JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 2: Sentou Chouryuu
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 2: Battle Tendency
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JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 2: Sentou Chouryuu

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Synonyms: Dai Ni Bu Joseph Joestar: Sono Hokoritakaki Kettou
Japanese: ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 戦闘潮流
English: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 2: Battle Tendency
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 7
Chapters: 69
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 20, 1987 to Mar 14, 1989
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure
Themes: Historical Historical, Vampire Vampire
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)
Authors: Araki, Hirohiko (Story & Art)


Score: 8.161 (scored by 6101961,019 users)
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Ranked: #4652
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Popularity: #125
Members: 99,243
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America, 1938. Robert E. O. Speedwagon, his foundation, and Straits venture to Mexico to gather more information about the enigmatic Stone Masks. While excavating the ruins, Speedwagon's men are slaughtered by Strait's sudden betrayal and his lust for power, putting Speedwagon in grave danger.

Meanwhile, at the behest of their ally Speedwagon, Joseph Joestar and his grandmother Erina Pendleton have moved to New York City from London. In this new environment, trouble is always around the corner for the hotheaded man, as cultural differences and stubborn citizens spark frequent fights. However, through the power of his "Ripple"—an ability said to be inherited from his grandfather Jonathan Joestar—he defeats foes effortlessly.

One night at a downtown Italian restaurant, Joseph and Erina are provoked when an enormous man across their table taunts them. A proper gentleman from the same table apologizes and informs the two of a disturbing rumor: Speedwagon has been murdered. With an uncertain future, Joseph's bizarre adventure begins, meeting like-minded yet brawny individuals and unearthing remote mysteries along the way.

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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. The second part, Sentou Chouryuu, was covered in JoJonium's volumes 4-7.

JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 2: Sentou Chouryuu has been published in English by VIZ Media as JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 2: Battle Tendency digitally since April 21, 2015, and physically since November 3, in hardback format with the JoJonium format and content used. It was also published in Italy by Star Comics from May 1994 to March 1995.

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Jan 12, 2013
Any patience you had with the flawed first arc will be rewarded handsomely.

While Phantom Blood was dragged down by an extremely dull protagonist, an overly-evil villain, poor art, and a slow beginning, by the very first chapter Battle Tendency has already done away with half of this. BT picks up 50 years onwards from Phantom Blood, in the 1930s, and now follows the grandson of Jonathan Joestar, Joseph Joestar. While the two are dead ringers for each other in appearance, you would never mistake one for the other - they're polar opposites in terms of personality. Where Jonathan was noble, gentlemanly, and generically heroic, Joseph ...
Jul 12, 2012
As the second Part of the long running series Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Battle Tendency finds itself in an interesting position that many other series would not find themselves in: it sits between what some might consider an average first act and a third act where many people say "is where the series becomes really good" and it is thus not unheard of for people to gloss over this part all together. Which is a shame as Part 2 is a great part in its own right and doesn't see half of the praise that it deserves.

While the story of Phantom Blood was difficult to explain ...
Apr 20, 2015
Following up to the successful Phantom Blood, Hirohiko Araki delivers a perfect example of a good sequel: get everything great about the first and build on it, and get everything bad about the first and improve it. What Araki creates is one of the best direct sequels in manga history.

Story: 8/10
Battle Tendency picks up 50 years after the events of Phantom Blood, around 1940. After the ending of Phantom Blood, Speedwagon moves to America and becomes an insanely rich oil tycoon. He forms the Speedwagon Foundation with the ultimate goal of protecting the Joestar family and killing all vampires. Jonathan's wife, Erina, raises ...

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