Opening songs
OP 1 - Jojo ~Sono Chi No Sadame~ (Hiroaki "Tommy" Tominaga)
OP 2 - Bloody Stream (Coda)

Ending songs
ED 1 - Roundabout (Yes)

Genre: Action

Episodes: 26

I've been watching a shit-ton of anime that's mostly been the same stuff over and over, then finally something comes by that catches my attention, looks stupid as hell, and I decide "Why not? I've got nothing to lose!". And that my friends, is the love story of how I met "Jojo". It looks stupid! It has this crazy, ridiculous, over the top visual style! And its characters look ridiculously un-proportioned and overly manly that it looks so f**king stupid! "But dude, does that mean you hate it?" Hell. The. F**k. No! In fact, I love it! Its because it looks so different that it perhaps drew me in. I've been so accustomed to how most anime look like nowadays that nothing really draws me in and immerses me anymore, but sometimes shit like this catches me off guard and its actually pretty f**king good! I don't know how to describe it, but "Jojo's Bizarre Adventure" is a blast from the past, taking the famous style of 80s anime and making it try to appeal to the present age. So how does Hirohiko Araki's manga look like on screen in today's modern standards?

The amount of f**ks given.

Lets talk songs first. The songs used in "Jojo" are CRAZY! They range from overly manly, ridiculously fabulous and groovy as hell. The first opening song, "Jojo ~Sono Chi No Sadame~" by Hiroaki "Tommy" Tominaga, is actually the perfect representation of a song to what "Jojo" actually is, and that "JOOJOOO" scream during the chorus is just brilliant. Its a manly song, and that's what the first story ark is...MANLY! Though its not something I'd listen to on my spare time, it just fits as an opening.

Now the 2nd opening song is something that I like! "Bloody Stream" by Coda is too fabulous to actually hate, and to top it off, it has some catchy tunes that sound super sexy. While Coda sounds like a complete 180 of what Hiroaki Tominaga sounds like, it perfectly describes the second story ark, which is of course fabulous (come on, look at the stances of the pillar men, how can you say no)! The ending is actually an old song, "Roundabout" by Yes, which is an English band. Yes, this is an English song, and for some reason, I love it even though it sounds super retro (must be "Get Lucky"'s fault, god dammit Daft Punk).

Rating: 8.5/10

"Jojo's Bizarre Adventure" is exactly what you'd expect when you first look at it. Its....bizarre! The characters look stupidly crazy, the action is over-the-top, and everyone just wants to fight in insane ways! It may look stupid, but that's the thing, its the unique style that "Jojo" brings to the table that probably no other anime can ever do. It stays truthful to the manga (which I have never read, god look at the amount of chapters), and fans can expect what to expect. Characters shout on the top of their lungs, they bash each others brains in, they talk loudly to each other some more, then continue to bash each other's brains in. There are two parts to the anime, each describing a different story ark. Part 1 has a more medieval feel, while part 2 is all about the early psuedo world war 1/civil war period. Part 2 is better than 1, but both are enjoyable in their own ways, each with their ridiculous characters.

Joseph knows it all.

The story talks about Jonathan Joestar, a noble Englishman that lives a normal life like anyone else. One day, his father got into a bad situation, and a man of the Brando family saved his life, being the nobleman that he was, Jonathan's father wanted to repay the favor no matter what. Years later that man died and sent his son, Dio Brando, to live in the Joestar household. Dio, despising the young naive boy that was Jonathan, decided to destroy his life. Dio discovers a stone mask in the Joestar household that amuses him, and decides to plan for an ultimate moment to exploit it...Jonathan soon discovers its dangerous powers, and decides to destroy it. In part 2, his grandson, Joseph Joestar, must continue his mission, but in a much more desperate situation against a much stronger enemy...

As you can see, I gave "Jojo" a really high score, under my "Recommended" zone. However, I'll make this an exception. I really like "Jojo", but its not something I can recommend to anyone. Some people I know just cannot stand the visual style and get turned off immediately, while others think that the characters look too stupid. Its dumb to force someone to watch something, but they just don't know what they are missing, because "Jojo" is a masterpiece....a DIFFERENT kind of masterpiece that not everyone can enjoy.