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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: 8.551 (scored by 36882 users)
Ranked: #792
Popularity: #384
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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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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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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.
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.

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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