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 10721091,072,109 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #8292
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #59
Members: 1,659,674
Favorites: 37,091

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Episodes: /26

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.

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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

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


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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)




Reviews

Apr 7, 2024
Splitting this review into two parts for obvious reasons.

Part 1 - Phantom Blood (5/10)
I mean, it's not great. There's nothing much I really like about it besides Hamon and Will. It's my least favorite part with my least favorite Jojo. Jonathon is boring and has little to no character especially comparing him to the other Jojos. Plot's nothing special. It's just so simple. And simple can be a good thing, if you can add layers on top of that, and it fails to do that. I do like the art-style though. The fights are cool and make this part a bit better. Hamon, while not ...
Mar 18, 2024
Mixed Feelings
If you want an anime that doesn't take itself seriously at all including: corny dialogue, silly characters, goofy fight sequences and ass-pulls, I'd say give it a shot. It does these things in a way that didn't leave a sour taste in my mouth because it does these things unapologetically.

For me this part is everything I enjoy, the unapologetic unseriousness and the bizarre situations that come along with it. The pacing does not drag it is one weird situation to the next and you never feel like the characters are talking their heads off because of how funny the cast is, villains included. The ...
Apr 22, 2024
(TLDR at the end) Part 1: I first should clarify what i count as part 1. In season 1 of jojos, there are 2 stories told, that of Jonathan and Joseph. I dont consider this whole season as part 1. I consider part 1 when Jonathan was the lead, and part 2 is when Joseph was the lead..

Now that we got that clear, lets get into my thoughts about part 1: I really hate that power system Hamon. It was kinda fun and interesting at the beginning, but it got boring really fast.
Lets talk about the mc for a bit now... The main ...

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