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JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Stardust Crusaders

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Dai San Bu Kujo Jotaro: Mirai e no Isan, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 3, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders
Japanese: ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 スターダストクルセイダース


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2014 to Sep 13, 2014
Premiered: Spring 2014
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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In a Japanese jail sits 17-year-old Joutarou Kuujou: punk, fighter, delinquent...and possessed by a force beyond his control! Around the world, evil spirits are awakening: "Stands," monstrous invisible creatures which give their bearers incredible powers. To save his mother's life, Joutarou must tame his dark forces and travel around the world to Cairo, Egypt, where a hundred-year-old vampire thirsts for the blood of his family. But the road is long, and an army of evil Stand Users wait to kill JoJo and his friends...

(Source: VIZ Media)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Joestar, Joseph
Joestar, Joseph
Ishizuka, Unshou
Ishizuka, Unshou
Kuujou, Joutarou
Kuujou, Joutarou
Ono, Daisuke
Ono, Daisuke
Takamori, Natsumi
Takamori, Natsumi
Kakyouin, Noriaki
Kakyouin, Noriaki
Hirakawa, Daisuke
Hirakawa, Daisuke
Polnareff, Jean-Pierre
Polnareff, Jean-Pierre
Komatsu, Fuminori
Komatsu, Fuminori


Tsuda, Naokatsu
Tsuda, Naokatsu
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Suzuki, Kenichi
Suzuki, Kenichi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Ogura, Hirofumi
Ogura, Hirofumi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Fujimoto, Jirou
Fujimoto, Jirou
Episode Director

More episodes Episodes(10/24)

# Episode Title Aired
1 A Man Possessed by an Evil Spirit
Akuryou ni Toritsukareta Otoko (悪霊にとりつかれた男)
Apr 5, 2014
2 Who Will Be the Judge!?
Sabaku no wa Dare da!? (裁くのは誰だ!?)
Apr 12, 2014
4 Tower of Gray
Tower of Gray (灰の塔(タワー・オブ・グレー))
Apr 26, 2014
5 Silver Chariot
Silver Chariot (銀の戦車(シルバーチャリオッツ))
May 3, 2014
6 Dark Blue Moon
Dark Blue Moon (暗青の月(ダークブルームーン))
May 10, 2014

Opening Theme

"STAND PROUD" by Jin Hashimoto (橋本仁) (eps 2-10, 12-24)

Ending Theme

"Walk Like an Egyptian" by The Bangles (eps 3-7, 9, 11-24)

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Nov 22, 2015
The third arc Stardust Crusaders was not what i expected, i thought it was going to be as perfect as Battle Tendecy, i even enjoyed more Phantom Blood, i think what i liked was the Hamon ability, i mean the Stand is a good concept but it is repetitive; I was always thinking in Battle Tendency ''there's no way JoJo can overcome this situation and somebody will help him'' but he did because he was smart a trickster, that's what i liked, not knowing what was next, here in Stardust Crusaders everything was obvious at least 90% of the time i knew what was going read more
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Jun 20, 2015
I saw various clips from Stardust Crusaders before I was even familiar with the whole JoJo scene. so I did the obvious, I started watching the 2012 version of the Bizarre Adventure and work my way up to watching Stardust Crusaders. But in all honesty the prequel was clearly better.

The typical trope in any shonen-type show is a character starting off with a very low amount of skill, but an incredible amount of potential. this is what invests you into watching a show like this, you wish to see the characters evolve, improve themselves, learn new ability's etc.

Despite the flaws the original bizarre adventure had, read more
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Sep 6, 2014
I found myself stuck in the puddle of mediocrity that is 2014 summer season. Akame ga Kill, Tokyo Ghoul, Aldnoah.Zero and SAO II. I was slowly losing my faith in anime and on several occasions I thought that I should try to go outside my room and socialize with other Homo Sapiens. It was that bad.


Then I saw a pillar.

A pillar of hope.

A pillar of testosterone and manlyness.

A pillar of Jojo.

Story: 10 pillars of hope/10 pillars of hope

"This makes my plays look like Mars of Destruction in comparison" -William Shakespeare

Where do I begin? At the start most likely. It starts with our hero Jotaro read more
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Sep 19, 2014
I love me some JoJo. But holy shit I could feel the animators spaghetti falling out of their pockets animating this piece of crap.

Animation: Good. Took a minor quality dive compared to the prequal.

Characters: Jotaro-"Yare Yare." Joseph- "OH NO!" Avdol- "MR. JOESTAR!" Kakyoin- "Hm." Polnareff- "UWAAAAH"......There. You don't need to know about the characters now.

Story: Terrible. They thought it would be a fun idea to have a villain of the week, all of which have the planning and strategy of a toddler playing Battleship. You could actually watch the first episode of this show, skip the rest, and then go watch the next season read more
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Anime: Hunter x Hunter (2011)
Two classic shounen series. Hunter x Hunter and Jojo Stardust Crusaders takes on the adventure theme and brings together a show chronicling characters' journeys. The main male protagonist from both series are strong, resilient, and deep down cares about people he befriends with. In particular, they have a connection with their parent guardian. Both series has a lot of action with supernatural abilities involved and fighting spirit. I recommend both series for fans who are looking for a show with engaging storytelling. 
reportRecommended by Stark700
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Both series are very good shounens, have similar powers (Stands and Oversouls), extremely charismatic characters, supernatural stuff and very good fights with many twists. 
reportRecommended by Loalder
Anime: Persona 4 The Animation
JoJo is a series that has been heavily influenced by many titles, such as FotNS, but it has also had an influence over other series. The most obvious of these influences is the concept of 'Stands' and how similar - tarot cards and all, but thankfully without fusion - it is to 'Personas' seen in the Persona series.

Whilst the moment Jotaro put a gun to his head instantly reminded me of Persona 3, rather than superficial aspets, it is more just the basic concept of a person having another self that fights for them - linked to tarot cards reflecting their combat  read more 
reportRecommended by AironicallyHuman
Anime: Ushio to Tora (TV)
Both are modern adaptations of popular early 90s shounen manga which previously had only received an OVA series.

Both are somewhat episodic and have many villains join the side of the hero after fighting with them. Both main characters are high school students who have a power which only they can see. 
reportRecommended by Jerkhov
Anime: One Piece
Both series tells about a adventure around the world (from Japan to Egypt in JoJo and from East Blue to Raftel in One Piece). Similiar fightinig abilities and the main characters have both a funny grandpa who has a lot great fights in the past. And in main crew of both are a Frenchman who is nice to ladies.  
reportRecommended by Joseph-Jones
Anime: Kill la Kill
Both series have brutal non-stop over-the-top fighting, are more like classic shonen than modern shonen, have a similar main protagonist (Ryuko Matoi and Jotaro Kujo) and main antagonist (Ragyo Kiryuin and Dio Brando), and have similar powers (Kill La Kill has Goku Uniforms and Kamuis and JoJo has Stands). 
reportRecommended by Domayv

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