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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Vol. 1 (Stardust Crusaders #1)

4.24  ·  Rating Details ·  447 Ratings  ·  29 Reviews
An epic horror-action-adventure! Once there was a mighty bloodline of heroes: the Joestars. In the 1880s, Englishman Jonathan Joestar gave his life to defeat Dio, a megalomaniacal vampire. Now, 100 years later, Dio is back, and Jonathan's descendants must travel to Egypt to destroy their ancestral enemy once and for all.

In a Japanese jail sits 17-year-old Jotaro Kujo: pun
Paperback, 219 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by VIZ Media LLC (first published December 5th 1985)
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Miss Ryoko
May 24, 2015 Miss Ryoko rated it liked it
Shelves: manga, library-book
This seems to be the start to a really interesting story… emphasis on the word seems. The reason I say seems is this series started in 1986 and is currently STILL not finished at 113 volumes. And while I really enjoyed this first volume and definitely want to read more, I am very skeptical that this series can hold my attention for that long. With so many volumes, I have no doubts it’ll quickly fall into a rut and it’ll end up being the same thing over and over again (most likely JoJo and crew f ...more
Feather Mista
Sep 19, 2011 Feather Mista rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans de los shonen de peleas.
Recommended to Feather by: Rhockman
Un lustro después de haber dejado colgada esta fabulosa serie, la retomo con interés y entusiasmo renovados, aunque algo me dice que no voy a poder seguirla todo lo asiduamente que me gustaría. Para retomar la lectura decidí volver al primer número de la tercera generación, unos tomos antes de donde me había quedado, y fijarme si la fascinación que me causó a los veintipocos seguía ahora que tengo veintimuchos. Y la respuesta es un sí parcial. Me sigue pareciendo épica pura y el dibujo, aunque a ...more
Oct 08, 2015 Murkypoke rated it did not like it
JOJO = meh \_(ツ)_/

Boys own adventure, rugby, boxing and English manor houses? No reason for the animosity between JoJo and Dio, no reason for anything in the entire series really, especially the oversized male toons and brutalised, marginalised and toy like females.

Overrated, boring and irrelevant. This manga is so so bad that I can easily see myself investing in lighter fluid and burning it.

By giving JOJO'S BIZARRE ADEVNTURE one star I mean only one thing, it is totally and completely crap and
Alisha Webster
May 31, 2016 Alisha Webster rated it really liked it
Read this review and more at The Bohemian Housewife Blog

I'm going to be on a manga/graphic novel kick for a while. I'm checking off all the series I have on my list, and there are a LOT of them. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is one of my husband's favorite animes; Me being me, I had to read the manga first, even though I know they're probably pretty similar. I've seen the first few episodes and I have to agree with their similarities.

The first volume doesn't really get deep into what is going to hap
Elijah Kinch Spector
Aug 19, 2010 Elijah Kinch Spector rated it liked it
Shelves: nypl, comics
So first of all, I just have to tackle, again, how angry I am that Viz Media decided to start this series in what is actually its 12th volume and tell the story of its THIRD protagonist. Far as I can tell they stopped once they'd finished that story too. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is the long-reaching, multi-generational family saga that follows the, heh, Joestar family (how can you tell someone's a Joestar? they're fucking huge and they have a star birthmark on the back of their neck) from 19th c ...more
Mar 03, 2016 Austin rated it it was amazing
A story about a man, named Jotaro, that thinks he's possessed by an evil spirit that ends up being a stand, a manifestation of his spirit that uses special powers. Jotaro joins up with his grandfather and a few others that all have stands as well. Each stand is different and unique for the person that controls it. Jotaro has to journey to Egypt while fighting off other enemies to kill a vampire named DIO. I highly recommend this manga to anyone that is looking for something different with a funn ...more
Nov 08, 2015 Jennifer rated it it was ok
This wasn't bad; it's just not the type of series that's my cup of tea. I picked it up because I was curious about it's cult appeal. Everything is supposed to be campy and intentionally over-the-top to be funny, so if that's *your* thing, you'll probably enjoy it. The art is good, though dated, since it's a n older series. I don't really like either of the main characters, and, since I didn't really enjoy the camp, I just found it silly that the two guys were beefcakes made for slash.
So I have been pretty down on Manga and Manwha. I just haven't found anything recently that I have loved. Ok, besides some very adult stuff, I have pretty much hated everything I have read Manga-wise, especially Shonen.

But then a kid recommended this, ok, he wasn't a kid, but he used to be, a few years ago anyway. He didn't warn me of all the awesome! Vampires, spirit warriors, and a very strange journey that includes ass-kicking, bugs that eat tongues, and so much more.

Most of what I hate about
May 07, 2015 Rebecca rated it liked it
Shelves: manga, action
First of all, the book I read isn't listed yet because I read an early-release review copy - it's the first Phantom Blood book. And wow, was this book crazy! It's masculine enough to put hair on the most feminine of chests, features the world's burliest twelve-year-olds in the first half, and doesn't skimp on the fight scene violence. It also has some very upsetting animal cruelty, and if I wasn't reading the book for work, I admit that I would have put it down after Dio punched the dog. (It get ...more
Aug 25, 2016 Nellz rated it it was amazing
My favorite arc so far besides Vento Aureo's, Joseph Joestar still being one of my favorites, along with the characters that gain your symphaty and develop a bond with, and they are took off so out of the sudden, you have nothing left. But even like that, is one of the best stories, at times the story slowes itself by detailing (or not)certain situations.
Russell Hudson
Oct 16, 2014 Russell Hudson rated it it was amazing
This series is a weird one, but a good read nonetheless. The third part in the series. The group (consisting of Jotaro Kujo, Kakyoin Noriaki, Joseph Joestar, Muhammad Avdul, and Jean Pierre Polneraff) race off to Egypt to stop the evil vampire DIO. They use "stands", or physical manifestations of psychological energy, to fight their battles. It's really really good.
Variaciones Enrojo
Primer tomo de Stardust Crusaderes y, aparentemente, único de Jojo's Bizarre Adventure que supera cómodamente las cinco reseñas en esta página.
Vid Todovic
Dec 23, 2014 Vid Todovic rated it it was amazing
The first two arcs are great, but stardust crusaders and the 4th and 5th arc just didn't do it for me.
nobody nico
Mar 17, 2015 nobody nico rated it it was ok
the version i read is a different one, but this is one of the most boring manga stories I have ever read. I hope the story picks up in the following issues.
Andrew Kristensen
Jul 03, 2014 Andrew Kristensen rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
Entertaining and addictive. :)
Jan 16, 2015 Pharma rated it it was amazing
It was great.
Taylor Cayes
Jul 08, 2014 Taylor Cayes rated it did not like it
Lacking in any nuance and hugely sexist.
Martin Cirillo
Nov 30, 2015 Martin Cirillo rated it liked it
Jun 10, 2009 David rated it it was amazing
The all powerful, immortal villain Dio battles the Jostar family for a century of their generation.

The feud was started by Dio, who wanted to inherit the fortune of the Jostar when he was a mortal during the 19th century. Each of the Jostar family must participate on a journey in order to stop Dio from his evil intentions.
David Comfort
Feb 22, 2010 David Comfort rated it really liked it
This series is a guilty pleasure of mine. One of the longest running series in the history of Japan (it stands at over 90 volumes and counting), it combines some light modern fantasy and fairly strong horror elements. The striking visuals and campy-yet-enjoyable writing I find lots of fun.
Apr 05, 2015 Bucletina marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fefu-insiste
Admito que vi el animé primero (para el horror de Fefu) pero me gustó lo suficiente como para leerme todo el manga cuando pueda.
Y aunque acá haya dejado de ser el protagonista y esté peinando canas, sólo puedo decir ¡Cómo le entro a Joseph! <3
Mar 30, 2012 Darnell rated it it was ok
Shelves: manga-manhwa
It's strange to look back on the first series within JoJo's Bizarre adventure. Nearly all elements of the style were different or just developing. In this stage, it's more an imitation of old school shonen than the unique series it would spawn.
Feb 21, 2013 Artemissia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Un très bon premier tome qui donne l'eau à la bouche pour la suite ! Les dessins propre au style d'Araki sont un régal pour ceux qui savent les apprécier et l'histoire commence sur les chapeaux de roues !
Peppy Hoyos
Nov 29, 2013 Peppy Hoyos rated it it was amazing
Even 'tho this is just Stardust Crusaders I've been reading the whole series and I could say I really Like Jojo's Bizarre adventure, specially Battle Tendency :)
Dec 28, 2013 Noel rated it it was amazing
All of JoJo is great, but Stardust Crusaders is the best arc.
Dec 31, 2015 Tarina rated it liked it
Sep 04, 2016 I_I rated it liked it
The rating's for part 3 in it's entirety.
Apr 11, 2011 Koonu rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
Oh, how bizarre!
Jul 07, 2012 Jason rated it it was amazing
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Jeremy Nelson rated it it was amazing
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Hirohiko Araki(荒木 飛呂彦) is a Japanese manga artist.

He left school before graduation from Miyagi University of Education.

Enjoys the baseball manga Kyojin No Hoshii(Star of the Giants)
Enjoys the videogames Mario Kart and Bomberman
Likes Prince and other African-American singers, as well as jazz, rock and rap.

He has received the Tezuka Award.
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  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Vol. 4 (Stardust Crusaders, #4)
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