JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - Reviews

Alt title: JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken

Arifeen's avatar
Dec 27, 2009

Trully a Classic anime, the story ,the charachters, the voice acting and the plot development was done nicely . Soul of shounen genre was poured down in this anime .

8/10 story
8/10 animation
8/10 sound
9/10 characters
8/10 overall
yourmother64's avatar
Mar 24, 2021

i mean its jojo its good who wouldve guessed

10/10 story
7/10 animation
6.5/10 sound
9/10 characters
8/10 overall
xida2t's avatar
Apr 28, 2020

Normally, I do not let gore and dark themes sway my opinion of a show. However, I must acknowledge that the Iggi death scene was incredibly atrocious. I am going to need some time to rethink life. Phew...

8/10 story
9/10 animation
6/10 sound
6/10 characters
7.5/10 overall
corrugatedcardboard's avatar
Jul 10, 2020

Watching this after the David Pro show is really something. This OVA assumes you're a reader of the manga, and does nothing to explain the plot. Although this is the first video adaptation of JJBA, I wouldn't recommend it to those unfamiliar to Stardust Crusaders for this reason.

The voice acting is quite good, but there are a few effects that are quite unrealistic and downright hilarious. There are also awkward long pauses without sound sometimes. One thing JoJo's is known for is its eccentric characters, and the OVA sadly flattens them down to nothing, with no development and little personality. It does okay with the little time it has, but it doesn't feel like enough. The character designs are quite charming and I'm a fan of the art style, but there's nothing much to say about the characters and animation besides that.

It's not exactly stellar, but you can tell that it had care put into it, and was a fair first try at bringing Araki's bizarre manga to the screen. If you've watched the 2014 anime and/or read the manga, this is definitely worth it, simply for the comedic and cultural value it carries. It has its fun moments, and a few cute scenes that I wish were put into the later anime. The art style is nice.

Perphaps this iteration of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is not the most refined or lucid, but it certaily is entertaining.

TL;DR: recommend this if you're a fan of JoJo's in any of its other forms, though not for newcomers.

6/10 story
5/10 animation
4/10 sound
6/10 characters
6/10 overall
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PharuanUndearth's avatar
Feb 18, 2016

This anime seems to be for those who have read the manga first to get the relationship between the characters, but that has little to do with how good the anime actually is. The revenge story is the better one compared to the heal my mother/daughter story.

Pros: Good but dated animation, intriguing and funny characters, the mediocre story held aloft by great fights.

Cons: Nothing really outstanding or profound about the sound except the horror movie closing music.

The revival of Jotaro's grandfather(Joseph) who's been drained of all blood with a transfusion from some sort of vampire-like guy is very laughable, alongside the blood is also the cure for whatever disease his mother has and she is Joseph's daughter, as well.

8/10 story
8/10 animation
6/10 sound
10/10 characters
8/10 overall
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