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[[caption-width-right:315:The Joestar bloodline. From the top: [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureBattleTendency Joseph]], [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureSteelBallRun Johnny]], [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventurePhantomBlood Jonathan]], [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable Josuke]], [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders Jotaro]], [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStoneOcean Jolyne]], [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureVentoAureo Giorno]], [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureJoJolion Josuke ("Gappy", "Jo2uke")]]]]

-> ''"This story depicts the mysterious Stone Mask from Mexico, and its effect on the destinies of two youngsters and their Bizarre Adventures!"''
-->-- '''The prologue of chapter 1. [[LongRunner Of 913 and counting.]]'''

''[=JoJo=]'s Bizarre Adventure'' (''Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken'') is a [[LongRunner long-running]] {{Manga}} series created by Creator/HirohikoAraki.

The series tells the story of the Joestar family and their endless conflicts with the supernatural. The series spans well over fictional 100 years (and volumes), having been continuously published for the past 30 years. Each part of the saga chronicles the adventures of a member of the Joestar bloodline, which spreads all over the world and gets [[TangledFamilyTree pretty darn confusing]]. They all have three things in common: a star shaped birthmark, a destiny to fight evil, and the nickname [[LegacyCharacter JoJo]]. The story is split into eight parts, the first six of which form their own saga focusing on the impact of the Stone Mask on the Joestar family's lives. The series undergoes a ContinuityReboot of sorts with the storylines that occur afterward, set in an AlternateUniverse that features many of the elements from these first six storylines. The series is famous for its original and unique art style, intricate plot, creative battles, and immense flamboyancy. It also features a huge number of allusions to Western rock music, including characters named [[Music/REOSpeedwagon Speedwagon]], and [[Music/LedZeppelin Zeppeli]], just to name a few.

In spite of its immense popularity, the series did not have a full anime adaptation for a long time. A series of [[OriginalVideoAnimation OVAs]] based on Part 3 and a now [[MissingEpisode lost-to-history]] feature film adaptation of Part 1 were released in the meantime, though both took liberties with the source material. To commemorate the manga's 25th anniversary in 2012, the long-awaited anime adaptation produced by David Production, written by Creator/YasukoKobayashi and covering Part 1 and Part 2, finally debuted. The 2012 anime was followed up with an adaptation of Part 3 in 2014 and an adaption of Part 4 on April 1, 2016. At Anime Expo 2015, it was confirmed that the 2012 anime would be getting an English dub. A similar announcement was made in 2016, with the test dub's cast returning. It finally saw its long-awaited debut on American airwaves via Creator/{{Toonami}} on Creator/AdultSwim, premiering October 15, 2016. The subbed anime can legally be [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/jojos-bizarre-adventure viewed on]] Website/{{Crunchyroll}}.

The Western audience's history with ''[=JoJo's Bizarre Adventure=]'' is an interesting one. For a long time, the manga only had a small following, and the west at large was more familiar with the Capcom fighting game ''[[VideoGame/JoJosBizarreAdventureHeritageForTheFuture Heritage for the Future]]'' and OVA adaptations of ''Stardust Crusaders'', mainly due to all the memes both produced. With the advent of the David Productions anime, the ''[=JoJo=]'' franchise's popularity skyrocketed worldwide, bringing in legions of new fans and spawning even more memes.

The manga's 30th anniversary in 2017 will see the start of a series of live action films based on Part 4, directed by Creator/TakashiMiike. Principle photography began in late 2016 in Sitges, Spain, which doubled for the fictional town of Morioh.

The series is (currently) broken down to these eight parts:

[[index]]
# ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventurePhantomBlood Phantom Blood]]'' (Ran from Jan. 1, 1987 to Oct. 26, 1987; originally titled ''Jonathan Joestar: His Youth'')[[note]]Manga volumes 1-5; TV anime season 1 episodes 1-9[[/note]]
# ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureBattleTendency Battle Tendency]]'' (Ran from Nov. 2, 1987 to Mar. 27, 1989; originally titled ''Joseph Joestar: His Proud Lineage'')[[note]]Manga volumes 5-12; TV anime season 1 episodes 10-26[[/note]]
# ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders Stardust Crusaders]]'' (Ran from Apr. 3, 1989 to Apr. 27, 1992; originally titled ''Jotaro Kujo: Heritage for the Future'')[[note]]Manga volumes 12-28; OVA episodes 1-13; TV anime season 2.[[/note]]
# ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable Diamond is Unbreakable]]'' (Ran from May 4, 1992 to Dec. 4, 1995; occasionally referred to as ''Diamond is not Crash/Crush'' and originally titled ''Josuke Higashikata'')[[note]]Manga volumes 29-47; TV anime season 3.[[/note]]
# ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureVentoAureo Vento Aureo]]'' (Ran from Dec. 11, 1995 to Apr. 5, 1999; originally titled ''Giorno Giovanna: Golden Heritage'')[[note]]Manga volumes 47-63[[/note]]
# ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStoneOcean Stone Ocean]]'' (Ran from Jan. 1, 2000 to Apr. 21, 2003; originally titled ''Jolyne Cujoh: Stone Ocean'')[[note]]17 manga volumes; beginning with this part, the manga volumes are treated as a new book and as such this begins at volume 1.[[/note]]
# ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureSteelBallRun Steel Ball Run]]'' (Ran from Feb. 2, 2004 to Apr. 19, 2011; from this part onwards, the manga switched from being serialized on a weekly basis in ''Weekly Shonen Jump'' to being serialized on a monthly basis in ''[[{{Seinen}} Ultra Jump]]'')[[note]]24 manga volumes[[/note]]
# ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureJoJolion JoJolion]]'' (Began on May 19, 2011)[[note]]Currently in serialization; 14 volumes currently compiled[[/note]]
[[/index]]

As part of the series' [[MilestoneCelebration 25th anniversary]], the "VS JOJO" project created three dubiously canon {{Light Novels}}, each written by a different author and illustrated by Araki:

[[index]]
# ''Purple Haze Feedback'' (September 16th, 2011; written by Kouhei Kadono): Six months after ''Vento Aureo'' ends, Pannacotta Fugo returns to the Passione gang, where he is given a new assignment to earn his trust.
# ''LightNovel/JoJosBizarreAdventureOverHeaven'' (December 16th, 2011; written by Nisio Isin): A {{defictionalization}} of DIO's diary (as revealed in Part 6), retelling his life up through the end of Part 3. [[invoked]]
# ''LightNovel/JorgeJoestar'' (September 19th, 2012; written by Ōtarō Maijō): This novel covers two arcs - one concerning the life and times of George Joestar II, nicknamed Jorge during his adolesence on the Spanish island of La Palma, the other telling an especially bizarre story about a young detective named Joji Joestar trying to stop an EternalRecurrence of {{Cosmic Retcon}}s (a plotline which liberally borrows and toys with elements from every other part).
[[/index]]

In addition, several video games based on the series have been released:

[[index]]
# ''[=JoJo's=] Bizarre Adventure'': An RPG created by [=WinkySoft=], covering the events of Part 3.
# ''[[VideoGame/JojosBizarreAdventureHeritageForTheFuture Heritage for the Future]]'': A fighting game made by Creator/{{Capcom}}, covering the events of Part 3.
# ''Golden Wind'': A UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 game based on Part 5.
# ''VideoGame/JumpSuperstars'': A Magazine/ShonenJump {{Crossover}} PlatformFighter. Jotaro and DIO appear as playable characters, while Gyro shows up as an AssistCharacter.
# ''Jump Ultimate Stars'': A sequel to ''Jump Superstars''. Jotaro, DIO, and Gyro return in their respective roles, while Jonathan, Joseph, Josuke, Giorno, and Jolyne appear as {{Assist Character}}s.
# ''Phantom Blood'': Another [=PlayStation=] 2 game, this time based on Part 1.
# ''[[VideoGame/JojosBizarreAdventureAllStarBattle All Star Battle]]'': A UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 fighting game by Creator/CyberConnect2, featuring characters from all over the series' timeline.
# ''VideoGame/JStarsVictoryVS'': A Shonen Jump arena fighter. Jonathan and Joseph (in his ''Battle Tendency'' incarnation) appear as playable characters.
# ''[[VideoGame/JojosBizarreAdventureEyesOfHeaven Eyes of Heaven]]'': Sequel to ''All Star Battle'', adding 2v2 battles and an original BatFamilyCrossover storyline.

There is also the series of spinoffs of one-shots chronicling the adventures of the eccentric AuthorAvatar manga-artist Rohan Kishibe, ''Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan'', which sometimes gets serialized either on the ''Weekly Shonen Jump'' or ''Jump SQ''. The chapters/one-shots (the first one published back in 1997) are going to be finally compiled into its first tankoubon (trade paperback). Also important to remark that Kishibe has also starred similar special one-shots such as ''Rohan at The Louvre'' (in collaboration with the Musée du Louvre) and ''Kishibe Rohan Goes to Gucci'' as an special collaboration between Araki, Gucci and Spur Magazine in 2011. An OVA of this spinoff series will be made available to anyone who purchases the entire Blu-Ray set of the ''Diamond is Unbreakable'' anime.

There is a [[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventure Character Sheet for each of the parts]], so post character tropes there.

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!![[TropeOverdosed Because of the sheer number of trope present in the manga, the trope examples list has been split into sub-pages]]:

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* JoJosBizarreAdventure/TropesAToB
* JoJosBizarreAdventure/TropesCToD
* JoJosBizarreAdventure/TropesEToF
* JoJosBizarreAdventure/TropesGToK
* JoJosBizarreAdventure/TropesLToO
* JoJosBizarreAdventure/TropesPToT
* JoJosBizarreAdventure/TropesUToZ
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->''[[Music/{{Yes}} I'll be the roundabout\\
The words will make you out 'n' out\\
I spend the day your way\\
Call it morning driving through the sound and in and out the valley]]...''