JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (TV)


JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (2012), JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (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
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
Theme: VampireVampire
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.921 (scored by 916892916,892 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #6762
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #64
Members: 1,419,186
Favorites: 33,175

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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).

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Staff

Tsuda, Naokatsu
Director, Storyboard
Suzuki, Kenichi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Takamura, Yuuta
Episode Director


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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)



Mar 24, 2015
literaturenerd (All reviews)
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 read more
Apr 7, 2013
microwavey (All reviews)
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 read more
Jun 17, 2015
Rage-The-Dragoon (All reviews)
The keyword "Bizarre" in it's title is more then appropriate.

And considering the many details the show has it's difficult to find a point to start talking about it to explain everything, but I'm going to give an attempt.

The First thing to address is probably the story and the storytelling of JoJo.
where it basically does everything wrong in such a way that it becomes hysterical to watch and not to mention the big layer of 80's cheese that covers it all.

JoJo tells it's story through the worst way possible "exposition". and not just a little bit. The characters will explain literally EVERYTHING that is happening in read more
Apr 6, 2013
Stark700 (All reviews)
It's time to take a trip back to the 1800s, an age of time when the Napoleonic era and the rise of many colonies took place among various empires. History isn't easy to trace with certain origins but Jojo's Bizarre Adventure has its origins traced back with its original series. The fantastic journey finally begins! Yup, it's here and and this series suddenly is one hell of an anime that will not only bring some nostologia but excitement to you. Join Jojo Joestar and his many bizarre adventures as he embarges on a journey and learn about the wonders of the world.

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