A recent leak revealed new details about the upcoming Part 9 of the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure manga, JOJOLands. January 2023’s issue of Ultra Jump magazine seems to have leaked a week before release. The leak includes the appearance of the new protagonist, along with new details on the setting and plot. The leak noted that JOJOLands is “the story of a boy becoming rich in a tropical island.” [Thanks, Ryokutya2089!]
You can see the leaked screenshots below, through Part9Jojo’s Twitter account:
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure part 9: The JOJOLands full Ultra Jump preview (HIGHER QUALITY) pic.twitter.com/Scn5GsTKWd
— The JOJOLands is happening!! (@Part9JoJo) January 17, 2023
The protagonist of this new part is a white-haired boy with a star in his hair. He seems to be travelling to an island by yacht alongside a girl with black hair and a bandana. The terrain of the island also seems to resemble the Wall Eyes from Morioh City from Part 8, Jojolion. Other elements mentioned in the leak include volcanoes, lava, surfing, palm trees, and cheerful music under blue skies.
Jojolion, the previous part of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure focused on the mystery behind the Locacaca fruit, a rare fruit only available in the tropics that could heal almost any sickness. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is known for weaving elements of its plot through many different parts, such as the Stand Arrows being key elements in Parts 3 through 6.
It is possible that “the story of a boy becoming rich in a tropical island” is a hint indicating Part 8 and 9 are linked through the Locacaca fruit, or the previously mentioned Wall Eyes, but we won’t know for certain until February 17, 2023, when JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: JOJOLands begins serialization.