It looks as though Jojo ‘s Bizarre Adventure Part 6: Stone Ocean was censored in China, after the series began airing worldwide on streaming platforms like BiliBili and Netflix.
However, netizens reported that the BiliBili version of the anime was reportedly censored, with many of the series signature violence and gore edited out, likely in compliance with Chinese guidelines regarding what can be shown in the country.
Before you get out your pitchforks, this isn’t new- previous parts of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure were also censored during their original airing, due largely in part to the fact that the series is extremely graphic in its depictions of violence.
Most famously, censored content would just be blacked out, as if someone was casting a shadow over it. This would only be removed in the Blu Ray versions of the anime, sporting graphic violence galore for the discerning JoJo fan.
From the images you can see that it’s more than just dismembered hands and underaged cigarettes getting the axe, though. The scenes themselves have been edited to remove blood as well as any major disfigurement, such as characters faces swelling up or jaws getting dislocated from taking an Ora Ora to the face.
What’s interesting about Jojo ‘s Bizarre Adventure Part 6: Stone Ocean is only censored in China, with the Netflix version sporting all the unholy violence you’d associate with a franchise that started with a man throwing his adopted brother’s dog into an open fire.