Synonyms: JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (2012)
Japanese: ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 (2012)
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2012 to Apr 6, 2013
24 min. per episode
R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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Score: 8.591 (scored by 9368 users)
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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 regert it.
Both have the same manly/badass hotblooded shounen vibe to them, and both are based off manga from the late 70s-80s. Hokuto no Ken has a more diverse cast of characters, because this is only 1/8th of the JoJo's Bizarre adventure series which is still ongoing. Well it's 1/4th of the series if we continue on to battle tendancy and make this a two cour anime adaptation... which would probably make those of us who've been into the series for over a decade such as myself jizz.
Mainly the 1st arc Phantom Blood (Eps 1-9) are sooooo North Star inspired by not just looks but by events of a boy growing up to be a man or a battle against his brothers. A little fast paced though. However parts 2 and a little of 3 are very North Starish as well. While parts 4-7 are very good stories it's more original content than the previous north star fanboy arcs. :)
-Both series have a good amount of fighting
-Both series have a male main protagonist (except for part 6)
-Both series have been around since the 1980's
-Both series tend to be very over-the-top (HnK in it's depiction of violence, JJBA in a lot of the concepts presents, such as the ripple/stands)
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.
What if I'm so manly that I drill open the sky?
Purposely done over-the-top shounen series with positive outlook on the general flaws of humanity when they are fighting supposedly ten times as powerful alien monsters.
Supernatural characters who start out as weaklings constrained by their naiveness, and though Jojo develops its characters through generational heritages, both display a trending possession of glorified characters.
Mostly fluid action scenes. TTGL is more mecha, whilst Jojo goes back to the '80s battle shounen genre. Overall, vastly epic action scenes and great music.
Both are highly potential, likable butlers for macho men with interests in manly looking characters containing a thoroughly explored plot about humans vs. aliens/superior beings.
Both series features a lot of action and the main male protagonist is a strong character with his own ambitions.
Both series has similar artwork and style with exaggerated comedy and violence. They both take action and presents it in an entertaining way that's more than the typical 'strategy/shounen' fights.
Both series has a shounen vibe to them that has a old school feeling.
Both anime are based on typical 80's shounen manga, full of badass characters and exaggerated manliness. Both series also have several characters and techniques named after heavy metal and rock bands/musicians.
(e.g. Dark Scheneider - named after Udo Dirkschneider, former Accept's vocalist; Dio Brando - named after Ronnie James Dio, former Black Sabbath's vocalist)
Main character fight against supernatural beings in stylish and cinematic way. Both are very tactical (at least most of the time). JoJo use a little bit more strategy in the second part which can become ridiculous at times, but i think it part of the fun. Messina and Loggins remind me a bit of Shiroganehiko and Koganehiko.
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
Both these anime forgo much logic choosing to take the path of fun ridiculous campyness over srs bsns realism. Not for those unable to allow themselves a good time, but sure to be enjoyed by the rest of us.