Ranked #85

JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (TV)

Alternative Titles

English: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
Synonyms: JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (2012)
Japanese: ジョジョの奇妙な冒険


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


Score: 8.551 (scored by 54,127 users)
Ranked: #852
Popularity: #323
Members: 106,204
Favorites: 3,987
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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)


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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


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

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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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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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Feb 4, 2014 9:43 PM
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 Dio and Jojo, 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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Nov 6, 2012 3:40 PM
First, a premise: I am NOT a Jojo fan from any previous series, nor I ever read the manga. When I approached this new anime, I did it only out of advice from an online friend, knowing that Jojo's Bizarre Adventure was... kind of a milestone and a very famous manga? Really, that's it. I had no idea what was expecting me. Which actually made it all the more enjoyable.


Story: 8

The story so far, if not complex or especially well written, is fun, thrilling, and chock-full of action and awesomeness. The first impression I got from Jojo's Bizzare Adventure was that this read more
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Mar 24, 10:40 PM

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. 
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both are new versions of their original anime/manga
both pure and original Shounen
great story with good characters.
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many of your shounen favourites were inspired or taken from these two.
some great seiyuu's in it.
even the bad guys are likable 
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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 regret it. 
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Both are very "shounen" shows. They both have over-the-top battle scenes and over-the-top powers. Both have a plot involving the creation of a perfect life form.


The characters in Medaka are much more lighthearted and quirky than in Jojo. Medaka has a clean, colorful, almost moe kind of art style, while Jojo is, although also colorful, much more rough and realistic.  
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