Before watching anime JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure?
What you need to know before watching anime JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure?
Fans of the anime JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure will have the opportunity to enjoy the complete series of this masterpiece starting from tonight.
As we reported, the anime website Muse Vietnam has acquired the full rights to the hit series JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. All episodes of the first four parts of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure will officially air tonight to serve the audience. First, to facilitate the viewers in following the first episode of the first part, let’s explore some information about this series. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is a Japanese anime/manga created by the artist Hirohiko Araki and published by Shueisha. The series consists of multiple parts, each featuring a different main character but all bearing the nickname Jojo. The series is known for its unique art style and distinctive storyline, incorporating supernatural and bizarre elements.
The first chapter of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure was published on January 1, 1987, in Weekly Shonen Jump issues 1 and 2. In 2005, it was transferred to the seinen manga magazine Ultra Jump, published monthly. The current series is divided into 8 parts:
Phantom Blood (1987-1988) – The main character of this part is Jonathan Joestar. The story revolves around the peculiar relationship between him and his foster brother Dio Brando in 19th-century England. Hamon (Ripple) is introduced as a form of martial arts utilizing the energy of the sun.
Battle Tendency (1988-1989) – Jonathan’s grandson, Joseph Joestar, takes center stage. The story takes place in the late 1930s, where Joseph fights against the Pillar Men, members of an ancient vampire-like race.
Stardust Crusaders (1989-1992) – This part’s story occurs in 1989 and focuses on Jotaro Kujo, the grandson of Joseph Joestar, and his journey around the world to find the still-living Dio Brando. This part also introduces “Stands” – manifestations of their owners’ spiritual powers. It is also the last part where Hamon is used.
Diamond Is Unbreakable (1992-1996) – The main character of this part is Josuke Higashikata, the illegitimate son of Joseph Joestar. The story revolves around his adventures with his friends in the town of Morioh, Japan. The events take place in 1999.
Vento Aureo (1996-1999) – The story is set in Italy in 2001. The main character is Giorno Giovanna, Dio Brando’s son, who aims to become a gangster and joins Passione, a Mafia organization that utilizes Stands, led by a mysterious boss.
Stone Ocean (2000-2003) – The story follows Jolyne Cujoh, the daughter of Jotaro Kujo, who is imprisoned in the Green Dolphin Street prison in Florida, USA, for a murder she didn’t commit. This part takes place in 2011.
Steel Ball Run (2004-2011) – It takes place in an alternate timeline in 1890 in the United States. The story revolves around Johnny Joestar, his ally Gyro Zeppeli, and their race across America called the Steel Ball Run.
JoJolion (2011-Ongoing) – It occurs in 2012, in the same universe as Steel Ball Run. The town of Morioh has been devastated by an earthquake and the Tōhoku tsunami that occurred in 2011. The main character of this part is Josuke Higashikata (not related to the main character of Part IV), who is found buried alive with half of his body underground and suffering from amnesia.
So, tonight’s episode will be the first episode of Part 1, featuring the appearance of Jonathan Joestar and his foster brother Dio Brando, the two main characters in the first part of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. We will witness a simple vampire-hunting journey with the protagonist, a gentleman named Jonathan Joestar, who possesses the ability to evaporate them with his kung fu punches (this part carries strong Castlevania vibes).
As soon as the announcement of the first episode was made, many anime fans showed their excitement and anticipation, especially for the charismatic and humorous Dio Brando. Most fans are eagerly awaiting the appearance of this character and the entertaining “comedic performances” he brings.
What are you expecting from the first episode of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Part Phantom Blood? Join us in this journey to revisit this fantastic anime masterpiece!