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Jojo's Bizarre Adventure 

Jojo no kimyô na bôken (original title)
Three members of the Joestar family, a clan of psychic fighters, set out on a quest to destroy their family's ancient enemy.
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Series cast summary:
Michael Bennett Michael Bennett ...  Joseph Joestar 13 episodes, 1993-2002
Abie Hadjitarkhani ...  Jotaro Kujo 13 episodes, 1993-2002
Jûrôta Kosugi Jûrôta Kosugi ...  Jôtarô Kûjô / ... 13 episodes, 1993-2002
Chikao Ohtsuka ...  Joseph Joestar 13 episodes, 1993-2002
Mark Atherlay ...  Jean Pierre Polnareff 11 episodes, 1993-2002
Doug Boyd Doug Boyd ...  Noriaki Kakyoin 11 episodes, 1993-2002
J.S. Gilbert J.S. Gilbert ...  Muhammad Avdol 11 episodes, 1993-2002
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ...  Mohammed Abdul 11 episodes, 1993-2002
Katsuji Mori ...  Jean Pierre Polnareff 11 episodes, 1993-2002
Hirotaka Suzuoki ...  Noriaki Kakyôin 11 episodes, 1993-2002
Arisa Andô Arisa Andô ...  Holly Joestar Kûjô 7 episodes, 1993-2000
Rei Sakuma Rei Sakuma ...  Holly Joestar Kûjô 7 episodes, 2000-2002


Three members of the Joestar family, a clan of psychic fighters, set out on a quest to destroy their family's ancient enemy.

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2003 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was the first ever adaptation of Hirohiko Araki's "Jojo's Bizarre Adventure" manga comic. See more »


[repeated line]
Dio Brando: THE WORLD! Time stop!
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Followed by JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood (2007) See more »

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An intense thrill-ride of the highest order...
26 September 2000 | by kmbergerSee all my reviews

Known as Jo-Jo's Bizarre Adventure, this anime is adapted from a series of manga that has yet to be completed in Japan. In fact, this set of episodes is actually the middle of a much larger story. Something similar to how the original Star Wars trilogy is the middle third of a bigger tale, that can (and does) leave the viewer confused as to what the context of the story is.

This hurts the flow of the story to some degree, but the intensity of the drama soon takes on a life of its own. We don't really need to know why Joseph Joestar and his son Jotaro have taken themselves and their friends on a dangerous crusade through the middle east, hunting down a demonic figure known as Dio. We don't really need to know, because the sheer passion these characters have for their quest - through all sorts of dangers and villains in the person of Dio's powerful henchmen - shine right through the pain and horror they experience.

At its core, Jojo is a passion play, not an intricately plotted drama. It's an action vehicle with some of the most wrenching scenes I've seen drawn in an anime. It's harsh, brutal, and ultimately very fulfilling. Once you finish one episode, you won't want to wait even a second to pop in the next. It's that good.

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