JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 3: Stardust Crusaders
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 3: Stardust Crusaders
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JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 3: Stardust Crusaders

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Synonyms: Kuujou Joutarou: Mirai e no Isan, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Legacy to the Future
Japanese: ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 スターダストクルセイダース
English: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 3: Stardust Crusaders
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 16
Chapters: 152
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 20, 1989 to Apr 14, 1992
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Supernatural Supernatural
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)
Authors: Araki, Hirohiko (Story & Art)


Score: 8.101 (scored by 5615056,150 users)
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Ranked: #5772
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Popularity: #142
Members: 94,709
Favorites: 3,359


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Volumes: /16
Chapters: /152


In 1989, Joseph Joestar arrives in Japan to meet his troubled grandson Joutarou Kuujou at the request of his daughter Holly. Joutarou has locked himself in a jail cell out of fear that an evil spirit is possessing him and that he may cause harm to others. However, Joseph reveals the truth to Joutarou: this "spirit" is really a "Stand," a physical manifestation of one's fighting spirit. What's more, Joseph and his companion Mohammed Avdol possess Stands of their own and have learned to control them with ease.

Joseph's arrival comes with another piece of news: an old family enemy has returned from the grave, causing the Stands of the Joestar family to awaken. However, when a Stand manifests within Holly, her inability to cope with it leaves her gravely ill, stirring the men into action.

Armed with the power of Stands, a globe-trotting adventure from Japan to Egypt—where their adversary resides—begins. Meeting an array of nefarious Stand users along the way, as well as new allies, the team leads a crusade to save Holly and put an end to their enemy for good.

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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 by Araki Hirohiko. JoJonium's volumes 8-17 cover the third part.

JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 3: Stardust Crusaders was published in English by VIZ Media from November 8th, 2005, to December 7th, 2010 under the title JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. It was not labeled as Part 3 until later; this was due to it being the first of the series to be published in English. The publisher has been re-releasing the series uncensored following the JoJonium format and content since November 1, 2016. It was also published in Italian by Star Comics from March 1995 to March 1997.

Several minor changes were made to the English release, apart from changes to several copyrighted stand users names and violence to animals and children being changed, an online group of Muslim protesters halted the release of the manga for a year. This was due to a scene in the OVA where the antagonist, Dio Brando is seen reading pages from the Qu'ran—which was not even present in the manga. Shueisha requested many scenes featuring fighting which involved buildings resembling mosques be redrawn.

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Apr 11, 2023
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 3: Stardust Crusaders is the third part of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga, created by Hirohiko Araki. Originally published in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1989 to 1992, Stardust Crusaders is known for introducing the concept of "Stands", which would become an integral part of the series going forward.

The plot centers on Jotaro Kujo, the grandson of Joseph Joestar, the protagonist of the previous part. Jotaro has a special ability called Stand, which allows him to manifest a spiritual entity to fight other Stands. Jotaro and a group of allies embark on a journey across the globe to defeat Dio Brando, ...
Mar 1, 2022
JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure Part 3
Stardust Crusaders
Story: The story this time is excellent. The fact that araki brought the OG villain back is very exciting. And This time rather than the non-japanese MCs like the previous two parts. Also rather than having the plain Hamon this part introduced the game-changing STANDS.
Art: The artstyle is just like the other parts, the inhumanely buff men but since this time we also got stands and they are even buffer. I really loved panel where Jotaro is super buff with the small head.
Characters: Kujo Jotaro is my favorite character out of the whole franchise. This part introduced Jotaro the most ...
Nov 27, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Not a fan of this at all. The reason why the rating is not any lower is only because of the final 2 fights which were great but everything else sucked. The Around the World in 80 Days is a cool concept but the formula is so repetitive that you actually forget about the globetrotting. Some of the stuff that I thought was particularly poor were:
1) No tension. It's the story of a Jotaro and his grandfather (Joesph from part 2) in a race against time to save Holly, Jotaro's mother. The idea is emotional but the story lacks any tension whatsoever.
2) Stand of the ...

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