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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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2012 to Apr 6, 2013
Premiered: Fall 2012
Broadcast: Saturdays at 00:30 (JST)
Licensors: Viz Media
Studios: David Production
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.531 (scored by 73,616 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #852
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #279
Members: 141,135
Favorites: 6,113
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Ranked #85Popularity #279Members 141,135
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Episodes: /26

Synopsis

In 1868, Dario Brando saves the life of an English nobleman, George Joestar. By taking in Dario's son Dio when the boy becomes fatherless, George hopes to repay the debt he owes to his savior. However Dio, unsatisfied with his station in life, aspires to seize the Joestar house for his own. Wielding an Aztec stone mask with supernatural properties, he sets out to destroy George and his son, Jonathan "JoJo" Joestar, and triggers a chain of events that will continue to echo through the years to come.

Half a century later, in New York City, Jonathan's grandson Joseph Joestar discovers the legacy his grandfather left for him. When an archeological dig unearths the truth behind the stone mask, he realizes that he is the only one who can defeat the Pillar Men, mystical beings of immeasurable power who inadvertently began everything.

Adapted from the first two arcs of Hirohiko Araki's outlandish manga series, JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken follows the many thrilling expeditions of JoJo and his descendants. Whether it's facing off with the evil Dio, or combatting the sinister Pillar Men, there's always plenty of bizarre adventures in store.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Characters & Voice Actors

Joestar, Joseph
Joestar, Joseph
Main
Sugita, Tomokazu
Japanese
Sugita, Tomokazu
Brando, Dio
Brando, Dio
Main
Koyasu, Takehito
Japanese
Koyasu, Takehito
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
Tsuda, Naokatsu
Director, Storyboard
Suzuki, Kenichi
Suzuki, Kenichi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kato, Toshiyuki
Kato, Toshiyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Osedo, Satoshi
Osedo, Satoshi
Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(9/26)

Episode Title Aired
1 Dio the Invader
Shinryakusha Dio (侵略者ディオ)
Oct 6, 2012
2 A Letter From the Past
Kako kara no Tegami (過去からの手紙)
Oct 13, 2012
3 Youth With Dio
Dio to no Seishun (ディオとの青春)
Oct 20, 2012
4 Overdrive
Overdrive (波紋疾走(オーバードライブ))
Oct 27, 2012
5 The Dark Knights
Ankoku no Kishi-tachi (暗黒の騎士達)
Nov 3, 2012

Edit 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)

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "Roundabout" by YES (eps 1-25)
#2: "BLOODY STREAM" by Coda (ep 26)



More reviewsReviews

literaturenerd
Mar 24, 2015
Overview:

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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whitetail45
Feb 4, 2014
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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Rage-The-Dragoon
Jun 17, 2015
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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gaptoothsailor
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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