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: Super Techno Arts
Studios: APPP
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, HorrorHorror, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: VampireVampire
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 35 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.401 (scored by 4636246,362 users)
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Ranked: #20552
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Popularity: #1682
Members: 104,719
Favorites: 1,442

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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, Screenplay, Key Animation
Hayama, Junichi
Storyboard, Chief Animation Director, Character Design, Animation Director
Sasaki, Hiroshi


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Oct 12, 2008
ParaParaJMo (All reviews)
This anime series is based on the 3rd story arc of the manga, Stardust Crusaders. Though I strongly suggest you watch this anime, it will be confusing if you have no have familiarity with the first two story arcs of the manga which is a a major draw back. Though the DVDs do have an extra that narrates them, it’s not that fun if you don’t read them first hand because you really see the transitions each story arc goes through and they are all captivating, and still continues to be that way as the manga progresses even after Stardust Crusaders. Obviously when Araki created read more
Nov 11, 2010
MasterGear (All reviews)
This OVA series is based on the third part of the popular, long-running manga series JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, known as Stardust Crusaders, and the condensation from a 152 chapter strong series to a 13 episode OVA series results in the removal of a lot of material from the original work, condensing it into almost a ‘summary’ of the story, with several of the key fights highlighted and detailed. In some cases, as such with the final episode and several other times during the OVA, the events are changed due to some dramatic licensing from the directors, but this does not directly impact the storyline whatsoever. read more
Apr 21, 2012
SeriousRatings (All reviews)
Style - If there's one thing JJBA has in abundance, it's style. The art and animation in this OVA is absolutely wonderful. The character design is very stylish (I don't mind the fact that everyone looks like a bodybuilder), and the animation is fluid. The fight scenes are awesome. 3 out of 3.

Character - The characters have some recognizable personality but are not fully fleshed out. Jotaro is a bit of a thug - he broke D'Arby's finger for attempting to cheat at poker. Polnareff is a manchild, he is arrogant and constantly gets into fights for no good reason. That's about all that read more
Mar 26, 2016
Quelandoris (All reviews)
Stardust Crusaders's OVA is, lets be perfectly honest here, pretty bad overall. It removes a lot of the more entertaining fights in favor of streamlining the series for a 6 episode run.

The visuals range from outdated to just plain bad, the characters look strange, even compared to Araki's art style, the colors are faded and washed out compared to Araki's more bright and flamboyant style, which is a damn shame.

The sound design is bad in most places, until you get to the very last episode, which I will cover later. The voice acting is flat and lifeless, sound effects have no impact, and the read more

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