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JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 2: Sentou Chuuryuu

JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 2: Sentou Chuuryuu

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English: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 2: Battle Tendency
Synonyms: Dai Ni Bu Joseph Joestar: Sono Hokoritakaki Kettou
Japanese: ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 戦闘潮流


Type: Manga
Volumes: 7
Chapters: 69
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 20, 1987 to Mar 14, 1989
Authors: Araki, Hirohiko (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)


Score: 8.311 (scored by 27881 users)
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Ranked: #3562
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Jan 12, 2013
Lindle (All reviews)
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 read more
Jul 12, 2012
WandererRedux (All reviews)
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 read more
Apr 20, 2015
Realhumanbean (All reviews)
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 read more
Jun 20, 2015
AmbiguousMonster (All reviews)
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Battle Tendency is an appropriately bombastic, artistically successful action series with engaging characters that falls just short of excellence.

The story of Battle Tendency starts 50 years after Phantom Blood in pre-World War II New York. It involves Joseph Joestar, the grandson of Jonathan, and his battles against the creators of the stone masks, ancient vampires named ACDC, Wham and Cars (yes, they are actually called this). One of the most appealing aspects about Battle Tendency’s story is that it spans across several different countries, involves many new and exciting characters and several creative set-pieces. The story is appropriately tense and fast paced read more
May 15, 2014
THEAnimeHERO (All reviews)
Battle Tendency is Part 2 of the JoJo series so please read Part 1 first.

50 years after the events of Phantom Blood, Joseph Joestar makes his debut as the grandson of Jonathan Joestar. The story begins once Straights uses the stone mask battling Joseph who then later encounters The Wermacht & the series villains; The Pillar Men who created The Stone Masks of Part 1.

This story continues the original message of the importance of family as history repeats itself with the descendants of The Joestars & The Zeppelis having to face Aztec Vampires. Battle Tendency succeeds as a sequel as it vastly improves The Ripple read more
Mar 15, 2019
heartattacks (All reviews)
DISCLAIMER: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is a currently ongoing series with (at the moment of writing), 7 complete parts and one ongoing one. It's important to first make the distinction that this is NOT one ongoing story split into parts, but rather 8 stories in the same universe following the Joestar bloodline, that share similar elements, plot points, and even motivations in some cases.
Due to that, this and my other JoJo reviews will follow an unique JoJo rating system, since in my opinion it cannot be easily compared to other manga, done in a beginner-friendly way so as to illustrate whether or not it is worth read more
Jun 11, 2017
butthurtbrigade (All reviews)
It's.... roughly the same in quality as Phantom Blood. Quite fun but still awkward in places and certainly not a masterpiece in any area. People say biggest improvement is probably in the MC department but I'm not too sure about that, I mean sure Joseph has more attitude than his grandfather but he's just your typical rash and stubborn shounen portagonist archetype. I think I actually prefer Jonathan for being more subdued actually. Also the villains are worse.

Better side characters though. Stronheim, Caesar and Lisa Lisa were a fun band and Speedwagon is ever present (I'm guessing it is a theme in this series for read more
Sep 6, 2019
Kitsune_Migueru (All reviews)
Simplesmente incrível, apesar dos stands ainda não estarem na trama, a criatividade, as batalhas e principalmente as BIZARRICES, estou muito bem colocadas, cada uma em seu lugar, ver o descendente de Jonathan Joestar enfrentar seres muito mais fortes que ele, utilizando apenas truques e manhas, fez com que o Joseph fosse pra mim, o melhor JOJO! Sem contar seu parceiro, Ceasar, que tem ligações com um personagem da parte 1, fazendo uma ponte muito estabelecida entre as duas partes. A personalidade de Ceasar é muito bem construída conforme você lê, no começo achando que ele é só um personagem irritante que só está lá read more
Sep 22, 2018
adinplore (All reviews)
This is a review for the Part 2 of the JoJo Manga: Battle Tendency.

The story of Part 2 is a wild ride, it touches in every thing it needs to and it follows the pace it is supposed to. At the same time I can easily say that is a story that follows the characters needs nicely.

Part 2 has good villains, the Piller Man are at the bottom of my favorite JoJo Villain list but yet they are badass villains with a direct conflict in the story but also they have morals. Kars is a complex character that goes deep into the story read more