entirely.

The next scene after the logo shows the camera rising out of the ocean, staring at the full moon, referencing DIO's return. Five shooting stars, representing the five Crusaders, zooming into the skyline before crashing into the ground. A sixth shooting star is seen briefly at the far right, representing Iggy who is yet to be introduced. After the shooting stars come crashing down, the scene zooms into the darkness of DIO's mansion. The camera then flies up a staircase, briefly showing the bug that pinpointed his current location, zooming next to DIO's shady figure, emphasizing his Joestar birthmark, courtesy of Jonathan's body. DIO swipes at the camera causing the scene to change. 

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The camera zooms out from the eyes of Star Platinum, Jotaro keenly observing a Polaroid picture of DIO along with Avdol and Joseph. The scene changes as the party quintet (with Kakyoin and Polnareff) walks, reflecting the many places they'll be traveling, with Hol Horse being briefly seen. They are then seen riding camels in the desert, then all of them standing in a row side by side, Polnareff jumping excitedly and then all of them converging around a fire campfire, all before they watch the sunrise together.

A group of important characters, moments, and items are seen tangled in a web of red thorns coming from Holy's back, including Lisa Lisa, George II, Erina, Jonathan holding Dio's head, George I, and the Stone Mask, which then all flow into a crouching Jotaro. Jotaro then stands up sharply, with his Stand emerging from him.

A brief sketchy illustration of DIO is seen, in white over red, showing his shoulders and his neck with stitches. The camera then spins round him, the view briefly showing an x-ray view of the neck, emphasizing the break from his neck bone and spine showing where Jonathan's body ends and DIO begins. DIO flicks his hair and stares into the camera with an evil smirk, which then zooms into his eyes.

The Crusaders show off their Stand powers

The quintet then demonstrates their Stands, starting with Joseph, Avdol, Kakyoin, and Polnareff. In the background we see the plane Gray Fly attacked them on, Forever's Strength, the cable car Rubber Soul attacked Jotaro on, and finally the Sun blaring in the desert. They all then travel through a 3D-rendered scene with many writings, Katakana and English characters revolving around, namely ORA, JoJo, LUCKY LAND, and others. As Jotaro zooms in, Joseph emerges from the other end, using his Stand to travel, while Avdol, Polnareff, and Kakyoin demonstrate their Stand's powers one after the other.

A brief view of Jonathan closing his eyes (presumably from his death scene at the burning boat), Joseph opening his eyes as he ties the headband that came from his fallen friend Caesar around his head, and Jotaro looking up, is then seen, while the song chants "JOJO!" three times, presumably counting the three.

The next scene has the tarots revolve around, with Star Platinum and Jotaro emerging, and a heavily obscured DIO. The scene changes with Jotaro posing, then clutching his Gakuran hat, and sharply tweaking it at the tip, with Star Platinum emerging from him. The final scene shows Star Platinum punching a glass pane, behind which is DIO. Jotaro stands stoically as Star Platinum repeatedly punching the glass pane until eventually smashing it, the perspective actively changing. Finally, the fist of Star Platinum emerges from the cracked and shattered glass.

Altered Versions

The Opening for SC Episode 24, being the final episode that STAND PROUD plays in, follows the trend set by the previous Openings of containing a few sound effects.[7]

Appearances

Characters
Hol Horse
(Cameo)
Lisa Lisa
(Cameo)
Stands

Lyrics

Japanese Kanji
Japanese Rōmaji
English Translation

そして集いしスターダスト
100年目の目覚めに呼ばれて
男達は向かう
時の砂を越えるJourney

Soshite tsudoishi sutādasuto
Hyakunen me no mezame ni yobarete
Otokotachi wa mukau
Toki no suna wo koeru Journey

And now these gathering stardusts
summoned in the awakening of a century-old (catastrophe)
And all these (brave) men must face now
A race beyond the sands of time with this journey

鎖のよう連なる 絡み合う宿命(カルマ)
白金(ひかり)で断つ運命(さだめ)

Kusari no yō tsuranaru karami au karuma
Hikari de tatsu sadame

Entangling all like a chain, intertwining karma
(With one's) fate shrouded by the platinum

Stand up! Stand up! Stand up!
打ち込むのは
All right now! All right now! All right now!
誇りのBullet
JoJo! JoJo! JoJo!
Break you down! Break you down! Break you down!
拳放つ 聖なるヴィジョン Stand Proud!

Stand up! Stand up! Stand up!
Uchikomu no wa
All right now! All right now! All right now!
Hokori no Bullet
JOJO! JOJO! JOJO!
Break you down! Break you down! Break you down!
Kobushi hanatsu seinaru vijon Stand Proud!

(Stand up! Stand up! Stand up!)
Shooting across (and beyond)
(All right now! All right now! All right now!)
It's a vigorous bullet
(JOJO! JOJO! JOJO!)
(Break you down! Break you down! Break you down!)
Let these fists fly free, with this hallowed vision, STAND PROUD

封印()じられてた「時」に
陽の光 浴びせるのは誰だ
未来 遺す希望
流れる星の クルセイダース

Tojirareteta 'toki' ni
Hi no hikari abiseru no wa dareda
Mirai nokosu kibō
Nagareru hoshi no kuruseidāsu

Undaunted by the confines of "time"
They are the ones to whom the sunlight shines (fervently bright)
Leaving hope for the future
Crusaders of the shooting star

賭けるのは命 護るべき愛と
TAROT(カード)は配られた

Kakeru no wa inochi mamoru beki ai to
Kādo wa kubarareta

Wagering their lives for the ones that they truly hold dear
A Tarot Card was dealt (for each one)

Stand up! Stand up! Stand up!
Tachihadakaru
All right now! All right now! All right now!
Teki wo taoshi
JOJO! JOJO! JOJO!
Break you down! Break you down! Break you down!
道を拓く 魂のヴィジョン Stand Proud!

Stand up! Stand up! Stand up!
立ちはだかる
All right now! All right now! All right now!
敵を倒し
JoJo! JoJo! JoJo!
Break you down! Break you down! Break you down!
Michi wo hiraku tamashī no vijon Stand Proud!

(Stand up! Stand up! Stand up!)
Against all those obstacles
(All right now! All right now! All right now!)
These enemies shall be defeated
(JOJO! JOJO! JOJO!)
(Break you down! Break you down! Break you down!)
Paving one's own road with the vision of spirit, STAND PROUD

闇の中 嗤う背中を
探し追い求める男の
その足音 レクイエム
砂漠に響く…

Yami no naka warau senaka wo
Sagashi oimotomeru otoko no
Sono ashioto rekuiemu
Sabaku ni hibiku

With an echoing laughter deep dark within
The chase is on, dead set to search for that one man
Footsteps (creaking along with) that Requiem
(All while leaving) their mark in the desert

Stand up! Stand up! Stand up!
打ち込むのは
All right now! All right now! All right now!
誇りのBullet
JoJo! JoJo! JoJo!
Break you down! Break you down! Break you down!
拳放つ 聖なるヴィジョン Stand Proud!

Stand up! Stand up! Stand up!
Uchikomu no wa
All right now! All right now! All right now!
Hokori no Bullet
JOJO! JOJO! JOJO!
Break you down! Break you down! Break you down!
Kobushi hanatsu seinaru vijon Stand Proud!

(Stand up! Stand up! Stand up!)
Shooting across (and beyond)
(All right now! All right now! All right now!)
It's a vigorous bullet
(JOJO! JOJO! JOJO!)
(Break you down! Break you down! Break you down!)
Let these fists fly free, with this hallowed vision, STAND PROUD

Stand up! Stand up! Stand up!
立ちはだかる
All right now! All right now! All right now!
敵を倒し
JoJo! JoJo! JoJo!
Break you down! Break you down! Break you down!
道を拓く 魂のヴィジョン Stand Proud!

Stand up! Stand up! Stand up!
Tachihadakaru
All right now! All right now! All right now!
Teki wo taoshi
JOJO! JOJO! JOJO!
Break you down! Break you down! Break you down!
Michi wo hiraku tamashī no vijon Stand Proud!

(Stand up! Stand up! Stand up!)
Against all those obstacles
(All right now! All right now! All right now!)
These foes shall be defeated
(JOJO! JOJO! JOJO!)
(Break you down! Break you down! Break you down!)
Paving one's own road with the vision of one's spirit, STAND PROUD

Notes

  • Any parentheses in the English translation are added words meant to complement the existing lyrics, to fill up the bars of the song. By itself, the raw translated words cannot be sung along.

Tracklist

  1. STAND PROUD
    Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi / Composition: Takatugu Wakabayashi / Arrangement: ZENTA
  2. STAND PROUD ~ ORIGINAL KARAOKE ~

For the "Dramatic" versions, see the album JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: The Anthology Songs 3.

View the full tracks further down the page.

Credits

Animation Staff

Staff
Director (演出)
吉邉 尚希
Design Cooperation (デザイン協力)
Tetsuro Satomi
里見 哲朗
3DCGI
CG Director
Kanade Nagata
永田 奏
Graphic Model Cooperation:
株式会社バンダイナムコゲームス
株式会社サイバーコネクトツー
Finish Animation Inspection (仕上検査)
Character Finish
Miho Sakina
先名 美帆
Other Credits
Producer
Junpei Mizusaki
Takayuki Sasaki
水崎 淳平
佐々木 貴之

Music Staff

Music Staff
Composer 
Takatsugu Wakabayashi
Arranger 
ZENTA
Musical Staff 
  • Drums: Tetsuya Hoshiyama [星山哲也]
  • Bass: Shinji Matsumoto [松本 シンジ]
  • Guitar: ZENTA
Production Staff 
  • Director: Takatsugu Wakabayashi
  • Recording & Mixing Engineer: Yoshiyuki Watanabe
  • Mastering Engineer: Takahiro Uchida
  • Recording Studio: ODEN STUDIO
  • Mixing Studio: VICTOR STUDIO
  • Mastering Studio: FLAIR MASTERING WORKS
  • Music Production: IMAGINE

Gallery

Opening Videos

Tracks


Trivia

The "WRYYYYYYY" seen in the credits.
  • In regards to the full-length version, STAND PROUD is the longest opening in the anime series to date.
  • At the beginning of the opening, Jonathan Joestar's pose is a reference to the cover of Volume 2 of Phantom BloodYoung Joseph's pose is a reference to the cover of Volume 7 of Battle Tendency, and Jotaro's pose is a reference to the cover of Volume 3 of Stardust Crusaders.
  • DIO's initial pose is a reference to WSJ 1990 Issues#3-4.
  • Due to joining the team only after they finally arrive in Egypt. Iggy isn't seen anywhere in the opening. However, during the opening there are shooting stars representing the main characters with one being far away from the others, most likely being a reference to Iggy not yet joining the team at that time. In the final episode before the Egypt arc, Iggy's allusion was confirmed by adding a distant dog howl as the stars descend. Afterwards, Iggy has since been properly represented in the following opening sequence, Sono Chi no Kioku.
  • A softer, more sentimental version of the song was also performed by Jin Hashimoto and appropriately called "STAND PROUD Dramatic Ver.". It was included on the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: The Anthology Songs 3 album.
  • At around the 23-second mark, the credits for series composition (シリーズ構成) changes shape to say "WRYYYYYYY" (DIO's iconic cry) as they leave the screen.

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