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Web Video: Vaguely Recalling JoJo
Vaguely Recalling Jojo is a series where, a fan of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, tries to recall the events of the manga to the best of his ability, but Hilarity Ensues. Most of the videos are based on Stardust Crusaders, but Vento Aureo and Phantom Blood get their time in the spotlight. Unlike the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Abridged series by Antfish, Vanilla Ice doesn't use the OVA and the anime as footage, and draws everything himself. Some of the videos are subtitled on mitler25's channel and moriohcho's channel, and the unsubtitled episodes can be found on this playlist (requires a Niconico Douga account).


  • Abnormal Limb Rotation Range: As part of a gag, Polnareff can rotate his head.
  • The Abridged Series: Vaguely Recalling Jojo is like an abridged version of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure on Niconico Douga, as most of the episodes are only a few minutes long.
  • Accidental Murder: Dio accidentally kicks Danny into the burner and earns the wrath of Jonathan and the ghost of Danny.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness:
  • Adaptational Heroism: J. Geil genuinely cares for Enya and Dio is a good father for Giorno.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Bridget as Nena, Atobe Keigo as Steely Dan, Captain Falcon as ZZ and Blossom as High Priestess.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Makoto Shishio as Chaka, as he lost to the Butt Monkey Polnareff.
  • Adaptation Decay: Invoked, as the fan can't remember all of the details.
  • Affectionate Parody: Of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
  • The Alcoholic: Dio Brando during the Phantom Blood spoof, which is an exaggeration of Dio tasting alcohol and enjoying it during the scene where he tests the Stone Mask on a test subject.
  • And I Must Scream: Rubber Soul and Steely Dan end up a part of Telence D'Arby's collection. They deserve it.
  • Anime Hair: Polnareff's hair gets noted as very odd by many characters. It even grows to a ridiculous height during the Death 13 arc.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Kakyoin still doesn't believe that there's a world inside the mirror. Illusio still shows up in a Early-Bird Cameo to offer Kakyoin and Polnareff a handshake if they reach the ruins at Pompeii.
  • Artistic License - Geography: During their travels, the Stardust Crusaders somehow manage to travel to Singapore and then travel to its capital. In reality, they traveled to Hong Kong, and then they traveled to Singapore. Also, city-states don't have capitals.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: During the Justice arc, Enya threatens to break Jotaro's spine, tear apart his flesh, and slash off all of his hair.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: Magician Red's weakpoint got hit by GEB and Avdol gets severely damaged.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: Inverted; Rubber Soul disguises himself as an ugly, fat female who happens to share the same face as his normal form.
  • Bandage Mummy: Chaka
  • Beware the Nice Ones: When Dio kicks Danny, Jonathan mercilessly pummels Dio. Dio receives the same fate when he accidentally kicks Danny into the incinerator.
  • Big Ball of Violence: Jotaro suspects that one of La Squadra di Esecuzione is the driver of the car Kakyoin knocked off the road earlier and tries beating them, which resulted with this happening between them and Jotaro's group. The ones not in the brawl are Kakyoin and the Runaway Girl.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Caesar returns as a ghost and helps Joseph defeat Empress.
  • Body Horror: Like the original manga, Empress is a Stand trying to devour Joseph's body. To make things worse, it is immune to Hamon because it is part of Joseph's body.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: Polnareff's Oh, Crap reaction face gets borrowed by Steely Dan and Telence D'Arby.
  • Broken Record: The only thing the fake Mohammed Avdol created by Judgement says is "Leave it up to me!" while punching Polnareff in the face.
  • Butt Monkey: Polnareff. His Running Gag is that he gets punched in the face.
  • Call Back:
    • To defeat Nena's Empress Stand, Joseph and Caesar use the plus-minus Ripple trick used on Esidisi!Suzie Q.
    • DIO, Steely Dan and Enya reenact the scene where Caesar grieves over Mark after he got killed by Wamuu.
    • When the Speedwagon Foundation workers showed up to rescue Kakyoin, they used Speedwagon's favorite catchphrases (e.g. "The Meddlesome Speedwagon" and "Coolly withdrawing Speedwagon") when arriving and leaving.
    • Oingo (playing Smokey's part) and Joseph Joestar reenact the scene where Joseph uses the cola in a Ripple trick.
  • Call Forward: See this page.
  • Cat Girl: Poco is a Cat Boy, because Dio is a dick. Bast is a Hoodie Cat Girl Stand resembling Taokaka.
  • Catch Phrase: Polnareff would call a person annoying if they do anything that irks him. One time, the others predicted that he would say that and were right.
  • Close-Call Haircut: Kakyoin and Polnareff are on the receiving end from Death 13 a few times during the Death 13 arc.
  • Clothing Damage: Nena undergoes this because Empress got attacked by Joseph.
  • Crack Pairing: invoked liked to ship Madotsuki with Seccom Masada, as they are enjoying the Death 13 carnival together. Here's a picture.
  • Crossover/The Cameo/Shout-Out: See this page for more info.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Most of the battles are cut in length. The fight with Forever ends as fast as it begun. Jotaro finds that Forever is suspicious and pummels him into oblivion.
  • Dancing Theme: Parodied the King Gainer monkey dance in the second episode of the Wheel of Fortune mini-arc. Nena, Grey Fly, Hol Horse, Ebony Devil, Rubber Soul and ZZ were the dancers. Unfortunately, DIO ruined their fun and dragged Ebony Devil and Hol Horse off.
  • Deus Exit Machina: DIO and J. Geil had to take Enya to the hospital, so the Hanged Man and the World Stands can't take Steely Dan and the Lovers Stand out with ease.
  • Did You Just Scam Cthulhu?: Telence T. D'Arby somehow got Double's soul off-screen, as her doll is seen in Telence's collection. Telence T. D'Arby wouldn't last five seconds against an Eldritch Abomination, so he probably used his words to get her to play video games with him.
  • Dope Slap: To name one example from the Judgment episode, Polnareff gets a Dope Punch when he mistakenly thinks Joseph was talking about Indian curry. note 
  • Do You Want to Haggle?: Joseph argues with Steely Dan over the price of kebabs during the Lovers episode.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Kakyoin, because he learned how to drive from F-Mega.
  • Dungeon Bypass: Tower of Gray crashes the jet onto the ocean liner where the heroes would have encountered Dark Blue Moon, killing its Stand User and skipping that chapter of the story. Instead, Jotaro's group washes ashore along with the runaway girl who was also supposed to be introduced in that chapter.
  • Early-Bird Cameo:
    • Vanilla Ice is seen playing card games with the D'Arby Brothers when Joseph is using Hermit Purple.
    • A younger Giorno is seen in background events. He briefly gets close-up screen time with Alessi's introduction.
    • Yoshikage Kira is the owner of the dog devoured by Yellow Temperance.
    • Rohan Kishibe gives Boingo an autograph.
    • Page looks like Pesci.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: The first episode of Vaguely Recalling JoJo wasn't based on Stardust Crusaders, but instead, it was based on Diamond is Unbreakable. The art is much sloppier than the later episodes.
  • Easily Forgiven: Faust helps out Joseph with Kakyoin's injuries, even though Empress framed Joseph for Faust's murder in a previous episode.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: J. Geil doesn't care about Joseph when he got infected with the Lovers Stand, but he cares about Enya Geil's welfare and takes her to the hospital with Dio after Steely Dan uses the Lovers Stand on her.
  • Everybody Laughs Ending: Episode 7 (the second half of the Yellow Temperance chapter) ends with the heroes laughing at a quip from Polnareff.
  • Explaining Your Powers To The Enemy: In contrast to the original manga, Rubber Soul does this because he's a narcissist.
  • Expressive Mask: Death 13's clown mask.
  • The Faceless: J. Geil
  • The Face of the Sun: The Sun Stand.
  • Fanboy: Kakyoin is a big fan of the Powerpuff Girls and he's a huge enthusiast of portable games, as he cried when his DS and PSP were broken.
  • Fusion Fic: Some characters from other works replace a few of the characters in the original canon.
  • Flanderization: See Simple Yet Awesome for Jonathan. Will A. Zeppeli repeatedly uses the frog punch on his foes. At one point, he does the frog punch on Dio's zombies, and giant fists rain down upon them. The grenade deflection attack is one of Straizo's signature moves.
  • Gag Censor: Ebony Devil shows up to censor any scene too severe for the viewers.
  • Gag Series
  • Got Me Doing It: Empress says "chumimin" so much, Joseph tells her to shut up and ends up saying "chumimin" too.
  • Gratuitous English: Rubber Soul and the D'Arby brothers. In fact, Telence speaks like Pegasus J. Crawford.
  • Gretzky Has the Ball: The Star Platinum team in Telence's baseball game are dressed like soccer players. The lead Star Platinum even holds a soccer ball. Also, the lead Star Platinum plays twice. A player only plays once before they're struck out.
  • Groin Attack: Ebony Devil attacks Polnareff's groin.
  • Gross-Up Close-Up: A gross picture of Cursed Devo is shown whenever he says, "Damn you, Polnareff!" The only time where that didn't happen is the time he fell off the Singapore hotel balcony.
  • Hand Wave: During the Geb arc, Dr. Light calls Greg and tells him that a special doctor helped Holly with her Stand problem, giving the Joestar group extra time.
  • Henshin Hero: Inverted with Oingo.
  • His Name Really Is Barkeep: In a sight gag during the Justice mini-arc, the Runaway Girl's name in the guestbook is Runaway Girl.
  • Identical Stranger: During the Sethan arc, Jotaro mistakes Benimaru for Polnareff note 
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Cherry
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Faust receives this fate because Empress somehow managed to get a hold of his scalpel. He manages to survive and the scalpel is there when he rescues the injured Kakyoin.
  • Jackass Genie: Cameo/Judgement. He grants Polnareff's wealth wish, but buries him in the pile of gold bars. He treats the revive Sherry and Avdol wish as separate wishes, and he accidentally mishears Sherry as Cherry. When Cameo's stand user tries to get him to attack Polnareff and Avdol, Cameo refuses because Polnareff did not interfere with the wish-granting.
  • Jerkass: Steely Dan. Dio and J. Geil cannot forgive him for hurting and lying to Enya Geil. He also treats his part-time worker like crap.
  • Kick the Dog: Rubber Soul devours Pokky, Yoshikage Kira's dog.
  • Killer Teddy Bear: Empress and Ebony Devil.
  • Law of Disproportionate Response/Misplaced Retribution: To get a grudge against Polnareff, Cursed Devo proceeds to list off the ways Polnareff has "slighted" him.
  • Little Miss Badass: High Priestess pummels Jotaro and the others effortlessly at first.
  • Mad Doctor: Faust. He gets impaled by his gigantic scalpel and Fanny tries to send him to a hospital.
  • Man of a Thousand Voices/Crossdressing Voices: The fan poorly does all the voices for all of the characters and does all of the sounds, too.
  • Mistaken for Murderer: Upon seeing Faust impaled through the head with his own scalpel, Fanny thinks that Joseph murdered him, which gets Joseph in deep with the police. Turns out Empress did it.
  • Moe Personification:
    • Cursed Devo's Ebony Devil looks like a cute little boy with antennae and is wearing a teddy bear costume.
    • Jotaro gets another Star Platinum, who is probably a cosplay for the Runaway Girl.
    • Mariah's Bastet gets turned into a version of Taokaka with outlet paws.
  • Morphic Resonance: Oingo always keeps a shirt labelled Oingo no matter what form he takes.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Polnareff gives Enya a back massage in a Star Platinum-like manner. He even comes up with a repeated yell: "Momi Momi Momi Momi Momi!"
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Before the recap of the 2nd part of the Rubber Soul mini-arc, Rudolf von Stroheim entered the Guile Look-a-Like and wins First Place, which is a reference to Guile being based on Stroheim
    • Sort of. Jotaro mistaking Benimaru Nikaido for Polnareff is a reference to how Benimaru was explicitly based off of Polnareff (to the point that some of SNK's development team sometimes still call him Polnareff.)
  • Narcissist: Rubber Soul frequently calls himself "Mr. Damn Handsome"
  • Negated Moment of Awesome: During the Emperor and Hanged Man mini-arc, Polnareff uses Silver Chariot to vastly increase his speed for a final attack, but he botches the attack.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: Heirophant Green can create gems for communication (Heirophant Call), climb down bodies, bandage wounds (Heirophant Mosaic) and splash water (Splash) to cool down Jotaro.
  • Noblewoman's Laugh: Midler laughs at the Joestar team during the High Priestess arc. Jotaro immediately compares it to Kefka's laugh.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Cameo/Judgement is a parody of Norio Wakamoto. He's even a Large Ham villain.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown:
    • Jotaro delivers one to Steely Dan as just punishment for the crap Steely Dan put him through.
    • Avdol delivers one to Cameo while asking Cameo to "grant" his wishes.
  • No Pronunciation Guide: When they try to recall their time in Calcutta, the Narrator and many characters cannot pronounce Calcutta, so they say that they were somewhere in India.
  • No, You: During their first battle, Hol Horse calls Polnareff an unflattering nickname, and then Polnareff calls Hol Horse a variation of that nickname.
  • Odd Name Out: Kakyoin makes cherry-themed names for the group: Jotaro becomes Sakuranbotaro , Joseph Joestar becomes Joseph Sakuranbostar, Jean Polnareff becomes Cherry Sakuranboreff and Noriaki Kakyoin becomes Cherryin Noriaki. Avdol's name still stays the same.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Hierophant Green and Silver Chariot beat Lovers offscreen. Joseph mentions that involved many difficult battles.
  • Out-of-Character Alert: During the first episode of the Yellow Temperance mini-arc, Jotaro realizes that Kakyoin is a fake after witnessing Kakyoin in the act of devouring some beetles. Jotaro punches the fake Kakyoin in the face, which gets him to reveal himself as Rubber Soul.
  • Power Perversion Potential: One of the things Kakyoin does in the Dream World is to wish for the appearance favorite Anime heroine, but Death 13 shows up and denies Kakyoin's wish. When Hierophant Green is punishing Death 13, Kakyoin asks Death 13 to grant that wish.
  • Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: During his fight with Enya, Jotaro says that he'll beat her by the next breath she takes. Enya claims that he's wrong, but Star Platinum sucks up all of the oxygen in the area and causes her to pass out.
  • Previously On: The narrator usually does this, but characters within the series sometimes narrate the events from the other parts. Sometimes they forget to recap or use this segment to stroke their ego.
  • Pun:
    • Kakyoin makes a few cherry puns.
    • When Polanreff wishes for the revival of his sister, Judgment instead summons a girl named Cherry.
  • Railing Kill: Silver Chariot rapidly stabs Cursed Devo nearby a Singapore Hotel balcony. Cursed Devo goes on a rant on how he managed to curse Polnareff and falls off the railing before yelling, "Damn you, Polnareff!" DIO saw that and looked concerned for Cursed Devo's health. Devo survives and has lunch with DIO and Franziska Von Karma, which gets ruined because of Cursed Devo's synchronization with Ebony Devil.
  • Recurring Extra: Vaguely Recalling JoJo turns the Villains of the Week in the Stardust Crusaders arc into comedic background characters.
  • Recursive Fanfiction:
    • There's a edit of Jean Pierre Polnareff in M.U.G.E.N, which has's voice and the Oh, Crap face Polnareff makes when he gets Knocked Out by a special move.
    • A fan also recreated the scene where they confronted the truck in the Miku Miku Dance 3-D modelling program.
  • Red Zone Remix Vid: Vaguely Recalling JoJo received a fan-made Red Zone Remix video by a fan named Mishiro.
  • Right Behind Me: Enya plans on killing Jotaro after defeating Hol Horse and Polnareff. Unfortunately, Jotaro was right behind her and reveals that he knows about her plans.
  • Right Under Their Noses: Inverted, the villain DIO is constantly following Jotaro's group but they don't seem to spot him until the plot calls for it.
  • Running Gag: Polnareff would call a person annoying if they do anything that irks him. One time, the others predicted that he would say that and were right.
  • Sacred First Kiss: In this version, Jonathan steals Erina's first kiss from Dio.
  • Schizo Tech:
    • Jonathan uses a laser blaster (Metal Silver Overdrive) during the 19th century
    • Straizo uses a pineapple grenade as an attack.
    • Kakyoin carries around a PSP and DS during the 1980s. They both break.
    • Cursed Devo uses a clamshell phone during the 1980s.
  • Sempai/Kohai: When Steely Dan is blackmailing Jotaro during the Lovers mini-arc, he forces him to be his underclassman and calls him Kabaji.
  • Simple Yet Awesome: Instead of getting close up against vampires and zombies, Jonathan infuses his revolver shots with the Ripple.
  • Sinister Shades: While in his disguise as a kebab restaurant clerk during the Lovers mini-arc, Steely Dan wears a pair of shades.
  • Sneeze Cut: When Jotaro mentions Iggy while playing against Telence, Iggy sneezes and Polnareff is concerned for Iggy.
  • Souvenir Land: Tiger Balm Garden is also called Polnaland. The workers there even have Polnareff's signature hairstyle. Dio, Giorno and Diavolo are seen in the background, having a good time at Polnaland.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Nena, J. Geil and Enya live.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The subs for this series spell Avdol as Abdul.
  • Stacy's Mom: Polnareff tries hitting on Enya after giving her a youth-restoring massage. Enya refuses because Polnareff killed J. Geil earlier.
  • Start of Darkness: Phantom Blood, for DIO.
  • Stock Footage: Some of the art is frequently used in different contexts.
  • Stop Helping Me!: invoked During the Judgement arc, Polnareff tells the ressurrected Avdol to stop helping him, as his method of "helping" is punching him in the face repeatedly.
  • Stylistic Suck: The art is sloppy and mostly made of still pictures, which shift frequently.
  • Tag Along Kid: Instead of sending her on a plane to Hong Kong, the Runaway girl follows the Jotaro group around.
  • Tap on the Head:
  • Taking the Bullet: Avdol
  • Those Two Guys: Steely Dan and the Captain Tenille imposter.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Kakyoin still enjoys cherries, but it gets turned into an obsession. He makes puns based on cherries, he keeps an cherry-themed alarm clock, and the group thinks that cherries can calm him down when he tries to attack Mannish Boy for being Death 13's Stand user.
  • Traitor Shot:
    • During the Empress episode, Nena is shown doing this, because she plans on killing Joseph.
    • During the First episode of the Lovers mini-arc, the clerk at the kebab shop takes off his disguise and reveals that he is actually Steely Dan.
  • Transformation Trinket/Utility Belt: Oingo uses a belt buckle for his disguises.
  • The Unfought: The Captain Teneille imposter because he died when his ship was rammed by the plane sunk by Grey Fly.
  • This Was Their True Form: After Jotaro dealt the finishing blow to ZZ, the car that ZZ drove turned into a flatbed trolley with a gasoline tank.
  • Unsettling Gender-Reveal: Nena is actually a guy. Polnareff was shocked to say the least.
  • Verbal Tic: For Empress, it's Chumimin.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Daniel J. D'Arby and Steely Dan much akin to Light Yagami.
  • Villains Out Shopping: Instead of lounging in his mansion, DIO is out doing errands with his son, Giorno, and frequently runs into Jotaro and the others, as a result.
  • Visual Pun: When a Star Platinum gets a Strike in Telence's baseball video game, a Scyther note  appears.
  • Voice of the Legion: Chaka and Khan get this when possessed by Anubis.
  • Weakened by the Light: DIO is savvy enough to carry an umbrella wherever he goes.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: When Straizo uses the Ripple on Dio's elite zombies, he spares Page because he vaguely looked human.
  • Worthy Opponent: ZZ claims that Kakyoin had an impressive Boost Fire before dying.
  • Wrestler in All of Us:
    • Magician's Combo, where Magician's Red does a suplex to hold the opponent in place and Avdol does a karate chop to the face.
    • Kakyoin does a coconut backbreaker to Hol Horse, and then Rubber Soul imitates that later on.

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