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'JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 8: JoJolion' Ends 10-Year Serialization

by DatRandomDude
Jul 15, 4:37 PM | 25 Comments
This year's August issue of Ultra Jump revealed on Thursday that Hirohiro Araki's JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 8: JoJolion (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 8: Jojolion) manga will end in the magazine's next issue on August 19 after a ten-year serialization.

Synopsis
In 2011, childhood friends Yasuho Hirose and Joushuu Higashikata discover a naked man buried in the ground just outside the town of Morioh. The man has no memory of his name or previous life; the only thing he remembers about himself is how to use his Stand, a supernatural ability that takes the form of a humanoid creature. The stranger is quickly given a name, Jousuke, and Joushuu's father Norisuke decides to adopt him into the Higashikata household until he can find his own home.

As Jousuke begins to investigate his past, it becomes apparent that he is no ordinary amnesiac. There is much more to his identity than he first suspected, and, as he is thrust into a series of high-stakes Stand battles, he soon begins unravelling a deadly conspiracy that encompasses the entire town. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Araki began drawing the eighth part of his JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) supernatural adventure manga series on Ultra Jump in May 2011. Shueisha shipped the 26th volume on May 19 (pictured).

JoJolion won the Grand Prize at the 2013 Japan Media Arts Festival in the manga division. In the same year, it placed 12th among male readers in the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! rankings.

Source: Comic Natalie

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While it was obvious that the climax of this manga has started in the recent months, I expected JoJolion to last until Fall 2021, to be honest. Interesting. I wonder how the ending will be like, then.

Jul 18, 3:07 PM by Adnash

Even if part 9 gets announced right now I won't be hyped anymore. Looking at what Jojolion is, it seems that Araki has lost his muse for good.

Jul 18, 1:32 PM by Nemo_Niemand

ichii_1 said:
SignsOfSuicide said:
Even by 2016 JoJolion (5 years running at the time) outsold SBR (7 year run) in total # of copies sold so I highly fucking doubt they would cancel the way more popular of the 2 parts (by sales). SBR did not sell nearly as well as you might think though not to say it flopped because it didn't.

And the latest volumes sell about 200K when it was selling near 500K at the start and midway point.
People were bored and it was cancelled.
Most series published on Ultra Jump (Jumps by far least popular segment) don't even have 200k average volume sales but ok. This would equate to roughly 600k annual sales annually since volumes have 4 or so chapters and its a monthly seinen. JoJolion's current volume sales at its lowest now are over 60% the total average sales per volume of the entirety of Steel Ball Run combined. Plus, it's pretty impressive that JoJolion managed to keep nearly half its readers buying volumes 10 years in at this point so its not even like it was a rapid decline and it just suddenly fell off.

Jul 18, 11:26 AM by SignsOfSuicide

SignsOfSuicide said:
Even by 2016 JoJolion (5 years running at the time) outsold SBR (7 year run) in total # of copies sold so I highly fucking doubt they would cancel the way more popular of the 2 parts (by sales). SBR did not sell nearly as well as you might think though not to say it flopped because it didn't.

And the latest volumes sell about 200K when it was selling near 500K at the start and midway point.
People were bored and it was cancelled.

Jul 18, 10:38 AM by ichii_1

Meritas said:
Only two parts to go boys.


two parts? is it confirmed there's gonna be 10?

Jul 18, 9:35 AM by babyUare

Finally it ends,luckily i can caught up and tooru just appears few chapters later if i continue,but not until i end re-reading sbr because it's the real definition of kino


#goldenwindrebootplease

Jul 17, 9:31 PM by Sceptikal

Only two parts to go boys.

Jul 17, 4:46 AM by Meritas

Odd, I could've sworn I read about an interview with Araki a few months back(April I think) about this already.
He said part 8 would end soon and that he planned to move forward with Part 9. It was some ANN article.
I suppose this is just more official than an interview transcript.

Jul 17, 2:58 AM by Animorphimagi

I hope new part will start soon!

Jul 17, 2:13 AM by VaneGran

JanPri said:
ichii_1 said:

It was 90% filler, one subarc took 2 years and isn't even important.
Well, maybe that's the reason why it lost popularity and was canceled in the end ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Even by 2016 JoJolion (5 years running at the time) outsold SBR (7 year run) in total # of copies sold so I highly fucking doubt they would cancel the way more popular of the 2 parts (by sales). SBR did not sell nearly as well as you might think though not to say it flopped because it didn't.

Jul 16, 8:47 PM by SignsOfSuicide

ggwp araki sensei...you can finally take a rest now

Jul 16, 1:54 PM by DioBrando_69420

ichii_1 said:
JanPri said:
Rushed ending after 10 years of publishing? This is literally the longest part of Jojo, isn't it? He wanted it to be even longer?

It was 90% filler, one subarc took 2 years and isn't even important.
Well, maybe that's the reason why it lost popularity and was canceled in the end ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Jul 16, 1:04 PM by JanPri

JanPri said:
Rushed ending after 10 years of publishing? This is literally the longest part of Jojo, isn't it? He wanted it to be even longer?

It was 90% filler, one subarc took 2 years and isn't even important.

Jul 16, 12:34 PM by ichii_1

ichii_1 said:
It was cancelled for low sales.
Araki was complaining that he had to cut things in vol 26 and now we suddenly get the rushed ending.
Rushed ending after 10 years of publishing? This is literally the longest part of Jojo, isn't it? He wanted it to be even longer?

Jul 16, 12:16 PM by JanPri

It was cancelled for low sales.
Araki was complaining that he had to cut things in vol 26 and now we suddenly get the rushed ending.

Jul 16, 12:07 PM by ichii_1

Love Araki for this part. It was my fav out of all the eight parts we got. Even if Araki doesn't plan on Part 9, we all would be grateful to him forever.

JJBA was and is a masterpiece and will always be.

Jul 16, 11:31 AM by HKay

I really hope that there will be a "Part 9", but if Araki's done with JoJo or even manga-writing as a whole, I'll still be happy and eternally grateful for what we did get. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is easily the best anime/manga of all-time IMO

Can't wait for Stone Ocean's anime adaptation either. Planning to read SBR and JJL after that finishes up

Jul 16, 10:50 AM by Kii_Ibarra

Oh damn, I have to finish Part 5 still

Jul 16, 9:41 AM by AcbSnakeDemon

Will Araki lay down the pen after this one? Remains to be seen. I'm at part 7

Jul 16, 6:19 AM by Ramkec

JoJo part 9 when???

Jul 16, 12:53 AM by MegamiRem

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