Two classic shounen series. Hunter x Hunter and Jojo Stardust Crusaders takes on the adventure theme and brings together a show chronicling characters' journeys. The main male protagonist from both series are strong, resilient, and deep down cares about people he befriends with. In particular, they have a connection with their parent guardian. Both series has a lot of action with supernatural abilities involved and fighting spirit. I recommend both series for fans who are looking for a show with engaging storytelling.
Both main characters are very strong and have huge potential in the beginning of the series
Both stories show former rivals/enemies that are now friends team up to take on a much bigger threat
The two MC's and their companions get stronger and become more experience after every battle they take place in
Both MC's have a goal they want to achieve by the end of their journey
The two series have amazing action battle scenes, adventure, comedy, super power, and shounen elements
These shounen battle-anime feature battles that rely more on strategy and tactics rather than on raw power and strength. Also the battles are usually short and to the point. In these anime one character doesn't hog the spotlight either. Each main character gets their time to shine.
What can you say? Battles that rely on wit, a wide cast of main characters with also big focus on the others instead of just the central one, lives are not spared, and the abilities of the characters of both universes vary from powerful to absolutely crazy. It's hard to compared JoJo's into another series out of the blue, but HxH definitely comes close.
When you look at the fights, there are nen techniques (HxH) and the stand abilities (JoJo): they work almost the same way, with strategies needed in order to win - victory is not possible without strategy and a further look at the opponent's techniques and style. Each charactern has a unique power (which is not a free choice, there are a lot of limitations) and has to create new ways to use it.
If you like this kind of confontation, you'll enjoy both animes - though HxH is more strategic and slow and JoJo has more action.
Both anime focus on young male protagonist who travels the world in order to find a certain person. They both also have a group of likable friends. These anime have an unique and balanced power system, and battles are usually won using strategy instead of pure strength. Both anime are new remakes of their older versions, and are based on manga published by Shounen Jump.
While these are two distinctly different kinds of action series, they both are staples of the genre. Hunter x Hunter is a hallmark of shounen by its efforts to take influenes from every corner of the genre and polish them to a sheer shine in its own format. So, if you enjyoed stardust crusaders or jojo in general you will like hunter x hunter...if no other reason (granted there are TONS OF REASONS WHY WOULD LOVE THIS SHOW, ITS JUST REALLY GOOD) then because they have what can only be described demon magician Dio with the sadism turned up to the most extreme.
Both feature interesting power systems/abilities.
Neither have great endings.
Both are worth a watch.
Both are action adventure shonen that helped define the genre.
Both have great protagonists accompanied by excellent casts.
Both put a large focus on characters but contain good plots.
Similar fighting mechanics, with each character having a unique way of fighting and a different strategy. High emphasis on likable side characters. Nontraditional fights (HxH has a dodgeball fight, JoJo's has a poker game, to name just two).
YES. you heard it, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. a very bizarre series, that is.
VERY VERY GREAT. really. It is Worth Watching. this changed my life, changed the way i think, and changed the way i see everything. this influenced me so much, by randomly Jojo posing on the shower or when im alone and when i got to see my otaku friends. THE TITLE SAYS EVERYTHING, ITS BIZARRE AF, WITH SO MANY REFERENCES, POSES, and yeah, .......The BIZARRE adventure of Jojo. and also, The characters are very likable. A VERY GREAT Adventure Anime, the fact that every season of this series has different main characters pleases me greatly.
HxH is a great anime too. Challenging Adventure, at its Finest. Youll never get bored watching this anime. Very fun to watch........and also very painful. the arcs are somehow connected to the previous ones in my opinion. Yes, the arcs are very enjoyable. HxH is a very great anime.... I highly recommend these two :3 read more
JoJo is a series that has been heavily influenced by many titles, such as FotNS, but it has also had an influence over other series. The most obvious of these influences is the concept of 'Stands' and how similar - tarot cards and all, but thankfully without fusion - it is to 'Personas' seen in the Persona series.
Whilst the moment Jotaro put a gun to his head instantly reminded me of Persona 3, rather than superficial aspets, it is more just the basic concept of a person having another self that fights for them - linked to tarot cards reflecting their combat abilities - that makes the two bizarrely similar. Persona goes more in a 'know thyself' narrative direction, with personas reflecting the true selves of people, where as in Stardust Crusaders Stands just exist almost as cartoonish exaggerations of their users in most cases. Still, the similarities are obvious to all that have sampled both series. read more
Both series use a spirit summoning battle system with names and characteristics inspired by tarot cards. They are both about groups of people going around fighting and saving people.
However, there's more travelling, adventure, and fighting in Jojo; and more exploring, puzzle-solving, and a more down-to-earth feel in Persona 4. The aesthetics of the series are also very different - as is evident from the posters/PVs.
Stands and Personas are a similiar concept a supernatural being conected to it's user each possesing different abilities and protagonists use them to fight bad guys.
Also both shows are really great comedies and have lots of action.
This is the closest you can get to Hokuto no Ken. Manly men, punch barrages, heroic sacrifices, brutal non-stop over the top fighting, ridiculous battle techniques, and the main character is basically Kenshiro. If you are a big HnK fan clamoring for something similar but nothing seems to fit the bill or hit the spot, Jojo is the answer you've been seeking.
Jojo bizarre aventure's author has been inspired by Hokuto no Ken so their anime adaptation have some common point, and especially with part 3 : Stardust Crusaders.
Both anime are really MANLY. Kenshirou and Jojo's group will travel between cities in order to save the world and especially a person close to them.
Also both shows take place in a "desert" .
Battle aura? Blowing up heads? Aw Hell yeah, time to roll with the punches and watch one of these classics of Shonen smackdown.
Throwing blows with colorful characters and forceful vengence. Outrageous outfits and fantastic over the top action.
Seriously, even at it's age Fist of the Northstar might just be a title you can watch while anxiously awaiting next week's episode of Stardust. Consequently, if you saw Fist of the Northstar and said to yourself "man they just don't make beafy ripped dudes fighting eachother anymore, then look no further than Jojo.
On ajin they have a creature that can become like a stand.
While ajin more hated on the stands, because they are more hard to control and can go berserk. jojo they are used for more on the good and isn't really known to the government and or police.
Both are very good shounen anime, featuring characters with similar supernatural abilities. They feature on battles between people who use their "spirits" to fight each other, and have likable characters, comedic relief and great action scenes.
Both anime are based on manga written by Hirohiko Araki. Star Platinum's design is even similar to Baoh. While they both have different stories, they both focus on the main protagonist that uses a special superhuman ability to fight against powerful evil opponents that threaten the world. Both anime have a lot of action, blood, and gore. As well as similar art and a similar vibe. The biggest difference between the two is that the main protagonist in Baoh transforms into a superhuman monster to fight against evil while in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, the main protagonist uses Stands. If you like one, you should enjoy the other.  read more
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 Baoh has sci-fi elements, while JoJo doesn't.
Both series have brutal non-stop over-the-top fighting, are more like classic shonen than modern shonen, have a similar main protagonist (Ryuko Matoi and Jotaro Kujo) and main antagonist (Ragyo Kiryuin and Dio Brando), and have similar powers (Kill La Kill has Goku Uniforms and Kamuis and JoJo has Stands).
Both have a main character who has a consistent (or at least mostly consistent) power, uses it to solve problems.
A few episodes in the franchise are almost literally the same as Yu-Gi-Oh! "Season Zero".
Before the card game became the focus, Yu-Gi-Oh was all about playing "games" with other people and pitting their soul or something similar on the line. While Yu-Gi-Oh's battles are more puzzle-based and Jojo's are more combat-based, the style seems similar. In fact, the D'arby episodes (in season 2) could probably fit right in with Yu-Gi-Oh season 0.
Both shows contain similar attractions, with spiritual forms specific to each user, who are able to provide either offense or defense. In both cases as well, the protagonist is unaware of their possession with said entities but is quick to get used to them
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 and unexpected secondary characters.
The Powers in Big Order Called Order's are Similar to what Stands are in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Most Notably in Stardust Crusaders and Diamond is Unbreakable though Big Order seems to be more serious and JoJo is more Comical at times
I know that this rec could seem strange since it seems that K-on and Jojo are in complete opposition, but I still cannot think about one without thinking about the other and here is why :
- In both you follow a group of friend in their everyday lives. Jojo SC1 has a lot of slice of life moments (that makes everybody say it's boring while I greatly enjoyed it), you see the lifes of the 5 guys of the group doing their activity : that is travelling and fighting. In K-On you see the girls in the music club having fun. In both sides, there are slice of life moments.
- There are also many elements of comedy in both : JojoSC1 is way more comedy-oriented than the other Jojo parts. K-on is basically a comedy
- Both titles features in majority a group of people of the same sex (girls in K-on, boys in Jojo) with exagerated expression (moe in K-on, GAR in Jojo)
- Lastly, the more important in my opinion, I enjoyed both series in the same way : I wasn't just watching friends having fun or travelling, I felt like I was literally taking part of their group. I was living an adventure in Jojo, I was having fun in K-on
I know this recommandation is strange, but if you liked one, there is no reason to dislike the other since they share SoL and Comedy, without romance (the Action in Jojo SC1 or the school setting in K-on can turn down at first but it is greatly enjoyable nonetheless.
Also both have a lot of memes on the Internet read more
Both series are about a group of people with special powers going across the land to stop a great evil.
The layout of both series are very similar as each story is resolved at the end of either 1 or 2 episodes, and feels quite repetitive, the character interactions in both series make them both interesting series which will hook you very quickly.
Both shows follow similar storylines centering around a group that goes on an adventure of sorts in order to save their ill family member. Both shows also deal with problems from outside, as well as intrateam problems
Both featured supernatural beings that bring chaos to the world, enemy/enemies of the week style (Stands and Clow Cards).
Both main characters (Jotaro and Sakura) use their powers (Star Platinum and Sakura Cards) to defeat all enemy targets (in JoJo Part 3, the MC must defeat a stand user by "retiring" them while in CCS, the MC must capture them). Plus, there are sidekicks who are helping them to finish their mission (JoJo Part 3 has Joseph Joestar, Jean-Pierre Polnareff, and Noriaki Kakyoin while in CCS has Keroberos, Tomoyo Daidouji and Li Syaoran). The difference are: JoJo Part 3 appeared first in 1980s than CCS (it is released in 1990s), and JoJo is a shounen series while CCS is a shoujo series. read more
Big beefy men? Check. Odd-ball casts of characters? Check. Random tangents about interesting facts that the writer threw in there because they thought it was neat? Oh you betcha. While both series are wildly different in setting and story-telling, both shows are quirky action series that manage to balance tension, brutal violence, and comedy all at the same time.
If you liked or did not like the OVA, you should check out the newer adaptation by David Production. Sure the colors aren't as accurate to the manga like the Ova is in some parts, but the story is told much more faithfully to the original manga. Also the dub is better than the OVA's dub.
The Autumn Selection tournament arc is abounding in JoJo references, and executes them to great effect. It could be subtle, such as when a character anticipates his opponents' next move as menacingly as a JoJo villain would. Or, it could be as blatantly obvious as opposing dishes manifesting as Stands to "Ora-Ora" it out, just as Star Platinum would against an enemy stand.
In addition, there's a lot of third-party exposition-dumps occurring from the sidelines and opponents explaining themselves in both series. In my opinion, Food Wars does this a little better than JoJo, because it makes me appreciate the science behind cooking a lot more (plus there is no physical combat that would otherwise be interrupted). However, I do appreciate how JoJo uses fight-commentary to add to its over-the-top nature.
Both the Stand Battles and Shokugeki feel epic and high-stakes in their respective series, so if you like JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, you will also like Food Wars. read more
-both shows are repetitive and episodic (you can skip some episodes, it won't affect the storyline)
-both shows have a horror(dark) theme and slow pacing
-generic(forgettable) villians but its a fun to see the main cast beat them all
-and yes they both fight for one woman
(but remember if you love life, don't watch these shows, don't waste your time.)
Both series are manly 80's shonen that have emphasis on traveling. The movie for Otokojuku serves as an introduction to the series as it contains very over the top martial arts, although only the movie has that road trip scenario. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure however focuses more on supernatural horror in its trip to Egypt. Both series contain stylish visuals & great music accompanied by a similar lead character being Momotaro & Jotaro who have a lot in common throughout the entire course of their respective long mangas. I highly recommend people to read/watch Sakigake Otokojuku & the following parts for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.
If you are one of those thousands who watch this newest JoJo series right now, and you feel that there is something about it that you like, yet you can't put your finger on what it is exactly, here is a suggestion. Try watching Hokuto no Ken and see if you will get this same feeling. And you don't have to watch the 100 episodes long TV series, just check out the movie.
Or you are one of those who watched everything Hokuto no Ken and you are lamenting the fact that they don't make anime like this anymore? Give JoJo's Bizarre Adventures a try, maybe it will melt your heart. read more
There are 5 characters in the main cast
There are "enemies of the week" and one main enemy
The main characters have "alter egos" with special powers necessary to defeat evil (Although, JoJo cast do not transform, but summon said egos)
Both are old manga and old anime remade with sharp animation and bright colors. Also, note the 3d in both the openings.
ps: Sailor Jupiter looks like Kakyoin, with wavy pink hair and green uniform.
Both main characters have a cocky, stubborn attitude that shows off their strengths and intelligence to out wit the enemy. Meeting up with new characters who get into conflicts with the main character but helps train and guide are protagonist to later on become companions to fight a much bigger evil. Both series have great action/comedy plus good character development as the stories unfolds.
Aside from having protagonists with similar personalities, Momotaro & Jotaro, both series focus on the 80's masculine spirit while containing multiple battles. Otokojuku features physical combat often resorting to fictional martial arts while JoJo is more horror themed with supernatural powers, however both are filled with very over-the-top elements as both authors may have inspired each other.
Technically both series were originally published a decade from each other but contain colorful animation and multiple episodes of monster of the week. Go Nagai's violence found in Cutey Honey rivals that of Hirohiko Araki in his work of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. One is a violent magical girl and the other is a manly shonen but both contain the same amount of entertainment in their bizarre scenarios and enemy character designs.
A group of multicultural fighters team up in a GAR, over-the-top adventure involving bizarre superpowers/mechs. The team consists of an irritable badass protagonist, an idiot, a flamboyant character, a strong and silent character, a kid/animal, and an older mentor with a link to the protagonist.
The main character fights to save one of their parents, which they can only do by defeating a great evil that they first have to locate.
I feel like the main characters and the general flows of the shows are similiar.
You get a main character who suddenly aquires a power, both of them are flegmatic in their own way at times, but when needed, they fight with unfaltering resolve.
The side characters have their own deep, most of them with a flashback of their own, explaining their actions.
Also in both shows there are motives of journey, tournaments, ability fine-tuning, (few others but *spoilers*), but most importantly using one's with to overcome your opponent (even though i felt like JoJo was better at that.)
Each of the shows has its own pace, with a lot of interesting twists. Enjoy! read more
Top-tier psychological fights.
A unique GAR art-style with:
- angular character designs,
- manly tears
- and a glorious campy narrator making lengthy explanations with exaggerated metaphors and emphasis on the situation.
A very good balance of smart/stupid.
For example, at the beginning of some arcs, you will feel like the drama is overdone, the characters state obvious things with emphasis, which is made worse by the narrator, with a situation going nowhere, but actually, it is a very good setup for the following events to unfold in the witty cerebral fights, down to the sillier moments, who also set the mood for the bizarre situations occurring.
I still get had very often about this. "Geez, this episode is a bit cringey, did it get worse or was I a fool?". but then it picks up, and I feel all the greatness once again...
Kaiji in particular will spend chapters/episodes setting out a situation, where it's often obvious Kaiji will lose, and you wonder what they will be able to do with such games whose outcomes seem random, especially with all the time they used up already, but it's handled very well. Just go along with it at first, you'll be rewarded and you'll end up trusting the series.
These anime adaptations are very good (MadHouse, David Pro!), but they are a bit dragged out at times (the first cour for JoJo and the second for Kaiji). On one hand, they're faithful adaptations, and you can actually enjoy the sometime lengthy arcs if you consider it as suspense (since they've finished airing, you won't feel the frustration of waiting for the conclusion of an arc, and it'll always be less dragged out than most perpetually on-going fighting shounen).
Thanks to experience, this got fixed in the latest season of JoJo, and MadHouse would probably do so if they animated the following arcs of Kaiji!
Kaiji is a bit more serious and much more realistic. but both are well written, dead characters stay dead, there is very little plot convenience, the arcs are not repetitive and dragged out, ...
JoJo was the most influential. It probably influenced Kaiji too. read more
Psychological battles of sorts in bizarre settings.
JoJo is campy while Psi is a parody, so they are different genres, but similar.
Psi has references to JoJo, such as a Jotaro-lookalike in the early episodes, sound texts representing intense situations, characters spelling their character's strategy and thinking a counter to it, a glorious GAR narrator explaining concepts in a bombastic style, shorts arcs, a silent protagonist (mostly applies to Jotaro again), etc.
Both are great anime, though JoJo is obviously the better one.
Both anime focus on young male protagonist who travels the world in order to find a certain person. They both also have a group of likable friends. These anime have an unique and balanced power system, and battles are usually won using strategy instead of pure strength. Both anime are based on manga published by Shounen Jump.
Broship road trips. In Supernatural the 'bros' are actual brothers by blood and in Stardust Crusaders the cast also travel by air and sea, but eh: technicalities. The point is, both series are episodic and revolve around male bonding as they travel; with only the occasional 'guest' female character welcome. Fujoshi bait.
Stardust Crusaders does not take itself very serious (to put it mildly), in contrast to Supernatural, but many of the episodes/arcs have a horror theme--seemingly paying homage to numerous live-action horror flicks. And Supernatural is best described as episodic horror; complete with unusual-for-anime truly black shadows. So, the content is similar in that sense. Maybe. read more
These animes are similar in the idea of calling upon another entity, either servant or stand, to aid in combat. In addition, both Fate/Zero and Jojo have beautiful color palettes, amazing writing, and great music. Not to mention that the action within both animes is phenomenal!Lastly, viewers can really feel engaged watching both animes. The scenarios presented in both animes are well thought out and make a viewer really think about how the event will play out and what tactics the heroes will employ in order to achieve victory.
Both series tells about a adventure around the world (from Japan to Egypt in JoJo and from East Blue to Raftel in One Piece). Similiar fightinig abilities and the main characters have both a funny grandpa who has a lot great fights in the past. And in main crew of both are a Frenchman who is nice to ladies.
Bros travelling the world in search of that thing they gotta find.
Not many anime feature real-world location outside of the US or UK, so it's always exciting to see Afghanistan and Pakistan, or Singapore and India being featured.
Lots of nicely animated fights and action in both, but have very different tone. With Shisha no Teitoku being more serious and self-absorbed, and Stardust Crusaders being more fun and fabulous in every sense of the word.
Shisha no Teitoku is a steampunk adventure movie set in an world where zombies are commonplace and the bros are travelling around the world trying to get their hands on some important notes. Stardust Crusaders is about some bros fighting their way around the world to fight an incredibly powerful glamrock vampire.  read more
Both are modern adaptations of popular early 90s shounen manga which previously had only received an OVA series.
Both are somewhat episodic and have many villains join the side of the hero after fighting with them. Both main characters are high school students who have a power which only they can see.
Although they are set in different times, both anime focus on a badass main character, who must fight a lot of enemies, each with distinct and unique abilities, as he travels around to complete his quest. Both anime have a lot of action and violence, and an interesting cast of characters. Overall, they have a similar vibe and are meant for a similar audience.