"BLOODY STREAM" is the name of the second opening of the JoJo's Bizarre AdventureAnime, animated by Studio Kamikaze Douga. The song is associated with the second arc of the series, Battle Tendency and was a single by Japanese musician Kazuso Oda under the stage name "Coda".
The song is noted as having an emotional and fashionable tune, with the husky yet charming voice of the song's unknown vocalist adding a further stylish nature to the song as a whole. Jun Yamamoto of BillboardW said that he felt that the horns and funky sound of the song compliment the story of Joseph Joestar and his battle against the Pillar MenEsidisi, Wamuu, and Kars, further mesmerizing him and drawing him into a "bizarre world".
In its first week of sales, "Bloody Stream" sold 21 thousand units, reaching the number 4 spot on the OriconW's Weekly Album Charts.It also reached number 7 on Billboard's Japan Hot 100W, 3 on the Japan Hot Single Sales chart, and number 2 on the Japan Hot Animation chart.
The opening starts off with a quick montage of Joseph and his clackers, eventually leading up to the Title. After which, the title quickly fades away as a silhouette appears of Joseph doing various poses with various colors flying around in the background. The camera zooms out and silhouettes of the three Pillar Men standing in front of a background of red fire are seen. The scene then changes into showing all three Pillar Men frozen in stone.
A second montage begins showing various colored characters from the manga, including Erina Joestar, Lisa Lisa, and Smokey Brown. Between the transition of Lisa Lisa and Smokey, an X-Ray can be seen showing the skeleton of Joseph with his throat and heart areas glowing, showing where the poison rings were placed by Wamuu and Esidisi. Another silhouette performance commences, only this one is of Lisa Lisa, and it eventually shifts to Caesar, unleashing multiple kicks and performing a high jump with only his knees. After Caesar's performance, Joseph's and Caesar's silhouettes are seen fighting up until Joseph blocks Caesar's punch and they become fully visible for a brief instant. Another silhouette of Joseph is shown again using his Clackers, but he eventually gets tangled in them and falls down.
A scene starts up where an animated and naked Lisa Lisa is seen spinning in the air with rose petals about. After which, the screen becomes black and the Red Stone of Aja slowly falls into place like a pendulum. Multiple blue hands attempt to grab it, with a couple dying off as the stone pulls away from them.
Another montage occurs showing Speedwagon, Straizo, Suzi Q, Loggins and Messina, Stroheim. Santana is shown at the end frozen in stone. After which, the three other Pillar Men are shown attacking. Wamuu unleashes a Holy Sandstorm, Esidisi uses his flame mode while flailing his blood vessels, and Kars slices the screen with one of his Light Blades.
The camera zooms out showing the Pillar Men standing on a rocky pillar in front of a full moon. Joseph and Caesar are facing them and prepare to battle. After a brief shot of the Stone of Aja, Kars as the Ultimate Life Form is seen with the sun shining behind him.
The scene switches to a rotation of Caesar and Joseph showing off fighting moves as the title 'JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE PART2' scrolls by in the background with a distinct red bubble (possibly referring to the battle between Caesar and Wamuu) flying past to the transition where it shows Joseph donning Caesar's headband and yelling into the night sky. The opening ends with the Red Stone of Aja embedded in stone and glistening.
Shijima no soko kara
From the depths of silence
Mezameru sono hashira tachi toki wo koe
Awaken the 'Pillars' beyond their time
Shinku no chishio ga
Bring together the courage
Tachiagaru yūki wo hikiawaseru
of the rising crimson blood
Uketsugu ai wo sadame to yobu nara
The love you inherit is called fate
Hohoemu me de tsugi no te wo
Now move on with a smile
Yami wo azamuite setsuna wo kawashite
Deceiving the darkness, avoid the moment
Yaiba surinuke yatsura no suki wo tsuke
Through the blade, catch the enemy off his guard
Tsuranuita omoi ga mirai wo hiraku
Carry out the will, develop the future
Like a Bloody Storm
Like a Bloody Storm
LIKE A BLOODY STORM
熱く Like a Bloody Stone
Atsuku Like a Bloody Stone
Heat up LIKE A BLOODY STONE
Ketsumyaku ni kizamareta innen ni
Carved into the bloody lineage of destiny
Ukiagaru kienai hokori no kizuna
Floating and indelible, bonds of pride
Minagiru chikara ni
An overflowing power
Uchitsukeru kodō wa akashi tomo no koe
the mark of a friend's voice
Nijinda itami to
Spreads out your pain
Ima ikinuku imi wo kawashi nagara
Now live for the feelings you shared
Omae no ishi ga yoake wo michibiku
Your will will lead to the rising dawn
Mabayui hodo no kedakasa de
Sparkling with noble elegance
光 射す丘へ 灼熱の空へ
Hikari sasu oka e shakunetsu no sora e
Towards the bright hills, towards the blazing skies
Tamashī ga butsukariau tabiji e
Towards the clash between our wandering souls
悲しみに 塗られた 未来を救え
Kanashimi ni nurareta mirai wo sukue
To save the future awash with sadness
Like a Bloody Soul
Like a Bloody Soul
LIKE A BLOODY SOUL
燃やせ Like a Bloody Star
Moyase Like a Bloody Star
Burn up LIKE A BLOODY STAR
炎 裂き風を断ち その先へ
Honō saki kaze wo tachi sono saki e
Cutting through the flames, a blade to cut through the winds
During Joseph's posing sequence, spiked purple trails appear in the background behind him referencing his future Stand, Hermit Purple.
When Wamuu performs his Holy Sandstorm (神砂嵐,Kamizuna Arashi) at 0:52, the kanji used for the studio Kamikaze Douga (神風動画) briefly changes into Kamiarashi Douga (神嵐動画).
At around 1:15, after Joseph and Caesar finish a duo posing sequence, Caesar moves to the left and off of the screen, followed by several bubbles, including a unique red bubble. This is a reference to Caesar's final Ripple, which he used to create a bubble of his own blood.
During the final scene, after Joseph screams, a shot of the starry sky with a shooting star is seen, which is referencing Kars' fate in the finale.
In the US television airing on Toonami, the opening was edited down to 23 seconds to fit American television guidelines for several more commercials than Japanese television broadcasts.