Stone Ocean - Episode 19

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Birth of the "Green" (「緑色」の誕生 "Midoriiro" no Tanjō) is the nineteenth episode of Stone Ocean and the one-hundred-seventy-first episode of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime. The episode covers part of Chapter 75 and Chapter 76 to Chapter 79 of the original manga.

Jotaro has regained his Stand but he still needs his memory to fully revive. Meanwhile, Jolyne and her companions follow the trail of DIO's Bone.

Summary

At the Speedwagon Foundation facility where Jotaro Kujo is taken care of, several doctors keep track of his status. Since his Star Platinum DISC has been inserted back into him, Jotaro has woken up at times but spends most of his time sleeping, sitting with his legs crossed like a monk. Jotaro seems to have learned some facts but he has no recollection of his identity or his family. The doctors deem that the fact that he has absolutely no memories means he also has no will to live either and that his body is still breaking down due to the placebo effect of having no incentive to survive. Yet, Jotaro violently reacts if someone dares approach his hat, even if he's unconscious. A doctor carelessly reaches for it and Jotaro slams his arm towards the doctor, breaking an IV drop container. He cuts his arm on the glass and the wounds strangely write the name "Jolyne". At Green Dolphin Street Prison, Jolyne receives treatment from F.F. As she thinks about her father's past deeds - saving her from Whitesnake and telling her how important she is to him - she finds a "Jolyne" scar on her forearm. The wounds strangely heal rapidly. Jolyne realizes that Jotaro was actually protecting Jolyne and his wife and shielding them from Stand-related affairs. Jolyne thus feels like she now completely understands her father.

As Jolyne, Anasui and F.F. walk up the stairs, Anasui discreetly asks F.F. to make Jolyne trip so that she falls into his arms and they share a "romantic" moment. F.F. protests but Anasui reminds her that she promised to help him marry Jolyne in return. F.F. refuses and points out that there is another potential enemy but Anasui insists and pressures her. She reluctantly makes Jolyne trip; however, Jolyne doesn't really fall. She's spotted and bound the man who was playing with DIO's Bone and is now watching them from upstairs. The man is actually holding the bone in his hands but the hand itself peels its skin off for an unknown reason and the man crawls out of sight. The trio quickly goes up the stairs and sees the man snaking on the floor, having a weird root-like growth on his back and having grown in stature. As the man is facing away from them, F.F. holds him at gunpoint and orders him to turn around. The group is horrified when the man faces them and it seems that his face has mutated into a sort of human tree. The prisoner's body twists and mutates further and his head explodes into a strange tree and flowers. The heroes then realize that all the dead prisoners had turned into plants.

DIO's Bone has rolled towards the other assassin, who feels that the Bone has a will of its own and is trying to "give birth" to something. Meanwhile, Jolyne herself begins to also turn into a plant. Anasui notices it and warns Jolyne but when she turns back, the vegetal growths have disappeared. Anasui checks on her face but he sniffs inside of her mouth, disgusting her. He ignores their reaction and prefers to focus on the Bone. He then guesses that the metamorphosis is due to the Bone itself and not a Stand attack. Since Jolyne has also touched the bone with her string when she tried to grab onto the prisoner, she was also affected and is now susceptible to turning into a plant. The assassin sees the Bone begin carried by a root into the open. Jolyne spots the bone and tries to grab on to it, but when she leans over, roots and flowers suddenly grow from her arm. This allows the bone to roll away. Thankfully, Diver Down purges Jolyne of these roots and flowers. However, the roots are practically fused to Jolyne so he can't easily get rid of them. Disturbingly, Anasui nibbles on a flower growing on Jolyne's face. He sees that these are definitely plants and pulls Jolyne into the shades, which makes the plants recede. By now, the whole ward has been turned into small trees. Jolyne nonetheless advances into the light to look for the bone. She is astonished to have found a strange Green Baby bearing the Joestar Birthmark inside of a cocoon.

She reaches for the baby as her body turns more an more into a plant and her feet start fusing with the other roots. Nonetheless, Jolyne focuses on the Green Baby, wondering what is its exact nature and what Whitesnake wants to do with it. F.F. insists on pulling Jolyne out of the sunlight and Jolyne hastily takes the cocoon. Meanwhile, Anasui has spotted someone hiding in the shadows. The heroes investigate this unknown person and it turns out to be a frightened meek prisoner begging for help. The man, named Guccio, asks the heroes for help and Anasui reassures him, telling him to stand and come closer. Anasui strokes the man on the chest, explaining that everyone has the same number of ribs ; Guccio strangely calms down and Anasui lets him go . F.F. wonder what is up with him bug Anasui lets it slide. The heroes begin scaling the west side of the house unit to avoid the sunlight. In another corner of the punishment ward, the last assassin bides his time. He sees Guccio wandering mindlessly in the ward and wonders where the heroes went. He approaches Guccio and grabs his shoulder, but suddenly, Guccio's ribs spring out of his back and pierce the man's arms. The man, a Stand User named D an G, begins to cry and yell. It is also revealed that Guccio was also Survivor's user.

Meanwhile, the heroes have gone out of the punishment ward and discuss what to do next. However, they are completely taken by surprise by the Stand Yo-Yo Ma, a little obese Stand that gulps down the cocoon with the Green Baby. The heroes immediately attack the Stand. Stone Free punches it, F.F. shoots it in the face and Diver Down plunges its arm inside of it. However, Yo-Yo Ma is invulnerable and they are unable to retake the cocoon. Strangely, Yo-Yo Ma begins to act like a servant to Jolyne and even tells the group about D an G, his User. F.F. shoots it again, to no avail. Despite the danger, the group decides to split to be able to stay on the move and F.F. stays in prison in the hope of finding D an G and killing him.

Jolyne and Anasui find a boat. Anasui fails to start the engine and Yo-Yo Ma tells him to set the throttle lever to the neutral position. The engine starts and the Stand explains how to pilot the boat. The primary group leaves with Yo-Yo Ma as the pilot. Suddenly, F.F.'s jaw melts, making her realize that Yo-Yo Ma was very dangerous despite his appearance and placid attitude. She hopes that Jolyne and Anasui will keep an eye on it.

Appearances

Characters
The Green Baby
(1st appearance)
Guccio
(1st appearance) (Death)
Jolyne's Mother
(Photo only)
Ultra Security House Unit Prisoners
(Corpse only)
Stands

Credits

Staff
Script (脚本)
Shogo Yasukawa
ヤスカワ ショウゴ
Storyboard (絵コンテ)
Tatsuma Minamikawa
南川 達馬
Episode Director (演出)
Masakazu Takahashi
高橋 雅和
Animation Director (作画監督)
Yuki Morishita
Nozomi Ushijima
Yoshihiro Yoshioka
Eri Kojima
Takashi Muratani
Kazunori Shibata
Satoru Kobayashi
森下 勇輝
牛島 希
吉岡 佳広
小島 えり
村谷 貴志
柴田 和紀
小林 理
Key Animation (原画)
Yukitoshi Houtani
Tomoyuki Makabe
Kiyoko Sugawara
Kentaro Ishikawa
Kotaro Okazaki
Eiichi Morita
Mayumi Oda
Zhenghao Zhou
Masayuki Kato
Koichi Takai
Takanori Suzuki
Atsushi Itou
Rie Arakawa
Yuichiro Masuda
Yoshiko Nakamura
Konatsu Kumagai
Takahiro Arai
Yuichi Nakazawa
Hiroki Sugawara
Ayumi Namiki
Junichi Yokoyama
宝谷 幸稔
真壁 智之
菅原 裕幸
石川 健太郎
岡崎 耕太郎
森田 映一
小田 真弓
周 正浩
加藤 昌之
高井 浩一
鈴木 孝典
伊藤 篤志
荒川 理恵
増田 雄一郎
中村 与史子
熊谷 小夏
新井 貴宏
中澤 勇一
菅原 浩喜
並木 あゆみ
横山 じゅんいち
2nd Key Animation (第二原画)
David Production
Eiri​ Kaneda​
Takanori Suzuki
鎌田 英里
石渡 里衣
Miyuki Kawano
Tae Inotsume
Hiroko Morikawa
Mizuki Miyata
Mitsuko​
Kazumi Nakatsu
Yuki Onozuka
Zheng Wen
Wen Tao Li
河野 美由紀
猪爪 多恵
森川 寛子
宮田 瑞生
蜜子
中津 和美
小野塚 有紀
鄭 文
李 文韜

Kampon of Kadiliman

Cocomantot
Paul Stiffman
Mafuyumikka
Porkchop
Rven
Rodney
Jhun Zulueta
emptybin
aXisRae
Natalie Aquino
Tobira
Khatnid
Cocomantot
Paul Stiffman
Mafuyumikka
Porkchop
Rven
Rodney
Jhun Zulueta
emptybin
aXisRae
Natalie Aquino
Tobira
Khatnid

D'ART Shtajio

Shin Yuan Chang
Yuko Furstos
Maiko Miyake
Ryoko Oka
Chang, Shin-Yuan
フルストス 柚子
三宅 舞子
岡 遼子

Wao World (ワオワールド)

Ayaka Inoue
Mari Shioda
Yuta Suzuki
井上 彩花
塩田 麻里伽
鈴木 湧太

Asahi Production
旭プロダクション
In-between Animation Inspection (動画チェック)
David Production
Daiki Ito
伊東 大輝
Inspection Assistance
David Production
Yuta Hasegawa
Sakiho Yajima
長谷川 雄太
矢島 幸歩
In-between Animation (動画)
David Production
Yuta Hasegawa
Shingo Noguchi
Sakiho Yajima
長谷川 雄太
野囗 真吾
矢島 幸歩
Asahi Production
Rina Endo
Mao Nishimura
Terui Honda
遠藤 梨菜
西村 旺
本田 亥輝

Rad Plus
Rad Plus
Design Cooperation (デザイン協力)
Yuki Morishita
森下 勇輝
3DCGI
IKIF+, Inc.
IKIF+, Inc.

CG Animator

Kengo Nakatani
Shotaro Namekata
Hiroyuki Sato
Kiyoshi Hara
Yudai Ueno
中谷 謙吾
行方 将太郎
佐藤 博行
原 聖
上野 雄大
3D Modeling (3Dモデリング)
CG Modeling
Yoshiki Sato
Marina Watanabe
佐藤 良樹
渡部 里奈

CG Modeling Cooperation

Shin Miyahara
Yukana​ Mori
Tatsuki Ishida
宮原 信
森 悠哉
石田 龍樹
Digital Works (デジタルワークス)
2D Works
Kanako Yamada
山田 可奈子
Eyecatch Illustration (アイキャッチ原画)
筱 雅律

Music

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Manga/Anime Differences

  • A flashback depicting Jolyne's first arrest for larceny and carjacking is removed.
  • Some of F.F's dialogue while talking with Anasui is removed, including the mention of D an G and F.F.'s injuries.
  • Anasui's conversation with Guccio is extended.
  • The Yo-Yo Ma arc is arranged differently when compared to the manga: the anime does it chronologically, beginning with the escape from the Punishment Ward, while the manga starts off with the boat escape and works backwards from there.
  • F.F.'s monologue narrating the appearance of Yo-Yo Ma is removed, with the information now being conveyed within the scene.
  • In the manga, Yo-Yo Ma offers a generic manga to Jolyne. In the anime, it's shown to be Pink Dark Boy.
  • In the manga, Jolyne steps into the sunlight and begins to sprout again. This scene is removed from the anime.
  • Yo-Yo Ma's matchstick puzzle is removed.
  • Yo-Yo Ma does not offer to cook a frog french-style like he does in the manga.

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References

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