JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012)

TV (26 eps)
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When Jonathan Joestar was just a baby, his mother tragically died in a carriage accident, and his father George was saved by the kindness of a stranger, Dario Brando. At least, that's what George believed, unbeknownst to him that Dario was just attempting to steal from the victims. Thus, when Dario later dies and his son, Dio, comes to his doorstep, the wealthy George eagerly adopts the boy. But what should have become a budding friendship between two siblings quickly becomes a nightmare for poor Jonathan, as Dio is cruel, calculating and will go to great lengths to become George's primary heir. Little does Jonathan know that this unfortunate childhood is only the harbinger of things to come...

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Bradalee's avatar by Bradalee on May 29, 2013
Score: 10/10

Long running shounen manga series’ are no strangers to anime adaptations, the vast majority of which tend to very quickly descend into a monotonous slog through countless drawn out battles which all blend into one, until they almost become parodies of each other. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure does not follow this trope, and instead goes against genre norms in order to create a show that stands out from... read more

roriconfan's avatar by roriconfan on Oct 6, 2012
Score: 8/10

Notice: Consider this a review of the first 3 arcs.

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure is a very long 80s shonen manga, still on-going even after all these years. It is the second most GAR action title after Hokuto no Ken, full of martial arts, superpowers, gore, and other mindless fun stuff. It received a partial adaptation in a set of 90’s OVAs which were decent but also very slow and dull... read more

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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 1: Phantom Blood 1987 Original Manga
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 2: Battle Tendency 1987 Original Manga
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 3: Stardust Crusaders 1989 Same Franchise
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 4: Diamond is Unbreakable 1992 Same Franchise
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 5: Golden Wind 1995
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 6: Stone Ocean 2000 Same Franchise
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 7: Steel Ball Run 2004
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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 8: Jojolion 2011

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