For some generations, animes have been quite popular among the Brazilian audience. In the list of successes are names like Astro Boy, speed racer, The Zodiac Knights, Shurato, Super Champions, Yu Yu Hakusho, Pokemon, Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball and others. More recently, names like Hunter vs Hunter, Attack on Titan, One Punch-Man, Naruto and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.
The latter even stands out for being one of the longest running manga in history and its audiovisual version is also an absolute success. With the 6th part confirmed recently, the production is ours Anime tip of the week.
With dozens of references spread across the universe of movies, series and games, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure has become one of the most important works of modern pop culture. Find out why you should give the anime a try, which is available on Netflix (3 seasons) and Crunchyroll (4 seasons).
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: extravagant plot
As well as several other Japanese productions, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure may seem a little extravagant to a Western audience. Basically, the plot tells the story of several generations of the Joestar family (the protagonists are nicknamed JoJo), whose characters must fight supernatural threats.
Each season (or part) approaches a different generation of the family, making the narrative independent and can always be renewed with new elements. The manga currently have 8 parts: Phantom Blood, Battle Tendency, Stardust Crusaders, Diamond Is Unbreakable, Vento Aureo, Stone Ocean, Steel Ball Run and JoJolion.
In Brazil, the anime is already with the 5th part available, following the character Giorno Giovanna. With the story set in Italy, the season takes advantage of some clichés and plays with the mafia genre, which is so popular in the “country of the boot”.
References and trivia
the characters of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure they stand out and became a reference for their poses, their androgynous look and their aesthetics inspired by the fashion world. This set made the work serve as an inspiration for dozens of other productions.
Among the clearest references are Benimaru Nikaido and Rose, game characters King of Fighters and Street Fighter, respectively. They are reportedly inspired by protagonists Jean Pierre Polnareff and Lisa Lisa. On television, the manga has been honored in series like heroes.
And the music world is another extremely important part of anime/manga. In the form of a meme, rapper Lil Nas X has already mentioned the work on his social networks. On the opposite side, bands like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pink Floyd, Limp Bizkit and Queen were already mentioned in the anime.
please stop saying i look like a jojo character https://t.co/Jz9S1m84zB
— nope?? (@LilNasX) November 25, 2019
Who will like JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
At this point, say that fans of anime and manga (who are used to the poetic freedoms of oriental works) will enjoy JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure it’s kind of obvious. Despite this, it is important to point out that fans of Shounen, Shoujo, Seinen, Isekai, Mecha and other genres can enjoy the anime, as it mixes many styles.
This mixture can even attract movie lovers. The 1st part of the anime, for example, has a vampire plot, the 2nd part has influences from works like Indiana Jones, the 3rd looks like a road movie and so on.
Because of this mix, it’s completely possible to search for a season that references a story you like.
Lastly, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure it’s a great way to get into this anime universe. Anyone who gets used to the language and plot of the series will be able to enjoy almost any other work of Japanese origin.