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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure is a manga series serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump and Ultra Jump since 1987. The author is Hirohiko Araki. It illustrates the relationship between the Joestar family and their archenemy Dio in a grand scale.

This is a story about the relationship between Dio and the Joestar Family which spans over a century….


The manga was serialized in Shueisha’s weekly shonen manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump from 1987 to 2004, and in the same company’s youth manga magazine Ultra Jump since 2005.

An adventure fantasy that pictures the hapless encounter betweenthe Joestar family, who are prepared to challenge the fate and take pride in being human, and “the Heritage of Darkness”, which has hibernated behind the world’s history, and about the weird karma, which spans over 100 years, between the family and the man who created such destiny, Dio.

The series is divided into Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3…, and each contains a complete story centering on different heroes and different stages, but the basic settings of Volume 1 and Volume 2 are based on Hamon, and that of Volume 3 and after are based on Stand. In addition, in some parts the world view is consistent, characters from previous works would reappear, and items related would appear as well.

Regarding the Adventure in the title, since Volume 4, there are also some series that do not develop like a travelling story which fits the image of the word “adventure”. However, since the original meaning of “adventure” is “To place yourself in a situation full of danger for some reason in a circumstance that is far from everyday life” , the developing of the series, in which all the surreal situation strikes, is exactly in line with the meaning of “adventure”.

With its unique drawing style, frame dividing, onomatopoeia, poses and lines, this work is still getting a lot of core fans now. Many entertainers and talents become fans of Jojo, such as Kendo Kobayashi, Shizu-chan from the group Nankai Candies, Shoko Nakagawa and Oriental Radio. Also, there are a great number of artists show respect or influenced by Jojo, such as the manga artist group CLAMP who created Card Captor Sakura, and Kazuki Takahashi of the series Yu-Gi-Oh, ZUN of Touhou Project.

With the almost overly unique posing style, best represented by Jojo Stand, dramatic styles with clearly-depicted shadows and lips, onomatopoeia represented by Memeta, famous quotes like “However, I refuse” and so on, scenes which leave a strong impression like “I am road roller”, the whole work itself is like the incarnation of uniqueness. Therefore, the amount of parody is also overwhelming. Not to mention fanworks in Pixiv, there are also all kinds of original manga works and animations, light novels, in which we can find countless “Jojo memes” used.

The total number of the separate volumes sold exceeds 70 million. In 2006, it was awarded the second place in the Manga category in the event “Japan’s 100 Best Media Arts” which was held by Agency of Cultural Affairs as the 10th Anniversary of the Agency of Cultural Affairs’ Media Art Festival.

Basically, coloring is free. Although there is a certain color image, the author Hirohiko Araki’s style was not limited by it. Not only characters and stands, but also objects and backgrounds are often colored weirdly. This weird coloring style was well reproduced in the TV anime version which was broadcasted in 2012.

There’s also a joke spreading around, about the remaining long-term serialization, that “The author seems to have been possessed by Stone Mask”.

Tags of Works

Series in General

AuthorHirohiko Araki
By NotationJoJo's Bizarre Adventure JoJo / JOJO GIOGIO
Related WordsRipples Method Ripples User Stone Mask Vampire Stand Stand User Bow and arrow Joestar family Golden Spirit Weirdness
Others Onomatopoeia Lines Pose

Volume 1 Phantom Blood

『Golden Brave2』告知イラスト

By Notation Volume 1 Phantom Blood
Characters Jonathan Joestar, Dio Brando, Elina Pendleton
Speedwagon, Will A. Zeppeli, Mister Joestar, Straizo, Dyer, Tompetty
Related Words Stone Mask Vampire Zombie Ripples Method] [[Ripple User Ripple Das
Lines/MemesWhat do you do!, Zukyuuun, Paralyze there! Longing!, Speedwagon will leave in a cool way!,Surprise! That is hair!, Think reversely, Memeta, Liquor! I can't help drinking!, this guy smells! A smell worse than vomit is spreading!I'll quit being a human!, I'll shake your heart! It's so hot that it burns!! Ohhh my heart is beating out!!Do you remember the total number of breads you have eaten till now? Such an idiot!

Volume 2 Battle Tide


By Notation Volume 2 Battle Tide
Characters Joseph Joestar, Caesar A. Zeppeli, Lisa Lisa, Stroheim
Kars, Esidisi, Wamuu, Santana
Related Words Ager's Red Stone Pillar Man Ultimate Life Form
Lines/Memes Germany’s science level is the highest in the world !!!!, Does big and muscular woman like you really exist!, A gaze like watching pigs in a pig farm, It’s not the right occasion for drinking!, Not reaaaaaaaly, You are dead already, Win Win, [I'm glad I won! !!]], [[Again I am allowing this!]], [[I gave up thinking]], [[Running away!]], [[Ah Hmm! Strazo-san died!

Volume 3 Stardust Crusaders


By Notation Volume 3 Stardust Crusaders
Characters JotaroKujo (Star Platinum), DIO (The World)
Mohamed Avdol, J P. Polnareff, NoriakiKakyoin, Joseph Joestar, Iggy
Related words Stand Stand user
Lines/Memes You made me angry, Useless, Ora ora, Well well, I will go with you, ReroRero, Oh dear... I can’t let a dog-loving child die without helping him! ,Won! Volume 3 complete!, This little shit here], "[[Maybe it is an ora-ora!?", "Oh let’s talk about the thing happening right now as it is...! ", It is as sure as the fact that if you drink a cola, you’ll belch, " Road Roller!! ", The reality is ruthless, Zu-a, Pishigashigu-gu, This is my true handsome face, Exactly (That’s right), You bastard! Don’t look!, Jitaro! Let's hear your opinion!, You bastard, don’t try speedrunning this game!, I don’t have to be crazy if it does not come to light!, It’s the highest guys, Would the road be wide ... go, That’s irrelevant, go

Volume 4 Diamonds Is Unbreakable


By Notation Volume 4 Diamonds cannot be broken
Characters [[[JosukeHigashikata]](Crazy Diamond),Koichi Hirose(Echoes), OkuyasuNijimura (The Hand),
YoshikageKira (Killer Queen), RohanKishibe (Heaven’s Door), HayatoKawajiri
Related Words Morioh Bow and arrow
Lines/Memes However, I refuse, Stop it! Stop it!, If anybody do so, I’ll do so, Don’t answer a question with a question!!, Does this hair style look likeSazae-san?, great, this guy is, Ummm, well, why is it just “30 minutes”, ohhhhh!! ......Please do something with the invincible “Star Platinum”! ,S·H·I·T, What’s that, thatvulgar ... huff ... it got ...erected...……>It got ... erected ...]], No! It’s the "limit! Don’t push!" [[Golden Spirit

Volume 5 Golden Wind


By Notation Volume 5 Golden Wind
Characters [[[Giorno Giovanna]](Gold Experience), Diavolo (King Crimson)
Bucciarati Narancia Abbacchio Mista [[[Fugo> Pannacotta Fugo]] [[[ Trish> Trish Una]]
Related words Requiem
Lines/Memes The taste of lying, I’m now becoming obsessed with the “Gang Star!”, Abba tea, Gang dance, Nauseous evil, The will to face the truth, Di Molte, Arrivederci!(Goodbye),Bolarevia(Don’t fly away), WAAAAAAAANNABEEEEEEEEEE, Nauseous evil, G in Gutz, Noooooooo, [If I go back to my hometown I’ll go to the school…]], [[Don’t go near me!], No end is the end

Volume 6 Stone Ocean


By Notation Volume 6 Stone Ocean
Character [[[JolyneKujo]] (Stone Free), Enrico Pucci(White Snake/Made in Heaven)
Weather Report, Narciso Anasui, Ermes Costello, Foo Fighters, EmporioAlniño
Sport Maxx, Ungalo, Rikiel, Donatello Versus
Lines/Memes Bless!, calm down and count the prime number, checkmate!!, (Though Anasui is there too), Shut up---call the lawyer--- ,This is the dawn of mankind, I'll give it to you ... My panties!, Go over there... I'll kick you to death, A shallow straw cottage like you won’t set foot in the fort of DIO and me for a profound purpose!, If you think it's more stupid than the “trees” there, call out, don’t move with cheap emotions!, The most murky dark evil that does not realize its own evil, To me, you are no more than the Monkey King flying around the palm of Buddha, My name is Emporio

Volume 7 Steel Ball Run


By Notation Volume 7 Steel Ball Run (SBR)
CharactersGyro Zeppeli, Johnny Joestar (Tusk), Diego Brando
President Funny Valentine (A vulgar act that isextremely easily performed/D4C)
Ringo Roadagain, MagentMagent, Wekapipo, Hot Pants
Related Words Golden Ratio The Jet Black Will
Lines/Memes Two sides, the look is good too, Pressing Festival!, Zukyunnn, Man's world, Dojaaaaaa~, there’s no reason I can do it, But it provoked the anger of my younger sister’s husband!, Anyway, tell the reason quickly, did you know that if you answered a question with a question, you’ll score 0? Idiot, oh, it’s enough!,“Consent” is prior than everything !!, That is a little rude (4・2・0), Song of Cheese, 7 days means a week, is that protective color? Do you like the lamp? It means there’s no light, but it makes you feel like a catfish in the winter!, I take a "napkin", the “line” of the misery in the human world, Detour was my shortcut, No cloudiness in my heart in action ......... It's all justice, "THE WORLD" It the time only for me

Volume 8 Jojo Lion

ようこそ 杜王町へ

By Notation Volume 8 Jojo Lion
Characters JosukeHigashikata (Soft&Wet), Yasuho Hirose (Paisley Park), Yoshikage Kira, JosefumiKujo, Mamezuku Rai
Satoru Akefu, YotsuyuYagiyama, Tamaki Damo, Tomoki U
TsurugiHigashikata (Paper Moon King), Jobin Higashikata (Speed King)
Related words Wall eyes Rock human Locacaca TG University Hospital
Lines/Memes Man of Memory, Me, Um, alright!, "I can't exchange" ... There was happiness, Rap from the eyes , At a glance, "I am one piece of rock" "and one island", Every day is summer vacation, Bug King, Potato L size song, Image of hapiness, What ... is that figure ..., uh ..., Under self-evidentness, there is no good thing that can be overlooked, SPEEEEEEYIYYYYY, the first place means that it is the most poisonous!

Media Mix・Spin-off

Manga Works

Volume 4 "Kishibe Rohan Does Not Move ~ Episode 16 Confession Room ~" (In Death Sentence in progress jailbreak in progress<
“Rohan Kishibe doesn't move -Rokukazaka-”
“Rohan Kishibe Going to Louvre"
"Rohan Kishibe Going to Gucci"
"Rohan Kishibe does not move-Episode 5 Richman’s Village"
"Rohan Kishibe does not move ~ Episode 6 Poaching Coast ~"
Volume 6 "Jolyne, Fly High with GUCCI"

Novel Work

Volume 2 "JORGE JOESTAR" (Author: Outaro Maijo)
Volume 3 "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: One-Way Trip from the Desert to Hell City" (Author: MayoriSekijima)
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: The Gravestone of Red-Hot Sand (Author: Hiroshi Yamaguchi)
Volume 4“The Book”jojo's bizarre adventure 4th another day” (Author: Otsuichi)
Volume 5 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure II Golden Heart/Golden Ring (Author: Showtaro Miya, Gichi Otsuka)
Shameless Purple Haze” (Author: KouheiKadono)


OVA/ Theater Version Animation

Both produced by A.P.P.P.
Currently, it cannot be viewed by official means due to various circumstances.

3 volumes OVA Sold from 1993 to 2002. 13 episodes in total.
1 volume Theatrical version Released nationwide on February 17, 2007.

TV Animation

Broadcasted on TOKYO MX, MBS, BS11, etc.
All produced by david production. The release date is decided by TOKYO MX.

1st Season (Volume 1&2) From October 5th, 2012 to April 5th, 2013. 26 episodes in total. (Volume 1 contains 9 episodes, volume 2 contains 17 episodes.)
2nd Season (Volume 3) The first part was broadcast from April 4th to September 12th in 2014, and the second part Egypt was from January 9 to June 20 in 2015All 48 episodes. (Two parts in total contain 24 episodes
3rd Season (Volume 4) April 1 to December 23 in 2016. 39 episodes in total.
4th Season (Volume 5) FromOctober 5th, 2018 to July 28th, 2019. 39 episodes (The last 2 episodes are 1-hour special version).

Furthermore, the TV anime version features Western music used in ED.
It seems that the author has a liking for Western music, and the names of characters and stands often have their sources from Western music.

The mysterious Toei animation version

Although the truth is uncertain, from the late 1980s to the middle of 1990s, Jojo’s memes are found in various forms in Toei Animation’s works. Therefore, a rumor that Toei Animation is considering making a Jojo flowed.

Fuji TV Theory
In the late 1980s, it was rumored to be the next program after Fist of the North Star, and since in the true following program of Fist of the North Star, Sakigake!! Otokojuku, there’s a scene that Heihachi Etajima was reading Jojo manga, it was also rumored that Jojo would follow it to be the next program. Since that frame was abolished in Sakigake!! Otokojuku, the rumor ended.

If the rumor came true, it might have been forced to end at best in Jotaro Kujo part, and at worst in Jonathan Joestar part because it was affected by the notorious Tsutomu Miyazaki case.

TV Asahi Theory
TV Asahi
In the mid-1990s, JoJo was rumored to be the next show of either Sailor Moon or Slam Dunk? But this also ended just as a rumor.
If it was true, and there would be no house riot in TV Asahi, it might be made around volume 4 or 5 of Josuke Higashikata, or if the house riot occurred, it might be the same as the Fuji Television theory which is around the part of Jotaro Kujo, may be produced.

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Video game

Volume 1 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Phantom Blood (PS2)
Volume 3 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (SFC)
Volume 3 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Unbranded/Legacy for the Future (AC PS DC)
Volume 5 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Golden Whirlwind (PS2)
Mixed JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle (PS3)
Mixed JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Eyes of Heaven (PS3, PS4)
Guest Participation Famicon Jump (FC)
Guest Participation Famicon Jump II The Strongest 7 (FC)
Guest Participation Jump Super Stars (DS)
Guest Participation Jump Ultimate Stars (DS)
Guest Participation J Stars Victory Versus (PSVita, PS3)
Guest participation Jump Force (PS4)

Smartphone games
Volume 1-Volume 3 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Stardust Shooters
Volume 1-Volume 4 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Diamond Records
Volume 1-Volume 5 JoJo's Pitter-Patter Pop

Smartphone games are adding characters and making campaigns every time the next work is animated.

Arcade game
Volume 3-Volume 5 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Last Survivor

Fan production Free game
Volume 3 The 7th Stand User
Volume 5 Diaboro's Great Adventure

Em, Live-action version-Live action movie of Volume 4? What is that?

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List JoJo's Bizarre Adventure/Stand List
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Combination・Trio・Group Tag List
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Coupling Tag List
Genre Tag Mixed Volume Alessi Mode JoJo NL JOJO [BL]]] [[JOJO Feminization JOJO [Yuri]]] [[JoJo’s Dynamic Adventure
Memes Jojo Stand Ah! Stro-san is dead! Ono's Bizarre Adventure
Parody See JoJo Parody, JoJo Style Parody
Representative Derivative Work Jojoson Uro Jojo Quiet・Strange daily life of Joestar JoJo's bizarre MMD -Passione 24 Hours]]] [[WassupGiorno
Illustration users included JoJo 10000users included JoJo 5000users included JoJo 1000users included JoJo 500users included JoJo 250users included JoJo 100users included
Novel users included Jojo Novel 500users included JoJo Novel 100users included JoJo Novel 50users included JoJo Novel 10users included
Evaluation tag Continue! I can't help waiting! Soap Bubble Launcher From Eye Emerald Splash From Eye Metalica From Eye

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Roundabout-TV anime ending theme (used in both Volume 1 and Volume 2).
Walk Like an Egyptian-ending theme for TV anime (Volume 3)
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