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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure 

JoJo no kimyô-na bôken (original title)
The story of the Joestar family, who are possessed with intense psychic strength, and the adventures each member encounters throughout their lives.
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Series cast summary:
Daisuke Ono ...
 Jotaro Kujo (53 episodes, 2014-2016)
Unshô Ishizuka ...
 Joseph Joestar (50 episodes, 2014-2016)
Tôru Ohkawa ...
 Narrator (46 episodes, 2012-2016)
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 Jotaro Kujo (46 episodes, 2014-2015)
Fuminori Komatsu ...
 Jean-Pierre Polnareff (42 episodes, 2014-2015)
Yuki Ono ...
 Josuke Higashikata (37 episodes, 2016)
Daisuke Hirakawa ...
 Noriaki Kakyoin (33 episodes, 2014-2015)
Kenta Miyake ...
 Muhammad Avdol / ... (27 episodes, 2014-2015)
Takehito Koyasu ...
 Dio / ... (23 episodes, 2012-2015)
Wataru Takagi ...
 Okuyasu Nijimura (22 episodes, 2016)
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Chronicles the struggles of the cursed Joestar bloodline against the forces of Evil. Beginning in 1880, Part I follows Jonathan Joestar as he matures with and eventually combats his adoptive brother, the cunning, merciless Dio Brando. Set in 1938, Part II follows the misadventures of Joseph Joestar, grandson of Jonathan, as he masters the Ripple in order to combat hostile, ancient super-beings named the Pillar Men; creators of the Stone Mask. Part III follows Jotaro Kujo and his band as they journey from Tokyo to Cairo to save his mother's life by defeating his family's resurrected archenemy, Dio. In Part IV, the Arrow, manifesting latent Stand abilities, travels throughout Morioh, Japan; as high schooler Josuke Higashikata (illegitimate son of Joseph) and friends seek out the culprits of a series of homicides. Part V follows Giorno Giovanna in his ambition to rise within the Neapolitan mafia by subverting dominant gang Passione. In Part VI, in a prison in Port St. Lucie, Florida, ...

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The "Jojo" in the title refers to each generation's protagonist having their name abbreviated to form Jo-Jo: Jonathan Joestar, Joseph Joestar, Jotaro Kujo, Josuke Higashikata ("Higashikata" can be rewritten as "Jo" in Japanese script). See more »

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[repeated line]
Dio Brando: [activates his Stand] Za Warudo!
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In a few episodes, some villains use their Stand power on the opening/closing credits. See more »

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Referenced in Honest Trailers: Peter Pan (1953) (2015) See more »

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I Want You
Performed by Savage Garden
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great fun!
24 September 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Don't know why this anime was split into parts 1 and 2. I just watched episodes 1-26, so I'm going to review it as one show.

It starts with a rich family (the Joestars) adopting a poor boy named Dio. Dio is the same age as the Joestar's son, Jonathan, and they become fierce rivals at everything trying to get the attention of Jonathan's father. Initially, Dio is better at everything, but as they grow up, Jonathan catches up to Dio, making him bitter and twisted. One day, he finds a stone mask, that when attached to his face, transforms him into an evil vampire...

The shows stretches over 3 generations of Joestars and each son is nicknamed Jojo. They spend their lives fighting vampires and other, stronger immortals.

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!


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