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 group as they journey from Tokyo to Cairo to save his mother's life by defeating his family's resurrected archenemy, Dio. In Part IV, an Arrow manifesting latent Stand abilities travels throughout Morioh, Japan in 1999; as high-schooler Josuke Higashikata (illegitimate son of Joseph) and friends seek out the culprit of a series of decade-long homicides. Set in 2001, Part V follows Giorno Giovanna, son of Dio, and his ambition to rise within the Neapolitan mafia by subverting its most powerful gang: Passione.
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The series uses several popular English songs licensed from their original recordings:
- "Phantom Blood" and "Battle Tendency" - "Roundabout" (by Yes)
- "Stardust Crusaders" - "Walk Like An Egyptian" (by The Bangles) and "Last Train Home" (by The Pat Metheny Group)
- "Diamond is Unbreakable" - "I Want You" (by Savage Garden)
- "Golden Wind" - "Freek'n You'" (by Jodeci).
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The "Stardust Crusaders" opening credits (Sono Chi no Kioku) references the openings of the previous Jojo saga: at one point the credits read "Sono Chi no Sadame" (the opening for the "Phantom Blood" saga, where Dio had previously appeared) and a lyric states "Stand Proud", the previous "Stardust Crusaders" opening credits. See more
References JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
Written by Jon Anderson
and Steve Howe
Performed by Yes See more