See also:
* HeyItsThatVoice.JoJosBizarreAdventure
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* ColbertBump:
** While the franchise has been relatively obscure in America for some time (but really big in Japan) outside of MemeticMutation, the new 2012 anime, as well as its immensely positive reception from many anime reviewers on the Internet, has caused its popularity to skyrocket stateside. Its popularity in English-speaking territories further improved when both the 2012 anime and the ''Stardust Crusaders'' sequel were added to Crunchyroll.
** The 2012 anime became one of these for the band Music/{{Yes}}, due to usage of their most popular song, "Roundabout", as the anime's ending theme song.
** And there has to be at least a few people who were attracted to the series by [[WebVideo/JoJosBizarreAdventureAbridged this masterpiece]] of an AbridgedSeries.
* CrossDressingVoices:
** [[Creator/RomiPark Giorno]] and [[FujikoTakimoto Narancia]] in the [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 PS2]] video game adaptation of ''Vento Aureo''.
** [[Creator/RomiPark Koichi]], [[Creator/YukoSato Hayato Kawajiri]] and [[Creator/YukoSanpei Narancia]] in ''VideoGame/JoJosBizarreAdventureAllStarBattle''.
** [[Creator/IkueOhtani Mannish Boy]] and [[Creator/MisatoFukuen Iggy]] in ''Stardust Crusaders''.
* DawsonCasting:
** For some reason (at least in Japanese), and until the TV series came out, most of the characters were voiced by older voice actors, despite voicing characters who are supposed to be teenagers or young adults. This is more exaggerated in the Part 3's [=OVAs=] when almost everybody are voiced by people who doesn't ''even'' try to sound like young men (excluding Joseph, for obvious reasons).
** Young Jonathan and Young Dio in Part 1 are both voiced by the same actors who voice their adult selves. They also don't make an effort to sound like adolescents.
** Inverted with both Erina Pendleton and Suzi Q, in the TV series' Parts 2 & 3: Both [=VAs=] (Creator/AyakoKawasumi and Sachiko Kojima, respectively) are normally typecasted for voicing younger girls or young adults, but they still voice their older versions in Parts 2 and 3, rather than casting much older [=VAs=] for the job.
** The same goes for both Speedwagon and Straizo's voice actors, since they are voiced by the same ones who voiced their younger counterparts in Part 1.
* FanNickname:
** Part 8 ''[=JoJolion=]'' has gained the nickname "Four Ball Run" due to the protagonist's...unique anatomical arrangement. The main character himself is also often referred to as Gappy or Jo2uke to avoid confusion with the protagonist of Part 4 in English-speaking fandom.
** "Holy Wubstorm" (after Wamuu's special attack Holy Sandstorm) for the Pillar Men's dubstep-flavored {{Leitmotif}} in the anime.
** Spoilers for Part 7 ahead. [[spoiler:Lucy Steel's temporary Stand is known as "Love Train"; however it appears in chapters called "Ticket to Ride" and was later confirmed to be named as such in JOJOVELLER]].
** Pocoloco's Stand is sometimes called {{Buckethead}} due to the shape of its head.
* FanTranslation: The ''Stardust Crusaders'' RPG for the SuperFamicom has one by the Aeon Genesis group. Several exist for the manga itself.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Anyone who's played ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' or watched ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation'' will recognize Lotus Juice, the guy behind much of the soundtrack of Part 2 of the 2012 anime.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: A film adaptation of ''Phantom Blood'' came out in theaters in 2007. It hasn't seen any sort of home release. However, an incomplete cut (that is, there is no voice acting, and occasionally full animation is replaced by storyboard stills) of the first 16 minutes has appeared on the internet.
* NoExportForYou: The manga aside from ''Stardust Crusaders'' for America, one SNES RPG, and two beat 'em up games for the [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 PS2]].
** This gets averted ''twice'', since not only the Animation (2012, and "Stardust Crusaders") is being streamed on Crunchyroll since July 2014 (with very few edits or name changes), but Viz will ''also'' publish ''Phantom Blood'' (September 2014) and ''Battle Tendency'' (March 2015), both based on the current "Jojonium" Japanese release of the series, with future parts possibly following if sales hold up.
* StarMakingRole: Jonathan Joestar for Creator/KazuyukiOkitsu.
* TroubledProduction: Apparently, one of the reasons for the poor-quality of the ''Phantom Blood'' movie and why it's [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes never been released on DVD]] was because one of the producers was killed in an accident and his family pulled the plug on funding, leaving an incomplete, rushed mess of a film.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Araki originally planned for ''Part 3'' to be a modern retelling of the Literature/{{Dracula}} story, but most of the Magazine/ShonenJump editors found the idea too confusing.
** There were plans to release the ''Vento Aureo'' [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 PS2]] game overseas, but all of the copyright-problematic Stand names combined with Araki's unwillingness to change any of said names nixed those plans.
** Fugo was originally planned to be TheMole for TheBoss in ''Part 5''.
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* ''[=JoJo's=] Bizarre Adventure''. It is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. ''Everything'' in this series is just mindblowingly bizarre. From the cyborg Nazi guy whose looks inspired [[Franchise/StreetFighter Guile]], to the timestopping vampire who is also TheCasanova, to the vampires who eat other vampires, to the PsychicPowers which can have the most ridiculously specific abilities, to the [[AnimeHair ridiculous hairstyles]] and the fabulous clothing.
** And there's a 16-year-old who has a 30-year-old nephew because his father was in his fifties when he was conceived. Let's not even get into where Giorno fits into the Joestar family: Giorno is Dio's son, conceived after Dio stole Jonathan's body, which makes Jonathan Giorno's biological father. This makes Giorno ''Joseph's'' uncle. Note that Joseph is in his eighties by the time Part 5 starts and Giorno is ''fifteen''. ''No'' series can top this one when it comes to sheer [=WTFness=].
** By sheer nature of his never having been human, no villain can top Kars for [=WTFness=]. (Except perhaps an out-of-it Pucci in one particular chapter.) Of course, this also applies to just about any other series as well. The stuff he could do, simply unreal!
* But the most bizarre thing is the mangaka himself -- he hasn't aged a day in over 20 years (either that, or he's aging backwards). Recent photographs show him looking ''younger'' than he did when he started on ''Phantom Blood''...back in 1986.
* The TV anime is currently one of the most requested shows for {{Creator/Toonami}} on Creator/AdultSwim.
* Tying in somewhat to the first bit of trivia, was the very first scene depicted. The story actually started before Jonathan's time, back at least two millennia in some South American civilization, which eventually died out for one reason or another, had used the Stone Mask to gain immortality as a vampire. And the first character shown was a [[VirginSacrifice maiden to be sacrificed]]. This lost tribe is later revealed as the Pillar Men, though it was specifically Kars who created the Masks.
* The phrase "Lucky Land" appears frequently on signs throughout the series, a reference to Lucky Land Communications, the company Araki formed to formally hold copyrights for the series.
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