Ranked #1371
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure OVA 1, JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken
Japanese: ジョジョの奇妙な冒険


Type: OVA
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 19, 1993 to Nov 18, 1994
Producers: APPP
Duration: 35 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.551 (scored by 6372 users)
Ranked: #13712
Popularity: #1762
Members: 15,071
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Kujo Jotaro is a normal, popular Japanese high-schooler, until he thinks that he is possessed by a spirit, and locks himself in prison. After seeing his grandfather, Joseph Joestar, and fighting Joseph's friend Muhammad Abdul, Jotaro learns that the "Spirit" is actually Star Platinum, his Stand, or fighting energy given a semi-solid form. Later, his mother gains a Stand, and becomes sick. Jotaro learns that it is because the vampire Dio Brando has been revived 100 years after his defeat to Jonathan Joestar, Jotaro's great-great-grandfather. Jotaro decides to join Joseph and Abdul in a trip to Egypt to defeat Dio once and for all.

Related Anime

Adaptation: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 3: Stardust Crusaders
Prequel: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2000)
Alternative version: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders 2nd Season

Characters & Voice Actors

Avdol, Mohammed
Avdol, Mohammed
Kobayashi, Kiyoshi
Kobayashi, Kiyoshi
Brando, Dio
Brando, Dio
Tanaka, Nobuo
Tanaka, Nobuo
Joestar, Joseph
Joestar, Joseph
Otsuka, Chikao
Otsuka, Chikao
Bertorelli, Enrico
Bertorelli, Enrico


Kitakubo, Hiroyuki
Director, Episode Director, Script, Screenplay
Kon, Satoshi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Screenplay
Fujimoto, Jirou
Episode Director
Hayama, Junichi
Storyboard, Animation Director, Character Design, Chief Animation Director

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Oct 12, 2008
This anime series is based on the 3rd story arc of the manga, Stardust Crusaders. Though I strongly suggest you watch this anime, it will be confusing if you have no have familiarity with the first two story arcs of the manga which is a a major draw back. Though the DVDs do have an extra that narrates them, it’s not that fun if you don’t read them first hand because you really see the transitions each story arc goes through and they are all captivating, and still continues to be that way as the manga progresses even after Stardust Crusaders. Obviously when Araki created read more
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Nov 11, 2010
This OVA series is based on the third part of the popular, long-running manga series JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, known as Stardust Crusaders, and the condensation from a 152 chapter strong series to a 13 episode OVA series results in the removal of a lot of material from the original work, condensing it into almost a ‘summary’ of the story, with several of the key fights highlighted and detailed. In some cases, as such with the final episode and several other times during the OVA, the events are changed due to some dramatic licensing from the directors, but this does not directly impact the storyline whatsoever. read more
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Nov 10, 2013
Collecting these ovs´s a looong time ago on VHS for me was a must! based from what i heard from classmates and seen on a old vhs tape trailer it was MORE than worth it and i will never ever discard this. The first thing i noticed was the marute drawing wich looked pretty well for its time, a more ´upgraded a la fist of the north star animation´ and looked more tight and ofc handdrawn near its best, the way we don´t see it anymore. And since this storyline only folowed only 2 arc´s of the manga franchise it was kinda read more
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Apr 21, 2012
Style - If there's one thing JJBA has in abundance, it's style. The art and animation in this OVA is absolutely wonderful. The character design is very stylish (I don't mind the fact that everyone looks like a bodybuilder), and the animation is fluid. The fight scenes are awesome. 3 out of 3.

Character - The characters have some recognizable personality but are not fully fleshed out. Jotaro is a bit of a thug - he broke D'Arby's finger for attempting to cheat at poker. Polnareff is a manchild, he is arrogant and constantly gets into fights for no good reason. That's about all that read more
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Over the top violence. Buff men punching bad guys at lightning speeds. Super dramatic poses!
Both series share some key themes: supernatural abilities determined by one's deepest wishes, the concept of soul, similar "food chain" theme of superhuman creatures and a character who can stop time.
Both are action anime with lot of violence and strong characters fighting against enemies. Both are OVA. Abashiri Ikka is more comedy while JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is more fantasy.
Both are old-school OVA. Both have main character that fights agains some sort of evil. Both main characters have som sort of alter ego, but while in Baoh Raihousha the main character changes into it, in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure main character summons it. Both have similar old animation and are violent, even gory. Both are based on manga by same mangaka.
Althrough differen in genres, both are about group of people with supernatural powers going to Egypt and fighting enemies with supernatural powers there. Both have battles in desert and a dog who sides with the good guys. In both, people have powers that represent something (fighting spirit in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and food in Sore Ike! Anpanman). While JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is horror, Sore Ike! Anpanman: Niji no Pyramid is for kids.
Both are supernatural action horrors featuring a vampire. Both have lot of violence and fighting scenes. Both have old animation and were later remade with new animation. While in Hellsing the vampire is main character, in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure the main character is fighting against vampire.

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