Eighth story arc of JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken series.
Following the Great East Japan earthquake, Morioh has been stricken by vast earthen protrusions known by the locals as Wall Eyes. Despite investigation, professional estimations are left empty. Meanwhile, the young girl Yasuho Hirose discovers a man buried within the ground, he possesses a distinctive star-shaped birthmark together with deeply penetrating bite marks. The man, who has contracted a staple case of amnesia is taken in by a local family and given the name Jousuke Higashikata, however mysterious events cannot stop from piling one upon the other and soon that enigma known as stand emerges to compliment the great cloud of confusion.
Jojo's bizzarre adventure is one of the best manga ever written if not the most influential. It's been around since the start of shounens and now it's a hit with the new animes because in sea of moes a shounen other than naruto and dragon ball for new comers is a rare sight since you already finished hunter x hunter.
Story: 2 Why/ for each answer
The history will get you confused and make you question why are you reading the manga until you realise you have finished the first 5 volumes and the questions are slowly stopping and getting the answers. This part works on mystery and unlike part 4 it's a good one, In first place the character has four testicles (it's in the first chapter, no spoiler) and yes there is a "very" good explanation but mostly you get at the volume 9-10; I'm saying this because jojolion is a slow part that the mystery is it's key to plot and sometimes you just keep reading and reading for the final answer that also come with a question.
By the time I'm writing the manga is ongoing and now that the first half i believe it's finished we can go on to cover the holes and open new paths from the future if you read this manga is because you're a jojo fan and such you better open those page and accept what you get for the beggining because it will add up a lot.
Art: Araki/we now that it's fabulous
Our lord mastered the middle of the manliness and fabulouness with part 7 and now it's pleasant to look at normal people this time because before it was or manly or fabulous, the middle was ugly as part 6 (the background character). Now we not only have our mains leads but a family too in the characters group and some of them are normal people from weighs, heighs and ages differents and there's no ulgy only normal that are not so beautiful.
We have a good mix of cast but our problems are now learning their life, when a character is on screen even if you look at them and take your guess at what they will be you learn that they are totally different, and when the enemies become our friends like in part 4 they do not become because they were "allways good or didn't got our point of vire", they were defeated and didn't want to be in our way too.
The villain in this part are the vampires or pillar mens in this universe and wait 10 volumes or more to understand (just kidding by the time I'm writing there's no answer).
Enjoyment: finished, and not satisfied/ anime
We are curious, that's why we read not because we are liking, this is how my brain felt, there was too much question to be enjoyed this is what I liked.
In part 4 the mistery was his potential to be different for a moe/shonnen but even that it did poorly or just enough that you said "what a twist". But in part 8 there's no twist, every chapter with every character is tied up to the origin of the main character in jojolion, every piece falls in place (we still got one filler though, joushu you stupid) and this is the magic of araki.
Overall: jojolion/ we still have time
It's not finished we can't fully judge yet.read more
This review contains my thoughts up to chapter 59.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure has been running almost constantly for 30 years now. It has been able to achieve because of the very nature of it's structure. JoJo is not one story bun in fact 8 and counting stories. Regardless of this, you'd still think that mangaka Hirohiko Araki would inevitably have run out of ideas by this point, and telling someone the premise of this part would make them think that this is the case. JoJo's Bizzare Adventure Part 8: JoJolion follows Josuke Higashikata as he solves a mystery in the town of Morioh. This is a virtually identical set-up to Part 4: Diamond is Unbreakable, yet somehow, this part manages to feel so fresh and new. This part had a very tough act to follow, Part 7: Steel Ball Run was phenomenal and many western fans consider it to be Araki's magnum opus, but I'm starting to think that JoJolion just might have it outclassed.
To be more specific than my previous synopsis, JoJolion follows an amnesiac who goes by the name of Josuke Higashikata, and the girl who found him, named Yasuho Hirose, as they work to uncover the mystery of Josuke's identity and along the way begin to uncover a much larger conspiracy. Every JoJo part could be described as being a different genre. Part 2 is an adventure, part 4 is slice-of-life, part 7 is a race, and Part 8 is a mystery. So far, JoJolion has been one of the best paced mysteries I've ever experienced. New information is revealed basically every arc, yet you always feel like there's so much that you don't know and every twist and turn is engaging without feeling like it's out of nowhere. The story is also very versatile. One moment you're watching the main characters participate in a stage beetle fight, and the next they're getting chased by a mini tornado. Each arc feels unique while still being a major part of the overall story.
The art in Part 8 is overall very good, but not outstanding. The issue of every character's faces looking the same up-close, which was rampant in Part 7 is mostly gone, but other than that, it's only as good as any other JoJo part.
The characters in Part 8, so far, are some of the best in all of JoJo. The main character, Josuke, manages to be even more entertaining than the protagonist of Part 4 with whom he shares his name. In fact, I'd venture as far as to say that he's as entertaining as Part 2's Joseph Joestar. Yet despite his sense of "fun" he still manages to be a somewhat deep and engaging character, something that Joseph and the other Josuke failed at. This is why'd I'd consider him to be tied with Part 7's Johnny as the best JoJo. The side cast is also very strong. Yasuho, unlike most JoJo love interests, actually has a stand of her own and participates in the action. Lastly, the Higashikata family are a strange bunch of characters. Daiya is absolutely adorable, if a bit underutilized, Joshu is one of my favorite examples of a "love to hate" type of character, Tsurugi absolutely hilarious to watch once you know more about him (which I won't spoil), Norisuke is very intriguing and morally grey, and saying anything about the eldest sibling, Joubin would be a spoiler, but just know that he's a very interesting character and I can't wait to see more of him.
If there's one word to describe this part of JoJo, it is "enjoyable". The main character's very fun, the side characters are all fun, the stands are all fun, and the situation that the characters get put in are all very fun. Several of my favorite non-main-villain-fight arcs of JoJo come from this part.
After reading Steel Ball Run, I though there was no way anything afterwards could top it, but JoJolion has honestly made me reconsider that. I don't think I'm ready to call it my favorite part until it's finished, but it's absolutely one of the best and well-worth reading.read more