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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 1: Phantom Blood (Manga)

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 1: Phantom Blood

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Synonyms: Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken: Phantom Blood, Dai Ichi Bu Jonathan Joestar: Sono Seishun
Japanese: ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 ファントムブラッド


Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 44
Status: Finished
Published: 1987 to 1988
Authors: Araki, Hirohiko (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)


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Jonathan Joestar, a young wealthy son living in Victorian England, has his life destroyed by a recently orphaned Dio Brando, who was taken in by Jonathan's father. Dio, who plots to drive Jonathan to insanity and inherit the Joestar fortune, becomes an unstoppable vampire that Jonathan must fight.

Related Manga

Sequel: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 2: Battle Tendency
Spin-off: Jorge Joestar
Adaptation: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012)


Brando, Dio
Joestar, Jonathan
 Robert E. O.
Speedwagon, Robert E. O.
 Will A.
Zeppeli, Will A.

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Dec 29, 2011
In the world of Manga and Anime you're likely to find many unusual stories that are massive and incredibly unique in scope, several of which garner high praise and several more that fall into obscurity. In this case while the aptly named JoJo's Bizarre Adventure has left a massive cultural impact on the Manga industry overall, its first saga "Phantom Blood" only brings a small (but very important) part of the overall appeal of the series.

To put things bluntly Phantom Blood's story isn't anything ground breaking: it is essentially what you'd get if you tried to cross Castlevania with a dark adventure series and feels read more
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May 17, 2014
If you're looking for a shonen horror filled with MANLY characters then continue reading. This is part 1 of the entire JoJo's Bizarre Adventure working best as a trilogy with Battle Tendency & Stardust Crusaders.

The beginning of JoJo seems a bit rough at first but manages to give the outline for its primary themes of the series. Taking place in the late 1880's in England, we are introduced to a prologue of an Aztec civilization having a ritual with a Stone Mask which would later embark as the symbolic plot device for this arc. The next few pages reveal the Joestar family & the read more
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Classic manga based on immense power and manliness. Great reading.
Both are Weekly Shonen Jump manga that deal with vampires.

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