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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)

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 8.571 (scored by 19941 users)
Ranked: #742
Popularity: #578
Members: 41,852
Favorites: 1,447
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

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

Staff

Tsuda, Naokatsu
Director
Osedo, Satoshi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Inotsume, Shinichi
Script
Abe, Masashi
Storyboard



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Apr 7, 2013
gaptoothsailor
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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Feb 4, 2014
whitetail45
This show is a roller coaster of testosterone and feelings. IT IS SO SUBLIME.

STORY - 11/10:
The show outlines the beginnings of the endless battle of the Joestars. Because of DIOOOOOOOOOOOO and JOJOOOOOOOOOOOOO, all after them must finish their battle for them. Since this battle takes a long time. This show not only shows that the manliest of men pull fabulous poses, it also shows the struggles of loss of loved ones and companions. The many plot twists and surprises that await you within the sublime plot of this show really rub off on you in a right way. When Jonathan cries, you cry. When Joseph read more
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Recommendations

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is the Second MOST GAR action title after Fist of the North Star. So if you like GAR, watch both...you won't regert it.
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.

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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