JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (TV)

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012)

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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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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)


Score: 7.881 (scored by 10611871,061,187 users)
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Ranked: #8092
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Popularity: #58
Members: 1,642,877
Favorites: 36,867

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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.

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Mizusaki, Junpei
Producer, Episode Director
Fukuda, Jun
Okada, Akihiko
Assistant Producer
Tsuda, Naokatsu
Director, Storyboard


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)

Ending Theme

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


Jan 10, 2024
I LOVE JOJO, every characther is iconic in their own way and very memorable, the backstories of every characther are well written, the voice actors put so much emotions in their characthers, it's amazing, the music is awesome, the story is incredible and full of surprises, the art style fits the story SO WELL, it's a bizarre story, therefore, it needs a bizarre art style, i love every jojo and every main villain, i really recomend it, you won't regret it, you will enjoy it if you like shonens with a lot of lore, you will love this anime for the rest of your life, ...
Jan 28, 2024
Mixed Feelings
The first 2 parts of JoJo's Bizarre Adventures is one of the good animes I watched. Ofcourse you know it felt really wierd in the beginning, watching the wierd art style and old animation. But you know when the story started to progress it was cool. We don't really see the MC die quite early in a shounen anime. But JoJo did it. The characters were insane. You get to see some insane wierd characters in this anime but you know that insanity makes the story really cool. Just watch it its really cool but don't expect much from the art and animation. I will ...
Nov 24, 2023
ok i dont even know how to start this. Ive been holding on this series... dunno why... but after so much time and the good rating i finaly gave it a try.
Oh boy what a ride it was. It so bad overall, and i dont understand this ratings at all.
For start the art... Its horrible, its like a 80's american cartoon. Does not feel or look like a anime at all. The same with the fights look like old cartoon soo bad. The anotomy its a joke, they make strange poses all the time... and all that talk... simples & stupid talk during fights... but ...

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