JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2000)

Alt title: JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (2000)

OVA (7 eps x 30 min)
2000 - 2002
3.756 out of 5 from 2,656 votes
Rank #2,591
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2000)

About a hundred years after his cataclysmic battle against one of the Joestar family, the vampire Dio has been fished out of the ocean and freed. Thus begins Joseph Joestar and his grandson Jotaro's involvement in the Joestar-Dio feud as Dio's freedom awakens the Stand-powers of Joseph and street punk Jotaro for the first time. They must gather allying Stand users - warriors imbued with a Tarot card symbol that designates their power and face Dio in order to save Jotaro's mother Holly who is affected by the curse of Dio.

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Title: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2000) - A Classic that Started the Journey Story (8/10): "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2000)" serves as the initial entry point into Hirohiko Araki's iconic manga series. The story follows the multi-generational Joestar family's ongoing battle against supernatural forces and powerful adversaries. It's an intricate narrative that unfolds across various arcs, each featuring unique JoJo protagonists and their bizarre adventures. The storytelling is rich in creativity, blending elements of the supernatural, action, and mystery. The anime does justice to the source material, but the manga offers even more depth and detail to the story. Animation (7/10): The animation quality in this adaptation, considering its age, holds up reasonably well. Character designs are distinctive, and the action sequences are dynamic and intense. While it may not meet today's animation standards, it captures the essence of Araki's distinctive art style and the bizarre nature of the series. Sound (8/10): Sound design in "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2000)" contributes significantly to the series' atmosphere. The soundtrack features memorable and impactful tunes that enhance the action and dramatic moments. The voice acting is solid, with characters' voices matching their personalities effectively. The sound effects, especially during the Stand battles, are well-executed and add to the overall experience. Characters (8/10): The characters in "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure" are a standout feature of the series. Each JoJo protagonist, from Jonathan Joestar to Jotaro Kujo, is distinct and memorable, with their unique personalities and abilities. The villains are equally compelling and often steal the spotlight with their elaborate schemes and Stand abilities. Character development is present throughout the series, with each new generation of Joestars building upon the legacy of their predecessors. The manga provides more extensive exploration of character backgrounds and relationships. Overall (8/10): "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2000)" is a classic anime adaptation that introduced viewers to the wild and eccentric world of Hirohiko Araki's manga series. Its story, characterized by creativity and unpredictability, draws viewers into a unique narrative filled with memorable characters and intense battles. While the animation may show its age, it remains faithful to Araki's distinctive style. The sound design and voice acting enhance the overall experience. Exploring the manga series will provide a more comprehensive understanding of the story's depth and complexities. My overall score for the anime is 8/10, reflecting its significance and enduring popularity in the world of anime and manga.

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