An Abridged Series using footage from the JoJo's Bizarre AdventureOVAs, covering Part 3 of the series. Created by AntfishFTW and featuring a voice cast from a few other TAS's. The series has 10 episodes (the 5th acting as a Season Finale); with Episodes 9 and 10 having 2 and 3 parts respectively. Found here.A new series using footage from the 2012 anime, covering Parts 1 & 2 of the series, is currently in production, and episode one has been released.
Anachronism Stew: Moreso in the "In 12 BC" video where mentions are made of the Internet, Google and Youtube. Mocked as well when Chief Steroidicus complains about how hard it is to get a signal in their time.
Flashback (as well as Flash Forward) scenes in the original series are mainly shown as manga screenshots, since the OVA was the only available animated source at the time.
Plus, the second half of the series comes from footage of the '90s OVA series, while the first half was made from the more recent series which was made to fill in the missing portions of the story. Lampshaded at the end when Jotaro's mother Holly wakes up from her coma, and she looks completely different.
Big Damn Heroes: Polnareff jumping at Dio from behind before he can decapitate Jotaro, and earlier "Avdol returning and saving Polnareff from justice"
Butt Monkey: Polnareff. Even more so than the source material.
Call Back: The first time the gang meet Polnareff, Joseph gets a rapier through his artificial hand and screams "Ooh, my sexy hand!!". Around the final 3-part episode, Jotaro nails Dio's Stand with a deft punch damaging its fists and as a consequence, cutting up Dio's hand. And he says the very same thing.
And in the same video, just before he goes to cut Jotaro's head off, Dio remarks that he's been "looking for a place to store (his) bottle-caps." One earlier side video, "In 12 BC, Stone Mask was Beginning", after having sacrificed a virgin to become a vampire, when asked what they should do with her head, Aztec Chief Steroidicus tells them to give it to him as he's been looking for a place to store his bottle-caps...
Avdol's "I have found the only way to defeat X is to BURN IT." where X is whatever they happen to be facing at the time. Lampshaded by Joseph when he asks if Avdol is trying to get that printed on a T-shirt.
Double-subverted during episode 8, when he's interrupted by Polnareff, denies that he was going to say it because "That's just retarded."...and then proceeds to open Dio's casket by burning it.
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: Averted for laughs with Polnareff, who doesn't want to run away from getting revenge on J. Geil and Hol Horse for Abdul's recent death. He claims that he's French and they "NEVER surrender!" which causes Kakyoin to respond with:
Cloud Cuckoolander - Jotaro. His pen pal is Duck Dodgers, and he writes to him like it's a letter to Penthouse. Let's leave it at that. Given that Joseph isn't much better, it probably runs in the family.
And while none of the characters (Except Kakyoin) are paragons of sanity, Holly might just be the worst of them.
Cluster F-Bomb - Joseph drops quite a few when he flashes back to his final fight with Cars.
Antfish is clearly a fan of the whole of Jo Jo because he'll slip in little jokes about the other parts of the series. Other than the blatant ones such as the flashback to the Cars fight and the reference to Dio burning Danny (Jonathan Joestar's dog in Part 1), there's also little asides like Jotaro telling Polnareff not to get trapped in a turtle.
The above becomes funny since Josuke really IS Joseph's (albeit illegitimate) son.
Also, there's a another incredibly stealthy one from the "World Inside the Mirror" spinoff, "WHEELY HIGH." Brick Joke because they soon meet Polnareff, confined to a wheelchair, who had also seen the Mirror World before.
And even later in Episode 10:
Polnareff: I guess I'll just.....Stay here....Getting used to not moving my legs.....
Jotaro making a "Your Girlfriend" joke on Dio is karmic, since he tried to steal Jonathan's fiance.
And he references the memetic steamroller scene:
Maybe he ran out of steam and just rolled out of there.
Jotaro: Dude, it is crying from its wrist. That is hard emo, bro.
Made even funnier by the fact that Linkin Park's Crawling is playing in the background as he says it.
Mr. Fanservice: Lampshaded when Kakyoin is referred to as "the only reason women watch this show."
Even the Guys Want Him: Dio's status as this gets parodied when N'Doul is gushing at length about how wonderful Dio is, and by the time he gets to "His trapezius muscles tore through his shirt," Jotaro interjects with "Okay, I'm getting a little uncomfortable..." and N'Doul immediately tells him to shut up because "Dio Brando's a sexy man!"
Parodied when Jotaro walks past Kakyoin in a series of freeze-frames, with a "CLAMP Warning" meter at the bottom of the screen that skyrockets just as he passes him. And then plummets back to zero when Jotaro walks past him and turns his attention to Enya.
Also shows up in the "Or is there?" video:
Abbacchio: So don't ever say there's no such thing as a world inside a mirror! Got it?
Giorno: *beat* You smell nice.
Abbacchio: *stunned silence*
I Have Many Names - The Rock introduces himself as such when auditioning for Stand Idol.
In Name Only: Abridged? The final episode is in three parts, and is nearly as long as the final episode of the OVA. Though shortening it would be difficult without cutting out material important to plot, as the final battle rages across the entire city. And onto a river. And it's still hilarious.
Insane Troll Logic - Joseph's interpretation of Kakyoin attacking the clock tower, which leads him to believe that Dio's stand can breathe fire.
Also counts as a case of Fridge Brilliance as to his conclusion. Why would Joseph be so scared of fighting a fire-using enemy? Because ACDC nearly killed him using that kind of power.
Kitchen Sink Included: As in the original, Diostops time and throws dozens of knives at a frozen Jotaro until there are too many for him to block or avoid. Before starting time up again, he adds, "And for comedic effect..." and a kitchen sink gets photoshopped into the scene.
Large Ham - Dio was already one to begin with, but the Abridged Series cranked it up to 11.
Killswitch Engage's cover of Ronnie James Dio's (who was the Big Bad's namesake) "Holy Diver". Dio's original version is later used at the end of episode 8, when Dio makes his first non-shadowed appearance.
Dark Reprise: The above use of Holy Diver could be considered this.
The anime uses a shortened version of its actual opening theme.
I raped her, then I killed her, then I dressed her up as Liza Minelli, then I raped her again. I know, I'm f***ed up like that.
Rule 63 - A genderflipped picture of Dio and Jotaro is shown in episode 7, complete with . Very Squickish. Said genderflipped Dio made an appearance on the comment special.
Short Runner/ Too Good to Last - Seeing as how the original OVA (and therefore, the abridged series) only covered a portion of the series with two OV As (One made in 1993 with only 6 episodes, ad the later OVA with 7 episodes for a total of only 13 episodes), it really can't be helped.
Thankfully, this trope is subverted as after the new anime series, the abridged series is starting up again, adapting parts 1 and 2 (the original adapted part 3)
Too Much Information: In episode 3. After the plain crash in the beginning, one of the pilots gets close to the orangutan and teases him about what he's reading. Kakyoin goes into very dark and grizzly detail about what the orangutan could do to a normal human being.
Visual Pun: In the comment special, in the aforementioned answer to a comment saying he sounds like Tim Curry, Dio, after asking other Tim Curry-voiced actors (Including Dr. Frank N. Furter), Dio then asks a pan full of curry. Personally, he doesn't hear it.
Of course, the real joke in that scene is that it looked like it will be basically a remastered version of the Dio's First Kiss, but then showing us an abridged (in the real sense of the word) version of what happened in the original source material.
Men Can't Keep House: Apparently George isn't too varied in his cooking since all he and Jonathan (and now Dio) have for dinner is steak.
George: I am a single father, Jonathan! Barbeque and grilled cheese are the extent of my cooking abilities!!
Murder By Cremation: Just like in the source, Danny is burned alive. But it wasn't enough for Dio:
Dio: So Jonathan, how do you like the dinner I made for you? Sorry if it is a little... burned.''
Jonathan:... (slowly takes his eyes off from the paw-shaped meat and towards Dio)
Dio: (fast whisper) Don't fuck with me.
Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: George lapses into this when Jonathan says his steak was merely "okay." Being fair to Jonathan though, steak appears to be all they eat..
George: I think. You should leave. The table.
Real Men Eat Meat: Justified in that steak is all George knows how to cook and its all he, Jonathan and Dio have for dinner. Oh and how did George get that steak? Killing a cow in front of her children so they'd grow up vengeance fuelled taste just as good, if so much better that the taste would "dance on his pallet." Also Dio prefers his steak "bloody and full of knives. Just like (his) women."
Refuge in Audacity: The mentioning of 2010s pop culture (dubstep, YOLO, etc.) by the characters in 19th century England.
Something Else Also Rises: When George rants about how he killed a cow in front of her children to get the family's steak dinner, notice the camera is focusing on Dio and how a VERY audible springing sound can be heard at this statement.