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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

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About

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (Japanese: ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 JoJo no Kimyō na Bōken) is a Japanese manga and anime series created by Hirohiko Araki[1] and published by Shueisha. Being made of multiple parts and each one of those is starring a different protagonist, each nicknamed JoJo, the series is known due to its art and its plotline, notable for supernatural and seemingly bizarre events.

History

The 1st chapter of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure was published in 1987's Weekly Shonen Jump No. 1&2 (combined number) released on December 2nd, 1986. The series is divided into 8 story arcs:


JUMP COMICS 奇妙湄険 4h Part I: Phantom Blood (1986 – 1988) – The part's protagonist is Jonathan Joestar. The story is about a bizarre relationship between him and his adopted brother Dio Brando in 19th century England. Hamon is introduced, a martial arts form using the sun's energy able to destroy vampires.


JUMP COMICS 荒木飛呂彦 Part II: Battle Tendency (1988 – 1989) – Starring Joseph Joestar, Jonathan's grandson, in the late 1930's. In this part, Joseph has to fight the Pillar Men, members of an ancient vampiric race.


荒木飛呂彦 Part III: Stardust Crusaders (1989 – 1992) – Arguably the most popular story arc. It takes place in 1989 and centers around Jotaro Kujo, grandson of Joseph Joestar, and his adventure around the world in search of still alive Dio Brando. This story arc introduces "Stands", spiritual manifestations of the characters, which have some specific ability. This is the last part where Hamon is ever used.


JUMP COMICS ハーヴェスト 「重ちー」の収穫の巻 Part IV: Diamond Is Unbreakable (1992 – 1996) – This part (also known as Diamond Is Not Crash) is about Josuke Higashikata, illegitimate son of Joseph Joestar, and his friends' adventures in the Japanese town of Morioh. The story takes place in 1999.


JUMP COMICS ゴールド· o) エクスペリエンスの 逆襲の巻 Part V: Vento Aureo (1996 – 1999) – (AKA Golden Wind) Takes place in 2001 Italy. The protagonist is Giorno Giovanna, son of Dio Brando, who wishes to become a gangster and joins Passione, Italian Mafia ruled by a mysterious boss.


JUMP COMICS 冒険 17 (80) )荒木飛呂彦 メイド·イン·ヘブン Part VI: Stone Ocean (2000 – 2003) – The story tells about Jolyne Cujoh, daughter of Jotaro Kujo, and her imprisonment in the Green Dolphin Street Prison in Florida, USA. The part takes place in 2011.


(イリガン スカイライン) ツイ·スカイライン ガン·レイクライン 荒木飛呂彦 シ ) Part VII: Steel Ball Run (2004 – 2011) – Takes place in alternate universe than the previous parts in USA in 1890. The story is about Johnny Joestar, his ally Gyro Zeppeli, and the race across America, named Steel Ball Run.


ジヨジョの奇妙な冒険Part8 volume 0 荒木飛呂彦 JUMP COMICS Part VIII: JoJolion (2011 – 2021) – Takes place in the alternate universe Morioh, after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake. The protagonist is Josuke Higashikata (unrelated to the protagonist of Part IV), an amnesiac, who was found half-buried under a rock.


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Over the years, the manga has received several animated and video game adaptations.

In 1993, an OVA[2], covering the key points of the second half of Part 3, was released. The other half was animated in 2000. In 2012, a TV anime[3], covering Parts 1 and 2, was produced by David Productions. The second season, covering first half of Part 3, began on April 4th, 2014, with the third season covering the second half starting in January 2015. A fourth season, covering Part 4, started airing in April 2016.

Part 5 Anime / Golden Wind

On June 21st, 2018, Hirohiko Araki announced the manga's fifth arc, Golden Wind, will be developed into an anime. It began broadcasting on October 6, 2018, with the first episode debuting at a festival on July 5th that year.


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The series premiered on July 5th, 2018, running for 39 episodes until July 2019.

Part 6 Anime / Stone Ocean

On April 4th, 2021, anime adaptation of the manga's sixth arc, Stone Ocean, was announced during a livestream event.[19][20] Japanese voice actress Ai Fairouz had been cast as Jolyne Cujoh, the protagonist of Stone Ocean. Unlike the previous parts of the anime, Stone Ocean was set to premiere on the streaming platform Netflix in December 2021.

On August 8th, 2021, the trailer for part six of the anime adaptation premiered (shown below, left). On November 28th, 2021, opening of Part 6 was officially revealed (shown below, right).



The Part 6 premiered on December 1st, 2021, on Netflix.

Video Games

Several JoJo's Bizarre Adventure videogames have been made, the most well known being the fighting game JJBA: Heritage For The Future[4], developed by Capcom in 1998. In 2013, a fighting game, named JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle[5], was developed by CyberConnect2 for PS3, and was released in US on April 29th, 2014. On December 17th, 2015, an action game JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven was released in Japan for PS3 and PS4[18].

Cultural Impact

Jojo's Bizarre Adventures is currently the second longest running series of the comics run by Shueisha, the publisher of Jump comics.[6] It's also, as of February 2012[7], the 7th greatest-selling title of Weekly Shonen Jump.

The series is often referenced in other mangas and animes, whether it may be a sudden change in style, characters doing one of signature poses, or other kinds of shoutouts.[8]

Some famous video game characters, such as Guile, Rose, and Juri from Street Fighter, and Benimaru from The King of Fighters, are considered to be respectively based of Rudol von Stroheim, Lisa Lisa, Jolyne Cujoh, and Jean Pierre Polnareff.


Guile Stroheim
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Online Presence

The series has gathered a significant following over the years. It has it's own Wiki[9], a fan community site[10] and a significant presence in other websites, such as 4chan and Tumblr.

Numerous JJBA-related MAD videos have been created, using manga panels and footage from both OVA and TV anime adaptations. The videos can be found video sharing sites such are Youtube[11] and Nicovideo[12].

The series has also been a subject of numerous cosplays[13]. Fans also tend to portray the cast of characters with lots of details, including makeup, bright clothes and posing in-character.

A Youtuber Antfish[14] made JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: The Abridged Series (JJBATAS), made using the footage from 1993 and 2000 Part III OVA adaptations. Up until July 8th 2010, Antfish had released 10 episodes. Antfish has also made episodes of an abridged series based on the Part 1 of the 2012 anime adaptation.


On December 15th, 2022, it was announced that JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 9: JOJOLands, will begin serialization on February 17th, 2023. A long-awaited new series after the end of Part 8's JoJoLion in 2021. The first chapter made fans of the franchise share their expectations and first impressions of the manga on social media. Twitter user @RNovegicus [] tried to explain the first chapter of the manga without giving any spoilers, receiving 28 retweets and 165 likes in a day.

Hirohiko Araki

Hirohiko Araki, the creator of the manga, has been described by many fans and other mangakas as an immortal person since his appearance over the years makes it seem he doesn't age. This has evolved as a joke, among many other traits in the author. He's often compared to his speculated author avatar, Rohan Kishibe, an arrogant mangaka that dislikes a lot of things, including obnoxious fans and North Americans.


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Za Warudo / WRYYY

In Part 3, Stardust Crusaders, during Jotaro's final battle, Dio uses his time-stopping abilities to drop a steamroller on Jotaro. This has been popularized on the internet with a clip demonstrating its power using stick figures while adding his war cry at the end. "WRYYY" is Dio Brando's notorious battle cry, while The World (Japanese: ザ・ワールド, pronounced as Za Wārudo) is his Stand, which grants the ability to stop time.


WRYAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

Stand Cries

Stand Cries, the most well known of them being ORAORAORA and MUDAMUDAMUDA, are battle cries yelled out by Stands, usually while unleashing a powerful barrage of rapid-fire punches, similar to Hokuto Hyarskuretsu-Ken from Fist of the North Star.


BAP ORA ORA ORA ORA ORRAAAH! FAP FAP BAP BAP FAP

JoJo's Pose

JoJo's Poses are various dramatic poses featured in Hirohiko Araki's work, including JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. The fans started copying the poses and posting them online. These poses have also been referenced in other works.


JUNP COMICS 荒木飛呂彦 荒木飛呂彦 JUMP CONICS 荒木飛呂彦 荒木飛呂彦

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Shift-JIS Arts

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Shift-JIS Arts, also known as “JoJo Ascii Arts”, are a series of Shift-JIS arts inspired by the manga. Those Shift-JIS arts have been used as fixed phrases or reaction faces in the Japanese text board community 2channel since 2005.


BEFORE WE GO AFTER HIM I NEED TO TELL YOU SOMETHING! I HAVE EXPERIENCED HIS STAND NO... I HAVE EXPERIENCED IT, BUT I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT IT IS LET... LET ME TELL YOU WHAT HAPPENED! "I WAS TRYING TO CLIMB THE STAIRS lバ.)/ u {:}//へ Khay있 BUT SOMEHOWI ENDED UP LOWER THAN WHERE I STARTED" YOU.. YOU GUYS THINKI DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT YOURE RIGHT, I DON'T KNOW WHATS GOING ON AT ALL.. // )、iLb- u. | | 아,) EF42/ :/、> IT ISN'T SOMETHING LIKE HYPNO SIS // 广.. /. /::::.//..一、丶一丶 OR SUPER SPEED THOUGH.. WHAT I EXPERIENCED WAS JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG

Hirohiko Araki's Style

Hirohiko Araki's Style is notable for its serious, detailed and glamorous looking style. Many artists tend to draw parodies and homages of his artwork with characters from other franchises and media. This kind of fanart can be found at art sharing websites like pixiv[15] and deviantART.[16]


Duwang

Duwang is the nickname given to an English-translated version of Diamond Is Unbreakable, which has gained notoriety within the English-speaking JJBA fanbase for its exceptionally low quality scans and poorly translated Engrish quotes. This was discussed in a thread[17] on the JBA Community forum.


There must be no other place as pretty as this town What a beautiful Duwang! This feels like a picnic. chew

It Was Me, Dio!

It Was Me, Dio! is a quote, associated with a screenshot of Dio Brando from the 2012 Phantom Blood anime adaptation. After Dio kisses Jonathan's girlfriend Erina, he says the following line: "So, did you kiss JoJo yet? Probably not. Your first wasn't JoJo! It was me, Dio!". This has spawned numerous derivatives within the community.


TOKYO MX It was me, Dio!

Even Speedwagon is Afraid!

Even Speedwagon is Afraid! is a quote directed to Robert Edward O. Speedwagon, a supporting character from Parts 1 and 2. The phrase is often quoted by fans in discussions and reactions as well. Some parodies have been produced as well, as well as Speedwagon's personality, often categorizing the character as moe.


EVEN SPEEDWAGON IS AFRAID

How Many Breads Have You Eaten in Your Life?

How Many Breads Have You Eaten in Your Life? is another popular quote in the fandom. It comes from a dialog between supporting character Will A. Zeppeli and the antagonist Dio Brando in relation to the amount of humans Dio Brando had to kill to restore himself using his vampire abilities from severe burn injuries he sustained earlier in the story. This exchange is also quoted by the fandom in many discussions and has been parodied as well.


DO YOU REMEMBER HOW MANYHOW MANY BREADS LIVES HAVE YOU HAVEyou SUCKEo TO HEAL THOSE WOUNDS!? EATEN IN IYOUR LIFE

Awaken, My Masters!

Awaken, My Masters is a quote uttered by Wamuu, one of the Pillar Man, during his and his masters’ bombastic awakening on Part 2. The quote has been comonly associated with the pose executed by the Pillar Man and the theme "Awaken", from the anime series.


AWAKEN MY MASTERS

This Is The Taste Of A Liar

This Is The Taste Of A Liar is a quote which comes from a dialogue between Part 5 protagonists, Giorno Giovanna and Bruno Bucciarati, in which Bruno is accusing Giorno with the assault of Leaky-Eyed Luka. During the conversation Bruno licks Giorno's sweat, saying that he has a taste of a liar. The scene has been parodied in several pieces of artwork.


THIS TASTE. IT'S OF A LIAR ! :し: GIORNO GIOVANNA!

King Crimson / It Just Works

King Crimson is a stand with a controversial ability featured in Part 5. Its ability consists in skipping time with everyone but its user unaware of it. Due to the bad quality of translations at the time and the fact that most of the fights against this stand feature complex layouts, the ability has caused a lot of confusion in forums. The controversy raises from fans trying to explain how the stand works, the most common explanation simply being "It just works".


It just works

Search Interest

External References

[1] Wikipedia – Hirohiko Araki

[2] Wikipedia – Original Video Animation

[3] Wikipedia – TV Anime

[4] Wikipedia – JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Heritage For The Future

[5] Wikipedia – JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle

[6] Wikipedia – JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

[7] Imgur – Greatest Selling Titles of Weekly Shonen Jump

[8] JoJo's Bizarre Encyclopedia – Cultural influences of JJBA

[9] JoJo's Bizarre Encyclopedia – Main Page

[10] JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Community (via Wayback Machine) – Main Page

[11] Youtube – JoJo MAD videos

[12] Nicovideo – search for JoJo MAD videos

[13] Tumblr – search for JoJo Cosplay

[14] Youtube – Antfish's Profile

[15] pixiv – Search results for ジョジョの奇妙な冒険

[16] deviantART – Search results for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

[17] JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Community (via Wayback Machine) – So… where on earth DID Duwang come from?

[18] Wikipedia – JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven

[19] Twitter – @anime_jojo

[20] JoJo Portal Site – 「ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 ストーンオーシャン」アニメ化決定!!



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