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JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 7: Steel Ball Run

JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 7: Steel Ball Run

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 7: Steel Ball Run, SBR
Japanese: ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 Part7 STEEL BALL RUN

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 24
Chapters: 96
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 19, 2004 to Apr 19, 2011
Authors: Araki, Hirohiko (Story & Art)
Serialization: Ultra Jump

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Score: 9.141 (scored by 12447 users)
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Ranked: #32
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Popularity: #199
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Synopsis

Seventh story arc of JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken series.

Set in 1890, Steel Ball Run spotlights Gyro Zeppeli and Johnny Joestar as they pit their spirits on a Fifty Million Dollar race across the heart of America. Their track quickly becomes a no-rules land as the racers' dreams collide and only human will spurs them on. But there is more to this race than any contestant realized and each of them soon grasps the real size of their world.

(Source: Batoto)

Background

JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 7: Steel Ball Run was originally presented as an unrelated story to the JoJo series and was serialized in Weekly Shounen Jump magazine as Steel Ball Run from 8th to 47th 2004 issue. Serialization then transferred to Ultra Jump magazine from May 2005 issue and the series was officially declared as Part 7 of the JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken series.

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More reviewsReviews

Apr 25, 2015
Realhumanbean (All reviews)
Serving as a soft reset for Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Steel Ball Run takes the story in original and daring directions. But does it work? Oh who am I kidding? I'm going to be straight up.
I consider Steel Ball Run to be one of the greatest written works I've ever read.

STORY: 9/10
I will admit Steel Ball Run has a very, very slow start. In fact, Stands aren't even introduced until like 20 chapters in. That's another thing: Steel Ball Run is seinen instead of shounen. That means each chapter ranges from 35 to 60 pages long in comparison to the 20 page long read more
Feb 22, 2014
ClownOnACloud (All reviews)
I am writing this review simply because there was only one review which means that no matter how bad this review is it will still end up being the second most helpful.

Set in an alternate universe from previous parts as a result of the events at the end of Stone Ocean, Steal Ball Run is probably the apex of the massive Jojo's Bizzare Adventure franchise, which is no small statement. Araki has once again recycled and improved upon his formula for making terrifically bizarre adventures.

The premise for Steel Ball Run like many of the other parts of the JJBA series is fairly simple and straightforward read more
Jan 1, 2013
Tomah (All reviews)
In Steel Ball Run, Araki once again delivers a story arc full of clever battles, creative abilities, crazy plots and lovely characters. No, this is even better than the previous arcs, as the author continues to recycle his own style and improve without limits. This is a very rare example in which the author actually gets better with time, and Steel Ball Run provides very good evidence for that.

The story starts out pretty simple: our crippled Joestar hero, Johny, gangs up with Gyro Zeppeli and aims for the top in the intense Steel Ball Run race. Each competitor has his own unique motivations, abilities and read more
Oct 5, 2016
Wyatt (All reviews)
After the striking and shocking, yet beautiful, conclusion of Stone Ocean, the seventh part in the JoJo story definitely had an act to follow. Going above and beyond the call of duty to an extent unseen within the medium, Steel Ball Run is a true artistic achievement, in every regard.

As has become tradition, the visuals are first on the chopping block. We’ve come to expect lusciously detailed characters, harsh shading and an eye for strong poses from Araki’s work, but what certainly cannot be complimented about previous parts is the paneling and panel flow, a problem which is very much rectified here. More importantly, read more

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