There are few fans of manga and anime who haven’t at least heard of the Joestar family, or the name “JoJo”. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is one of Weekly Shonen Jump’s best-selling and best-recognized works of all time. With its one-of-a-kind art style and a wild cavalcade of unique characters with equally unique abilities, it’s not hard to see why.
The manga, which debuted 35 years ago on January 1, 1987, currently spans eight arcs over 131 volumes and shows absolutely no signs of slowing down. It has also gone on to inspire an anime series, a live-action film, light novels, and even video games, the most recent of which, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R hit stores on September 1st, 2022.
The Briefest of Summaries to an Iconic Tale...
While the story’s first six arcs stem from the rivalry between Jonathan and his adopted brother Dio Brando, arcs seven and eight take place in an alternate timeline, in which many changes to the Joestar family tree are made.
Arc nine, tentatively titled JOJOLANDS, was confirmed by creator Hirohiko Araki to be coming down the pipelines following a short break. Suffice to say, fans were absolutely ecstatic about the news and are eagerly awaiting to see just what Araki has in store for his madcap manga.
To help celebrate the franchise’s momentous 35th anniversary and the long-awaited release of its upcoming fighting game, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R, we’ve collected some of the amazing artwork featuring various JoJo protagonists.
Have a look and see which ones really stand the test of time.
The main character for the manga’s third arc, Stardust Crusaders, Jotaro is the rough-around-the-edges grandson of Joseph Joestar who has traveled from Japan to Egypt to battle against the family’s sworn enemy, Dio Brando. His Stand, called Star Platinum, boasts incredible speed, precision, and power.