Ranked #89
JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (2012)

JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (2012)

Alternative Titles

English: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (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)
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Score: 8.551 (scored by 46964 users)
Ranked: #892
Popularity: #342
Members: 93,402
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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.

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Related Anime

Adaptation: JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 1: Phantom Blood, JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 2: Sentou Chuuryuu
Sequel: JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (2000), JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Stardust Crusaders
Alternative version: JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Phantom Blood

Characters & Voice Actors

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


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

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Aired  Oct 6, 2012 to Apr 6, 2013
Status  Finished Airing
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Feb 14, 11:30 AM
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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Jun 17, 2:30 PM
The keyword "Bizarre" in it's title is more then appropriate.

And considering the many details the show has it's difficult to find a point to start talking about it to explain everything, but I'm going to give an attempt.

The First thing to address is probably the story and the storytelling of JoJo.
where it basically does everything wrong in such a way that it becomes hysterical to watch and not to mention the big layer of 80's cheese that covers it all.

JoJo tells it's story through the worst way possible "exposition". and not just a little bit. The characters will explain literally EVERYTHING that is happening in read more
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May 17, 2014 10:38 PM
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 11:32 AM
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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The storylines are simple within themselves.

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both are new versions of their original anime/manga
both pure and original Shounen
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some great seiyuu's in it.
even the bad guys are likable 
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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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