JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

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Synonyms: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure OVA 1
Japanese: ジョジョの奇妙な冒険
English: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
French: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 19, 1993 to Nov 18, 1994
Producers: Shueisha
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: APPP
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: VampireVampire
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 35 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.461 (scored by 5529355,293 users)
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Ranked: #19332
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1692
Members: 124,594
Favorites: 1,713


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Kujo Jotaro is a normal, popular Japanese high-schooler, until he thinks that he is possessed by a spirit, and locks himself in prison. After seeing his grandfather, Joseph Joestar, and fighting Joseph's friend Muhammad Abdul, Jotaro learns that the "Spirit" is actually Star Platinum, his Stand, or fighting energy given a semi-solid form. Later, his mother gains a Stand, and becomes sick. Jotaro learns that it is because the vampire Dio Brando has been revived 100 years after his defeat to Jonathan Joestar, Jotaro's great-great-grandfather. Jotaro decides to join Joseph and Abdul in a trip to Egypt to defeat Dio once and for all.


Shueisha and A.P.P.P. recalled shipments of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga and OVA's due to complaints by Egyptian Islamic fundamentalists, because a scene in the OVAs depicted Dio Brando reading the Qur'an.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kitakubo, Hiroyuki
Director, Episode Director, Script, Screenplay
Kon, Satoshi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Screenplay
Hayama, Junichi
Storyboard, Animation Director, Character Design, Chief Animation Director
Sasaki, Hiroshi


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Mar 14, 2023
JoJo no kimyou na Bouken (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure) is a unique adaptation, to say the least. This was one of the first official ways that this series was introduced to the western world. Even though there is a full adaptation of not only this part of the series but the two previous parts, as well as future parts, I think you should watch this.

This adaptation gives you a feeling that the new adaptation does not give you: Fear. Fights between our protagonists and the enemy stand users have this feeling of danger and dread to them. While the new show is overall more lighthearted and ...
Jan 23, 2017
Mixed Feelings
In a nutshell, it is a story about formidable looking guys fighting each other using some sort of "spirits" called "Stand". The anime is quite brutal, there's blood and on screen dismemberment. The anime has unique visual style which I haven't really seen often.

Detailed breakdown below:

The OVA starts at the middle of the story, without explanation. Apparently it is based on one of the manga arcs, and OVA doesn't really explain what happened before. This may result in a fairly confusing experience. The story is linear series of encounters/battles with protagonist going towards certain goal. The encounters are dramatic and bloody. Basically it feels like ...
Dec 13, 2011
I have never wrote a review on any anime until now. Without hurting others feelings who may have enjoyed this. Im sorry but i must say this has got to be one of the worst animes i have ever seen.
voice acting - beyond trash
The only good thing about this is the concept behind the characters and there unique powers. It could have been made into something great. but the way they butchered the story, mixed with bad voice acting = dont waist your time.

again sorry for those who enjoy this but i have never rated any anime below a 4 or 5 but yet ...

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