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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: Saturdays at 00:30 (JST)
Studios: David Production
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.361 (scored by 275,072 users)
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Ranked: #1992
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Popularity: #120
Members: 491,541
Favorites: 17,388


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 
report Recommended by supermegasonic
Both are wilfully ridiculous and over-the-top macho silliness revolving around seemingly idiotic protagonists who both have an excellent knack for gambits. 
report Recommended by Lindle
-Both main protagonist and antagonist look and act similar to each other. -Both series have a side character giving long exposition on the current situation in the battle -Expect a manly tear here and there  
report Recommended by Daitomodachi
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. 
report Recommended by Dodecahedron-O24
Fights by any place with personal styles and a bit bloody. The body of the characters can squirm-himself to kick or punch of the best way and without time to boring! 
report Recommended by Ranxomare
Both are based on manga written by Hirohiko Araki, so they share some elements. They have heroic protagonists, who use their supernatural abilities to fight strong, evil opponents. Both anime are quite action-packed and violent. The main difference between them is that JoJo is horror, while Baoh is sci-fi. 
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
These 2 shows are not similar in regards of plot or characters. The main themes are severely different. But Oreshura has a lot of jokes that are built on references from JoJo. The comedy is hilarious if you've already seen JoJo, and if you haven't, you'll miss out on a lot of them. So if you've watched JoJo, give Oreshura a try. And if you're looking to give Oreshura a shot, consider watching JoJo first. As stated in the anime; "at least watch part 4".  
report Recommended by Katakurin
Both series are loaded with super muscular men, full shounen style and packed with comedy! 
report Recommended by Kururu4ever
Both anime feature strong protagonists, who have to defeat seemingly invincible enemies who threaten humanity. Both have a lot of over the top action and some comedy. 
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
The 2nd Part of JoJo (Episodes 10 - 26), emphasises heavily on the use of the heroes defeating physically superior opponents through thought out tactics and adapting to their situation, something FMA is constantly praised for. Both series also have a strong emphasis on themes of family, the difference being that FMA focuses on the ideals of the interaction between family members, whereas JoJo focuses more on the importance of a bloodline's principals and inherited will. 
report Recommended by OtakuJidai
Both series features a lot of action and drama. The main male protagonist in both series are also tough, independent, and strong. Both series has a great story with insightful characters. They also feature supernatural elements involving the story that has a similar atmosphere.  
report Recommended by Stark700
Vampires, Nazis and over the top action. both series are equally ludicrous. hellsing isn't as macho as jojo but it has ridiculous amounts of gore. 
report Recommended by Captain_Hawkes
Both anime are very over-theatric especially when it comes to how the main characters talk. Both of the main characters are geniuses when it comes to their quick thinking in handling situations. 
report Recommended by trigger_segfault
Both shows take GAR to a whole new level. Who doesn't like seeing buffed men fight with each other right? Both of these are filled with fight scenes and manliness. Though Berserk is more bloody so if you're a pussy you might wanna reconsider. They're both awesome though so you don't wanna miss out. 
report Recommended by PrimeX
Two popular anime where the settings are memorable, as it would deal with the how characters faced battles amongst others and themselves due to times of joy, adventure, defeat and agony. 
report Recommended by albertbrown
While the manga of JoJo is seen as one of the forefathers of standard battle manga/anime, Ushio to Tora's manga is seen as one of the forefathers of youkai battle manga/anime. Both of these anime have an old-school feel to them and are re-adaptations of manga that got sub-par OVAs years ago. Also, they both have great action scenes and can get a bit brutal at times (JoJo especially). Both anime should be watched before other mainstream shounen because they have influenced those mainstream shounen. At least, that's what I think. 
report Recommended by Tension-Tenshi
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) 
report Recommended by BDL
Both titles are based on old school franchises from the 1980's. Both anime feature a main protagonist who fights against vampires and other various nightmarish creatures. Both are action-packed anime with blood and gore. They also have a similar dark atmosphere. If you like one, you will enjoy the other.  
report Recommended by Hellspawn28
Manly shows with fighting evil and some (mostly unintentional) funny moments. 
report Recommended by Frezlaj
Both of these anime fall under the same demographic and are intended for a similar audience. They feature a main protagonist who fights against supernatural creatures (vampires in JoJo, demons in Devilman). They also contain a lot of gore and violence. 
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
The events in both of these OVAs happen in a post-apocalyptic world. The main characters are both tall, muscular and very powerful men. They also try to help innocent people by killing evildoers in gory and violent ways.  
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
Both of these anime fall under the same demographic and are intended for a similar audience. They feature a main protagonist who fights against supernatural creatures (vampires in JoJo, demons in Devilman). They also contain a lot of gore and violence. 
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
First Squad is mostly similar to the second part of JoJo, especially in the way they rewrite history. The events in both anime happen shortly before / during World War II, while adding supernatural elements to the mix, such as zombies, ghosts or vampires. In both anime, the main characters fight against these supernatural forces to protect their world. So, overall, both anime have the same historical background and supernatural elements, a lot of action and violence and an overall similar vibe, even though JoJo is more entertaining. 
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
Since Hokuto no Ken was a major influence for the early parts of JoJo, I'd say these anime have a lot of similarities. The character designs and very similar, and there is a lot of action and violence. The stories are also similar, as they both focus on a fight between two brothers: one that is overly ambitious, and the other one who is trying to stop him. Destiny is also a major theme in both series. 
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
Both anime have a similar setting, as they are both set in Victorian-era England. In both anime, the main protagonists are noblemen, whose lives are turned upside down after the death of their parents. Both anime have supernatural elements and creatures, with JoJo having vampires and Kuroshitsuji having demons. They both also tackle the infamous case of Jack the Ripper. Both anime have a lot of action, as well as some homosexual undertones. Overall, they have a similar atmosphere. 
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
Both anime have been influenced by Hokuto no Ken, and share some plot elements. In both anime, the protagonist is blessed with inhuman strength and uses it to defeat evildoers. Also, both anime show a conflict between two siblings. Apart from the plot, both anime also have a similar character design, having many manly muscular male characters. 
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
While the plots of these two anime are different, they both have the same atmosphere and give off the same feel to the viewer. Both feature flashy colors, over the top action, GAR characters and manly tears. 
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
Both of these anime fall under the same demographic and are intended for a similar audience. They feature a main protagonist who fights against supernatural creatures (vampires in JoJo, demons in Devilman). They also contain a lot of gore and violence. 
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
The death of a beloved family member sets two men on different paths. One wants to control everything. The other wants to stop him. 
report Recommended by HunterRose
Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku, although short, is made to be literally Jojo's Bizarre Adventure featuring satirical real life world leaders deciding political affairs in games of Mahjong. That means, you will get to see Junichiro Koizumi, previously Japan's Prime Minister, clashing directly with people like the Bushs, North Korea dictators, and China's proeminent political figures: all of this with the over the top action and exaggerated situations intrinsic to Jojo. 
report Recommended by eldritch
This comparison applies to all seasons of JoJo and Stray Dogs. One of the main similarities that I noticed between two series is that their characters and the powers of these characters are based off of real people or groups and their works. JoJo names their characters and stands with well known bands and musical artists. JoJo also uses song names to name stand powers as well. Stray Dogs names their characters off of well known authors or writers. Their powers are named based off of the titles of some books they wrote. These shows are on point with their references and if your the  read more 
report Recommended by Phlaryx
Both of them are action and fast-paced anime that will make you feel the flow for real..they have some good fights and humor as well..they include the adventures of travelling main characters that are looking for their friends/ facing evil guys 
report Recommended by Moayedz_ldn
Both are bizzare Everything and plan that mc thinks is narrated Events happen outcome comes and everything is explain afterwards  
report Recommended by Waifwu
Ninja Batman is a stunning anime-film made by Kamikaze Douga studio. Technically, it's their debut because prior to that they only made some short animations and music videos. Kamikaze Douga's banner is to make animation aimed primarily at people that love anime and not the ones that are influenced by Western culture. Kamikaze Douga took the principle of "When in Rome, do as Romans" and created Ninja Batman. Now, the reason why I recommend Ninja Batman to people who like Jojo is because these two share the same level of bizarre over-the-top action fueled by the brilliant soundtrack and stylized visuals. Very much like Jojo, Ninja Batman  read more 
report Recommended by Rusolando-Kun
Both are historical adventure series based on acclaimed manga series that while action packed and goofy, are not afraid to get violent and bloody. The heroes in both are daring and clever (Sugimoto is essentially a synthesis of Jonathan and Joseph), and the villains in both are crazy insane. 
report Recommended by Dewelleric
Joseph Joestar and Lupin III are similar characters in how they are cheeky scoundrels who use fun bs like crazy disguises, bait and switches, and maneuvres to win the day. Fun adventures 
report Recommended by SadSceneryBoi
Both series focus on fighting and super powers if you loved fight's in DBZ then you'll be not dissapointed by awesome fights in JoJo 
report Recommended by SpaceTheGamer
#DankRecs If you like Jojo you should probably like Akame ga Kill and vice versa. They both actually gives a pretty similar feels, which is: -Over the top fullpacked actions -Characters having 'bizarre' abilities -Simple/Easy to understand plotline -People actually die when they're killed -Fanservice in their own respective way (Jojo by using homoerotic machoness, Akame ga Kill with the camera angles, Esdeath, Leone, etc) -As both are shounens, the usual exaggerating shounen vibes are present in both series. 
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You'll see some random stuff in those both animes. Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo takes the "random" concept in a comedy way, and Jojo's Bizarre Adventure in an intentional weird way. While the first one is pure dadaist, surreal, absurd comedy, the second one tries to be serious and its really weird scenes seems to be logical when you watch them in context. They also share a "manly" main character (with some sense of fashion, you know) and unexpected secondary characters. 
report Recommended by Hypeantonio
Features a lot of genre-shifts over the course of the series and many asspulls. If you loved the wacky character designs of the monsters and such in Flamenco, you'll love the bizarre character designs in JoJo. Has a memorable OST, Opening, and Ending. A good time all around.  
report Recommended by HostileKumquat
Both are awesome, ridiculous and over the top with charming characters 
report Recommended by cursed_universe
Both are very ridiculous in fighting style and the characters are all macho  
report Recommended by code1068
If you saw JoJo 2012 and decided you really like manly men doing manly things, you will love Hokuto no Ken: the movie from 1984. The manliest anime EVER! Accept no substitutes! 
report Recommended by literaturenerd
Both series features a lot of action and the main male protagonist is a strong character with his own ambitions. Both series has similar artwork and style with exaggerated comedy and violence. They both take action and presents it in an entertaining way that's more than the typical 'strategy/shounen' fights. Both series has a shounen vibe to them that has a old school feeling. 
report Recommended by Stark700
I'd recomend all the jojo's that have come out but i guess with one it's enough The whole setting, the drama, the questions arising on how the hell is everything happenning and exposition at the end reminds me a whole lot about jojo and it's because it's not exciting watching them win or knowing they will win It's H O W they manage to win. 
report Recommended by KirisameMaricha
+Both contain street fighting and similar characters. +Both are masterpieces of this worldly plain. 
report Recommended by Issakusakuya
While Jojo's Bizarre Adventure takes it to a slightly higher level in terms of action and fighting, the Kenichi OVA's still manage to entertain the viewer by providing a well continuation of the prequel story and adds on top of that better art and animation which is similar to Jojo's art but also with better and more intense fights! 
report Recommended by RafaelDeJongh
Both series feature story arcs involving heroic men, martial artists and vampires. Jungle King Tar-chan debuts as a Tarzan parody but quickly turns into a battle shonen which include tournament arcs that contain both martial arts and wrestling. It's not until episodes 31-40 where it heads to the vampire arc, but the earlier episodes are still entertaining and filled with manliness! JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is more over-the-top in content, yet shares the same masculine spirit as Tar-chan and other shonen series of the 1980's. While they may seem cheesy at first glance, both series eventually offer more depth towards the ending of their story arcs. 
report Recommended by THEAnimeHERO
Both shonen series are from the 1980's which were inspired by Fist Of The North Star. Otokojuku begins with comedy while JoJo follows a traditional vampire story. What JoJo and Otokojuku have in common include the following: 1. Similar main characters as Momotaro & Jonathan are modeled after Kenshiro in terms of appearance and similar in personality. 2. A very testosterone heavy tone embracing unselfish acts of heroism and bravery. 3. Can be ridiculous but in very entertaining way. 4. Fights focus on fictional martial arts and very unbelievable strategies. 5. Stories contain tragic events expressing its signature concept of "manly tears". 6. Momotaro & Jotaro are very similar especially  read more 
report Recommended by THEAnimeHERO
JoJo is about manliest men ever. Madoka is about girliest magic girls ever. There are stories that can make you laugh, cry and "what`s going on" at the same time.  
report Recommended by pururin-rin
Both have a strong emphasis on family heritage and adventure where the characters meet enemies and allies along the way and often have to use their wit to get out of situations. Both also start in Europe.  
report Recommended by VioLink
Both titles are based on manga from the 1980's. Both anime feature muscular main characters that fight against supernatural creatures and fights with superhuman martial arts. They contain a lot of GAR action, blood, and gore. Battle Royal High School is a bit more gorier than JoJo's Bizarre Adventure though. If you like one, you will probably like the other.  
report Recommended by Hellspawn28
Both are modern anime adaptations of classic manga from the 1980's. They both have a protagonist, who use their superhuman abilities to fight strong evil creatures (vampires in JoJo, zoanoids in Guyver). Both are very action-packed anime with blood and gore. The big difference between the two is that JoJo is horror, while The Guyver is sci-fi. If you like one, you will enjoy the other.  
report Recommended by Hellspawn28
Both are modern anime adaptions of classic manga. In both anime, the main protagonist uses their superhuman abilities to fight supernatural creatures and must defeat a former friend. Both are very action-packed anime with blood and gore. If you like one, you will enjoy the other.  
report Recommended by Hellspawn28
Main character fight against supernatural beings in stylish and cinematic way. Both are very tactical (at least most of the time). JoJo use a little bit more of it in the second part which can become ridiculous at times, but i think it part of the fun. Messina and Loggins remind me a bit of Shiroganehiko and Koganehiko. 
report Recommended by NoBleachNoLife
Despite in slayers protagonist is a small woman both titles shares the same spirit of the adventure, they care much about action and less about character development. JoJo is just Slayers in modern setting, where magic seems just a bit more realistic and all main characters are bulky men. 
report Recommended by Chesanita
Both these anime forgo much logic choosing to take the path of fun ridiculous campyness over srs bsns realism. Not for those unable to allow themselves a good time, but sure to be enjoyed by the rest of us.  
report Recommended by StreetFighter
Did you extremely entertaining action? Do you like hilarious moments? Do you like things that you can just shut your brain off and watch? Well, if you answered yes to those questions, you'll like Kill la Kill or Jojo. Both let you turn your brain off and let you watch some really awesome actions with a cast of pretty interesting and well developed characters. Jojo generally handles itself a lot more seriously than KLK, but that doesn't take away from either at all. 
report Recommended by Jazzy_Maz
Gentle and lazy blue haired protagonist and his legacy fighting a charismatic fabulous blond stud with cosmic ambition and looser morals through battle of wits in a sprawling epic where nobody is plot armored. LotGH is far more serious, realistic, politically and militarily centred, science fiction/space opera, the perfect seinen, while JoJo is well bizarre, very creative in its setting, supernatural with super powers, the perfect shounen. Good old retro titles, seminal masterpieces, influencing the entire medium, and getting a re-adaptation nowadays! Bonus: both strongly influenced Death Note. 
report Recommended by Roruman
both are the "over the top" kind of show with very simple plot line and lots of action , both have some very good characters with unique soundtracks and both are very enjoyable . 
report Recommended by Mezo-RPWPA
Both have the same thematic of light versus darkness. Both have a stylistic and charismatic duo who fights against dark creatures. Both have the good and the bad side trying to get a special item that will gives the owner more power. Both have good dramatic fights and scenes. 
report Recommended by AbsoluteXandy
Friendship, hatred etc. Both stories are just amazing. I don't wanna explain why I think they're similar, just find out for yourself. You won't regret. 
report Recommended by Azzo67890
There's plenty of action and fights. Both protagonists lose their family, have a girl they love and want to protect. There's monsters (Creatures wanting to kill people in Zetman) and zombies/vampries (in JoJo) Both protagonists want to become strong, they want to do what's right and end up fighting the "evil" 
report Recommended by Hutai
Both are anime based on manga published by Shounen Jump. They have a lot of action and an interesting power system. Fights are usually won through strategy and planning, instead of raw strength. 
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
Hilarious, unexpected and over-the-top balanced together perfectly. Just like JoJo/Sakamoto 
report Recommended by mrzangetsu
Both series have a great sense of adventure and interesting overworlds settled in real-life time periods (Jojo is at the end of the XIX century, while Bahamut is during the medieval era). Also, the protagonist of Jojo's Part 2 - Joseph, is likely similar to Favaro, with that cocky attitude and how they use dirty trick to fight their enemies. And that they care deeply about their family and friends but would never admit it. 
report Recommended by eddykapo
Both have a handsome blonde fabulous vampire voiced by Takehito Koyasu. Both have great action sequences and are enjoyable to watch. 
report Recommended by haurock
JoJo is the gold (platinum?) star standard when it comes to things likely to be referenced to by chuunibyou characters, and Inou-battle is no exception. Whilst I wouldn't recommend Inou-battle to JoJo lovers, but I do think anyone who's watched Inou-battle without watching/reading JoJo should correct that life-error immediately. You must have missed so many references... 
report Recommended by Lemon
Do you like fights, katakana flying around, excelent sountrack and occasional computer generated animation? Then be relieved, because JoJo's Bizarre Adventure as well as Yodaka no Hoshi have it all. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
At the start of the Terra Formars series, I would never have thought I'd be comparing this show with Jojo's Bizarre Adventure. How could a show about cockroaches killing humans be similar to a show about vampires and pillar men? After watching about 10 episodes, I found the answer. The answer is very simple. They're both outrageous. Simply outrageous. Let's take a look at Jojo first of all and see why it succeeded as the popular anime we know today. Characters are know to be extremely muscular and GAR. Side characters are constantly dying. The battles are remarkably memorable and particularly so extraordinary to the point the  read more 
report Recommended by KimchiHydralisk
Both are incredibly over the top anime fill with insane epic battles that are crazy, funny and just fun to watch, both anime will have you on the edge of your seat.  
report Recommended by Jayage
Dumb fun that keeps you entertained like no other series. 
report Recommended by Ignisalge
Vampire Hunter D is quite similar to the first part of JoJo. Both are gothic horror tales influenced by Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Both anime have powerful vampires, and focus on a main character who is trying to kill them. Also, both anime have a similar tone and mood. 
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