JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 7: Steel Ball Run
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JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 7: Steel Ball Run

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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
French: Steel Ball Run
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 24
Chapters: 96
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 19, 2004 to Apr 19, 2011
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Mystery Mystery, Supernatural Supernatural
Theme: Historical Historical
Demographics: Seinen Seinen, Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Ultra Jump
Authors: Araki, Hirohiko (Story & Art)

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Score: 9.301 (scored by 159714159,714 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #22
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #26
Members: 261,446
Favorites: 43,574

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Synopsis

In the American Old West, the world's greatest race is about to begin. Thousands line up in San Diego to travel over six thousand kilometers for a chance to win the grand prize of fifty million dollars. With the era of the horse reaching its end, contestants are allowed to use any kind of vehicle they wish. Competitors will have to endure grueling conditions, traveling up to a hundred kilometers a day through uncharted wastelands. The Steel Ball Run is truly a one-of-a-kind event.

The youthful Johnny Joestar, a crippled former horse racer, has come to San Diego to watch the start of the race. There he encounters Gyro Zeppeli, a racer with two steel balls at his waist instead of a gun. Johnny witnesses Gyro using one of his steel balls to unleash a fantastical power, compelling a man to fire his gun at himself during a duel. In the midst of the action, Johnny happens to touch the steel ball and feels a power surging through his legs, allowing him to stand up for the first time in two years. Vowing to find the secret of the steel balls, Johnny decides to compete in the race, and so begins his bizarre adventure across America on the Steel Ball Run.

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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 issues #8~47 2004. Serialization then transferred to Ultra Jump magazine from issue May 2005 and the series was officially declared as Part 7 of the JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken series.

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Nov 9, 2023
where to start?
the peak of Araki Hirohiko JOJO Bizzare Adventure is this part.
after the shocking ending of Stone Ocean. I couldn't wait for the adaptation of part 7 Steel Ball Run which is the second highest rated manga after Berserk. this time the demographic is not shounen, its seinen my favourite. masterpieces like Vinland Saga,Berserk and Vagabond and even Oyasumi punpun so I had high expectations from this manga and it delivered.
STORY: this the peak of araki writing. the story is more mature now since araki himself matured both artistic and story wise. Johnny Joestar is one of the best main ...
Feb 21, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Ok to start it off, i'm a huge jojo fan and i really like watching it. BUT, as i can see, reading it is not my cup of tea for THIS specific serie. I just couldn't get into it, which saddens me a lot because i heard the part 7 is the best one so far... I WILL watch it when it will have an anime adaptation one day, but for ME, and ONLY me, i couldn't enjoy part 7 as a manga. NOT because it's bad, but because i just couldn't get into the story. I will still recommand it if you like jojo, ...
Mar 28, 2021
FunnyFunny
Spoiler
***THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS***

Steel ball run is another example of why JoJo should have ended in Pt 3. It was easily the worst arc of JoJo, taking place after another good point to stop the show. Containing a mediocre plot, bad stand writing, bad characters, and horrible battles makes me wonder about Araki's credibility and his ability to write two solid parts in a row.

Going into Steel Ball Run, I was expecting a good story, but got the typical transcontinental race. Yes, the typical transcontinental race that takes place in any Midwest American set anime. This plot is by no means unique or different, meaning ...

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