JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 1: Phantom Blood
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 1: Phantom Blood
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JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 1: Phantom Blood

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Synonyms: Dai Ichi Bu Jonathan Joestar: Sono Seishun
Japanese: ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 ファントムブラッド
English: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 1: Phantom Blood
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 44
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 2, 1986 to Oct 13, 1987
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Horror Horror
Themes: Historical Historical, Vampire Vampire
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)
Authors: Araki, Hirohiko (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 7.291 (scored by 7632076,320 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #49072
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #93
Members: 126,926
Favorites: 2,505

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Synopsis

While the gold rush takes Europe by storm, a young Jonathan Joestar lives a life of luxury with his father at their estate in Liverpool, England. Jonathan, known by his peers as JoJo, spends his days playing the part of a gentleman and living a carefree life. However, those peaceful days soon came to an end when Dio Brando intrudes upon him.

Dio is a young boy from London who is adopted into the Joestar family due to a debt Jonathan's father owed to Dio's father. While Jonathan is receptive towards having a new brother, Dio schemes against the Joestars in order to inherit the fortune. As Dio's schemes get out of hand, Jonathan is forced to confront him once and for all.

Thus begins the story of the Joestar bloodline, as Jonathan matures with and eventually combats his adoptive brother while encountering bizarre new friends and foes.

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Background

A 17-volume kanzenban version dubbed as JoJonium was published in Japan from December 4, 2013, to March 4, 2015. This edition covered the first three parts of the Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken series and included new cover art which showed redesigns of the characters by Araki Hirohiko. JoJonium's first three volumes cover the first part.

JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 1: Phantom Blood was published in English by VIZ Media as JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 1: Phantom Blood from February 24 to August 4, 2015. These were released in a hardback format featuring the JoJonium artwork and contents. It was also published in Italy by Star Comics from from November 1993 to May 1994, and in Spain by Editorial Ivrea following the JoJonium format from June 30 to September 21, 2017.

A beat'em up video game based on the series developed by Namco Bandai Games Inc. was released in Japan on October 26, 2006.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure has more than 100 million copies in print, making it one of the best-selling manga series in history. Phantom Blood is the first story arc of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure with Dio.

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Dec 15, 2023
How do I say this in a nice way... People, if you think you suck too much at drawing the human body to make comics/manga/doujinshi, please read JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Pt. 1.

That's such a dumb thing to say, I could never draw as well as Araki did in the 80s when he made this, but still. Sometimes the art is just so charmingly ridiculous. Never the less, I get why this spawned a long series.

When I decided to read this, I was specifically in the mood for hyper-masculine macho action/adventure. And boy howdy, does JoJo deliver. I generally do prefer it when it's ...
Oct 21, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Essa parte é infinitamente melhor adaptada pra anime, o inicio é bom mas durante o treinamento do Jonathan cai o ritmo e só volta a acontecer de novo nos dois confrontos contra o dio. Dio como sempre é o personagem que carrega a narrativa, ele é carismatico o bastante pra ofuscar o protagonista e te fazer querer continuar mesmo com enrolação.
O traço não funciona de forma alguma no mangá preto e branco, só consigo entender o que ta rolando no mangá colorido, mas o enredo foi criativo apesar da clara inspiração em dracula e de forma alguma é previsível.
Eu gostei mas o ritmo foi ...
Apr 14, 2023
JoJo Part 1 may just be the worst manga series I have ever read, but three factors keep me from giving it anything less than a 5. First, it is easy to see how JoJo influenced a lot of anime and manga series that I find more palatable because they dial down the goofiness from JoJo a bit. Second, the art style in JoJo is well above almost all of it's Shonen Jump peers. Third, there is a significant jump in quality between part 1 and part 2. Pretty much every other aspect of this manga is banal. Just getting through all the volumes felt ...

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