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Creator: Hirohiko Araki
Hirohiko Araki (born Toshiyuki Araki), is the legendary manga-ka behind JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, one of the longest-running manga series ever, running continuously from 1987 to date. He is well-known for his distinctive (read: FABULOUS!) art style, incredibly clever fights, use of strange character poses, and the fact he never ages. He's also almost perfectly symmetrical.

Other works by Hirohiko Araki:
  • Buso Poker (1980)
  • Autoto Man (1982)
  • Virginia ni Yohroshiku (1982)
  • Magic Boy BT (魔少年ビーティー mashōnen bītī 19821983)
  • Baoh (19841985)
  • Gorgeous Irene (19851986)
    • The Story of the Girl's Mansion (1985)
    • The Girl That Came to the Slums (1986)
  • The Lives of Eccentrics (2004)

JoJo spinoffs
  • Under Execution, Under Jailbreak (1999)
  • Dolce and His Master (1999)
  • Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe. Episode 16: At a Confessional (1999)
  • Dead Man's Questions (1999)
  • Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe - Mutsukabezaka (2006)
  • Front cover of Cell (scientific journal) (September 7, 2007): Imagine that chemicals were stands. Apparently, the scientist who discovered that SCRAPPER blocks RIM1alpha was a big JJBA fan.
  • Rohan at the Louvre (2010)
  • Rohan da Gucci (2011)
  • Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe. Episode 5: Village of Millionaires (2012)
  • Jolyne, Fly High with Gucci (2013)
  • Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe. Episode 6: Poaching Coast (2013)
  • Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe. Episode 4: Mochizuki Family Moon Viewing (2014)

Tropes common in Araki's works beyond JJBA:

  • Anyone Can Die: To the point where he commonly crosses into We Have Reserves territory.
  • Art Evolution: One of the most prominent examples.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander
  • Costume Porn: Even for historical figures!
  • Gonk: Especially short fat people.
  • Kick the Dog: Almost literally, evil is frequently shown as something that likes to kill dogs or other animals.
  • Older Than They Look: He was born in 1960. There's a reason why fans think that Araki is immortal.
  • Old Shame: He considers Gorgeous Irene to be this as he wrote it before he was married and had a more mature view of women.
  • We Have Reserves: This seems to be an intergral part of his writing style. No shonen mangaka has killed off as many characters as him.

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alternative title(s): Hirohiko Araki
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