Fanfic Recs / JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

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General Fics

Eight Day Week (Jojo-Spotting) by TrufflesTheMushroom

  • Recommended by: Clipboard Fox 22
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In another time, in another world, in another life, eight cousins all named Jojo live a relatively normal existence. For the very first time, all eight Jojos are spending New Years as a family. Johnny has an announcement to make before midnight, with Gyro's life possibly at stake.
  • Pairing(s): Side Johnny/Gyro
  • Comments: One of the best fics I've ever read, hands down. There is so much thought and care put into this fic, strong family feels, and everyone is perfectly in character. A must-read if there ever was one for the JoJo fandom.

'Till we Eternally Rest by Virginia Room & Virginia Nitouhei
  • Recommended by saltin
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: This doujin takes place on the Phantom Blood arc of the long running series JoJo's Bizarre Adventures. It shows us an alternative look on the events that happened during the arc, by turning Jonathan into a vampire instead of Dio.
  • Comments: Dio impulsively attempts to assassinate Jonathan with the Stone Mask right away instead of testing it on someone else first, resulting in a very different, and arguably more tragic, feud to transpire between the two.

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Said Death to the Dead by alovelyburn
  • Recommended by Eva Unit 01
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Dio sits at his favorite chair by the window, a polished wood table at his side, a crystal glass (wine, red and rich) held delicately between the fingers of one hand. In the other, he holds the skull. A souvenir? A treasure? Who can even tell the difference, sometimes. (Dio/Jonathan, kind of. Well, he's talking to a skull so. 650 words)

Thirty Six, by starrelia
  • Recommended by pommykun
  • Status: Complete, 34/34 chapters. Has been deleted by the author.
  • Synopsis: Dio manages to perfect his plan of restarting the world and does so, using it as a chance to reclaim Jonathan as a (insert your own term here). However, every time when Jonathan turns 20, he dies within the week afterwards. Includes settings of many different kinds, but at chapter 21, there's Surprise Creepy. Note that while it's rated mature, the deaths range from sudden to dragged on and suicide was used once or twice.
  • Comments: Read this. Stop what you're doing and read this fic now. This is easily one of the best fics this troper has ever read, and offers a truly interesting - and heartbreaking - interpretation of Jonathan and Dio's relationship, as well as Dio himself.

Not His World, by ppool
  • Recommended by legomaniac90
  • Status: One-Shot: Complete
  • Synopsis: Dio brings Jonathan back to life... as a vampire. Basically, it's a "Dio brings Jonathan back from the dead" story from Jonathan's perspective, and heavily deconstructed: with everyone in character and tons of Nightmare Fuel added, especially the twist. Easily the best of these stories, and one of the creepiest.

Sojourn, by MiniNepthys
  • Recommended by: Rhyme And Treason
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Mikitaka has to leave Earth for a brief time. It's not for very long, but it's enough time for everything to change.

You're A Worthy Child
  • Recommended by: lalaTKG
  • Status: Complete
  • Sypnosis: A parody of Kikuo-P's You're a Useless Child, detailing Johnathan and Dio's relationship throughout Part 1 from Dio's perspective.
  • Comments: The original song already is plenty sad, but the visible change in Dio's opinion of Johnathan up to Johnathan's Heroic Sacrifice and Dio's reflection on it makes you feel the tiniest pangs of sympathy for him at the end. The singer's soft vocals enhance the cover.
  • Here is a version on YouTube for those who prefer that.

Jojo's Bizzare Adventure: Fate's Hiccup by The Baron of Cake
  • Recommended by Lionheart0
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: N/A
  • Synopsis: Destiny is a tricky mistress. It will either help you or hinder you. regardless of how noble or evil your intentions. This time around, however, fate offers her hand not for Dio Brando, but for a certain gentlemanly Joestar.
  • Comments: A really good For Want of a Nail fic in which Jonathan survived the conclusion of the Phantom Blood arc and goes on to assist his grandson Joseph in Battle Tendency. Characters remain faithful to the actual story and the author updates the story at a good rate.

Jojo's Bizarre Fairy Tale: Stardust Soldiers of Fortune by Auragongal
  • Recommended by Kudzumac
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Originally posted to Space Battles, this story begins just after DIO's defeat at the end of Part 3, with Jotaro and Joseph on their way to board their plane home, before a girl by the name of Veronica Zeppeli crashes into them via a runaway suitcase. Then, after they part ways, time suddenly stops for all but Jotaro and Joseph, and Veronica gets kidnapped by what seems like a black version of the late Kakyoin's Stand, Hierophant Green. After the two Jojos jump into a portal in order to chase the figure, they soon find themselves in an another world based around Fairy Tales, with alternate versions of some JJBA characters Past, Present (for the very end of Part 3 anyway) and Future running about as well as original characters. And so, a new Bizarre Adventure unfolds as Jotaro and Joseph try and figure out not only what's going on, but also attempt to get home as well.
    • Here is the original SB Thread for those who want to see the author's more extended notes after each chapter- due to the character limit on Ao3's chapter notes that can cause some bits of trivia to not make it to the Archive of Our Own version. Though, the Ao3 version is a bit more cleaned up for the earlier chapters in regards to errors.
  • Comments: An interesting adventure story that evokes more of Parts one and two than the stand battles of Part 3 onward, especially since it seems that Joseph and Jotaro are the only main characters with stands while in a world that's filled with magic. The original content by the author in the form of the world of Fanterra may be intimidating to readers due to well, being developed as the story goes on, but don't let that stop you from reading the story! The author also does her best to keep Joseph and Jotaro in-character as possible, and also develop them a bit thanks to the situation they're in, while also remaining true to the characters themselves. Of course, the original characters and the alternates are interesting as well, and the Big Bad is definitely not what a person usually expects for a Jojo Villain.

Air by Hoshi Hoshiko
  • Recommended by Eva Unit 01
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Joseph is having trouble breathing and then fluffiness with Suzie...
  • Comments: Joseph Joestar. Suzie Q. W.A.F.F.. All you need to know.

Der Strom by Max-Stirfry
  • Recommended by Iplewhelmed.
  • Status: Complete.
  • Synopsis: The journey to Egypt has led Jotaro and Kakyoin to discover life, death, fate, and something completely unexpected.
  • Pairing: Jotaro/Kakyoin.
  • Warnings: Smut and spoilers for Stardust Crusaders, including character death.
  • Comments: Donít dismiss this fanfiction because it has gay sex as soon as in the first chapter (which can be skipped if you absolutely insist on it) Ė this is simultaneously one of the most heart-breaking AND heart-warming fanfictions you could ever have the pleasure of reading. It tells us a sweet, tragic love story between Jotaro and Kakyoin during their quest to defeat Dio. It masterfully mixes the blossoming of young love with eventual tragedy, and does it with such care and sincerity that this troper (who NEVER cries at fanfics) could not help but be reduced to a giant ball of Inelegant Blubbering during the final chapter. Our main characters are written in a way that explores their personalities and chemistry together without ever feeling out of character, making their thoughts and actions throughout the story genuinely believable. The sex scenes, while graphic, are NOT pornographic purely for the sake of the readerís arousal, but rather showcases how the relationship between Jotaro and Kakyoin has evolved and the way they react to one another. Itís also worth mentioning that this fic does a great job of fleshing out Abdulís background and tying his character into the theme of the story. Overall, Der Strom is a beautiful, bittersweet piece of fanfiction that must not be missed, provided you can handle the homosexual note  love-making scenes. Bring tissues.

Star Catcher by Quill Mind
  • Recommended by 71TheRoman
  • Status: On-going
  • Pairing: Jotaro / OC Standin
  • Synopsis: Following his victory over Yellow Temperance, Jotaro finds himself attacked by an enraged woman who disables his Stand ability. After quick intervention by the rest of the group, she details the story of how her parents were murdered by a man named DIO, and her quest for vengeance.
  • Comments: In the words of the author, "Beginning at early part 3 and going all the way to part 6, a retelling/AU of how Jotaro met the girl who would become inextricably bound to his life."

Starmarked Boys by alexclusive
  • Recommended by Neo Shiraku
  • Status: On-going
  • Pairing: Jotaro / OC Standin
  • Synopsis: It has been said that something as small as the flutter of a butterfly's wing can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world. When Jotaro Kujo goes back to Dio's mansion after the events of Stardust Crusaders, he discovers something he never expected, and a butterfly beats its wings.
  • Comments: In the words of the author, "This story is the first in what will likely be a series of interconnected standalone stories, set in a universe that asks, "What if Dio didn't let Giorno's mother escape back to Japan, but instead kept her and Haruno with him at his mansion in Cairo? In the commotion of the Crusaders arriving, would she try to escape? Would she take Haruno with her? What would happen if she left him behind?"

Saints and Angels by crazy_love_diamond
  • Recommended by: Neo Queen Serenity
  • Status:Ongoing
  • Pairing:Jotaro/Kakyoin,Josuke/Okuyasu ,Josuke/???
  • Synopsis: A present day AU In which Jotaro comes to Morioh to help his ex-partner Kakyoin to investigate stand activity and deal with its vampire problem.Upon meeting Josuke Higashikata for the first time Jotaro discovers that Josuke now possess a requiem-level Stand and has been bonded to a vampire with ties to Dio who plans to use Josuke to to aid in an ages old vendetta against remnants of Dio's followers.
  • Comments:Its known cannon that vampires exist in Jojo-verse and its pretty interesting to see a fic that really examines the vampire aspect.Said fic also deals with drama pretty well and neatly ties in aspects of nearly all eight parts of the jojo saga.While it may seem slow,things are picking up recently.Also,one of the few fics where Josuke's savior is plot relevant and the Nijimura's connection to Dio is explored .Also ,the characters are incredibly well written.Highly recommend this.
  • Warning:Fic seems rated T but rating may go up in the future

Lulu's Bizarre Rebellion by Ezit Meti, FF.Net Link
  • Recommended by: Space Cowboy, Eva Unit 01
  • Crossover with: Code Geass
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Trope Page
  • Synopsis: Lelouch Lamperouge was a boy with an ambition; To one day bring down the corrupt nation of Britannia and create a peaceful world for his sister. However, a single arrow gifted him a power that will help him reach his ambition. Stands... Ripple... A feud between two bloodlines that transcends time... And that's only the beginning of this bizarre rebellion!
  • Comments: So far, the author has been able to keep all the elements that made Code Geass what it was while also keeping everything that made Jojo so great, rock references and all! Not to mention making Shirley something even more than just an innocent bystander. I highly recommend this fic, be it if our a Code Geass or Jojo fan! It now has a Trope Page that Needs Wiki Magic Love.

A Different Kind of Truth by The Infamous Man
  • Recommended by Space Cowboy, Eva Unit 01, josh6243, Mugiwara N 0 Luffy
  • Crossover of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and Persona 4
  • Trope Page
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Johnny Joestar was a young man who had it all. A rich family, fame, respect, and numerous adoring fans. But an action done out of pride cost him everything, including his legs. He left for Inaba to escape from his memories, but Johnny is now dragged into to a bizarre murder case. A mystery which may teach the former genius jockey that bonds can make the most broken bird fly again...
  • Comments: There are hardly any good Jojo fanfics out there, and this one is shaping up to be one of the greats. Especially with the main character of choice being Johnny Joestar, the crippled protagonist of Part Seven Steel Ball Run. So far, the interactions between Johnny and the residents of Inaba are very amusing and a stark contrast with the Protagonist of Persona 4.

Fate, Future, and Gravity by Fox On Pie FF.Net link
  • Recommended by Rutherford Dingo
  • Status: Dormant
  • Crossover: Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  • Synopsis: Our actions are determined by fate. Our lives outline the future. However, everything in this world, even our fate and future, is ultimately controlled by one thing: gravity. The overwhelming despair of Puella Magi Madoka Magica meets the overwhelming fabulousness of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure!
  • Comments: The author has greatly improved since his last story. Characterization is solid, action is well-written, and the two worlds mesh without one overshadowing the other. It's truly a fantastic read.

A Devil's Diamond by Mugiwara N0 Luffy
  • Recommended by Bill The Something, nitewind, Space Cowboy
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover: High School D◊D
  • TV Tropes Page.
  • Synopsis: Issei and Josuke expected life to be a lot simpler. That was until the day one of them was killed by a fallen angel. Now Issei has become the servant of a devil, and Josuke's coming along for the ride with him. Join these two as they go through a bizarre adventure together with Rias and her peerage.
  • Comments: A great story that manged to mesh both series to amazingly well. Now has a TV Tropes page that Needs Wiki Magic Love.

Shepard's Bizarre Adventure by The One Moiderah
  • Recommended by Zone Adv 944
  • Crossover: Mass Effect/JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Comments: The story is an adaptation of Mass Effect 2 and follows the adventures of Josephine Shepard hundreds of years after the events of Battle Tendency. The story goes Off the Rails very quickly with Shepard getting a Stand, Kars being picked up and taking over the Collectors, and Liara being turned into a vampire! Overall, the story is a perfect blend of Mass Effect and the fabulous insanity that is JoJo.

Gems are Unbreakable by The Black Mage of Phantasm
  • Recommended by: Silentghost, Mugiwara N 0 Luffy
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Steven Universe
  • TV Tropes Page
  • Synopsis: Steven Universe and The Gems have saved the world so many times in the past, but now a new monster is rising in their town. Steven has to face off against a man unlike any opponent he has battled against so far. And what does a purple-haired teenager have to do with any of this? Steven doesn't know, but one thing's certain. He'll need everyone's help if he wants to save his home.
  • Comments: A dark crossover where Josuke Higashikata is transported to the world of Steven Universe along with Yoshikage Kira. Every character sticks to their personalities and each chapter is an absolute blast to read.

Holy Diver by Zatroopa''
  • Recommended by: Space Cowboy
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Dangan Ronpa
  • TV Tropes Page
  • Synopsis: Fifteen students, trapped in a school where they are forced to play a Mutual Killing Game. Makoto Naegi may be your average student with peculiar luck, but with hope in his heart, he fights to uncover the truth of the Mastermind and end this nightmare. With the Ultimate Detective, Kirigiri Kyouko, and the Ultimate Male Model, Dio Brando, surely he cannot fail. Can he?
  • Comments: For a story that changes things by having Dio Brando become the Big Bad of the series, it does it extremely well. Changes are sometimes subtle and sometimes major, and while the story itself is minimalist it helps the story and reader by directly addressing the major points in a way that doesn't seem too jarring. All the characters are written in a way true to their series, and Dio is able to transition into the Big Bad position in a way that fits the Dangan Ronpa themes. There is even a one-shot chapter focusing on Jonathan that manages to portray him as he was in Phantom Blood without coming off as cheesy. Worth a look for fans of either series.

JoJo's Despair-Filled Adventure by Zatroopa
  • Recommended by: Space Cowboy
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Dangan Ronpa
  • Synopsis: Jonathan Joestar's once-idyllic childhood is shattered when his father takes in the children of the man who saved his life. Where he once thought they would become as close as blood-siblings, they instead make it their goal to destroy his life and drag him into despair itself! Marcus Cutler, secretly actually Martha Cutler, and Judith 'Jude' Eydris both have talents unlike any other, but that does not mean they will triumph! Jonathan still has hope of victory. And so begins a hundred-year battle between the Joestar family and the Despair Sisters! The battle between Hope and Despair begins.
  • Comments: Written by the same author who did the above fanfic, Jojo's Despair-Filled Adventure tackles the plot of JJBA, this time with Junko and Mukuro (or at least, their Victorian English counterparts) as the antagonists of the series. No one is out of character, and Judith's journey from beggar to Big Bad is portrayed in a way that combines the crazy awesomeness of Jo Jo and Danganronpa. Like Holy Diver, this one is also worth a look for fans of either series.

Joseph Joestar: Hamon Hunter by lolrus555
  • Recommended by: Mugiwara N0 Luffy
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: RWBY
  • Synopsis: Beacon Academy was already a strange place to begin with, but with the trickster of the Joestar bloodline now attending the school, Team RWBY's and Team JNPR's next four years here are now guaranteed to be truly bizarre.
  • Comments: Here you'll find a well executed and well written crossover between two great series. It takes the 'visitor from another dimension' concept and expands upon it quite well for world building, making it more than just an insert. The characterization of Joseph Joestar and his friends is spot on and makes for a very enjoyable ride!

Remnant's Bizarre Adventure: Beacon is Unbreakable by The Inkasters
  • Recommended by: Space Cowboy
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: RWBY
  • TV Tropes Page
  • Synopsis: To live with his friends and family, safe in their homes as his grandfather had dreamed? That was what Higashikata Josuke fought for.
  • Comments: A very descriptive and well-written crossover that blends the two series in a way that fits into the existing canon of RWBY while also merging in the lore of JJBA. There is plenty of worldbuilding, character interactions that remain true to who the characters are in the canon material, and fights that show the best of each respective series. Said fights include Josuke vs. Bruno and Nora vs. Okuyasu. Highly recommended for anyone who's a fan of both or either series!

Vanishing Act by Shocker
  • Recommended by: nitewind
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Persona 5
  • TvTropes Page
  • Synopsis: Shizuka Joestar, Achtung Baby, is alone in the world after the death of her parents. Aimless, and seeking to get away from her father's business rivals, she moves back to Japan and quickly becomes wrapped up in a bizarre adventure of her own.
  • Comments: A great fic combining both Persona 5 and Jojo.