JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure – Full Color – Official Translation (EN)
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (ジョジョの奇妙な冒険, JoJo no Kimyō na Bōken) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hirohiko Araki. The series is divided into nine story arcs, each following a new protagonist bearing the “JoJo” nickname.
Part 1 – Phantom Blood
Young Jonathan Joestar’s life is forever changed when he meets his new adopted brother, Dio. For some reason, Dio has a smoldering grudge against him and derives pleasure from seeing him suffer. But every man has his limits, as Dio finds out. This is the beginning of a long and hateful relationship!
Volumes 1–5, 44 chapters. In late 19th-century England, Jonathan Joestar, the young son of a wealthy landowner, meets his new adopted brother Dio Brando, who loathes him and plans to usurp him as heir to the Joestar family. When Dio’s attempts are thwarted, he transforms himself into a vampire using an ancient Stone Mask and destroys the Joestar estate. Jonathan embarks on a journey, meets new allies, and masters the Hamon (波紋, “Ripple”) martial arts technique to stop Dio, who has made world domination his new goal.
Part 2 – Battle Tendency
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is a groundbreaking manga famous for its outlandish characters, wild humor and frenetic battles. A multigenerational tale of the heroic Joestar family and their never-ending battle against evil!
Volumes 5–12, 69 chapters. In 1938, a German expedition discovers and awakens a Pillar Man, a powerful humanoid whose race created the Stone Mask. The Pillar Man kills the researchers and escapes to awaken the other Pillar Men so that they may regain dominance over humanity by obtaining the Red Stone of Aja. Joseph Joestar, Jonathan’s grandson, unites with new allies and masters Hamon to defeat the Pillar Men.
Part 3 – Stardust Crusaders
A fiendish villain once thought to be dead has resurfaced and become even more powerful! To fight this evil, the aging Joseph Joestar enlists the help of his hot-blooded grandson, Jotaro Kujo. Together they embark on a perilous adventure that will take them around the world!
Volumes 13–28, 152 chapters. In 1989, Dio Brando (now referred to as “DIO”) awakens after his tomb is salvaged from the ocean. Because Dio had managed to capture Jonathan’s body, Stands (スタンド, Sutando) awaken in Jonathan’s descendants, consisting of Joseph, his daughter Holly Kujo, and grandson Jotaro Kujo. Holly, however, is unable to cope with her own Stand, and has only 50 days to live. Jotaro, Joseph, and their new allies set out to defeat Dio before this deadline expires, and encounter Dio’s henchmen along the way.
Part 4 – Diamond Is Unbreakable
There’s a killer on the loose in Morioh, and Josuke and his friends are on the hunt!
Volumes 29–47, 174 chapters. In 1999, the Joestar family learns that Joseph has an illegitimate son, Josuke Higashikata,[b] who lives in the fictional Japanese town of Morioh. Josuke learns of a mystical Bow and Arrow that bestows Stands upon those struck by its arrowheads. As they hunt down the Bow and Arrow, Josuke and his allies encounter a serious threat in the form of the Stand-using serial killer Yoshikage Kira.
Part 5 – Golden Wind
Golden Wind is here! The highly-acclaimed fifth arc of Hirohiko Araki’s JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure shifts the action from Japan to Italy, as Koichi Hirose heads to Europe to find an aspiring gangster named Giorno Giovanna, the secret son of Dio Brando, scourge of the Joestar family. Organized crime meets family drama and unbelievable enemy Stands in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 5—Golden Wind!
Volumes 47–63, 155 chapters. In 2001, in Naples, Italy, Giorno Giovanna is the son of Dio, conceived while he was in possession of Jonathan Joestar’s body. Giorno seeks to become a mafia boss in order to eliminate drug dealers who sell their wares to children. His team, which consists of Stand users, must confront the mafia boss Diavolo and protect his daughter Trish Una, whom Diavolo intends to kill in order to hide his identity.
Part 6 – Stone Ocean
The action shifts from Italy to America as Jolyne Cujoh is sentenced to 15 years in prison for a crime she didn’t commit!
Volumes 64–80, 158 chapters. In 2011, near Port St. Lucie, Florida, Jotaro Kujo’s daughter Jolyne Cujoh is framed for murder and sent to prison. She works together with other Stand-using prisoners and her father to hunt down prison chaplain Father Enrico Pucci, loyalist to Dio, who seeks the creation of a new universe shaped to his and Dio’s will.
Part 7 – Steel Ball Run
Set in the United States in 1890, the story follows Johnny Joestar, a paraplegic ex-jockey, and Gyro Zeppeli, master in a mystic art named the Spin, as they compete with a vast number of others in the Steel Ball Run race: a mad-dash across America for a grand prize of 50 million dollars.
Volumes 81–104, 95 chapters. In an alternate timeline’s 1890, United States President Funny Valentine holds a cross-country horse race with a $50 million reward to the winner. Valentine intends to use the race to gather the scattered parts of a holy corpse for his own nationalistic ends. Racers Gyro Zeppeli and Johnny Joestar uncover Valentine’s ploy and must defend themselves from his hired assassins.
Part 8 – JoJolion
The story begins in 2011 and follows Josuke Higashikata, a young man afflicted by retrograde amnesia, in his search to uncover his identity in Morioh Town, a coastal Japanese town affected by the Tohoku earthquakeW. However, his digging pulls him and his adoptive family into the unfinished business between his previous life and an impending inhuman threat.
Volumes 105–131, 110 chapters. Set in the same universe as Steel Ball Run, in 2012, the town of Morioh has been devastated by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, which has caused mysterious faults colloquially known as the “Wall Eyes” to appear in town. Local college student Yasuho Hirose discovers a young man buried in the rubble and nicknames him “Josuke”. Suffering from amnesia, Josuke tries to uncover the secret of his past as he is also confronted with the activities of a local crime syndicate, which sells the fruit of a mysterious Locacaca tree, capable of healing people and then “taking” something in return.
Hirohiko Araki made his manga debut in 1981 with the Wild West story “Busô Poker.” He experimented with several genres, including mystery (Mashonen B.T.) and action-horror (Baoh), before beginning JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure in 1986. Propelled by imaginative story lines, weird imagery and individualistic artwork, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is one of the longest-running and most popular shonen manga ever. Araki’s current works include a new series set in the JoJo universe, JoJolion.
- Part 8: Jojolion There is no chapters
Part 7: Steel Ball Run
- Vol. 104- The Stars and Stripes Forever 18-Nov
- Vol. 103- High Voltage 18-Nov
- Vol. 102- Break My Heart, Break Your Heart 18-Nov
- Vol. 101- Ball Breaker 18-Nov
- Vol. 100- Love Train: The World Is One 18-Nov
- Vol. 99- You Can't Get Rich 18-Nov
- Vol. 98- Ticket to Ride 18-Nov
- Vol. 97- D4C 18-Nov
- Vol. 96- Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap 18-Nov
- Vol. 95- A Dream of Gettysburg 18-Nov
- Vol. 94- The Victor's Rights 18-Nov
- Vol. 93- Wrecking Ball 18-Nov
- Vol. 92- Conditions for the Body, Conditions for Friendship 18-Nov
- Vol. 91- Make the Golden Rectangle! 18-Nov
- Vol. 90- Illinois Skyline, Michigan Lakeline 18-Nov
- Vol. 89- A Stormy Night Is Coming 18-Nov
- Vol. 88- To a Man's World 18-Nov
- Vol. 87- A Little Grave on the Wild, Wild Prairie 18-Nov
- Vol. 86- Scary Monsters 18-Nov
- Vol. 85- The President's Conspiracy 26-Nov
- Vol. 84- Gyro Zeppeli's Mission 17-Nov
- Vol. 83- Second Stage: Arizona Desert Crossing 17-Nov
- Vol. 82- First Stage: 15,000 Meters 17-Nov
- Vol. 81- September 25th, 1890: San Diego Beach 17-Nov
Part 6: Stone Ocean
- Vol. 80- Made in Heaven 03-Nov
- Vol. 79- Coming to Cape Canaveral 03-Nov
- Vol. 78- Heavy Weather 03-Nov
- Vol. 77- Time for Heaven- Three Days Until the New Moon 03-Nov
- Vol. 76- Sky High! 03-Nov
- Vol. 75- Escape... 03-Nov
- Vol. 74- Head Out! Time for Heaven 03-Nov
- Vol. 73- Awaken 03-Nov
- Vol. 72- Birth of the Green 03-Nov
- Vol. 71- Burn, Dragon's Dream 03-Nov
- Vol. 70- Ultra Security Solitary 03-Nov
- Vol. 69- Flash Flood Warning 03-Nov
- Vol. 68- Savage Garden Strategy (Head for the Courtyard!) 03-Nov
- Vol. 67- Go! Foo Fighters 03-Nov
- Vol. 66- Prisoner of Love 03-Nov
- Vol. 65- Visitor to the Green Dolphin Street Prison 03-Nov
- Vol. 64- Prisoner FE40536: Jolyne Cujoh 03-Nov
Part 5: Golden Wind
- Vol. 63- Sleeping Slaves 03-Nov
- Vol. 62- The Requiem Quietly Plays 03-Nov
- Vol. 61- His Name is Diavolo 03-Nov
- Vol. 60- Meet the Man at the Colosseum! 03-Nov
- Vol. 59- Beneath a Sky on the Verge of Falling 03-Nov
- Vol. 58- My Name is Doppio 03-Nov
- Vol. 57- No Flight Code! Unearth the Boss's Past 03-Nov
- Vol. 56- The "G" in Guts 03-Nov
- Vol. 55- The Venice Landing Operation 03-Nov
- Vol. 54- Gold Experience Strikes Back 03-Nov
- Vol. 53- The Grateful Dead 03-Nov
- Vol. 52- Express Train to Florence 03-Nov
- Vol. 51- The Second Order from the Boss: "Retrieve the Key!" 03-Nov
- Vol. 50- Capo Bucciarati: The First Order from the Boss 03-Nov
- Vol. 49- Find Polpo's Fortune! 03-Nov
- Vol. 48- My Dream is to Be a Gang Star 03-Nov
- Vol. 47- Gold Experience 03-Nov
Part 4: Diamond is Unbreakable
- Vol. 46- Goodbye, Morioh Town- The Golden Heart 03-Nov
- Vol. 45- Another One Bites the Dust 03-Nov
- Vol. 44- My Dad Is Not My Dad 03-Nov
- Vol. 43- Enigma Is a Mystery! 03-Nov
- Vol. 42- The Cat Likes Yoshikage Kira 03-Nov
- Vol. 41- Highway Star 03-Nov
- Vol. 40- Janken Boy is Coming! 03-Nov
- Vol. 39- Father's Tears 03-Nov
- Vol. 38- Sheer Heart Attack 03-Nov
- Vol. 37- Yoshikage Kira Wants to Live Quietly 03-Nov
- Vol. 36- "Shigechi's" Harvest 03-Nov
- Vol. 35- Rohan Kishibe's Adventure 03-Nov
- Vol. 34- Let's Go Play at the Mangaka's House 03-Nov
- Vol. 33- Let's Go Eat Some Italian Food 03-Nov
- Vol. 32- Yukako Yamagishi Falls in Love 03-Nov
- Vol. 31- Koichi Hirose (Echoes) 03-Nov
- Vol. 30- Okuyasu and Keicho Nijimura 03-Nov
- Vol. 29- Enter Josuke Higashikata 03-Nov
Part 3: Stardust Crusaders
- Vol. 28- The Faraway Journey, Farewell Friends 02-Nov
- Vol. 27- DIO's World 02-Nov
- Vol. 26- The Mist of Emptiness, Vanilla Ice 02-Nov
- Vol. 25- D'Arby the Player 02-Nov
- Vol. 24- The Gatekeepeer of Hell, Pet Shop 02-Nov
- Vol. 23- D'Arby's Collection 02-Nov
- Vol. 22- Disappearance in a Locked Room 02-Nov
- Vol. 21- The Woman's Legs Are Her Weapons 02-Nov
- Vol. 20- The Exploding Orange 02-Nov
- Vol. 19- The Magic Lamp 02-Nov
- Vol. 18- A Dream of Death Thirteen 02-Nov
- Vol. 17- The Terrifying Lovers 02-Nov
- Vol. 16- Battle Apprentice! 02-Nov
- Vol. 15- The Gun is Mightier than the Sword 02-Nov
- Vol. 14- The Empty Ship and the Ape 02-Nov
- Vol. 13- DIO's Curse 02-Nov
Part 2: Battle Tendency
- Vol. 12- The Birth of the Ultimate Being!! 02-Nov
- Vol. 11- The Warrior Returning to the Wind 02-Nov
- Vol. 10- Rushing Towards the Cliff of Death 02-Nov
- Vol. 9- The Final Trial! 02-Nov
- Vol. 8- The Red Stone of Aja 02-Nov
- Vol. 7- JoJo vs. the Ultimate Life-Form 02-Nov
- Vol. 6- Joeseph Joestar of New York 02-Nov
- Part 1: Phantom Blood