In 1868, Dario Brando saves the life of an English nobleman, George Joestar. By taking in Dario’s son Dio when the boy becomes fatherless, George hopes to repay the debt he owes to his savior. However Dio, unsatisfied with his station in life, aspires to seize the Joestar house for his own. Wielding an Aztec stone mask with supernatural properties, he sets out to destroy George and his son, Jonathan “JoJo” Joestar, and triggers a chain of events that will continue to echo through the years to come.
Half a century later, in New York City, Jonathan’s grandson Joseph Joestar discovers the legacy his grandfather left for him. When an archeological dig unearths the truth behind the stone mask, he realizes that he is the only one who can defeat the Pillar Men, mystical beings of immeasurable power who inadvertently began everything.
Adapted from the first two arcs of Hirohiko Araki’s outlandish manga series, JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken follows the many thrilling expeditions of JoJo and his descendants. Whether it’s facing off with the evil Dio, or combatting the sinister Pillar Men, there’s always plenty of bizarre adventures in store. – My Anime List
Based on 9 review scores:
I’m sure this anime’s not for everyone. I don’t really know why, but I’m sure there’s reasons. I can’t really find any glaring flaws, and I’m loving the series. Maybe people who just don’t like anime that are good? People that just can’t stand looking at huge muscular bodies? People that can’t handle a bit of gore? People who are just hipsters by nature? Then there’s not much I can say about this anime that can convince you. But for those of us who won’t let silly things stop us from enjoying a great anime series, this is definitely one to look into if you haven’t already started! (And you’re welcome!)
All in all,I highly recommend this series to anyone who is interested in battle series because this is an exceptional one.
Go watch it if you haven’t already.
Anime News Network
An excellent adaptation, full of incredibly over the top shounen action with a very creative plot and really likable, albeit simple, characters.
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Does JoJo do a decent job capturing what old school anime used to look and feel like? Yeah, and that is why it isn’t a bad show. Does being retro make it a masterpiece by default? Absolutely not. The story may not suffer from pointless “tournament arcs” like so many shonen anime, but the plot isn’t honestly very good. Like the characters, the plot is very simplistic and doesn’t exactly carry JoJo into the realms of truly great anime. The male characters are actually manly and don’t resemble either Keitaro Urashima from Love Hina or Shinji Ikari from NGE, the 2 characters that basically convinced anime executives that Otaku identify more with Beta males and completely neutered anime. However, JoJo’s mediocre action and old school animation doesn’t quite make up for its simplistic and overall lackluster story and characters. At the end of the day, JoJo 2012 is a good anime, but is JUST a good anime. It doesn’t nearly deserve the ratings it has received on MAL, or the praise it receives on 4chan. I WOULD recommend it to younger viewers who want to see what old anime was like, but I caution against the kind of blind praise that has already made this anime absurdly overrated.
What I really liked about this show was the humour. The characters were all great and the animation and action scenes were awesome, but the humour turned what could have been a dark, horror type story into something really fun. Normally, I’d prefer them to have left out the humour and gone down the dark path, but in this case, it really works well. Definitely worth a watch!
Well to all them critics out there, I say SCREW YOU this was made back in the days when men in fiction were like Conan the Barbarian and women were kind and frail. I am no fan of this modern mentality of dorks being surrounded by bitches; nobody who wants to enjoy this show should. It has a lot of nostalgia in it, it is self aware of the corniness, and it is well made. That is all you need in order to have a blast with it.
Whilst the plot might have its inconsistencies, the show’s humour and style remain on top form from start to finish. There’s also a satisfying ending to the series, which may surprise you if you’re not familiar with how the manga operates. It might be another ten years before the next six volumes are turned into anime, but you won’t have to wait that long to see the first series’ events fully concluded. Combine this with a few adult themes, some great dialogue, a couple of shocking moments and some decent twists, and you’ve got a show well worth your time, and one I’d be happy to recommend.