JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012)

Alt title: JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (2012)

TV (26 eps)
- 2013
Fall 2012
4.394 of 5 from 9,798 votes
Rank #214

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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Episode 1

Dio the Invader

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Episode 2

A Letter From the Past

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Episode 3

Youth with Dio

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Episode 4

Overdrive

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Episode 5

The Dark Knights

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Episode 6

Tomorrow's Courage

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Episode 7

Sorrowful Successor

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Episode 8

Bloody Battle! JoJo & Dio

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Episode 9

The Final Ripple!

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Episode 10

New York's JoJo

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Episode 11

The Game Master

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Episode 12

The Pillar Man

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Reviews

roriconfan's avatar
roriconfan 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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Brad May 30, 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

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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 1: Phantom Blood
  • Vol: 5; Ch: 44
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