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1%% Image selected per Image Pickin' thread:²%% Please do not replace or remove without starting a new thread.²%%²[[quoteright:350:]] ²[[caption-width-right:350:The Joestar bloodline. From the top: [[Manga/BattleTendency Joseph]], [[Manga/SteelBallRun Johnny]], [[Manga/PhantomBlood Jonathan]], [[Manga/DiamondIsUnbreakable Josuke]], [[Manga/StardustCrusaders Jotaro]], [[Manga/StoneOcean Jolyne]], [[Manga/VentoAureo Giorno]], [[Manga/JoJolion Josuke ("Gappy", "Jo2uke")]]]]²²-> ''"This story depicts the mysterious Stone Mask from Mexico, and its effect on the destinies of two youngsters and their Bizarre Adventures!"''²-->-- '''The prologue of chapter 1... [[LongRunners of 950 and counting]].'''²²''[=JoJo=]'s Bizarre Adventure'' (ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 ''[=JoJo=] no Kimyou na Bouken'') is a [[LongRunners long-running]] {{manga}} series created by Creator/HirohikoAraki.²²The series tells the story of the Joestar family and their endless conflicts with the supernatural. The series spans well over 100 fictional years (and volumes), having been continuously published for the past 33 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 bizarre]]. They all have three things in common: a star shaped birthmark, a destiny to fight evil, and the nickname [[LegacyCharacter JoJo]]. Also central to the series are the power of Hamon, a martial art that channels the user's inner energy into a form similar to sunlight, and Stands, psycho-spiritual manifestations of willpower that can have a wide variety of abilities. Each [=JoJo=] must gather a group of allies, master Hamon or their Stand, and defeat whatever villain is threatening the world.²²The story is split into eight parts, the first six of which form their own saga focusing on the impact of a mysterious Stone Mask as well as a series of equally mysterious Arrows on the Joestar family's lives. With the last two, the series undergoes a ContinuityReboot of sorts with the storylines that occur afterward, set in an AlternateUniverse that features many of the elements from the 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 rock and pop music, including characters named [[Music/REOSpeedwagon Speedwagon]], and [[Music/LedZeppelin Zeppeli]], just to name a few.²²In 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 Creator/DavidProduction, written by Creator/YasukoKobayashi that adapts Part 1 and Part 2, finally debuted. The 2012 anime was followed up with an adaptation of Part 3 in 2014, with an adaptation of Part 4 in 2016, and Part 5 in 2018. 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 [[ viewed on]] Website/{{Crunchyroll}}. Creator/{{Netflix}} also [[ currently streams]] the series in other parts of the world.²²The series is (currently) broken down to eight parts across two different continuities (the split occuring at the end of part 6):²²[[index]]²# ''[[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]]²# ''[[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]]²# ''[[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]]²# ''[[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]]²# ''[[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureVentoAureo Vento Aureo]]'' (Ran from Dec. 11, 1995 to Apr. 5, 1999; originally titled ''Giorno Giovanna: Golden Heritage''; commonly referred to as ''Golden Wind'')[[note]]Manga volumes 47-63; TV anime Season 4[[/note]]²# ''[[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, each part is treated as a separate book from the last and restarts the volume numbering at 1.[[/note]]²# ''[[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureSteelBallRun Steel Ball Run]]'' (Ran from Feb. 2, 2004 to Apr. 19, 2011; from this part onward, the manga [[ChannelHop switched]] from weekly installments in ''Weekly Shonen Jump'' to monthly installments in ''[[{{Seinen}} Ultra Jump]]'')[[note]]24 manga volumes[[/note]]²# ''[[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureJojolion JoJolion]]'' (Began on May 19, 2011)[[note]]Currently in serialization; 21 volumes currently compiled[[/note]]²[[/index]]²²There is also the series of spinoffs of one-shots chronicling the adventures of the eccentric AuthorAvatar manga-artist Rohan Kishibe, ''Manga/ThusSpokeKishibeRohan'', which sometimes gets serialized either in ''Weekly Shonen Jump'', ''Jump SQ'', ''Shōnen Jump+'' or ''Bessatsu Margaret''. The chapters/one-shots (the first one published back in 1997) were compiled in two trade paperbacks. Also important to remark is that Kishibe has also starred in similar special one-shots such as ''Rohan at The Louvre'' (in collaboration with the Musée du Louvre) and ''Kishibe Rohan Goes to Gucci'' as a special collaboration between Araki, Gucci and Spur Magazine in 2011. An OVA of this spinoff series was made available to anyone who purchases the entire Blu-Ray set of the ''Diamond is Unbreakable'' anime, a second one was released in a bundle with pre-orders of the limited edition of the second manga volume.²²There is a [[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventure Character Sheet for each of the parts]], so post character tropes there.²²For other works in the universe, check [[Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure the franchise page]].²²----²!![[TropeOverdosed Because of the sheer number of tropes present in the manga, the trope examples list has been split into sub-pages]]:²²[[index]]²* JoJosBizarreAdventure/TropesAToB²** [[AdaptationDyeJob/JoJosBizarreAdventure Adaptation Dye-Job]]²* JoJosBizarreAdventure/TropesCToD²* JoJosBizarreAdventure/TropesEToF²** [[FamousLastWords/JoJosBizarreAdventure Famous Last Words]]²* JoJosBizarreAdventure/TropesGToK²** [[HateSink/JoJosBizarreAdventure Hate Sink]]²** [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower/JoJosBizarreAdventure Heart Is An Awesome Power]]²* JoJosBizarreAdventure/TropesLToO²* JoJosBizarreAdventure/TropesPToT²** [[ShoutOut/JoJosBizarreAdventure Shout-Out]]²* JoJosBizarreAdventure/TropesUToZ²[[/index]]²²----²->[[TheEnd 完]]²----


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