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

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 1: Phantom Blood

Alternative Titles

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

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 7.641 (scored by 8157 users)
Ranked: #27142
Popularity: #210
Members: 13,819
Favorites: 295
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.

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Synopsis

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)

Characters

 Dio
Brando, Dio
Main
 Jonathan
Joestar, Jonathan
Main
 Robert E. O.
Speedwagon, Robert E. O.
Main
 Will A.
Zeppeli, Will A.
Main
 Dire
Dire
Supporting
 Poco
Poco
Supporting
 Tonpeti
Tonpeti
Supporting



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Dec 29, 2011
The_Redux
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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Jul 6, 2008
Chag
As the starting point for one of the longest running manga series', JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 1: Phantom Blood, while certainly not very flashy, provides a solid foundation on which Araki builds the rest of the JoJo saga.

The story of Phantom Blood is simple: save the world by killing the false childhood friend turned vampire. To accomplish this feat, Araki introduces "Hamon", a fighting technique based on breathing. Though an interesting concept, Hamon is not the most creative feature to be found even in shonen manga, especially compared with the wonderfully imaginative "Stands" introduced by the third JoJo series "Stardust Crusaders". Nevertheless, along with the read more
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Classic manga based on immense power and manliness. Great reading.
While these manga have different genres of horror and science fiction, both series contain characters and events inspired by Fist of The North Star including manly heroics, tragic origins, dying friends, violent battles, and monstrous villains. Lastly, both heroes Jonathan Joestar and Blue follow the belief of enduring tragedies and embracing their kind spirit.

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