JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure) is the Japanese supernatural action anime TV series based on the Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hirohiko Araki. At a July 5, 2012, press conference celebrating the 25th anniversary of the series and promoting an upcoming Hirohiko Araki art exhibition, Araki and his people announced that an anime adaptation was in production and would premiere in October 2012.
Title: Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken
Synonyms: Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken (2012)
English: Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure
Premiered: October 6, 2012
Season: Fall 2012
Broadcast: Saturdays at 00:30 JST
Producers: Yomiko Advertising, Warner Bros., The Klock Worx
Directed by: Suzuki Kenichi
Written by: Kobayashi Yasuko
Music by: Matsuo Hayato, Iwasaki Taku
Studios: David Production
Licensed by: Viz MEdia
Network: Tokyo MX, MBS, RKB,TBC, CBC, BS11
Genres: Action, Adventure, Shounen, Supernatural, Vampire
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
Sequel: Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken: Adventure, Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken: Stardust Crusaders
Others: Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken: Phantom Blood
Opening Theme #1: “JoJo ~Sono Chi no Sadame~ (ジョジョ～その血の運命～)” by Hiroaki TOMMY Tominaga (eps 2-9)
Opening Theme #2: “BLOODY STREAM” by Coda (eps 11-25)
Ending Theme #1: “Roundabout” by YES (eps 1-25)
Ending Theme #2: “BLOODY STREAM” by Coda (ep 26)
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.
|Dio Brando -Koyasu Takehito-
Jonathan Joestar -Okitsu Kazuyuki-
Joseph Joestar -Sugita Tomokazu-
Lisa Lisa -Tanaka Atsuko-
Robert E.O. Speedwagon -Ueda Youji-
Will A. Zeppeli -Shioya Yoku-
Caesar Anthonio Zeppeli -Satou Takuya-
George Joestar I
George Joestar II
Rudol von Stroheim
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