Warner Bros. has announced the DVD and digital release of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: The Complete First Season (MSRP $49.45) on July 28, 2015.  The release will contain all 26 episodes of the 2012 anime series that follows the genre-mixing, decades-long story of the wealthy young Jonathan Joestar and his adoptive brother Dio Brando, who uses a stone mask to become a powerful vampire in order to get the leverage to control the family fortune.

The first season of the anime, which is based on the popular manga by Hirohiko Araki, covers two distinct arcs, 50 years apart.  The earliest arc, “Phantom Blood,” depicts the battle between Jonathan and Dio for control of the family fortune, while the second arc, “Battle Tendency,” follows the efforts of Jonathan’s grandson to find the creators of the stone mask. 

The 2012 anime series has been simulcast on Crunchyroll, but this will be its first home entertainment release.  It coincides with a general revival of the JoJo property in the U.S. where Viz Media has recently released the original manga (see “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Merch”).