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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012)

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012)

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (2012)
Japanese: ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 (2012)


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2012 to Apr 6, 2013
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.541 (scored by 40677 users)
Ranked: #902
Popularity: #359
Members: 81,371
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Beginning its tale in 19th century England, young aristocrat Jonathan Joestar finds himself locked in bitter rivalry with Dio Brando, a low-born boy who Jonathan's father took under his wing after the death of Dio's father. Discontent with his station in life, Dio's fathomless lust to reign over all eventually leads him to seek the supernatural powers of an ancient Aztec stone mask in the Joestar's possession—an artifact that will forever change the destiny of Dio and Jonathan for generations to come. Fifty years later, in 1938 New York City, Jonathan's grandson Joseph Joestar must take up his grandfather's mission and master the abilities necessary to destroy the stone mask and its immensely powerful creators who threaten humanity's very existence, the Pillar Men.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 1: Phantom Blood, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 2: Battle Tendency
Sequel: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2000), JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders
Alternative version: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood

Characters & Voice Actors

Brando, Dio
Brando, Dio
Koyasu, Takehito
Koyasu, Takehito
Joestar, Joseph
Joestar, Joseph
Sugita, Tomokazu
Sugita, Tomokazu
Joestar, Jonathan
Joestar, Jonathan
Okitsu, Kazuyuki
Okitsu, Kazuyuki
Speedwagon, Robert E. O.
Speedwagon, Robert E. O.
Ueda, Youji
Ueda, Youji


Suzuki, Kenichi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Tsuda, Naokatsu
Director, Storyboard
Osedo, Satoshi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Inotsume, Shinichi

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Feb 14, 2015
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure isn't just about silly glitz and glamour that some people seem to assume upon viewing. When watching it,
It almost gave me that first impression, but to my curiosity and interest it became something more than just this being a generic show.

It is an undeniably fun series first of all.

Secondly, it is a shounen that is unique and different to a hell of a lot of shounen animes out there today that I feel bring an interesting blend of Dark comical yet a wacky and serious tone to viewing and the thing I love the most about this show is that read more
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May 17, 2014
This adaptation of JoJo covers Part 1: Phantom Blood & Part 2:Battle Tendency. Both parts are unique 80's horror shonen filled with MANLINESS! The following will be split into two reviews per part below. The reason for this is that every JoJo part should NOT be skipped as each have their own tone. Examples include: Phantom Blood being a classical vampire hunter story while Battle Tendency feels very much like an Indiana Jones film. However, both animes are filled with stylish colors, great characters & outstanding music!!


The beginning of JoJo seems a bit rough at first but manages to give read more
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Apr 7, 2013
This is my favorite series ever, and it finally got a real weekly anime adaptation after 25 years—the ‘94 and ‘00 OVAs and the Phantom Blood movie, which never saw DVD/home video release do not count—there is definitely some bias in this review. That said, there’s a reason I still didn’t give it a perfect score, and it’s because I’m still trying to keep a hint of objectivity in here.

Art - 8/10

I suppose I’ll start off with how it adapted the source material. Unlike the OVAs and Phantom Blood movie, there were no cuts in content, and it actually adapted parts 1 and 2 of read more
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Mar 24, 2015

Nearly every review of JoJo 2012 praises it as a MASTERPIECE, because it represents a triumphant return for the macho manly anime of the past. I have a slightly different perspective than most critics on MAL, so unsurprisingly my conclusion was a little different as well. If I was born between 1995 and 2000 and grew up during the "sparkling kawaii desu moe" era of anime where every male protagonist is a whiny pussy, I too would be inclined to give Jojo a 10/10 out of sheer novelty alone. However, I was born in the 1980s and I actually remember the GAR days of manly read more
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If you're looking at these two as a comparison of similar anime stories, don't, there isn't one. Instead look at these two as having a similarity of overabundant histrionics (lot of shouting and overacting) and male characters that are very gar.

The storylines are simple within themselves.

Just remember that these two series are both over-the-top, so be ready for it.
Both series are loaded with super muscular men, full shounen style and packed with comedy!
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is the Second MOST GAR action title after Fist of the North Star. So if you like GAR, watch won't regret it.
Both are wilfully ridiculous and over-the-top macho silliness revolving around seemingly idiotic protagonists who both have an excellent knack for gambits.
both are new versions of their original anime/manga
both pure and original Shounen
great story with good characters.
MC's family is dysfunctional
many of your shounen favourites were inspired or taken from these two.
some great seiyuu's in it.
even the bad guys are likable
Did you extremely entertaining action?
Do you like hilarious moments?
Do you like things that you can just shut your brain off and watch?

Well, if you answered yes to those questions, you'll like Kill la Kill or Jojo. Both let you turn your brain off and let you watch some really awesome actions with a cast of pretty interesting and well developed characters. Jojo generally handles itself a lot more seriously than KLK, but that doesn't take away from either at all.

Opening Theme

#1: "JoJo ~Sono Chi no Sadame~ (ジョジョ~その血の運命~)" by Hiroaki TOMMY Tominaga (eps 2-9)
#2: "BLOODY STREAM" by Coda (eps 11-25)

Ending Theme

#1: "Roundabout" by YES (eps 1-25)
#2: "BLOODY STREAM" by Coda (ep 26)

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