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Waffleman_
Jan 20, 2011

I'm just goin' with the FLOW, baby.





JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is a manga series written and illustrated by Hirohiko Araki that has been running continuously since 1986. Originally running in Weekly Shonen Jump, but now running in Ultra Jump, the series consists of eight distinct story arcs that are generally standalone but share a bit of continuity. Each part has its own protagonist in the Joestar bloodline with the nickname JoJo, and each part has a different theme and feel to it.

So here they are!



Part 1: Phantom Blood
"Even Speedwagon is afraid!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPCLFtxpadE

The first part of JoJo is often described as a cross between Fist of the North Star and Bram Stoker's Dracula. Set in 1880, it follows Jonathan Joestar as he does battle against his adoptive brother Dio Brando, who has used an ancient Aztec artifact to become a vampire. This part features plenty of horror, some Gothic melodrama, and Speedwagon.


Part 2: Battle Tendency
"The next thing you'll say is...!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPCLFtxpadE

The second part goes forward to the 1920s and stars Jonathan's grandson, Joseph Joestar, currently living in New York City. After an archaeological expedition gone wrong, Joseph finds himself embroiled in a fight against a group of superhuman beings from ancient times, with only his wits and an affinity for mystical power to guide him. This part features more pulpy action, Nazis, and a protagonist that's basically Bugs Bunny.


Part 3: Stardust Crusaders
"Good grief..."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJEAwZRTUXU

The third and most iconic part of JoJo introduces Joseph's grandson Jotaro Kujo and the concept of Stands, a powerset that would come to define JoJo as a series. In 1989, Jotaro and a motley crew must travel from Japan to Egypt to defeat the reborn Dio Brando and undo his influence on the Joestar bloodline. This part features a lot of horror movies Araki saw, facts about Southeast Asia, and one man's quest for a decent toilet.


Part 4: Diamond is Unbreakable
"What did you say about my hair?!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQt6jIKNwgU

The fourth part of Jojo focuses on Joseph's illegitimate son Josuke Higashikata as he spends the summer of 1999 in the small town of Morioh, where he and his friends have to unravel the mystery of a serial killer who has been terrorizing the town for years. This part features a charming setting and cast, one of the best villains in the series, and is guaranteed to blow your mind.


Part 5: Golden Wind/Vento Aureo
"I, Giorno Giovanna, have a dream!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ib7g_6PywA

The fifth part of Jojo takes place in Italy in 2001, where DIO's son Giorno Giovanna (it's complicated) infiltrates the mafia to take it over from within and dismantle the drug trade, going toe to toe with the don himself. This part features some fun crime boys, plenty of Stand battles, and a buncha powers that don't make sense.


Part 6: Stone Ocean
"American style. French style. Japanese style. Italian. Specifically Naples style. The world's fingers for 'gently caress off.'"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIOOAo3J1c0

The sixth part takes us to Florida in 2011, where Jotaro's daughter Jolyne Cujoh has been imprisoned for a crime she didn't commit and uncovers a plot to enact the will of DIO even beyond his death. This part ends the original timeline of Jojo and features cute buff girls, Catholicism, but not FUCKIN' MICKEY.


Part 7: Steel Ball Run
"This is the story of how I learned to walk."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ysFgElQtjI

The seventh part is the beginning of a rebooted continuity and takes us back to 1890, where Johnny Joestar, a paraplegic former jockey, takes part in a cross-country horse race in the hopes of mastering a mystic art that could heal his legs, uncovering a terrible secret along the way that goes all the way to the White House. This part features hot horse racing action, metaphysical nonsense, and dinosaurs.


Part 8: Jojolion
"Shhh....Soft & Wet."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aq7ddhSGOSE

The eighth and current part continues the timeline of Steel Ball Run and heads back to Morioh in 2011, where in the wake of the Tohoku earthquake, a young woman finds a mysterious amnesiac young man. Temporarily dubbed Josuke Higashikata, the man is taken in by a rich family as he investigates the circumstances of his identity, how he got there, and the conspiracy behind it all. This part features weird bougie people, bubbles, and four testicles.


JoJo also has a currently running anime that began in 2012 and is currently adapting Golden Wind. It's also featured in and had several video games based on it, the most recent one being the arena fighter Eyes of Heaven. Additionally, after only having the third part officially translated for years, Viz recently officially released parts 1 and 2 and is currently releasing part 4.

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Arist
Feb 13, 2012



Oven Wrangler

Your favorite JoJo is the worst one

Johnny Joestar
Oct 21, 2010

Don't shoot him?

...
...





what if there were two guys on the moon and one of them killed the other with a brick that was also a snake would that be hosed up or what

El Burbo
Oct 10, 2012



But really

How does King Crimson work?

Expect My Mom
Nov 18, 2013

by Smythe


Johnny best jojo

Toplowtech
Aug 31, 2004



El Burbo posted:

But really

How does King Crimson work?
Justly.

Funky Valentine
Feb 26, 2014

Dojyaa~an



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USc_h60mXec

Expect My Mom
Nov 18, 2013

by Smythe


i like this one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bjwlh5kDV0E

A Big... Dog
Mar 25, 2013

HELLO DAD


YOU DARE APPROACH ME etc

Josuke Higashikata
Mar 7, 2013




I like JoJo

Dragonwagon
Mar 28, 2010


And that, as much as anything else, led to my drinking problem.


A new thread is like fresh underwear on New Year's Day.

tiistai
Nov 1, 2012

Solo Melodica


I find it hard to believe the previous thread was 89 years old

Pomp
Apr 3, 2012

Pomp has also
an anime avatar



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdCL6OjLD_s

Pomplamoose
Jun 28, 2008



I like the part 7 music selection and for 8 the choice is obvious but what about this for part 6?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICN-CbWsbz4

Honest Thief
Jan 11, 2009

mão na bola

Since the anime got up to the meteorite plot point, I always thought Araki would loop around to part 2 and reveal that the special arrows were made out of Kars or smth like that. Or that the stone mask was related to the stand meteorite.

Toplowtech
Aug 31, 2004



Honest Thief posted:

Since the anime got up to the meteorite plot point, I always thought Araki would loop around to part 2 and reveal that the special arrows were made out of Kars or smth like that. Or that the stone mask was related to the stand meteorite.
Stands are the ultimate life-form.

Pomplamoose
Jun 28, 2008



Since part 7 will probably be two seasons long at least, Im think the first ED should be Old Town Road and the second should be Knights of Cydonia

Neo_Crimson
Aug 15, 2011

"Is that your final dandy?"

Hey guys how does king crimson work

Augus
Mar 9, 2015

BORN TO DIE
WORLD IS A FUCK
Kill Em All 2010
I am trash mon
410,757,864,530 DEAD COPS


is it me or does ciocollata look more intimidating now than he did in the manga

multijoe
Oct 15, 2007

how do i say this ... the first time i saw that ultimate life form ... i had a boner

Fun Shoe

He definitely seems to have found the only gym in Italy, along with Diavolo

Expect My Mom
Nov 18, 2013

by Smythe


He looks way cooler in the anime yeah. His hair is like the only barrier now to me liking this weirdo

somepartsareme
Mar 10, 2012

Diggle Hell is a Real
(Swingin') Place


Got the DiU volume 1 today. It's put together like the jojoniums but doesn't have any original special features. It covers up to Keicho Nijimura's death, so two of the original volumes. DiU still owns

Hitlersaurus Christ
Oct 14, 2005



Buglord

Neo_Crimson posted:

Hey guys how does king crimson work

「Very Carefully」

Bad Seafood
Dec 10, 2010

If you must blink, do it now.


Neo_Crimson posted:

Hey guys how does king crimson work
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33kAMeHVzBA

Butt Ghost
Nov 23, 2013



Modern Crusaders is such a perfect song for Part 5
Did they ever do one of these for Part 7? I remember the Part 6 one came out in 2015(?)

Butt Ghost
Nov 23, 2013



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQRI5YB4_8A

Booky
Feb 21, 2013


all jojo is Good

though for the op, i thought part 3 took place in like 1987 instead of 89?

Waffleman_
Jan 20, 2011

I'm just goin' with the FLOW, baby.



I think you're right about that.

Skull Servant
Oct 25, 2009



Am I right in thinking that the whole space virus thing literally never comes up again in any form? I cannot for the life of me remember if it's relevant ever again.

Arist
Feb 13, 2012



Oven Wrangler

It's not.

Waffleman_
Jan 20, 2011

I'm just goin' with the FLOW, baby.



Part 6 has its own weird poo poo to deal with and then the arrows go away entirely.

Funky Valentine
Feb 26, 2014

Dojyaa~an



Do the arrows even show up in Stone Ocean?

El Burbo
Oct 10, 2012



Jolyne gets her stand from a shard of an arrow given to her by her dad

Jose
Jul 24, 2007



So Alien or Stand Power?

Begemot
Oct 14, 2012

Hm...



Jose posted:

So Alien or Stand Power?

Alien with stand power.

Expect My Mom
Nov 18, 2013

by Smythe


Johnny Joestar posted:

y'all acting like araki couldn't make a stand that gives people headaches one of the most threatening fights in the series somehow


ChaseSP
Mar 25, 2013



Cicolattas voice is unnerving and I'm amazed at how perfect it is for him.

Carpator Diei
Feb 26, 2011



I still can't get over the fact that the steel balls aren't even Stand abilities, nor any other sort of special power. Some people just came up with a method to do magic through creative application of Boules skills.

TheLoneStar
Feb 9, 2017



Carpator Diei posted:

I still can't get over the fact that the steel balls aren't even Stand abilities, nor any other sort of special power. Some people just came up with a method to do magic through creative application of Boules skills.
On a similar vein, I always forget that Gyro only has/uses a Stand for like, five minutes in the entire Part.

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somepartsareme
Mar 10, 2012

Diggle Hell is a Real
(Swingin') Place


there are mysteries in the human body

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