JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (TV)


JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012)

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (2012), Battle Tendency, Phantom Blood, Sentou Chouryuu, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure The Animation
Japanese: ジョジョの奇妙な冒険
English: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012)
German: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood
Spanish: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. Phantom Blood
French: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
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Information

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
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, VampireVampire
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.881 (scored by 10870681,087,068 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #8342
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #58
Members: 1,682,547
Favorites: 37,354

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Synopsis

The year is 1868; English nobleman George Joestar and his son Jonathan become indebted to Dario Brando after being rescued from a carriage incident. What the Joestars don't realize, however, is that Dario had no intention of helping them; he believed they were dead and was trying to ransack their belongings. After Dario's death 12 years later, George—hoping to repay his debt—adopts his son, Dio.

While he publicly fawns over his new father, Dio secretly plans to steal the Joestar fortune. His first step is to create a divide between George and Jonathan. By constantly outdoing his foster brother, Dio firmly makes his place in the Joestar family. But when Dio pushes Jonathan too far, Jonathan defeats him in a brawl.

Years later, the two appear to be close friends to the outside world. But trouble brews again when George falls ill, as Jonathan suspects that Dio is somehow behind the incident—and it appears he has more tricks up his sleeve.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken was announced on July 5, 2012 at a press conference celebrating the 25th anniversary Hirohiko Araki's long-running series. The anime is a full adaptation of the first two parts in the series, Phantom Blood and Sentou Chuuryuu (Battle Tendency). While the animation was produced by David Production, the opening theme animations were produced by the studio Kamikaze Douga (神風動画).

Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Mizusaki, Junpei
Producer, Episode Director
Kajita, Kouji
Producer
Fukuda, Jun
Producer
Okada, Akihiko
Assistant Producer


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Opening Theme

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1: "JoJo ~Sono Chi no Sadame~ (ジョジョ~その血の運命~)" by Hiroaki TOMMY Tominaga (eps 2-9)
2: "BLOODY STREAM" by Coda (eps 11-25)
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Ending Theme

1: "Roundabout" by YES (eps 1-25)
2: "BLOODY STREAM" by Coda (eps 26)

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Reviews

Apr 7, 2013
This is my favorite series ever, and it finally got a real weekly anime adaptation after 25 years—the ‘94 and ‘00 OVAs and the Phantom Blood movie, which never saw DVD/home video release do not count—there is definitely some bias in this review. That said, there’s a reason I still didn’t give it a perfect score, and it’s because I’m still trying to keep a hint of objectivity in here.

Art - 8/10

I suppose I’ll start off with how it adapted the source material. Unlike the OVAs and Phantom Blood movie, there were no cuts in content, and it actually adapted parts 1 and 2 of ...
Mar 24, 2015
Mixed Feelings
Overview:

Nearly every review of JoJo 2012 praises it as a MASTERPIECE, because it represents a triumphant return for the macho manly anime of the past. I have a slightly different perspective than most critics on MAL, so unsurprisingly my conclusion was a little different as well. If I was born between 1995 and 2000 and grew up during the "sparkling kawaii desu moe" era of anime where every male protagonist is a whiny pussy, I too would be inclined to give Jojo a 10/10 out of sheer novelty alone. However, I was born in the 1980s and I actually remember the GAR days of manly ...
Sep 19, 2016
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is probably right now one of the most praised titles on this database, but is this actually deserved?

Well, after an era where moe has overtake the industry, with shows trying too hard to be cute that ended up being annoying, plus the overexpose of those titles, it's no wonder a show that pander to old school anime fans, when the anime was good, and was full of GAR male and manly protagonist and not loser and pussies. But nostalgia is one of the best liars, and actually, the old school anime is, most of the times, ultraviolent OVAs without any substance, with ...

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