"BLOODY STREAM" is the opening of Battle Tendency and 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 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 suiting up, eventually leading up to the Title emerging from a rock.
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, showing that they are only playfully sparring. Another silhouette of Joseph is shown again using his Clackers, but he eventually gets tangled in them and falls down. A 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 crying, Loggins and Messina, Stroheim doing a Nazi salute and Santana frozen in stone.
After which, the three other Pillar Men are shown attacking. Wamuu unleashes a Divine Sandstorm, Esidisi uses his flame mode while flailing his blood vessels, and Kars slices the camera's eyes out 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. After a few rotations, Joseph spin kicks out of the frame and Caesar drops his arms and makes a disdainful scream, with a distinct red bubble (possibly referring to the battle between Caesar and Wamuu) flying past to the screen. The scene transitions to Joseph donning Caesar's headband and yelling into the night sky as a shooting star flies across the sky. The opening ends with the Red Stone of Aja embedded in stone and glistening.
Shijima no soko kara
From the silent depths
Mezameru sono hashira tachi toki wo koe
The pillars awaken from their ages-long sleep
Shinku no chishio ga
Tachiagaru yūki wo hikiawaseru
summons the valorous to stand up
Uketsugu ai wo sadame to yobu nara
If inherited love is called fate
Hohoemu me de tsugi no te wo
Then step forward with smiling eyes
Yami wo azamuite setsuna wo kawashite
Mystify the darkness, dodge in a blink,
Yaiba surinuke yatsura no suki wo tsuke
Avoid the blade, find an opening and strike
Tsuranuita omoi ga mirai wo hiraku
Conviction tested opens the way to 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
Hot LIKE A BLOODY STONE
Ketsumyaku ni kizamareta innen ni
Destiny written into your veins
Ukiagaru kienai hokori no kizuna
The undying bonds of honor arise
Take hold of them
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