JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures began to be published by Shueisha Publishing in 1987 and continued developing its history.
It can be said that it is one of the longest-lasting manga in history by Hirohiko Araki. It is one of the works that practically served as conceptual inspiration for creating so many other pop culture classics.
Synopsis JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure tells the Joestar family’s story through the decades and their continuous confrontations with the evil vampire Dio Brando and his legacy.
The main characters are nicknamed “Jojo”, usually in conjunction with their first and last names -in order of appearance: Jonathan Joestar.
It presents the syllable (or sound) “Jo” repeated twice in his name: Jonathan Joestar, Jotaro Kujo, Giorno Giovanna, and so on.
JoJo’s story is divided into bows (currently with Bow 8 on the manga and Bow 4 on the anime). Each bow takes place in a different historical period, with a different style and obviously with another main character.
In short, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures tells the story of Joestar, a powerful family of English origin. Their descendants end up getting involved in the darkest and weirdest journeys imaginable.
In the first bows, the characters possessed Hamon’s power, which is very reminiscent of the Hokuto Shinken used by Kenshiro.
Kenshiro is the protagonist of the anime Hokuto no Ken (1983), in which the energy of the body is channeled through the breath and fluidity of the blood itself.
With this, the user can perform absurd deeds, such as walking on water, controlling the elements of nature (water, air, fire, and earth) in a specific dosage, and exploding people and beings with a simple punch.
This has even cooperated to create mythology involving this power’s origin, even this concept being discarded arches further on.