Oingo to Boingo Kyoudai Daibouken - Reviews

Alt title: Oingo Boingo Brothers Adventure

Oingo to Boingo Kyoudai Daibouken
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Feb 15, 2024

"Oingo to Boingo Kyoudai Daibouken" (The Great Adventure of the Oingo Boingo Brothers) is a manga that captures the quirky essence of Hirohiko Araki's "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure" series, focusing on the comedic and bizarre escapades of the minor antagonists Oingo and Boingo from Part 3: "Stardust Crusaders." This spin-off delves into the brothers' lives, showcasing their unique Stand powers and their attempts to thwart the Joestar group, often with humorous and unexpected results. With a distinctive blend of comedy, action, and the supernatural, this manga offers fans a lighter, more whimsical side of the "JoJo" universe.

Highlights of the Adventure

  • Unique Humor: The manga thrives on its eccentric humor derived from the brothers' failed schemes and the unpredictable effects of their Stands. It's a refreshing take that adds depth to characters who were relatively minor within the main series.

  • Creative Stand Battles: True to the spirit of "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure," the spin-off explores the inventive potential of Stand battles. Oingo's shape-shifting "Khnum" and Boingo's future-predicting "Tohth" create scenarios that are as creative as they are amusing.

  • Artistic Flair: Araki's signature art style, with its dynamic poses and expressive characters, shines even in this less serious context. The visual comedy is enhanced by the exaggerated reactions and the detailed, sometimes absurd, illustrations that capture the essence of the adventure.

Challenges and Quirks

  • Narrative Niche: Given its focus on characters who played a relatively small role in the main series, the manga might not resonate as strongly with those less familiar with the "Stardust Crusaders" arc. Its appeal is particularly niche, catering to fans who appreciate the depth and humor of the JoJo universe.

  • Pacing Peculiarities: The episodic nature of the brothers' adventures can lead to variable pacing, with some escapades feeling more engaging and fleshed out than others. This episodic approach is both a strength and a weakness, depending on the reader's preference for narrative consistency.

Distinctive Delights

  • Expansion of the JoJo Universe: This manga enriches the "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure" world by spotlighting lesser-known characters, offering insights into their personalities and motivations outside the main storyline. It's a testament to Araki's creative universe-building.

  • Light-hearted Lens: "Oingo to Boingo Kyoudai Daibouken" provides a unique perspective on the otherwise intense and battle-focused "JoJo" series. By focusing on humor and the absurd, it offers a palate cleanser while still retaining the series' core elements.


"Oingo to Boingo Kyoudai Daibouken" has inventive and humorous exploration of two of "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure"'s more obscure characters. While it might cater to a niche audience, its charm lies in its ability to expand the universe in unexpected ways, offering a light-hearted take on the world Hirohiko Araki has created. The manga stands as a delightful detour within the "JoJo" saga, perfect for fans looking for a blend of humor, creativity, and a touch of the bizarre.

7/10 story
7/10 art
7/10 characters
7/10 overall
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