In lieu of Phantom Blood getting animated, here’s a post on Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure. Now to those who want to get into it, rather than think of it as a really long running manga with 100+ volumes (which can sound rather intimidating to get into), it’s more appropriate to think of it as 7 different stories that loosely tie into one massive verse. In other words, the reason why I decided to make a post like this is simply because JJBA is rather different compared to other long-running manga in that each part features an entirely different cast of characters, storyline and – here’s the really cool bit – settings. Just to emphasis the point further, this is not like say, One Piece where you have Luffy as the protagonist for 100+ chapters/ 40+ volumes.
Why is this crucial? Well, it’s simple. Because what most people know about JJBA comes mainly from either the fighting game or internet pop culture (or maybe even from the old 13 episodes of OVAs), i.e. mainly part 3 of the series. Part 1, which is currently being aired this month, is significantly AND drastically different from its latter parts and is thus far from an indication of what the series is really like. Continue Reading →