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"JoJo Sono Chi no Kioku ~end of THE WORLD~" (ジョジョ その血の記憶~end of THE WORLD~, lit. "JoJo Memories of that Blood ~end of THE WORLD~") is the second opening of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders and the fourth overall opening of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime. Animated by Studio Kamikaze Douga, the song was sung by Tominaga "TOMMY" Hiroaki, Coda, and Jin Hashimoto as the JO☆STARS.

Opening Animation

In a dark background of turning gears and a swinging pendulum, it shows Jonathan Joestar, Dio Brando, Joseph Joestar and Jotaro Kujo, with the pendulum progressively moving upwards. The music also has a heartbeat which synchronizes with the pendulum's swing, referring to how Jotaro had to stop his heartbeat to trick DIO. After the pendulum's last swing, the scenery changes to the desert with clockwork gears strewn about. Here, the sextet demonstrates their powers, most notably with Jean Pierre Polnareff dual wielding rapiers, implying him unwillingly falling again under DIO's control via Anubis.

The scenery changes after Silver Chariot unleashes splitting and swinging attacks, at what appears to be Kenny G's labyrinth, and the sextet climbing a dark staircase. A spotlight swings left and right 4 times, each swing showing a silhouette of Egyptian gods, foreshadowing the enemies whose Stands are based on the deities. The scene switches to the downward view of the staircase, with Polnareff and Joseph on the left, Jotaro on the center, and Iggy, Muhammad Avdol and Noriaki Kakyoin on the right side. The scene zooms into Jotaro, who then demonstrates Star Platinum, in sync with Jin Hashimoto's singing part. This scene is yet another foreshadowing of who survives and who would become victims, with the soon-to-be-fallen appearing on the right side of the screen.

The scene changes into the sextet standing on top of a building, watching the sky turn into dusk, and the lights turning on at the Cairo skyline. The pendulum swings, each showing the heroes fade into a silhouette, and speed lines seemingly surrounding them. This is actually a foreshadowing of the fate of the heroes, cleverly disguised as visual effects. The most notable are how Jotaro briefly moves a finger during the freezing, implying his eventual tolerance to The World's time stop abilities.

The scene changes into zooming stars, with the sextet emerging from it, referencing an artwork by Hirohiko Araki. The sextet is seen standing shoulder to shoulder, which then very briefly switches to them having their Stands out.

Jotaro is then seen emerging from the bottom flight of the stairs, his fists clenching, with Star Platinum emerging from within, who then unleashes blazing fists. A view of The World can be briefly seen before the screen shatters. The scene zooms onto Jotaro's face, with a silhouette of who appears to be DIO appearing to the right. Jotaro then gives chase.

The scene changes into a flurry of ORA, in Katakana, which turns into JO, also in Katakana. All three singers chant Jotaro's battle cry repeatedly. A view of Star Platinum and The World trading punches can be seen briefly.

The Jo☆Stars shout "ORA!!" as the logo shows, that is later vaporized by what appears to be the sun, the same fate that ultimately finished off DIO.

Altered Versions

The Opening during DIO's World (3)and subsequently The Faraway Journey, Farewell Friends, has a different ending entirely. Rather than leaving to Star Platinum punching the screen, The World punches it as well as DIO calls out his Stand's name - stopping time as the screen shatters. The music pauses, with the only sounds being DIO's footsteps. A fully revealed DIO then walks past Jotaro, soon adopting a smug smile. As he walks past Jotaro, time resumes with a "Sono Chi no Kioku!". As Jotaro turns, The World and Star Platinum begin their attack rushes as both of their users look on, their battle cries ringing out as the blows land. The traditional scene changes into a flurry of ORA in Katakana, which turns into JO, also in Katakana, is instead a flurry of ORA in Katakana, and MUDA in Kanji.

In The Faraway Journey, Farewell Friends, the final episode of the season, the opening has been changed even more to include sound effects, such as Silver Chariot's swishing swords or the general noise of Stands manifesting. Also, when the camera pauses after moving to Jotaro on the staircase, The World punches away the credits. The silhouette section also adds new images for a split second; DIO is shown standing at the top of the "stairs" Polnareff, Iggy, and Avdol are climbing; the line representing DIO's knife flying at Joseph's throat is replaced by DIO's arm appearing to drain Joseph of his blood; when Kakyoin erects his barrier, The World appears in front of him, ready to strike him down; and when Jotaro is surrounded by knives, Star Platinum appears to try and knock them away.

Lyrics

Japanese Kanji Japanese Rōmaji English Translation
深海へ 眠った物語が Shinkai e nemutta monogatari ga The tale left asleep at the deep sea
灼熱の 砂を波立てて Shakunetsu no suna wo namidatete The heat rising...from the rippling sand
宿命を また呼び覚ます Shukumei wo mata yobisamasu The call of destiny...echoes once again
終着の地を焦がす 寡黙な炎 Shūchaku no chi wo kogasu kamokuna honō A glowering inferno scorches their destination
おびき寄せられた 神々の化身 Obi ki yoserareta kamigami no keshin The power of the gods has been assembled
恐れを知らぬ剣が貫く Osore wo shiranu ken ga tsuranuku Pierced by a blade that knows no fear
目指す場所とは まだ見ぬ運命(さだめ) Mezasu basho to wa mada minu sadame Where they are headed lies a fate yet unknown
近づいて来る 決戦のとき Chikazuite kuru kessen no toki But the time for their final battle swiftly approaches
打つべきピリオドは スタープラチナム Utsubeki Piriodo wa ... Sutā Purachinamu! But the one who'll type that period is...Star Platinum !
始まってしまった物語に 奪われたままの時に Hajimatte shimatta monogatari ni ubawareta mama no toki ni Their story has begun! Their time is running out!
今 終わりを告げるため 歩き続ける クルセイダース Ima owari wo tsugeru tame aruki tsuzukeru Kuruseidāsu! They will finish this! They won't stop! CRUSADERS!
空白のラストページに その拳を叩き込め Kūhaku no Rasuto Pēji ni sono kobushi wo tatakikome He'll take that blank last page and plant his fist through it!
end of THE WORLD その血の記憶 Endo obu Za Wārudo! Sono Chi no Kioku! End of The World! Memory of that Blood!
オラオラオラオラッ! Oraoraoraora! Oraoraoraora!
オラオラオラオラッ! Oraoraoraora! Oraoraoraora!
オラオラオラオラッ! Oraoraoraora! Oraoraoraora!
オラオラオラオラッ! Oraoraoraora! Oraoraoraora!
雨のようなエメラルド 砂漠に降れば Ame no yōna emerarudo sabaku ni fureba If in the desert, emeralds fall like rain
愚者名乗る勇者 見せる蜃気楼 Gusha nanoru yūsha miseru shinkirō A hero calling himself a fool will display his mirage.
闇の気配追う 波紋の棘 Yami no kehaiō Hamon no ibara Rippling thorns track the evil presence.
復活のため 選ばぬ手段 Fukkatsu no tame erabanu shudan He will do whatever it takes for his revival...
無垢な生き血を 求め彷徨う Mukuna ikichi wo motome samayō He wanders in search of innocent fresh blood!
歴史に打つ楔... スタープラチナム Rekishi ni utsu kusabi Sutā Purachinamu! Who will put a stake through their history? Star Platinum!
始まってしまった物語に 流して来た悲しみに Hajimatte shimatta monogatari ni nagashite kita kanashimi ni Their story has begun! Sadness is flowing in!
今 終わりを告げるため 命を懸けた クルセイダース Ima owari wo tsugeru tame inochi wo kaketa Kuruseidāsu! They will finish this! They risk their life! CRUSADERS!
宿命のラストページに その怒りを叩き込め Shukumei no Rasuto Pēji ni sono ikari wo tatakikome He drives his anger into this destined last page!
光と闇のDestiny Hikari to yami no Desutini Destiny of light and dark...
めぐる歴史はBloody Meguru rekishi wa Buraddi Bloody history around them...
受け継がれる 不滅のプライド Uketsugareru fumetsu no Puraido Pride undying passed from one generation to the next!
始まってしまった物語に 奪われたままの時に Hajimatte shimatta monogatari ni ubawareta mama no toki ni Their story has begun! Their time is running out!
今 終わりを告げるため 歩き続ける クルセイダース Ima owari wo tsugeru tame aruki tsuzukeru Kuruseidāsu! They will finish this! They won't stop! CRUSADERS!
空白のラストページに その拳を叩き込め Kūhaku no Rasuto Pēji ni sono kobushi wo tatakikome He drives his fist into this blank last page.
始まってしまった物語に 流して来た悲しみに Hajimatte shimatta monogatari ni nagashite kita kanashimi ni Their story has begun! Sadness is flowing in!
今 終わりを告げるため 命を懸けた クルセイダース Ima owari wo tsugeru tame inochi wo kaketa Kuruseidāsu! They will finish this! They risk their life! CRUSADERS!
宿命のラストページに その怒りを叩き込め Shukumei no Rasuto Pēji ni sono ikari wo tatakikome He drives his anger into this destined last page!
end of THE WORLD その血の記憶 Endo obu Za Wārudo Sono Chi no Kioku End of The World ! Memory of that Blood !
オラオラオラオラオラオラオラオラッ! Oraoraoraoraoraoraoraora! Oraoraoraoraoraoraoraora!
オラオラオラオラオラオラオラオラッ! Oraoraoraoraoraoraoraora! Oraoraoraoraoraoraoraora!
オラオラオラオラオラオラオラオラッ! Oraoraoraoraoraoraoraora! Oraoraoraoraoraoraoraora!
オラオラオラオラオラオラオラオラオラオラオラッ! Oraoraoraoraoraoraoraoraoraoraora! Oraoraoraoraoraoraoraoraoraoraora!
オラァッ! Oraaa! Oraaa!

Song

Trivia

  • This is the first opening to feature all the artists from the first three openings, forming the "Jo☆Stars" group.
  • The opening heavily foreshadows later events in Part 3:
    • The clock motif that appears throughout the opening alludes to Star Platinum & The World's time-stopping abilities.
    • What is implied to be Jotaro's heartbeat, which Jotaro intentionally halts during his fight with DIO in order to appear dead.
    • Polnareff becoming possessed by Anubis.
    • A shot of the Crusaders in Kenny G's labyrinth, with the shadows of the Egyptian God Stands appearing on the walls.
    • The deaths of certain characters.
    • Joseph and Jotaro's confrontation against The World.
    • As Jotaro punches the screen towards the ending of the original series of openings, The World can be seen briefly in the animation.
    • Jotaro's right-hand moves for a fraction of a second before the "knives" appear around him, foreshadowing his tolerance to The World.
    • At the end, the logo turns to stone and then vanishes like dust; foreshadowing how DIO's body is eventually disposed.
  • The opening sequence also showcases Silver Chariot being able to dual wield rapiers, though canonically one of the blades should be a partly-broken Anubis.
OP4 SONOCHINO SADAME

Sono Chi no Sadame

  • When Coda sings about "Mada minu sadame", the song title changed into "JoJo ~Sono Chi no Sadame~ (ジョジョ ~その血の運命(さだめ))" in a frame, referencing the first opening of Season 1.
  • The previous openings are referenced in a certain verse of the lyrics: TOMMY sings about "Destiny", Coda sings about "Bloody", and Jin sings about "Pride", referencing their respective songs, "JoJo ~That Blood's Destiny~", "BLOODY STREAM" and "STAND PROUD".
  • The lyrics use "Star Platinum" (スタープラチナム Sutā Purachinamu) instead of "Star Platinum" (スタープラチナ Sutā Purachina).

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