Ranked #86

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
Premiered: Fall 2012
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.541 (scored by 57,798 users)
Ranked: #862
Popularity: #314
Members: 112,691
Favorites: 4,612
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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
Kobayashi, Yasuko
Kobayashi, Yasuko
Script, Series Composition

More episodes Episodes(1/26)

# Episode Title Aired
1 Dio the Invader
Shinryakusha Dio (侵略者ディオ)
Oct 6, 2012

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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Nov 7, 2015
I'm new to Jojo, i haven't read the manga so i didn't knew what i was getting into, nor i was expecting more than one protagonist, i instantly thought it was similar to Hokuto no Ken with a Castlevania type of vampires, and that was great, i was really surprised at everything this anime had to offer.

The story has two parts, Part 1 is Phantom Blood and Part two is Battle Tendency; Part 1 starts with the story of two young boys that met in their youth, Jonathan Joestar (JoJo) a boy from a wealthy and respected family and with a strong will and caring read more
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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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Mar 24, 2015

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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Apr 6, 2015
Quick Disclaimer. I have a ton to say about Jojo's, so this review will be very long, which is saying a lot since my other reviews are crazy long to begin with, so read with your own discretion.

Battle shounen have a bad rap in the anime community, and in my opinion, it is mainly for good reason. They are overly repetitive, extremely long in running time, and have extremely archetypal characters that develop very slowly because of said running time. However, this is only because the shows of the genre that are like this are by far the most popular (The Big 3, Fairy Tail, 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. 
reportRecommended by sbyrstall
Anime: Hunter x Hunter (2011)
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 
reportRecommended by supermegasonic
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Both series are loaded with super muscular men, full shounen style and packed with comedy! 
reportRecommended by Kururu4ever
Anime: Hokuto no Ken
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. 
reportRecommended by Neane93
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Both are wilfully ridiculous and over-the-top macho silliness revolving around seemingly idiotic protagonists who both have an excellent knack for gambits. 
reportRecommended by Lindle
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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) 
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