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: 7.471 (scored by 5778457,784 users)
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Ranked: #19762
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1719
Members: 129,930
Favorites: 1,764


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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
Abe, Masashi
Episode Director
Hayama, Junichi
Storyboard, Chief Animation Director, Character Design, Animation Director


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Oct 12, 2008
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 ...
Apr 21, 2012
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
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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