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Want to get into JoJo's Bizarre Adventure but intimidated by the length of the series? Here's a guide on the viewing order.

Whether you start with the manga or watch the anime is up to you depending on your preference, though I would recommend both.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is a manga written and illustrated by Hirohiko Araki since 1987. It spans eight parts, with the last one currently ongoing. The anime is made by David Production and started in 2012.

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1. Phantom Blood


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2. Battle Tendency

  • Manga: Part 2: Battle Tendency begins on Chapter 45. It follows the grandson of Jonathan, Joseph Joestar, and takes place fifty years after Part 1 in 1938-1939. It has 69 chapters.
  • Anime: The remaining 17 episodes of Season 1 (Episodes 10-26 of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure 2012) cover Battle Tendency.


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3. Stardust Crusaders

Some sites may split this into two seasons, with the second part titled "Battle in Egypt". Battle in Egypt covers Episodes 25-48 of the season.


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4. Diamond is Unbreakable


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5. Vento Aureo (Golden Wind)


The following parts are not yet animated. Unlike before, the chapter numbers are contained for each part and begin their numbering at Chapter 1 in the volumes.

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6. Stone Ocean

  • Manga: Part 6: Stone Ocean begins on Chapter 1 (595). It follows the daughter of Jotaro, Jolyne Cujoh, and takes place ten years after Part 5 in 2011. It has 158 chapters.


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7. Steel Ball Run

During Part 7, the manga switched magazines to Ultra Jump and became monthly. As a result, each chapter is much longer.


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8. JoJolion

  • Manga: Part 8: JoJolion begins on Chapter 1 (848). It follows Josuke Higashikata, taking place in the same universe as Steel Ball Run, but over 121 years later in 2011. It currently has over 95 chapters and is ongoing.


Craving more? There are several spin-offs related to the series.

JoJo-Related One-Shots

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Rohan at the Louvre


Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan is a spin-off series created by Araki, featuring Rohan. The series has random episode numbers but does not have to be read in the order of the numbers. The order listed below is based on the release dates and the order in the volumes. However, it does not really matter what order you read these spin-offs in.


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Episode 16: At a Confessional


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Episode 2: Mutsu-kabe Hill

  • One-Shot: Episode 2: Mutsu-kabe Hill was the second Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan spin-off released, in 2007.
  • OVA: An OVA adapting the one-shot released on July 19, 2018.


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Episode 5: Millionaire Village


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Episode 6: Poaching Seashore


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Kishibe Rohan Meets Gucci

  • One-Shot: Kishibe Rohan Meets Gucci does not have the Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan title in its name, but is contained in the second volume of TSKR in this order. The spin-off itself released in 2011.


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Episode 4: The Harvest Moon


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Episode 7: A Rainy Monday


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Episode 8: Deoxyribonucleic Acid

  • One-Shot: Episode 8: Deoxyribonucleic Acid was the seventh Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan spin-off released, in 2017. It was originally titled as Episode 9: D.N.A but changed in the volume.


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Episode 9: The Run

  • One-Shot: Episode 9: The Run was the eighth Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan spin-off released, in 2018. It was originally titled as Episode 10: The Run but changed in the volume.
  • OVA: An OVA adapting the one-shot released on March 25, 2020.


There is also a non-canon spin-off written by Araki featuring Jolyne Cujoh as the protagonist along with some characters from Part 5.

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Jolyne, Fly High with GUCCI

  • One-Shot: Jolyne, Fly High with GUCCI is a one-shot that released in 2012. The characters do not have the same roles as they had in the main series and it is set in its own continuity.


Light Novels

There are several light novels related to JoJo that are not written by Araki but he has illustrated covers and some images for them. As a result, they are considered non-canon by most of the community, although the canonicity of these novels has never been brought up by Araki. The order you read these in are completely optional. These have not been officially released in English but most have fan translations available.


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Genesis of Universe

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (subtitled Genesis of Universe in the Italian release) is the first light novel related to JoJo. It released in 1993. At the moment it has no official English release but a fan is currently working on a translation. It takes place during Part 3: Stardust Crusaders.


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GioGio's Bizarre Adventure 2: Golden Heart, Golden Ring

GioGio's Bizarre Adventure 2: Golden Heart, Golden Ring is the second light novel related to JoJo, released in 2001. It takes place during Part 5: Vento Aureo.


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The Book: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure 4th Another Day

The Book: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure 4th Another Day is the third light novel related to JoJo, released in 2007. It is a sequel to Part 4: Diamond is Unbreakable.


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Purple Haze Feedback

Purple Haze Feedback is the fourth light novel related to JoJo, released in 2011. It is a sequel to Part 5: Vento Aureo, featuring Pannacotta Fugo as the protagonist.


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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Over Heaven

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Over Heaven is the fifth light novel related to JoJo, released in 2011. The book is written and presented as the lost transcript of DIO's Diary from Part 6: Stone Ocean.


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JORGE JOESTAR

JORGE JOESTAR is the sixth light novel related to JoJo, released in 2012. The book features characters from Parts 1-7, mainly focusing on George Joestar II, Lisa Lisa, and Jorge Joestar (a character from the 37th universe in the novel).

Other Adaptations

JoJo was also adapted by other companies in the forms of OVAs and films. These are optional to watch.


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Phantom Blood Film

Phantom Blood is a film produced by Studio A.P.P.P. adapting the first part of the series. Unfortunately, it was never released to home video after its limited theatrical release. However, there are some videos of it on our wiki page.


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Stardust Crusaders OVA

There are two OVA series by Studio A.P.P.P which adapt Part 3: Stardust Crusaders. In total, it is 13 episodes with lots of cuts and changes to the source material.


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Diamond is Unbreakable Film

There is a live-action film adapting Part 4: Diamond is Unbreakable. It covers up to the fight against Keicho Nijimura.



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JojogiogioSpeedwagon Foundation

5 months ago
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Parts of it are on youtube.
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Camboi1606Agent of DIO

16 days ago
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Which YT channel
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JojogiogioSpeedwagon Foundation

6 months ago
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The Phantom Blood Film is weird, but good. Watch It
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VishUltimate Lifeform

6 months ago
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It's never been released though