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

Alternative Titles

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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Information

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 7793477,934 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #48452
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #94
Members: 129,485
Favorites: 2,511

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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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Reviews

Mar 23, 2015
If I were to tell you that I though JoJo part 1 was the best in the series you would probably think I was some mediocre pretentious pseudo intellectual reviewer who has no idea what he is talking about , but it was ME! Speak The Weak!!!

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Part 1 deconstructs the shounen genre through its dynamic story line that bends clichés and tropes in order to craft a unique in a manner that only Hirohiko Araki (JoJo mangaka) could. The story focuses on a rich boy named Jonathan Joestar (JoJo) who lives with his father, George in England. One day Jojo's father ...
Dec 30, 2012
Mixed Feelings
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure has only recently experienced a big boom over in the English-speaking parts of the world, due to the recent anime adaptation taking off in a big way, and beforehand was merely a cult series with a small but devoted fanbase. However, in Japan, it has been huge for a very long time - it's tremendous influence spans to everything from Hunter X Hunter to Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei, and it still stands as the 9th longest manga of all time, and still going. And through all this (well-deserved) attention and acclaim, it's pretty easy to forget that this, where it all began, really just ...
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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