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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Shueisha Comic Bunko (ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 集英社文庫 コミック版 JoJo no Kimyō na Bōken Shūeisha Bunko Komikku-ban) is a novel-sized release (commonly referred to as Bunkoban in Japan) of the first seven parts of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga that was published by Shueisha Comic Bunko.

Summary

Each bunkoban volume is 105 mm (4.1 in) by 148 mm (5.8 in) (A6 size), printed on standard quality paper. Though smaller than the standard tankōbon in both height and width, each bunkoban volume contains more pages and chapters than the volumes in the standard release. The release of the bunkoban edition began with the release of Phantom Blood, now compiled into three volumes, on February 15, 2002. The next five Parts were gradually released over the next seven years, with the series reaching 50 volumes in total. The final volume of Stone Ocean was released on February 18, 2009.

On August 31, 2012, all 12 bunkoban volumes of Diamond is Unbreakable were made available digitally as the monochrome line of JOJO-D. the digitally released edition of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga. Distributed under Shueisha's Jump Comics DIGITAL (ジャンプコミックスDIGITAL) product line, the JOJO-D release allows readers to digitally purchase or read volumes through online outlets. Volumes can also be downloaded to mobile devices through Shueisha's own Jump Store app for iOS and Android. Vento Aureo and Stone Ocean were made available in the following weeks, and Parts 1-3 were made available on September 21, 2012.

Steel Ball Run: Shueisha Comic Bunko (スティール・ボール・ラン 集英社文庫 コミック版 STEEL BALL RUN Shūeisha Bunko Komikku-ban) is the bunkoban release of Steel Ball Run. The first two volumes of this edition were released on February 17, 2017, with the remaining 14 volumes again released over time. The final two volumes were both released on January 18, 2018. Unlike Parts 1-6, JOJO-D digitally published the tankōbon release of Steel Ball Run rather than the bunkoban release, a decision that extended to JoJolion.

Volumes

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Volume 1
Phantom Blood Volume 1
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ISBN
Japan February 15, 2002[1]
Japan September 21, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. Prologue (プロローグ Purorōgu)
  2. Dio Brando the Invader, Part 1 (侵略者ディオ・ブランドー その① Shinryakusha Dio Burandō Sono 1)
  3. Dio Brando the Invader, Part 2 (侵略者ディオ・ブランドー その② Shinryakusha Dio Burandō Sono 2)
  4. Dio Brando the Invader, Part 3 (侵略者ディオ・ブランドー その③ Shinryakusha Dio Burandō Sono 3)
  5. Dio Brando the Invader, Part 4 (侵略者ディオ・ブランドー その④ Shinryakusha Dio Burandō Sono 4)
  6. A Letter from the Past, Part 1 (過去からの手紙 その① Kako kara no Tegami Sono 1)
  7. A Letter from the Past, Part 2 (過去からの手紙 その② Kako kara no Tegami Sono 2)
  8. The Stone Mask, Part 1 (石仮面 その① Ishi Kamen Sono 1)
  9. The Stone Mask, Part 2 (石仮面 その② Ishi Kamen Sono 2)
  10. The Stone Mask, Part 3 (石仮面 その③ Ishi Kamen Sono 3)
  11. The Stone Mask, Part 4 (石仮面 その④ Ishi Kamen Sono 4)
  12. Youth with Dio, Part 1 (ディオとの青春 その① Dio to no Seishun Sono 1)
  13. Youth with Dio, Part 2 (ディオとの青春 その② Dio to no Seishun Sono 2)
  14. Youth with Dio, Part 3 (ディオとの青春 その③ Dio to no Seishun Sono 3)
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Volume 2
Phantom Blood Volume 2
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Release Date
ISBN
Japan February 15, 2002[2]
Japan September 21, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. Youth with Dio, Part 4 (ディオとの青春 その④ Dio to no Seishun Sono 4)
  2. Youth with Dio, Part 5 (ディオとの青春 その⑤ Dio to no Seishun Sono 5)
  3. The Birth of DIO (DIO(ディオ)の誕生 DIO no Tanjō)
  4. Jack the Ripper and Zeppeli the Strange, Part 1 (切り裂きジャックと奇人ツェペリ その① Kirisaki Jakku to Kijin Tseperi Sono 1)
  5. Jack the Ripper and Zeppeli the Strange, Part 2 (切り裂きジャックと奇人ツェペリ その② Kirisaki Jakku to Kijin Tseperi Sono 2)
  6. Jack the Ripper and Zeppeli the Strange, Part 3 (切り裂きジャックと奇人ツェペリ その③ Kirisaki Jakku to Kijin Tseperi Sono 3)
  7. Jack the Ripper and Zeppeli the Strange, Part 4 (切り裂きジャックと奇人ツェペリ その④ Kirisaki Jakku to Kijin Tseperi Sono 4)
  8. Jack the Ripper and Zeppeli the Strange, Part 5 (切り裂きジャックと奇人ツェペリ その⑤ Kirisaki Jakku to Kijin Tseperi Sono 5)
  9. Ripple Overdrive, Part 1 (波紋疾走(ハモン・オーバードライブ) その① Hamon Ōbādoraibu Sono 1)
  10. Ripple Overdrive, Part 2 (波紋疾走(ハモン・オーバードライブ) その② Hamon Ōbādoraibu Sono 2)
  11. Ripple Overdrive, Part 3 (波紋疾走(ハモン・オーバードライブ) その③ Hamon Ōbādoraibu Sono 3)
  12. Tarkus and the Dark Knight Bruford, Part 1 (タルカスと黒騎士ブラフォード その① Tarukasu to Kuro Kishi Burafōdo Sono 1)
  13. Tarkus and the Dark Knight Bruford, Part 2 (タルカスと黒騎士ブラフォード その② Tarukasu to Kuro Kishi Burafōdo Sono 2)
  14. Tarkus and the Dark Knight Bruford, Part 3 (タルカスと黒騎士ブラフォード その③ Tarukasu to Kuro Kishi Burafōdo Sono 3)
  15. Tarkus and the Dark Knight Bruford, Part 4 (タルカスと黒騎士ブラフォード その④ Tarukasu to Kuro Kishi Burafōdo Sono 4)
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Volume 3
Phantom Blood Volume 3
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Release Date
ISBN
Japan February 15, 2002[3]
Japan September 21, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. Sleep as a Hero (英雄として瞑る Eiyū toshite Nemuru)
  2. The Knights' Ruins (騎士たちの遺跡 Kishitachi no Iseki)
  3. The Medieval Knights' Training Ground for Murder (中世騎士殺人修練場 Chūsei Kishi Satsujin Shūren Jō)
  4. Pluck for Tomorrow and the Successor, Part 1 (あしたの勇気・うけ継ぐ者 その① Ashita no Yūki Uketsugumono Sono 1)
  5. Pluck for Tomorrow and the Successor, Part 2 (あしたの勇気・うけ継ぐ者 その② Ashita no Yūki Uketsugumono Sono 2)
  6. Pluck for Tomorrow and the Successor, Part 3 (あしたの勇気・うけ継ぐ者 その③ Ashita no Yūki Uketsugumono Sono 3)
  7. The Three from a Faraway Land, Part 1 (遥かな国からの3人 その① Harukana Kuni kara no 3-nin Sono 1)
  8. The Three from a Faraway Land, Part 2 (遥かな国からの3人 その② Harukana Kuni kara no 3-nin Sono 2)
  9. The Three from a Faraway Land, Part 3 (遥かな国からの3人 その③ Harukana Kuni kara no 3-nin Sono 3)
  10. Fire and Ice, Jonathan and Dio, Part 1 ((ファイアー)(アイス) ジョナサンとディオ その① Faiyā to Aisu Jonasan to Dio Sono 1)
  11. Fire and Ice, Jonathan and Dio, Part 2 ((ファイアー)(アイス) ジョナサンとディオ その② Faiyā to Aisu Jonasan to Dio Sono 2)
  12. Fire and Ice, Jonathan and Dio, Part 3 ((ファイアー)(アイス) ジョナサンとディオ その③ Faiyā to Aisu Jonasan to Dio Sono 3)
  13. Fire and Ice, Jonathan and Dio, Part 4 ((ファイアー)(アイス) ジョナサンとディオ その④ Faiyā to Aisu Jonasan to Dio Sono 4)
  14. Fire and Ice, Jonathan and Dio, Part 5 ((ファイアー)(アイス) ジョナサンとディオ その⑤ Faiyā to Aisu Jonasan to Dio Sono 5)
  15. Fire and Ice, Jonathan and Dio, Part 6 ((ファイアー)(アイス) ジョナサンとディオ その⑥ Faiyā to Aisu Jonasan to Dio Sono 6)
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Volume 1 (4)
Battle Tendency Volume 1
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ISBN
Japan April 18, 2002[4]
Japan September 21, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. Joseph Joestar of New York, Part 1 (ニューヨークのジョセフ・ジョースター その① Nyū Yōku no Josefu Jōsutā Sono 1)
  2. Joseph Joestar of New York, Part 2 (ニューヨークのジョセフ・ジョースター その② Nyū Yōku no Josefu Jōsutā Sono 2)
  3. Joseph Joestar of New York, Part 3 (ニューヨークのジョセフ・ジョースター その③ Nyū Yōku no Josefu Jōsutā Sono 3)
  4. Straizo vs. Joseph, Part 1 (ストレイツォVS(たい)ジョセフ その① Sutoreitso tai Josefu Sono 1)
  5. Straizo vs. Joseph, Part 2 (ストレイツォVS(たい)ジョセフ その② Sutoreitso tai Josefu Sono 2)
  6. Straizo vs. Joseph, Part 3 (ストレイツォVS(たい)ジョセフ その③ Sutoreitso tai Josefu Sono 3)
  7. Straizo vs. Joseph, Part 4 (ストレイツォVS(たい)ジョセフ その④ Sutoreitso tai Josefu Sono 4)
  8. Straizo vs. Joseph, Part 5 (ストレイツォVS(たい)ジョセフ その⑤ Sutoreitso tai Josefu Sono 5)
  9. The Pillar Man (「柱の男」 'Hashira no Otoko')
  10. The Pillar Man, Santana, Part 1 (「柱の男・サンタナ」 その① 'Hashira no Otoko Santana' Sono 1)
  11. The Pillar Man, Santana, Part 2 (「柱の男・サンタナ」 その② 'Hashira no Otoko Santana' Sono 2)
  12. The Pillar Man, Santana, Part 3 (「柱の男・サンタナ」 その③ 'Hashira no Otoko Santana' Sono 3)
  13. The Pillar Man, Santana, Part 4 (「柱の男・サンタナ」 その④ 'Hashira no Otoko Santana' Sono 4)
  14. The Pillar Man, Santana, Part 5 (「柱の男・サンタナ」 その⑤ 'Hashira no Otoko Santana' Sono 5)
  15. The Pillar Man, Santana, Part 6 (「柱の男・サンタナ」 その⑥ 'Hashira no Otoko Santana' Sono 6)
  16. The Pillar Man, Santana, Part 7 (「柱の男・サンタナ」 その⑦ 'Hashira no Otoko Santana' Sono 7)
  17. The Pillar Man, Santana, Part 8 (「柱の男・サンタナ」 その⑧ 'Hashira no Otoko Santana' Sono 8)
  18. The Pillar Man, Santana, Part 9 (「柱の男・サンタナ」 その⑨ 'Hashira no Otoko Santana' Sono 9)
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Volume 2 (5)
Battle Tendency Volume 2
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ISBN
Japan April 18, 2002[5]
Japan September 21, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. Joseph Joestar of Rome (ローマのジョセフ・ジョースター Rōma no Josefu Jōsutā)
  2. The Red Stone of Aja (エイジャの赤石 Eija no Sekiseki)
  3. Ultimate Warriors from Ancient Times, Part 1 (太古から来た究極戦士 その① Taiko kara Kita Kyūkyoku Senshi Sono 1)
  4. Ultimate Warriors from Ancient Times, Part 2 (太古から来た究極戦士 その② Taiko kara Kita Kyūkyoku Senshi Sono 2)
  5. Ultimate Warriors from Ancient Times, Part 3 (太古から来た究極戦士 その③ Taiko kara Kita Kyūkyoku Senshi Sono 3)
  6. Ultimate Warriors from Ancient Times, Part 4 (太古から来た究極戦士 その④ Taiko kara Kita Kyūkyoku Senshi Sono 4)
  7. Ultimate Warriors from Ancient Times, Part 5 (太古から来た究極戦士 その⑤ Taiko kara Kita Kyūkyoku Senshi Sono 5)
  8. An Engagement with Death: The Wedding Ring (死の契約・結婚指輪(ウェディングリング) Shi no Keiyaku Wedingu Ringu)
  9. Ripple Teacher Lisa Lisa, Part 1 (波紋教師 リサリサ その① Hamon Kyōshi Risa Risa Sono 1)
  10. Ripple Teacher Lisa Lisa, Part 2 (波紋教師 リサリサ その② Hamon Kyōshi Risa Risa Sono 2)
  11. Ripple Teacher Lisa Lisa, Part 3 (波紋教師 リサリサ その③ Hamon Kyōshi Risa Risa Sono 3)
  12. Ripple Teacher Lisa Lisa, Part 4 (波紋教師 リサリサ その④ Hamon Kyōshi Risa Risa Sono 4)
  13. Ripple Teacher Lisa Lisa, Part 5 (波紋教師 リサリサ その⑤ Hamon Kyōshi Risa Risa Sono 5)
  14. Ripple Teacher Lisa Lisa, Part 6 (波紋教師 リサリサ その⑥ Hamon Kyōshi Risa Risa Sono 6)
  15. Go! Ripple Master (行け!波紋マスター Ike! Hamon Masutā)
  16. Flame Mode Esidisi, Part 1 (炎・流法(モード) エシディシ その① Honō Mōdo Eshidishi Sono 1)
  17. Flame Mode Esidisi, Part 2 (炎・流法(モード) エシディシ その② Honō Mōdo Eshidishi Sono 2)
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Volume 3 (6)
Battle Tendency Volume 3
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Release Date
ISBN
Japan May 17, 2002[6]
Japan September 21, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. Flame Mode Esidisi, Part 3 (炎・流法(モード) エシディシ その③ Honō Mōdo Eshidishi Sono 3)
  2. The Remains Lurk, Part 1 (忍びよる残骸 その① Shinobi Yoru Zangai Sono 1)
  3. The Remains Lurk, Part 2 (忍びよる残骸 その② Shinobi Yoru Zangai Sono 2)
  4. Stroheim's Unit Strikes Back, Part 1 (シュトロハイム隊の逆襲 その① Shutōrohaimu-tai no Gyakushū Sono 1)
  5. Stroheim's Unit Strikes Back, Part 2 (シュトロハイム隊の逆襲 その② Shutōrohaimu-tai no Gyakushū Sono 2)
  6. Stroheim's Unit Strikes Back, Part 3 (シュトロハイム隊の逆襲 その③ Shutōrohaimu-tai no Gyakushū Sono 3)
  7. Light Mode Kars, Part 1 (光・流法(モード) カーズ その① Hikari Mōdo Kāzu Sono 1)
  8. Light Mode Kars, Part 2 (光・流法(モード) カーズ その② Hikari Mōdo Kāzu Sono 1)
  9. Caesar: A Lonely Youth, Part 1 (シーザー孤独の青春 その① Shīzā Kodoku no Seishun Sono 1)
  10. Caesar: A Lonely Youth, Part 2 (シーザー孤独の青春 その② Shīzā Kodoku no Seishun Sono 2)
  11. Caesar: A Lonely Youth, Part 3 (シーザー孤独の青春 その③ Shīzā Kodoku no Seishun Sono 3)
  12. Caesar: A Lonely Youth, Part 4 (シーザー孤独の青春 その④ Shīzā Kodoku no Seishun Sono 4)
  13. Caesar: A Lonely Youth, Part 5 (シーザー孤独の青春 その⑤ Shīzā Kodoku no Seishun Sono 5)
  14. Caesar: A Lonely Youth, Part 6 (シーザー孤独の青春 その⑥ Shīzā Kodoku no Seishun Sono 6)
  15. Climb Out of the Fortified Hotel (要塞ホテルを登り切れ Yōsai Hoteru o Noborikire)
  16. The Wind, the Chariot, and Wamuu, Part 1 (風と戦車とワムウ その① Kaze to Sensha to Wamū Sono 1)
  17. The Wind, the Chariot, and Wamuu, Part 2 (風と戦車とワムウ その② Kaze to Sensha to Wamū Sono 2)
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Volume 4 (7)
Battle Tendency Volume 4
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ISBN
Japan May 17, 2002[7]
Japan September 21, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. The Wind, the Chariot, and Wamuu, Part 3 (風と戦車とワムウ その③ Kaze to Sensha to Wamū Sono 3)
  2. The Wind, the Chariot, and Wamuu, Part 4 (風と戦車とワムウ その④ Kaze to Sensha to Wamū Sono 4)
  3. The Wind, the Chariot, and Wamuu, Part 5 (風と戦車とワムウ その⑤ Kaze to Sensha to Wamū Sono 5)
  4. The Wind, the Chariot, and Wamuu, Part 6 (風と戦車とワムウ その⑥ Kaze to Sensha to Wamū Sono 6)
  5. The Wind, the Chariot, and Wamuu, Part 7 (風と戦車とワムウ その⑦ Kaze to Sensha to Wamū Sono 7)
  6. The Wind, the Chariot, and Wamuu, Part 8 (風と戦車とワムウ その⑧ Kaze to Sensha to Wamū Sono 8)
  7. The Wind, the Chariot, and Wamuu, Part 9 (風と戦車とワムウ その⑨ Kaze to Sensha to Wamū Sono 9)
  8. The Warrior Returns to the Wind (風に帰る戦士 Kaze ni Kaeru Senshi)
  9. The Bond That Binds Lisa Lisa and JoJo, Part 1 (リサリサとジョジョを結ぶ絆 その① Risa Risa to JoJo o Musubu Kizuna Sono 1)
  10. The Bond That Binds Lisa Lisa and JoJo, Part 2 (リサリサとジョジョを結ぶ絆 その② Risa Risa to JoJo o Musubu Kizuna Sono 2)
  11. JoJo: The Final Ripple, Part 1 (ジョジョ 最後の波紋 その① JoJo Saigo no Hamon Sono 1)
  12. JoJo: The Final Ripple, Part 2 (ジョジョ 最後の波紋 その② JoJo Saigo no Hamon Sono 2)
  13. Kars the Superbeing Is Born, Part 1 (超生物カーズ誕生 その① Chō Seibutsu Kāzu Tanjō Sono 1)
  14. Kars the Superbeing Is Born, Part 2 (超生物カーズ誕生 その② Chō Seibutsu Kāzu Tanjō Sono 2)
  15. Joseph's Final Gamble (ジョセフ最後の賭け Josefu Saigo no Kake)
  16. The Man Who Became a God (神となった男 Kami to natta Otoko)
  17. The Man Who Crossed the Atlantic (大西洋を越えて来た男 Taiseiyō o Koete Kita Otoko)
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Volume 1 (8)
Release Date
ISBN
Japan June 18, 2002[8]
Japan September 21, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. Jotaro Kujo, Part 1 (空条承太郎 その① Kūjō Jōtarō Sono 1)
  2. Jotaro Kujo, Part 2 (空条承太郎 その② Kūjō Jōtarō Sono 2)
  3. Jotaro Kujo, Part 3 (空条承太郎 その③ Kūjō Jōtarō Sono 3)
  4. The Man with the Star Birthmark (星のアザを持つ男 Hoshi no Aza o Motsu Otoko)
  5. Noriaki Kakyoin, Part 1 (花京院典明 その① Kakyōin Noriaki Sono 1)
  6. Noriaki Kakyoin, Part 2 (花京院典明 その② Kakyōin Noriaki Sono 2)
  7. Noriaki Kakyoin, Part 3 (花京院典明 その③ Kakyōin Noriaki Sono 3)
  8. The Power Called a "Stand" (「スタンド」という(パワー) 'Sutando' toiu Pawā)
  9. Head to Egypt (エジプトへ向かえ Ejiputo e Mukae)
  10. Tower of Gray (灰の塔(タワー・オブ・グレー) Tawā obu Gurē)
  11. Silver Chariot, Part 1 (銀の戦車(シルバーチャリオッツ) その① Shirubā Chariottsu Sono 1)
  12. Silver Chariot, Part 2 (銀の戦車(シルバーチャリオッツ) その② Shirubā Chariottsu Sono 2)
  13. Silver Chariot, Part 3 (銀の戦車(シルバーチャリオッツ) その③ Shirubā Chariottsu Sono 3)
  14. Dark Blue Moon, Part 1 (暗青の月(ダークブルームーン) その① Dāku Burū Mūn Sono 1)
  15. Dark Blue Moon, Part 2 (暗青の月(ダークブルームーン) その② Dāku Burū Mūn Sono 2)
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Volume 2 (9)
Release Date
ISBN
Japan June 18, 2002[9]
Japan September 21, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. Dark Blue Moon, Part 3 (暗青の月(ダークブルームーン) その③ Dāku Burū Mūn Sono 3)
  2. Strength, Part 1 ((ストレングス) その① Sutorengusu Sono 1)
  3. Strength, Part 2 ((ストレングス) その② Sutorengusu Sono 2)
  4. Strength, Part 3 ((ストレングス) その③ Sutorengusu Sono 3)
  5. Devil, Part 1 (悪魔(デビル) その① Debiru Sono 1)
  6. Devil, Part 2 (悪魔(デビル) その② Debiru Sono 2)
  7. Devil, Part 3 (悪魔(デビル) その③ Debiru Sono 3)
  8. Yellow Temperance, Part 1 (黄の節制(イエローテンパランス) その① Ierō Tenparansu Sono 1)
  9. Yellow Temperance, Part 2 (黄の節制(イエローテンパランス) その② Ierō Tenparansu Sono 2)
  10. Yellow Temperance, Part 3 (黄の節制(イエローテンパランス) その③ Ierō Tenparansu Sono 3)
  11. Yellow Temperance, Part 4 (黄の節制(イエローテンパランス) その④ Ierō Tenparansu Sono 4)
  12. Emperor and Hanged Man, Part 1 (皇帝(エンペラー)吊られた男(ハングドマン) その① Enperā to Hangudo Man Sono 1)
  13. Emperor and Hanged Man, Part 2 (皇帝(エンペラー)吊られた男(ハングドマン) その② Enperā to Hangudo Man Sono 2)
  14. Emperor and Hanged Man, Part 3 (皇帝(エンペラー)吊られた男(ハングドマン) その③ Enperā to Hangudo Man Sono 3)
  15. Emperor and Hanged Man, Part 4 (皇帝(エンペラー)吊られた男(ハングドマン) その④ Enperā to Hangudo Man Sono 4)
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Volume 3 (10)
Release Date
ISBN
Japan July 18, 2002[10]
Japan September 21, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. Emperor and Hanged Man, Part 5 (皇帝(エンペラー)吊られた男(ハングドマン) その⑤ Enperā to Hangudo Man Sono 5)
  2. Emperor and Hanged Man, Part 6 (皇帝(エンペラー)吊られた男(ハングドマン) その⑥ Enperā to Hangudo Man Sono 6)
  3. Empress, Part 1 (女帝(エンプレス) その① Enpuresu Sono 1)
  4. Empress, Part 2 (女帝(エンプレス) その② Enpuresu Sono 2)
  5. Empress, Part 3 (女帝(エンプレス) その③ Enpuresu Sono 3)
  6. Empress, Part 4 (女帝(エンプレス) その④ Enpuresu Sono 4)
  7. Wheel of Fortune, Part 1 (運命の車輪(ホウィール・オブ・フォーチュン) その① Howīru obu Fōchun Sono 1)
  8. Wheel of Fortune, Part 2 (運命の車輪(ホウィール・オブ・フォーチュン) その② Howīru obu Fōchun Sono 2)
  9. Wheel of Fortune, Part 3 (運命の車輪(ホウィール・オブ・フォーチュン) その③ Howīru obu Fōchun Sono 3)
  10. Wheel of Fortune, Part 4 (運命の車輪(ホウィール・オブ・フォーチュン) その④ Howīru obu Fōchun Sono 4)
  11. Justice, Part 1 (正義(ジャスティス) その① Jasutisu Sono 1)
  12. Justice, Part 2 (正義(ジャスティス) その② Jasutisu Sono 2)
  13. Justice, Part 3 (正義(ジャスティス) その③ Jasutisu Sono 3)
  14. Justice, Part 4 (正義(ジャスティス) その④ Jasutisu Sono 4)
  15. Justice, Part 5 (正義(ジャスティス) その⑤ Jasutisu Sono 5)
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Volume 4 (11)
Release Date
ISBN
Japan July 18, 2002[11]
Japan September 21, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. Justice, Part 6 (正義(ジャスティス) その⑥ Jasutisu Sono 6)
  2. Lovers, Part 1 (恋人(ラバーズ) その① Rabāzu Sono 1)
  3. Lovers, Part 2 (恋人(ラバーズ) その② Rabāzu Sono 2)
  4. Lovers, Part 3 (恋人(ラバーズ) その③ Rabāzu Sono 3)
  5. Lovers, Part 4 (恋人(ラバーズ) その④ Rabāzu Sono 4)
  6. Lovers, Part 5 (恋人(ラバーズ) その⑤ Rabāzu Sono 5)
  7. Lovers, Part 6 (恋人(ラバーズ) その⑥ Rabāzu Sono 6)
  8. Sun, Part 1 (太陽 その① Taiyō Sono 1)
  9. Sun, Part 2 (太陽 その② Taiyō Sono 2)
  10. Death Thirteen, Part 1 (死神(デス)13(サーティーン) その① Desu Sātīn Sono 1)
  11. Death Thirteen, Part 2 (死神(デス)13(サーティーン) その② Desu Sātīn Sono 2)
  12. Death Thirteen, Part 3 (死神(デス)13(サーティーン) その③ Desu Sātīn Sono 3)
  13. Death Thirteen, Part 4 (死神(デス)13(サーティーン) その④ Desu Sātīn Sono 4)
  14. Death Thirteen, Part 5 (死神(デス)13(サーティーン) その⑤ Desu Sātīn Sono 5)
  15. Death Thirteen, Part 6 (死神(デス)13(サーティーン) その⑥ Desu Sātīn Sono 6)
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Volume 5 (12)
Release Date
ISBN
Japan August 9, 2002[12]
Japan September 21, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. Judgement, Part 1 (審判(ジャッジメント) その① Jajjimento Sono 1)
  2. Judgement, Part 2 (審判(ジャッジメント) その② Jajjimento Sono 2)
  3. Judgement, Part 3 (審判(ジャッジメント) その③ Jajjimento Sono 3)
  4. Judgement, Part 4 (審判(ジャッジメント) その④ Jajjimento Sono 4)
  5. Judgement, Part 5 (審判(ジャッジメント) その⑤ Jajjimento Sono 5)
  6. High Priestess, Part 1 (女教皇(ハイプリエステス) その① Hai Puriesutesu Sono 1)
  7. High Priestess, Part 2 (女教皇(ハイプリエステス) その② Hai Puriesutesu Sono 2)
  8. High Priestess, Part 3 (女教皇(ハイプリエステス) その③ Hai Puriesutesu Sono 3)
  9. High Priestess, Part 4 (女教皇(ハイプリエステス) その④ Hai Puriesutesu Sono 4)
  10. "The Fool" Iggy and "Geb" N'Doul, Part 1 (愚者(ザ・フール)」のイギーと「ゲブ神」のンドゥール その① 'Za Fūru' no Igī to 'Gebu-shin' no Ndūru Sono 1)
  11. "The Fool" Iggy and "Geb" N'Doul, Part 2 (愚者(ザ・フール)」のイギーと「ゲブ神」のンドゥール その② 'Za Fūru' no Igī to 'Gebu-shin' no Ndūru Sono 2)
  12. "The Fool" Iggy and "Geb" N'Doul, Part 3 (愚者(ザ・フール)」のイギーと「ゲブ神」のンドゥール その③ 'Za Fūru' no Igī to 'Gebu-shin' no Ndūru Sono 3)
  13. "The Fool" Iggy and "Geb" N'Doul, Part 4 (愚者(ザ・フール)」のイギーと「ゲブ神」のンドゥール その④ 'Za Fūru' no Igī to 'Gebu-shin' no Ndūru Sono 4)
  14. "The Fool" Iggy and "Geb" N'Doul, Part 5 (愚者(ザ・フール)」のイギーと「ゲブ神」のンドゥール その⑤ 'Za Fūru' no Igī to 'Gebu-shin' no Ndūru Sono 5)
  15. "The Fool" Iggy and "Geb" N'Doul, Part 6 (愚者(ザ・フール)」のイギーと「ゲブ神」のンドゥール その⑥ 'Za Fūru' no Igī to 'Gebu-shin' no Ndūru Sono 6)
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Volume 6 (13)
Release Date
ISBN
Japan August 9, 2002[13]
Japan September 21, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. "Khnum" Oingo and "Tohth" Boingo, Part 1 (「クヌム神」のオインゴ「トト神」のボインゴ その① 'Kunumu-shin' no Oingo to 'Toto-shin' no Boingo Sono 1)
  2. "Khnum" Oingo and "Tohth" Boingo, Part 2 (「クヌム神」のオインゴ「トト神」のボインゴ その② 'Kunumu-shin' no Oingo to 'Toto-shin' no Boingo Sono 2)
  3. "Khnum" Oingo and "Tohth" Boingo, Part 3 (「クヌム神」のオインゴ「トト神」のボインゴ その③ 'Kunumu-shin' no Oingo to 'Toto-shin' no Boingo Sono 3)
  4. "Khnum" Oingo and "Tohth" Boingo, Part 4 (「クヌム神」のオインゴ「トト神」のボインゴ その④ 'Kunumu-shin' no Oingo to 'Toto-shin' no Boingo Sono 4)
  5. Anubis, Part 1 (「アヌビス神」 その① 'Anubisu-shin' Sono 1)
  6. Anubis, Part 2 (「アヌビス神」 その② 'Anubisu-shin' Sono 2)
  7. Anubis, Part 3 (「アヌビス神」 その③ 'Anubisu-shin' Sono 3)
  8. Anubis, Part 4 (「アヌビス神」 その④ 'Anubisu-shin' Sono 4)
  9. Anubis, Part 5 (「アヌビス神」 その⑤ 'Anubisu-shin' Sono 5)
  10. Anubis, Part 6 (「アヌビス神」 その⑥ 'Anubisu-shin' Sono 6)
  11. "Bastet" Mariah, Part 1 (「バステト女神」のマライア その① 'Basuteto-joshin' no Maraia Sono 1)
  12. "Bastet" Mariah, Part 2 (「バステト女神」のマライア その② 'Basuteto-joshin' no Maraia Sono 2)
  13. "Bastet" Mariah, Part 3 (「バステト女神」のマライア その③ 'Basuteto-joshin' no Maraia Sono 3)
  14. "Bastet" Mariah, Part 4 (「バステト女神」のマライア その④ 'Basuteto-joshin' no Maraia Sono 4)
  15. "Bastet" Mariah, Part 5 (「バステト女神」のマライア その⑤ 'Basuteto-joshin' no Maraia Sono 5)
  16. "Bastet" Mariah, Part 6 (「バステト女神」のマライア その⑥ 'Basuteto-joshin' no Maraia Sono 6)
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Volume 7 (14)
Release Date
ISBN
Japan September 18, 2002[14]
Japan September 21, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. "Sethan" Alessi, Part 1 (「セト神」のアレッシー その① 'Seto-shin' no Aresshī Sono 1)
  2. "Sethan" Alessi, Part 2 (「セト神」のアレッシー その② 'Seto-shin' no Aresshī Sono 2)
  3. "Sethan" Alessi, Part 3 (「セト神」のアレッシー その③ 'Seto-shin' no Aresshī Sono 3)
  4. "Sethan" Alessi, Part 4 (「セト神」のアレッシー その④ 'Seto-shin' no Aresshī Sono 4)
  5. "Sethan" Alessi, Part 5 (「セト神」のアレッシー その⑤ 'Seto-shin' no Aresshī Sono 5)
  6. Shooting DIO?! (DIO(ディオ)を撃つ!? DIO o Utsu!?)
  7. D'Arby the Gambler, Part 1 (ダービー・ザ・ギャンブラー その① Dābī za Gyanburā Sono 1)
  8. D'Arby the Gambler, Part 2 (ダービー・ザ・ギャンブラー その② Dābī za Gyanburā Sono 2)
  9. D'Arby the Gambler, Part 3 (ダービー・ザ・ギャンブラー その③ Dābī za Gyanburā Sono 3)
  10. D'Arby the Gambler, Part 4 (ダービー・ザ・ギャンブラー その④ Dābī za Gyanburā Sono 4)
  11. D'Arby the Gambler, Part 5 (ダービー・ザ・ギャンブラー その⑤ Dābī za Gyanburā Sono 5)
  12. D'Arby the Gambler, Part 6 (ダービー・ザ・ギャンブラー その⑥ Dābī za Gyanburā Sono 6)
  13. Hol Horse and Boingo, Part 1 (ホル・ホースとボインゴ その① Horu Hōsu to Boingo Sono 1)
  14. Hol Horse and Boingo, Part 2 (ホル・ホースとボインゴ その② Horu Hōsu to Boingo Sono 2)
  15. Hol Horse and Boingo, Part 3 (ホル・ホースとボインゴ その③ Horu Hōsu to Boingo Sono 3)
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Volume 8 (15)
Release Date
ISBN
Japan September 18, 2002[15]
Japan September 21, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. Hol Horse and Boingo, Part 4 (ホル・ホースとボインゴ その④ Horu Hōsu to Boingo Sono 4)
  2. Hol Horse and Boingo, Part 5 (ホル・ホースとボインゴ その⑤ Horu Hōsu to Boingo Sono 5)
  3. The Gatekeeper of Hell, Pet Shop, Part 1 (地獄の門番ペット・ショップ その① Jigoku no Monban Petto Shoppu Sono 1)
  4. The Gatekeeper of Hell, Pet Shop, Part 2 (地獄の門番ペット・ショップ その② Jigoku no Monban Petto Shoppu Sono 2)
  5. The Gatekeeper of Hell, Pet Shop, Part 3 (地獄の門番ペット・ショップ その③ Jigoku no Monban Petto Shoppu Sono 3)
  6. The Gatekeeper of Hell, Pet Shop, Part 4 (地獄の門番ペット・ショップ その④ Jigoku no Monban Petto Shoppu Sono 4)
  7. The Gatekeeper of Hell, Pet Shop, Part 5 (地獄の門番ペット・ショップ その⑤ Jigoku no Monban Petto Shoppu Sono 5)
  8. D'Arby the Player, Part 1 (ダービー・ザ・プレイヤー その① Dābī za Pureiyā Sono 1)
  9. D'Arby the Player, Part 2 (ダービー・ザ・プレイヤー その② Dābī za Pureiyā Sono 2)
  10. D'Arby the Player, Part 3 (ダービー・ザ・プレイヤー その③ Dābī za Pureiyā Sono 3)
  11. D'Arby the Player, Part 4 (ダービー・ザ・プレイヤー その④ Dābī za Pureiyā Sono 4)
  12. D'Arby the Player, Part 5 (ダービー・ザ・プレイヤー その⑤ Dābī za Pureiyā Sono 5)
  13. D'Arby the Player, Part 6 (ダービー・ザ・プレイヤー その⑥ Dābī za Pureiyā Sono 6)
  14. D'Arby the Player, Part 7 (ダービー・ザ・プレイヤー その⑦ Dābī za Pureiyā Sono 7)
  15. D'Arby the Player, Part 8 (ダービー・ザ・プレイヤー その⑧ Dābī za Pureiyā Sono 8)
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Volume 9 (16)
Release Date
ISBN
Japan October 18, 2002[16]
Japan September 21, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. D'Arby the Player, Part 9 (ダービー・ザ・プレイヤー その⑨ Dābī za Pureiyā Sono 9)
  2. D'Arby the Player, Part 10 (ダービー・ザ・プレイヤー その⑩ Dābī za Pureiyā Sono 10)
  3. D'Arby the Player, Part 11 (ダービー・ザ・プレイヤー その⑪ Dābī za Pureiyā Sono 11)
  4. The Miasma of the Void, Vanilla Ice, Part 1 (亜空の瘴気 ヴァニラ・アイス その① Akū no Shōki Vanira Aisu Sono 1)
  5. The Miasma of the Void, Vanilla Ice, Part 2 (亜空の瘴気 ヴァニラ・アイス その② Akū no Shōki Vanira Aisu Sono 2)
  6. The Miasma of the Void, Vanilla Ice, Part 3 (亜空の瘴気 ヴァニラ・アイス その③ Akū no Shōki Vanira Aisu Sono 3)
  7. The Miasma of the Void, Vanilla Ice, Part 4 (亜空の瘴気 ヴァニラ・アイス その④ Akū no Shōki Vanira Aisu Sono 4)
  8. The Miasma of the Void, Vanilla Ice, Part 5 (亜空の瘴気 ヴァニラ・アイス その⑤ Akū no Shōki Vanira Aisu Sono 5)
  9. The Miasma of the Void, Vanilla Ice, Part 6 (亜空の瘴気 ヴァニラ・アイス その⑥ Akū no Shōki Vanira Aisu Sono 6)
  10. The Miasma of the Void, Vanilla Ice, Part 7 (亜空の瘴気 ヴァニラ・アイス その⑦ Akū no Shōki Vanira Aisu Sono 7)
  11. The Miasma of the Void, Vanilla Ice, Part 8 (亜空の瘴気 ヴァニラ・アイス その⑧ Akū no Shōki Vanira Aisu Sono 8)
  12. Suzi Q Joestar Visits Her Daughter (スージー・Q・ジョスター 娘に会いにくる Sūjī Kyū Jōsutā Musume ni Ai ni Kuru)
  13. DIO's World, Part 1 (DIO(ディオ)の世界 その① DIO no Sekai Sono 1)
  14. DIO's World, Part 2 (DIO(ディオ)の世界 その② DIO no Sekai Sono 2)
  15. DIO's World, Part 3 (DIO(ディオ)の世界 その③ DIO no Sekai Sono 3)
  16. DIO's World, Part 4 (DIO(ディオ)の世界 その④ DIO no Sekai Sono 4)
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Volume 10 (17)
Release Date
ISBN
Japan October 18, 2002[17]
Japan September 21, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. DIO's World, Part 5 (DIO(ディオ)の世界 その⑤ DIO no Sekai Sono 5)
  2. DIO's World, Part 6 (DIO(ディオ)の世界 その⑥ DIO no Sekai Sono 6)
  3. DIO's World, Part 7 (DIO(ディオ)の世界 その⑦ DIO no Sekai Sono 7)
  4. DIO's World, Part 8 (DIO(ディオ)の世界 その⑧ DIO no Sekai Sono 8)
  5. DIO's World, Part 9 (DIO(ディオ)の世界 その⑨ DIO no Sekai Sono 9)
  6. DIO's World, Part 10 (DIO(ディオ)の世界 その⑩ DIO no Sekai Sono 10)
  7. DIO's World, Part 11 (DIO(ディオ)の世界 その⑪ DIO no Sekai Sono 11)
  8. DIO's World, Part 12 (DIO(ディオ)の世界 その⑫ DIO no Sekai Sono 12)
  9. DIO's World, Part 13 (DIO(ディオ)の世界 その⑬ DIO no Sekai Sono 13)
  10. DIO's World, Part 14 (DIO(ディオ)の世界 その⑭ DIO no Sekai Sono 14)
  11. DIO's World, Part 15 (DIO(ディオ)の世界 その⑮ DIO no Sekai Sono 15)
  12. DIO's World, Part 16 (DIO(ディオ)の世界 その⑯ DIO no Sekai Sono 16)
  13. DIO's World, Part 17 (DIO(ディオ)の世界 その⑰ DIO no Sekai Sono 17)
  14. DIO's World, Part 18 (DIO(ディオ)の世界 その⑱ DIO no Sekai Sono 18)
  15. The Faraway Journey, Farewell Friends (遥かなる旅路 さらば友よ Haruka naru Tabiji Saraba Tomo yo)
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Volume 1 (18)
Release Date
ISBN
Japan February 18, 2004[18]
Japan August 31, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. Jotaro Kujo! Meets Josuke Higashikata, Part 1 (空条承太郎! 東方仗助に会う その① Kūjō Jōtarō! Higashikata Jōsuke ni Au Sono 1)
  2. Jotaro Kujo! Meets Josuke Higashikata, Part 2 (空条承太郎! 東方仗助に会う その② Kūjō Jōtarō! Higashikata Jōsuke ni Au Sono 2)
  3. Jotaro Kujo! Meets Josuke Higashikata, Part 3 (空条承太郎! 東方仗助に会う その③ Kūjō Jōtarō! Higashikata Jōsuke ni Au Sono 3)
  4. Josuke Higashikata! Meets Angelo, Part 1 (東方仗助!アンジェロに会う その① Higashikata Jōsuke! Anjuro ni Au Sono 1)
  5. Josuke Higashikata! Meets Angelo, Part 2 (東方仗助!アンジェロに会う その② Higashikata Jōsuke! Anjuro ni Au Sono 2)
  6. Josuke Higashikata! Meets Angelo, Part 3 (東方仗助!アンジェロに会う その③ Higashikata Jōsuke! Anjuro ni Au Sono 3)
  7. Josuke Higashikata! Meets Angelo, Part 4 (東方仗助!アンジェロに会う その④ Higashikata Jōsuke! Anjuro ni Au Sono 4)
  8. Josuke Higashikata! Meets Angelo, Part 5 (東方仗助!アンジェロに会う その⑤ Higashikata Jōsuke! Anjuro ni Au Sono 5)
  9. The Nijimura Brothers, Part 1 (虹村兄弟 その① Nijimura Kyōdai Sono 1)
  10. The Nijimura Brothers, Part 2 (虹村兄弟 その② Nijimura Kyōdai Sono 2)
  11. The Nijimura Brothers, Part 3 (虹村兄弟 その③ Nijimura Kyōdai Sono 3)
  12. The Nijimura Brothers, Part 4 (虹村兄弟 その④ Nijimura Kyōdai Sono 4)
  13. The Nijimura Brothers, Part 5 (虹村兄弟 その⑤ Nijimura Kyōdai Sono 5)
  14. The Nijimura Brothers, Part 6 (虹村兄弟 その⑥ Nijimura Kyōdai Sono 6)
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Volume 2 (19)
Release Date
ISBN
Japan February 18, 2004[19]
Japan August 31, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. The Nijimura Brothers, Part 7 (虹村兄弟 その⑦ Nijimura Kyōdai Sono 7)
  2. The Nijimura Brothers, Part 8 (虹村兄弟 その⑧ Nijimura Kyōdai Sono 8)
  3. The Nijimura Brothers, Part 9 (虹村兄弟 その⑨ Nijimura Kyōdai Sono 9)
  4. The Nijimura Brothers, Part 10 (虹村兄弟 その⑩ Nijimura Kyōdai Sono 10)
  5. Koichi Hirose (Echoes), Part 1 (広瀬康一(エコーズ) その① Hirose Kōichi (Ekōzu) Sono 1)
  6. Koichi Hirose (Echoes), Part 2 (広瀬康一(エコーズ) その② Hirose Kōichi (Ekōzu) Sono 2)
  7. Koichi Hirose (Echoes), Part 3 (広瀬康一(エコーズ) その③ Hirose Kōichi (Ekōzu) Sono 3)
  8. Koichi Hirose (Echoes), Part 4 (広瀬康一(エコーズ) その④ Hirose Kōichi (Ekōzu) Sono 4)
  9. Koichi Hirose (Echoes), Part 5 (広瀬康一(エコーズ) その⑤ Hirose Kōichi (Ekōzu) Sono 5)
  10. Toshikazu Hazamada (Surface), Part 1 (間田敏和(サーフィス) その① Hazamada Toshikazu (Sāfisu) Sono 1)
  11. Toshikazu Hazamada (Surface), Part 2 (間田敏和(サーフィス) その② Hazamada Toshikazu (Sāfisu) Sono 2)
  12. Toshikazu Hazamada (Surface), Part 3 (間田敏和(サーフィス) その③ Hazamada Toshikazu (Sāfisu) Sono 3)
  13. Toshikazu Hazamada (Surface), Part 4 (間田敏和(サーフィス) その④ Hazamada Toshikazu (Sāfisu) Sono 4)
  14. Toshikazu Hazamada (Surface), Part 5 (間田敏和(サーフィス) その⑤ Hazamada Toshikazu (Sāfisu) Sono 5)
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Volume 3 (20)
Release Date
ISBN
Japan April 16, 2004[20]
Japan August 31, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. Yukako Yamagishi Falls in Love, Part 1 (山岸由花子は恋をする その① Yamagishi Yukako wa Koi o Suru Sono 1)
  2. Yukako Yamagishi Falls in Love, Part 2 (山岸由花子は恋をする その② Yamagishi Yukako wa Koi o Suru Sono 2)
  3. Yukako Yamagishi Falls in Love, Part 3 (山岸由花子は恋をする その③ Yamagishi Yukako wa Koi o Suru Sono 3)
  4. Yukako Yamagishi Falls in Love, Part 4 (山岸由花子は恋をする その④ Yamagishi Yukako wa Koi o Suru Sono 4)
  5. Yukako Yamagishi Falls in Love, Part 5 (山岸由花子は恋をする その⑤ Yamagishi Yukako wa Koi o Suru Sono 5)
  6. Yukako Yamagishi Falls in Love, Part 6 (山岸由花子は恋をする その⑥ Yamagishi Yukako wa Koi o Suru Sono 6)
  7. Yukako Yamagishi Falls in Love, Part 7 (山岸由花子は恋をする その⑦ Yamagishi Yukako wa Koi o Suru Sono 7)
  8. Yukako Yamagishi Falls in Love, Part 8 (山岸由花子は恋をする その⑧ Yamagishi Yukako wa Koi o Suru Sono 8)
  9. Yukako Yamagishi Falls in Love, Part 9 (山岸由花子は恋をする その⑨ Yamagishi Yukako wa Koi o Suru Sono 9)
  10. Let's Go Eat Some Italian Food, Part 1 (イタリア料理を食べに行こう その① Itaria Ryōri o Tabe ni Ikō Sono 1)
  11. Let's Go Eat Some Italian Food, Part 2 (イタリア料理を食べに行こう その② Itaria Ryōri o Tabe ni Ikō Sono 2)
  12. Let's Go Eat Some Italian Food, Part 3 (イタリア料理を食べに行こう その③ Itaria Ryōri o Tabe ni Ikō Sono 3)
  13. Let's Go Eat Some Italian Food, Part 4 (イタリア料理を食べに行こう その④ Itaria Ryōri o Tabe ni Ikō Sono 4)
  14. Red Hot Chili Pepper, Part 1 (レッド・ホット・チリ・ペッパー その① Reddo Hotto Chiri Peppā Sono 1)
  15. Red Hot Chili Pepper, Part 2 (レッド・ホット・チリ・ペッパー その② Reddo Hotto Chiri Peppā Sono 2)
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Volume 4 (21)
Release Date
ISBN
Japan April 16, 2004[21]
Japan August 31, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. Red Hot Chili Pepper, Part 3 (レッド・ホット・チリ・ペッパー その③ Reddo Hotto Chiri Peppā Sono 3)
  2. Red Hot Chili Pepper, Part 4 (レッド・ホット・チリ・ペッパー その④ Reddo Hotto Chiri Peppā Sono 4)
  3. Red Hot Chili Pepper, Part 5 (レッド・ホット・チリ・ペッパー その⑤ Reddo Hotto Chiri Peppā Sono 5)
  4. Red Hot Chili Pepper, Part 6 (レッド・ホット・チリ・ペッパー その⑥ Reddo Hotto Chiri Peppā Sono 6)
  5. Red Hot Chili Pepper, Part 7 (レッド・ホット・チリ・ペッパー その⑦ Reddo Hotto Chiri Peppā Sono 7)
  6. Red Hot Chili Pepper, Part 8 (レッド・ホット・チリ・ペッパー その⑧ Reddo Hotto Chiri Peppā Sono 8)
  7. We Picked Up Something Crazy!, Part 1 (やばいものを拾ったっス! その① Yabaimono o Hirottassu! Sono 1)
  8. We Picked Up Something Crazy!, Part 2 (やばいものを拾ったっス! その② Yabaimono o Hirottassu! Sono 2)
  9. We Picked Up Something Crazy!, Part 3 (やばいものを拾ったっス! その③ Yabaimono o Hirottassu! Sono 3)
  10. Let's Go to the Manga Artist's House, Part 1 (漫画家のうちへ遊びに行こう その① Mangaka no Uchi e Asobi ni Ikō Sono 1)
  11. Let's Go to the Manga Artist's House, Part 2 (漫画家のうちへ遊びに行こう その② Mangaka no Uchi e Asobi ni Ikō Sono 2)
  12. Let's Go to the Manga Artist's House, Part 3 (漫画家のうちへ遊びに行こう その③ Mangaka no Uchi e Asobi ni Ikō Sono 3)
  13. Let's Go to the Manga Artist's House, Part 4 (漫画家のうちへ遊びに行こう その④ Mangaka no Uchi e Asobi ni Ikō Sono 4)
  14. Let's Go to the Manga Artist's House, Part 5 (漫画家のうちへ遊びに行こう その⑤ Mangaka no Uchi e Asobi ni Ikō Sono 5)
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Volume 5 (22)
Release Date
ISBN
Japan May 18, 2004[22]
Japan August 31, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. Let's Go to the Manga Artist's House, Part 6 (漫画家のうちへ遊びに行こう その⑥ Mangaka no Uchi e Asobi ni Ikō Sono 6)
  2. Let's Go to the Manga Artist's House, Part 7 (漫画家のうちへ遊びに行こう その⑦ Mangaka no Uchi e Asobi ni Ikō Sono 7)
  3. Let's Go Hunting!, Part 1 (狩り(ハンティング)」に行こう! その① 'Hantingu' ni Ikō! Sono 1)
  4. Let's Go Hunting!, Part 2 (狩り(ハンティング)」に行こう! その② 'Hantingu' ni Ikō! Sono 2)
  5. Let's Go Hunting!, Part 3 (狩り(ハンティング)」に行こう! その③ 'Hantingu' ni Ikō! Sono 3)
  6. Let's Go Hunting!, Part 4 (狩り(ハンティング)」に行こう! その④ 'Hantingu' ni Ikō! Sono 4)
  7. Let's Go Hunting!, Part 5 (狩り(ハンティング)」に行こう! その⑤ 'Hantingu' ni Ikō! Sono 5)
  8. Rohan Kishibe's Adventure, Part 1 (岸辺露伴の冒険 その① Kishibe Rohan no Bōken Sono 1)
  9. Rohan Kishibe's Adventure, Part 2 (岸辺露伴の冒険 その② Kishibe Rohan no Bōken Sono 2)
  10. Rohan Kishibe's Adventure, Part 3 (岸辺露伴の冒険 その③ Kishibe Rohan no Bōken Sono 3)
  11. Rohan Kishibe's Adventure, Part 4 (岸辺露伴の冒険 その④ Kishibe Rohan no Bōken Sono 4)
  12. Rohan Kishibe's Adventure, Part 5 (岸辺露伴の冒険 その⑤ Kishibe Rohan no Bōken Sono 5)
  13. Shigechi's Harvest, Part 1 (「重ちー」の収穫(ハーヴェスト) その① 'Shigechī' no Hāvesuto Sono 1)
  14. Shigechi's Harvest, Part 2 (「重ちー」の収穫(ハーヴェスト) その② 'Shigechī' no Hāvesuto Sono 2)
  15. Shigechi's Harvest, Part 3 (「重ちー」の収穫(ハーヴェスト) その③ 'Shigechī' no Hāvesuto Sono 3)
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Volume 6 (23)
Release Date
ISBN
Japan May 18, 2004[23]
Japan August 31, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. Shigechi's Harvest, Part 4 (「重ちー」の収穫(ハーヴェスト) その④ 'Shigechī' no Hāvesuto Sono 4)
  2. Shigechi's Harvest, Part 5 (「重ちー」の収穫(ハーヴェスト) その⑤ 'Shigechī' no Hāvesuto Sono 5)
  3. Shigechi's Harvest, Part 6 (「重ちー」の収穫(ハーヴェスト) その⑥ 'Shigechī' no Hāvesuto Sono 6)
  4. Shigechi's Harvest, Part 7 (「重ちー」の収穫(ハーヴェスト) その⑦ 'Shigechī' no Hāvesuto Sono 7)
  5. Yoshikage Kira Just Wants to Live Quietly, Part 1 (吉良吉影は静かに暮らしたい その① Kira Yoshikage wa Shizuka ni Kurashitai Sono 1)
  6. Yoshikage Kira Just Wants to Live Quietly, Part 2 (吉良吉影は静かに暮らしたい その② Kira Yoshikage wa Shizuka ni Kurashitai Sono 2)
  7. Yoshikage Kira Just Wants to Live Quietly, Part 3 (吉良吉影は静かに暮らしたい その③ Kira Yoshikage wa Shizuka ni Kurashitai Sono 3)
  8. Yoshikage Kira Just Wants to Live Quietly, Part 4 (吉良吉影は静かに暮らしたい その④ Kira Yoshikage wa Shizuka ni Kurashitai Sono 4)
  9. Yoshikage Kira Just Wants to Live Quietly, Part 5 (吉良吉影は静かに暮らしたい その⑤ Kira Yoshikage wa Shizuka ni Kurashitai Sono 5)
  10. The People of Morioh (杜王町の人々 Moriō-chō no Hitobito)
  11. Yukako Yamagishi Dreams of Cinderella, Part 1 (山岸由花子はシンデレラに憧れる その① Yamagishi Yukako wa Shinderera ni Akogareru Sono 1)
  12. Yukako Yamagishi Dreams of Cinderella, Part 2 (山岸由花子はシンデレラに憧れる その② Yamagishi Yukako wa Shinderera ni Akogareru Sono 2)
  13. Yukako Yamagishi Dreams of Cinderella, Part 3 (山岸由花子はシンデレラに憧れる その③ Yamagishi Yukako wa Shinderera ni Akogareru Sono 3)
  14. Yukako Yamagishi Dreams of Cinderella, Part 4 (山岸由花子はシンデレラに憧れる その④ Yamagishi Yukako wa Shinderera ni Akogareru Sono 4)
  15. Yukako Yamagishi Dreams of Cinderella, Part 5 (山岸由花子はシンデレラに憧れる その⑤ Yamagishi Yukako wa Shinderera ni Akogareru Sono 5)
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Volume 7 (24)
Release Date
ISBN
Japan June 18, 2004[24]
Japan August 31, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. Yukako Yamagishi Dreams of Cinderella, Part 6 (山岸由花子はシンデレラに憧れる その⑥ Yamagishi Yukako wa Shinderera ni Akogareru Sono 6)
  2. Sheer Heart Attack, Part 1 (シアーハートアタック その① Shiā Hāto Atakku Sono 1)
  3. Sheer Heart Attack, Part 2 (シアーハートアタック その② Shiā Hāto Atakku Sono 2)
  4. Sheer Heart Attack, Part 3 (シアーハートアタック その③ Shiā Hāto Atakku Sono 3)
  5. Sheer Heart Attack, Part 4 (シアーハートアタック その④ Shiā Hāto Atakku Sono 4)
  6. Sheer Heart Attack, Part 5 (シアーハートアタック その⑤ Shiā Hāto Atakku Sono 5)
  7. Sheer Heart Attack, Part 6 (シアーハートアタック その⑥ Shiā Hāto Atakku Sono 6)
  8. Sheer Heart Attack, Part 7 (シアーハートアタック その⑦ Shiā Hāto Atakku Sono 7)
  9. Sheer Heart Attack, Part 8 (シアーハートアタック その⑧ Shiā Hāto Atakku Sono 8)
  10. Sheer Heart Attack, Part 9 (シアーハートアタック その⑨ Shiā Hāto Atakku Sono 9)
  11. Sheer Heart Attack, Part 10 (シアーハートアタック その⑩ Shiā Hāto Atakku Sono 10)
  12. Sheer Heart Attack, Part 11 (シアーハートアタック その⑪ Shiā Hāto Atakku Sono 11)
  13. Atom Heart Father, Part 1 (アトム・ハート・ファーザー その① Atomu Hāto Fāzā Sono 1)
  14. Atom Heart Father, Part 2 (アトム・ハート・ファーザー その② Atomu Hāto Fāzā Sono 2)
  15. Atom Heart Father, Part 3 (アトム・ハート・ファーザー その③ Atomu Hāto Fāzā Sono 3)
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Volume 8 (25)
Release Date
ISBN
Japan June 18, 2004[25]
Japan August 31, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. Atom Heart Father, Part 4 (アトム・ハート・ファーザー その④ Atomu Hāto Fāzā Sono 4)
  2. Atom Heart Father, Part 5 (アトム・ハート・ファーザー その⑤ Atomu Hāto Fāzā Sono 5)
  3. Yoshikage Kira's New Situation, Part 1 (吉良吉影の新しい事情 その① Kira Yoshikage no Atarashī Jijō Sono 1)
  4. Rock-Paper-Scissors Kid Is Coming!, Part 1 (ジャンケン小僧がやって来る! その① Janken Kozō ga Yatte Kuru! Sono 1)
  5. Rock-Paper-Scissors Kid Is Coming!, Part 2 (ジャンケン小僧がやって来る! その② Janken Kozō ga Yatte Kuru! Sono 2)
  6. Rock-Paper-Scissors Kid Is Coming!, Part 3 (ジャンケン小僧がやって来る! その③ Janken Kozō ga Yatte Kuru! Sono 3)
  7. Rock-Paper-Scissors Kid Is Coming!, Part 4 (ジャンケン小僧がやって来る! その④ Janken Kozō ga Yatte Kuru! Sono 4)
  8. Rock-Paper-Scissors Kid Is Coming!, Part 5 (ジャンケン小僧がやって来る! その⑤ Janken Kozō ga Yatte Kuru! Sono 5)
  9. Rock-Paper-Scissors Kid Is Coming!, Part 6 (ジャンケン小僧がやって来る! その⑥ Janken Kozō ga Yatte Kuru! Sono 6)
  10. Yoshikage Kira's New Situation, Part 2 (吉良吉影の新しい事情 その② Kira Yoshikage no Atarashī Jijō Sono 2)
  11. I'm an Alien, Part 1 (ぼくは宇宙人 その① Boku wa Uchūjin Sono 1)
  12. I'm an Alien, Part 2 (ぼくは宇宙人 その② Boku wa Uchūjin Sono 2)
  13. I'm an Alien, Part 3 (ぼくは宇宙人 その③ Boku wa Uchūjin Sono 3)
  14. I'm an Alien, Part 4 (ぼくは宇宙人 その④ Boku wa Uchūjin Sono 4)
  15. I'm an Alien, Part 5 (ぼくは宇宙人 その⑤ Boku wa Uchūjin Sono 5)
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Volume 9 (26)
Release Date
ISBN
Japan July 16, 2004[26]
Japan August 31, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. I'm an Alien, Part 6 (ぼくは宇宙人 その⑥ Boku wa Uchūjin Sono 6)
  2. Highway Star, Part 1 (ハイウェイ・スター その① Haiwei Sutā Sono 1)
  3. Highway Star, Part 2 (ハイウェイ・スター その② Haiwei Sutā Sono 2)
  4. Highway Star, Part 3 (ハイウェイ・スター その③ Haiwei Sutā Sono 3)
  5. Highway Star, Part 4 (ハイウェイ・スター その④ Haiwei Sutā Sono 4)
  6. Highway Star, Part 5 (ハイウェイ・スター その⑤ Haiwei Sutā Sono 5)
  7. Highway Star, Part 6 (ハイウェイ・スター その⑥ Haiwei Sutā Sono 6)
  8. Highway Star, Part 7 (ハイウェイ・スター その⑦ Haiwei Sutā Sono 7)
  9. Highway Star, Part 8 (ハイウェイ・スター その⑧ Haiwei Sutā Sono 8)
  10. Cats Love Yoshikage Kira, Part 1 (猫は吉良吉影が好き その① Neko wa Kira Yoshikage ga Suki Sono 1)
  11. Cats Love Yoshikage Kira, Part 2 (猫は吉良吉影が好き その② Neko wa Kira Yoshikage ga Suki Sono 2)
  12. Cats Love Yoshikage Kira, Part 3 (猫は吉良吉影が好き その③ Neko wa Kira Yoshikage ga Suki Sono 3)
  13. Cats Love Yoshikage Kira, Part 4 (猫は吉良吉影が好き その④ Neko wa Kira Yoshikage ga Suki Sono 4)
  14. Cats Love Yoshikage Kira, Part 5 (猫は吉良吉影が好き その⑤ Neko wa Kira Yoshikage ga Suki Sono 5)
  15. Cats Love Yoshikage Kira, Part 6 (猫は吉良吉影が好き その⑥ Neko wa Kira Yoshikage ga Suki Sono 6)
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Volume 10 (27)
Release Date
ISBN
Japan July 16, 2004[27]
Japan August 31, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. Let's Live on a Transmission Tower, Part 1 (鉄塔に住もう その① Tettō ni Sumō Sono 1)
  2. Let's Live on a Transmission Tower, Part 2 (鉄塔に住もう その② Tettō ni Sumō Sono 2)
  3. Let's Live on a Transmission Tower, Part 3 (鉄塔に住もう その③ Tettō ni Sumō Sono 3)
  4. Let's Live on a Transmission Tower, Part 4 (鉄塔に住もう その④ Tettō ni Sumō Sono 4)
  5. Let's Live on a Transmission Tower, Part 5 (鉄塔に住もう その⑤ Tettō ni Sumō Sono 5)
  6. Let's Live on a Transmission Tower, Part 6 (鉄塔に住もう その⑥ Tettō ni Sumō Sono 6)
  7. Enigma Boy, Part 1 (エニグマの少年 その① Eniguma no Shōnen Sono 1)
  8. Enigma Boy, Part 2 (エニグマの少年 その② Eniguma no Shōnen Sono 2)
  9. Enigma Boy, Part 3 (エニグマの少年 その③ Eniguma no Shōnen Sono 3)
  10. Enigma Boy, Part 4 (エニグマの少年 その④ Eniguma no Shōnen Sono 4)
  11. Enigma Boy, Part 5 (エニグマの少年 その⑤ Eniguma no Shōnen Sono 5)
  12. Enigma Boy, Part 6 (エニグマの少年 その⑥ Eniguma no Shōnen Sono 6)
  13. My Dad Is Not My Dad, Part 1 (ぼくのパパはパパじゃない その① Boku no Papa wa Papa ja Nai Sono 1)
  14. My Dad Is Not My Dad, Part 2 (ぼくのパパはパパじゃない その② Boku no Papa wa Papa ja Nai Sono 2)
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Volume 11 (28)
Release Date
ISBN
Japan August 10, 2004[28]
Japan August 31, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. Cheap Trick, Part 1 (チープ・トリック その① Chīpu Torikku Sono 1)
  2. Cheap Trick, Part 2 (チープ・トリック その② Chīpu Torikku Sono 2)
  3. Cheap Trick, Part 3 (チープ・トリック その③ Chīpu Torikku Sono 3)
  4. Cheap Trick, Part 4 (チープ・トリック その④ Chīpu Torikku Sono 4)
  5. Cheap Trick, Part 5 (チープ・トリック その⑤ Chīpu Torikku Sono 5)
  6. Cheap Trick, Part 6 (チープ・トリック その⑥ Chīpu Torikku Sono 6)
  7. Another One Bites the Dust, Part 1 (アナザーワン バイツァ・ダスト その① Anazāwan Baitsa Dasuto Sono 1)
  8. Another One Bites the Dust, Part 2 (アナザーワン バイツァ・ダスト その② Anazāwan Baitsa Dasuto Sono 2)
  9. Another One Bites the Dust, Part 3 (アナザーワン バイツァ・ダスト その③ Anazāwan Baitsa Dasuto Sono 3)
  10. Another One Bites the Dust, Part 4 (アナザーワン バイツァ・ダスト その④ Anazāwan Baitsa Dasuto Sono 4)
  11. Another One Bites the Dust, Part 5 (アナザーワン バイツァ・ダスト その⑤ Anazāwan Baitsa Dasuto Sono 5)
  12. Another One Bites the Dust, Part 6 (アナザーワン バイツァ・ダスト その⑥ Anazāwan Baitsa Dasuto Sono 6)
  13. Another One Bites the Dust, Part 7 (アナザーワン バイツァ・ダスト その⑦ Anazāwan Baitsa Dasuto Sono 7)
  14. Another One Bites the Dust, Part 8 (アナザーワン バイツァ・ダスト その⑧ Anazāwan Baitsa Dasuto Sono 8)
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Volume 12 (29)
Release Date
ISBN
Japan August 10, 2004[29]
Japan August 31, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. Another One Bites the Dust, Part 9 (アナザーワン バイツァ・ダスト その⑨ Anazāwan Baitsa Dasuto Sono 9)
  2. Another One Bites the Dust, Part 10 (アナザーワン バイツァ・ダスト その⑩ Anazāwan Baitsa Dasuto Sono 10)
  3. Crazy Diamond Is Unbreakable, Part 1 (クレイジー・D(ダイヤモンド)は砕けない その① Kureijī Daiyamondo wa Kudakenai Sono 1)
  4. Crazy Diamond Is Unbreakable, Part 2 (クレイジー・D(ダイヤモンド)は砕けない その② Kureijī Daiyamondo wa Kudakenai Sono 2)
  5. Crazy Diamond Is Unbreakable, Part 3 (クレイジー・D(ダイヤモンド)は砕けない その③ Kureijī Daiyamondo wa Kudakenai Sono 3)
  6. Crazy Diamond Is Unbreakable, Part 4 (クレイジー・D(ダイヤモンド)は砕けない その④ Kureijī Daiyamondo wa Kudakenai Sono 4)
  7. Crazy Diamond Is Unbreakable, Part 5 (クレイジー・D(ダイヤモンド)は砕けない その⑤ Kureijī Daiyamondo wa Kudakenai Sono 5)
  8. Crazy Diamond Is Unbreakable, Part 6 (クレイジー・D(ダイヤモンド)は砕けない その⑥ Kureijī Daiyamondo wa Kudakenai Sono 6)
  9. Crazy Diamond Is Unbreakable, Part 7 (クレイジー・D(ダイヤモンド)は砕けない その⑦ Kureijī Daiyamondo wa Kudakenai Sono 7)
  10. Crazy Diamond Is Unbreakable, Part 8 (クレイジー・D(ダイヤモンド)は砕けない その⑧ Kureijī Daiyamondo wa Kudakenai Sono 8)
  11. Crazy Diamond Is Unbreakable, Part 9 (クレイジー・D(ダイヤモンド)は砕けない その⑨ Kureijī Daiyamondo wa Kudakenai Sono 9)
  12. Let Me Remind You (思い出させてあげる Omoidasasete Ageru)
  13. Town Guardian Spirits (町の守護聖霊 Machi no Shugo Seirei)
  14. Goodbye, Morioh - The Golden Heart (さよなら杜王町-黄金の心 Sayonara Moriō-chō - Ōgon no Kokoro)
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Volume 1 (30)
Vento Aureo Volume 1
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Release Date
ISBN
Japan March 18, 2005[30]
Japan September 7, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. Gold Experience, Part 1 (黄金体験(ゴールド・エクスペリエンス) その① Gōrudo Ekusuperiensu Sono 1)
  2. Gold Experience, Part 2 (黄金体験(ゴールド・エクスペリエンス) その② Gōrudo Ekusuperiensu Sono 2)
  3. Gold Experience, Part 3 (黄金体験(ゴールド・エクスペリエンス) その③ Gōrudo Ekusuperiensu Sono 3)
  4. Bucciarati Is Coming, Part 1 (ブチャラティが来る その① Bucharati ga Kuru Sono 1)
  5. Bucciarati Is Coming, Part 2 (ブチャラティが来る その② Bucharati ga Kuru Sono 2)
  6. Bucciarati Is Coming, Part 3 (ブチャラティが来る その③ Bucharati ga Kuru Sono 3)
  7. Bucciarati Is Coming, Part 4 (ブチャラティが来る その④ Bucharati ga Kuru Sono 4)
  8. Bucciarati Is Coming, Part 5 (ブチャラティが来る その⑤ Bucharati ga Kuru Sono 5)
  9. Meet the Gangster Behind the Wall, Part 1 (塀の中のギャングに会え その① Hei no Naka no Gyangu ni Ae Sono 1)
  10. Meet the Gangster Behind the Wall, Part 2 (塀の中のギャングに会え その② Hei no Naka no Gyangu ni Ae Sono 2)
  11. Joining the Gang, Part 1 (ギャング入門 その① Gyangu Nyūmon Sono 1)
  12. Joining the Gang, Part 2 (ギャング入門 その② Gyangu Nyūmon Sono 2)
  13. Joining the Gang, Part 3 (ギャング入門 その③ Gyangu Nyūmon Sono 3)
  14. Joining the Gang, Part 4 (ギャング入門 その④ Gyangu Nyūmon Sono 4)
  15. Joining the Gang, Part 5 (ギャング入門 その⑤ Gyangu Nyūmon Sono 5)
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Volume 2 (31)
Vento Aureo Volume 2
Link to this section
Release Date
ISBN
Japan March 18, 2005[31]
Japan September 7, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. Joining the Gang, Part 6 (ギャング入門 その⑥ Gyangu Nyūmon Sono 6)
  2. 5 Plus 1 (5(ファイブ)プラス1(ワン) Faibu Purasu Wan)
  3. Find Polpo's Fortune! (ポルポの遺産を狙え! Porupo no Isan o Nerae!)
  4. The Mystery of Soft Machine, Part 1 (ソフト・マシーンの謎 その① Sofuto Mashīn no Nazo Sono 1)
  5. The Mystery of Soft Machine, Part 2 (ソフト・マシーンの謎 その② Sofuto Mashīn no Nazo Sono 2)
  6. Moody Blues Strikes Back, Part 1 (ムーディー・ブルースの逆襲 その① Mūdī Burūsu no Gyakushū Sono 1)
  7. Moody Blues Strikes Back, Part 2 (ムーディー・ブルースの逆襲 その② Mūdī Burūsu no Gyakushū Sono 2)
  8. Sex Pistols Appears, Part 1 (セックス・ピストルズ登場 その① Sekkusu Pisutoruzu Tōjō Sono 1)
  9. Sex Pistols Appears, Part 2 (セックス・ピストルズ登場 その② Sekkusu Pisutoruzu Tōjō Sono 2)
  10. Sex Pistols Appears, Part 3 (セックス・ピストルズ登場 その③ Sekkusu Pisutoruzu Tōjō Sono 3)
  11. Sex Pistols Appears, Part 4 (セックス・ピストルズ登場 その④ Sekkusu Pisutoruzu Tōjō Sono 4)
  12. Sex Pistols Appears, Part 5 (セックス・ピストルズ登場 その⑤ Sekkusu Pisutoruzu Tōjō Sono 5)
  13. Sex Pistols Appears, Part 6 (セックス・ピストルズ登場 その⑥ Sekkusu Pisutoruzu Tōjō Sono 6)
  14. The Hidden Six-Hundred Million Yen Stash (6億円の隠し場所 6-oku En no Kakushi Basho)
  15. Capo Bucciarati; The First Order from the Boss (ブチャラティ幹部;ボスからの第一指令 Bucharati Kanbu; Bosu kara no Dai Ichi Shirei)
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Volume 3 (32)
Vento Aureo Volume 3
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Japan May 18, 2005[32]
Japan September 7, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. Narancia's Aerosmith, Part 1 (ナランチャのエアロスミス その① Narancha no Earosumisu Sono 1)
  2. Narancia's Aerosmith, Part 2 (ナランチャのエアロスミス その② Narancha no Earosumisu Sono 2)
  3. Narancia's Aerosmith, Part 3 (ナランチャのエアロスミス その③ Narancha no Earosumisu Sono 3)
  4. Narancia's Aerosmith, Part 4 (ナランチャのエアロスミス その④ Narancha no Earosumisu Sono 4)
  5. Narancia's Aerosmith, Part 5 (ナランチャのエアロスミス その⑤ Narancha no Earosumisu Sono 5)
  6. Narancia's Aerosmith, Part 6 (ナランチャのエアロスミス その⑥ Narancha no Earosumisu Sono 6)
  7. Narancia's Aerosmith, Part 7 (ナランチャのエアロスミス その⑦ Narancha no Earosumisu Sono 7)
  8. Narancia's Aerosmith, Part 8 (ナランチャのエアロスミス その⑧ Narancha no Earosumisu Sono 8)
  9. The Second Order from the Boss: "Retrieve the Key!" (ボスからの第二指令;「(キー)をゲットせよ!」 Bosu kara no Dai Ni Shirei: "Kī o Getto seyo!")
  10. Man in the Mirror and Purple Haze, Part 1 (マン・イン・ザ・ミラーとパープル・ヘイズ その① Man in za Mirā to Pāpuru Heizu Sono 1)
  11. Man in the Mirror and Purple Haze, Part 2 (マン・イン・ザ・ミラーとパープル・ヘイズ その② Man in za Mirā to Pāpuru Heizu Sono 2)
  12. Man in the Mirror and Purple Haze, Part 3 (マン・イン・ザ・ミラーとパープル・ヘイズ その③ Man in za Mirā to Pāpuru Heizu Sono 3)
  13. Man in the Mirror and Purple Haze, Part 4 (マン・イン・ザ・ミラーとパープル・ヘイズ その④ Man in za Mirā to Pāpuru Heizu Sono 4)
  14. Man in the Mirror and Purple Haze, Part 5 (マン・イン・ザ・ミラーとパープル・ヘイズ その⑤ Man in za Mirā to Pāpuru Heizu Sono 5)
  15. Man in the Mirror and Purple Haze, Part 6 (マン・イン・ザ・ミラーとパープル・ヘイズ その⑥ Man in za Mirā to Pāpuru Heizu Sono 6)
  16. Man in the Mirror and Purple Haze, Part 7 (マン・イン・ザ・ミラーとパープル・ヘイズ その⑦ Man in za Mirā to Pāpuru Heizu Sono 7)
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Volume 4 (33)
Vento Aureo Volume 4
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Japan May 18, 2005[33]
Japan September 7, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. Express Train to Florence, Part 1 (フィレンツェ行き超特急 その① Firentse Iki Chōtokkyū Sono 1)
  2. Express Train to Florence, Part 2 (フィレンツェ行き超特急 その② Firentse Iki Chōtokkyū Sono 2)
  3. The Grateful Dead, Part 1 (偉大なる死(ザ・グレイトフル・デッド) その① Za Gureitofuru Deddo Sono 1)
  4. The Grateful Dead, Part 2 (偉大なる死(ザ・グレイトフル・デッド) その② Za Gureitofuru Deddo Sono 2)
  5. The Grateful Dead, Part 3 (偉大なる死(ザ・グレイトフル・デッド) その③ Za Gureitofuru Deddo Sono 3)
  6. The Grateful Dead, Part 4 (偉大なる死(ザ・グレイトフル・デッド) その④ Za Gureitofuru Deddo Sono 4)
  7. The Grateful Dead, Part 5 (偉大なる死(ザ・グレイトフル・デッド) その⑤ Za Gureitofuru Deddo Sono 5)
  8. The Grateful Dead, Part 6 (偉大なる死(ザ・グレイトフル・デッド) その⑥ Za Gureitofuru Deddo Sono 6)
  9. The Grateful Dead, Part 7 (偉大なる死(ザ・グレイトフル・デッド) その⑦ Za Gureitofuru Deddo Sono 7)
  10. The Grateful Dead, Part 8 (偉大なる死(ザ・グレイトフル・デッド) その⑧ Za Gureitofuru Deddo Sono 8)
  11. The Grateful Dead, Part 9 (偉大なる死(ザ・グレイトフル・デッド) その⑨ Za Gureitofuru Deddo Sono 9)
  12. The Grateful Dead, Part 10 (偉大なる死(ザ・グレイトフル・デッド) その⑩ Za Gureitofuru Deddo Sono 10)
  13. The Grateful Dead, Part 11 (偉大なる死(ザ・グレイトフル・デッド) その⑪ Za Gureitofuru Deddo Sono 11)
  14. The Grateful Dead, Part 12 (偉大なる死(ザ・グレイトフル・デッド) その⑫ Za Gureitofuru Deddo Sono 12)
  15. Baby Face, Part 1 (ベイビィ・フェイス その① Beibī Feisu Sono 1)
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Volume 5 (34)
Vento Aureo Volume 5
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Japan June 17, 2005[34]
Japan September 7, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. Baby Face, Part 2 (ベイビィ・フェイス その② Beibī Feisu Sono 2)
  2. Baby Face, Part 3 (ベイビィ・フェイス その③ Beibī Feisu Sono 3)
  3. Baby Face, Part 4 (ベイビィ・フェイス その④ Beibī Feisu Sono 4)
  4. Baby Face, Part 5 (ベイビィ・フェイス その⑤ Beibī Feisu Sono 5)
  5. Baby Face, Part 6 (ベイビィ・フェイス その⑥ Beibī Feisu Sono 6)
  6. Baby Face, Part 7 (ベイビィ・フェイス その⑦ Beibī Feisu Sono 7)
  7. Head to Venice! (ヴェネツィアに向かえ! Venetsia ni Mukae!)
  8. Venice's Santa Lucia Station - Get the "OA-Disc"! (ヴェネツィア・サンタ・ルチア駅『OA-DISC(ディスク)』をゲットせよ! Venetsia Santa Ruchia Eki "Ō Ē Disuku" o Getto seyo!)
  9. White Album, Part 1 (ホワイト・アルバム その① Howaito Arubamu Sono 1)
  10. White Album, Part 2 (ホワイト・アルバム その② Howaito Arubamu Sono 2)
  11. White Album, Part 3 (ホワイト・アルバム その③ Howaito Arubamu Sono 3)
  12. White Album, Part 4 (ホワイト・アルバム その④ Howaito Arubamu Sono 4)
  13. White Album, Part 5 (ホワイト・アルバム その⑤ Howaito Arubamu Sono 5)
  14. White Album, Part 6 (ホワイト・アルバム その⑥ Howaito Arubamu Sono 6)
  15. White Album, Part 7 (ホワイト・アルバム その⑦ Howaito Arubamu Sono 7)
  16. The Boss's Last Orders (ボスよりの最終指令 Bosu yori no Saishū Shirei)
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Volume 6 (35)
Vento Aureo Volume 6
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Japan June 17, 2005[35]
Japan September 7, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. Bruno Bucciarati's Childhood (ブローノ・ブチャラティ その少年時代 Burōno Bucharati Sono Shōnen Jidai)
  2. The Mystery of King Crimson, Part 1 (キング・クリムゾンの謎 その① Kingu Kurimuzon no Nazo Sono 1)
  3. The Mystery of King Crimson, Part 2 (キング・クリムゾンの謎 その② Kingu Kurimuzon no Nazo Sono 2)
  4. The Mystery of King Crimson, Part 3 (キング・クリムゾンの謎 その③ Kingu Kurimuzon no Nazo Sono 3)
  5. The Mystery of King Crimson, Part 4 (キング・クリムゾンの謎 その④ Kingu Kurimuzon no Nazo Sono 4)
  6. The Mystery of King Crimson, Part 5 (キング・クリムゾンの謎 その⑤ Kingu Kurimuzon no Nazo Sono 5)
  7. The Mystery of King Crimson, Part 6 (キング・クリムゾンの謎 その⑥ Kingu Kurimuzon no Nazo Sono 6)
  8. The "G" in Guts (ガッツの「G」 Gattsu no 'Jī')
  9. Clash and Talking Head, Part 1 (クラッシュとトーキング・ヘッド その① Kurasshu to Tōkingu Heddo Sono 1)
  10. Clash and Talking Head, Part 2 (クラッシュとトーキング・ヘッド その② Kurasshu to Tōkingu Heddo Sono 2)
  11. Clash and Talking Head, Part 3 (クラッシュとトーキング・ヘッド その③ Kurasshu to Tōkingu Heddo Sono 3)
  12. Clash and Talking Head, Part 4 (クラッシュとトーキング・ヘッド その④ Kurasshu to Tōkingu Heddo Sono 4)
  13. Clash and Talking Head, Part 5 (クラッシュとトーキング・ヘッド その⑤ Kurasshu to Tōkingu Heddo Sono 5)
  14. Clash and Talking Head, Part 6 (クラッシュとトーキング・ヘッド その⑥ Kurasshu to Tōkingu Heddo Sono 6)
  15. Clash and Talking Head, Part 7 (クラッシュとトーキング・ヘッド その⑦ Kurasshu to Tōkingu Heddo Sono 7)
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Volume 7 (36)
Vento Aureo Volume 7
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Japan July 15, 2005[36]
Japan September 7, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. No Flightcode! Headed for Sardinia (フライト・コードなし!サルディニアへ向かえ Furaito Kōdo Nashi! Sarudinia e Mukae)
  2. Notorious B.I.G, Part 1 (ノトーリアス・B・I・G(ビッグ) その① Notōriasu Biggu Sono 1)
  3. Notorious B.I.G, Part 2 (ノトーリアス・B・I・G(ビッグ) その② Notōriasu Biggu Sono 2)
  4. Notorious B.I.G, Part 3 (ノトーリアス・B・I・G(ビッグ) その③ Notōriasu Biggu Sono 3)
  5. Notorious B.I.G, Part 4 (ノトーリアス・B・I・G(ビッグ) その④ Notōriasu Biggu Sono 4)
  6. Notorious B.I.G, Part 5 (ノトーリアス・B・I・G(ビッグ) その⑤ Notōriasu Biggu Sono 5)
  7. Notorious B.I.G, Part 6 (ノトーリアス・B・I・G(ビッグ) その⑥ Notōriasu Biggu Sono 6)
  8. Spice Girl, Part 1 (スパイス・ガール その① Supaisu Gāru Sono 1)
  9. Spice Girl, Part 2 (スパイス・ガール その② Supaisu Gāru Sono 2)
  10. Storm Warning in Sardinia Island! (サルディニア島嵐警報! Sarudinia-tō Arashi Keihō!)
  11. My Name Is Doppio, Part 1 (ぼくの名はドッピオ その① Boku no Na wa Doppio Sono 1)
  12. My Name Is Doppio, Part 2 (ぼくの名はドッピオ その② Boku no Na wa Doppio Sono 2)
  13. King Crimson vs. Metallica, Part 1 (キング・クリムゾンv.s.(バーサス)メタリカ その① Kingu Kurimuzon bāsasu Metarika Sono 1)
  14. King Crimson vs. Metallica, Part 2 (キング・クリムゾンv.s.(バーサス)メタリカ その② Kingu Kurimuzon bāsasu Metarika Sono 2)
  15. King Crimson vs. Metallica, Part 3 (キング・クリムゾンv.s.(バーサス)メタリカ その③ Kingu Kurimuzon bāsasu Metarika Sono 3)
  16. King Crimson vs. Metallica, Part 4 (キング・クリムゾンv.s.(バーサス)メタリカ その④ Kingu Kurimuzon bāsasu Metarika Sono 4)
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Volume 8 (37)
Vento Aureo Volume 8
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Japan July 15, 2005[37]
Japan September 7, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. King Crimson vs. Metallica, Part 5 (キング・クリムゾンv.s.(バーサス)メタリカ その⑤ Kingu Kurimuzon bāsasu Metarika Sono 5)
  2. King Crimson vs. Metallica, Part 6 (キング・クリムゾンv.s.(バーサス)メタリカ その⑥ Kingu Kurimuzon bāsasu Metarika Sono 6)
  3. Beneath a Sky on the Verge of Falling (今にも落ちて来そうな空の下で Ima ni mo Ochite Kisō na Sora no Shita de)
  4. Pronto! On the Line, Part 1 (プロント(もしもし)!通話中 その① Moshimoshi! Tsūwachū Sono 1)
  5. Pronto! On the Line, Part 2 (プロント(もしもし)!通話中 その② Moshimoshi! Tsūwachū Sono 2)
  6. Destination: Rome! The Colosseum (目的地はローマ!コロッセオ Mokutekichi wa Rōma! Korosseo)
  7. "Green Day" and "Oasis", Part 1 (『グリーン・ディ』と『オアシス』 その① "Gurīn Dei" to "Oashisu" Sono 1)
  8. "Green Day" and "Oasis", Part 2 (『グリーン・ディ』と『オアシス』 その② "Gurīn Dei" to "Oashisu" Sono 2)
  9. "Green Day" and "Oasis", Part 3 (『グリーン・ディ』と『オアシス』 その③ "Gurīn Dei" to "Oashisu" Sono 3)
  10. "Green Day" and "Oasis", Part 4 (『グリーン・ディ』と『オアシス』 その④ "Gurīn Dei" to "Oashisu" Sono 4)
  11. "Green Day" and "Oasis", Part 5 (『グリーン・ディ』と『オアシス』 その⑤ "Gurīn Dei" to "Oashisu" Sono 5)
  12. "Green Day" and "Oasis", Part 6 (『グリーン・ディ』と『オアシス』 その⑥ "Gurīn Dei" to "Oashisu" Sono 6)
  13. "Green Day" and "Oasis", Part 7 (『グリーン・ディ』と『オアシス』 その⑦ "Gurīn Dei" to "Oashisu" Sono 7)
  14. "Green Day" and "Oasis", Part 8 (『グリーン・ディ』と『オアシス』 その⑧ "Gurīn Dei" to "Oashisu" Sono 8)
  15. "Green Day" and "Oasis", Part 9 (『グリーン・ディ』と『オアシス』 その⑨ "Gurīn Dei" to "Oashisu" Sono 9)
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Volume 9 (38)
Vento Aureo Volume 9
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Japan August 10, 2005[38]
Japan September 7, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. "Green Day" and "Oasis", Part 10 (『グリーン・ディ』と『オアシス』 その⑩ "Gurīn Dei" to "Oashisu" Sono 10)
  2. "Green Day" and "Oasis", Part 11 (『グリーン・ディ』と『オアシス』 その⑪ "Gurīn Dei" to "Oashisu" Sono 11)
  3. "Green Day" and "Oasis", Part 12 (『グリーン・ディ』と『オアシス』 その⑫ "Gurīn Dei" to "Oashisu" Sono 12)
  4. "Green Day" and "Oasis", Part 13 (『グリーン・ディ』と『オアシス』 その⑬ "Gurīn Dei" to "Oashisu" Sono 13)
  5. "Green Day" and "Oasis", Part 14 (『グリーン・ディ』と『オアシス』 その⑭ "Gurīn Dei" to "Oashisu" Sono 14)
  6. His Name Is Diavolo, Part 1 (そいつの名はディアボロ その① Soitsu no Na wa Diaboro Sono 1)
  7. A Little Story From the Past (ほんの少し昔の物語 Honno Sukoshi Mukashi no Monogatari)
  8. His Name Is Diavolo, Part 2 (そいつの名はディアボロ その② Soitsu no Na wa Diaboro Sono 2)
  9. What Lies Beyond the Arrow (「矢」のさらに先に存在(ある)もの 'Ya' no Sara ni Saki ni Aru Mono)
  10. The Requiem Quietly Plays, Part 1 (鎮魂歌(レクイエム)は静かに奏でられる その① Rekuiemu wa Shizuka ni Kanaderareru Sono 1)
  11. The Requiem Quietly Plays, Part 2 (鎮魂歌(レクイエム)は静かに奏でられる その② Rekuiemu wa Shizuka ni Kanaderareru Sono 2)
  12. The Requiem Quietly Plays, Part 3 (鎮魂歌(レクイエム)は静かに奏でられる その③ Rekuiemu wa Shizuka ni Kanaderareru Sono 3)
  13. The Requiem Quietly Plays, Part 4 (鎮魂歌(レクイエム)は静かに奏でられる その④ Rekuiemu wa Shizuka ni Kanaderareru Sono 4)
  14. The Requiem Quietly Plays, Part 5 (鎮魂歌(レクイエム)は静かに奏でられる その⑤ Rekuiemu wa Shizuka ni Kanaderareru Sono 5)
  15. The Requiem Quietly Plays, Part 6 (鎮魂歌(レクイエム)は静かに奏でられる その⑥ Rekuiemu wa Shizuka ni Kanaderareru Sono 6)
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Volume 10 (39)
Vento Aureo Volume 10
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Japan August 10, 2005[39]
Japan September 7, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. The Requiem Quietly Plays, Part 7 (鎮魂歌(レクイエム)は静かに奏でられる その⑦ Rekuiemu wa Shizuka ni Kanaderareru Sono 7)
  2. The Requiem Quietly Plays, Part 8 (鎮魂歌(レクイエム)は静かに奏でられる その⑧ Rekuiemu wa Shizuka ni Kanaderareru Sono 8)
  3. Diavolo Surfaces, Part 1 (ディアボロ浮上 その① Diaboro Fujō Sono 1)
  4. Diavolo Surfaces, Part 2 (ディアボロ浮上 その② Diaboro Fujō Sono 2)
  5. Diavolo Surfaces, Part 3 (ディアボロ浮上 その③ Diaboro Fujō Sono 3)
  6. Diavolo Surfaces, Part 4 (ディアボロ浮上 その④ Diaboro Fujō Sono 4)
  7. Diavolo Surfaces, Part 5 (ディアボロ浮上 その⑤ Diaboro Fujō Sono 5)
  8. King of Kings (王の中の王 Kingu obu Kingusu)
  9. Gold Experience Requiem, Part 1 (ゴールド・E(エクスペリエンス)・レクイエム その① Gōrudo Ekusuperiensu Rekuiemu Sono 1)
  10. Gold Experience Requiem, Part 2 (ゴールド・E(エクスペリエンス)・レクイエム その② Gōrudo Ekusuperiensu Rekuiemu Sono 2)
  11. Gold Experience Requiem, Part 3 (ゴールド・E(エクスペリエンス)・レクイエム その③ Gōrudo Ekusuperiensu Rekuiemu Sono 3)
  12. Gold Experience Requiem, Part 4 (ゴールド・E(エクスペリエンス)・レクイエム その④ Gōrudo Ekusuperiensu Rekuiemu Sono 4)
  13. Epilogue: "Sleeping Slaves" (エピローグ『眠れる奴隷』 Epirōgu "Nemureru Dorei")
  14. Sleeping Slaves, Part 2 (眠れる奴隷 その② Nemureru Dorei Sono 2)
  15. Sleeping Slaves, Part 3 (眠れる奴隷 その③ Nemureru Dorei Sono 3)
  16. Sleeping Slaves, Part 4 (眠れる奴隷 その④ Nemureru Dorei Sono 4)
  17. Sleeping Slaves, Part 5 (眠れる奴隷 その⑤ Nemureru Dorei Sono 5)
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Volume 1 (40)
Stone Ocean Volume 1
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Japan April 18, 2008[40]
Japan September 14, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. Stone Ocean, Part 1 (石作りの海(ストーンオーシャン) その① Sutōn Ōshan Sono 1)
  2. Stone Ocean, Part 2 (石作りの海(ストーンオーシャン) その② Sutōn Ōshan Sono 2)
  3. Stone Ocean, Part 3 (石作りの海(ストーンオーシャン) その③ Sutōn Ōshan Sono 3)
  4. Prisoner FE40536: Jolyne Cujoh, Part 1 (囚人番号FE40536空条徐倫 その① Shūjin Bangō Efu Ī 40536 Kūjō Jorīn Sono 1)
  5. Prisoner FE40536: Jolyne Cujoh, Part 2 (囚人番号FE40536空条徐倫 その② Shūjin Bangō Efu Ī 40536 Kūjō Jorīn Sono 2)
  6. Prisoner FE40536: Jolyne Cujoh, Part 3 (囚人番号FE40536空条徐倫 その③ Shūjin Bangō Efu Ī 40536 Kūjō Jorīn Sono 3)
  7. Goo Goo Dolls (グーグー・ドールズ Gū Gū Dōruzu)
  8. Stone Free, Part 1 (ストーン・フリー その① Sutōn Furī Sono 1)
  9. Stone Free, Part 2 (ストーン・フリー その② Sutōn Furī Sono 2)
  10. Green Dolphin Street Prison (グリーン・ドルフィン・ストリート刑務所 Gurīn Dorufin Sutorīto Keimusho)
  11. The Visitor, Part 1 (面会人 その① Menkainin Sono 1)
  12. The Visitor, Part 2 (面会人 その② Menkainin Sono 2)
  13. The Visitor, Part 3 (面会人 その③ Menkainin Sono 3)
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Volume 2 (41)
Stone Ocean Volume 2
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Japan May 16, 2008[41]
Japan September 14, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. The Visitor, Part 4 (面会人 その④ Menkainin Sono 4)
  2. The Visitor, Part 5 (面会人 その⑤ Menkainin Sono 5)
  3. The Visitor, Part 6 (面会人 その⑥ Menkainin Sono 6)
  4. The Visitor, Part 7 (面会人 その⑦ Menkainin Sono 7)
  5. The Visitor, Part 8 (面会人 その⑧ Menkainin Sono 8)
  6. The Visitor, Part 9 (面会人 その⑨ Menkainin Sono 9)
  7. Prisoner of Love (プリズナー・オブ・ラヴ Purizunā obu Ravu)
  8. Ermes's Sticker, Part 1 (エルメェスのシール その① Erumesu no Shīru Sono 1)
  9. Ermes's Sticker, Part 2 (エルメェスのシール その② Erumesu no Shīru Sono 2)
  10. Ermes's Sticker, Part 3 (エルメェスのシール その③ Erumesu no Shīru Sono 3)
  11. Ermes's Sticker, Part 4 (エルメェスのシール その④ Erumesu no Shīru Sono 4)
  12. Ermes's Sticker, Part 5 (エルメェスのシール その⑤ Erumesu no Shīru Sono 5)
  13. There's Six of Us!, Part 1 (6人いる! その① 6-nin Iru! Sono 1)
  14. There's Six of Us!, Part 2 (6人いる! その② 6-nin Iru! Sono 2)
  15. There's Six of Us!, Part 3 (6人いる! その③ 6-nin Iru! Sono 3)
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Volume 3 (42)
Stone Ocean Volume 3
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Japan June 18, 2008[42]
Japan September 14, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. There's Six of Us!, Part 4 (6人いる! その④ 6-nin Iru! Sono 4)
  2. There's Six of Us!, Part 5 (6人いる! その⑤ 6-nin Iru! Sono 5)
  3. Foo Fighters, Part 1 (フー・ファイターズ その① Fū Faitāzu Sono 1)
  4. Foo Fighters, Part 2 (フー・ファイターズ その② Fū Faitāzu Sono 2)
  5. Foo Fighters, Part 3 (フー・ファイターズ その③ Fū Faitāzu Sono 3)
  6. Marilyn Manson, the Debt Collector, Part 1 (取り立て人マリリン・マンソン その① Toritatenin Maririn Manson Sono 1)
  7. Marilyn Manson, the Debt Collector, Part 2 (取り立て人マリリン・マンソン その② Toritatenin Maririn Manson Sono 2)
  8. Marilyn Manson, the Debt Collector, Part 3 (取り立て人マリリン・マンソン その③ Toritatenin Maririn Manson Sono 3)
  9. Marilyn Manson, the Debt Collector, Part 4 (取り立て人マリリン・マンソン その④ Toritatenin Maririn Manson Sono 4)
  10. Marilyn Manson, the Debt Collector, Part 5 (取り立て人マリリン・マンソン その⑤ Toritatenin Maririn Manson Sono 5)
  11. Marilyn Manson, the Debt Collector, Part 6 (取り立て人マリリン・マンソン その⑥ Toritatenin Maririn Manson Sono 6)
  12. Operation Savage Garden (Head to the Courtyard!), Part 1 (サヴェジ・ガーデン作戦(中庭へ向かえ!) その① Saveji Gāden Sakusen (Nakaniwa e Mukae!) Sono 1)
  13. Operation Savage Garden, Part 2 (サヴェジ・ガーデン作戦 その② Saveji Gāden Sakusen Sono 2)
  14. Operation Savage Garden, Part 3 (サヴェジ・ガーデン作戦 その③ Saveji Gāden Sakusen Sono 3)
  15. Operation Savage Garden, Part 4 (サヴェジ・ガーデン作戦 その④ Saveji Gāden Sakusen Sono 4)
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Volume 4 (43)
Stone Ocean Volume 4
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Japan July 18, 2008[43]
Japan September 14, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. Operation Savage Garden, Part 5 (サヴェジ・ガーデン作戦 その⑤ Saveji Gāden Sakusen Sono 5)
  2. Operation Savage Garden, Part 6 (サヴェジ・ガーデン作戦 その⑥ Saveji Gāden Sakusen Sono 6)
  3. Operation Savage Garden, Part 7 (サヴェジ・ガーデン作戦 その⑦ Saveji Gāden Sakusen Sono 7)
  4. Operation Savage Garden, Part 8 (サヴェジ・ガーデン作戦 その⑧ Saveji Gāden Sakusen Sono 8)
  5. Torrential Downpour Warning, Part 1 (集中豪雨警報発令 その① Shūchū Gōu Keihō Hatsurei Sono 1)
  6. Torrential Downpour Warning, Part 2 (集中豪雨警報発令 その② Shūchū Gōu Keihō Hatsurei Sono 2)
  7. Torrential Downpour Warning, Part 3 (集中豪雨警報発令 その③ Shūchū Gōu Keihō Hatsurei Sono 3)
  8. Kiss of Love and Revenge, Part 1 (愛と復讐のキッス その① Ai to Fukushū no Kissu Sono 1)
  9. Kiss of Love and Revenge, Part 2 (愛と復讐のキッス その② Ai to Fukushū no Kissu Sono 2)
  10. Kiss of Love and Revenge, Part 3 (愛と復讐のキッス その③ Ai to Fukushū no Kissu Sono 3)
  11. Kiss of Love and Revenge, Part 4 (愛と復讐のキッス その④ Ai to Fukushū no Kissu Sono 4)
  12. Kiss of Love and Revenge, Part 5 (愛と復讐のキッス その⑤ Ai to Fukushū no Kissu Sono 5)
  13. Kiss of Love and Revenge, Part 6 (愛と復讐のキッス その⑥ Ai to Fukushū no Kissu Sono 6)
  14. Kiss of Love and Revenge, Part 7 (愛と復讐のキッス その⑦ Ai to Fukushū no Kissu Sono 7)
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Volume 5 (44)
Stone Ocean Volume 5
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Japan August 8, 2008[44]
Japan September 14, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. Ultra Security House Unit (ウルトラセキュリティ懲罰房 Urutora Sekyuriti Chōbatsubō)
  2. His Name Is Anasui (その名はアナスイ Sono Na wa Anasui)
  3. The Secret of Guard Westwood, Part 1 (看守ウエストウッドの秘密 その① Kanshu Uesutouddo no Himitsu Sono 1)
  4. The Secret of Guard Westwood, Part 2 (看守ウエストウッドの秘密 その② Kanshu Uesutouddo no Himitsu Sono 2)
  5. The Secret of Guard Westwood, Part 3 (看守ウエストウッドの秘密 その③ Kanshu Uesutouddo no Himitsu Sono 3)
  6. The Secret of Guard Westwood, Part 4 (看守ウエストウッドの秘密 その④ Kanshu Uesutouddo no Himitsu Sono 4)
  7. The Secret of Guard Westwood, Part 5 (看守ウエストウッドの秘密 その⑤ Kanshu Uesutouddo no Himitsu Sono 5)
  8. The Secret of Guard Westwood, Part 6 (看守ウエストウッドの秘密 その⑥ Kanshu Uesutouddo no Himitsu Sono 6)
  9. The Secret of Guard Westwood, Part 7 (看守ウエストウッドの秘密 その⑦ Kanshu Uesutouddo no Himitsu Sono 7)
  10. Enter the Dragon's Dream, Part 1 (燃えよ龍の夢(ドラゴンズ・ドリーム) その① Moe yo Doragonzu Dorīmu Sono 1)
  11. Enter the Dragon's Dream, Part 2 (燃えよ龍の夢(ドラゴンズ・ドリーム) その② Moe yo Doragonzu Dorīmu Sono 2)
  12. Enter the Dragon's Dream, Part 3 (燃えよ龍の夢(ドラゴンズ・ドリーム) その③ Moe yo Doragonzu Dorīmu Sono 3)
  13. Enter the Dragon's Dream, Part 4 (燃えよ龍の夢(ドラゴンズ・ドリーム) その④ Moe yo Doragonzu Dorīmu Sono 4)
  14. Enter the Dragon's Dream, Part 5 (燃えよ龍の夢(ドラゴンズ・ドリーム) その⑤ Moe yo Doragonzu Dorīmu Sono 5)
  15. Enter the Foo Fighters (燃えよフー・ファイターズ Moe yo Fū Faitāzu)
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Volume 6 (45)
Stone Ocean Volume 6
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Japan September 18, 2008[45]
Japan September 14, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. Enter the Dragon's Dream, Part 6 (燃えよ龍の夢(ドラゴンズ・ドリーム) その⑥ Moe yo Doragonzu Dorīmu Sono 6)
  2. Enter the Dragon's Dream, Part 7 (燃えよ龍の夢(ドラゴンズ・ドリーム) その⑦ Moe yo Doragonzu Dorīmu Sono 7)
  3. Father: Jotaro Kujo, Daughter: Jolyne Cujoh (父・空条承太郎 娘・空条徐倫 Chichi: Kūjō Jōtarō Musume: Kūjō Jorīn)
  4. Birth of the "Green", Part 1 (『緑色』の誕生 その① "Midoriiro" no Tanjō Sono 1)
  5. Birth of the "Green", Part 2 (『緑色』の誕生 その② "Midoriiro" no Tanjō Sono 2)
  6. Yo-Yo Ma Is Coming!, Part 1 (ヨーヨーマッが来る! その① Yō Yō Ma ga Kuru! Sono 1)
  7. Yo-Yo Ma Is Coming!, Part 2 (ヨーヨーマッが来る! その② Yō Yō Ma ga Kuru! Sono 2)
  8. Yo-Yo Ma Is Coming!, Part 3 (ヨーヨーマッが来る! その③ Yō Yō Ma ga Kuru! Sono 3)
  9. Yo-Yo Ma Is Coming!, Part 4 (ヨーヨーマッが来る! その④ Yō Yō Ma ga Kuru! Sono 4)
  10. Yo-Yo Ma Is Coming!, Part 5 (ヨーヨーマッが来る! その⑤ Yō Yō Ma ga Kuru! Sono 5)
  11. F.F. - The Witness, Part 1 (F・F-目撃者 その① Efu Efu - Mokugekisha Sono 1)
  12. F.F. - The Witness, Part 2 (F・F-目撃者 その② Efu Efu - Mokugekisha Sono 2)
  13. Awaken, Part 1 (AWAKEN(アウェイクン)-目醒め その① Aweikun - Mezame Sono 1)
  14. Awaken, Part 2 (AWAKEN(アウェイクン)-目醒め その② Aweikun - Mezame Sono 2)
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Volume 7 (46)
Stone Ocean Volume 7
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Japan October 17, 2008[46]
Japan September 14, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. Awaken, Part 3 (AWAKEN(アウェイクン)-目醒め その③ Aweikun - Mezame Sono 3)
  2. Awaken, Part 4 (AWAKEN(アウェイクン)-目醒め その④ Aweikun - Mezame Sono 4)
  3. Whitesnake - The Pursuer, Part 1 (ホワイトスネイク-追跡者 その① Howaitosuneiku - Tsuisekisha Sono 1)
  4. Whitesnake - The Pursuer, Part 2 (ホワイトスネイク-追跡者 その② Howaitosuneiku - Tsuisekisha Sono 2)
  5. Whitesnake - The Pursuer, Part 3 (ホワイトスネイク-追跡者 その③ Howaitosuneiku - Tsuisekisha Sono 3)
  6. Whitesnake - The Pursuer, Part 4 (ホワイトスネイク-追跡者 その④ Howaitosuneiku - Tsuisekisha Sono 4)
  7. Whitesnake - The Pursuer, Part 5 (ホワイトスネイク-追跡者 その⑤ Howaitosuneiku - Tsuisekisha Sono 5)
  8. Time for Heaven (天国の時 Tengoku no Toki)
  9. New Moon! New Priest (新月の時! (ニュー)神父 Shingetsu no Toki! Nyū Shinpu)
  10. Jail House Lock!, Part 1 (JAIL(ジェイル) HOUSE(ハウス) LOCK(ロック)! その① Jeiru Hausu Rokku! Sono 1)
  11. Jail House Lock!, Part 2 (JAIL(ジェイル) HOUSE(ハウス) LOCK(ロック)! その② Jeiru Hausu Rokku! Sono 2)
  12. Jail House Lock!, Part 3 (JAIL(ジェイル) HOUSE(ハウス) LOCK(ロック)! その③ Jeiru Hausu Rokku! Sono 3)
  13. Jail House Lock!, Part 4 (JAIL(ジェイル) HOUSE(ハウス) LOCK(ロック)! その④ Jeiru Hausu Rokku! Sono 4)
  14. Jail House Lock!, Part 5 (JAIL(ジェイル) HOUSE(ハウス) LOCK(ロック)! その⑤ Jeiru Hausu Rokku! Sono 5)
  15. Jail House Lock!, Part 6 (JAIL(ジェイル) HOUSE(ハウス) LOCK(ロック)! その⑥ Jeiru Hausu Rokku! Sono 6)
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Volume 8 (47)
Stone Ocean Volume 8
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Japan November 18, 2008[47]
Japan September 14, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. Jailbreak... (脱獄へ… Datsugoku e...)
  2. Three Men in the Hospital (病院に運ばれた3人の男 Byōin ni Hakobareta 3-nin no Otoko)
  3. Bohemian Rhapsody, Part 1 (自由人の狂想曲(ボヘミアン・ラプソディー) その① Bohemian Rapusodī Sono 1)
  4. Bohemian Rhapsody, Part 2 (自由人の狂想曲(ボヘミアン・ラプソディー) その② Bohemian Rapusodī Sono 2)
  5. Bohemian Rhapsody, Part 3 (自由人の狂想曲(ボヘミアン・ラプソディー) その③ Bohemian Rapusodī Sono 3)
  6. Bohemian Rhapsody, Part 4 (自由人の狂想曲(ボヘミアン・ラプソディー) その④ Bohemian Rapusodī Sono 4)
  7. Bohemian Rhapsody, Part 5 (自由人の狂想曲(ボヘミアン・ラプソディー) その⑤ Bohemian Rapusodī Sono 5)
  8. Bohemian Rhapsody, Part 6 (自由人の狂想曲(ボヘミアン・ラプソディー) その⑥ Bohemian Rapusodī Sono 6)
  9. Bohemian Rhapsody, Part 7 (自由人の狂想曲(ボヘミアン・ラプソディー) その⑦ Bohemian Rapusodī Sono 7)
  10. Long Time No See, Romeo (ひさしぶりねロメオ Hisashiburi ne Romeo)
  11. Sky High, Part 1 (スカイ・ハイ その① Sukai Hai Sono 1)
  12. Sky High, Part 2 (スカイ・ハイ その② Sukai Hai Sono 2)
  13. Sky High, Part 3 (スカイ・ハイ その③ Sukai Hai Sono 3)
  14. Sky High, Part 4 (スカイ・ハイ その④ Sukai Hai Sono 4)
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Volume 9 (48)
Stone Ocean Volume 9
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Japan December 12, 2008[48]
Japan September 14, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. Sky High, Part 5 (スカイ・ハイ その⑤ Sukai Hai Sono 5)
  2. Sky High, Part 6 (スカイ・ハイ その⑥ Sukai Hai Sono 6)
  3. Time for Heaven: Three Days Until the New Moon (天国の時 新月まであと3日 Tengoku no Toki Shingetsu made Ato Mikka)
  4. Under World, Part 1 (アンダー・ワールド その① Andā Wārudo Sono 1)
  5. Under World, Part 2 (アンダー・ワールド その② Andā Wārudo Sono 2)
  6. Under World, Part 3 (アンダー・ワールド その③ Andā Wārudo Sono 3)
  7. Under World, Part 4 (アンダー・ワールド その④ Andā Wārudo Sono 4)
  8. Under World, Part 5 (アンダー・ワールド その⑤ Andā Wārudo Sono 5)
  9. Under World, Part 6 (アンダー・ワールド その⑥ Andā Wārudo Sono 6)
  10. Heavy Weather, Part 1 (ヘビー・ウェザー その① Hebī Wezā Sono 1)
  11. Heavy Weather, Part 2 (ヘビー・ウェザー その② Hebī Wezā Sono 2)
  12. Heavy Weather, Part 3 (ヘビー・ウェザー その③ Hebī Wezā Sono 3)
  13. Heavy Weather, Part 4 (ヘビー・ウェザー その④ Hebī Wezā Sono 4)
  14. Heavy Weather, Part 5 (ヘビー・ウェザー その⑤ Hebī Wezā Sono 5)
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Volume 10 (49)
Stone Ocean Volume 10
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Japan January 16, 2009[49]
Japan September 14, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. Heavy Weather, Part 6 (ヘビー・ウェザー その⑥ Hebī Wezā Sono 6)
  2. Heavy Weather, Part 7 (ヘビー・ウェザー その⑦ Hebī Wezā Sono 7)
  3. Heavy Weather, Part 8 (ヘビー・ウェザー その⑧ Hebī Wezā Sono 8)
  4. Heavy Weather, Part 9 (ヘビー・ウェザー その⑨ Hebī Wezā Sono 9)
  5. Heavy Weather, Part 10 (ヘビー・ウェザー その⑩ Hebī Wezā Sono 10)
  6. Heavy Weather, Part 11 (ヘビー・ウェザー その⑪ Hebī Wezā Sono 11)
  7. Heavy Weather, Part 12 (ヘビー・ウェザー その⑫ Hebī Wezā Sono 12)
  8. Heavy Weather, Part 13 (ヘビー・ウェザー その⑬ Hebī Wezā Sono 13)
  9. At Cape Canaveral (ケープ・カナベラルにて Kēpu Kanaberaru nite)
  10. Gravity of the New Moon, Part 1 (新月の重力 その① Shingetsu no Jūryoku Sono 1)
  11. Gravity of the New Moon, Part 2 (新月の重力 その② Shingetsu no Jūryoku Sono 2)
  12. C-Moon, Part 1 (C(シー)-()MOON(ムーン) その① Shī Mūn Sono 1)
  13. C-Moon, Part 2 (C(シー)-()MOON(ムーン) その② Shī Mūn Sono 2)
  14. C-Moon, Part 3 (C(シー)-()MOON(ムーン) その③ Shī Mūn Sono 3)
  15. C-Moon, Part 4 (C(シー)-()MOON(ムーン) その④ Shī Mūn Sono 4)
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Volume 11 (50)
Stone Ocean Volume 11
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ISBN
Japan February 18, 2009[50]
Japan September 14, 2012 (JOJO-D)
Chapter Titles
  1. C-Moon, Part 5 (C(シー)-()MOON(ムーン) その⑤ Shī Mūn Sono 5)
  2. C-Moon, Part 6 (C(シー)-()MOON(ムーン) その⑥ Shī Mūn Sono 6)
  3. C-Moon, Part 7 (C(シー)-()MOON(ムーン) その⑦ Shī Mūn Sono 7)
  4. C-Moon, Part 8 (C(シー)-()MOON(ムーン) その⑧ Shī Mūn Sono 8)
  5. Made in Heaven, Part 1 (メイド・イン・ヘブン その① Meido in Hebun Sono 1)
  6. Made in Heaven, Part 2 (メイド・イン・ヘブン その② Meido in Hebun Sono 2)
  7. Made in Heaven, Part 3 (メイド・イン・ヘブン その③ Meido in Hebun Sono 3)
  8. Made in Heaven, Part 4 (メイド・イン・ヘブン その④ Meido in Hebun Sono 4)
  9. Made in Heaven, Part 5 (メイド・イン・ヘブン その⑤ Meido in Hebun Sono 5)
  10. Made in Heaven, Part 6 (メイド・イン・ヘブン その⑥ Meido in Hebun Sono 6)
  11. Made in Heaven, Part 7 (メイド・イン・ヘブン その⑦ Meido in Hebun Sono 7)
  12. Made in Heaven, Part 8 (メイド・イン・ヘブン その⑧ Meido in Hebun Sono 8)
  13. Made in Heaven, Part 9 (メイド・イン・ヘブン その⑨ Meido in Hebun Sono 9)
  14. What a Wonderful World (ホワット・ア・ワンダフル・ワールド Howatto a Wandafuru Wārudo)
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Volume 1 (51)
Steel Ball Run Volume 1
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Japan February 17, 2017[51]
Chapter Titles
  1. The Steel Ball Run Press Conference (スティール・ボール・ラン 記者会見 Stīru Bōru Ran Kisha Kaiken)
  2. Gyro Zeppeli (ジャイロ・ツェペリ Jairo Tseperi)
  3. Johnny Joestar (ジョニィ・ジョースター Jonī Jōsutā)
  4. September 25, 1890 - 3 Hours to Start (1890年9月25日 スタート3時間前 1890-nen 9-gatsu 25-nichi Sutāto 3-jikan Mae)
  5. First Stage: 15,000 Meters (1st.(ファースト) STAGE(ステージ) 15,000メートル Fāsuto Sutēji 15,000 Mētoru)
  6. The Dried-Up River; Diego Brando (涸れた川;ディエゴ・ブランドー Kareta Kawa; Diego Burandō)
  7. Pocoloco and Sandman (ポコロコとサンドマン Pokoroko to Sandoman)
  8. Crossing the Forest (雑木林越え Zōkibayashi Goe)
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Volume 2 (52)
Steel Ball Run Volume 2
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ISBN
Japan February 17, 2017[52]
Chapter Titles
  1. Long, Long Downhill (長い長い下り坂 Nagai Nagai Kudari-zaka)
  2. The Final Stretch: 2,000 Meters Left (最終直線 残り2,000メートル Saishū Chokusen Nokori 2,000 Mētoru)
  3. The Final Stretch: 1,000 Meters Left (最終直線 残り1,000メートル Saishū Chokusen Nokori 1,000 Mētoru)
  4. First Stage: Disqualified from Victory (1st.(ファースト)STAGE(ステージ) 優勝失格 Fāsuto Stēji Yūshō Shikaku)
  5. The Sheriff's Request to Mountain Tim (保安官 マウンテン・ティムへの依頼 Hoankan Maunten Timu e no Irai)
  6. Across the Arizona Desert: Continuing Along the Shortest Route (アリゾナ砂漠越え 最短ルートを進め Arizona Sabaku Goe Saitan Rūto o Susume)
  7. The Desert Born Outlaws, Part 1 (砂漠で生まれたならず者 その① Sabaku de Umareta Narazumono Sono 1)
  8. The Desert Born Outlaws, Part 2 (砂漠で生まれたならず者 その② Sabaku de Umareta Narazumono Sono 2)
Extra Chapter
  1. ~How the Steel Ball Run Race Got Started~ (~スティール・ボール・ランレース開催のいきさつ~ ~Stīu Bōru Ran Rēsu Kaisai no Ikisatsu~)
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Volume 3 (53)
Steel Ball Run Volume 3
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ISBN
Japan March 17, 2017[53]
Chapter Titles
  1. The Desert Born Outlaws, Part 3 (砂漠で生まれたならず者 その③ Sabaku de Umareta Narazumono Sono 3)
  2. The Devil's Palm, Part 1 (悪魔の手のひら その① Akuma no Tenohira Sono 1)
  3. The Devil's Palm, Part 2 (悪魔の手のひら その② Akuma no Tenohira Sono 2)
  4. Gyro Zeppeli's Mission, Part 1 (ジャイロ・ツェペリの宿命 その① Jairo Tseperi no Shukumei Sono 1)
  5. Gyro Zeppeli's Mission, Part 2 (ジャイロ・ツェペリの宿命 その② Jairo Tseperi no Shukumei Sono 2)
  6. The Terrorist from a Faraway Country, Part 1 (遠い国から来たテロリスト その① Tōi Kuni kara Kita Terorisuto Sono 1)
  7. The Terrorist from a Faraway Country, Part 2 (遠い国から来たテロリスト その② Tōi Kuni kara Kita Terorisuto Sono 2)
  8. Interlude (インタールード(間奏曲) Intārūdo (Kansōkyoku))
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Volume 4 (54)
Steel Ball Run Volume 4
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ISBN
Japan March 17, 2017[54]
Chapter Titles
  1. Tusk, Part 1 (牙(タスク) その① Kiba (Tasuku) Sono 1)
  2. Tusk, Part 2 (牙(タスク) その② Kiba (Tasuku) Sono 2)
  3. Tusk, Part 3 (牙(タスク) その③ Kiba (Tasuku) Sono 3)
  4. Scary Monsters, Part 1 (スケアリー モンスターズ その① Sukearī Monsutāzu Sono 1)
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Volume 5 (55)
Steel Ball Run Volume 5
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ISBN
Japan April 18, 2017[55]
Chapter Titles
  1. Scary Monsters, Part 2 (スケアリー モンスターズ その② Sukearī Monsutāzu Sono 2)
  2. Scary Monsters, Part 3 (スケアリー モンスターズ その③ Sukearī Monsutāzu Sono 3)
  3. Scary Monsters, Part 4 (スケアリー モンスターズ その④ Sukearī Monsutāzu Sono 4)
  4. Third Stage Goal: Cañon City (3rd.(サード)STAGE(ステージ) ゴール.キャノン・シティ Sādo Sutēji Gōru. Kyanon Shiti)
  5. A Real Man's World, Part 1 (男の世界 その① Otoko no Sekai Sono 1)
Extra Chapter
  1. The Story of F. Valentine (ザ ストーリー オブ ファニー・ヴァレンタイン Za Sutōrī obu Fani Varentain)
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Volume 6 (56)
Steel Ball Run Volume 6
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ISBN
Japan April 18, 2017[56]
Chapter Titles
  1. A Real Man's World, Part 2 (男の世界 その② Otoko no Sekai Sono 2)
  2. A Real Man's World, Part 3 (男の世界 その③ Otoko no Sekai Sono 3)
  3. The Green Tomb, Part 1 (緑色の墓標 その① Midoriiro no Bohyō Sono 1)
  4. The Green Tomb, Part 2 (緑色の墓標 その② Midoriiro no Bohyō Sono 2)
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Volume 7 (57)
Steel Ball Run Volume 7
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ISBN
Japan May 18, 2017[57]
Chapter Titles
  1. Catch the Rainbow (On a Stormy Night…), Part 1 (キャッチ・ザ・レインボー(嵐の夜に…) その① Kyatchi za Reinbō (Arashi no Yoru ni...) Sono 1)
  2. Catch the Rainbow (On a Stormy Night…), Part 2 (キャッチ・ザ・レインボー(嵐の夜に…) その② Kyatchi za Reinbō (Arashi no Yoru ni...) Sono 2)
  3. Silent Way, Part 1 (サイレント・ウェイ その① Sairento Wei Sono 1)
  4. Silent Way, Part 2 (サイレント・ウェイ その② Sairento Wei Sono 2)
  5. Silent Way, Part 3 (サイレント・ウェイ その③ Sairento Wei Sono 3)
Extra Chapter
  1. Untitled Stand Chapter
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Volume 8 (58)
Steel Ball Run Volume 8
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ISBN
Japan June 16, 2017[58]
Chapter Titles
  1. Silent Way, Part 4 (サイレント・ウェイ その④ Sairento Wei Sono 4)
  2. Silent Way, Part 5 (サイレント・ウェイ その⑤ Sairento Wei Sono 5)
  3. The Promised Land: Sugar Mountain, Part 1 (約束の地 シュガー・マウンテン その① Yakusoku no Chi Shugā Maunten Sono 1)
  4. The Promised Land: Sugar Mountain, Part 2 (約束の地 シュガー・マウンテン その② Yakusoku no Chi Shugā Maunten Sono 2)
  5. The Promised Land: Sugar Mountain, Part 3 (約束の地 シュガー・マウンテン その③ Yakusoku no Chi Shugā Maunten Sono 3)
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Volume 9 (59)
Steel Ball Run Volume 9
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ISBN
Japan July 18, 2017[59]
Chapter Titles
  1. Tubular Bells, Part 1 (チューブラー・ベルズ その① Chūburā Beruzu Sono 1)
  2. Tubular Bells, Part 2 (チューブラー・ベルズ その② Chūburā Beruzu Sono 2)
  3. Tubular Bells, Part 3 (チューブラー・ベルズ その③ Chūburā Beruzu Sono 3)
  4. Wrecking Ball, Part 1 (壊れゆく鉄球 レッキング・ボール その① Kowareyuku Tekkyū Rekkingu Bōru Sono 1)
  5. Wrecking Ball, Part 2 (壊れゆく鉄球 レッキング・ボール その② Kowareyuku Tekkyū Rekkingu Bōru Sono 2)
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Volume 10 (60)
Steel Ball Run Volume 10
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ISBN
Japan August 18, 2017[60]
Chapter Titles
  1. Wrecking Ball, Part 3 (壊れゆく鉄球 レッキング・ボール その③ Kowareyuku Tekkyū Rekkingu Bōru Sono 3)
  2. Wrecking Ball, Part 4 (壊れゆく鉄球 レッキング・ボール その④ Kowareyuku Tekkyū Rekkingu Bōru Sono 4)
  3. The Victor's Qualifications (勝利者への資格 Shōrisha e no Shikaku)
  4. Civil War, Part 1 (シビル・ウォー その① Shibiru Wō Sono 1)
  5. Civil War, Part 2 (シビル・ウォー その② Shibiru Wō Sono 2)
  6. Civil War, Part 3 (シビル・ウォー その③ Shibiru Wō Sono 3)
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Volume 11 (61)
Steel Ball Run Volume 11
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ISBN
Japan September 15, 2017[61]
Chapter Titles
  1. A Dream of Gettysburg (ゲティスバーグの夢 Getisubāgu no Yume)
  2. Both Sides Now, Part 1 (ボース・サイド・ナウ その① Bōsu Saido Nau Sono 1)
  3. Both Sides Now, Part 2 (ボース・サイド・ナウ その② Bōsu Saido Nau Sono 2)
  4. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (いともたやすく行われる えげつない行為 Itomo Tayasuku Okonawareru Egutsunai Kōi)
  5. Seven Days in a Week (7日で一週間 Nanoka de Ishūkan)
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Volume 12 (62)
Steel Ball Run Volume 12
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ISBN
Japan October 18, 2017[62]
Chapter Titles
  1. Chocolate Disco, Part 1 (チョコレート・ディスコ その① Chokorēto Disuko Sono 1)
  2. Chocolate Disco, Part 2 (チョコレート・ディスコ その② Chokorēto Disuko Sono 2)
  3. D4C, Part 1 (D4C(ディ・フォー・シー) その① Dī Fō Shī Sono 1)
  4. D4C, Part 2 (D4C(ディ・フォー・シー) その② Dī Fō Shī Sono 2)
  5. D4C, Part 3 (D4C(ディ・フォー・シー) その③ Dī Fō Shī Sono 3)
  6. D4C, Part 4 (D4C(ディ・フォー・シー) その④ Dī Fō Shī Sono 4)
  7. D4C, Part 5 (D4C(ディ・フォー・シー) その⑤ Dī Fō Shī Sono 5)
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Volume 13 (63)
Steel Ball Run Volume 13
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ISBN
Japan November 17, 2017[63]
Chapter Titles
  1. Ticket to Ride, Part 1 (涙の乗車券 その① Chikettu Raido Sono 1)
  2. Ticket to Ride, Part 2 (涙の乗車券 その② Chikettu Raido Sono 2)
  3. D4C, Part 6 (D4C(ディ・フォー・シー) その⑥ Dī Fō Shī Sono 6)
  4. D4C, Part 7 (D4C(ディ・フォー・シー) その⑦ Dī Fō Shī Sono 7)
  5. D4C, Part 8 (D4C(ディ・フォー・シー) その⑧ Dī Fō Shī Sono 8)
  6. D4C, Part 9 (D4C(ディ・フォー・シー) その⑨ Dī Fō Shī Sono 9)
  7. D4C, Part 10 (D4C(ディ・フォー・シー) その⑩ Dī Fō Shī Sono 10)
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Volume 14 (64)
Steel Ball Run Volume 14
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ISBN
Japan December 15, 2017[64]
Chapter Titles
  1. D4C, Part 11 -Love Train- (D4C(ディ・フォー・シー) その⑪ -ラブトレイン- Dī Fō Shī Sono 11 -Rabu Torein-)
  2. D4C, Part 12 -Love Train- (D4C(ディ・フォー・シー) その⑫ -ラブトレイン- Dī Fō Shī Sono 12 -Rabu Torein-)
  3. D4C, Part 13 -Love Train- (D4C(ディ・フォー・シー) その⑬ -ラブトレイン- Dī Fō Shī Sono 13 -Rabu Torein-)
  4. D4C, Part 14 -Love Train- (D4C(ディ・フォー・シー) その⑭ -ラブトレイン- Dī Fō Shī Sono 14 -Rabu Torein-)
  5. D4C, Part 15 -Love Train- (D4C(ディ・フォー・シー) その⑮ -ラブトレイン- Dī Fō Shī Sono 15 -Rabu Torein-)
  6. Ball Breaker, Part 1 (ボール・ブレイカー その① Bōru Bureikā Sono 1)
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Volume 15 (65)
Steel Ball Run Volume 15
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ISBN
Japan January 18, 2018[65]
Chapter Titles
  1. Ball Breaker, Part 2 (ボール・ブレイカー その② Bōru Bureikā Sono 2)
  2. Ball Breaker, Part 3 (ボール・ブレイカー その③ Bōru Bureikā Sono 3)
  3. Ball Breaker, Part 4 (ボール・ブレイカー その④ Bōru Bureikā Sono 4)
  4. Ball Breaker, Part 5 (ボール・ブレイカー その⑤ Bōru Bureikā Sono 5)
  5. Break My Heart, Break Your Heart, Part 1 (ブレイク・マイ・ハート ブレイク・ユア・ハート その① Bureiku Mai Hāto Bureiku Yua Hāto Sono 1)
  6. Break My Heart, Break Your Heart, Part 2 (ブレイク・マイ・ハート ブレイク・ユア・ハート その② Bureiku Mai Hāto Bureiku Yua Hāto Sono 2)
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Volume 16 (66)
Steel Ball Run Volume 16
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ISBN
Japan January 18, 2018[66]
Chapter Titles
  1. High Voltage, Part 1 (ハイ・ヴォルテージ その① Hai Vorutēji Sono 1)
  2. High Voltage, Part 2 (ハイ・ヴォルテージ その② Hai Vorutēji Sono 2)
  3. High Voltage, Part 3 (ハイ・ヴォルテージ その③ Hai Vorutēji Sono 3)
  4. High Voltage, Part 4 (ハイ・ヴォルテージ その④ Hai Vorutēji Sono 4)
  5. The World of Stars and Stripes (星条旗の世界 Seijōki no Sekai)
  6. The World of Stars and Stripes - Outro (星条旗の世界 -OUTRO(アウトロ) Seijōki no Sekai -Autoro)
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Box Sets

After the release of each individual volume, they are bundled together into multiple box sets based on their corresponding parts. Currently, there are a total of 6 box sets.

Release Date
ISBN
Japan June 10, 2003[67]
7 Volumes (1-7)

Part 1:

1. ISBN: 978-4086177849
2. ISBN: 978-4086177856
3. ISBN: 978-4086177863

Part 2:

4. ISBN: 978-4086177870
5. ISBN: 978-4086177887
6. ISBN: 978-4086177894
7. ISBN: 978-4086177900
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Box Set 2 - Stardust Crusaders
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Release Date
ISBN
Japan June 10, 2003[68]
10 Volumes (8-17)
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Release Date
ISBN
Japan June 15, 2006[69]
12 Volumes (18-29)
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Box Set 4 - Vento Aureo
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Release Date
ISBN
Japan June 10, 2008[70]
10 Volumes (30-39)
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Box Set 5 - Stone Ocean
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ISBN
Japan July 17, 2009[71]
11 Volumes (40-50)
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Afterwords

Link to this section Phantom Blood First Volume Afterword
About the Paperback Edition

This work, "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure," runs from Part 1 through Part 6, and although each part is connected to the others by a single bloodline, each story is told by a different protagonist.
In addition, each part was originally supposed to have a subtitle.

Subtitles:
Part 1: Phantom Blood
Protagonist: Jonathan Joestar
Part 2: Battle Tendency
Protagonist: Joseph Joestar
Part 3 Stardust Crusaders
Protagonist: Jotaro Kujo
Part 4 Diamond is Unbreakable
Protagonist: Josuke Higashikata
Part 5: Vento Aureo
Protagonist: Giorno Giovanna
Part 6: Stone Ocean
Protagonist: Jolyne Cujoh

I thought about adding a subtitle when beginning Part 3, but the editorial department told me that if I suddenly added a subtitle, the comic would have two different titles (one without a subtitle and one with a subtitle), which would leave readers impossibly confused. With that instruction from the editorial department, I decided, "Okay, no subtitle," and held myself back.

However, when it came time for Part 6 of the series, the editorial department suggested that I publish it as a new series under the title of "Stone Ocean" in order to bring out the novelty of the series. In other words, the title of "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure" would no longer be used. As an author, I thought, "Absolutely not." My image of it was "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure 6: Stone Ocean." After some discussion, we decided to just make the words "Stone Ocean" bigger. In other words, it's like the difference between "Indiana Jones" and "Star Wars." The main title of "Indiana Jones" is larger, while in "Star Wars," the subtitle is larger. That's the difference.

And so, with the release of the paperback edition, I was finally able to add the subtitles I had thought about back then for each part. Moreover, I made sure that each part ends on the last page of a book, rather than in the middle of the book. The theme of the entire work is "an ode to humanity." Whether friend or foe, every character "faces the future." There probably isn't a single human being in the story who has any doubts about life. The main characters must overcome those people as enemies.

And so must you, dear readers. What is absolutely necessary is "courage."

文庫版にあたって

本作『ジョジョの奇妙な冒険』は第1部から第6部まであリ、各部は血統でつながってはいるのだが、それぞれ違う主人公で物語が語られるよっ構成されている。
そして各部には本来「サブタイトル」が付けられるはずであった。

サブタイトル
第1部「ファントムブラッド」
主人公 ジョナサン・ジョースター
第2部「戦闘潮流」
主人公 ジョセフ・ジョースター
第3部「スターダスト・クルセイダース」
主人公 空条承太郎
第4部「ダイヤモンドは砕けない」
主人公 東方仗助
第5部「黄金の風」
主人公 ジョルノ・ジョバァーナ
第6部「ストーン・オーシャン」
主人公 空条徐倫

サブタイトルは第3部の時点で付けよっかなと考えたのだが、そのタイトルをいきなり付けると、コミックスにおいて付けてないのと「2種類」出る事になるので読者が混乱し不可能である。――との編集部からの指示があり、「なるほどそフなのか」とやめる事にした。
ところが第6部の時点になって、目新しさを出すためタイトルを「ストーン・オーシャン」で新連載しよつと編集部から言って来た。つまり「ジョジョの奇妙な冒険」というタイトルはなくなる事に。
作者的には「それはヤだ」と思った。自分のイメージは『ジョジョの奇妙な冒険6・ストーン・オーシャン』なのだ。で、話し合いの結果「ストーン・オーシャン」の文字を大きくしてという事で、落ち着いた。つまり『インディ・ジョーンズ』と『スターウォーズ』の違いだ。『インディ・ジョーンズ』はメインタイトルの方が大きく、『スターウォーズ』はサプタイトルの方が大きい。その違いというわけだ。
……で、文庫化にあたって、各部にやっと前から考えてあった「サブタイトル」を付ける事が出来た。しかも各部の終了も本の途中にならないようにキチッと最終ページに来るように。
作品全体のテーマは「人問讃歌」。登場人物は敵も味方も全員が「前向き」である。生きる事に疑問を持つ人間はたぶんひとりも出て来てないはずである。主人公たちはそういうヤツらを相手に乗り越えて行かねばならない。

そして読者のみなさんも。

絶対に必要なものは〝勇気〟だ。
Link to this section Phantom Blood Last Volume Afterword
About the Memories that Inspired JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

I don't think about it a lot these days, but when I was a boy, I used to talk with my friends about which monsters were our favorites. Statements like "Frankenstein's monster harbors sorrow over its own creation," or "Werewolves are explosions of the primal instincts deep inside human beings," felt as serious to me as the question of "Will there be a nuclear war in the future?"

For my part, the monster that fascinated me most was, by far, the vampire. The dark aristocratic background and fashionable coolness of vampires were what drew me to them. I was also attracted to the fact that they live by certain rules, which I found fascinating because of their intellectual aesthetic.

Like a martial artist who runs 10 kilometers a day and eats scraps of chicken for protein, the most compelling monsters are strong creatures who live by their own rules and believe that, as long as those rules remain unbroken, they will never face misfortune. (Incidentally, I also tend to think like that sometimes. When I was a child, I was told by an acquaintance that toothpaste contains abrasives that grind and whiten your teeth, and from then on I believed that brushing my teeth with toothpaste would cause cavities. Even now, I still live by a rule of only using water when brushing my teeth. I don't have any cavities, though.)

Speaking of rules, I've been told it's surprising, but I really love sports manga, and what makes sports manga so interesting is the rules they follow. In other words, I believed that the story of a manga must follow its own rules. And so, I firmly decided to create a story based on the rules of vampires, which I adore.

"So, it'll be about vampires, but it'll be more powerful than that, too... How should I put it? It'll be like an ode to humanity."

When I said that to my editor at the time, he replied: "That sounds cheap. But then again, I have even darker tastes than you do. Let's do it."
That was how JoJo first began to take shape.

『ジョジョの奇妙な冒険』を執筆し始めるに至った思い出話について

最近はあんまリ考えなくなったんだけれど、少年時代はよく「〝モンスター〟の中で何が一番好きか?」なんて事を友人たちとかと話したりしたもので……。「フランケンシュタインの怪物は生まれて来た者の悲しみがある」だとか「狼男は人間の奥に潜む原始の本能の爆発だ」とか、それはそれは核戦争は将来起きるのか?と同じくらい大マジメに考えたものだ。

そのモンスターの中で最も魅力的だったのは自分の場合、やはリ〝吸血鬼〟だった。ダークな貴族の背景とファッション的にカッコイイのが吸血鬼入門のきっかけ。そして何といっても彼らはルールに従って生きている所が、知的な美学につながっていてシビれると感じたのだ。

一日10キロのランニングと鳥肉のササミでタンパク質をとる拳法家のよフに、強い生物はルールに従って生きていて、ルールを破らない限リ、自分は不幸な事態に陥ることはないと信じてる所が、とっても引き込まれるモンスターだった(ちなみに自分にもそういう所があって、子供の時に「歯みがき粉には研磨剤ってのが入ってて、歯をけずって白くしてんだぞ」と知り合いに言われて以来、歯みがき粉をつけて歯をみがくと虫歯になると思い込んでおり、未だに歯ブラシを使フ時は水だけってルールがある。虫歯はないけど)。

……で、ルールといえば「意外ですね」とよく言われるんだけど、わたしはスポ根マンガが大好きで、スポーツマンガはそのルールがあるからおもしろいのだ。

つまりマンガのストーリーはルールにのっとって進行しなければならないと考えたわけだ。そして大好きな吸血鬼のルールをテーマに話を創っていってみようと強く思い立ったのである。

「あのですね、吸血鬼をですね、もっとこうパワフルにして、なんて言うかなぁー 生命讃歌なんですよ」
当時の編集者にそう言うと、
「マイナーだなぁ」
「でも、オレ実は君以上にダーク趣味なの。それやろう」…てことで『ジョジョ』を創リ始めていったわけ……。
Link to this section Battle Tendency Last Volume Afterword
What kind of era was the late 1980s, the period in which Part 2: Battle Tendency was drawn as part of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure? It's important to consider what kind of impact that has on the process of drawing manga.

First of all, what kind of films were being made? Sound effects and makeup had come a long way, but in spite of that, the number of great horror movies had decreased. Although the number of horror films I liked had dwindled, the number of books about real-life serial killers and the like were increasing. As far as music goes, I found myself fascinated by Prince, whose "black music" exuded a strange and exotic atmosphere in every song he wrote. In art and design, although fashion was usually thought of as beautiful and elegant, fashion designers like Versace and Moschino had begun to emerge. I wondered whether people saw their designs as "cool" or not, and whether European women actually wore clothes like theirs. Around this time, I realized that there's a big difference between how you see a place in books or on TV and what you actually see with your own eyes when you go there. For example, in Europe, there are many strange gardens and sculptures that have been carefully preserved. I went to some of these places expecting to be scared witless, but I actually found myself at ease and found that strange things tend to calm my heart. Strange things are eccentric at the time, but after some time they might turn out to be great things. I realized that both righteousness and darkness are part of a true "ode to humanity," and I decided to depict them both in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.

The question that Parts 1 and 2 of JoJo have asked, "How strong can a human being become?" shifts its focus from the ultimate body to the ultimate spirit in Part 3: Stardust Crusaders. I began drawing thinking the part would end after depicting 22 characters (since there are 22 tarot cards), and yet...

第2部「戦闘潮流」を描いていた頃の1980年代後半とは『ジョジョの奇妙な冒険』にとって、いったいどんな時代だったのだろうか? ちょっとそんな事を考えるのもマンガを描く上で、大切な事だと思う。

まず、どんな映画をやっていたのだろフか? SFXとかスペシャルメイクの技術はすごく発達して来たのだけれども、それに反してどういうわけか、傑作ホラー映画の数は減ってきていたよっに思う。大好きなホラー映画が少なくなって、実在の殺人鬼とかの著作物が増え始めたのだ。「音楽」では奇妙な異国情緒が曲の端々からかもし出されてくるブラックミュージック“プリンス”に夢中になった。「美術・デザイン」では普通、美しいとかエレガントとかいったイメージのデザインに思われていたファッションデザインで、“ヴェルサーチ”とか、“モスキーノ”というデザイナーが出現して来て、カッコいいとかこんのアリなの?と思われるよっな感動があって、ヨーロッパの女性はこんな服着たりするわけ?とか思った。「旅行」では、本やテレビで見るのと、実際行って自分の目で見るのは大違いだなという、あたり前の事にこの頃気がつき取材旅行の影響力を知った。たとえばヨーロッパには、怪奇な庭園だとか奇妙な彫刻だとかが大切に残されているのだが、さぞや恐ろしいだろっと想像して行ってみると、それは不思議に心の落ちつく所で怪奇なものとは心をおだやかにさせてくれると気づいた。奇妙なものとはその時点では変なものだが、時間がたつといいものなのかもしれない。正しいものも暗黒なものも全て「人問讃歌」なのだなと思い『ジョジョの奇妙な冒険』にはこれらを描くのだと決心したのだ。

ジョジョの第1部、第2部で追求して来た“人間はどこまで強くなれるのか?”という間いは、究極の肉体から究極の精神へと、第3部「スターダストクルセイダース」から踏み込んでいく事になる。これが、“主人公”VS“敵の数”――22人くらいで(タロットカードの数22枚)終わるだろうと思って描き始めたんだけど………。
Link to this section Stardust Crusaders Last Volume Afterword
When I was a child, I used to fight with my younger twin sisters. Whenever I got into a fight with one of them, the other sister would suddenly start crying. Whatever the reason for their tears, it always ended up being my fault, and I always ended up being scolded by my parents. In reality, this was a ploy between my two sisters to place me in a situation where, no matter how hard I tried to explain myself, my parents would find me completely guilty. I still tear up whenever I hear reports of people being falsely imprisoned for crimes they didn't commit... Back then, I wished from the bottom of my heart for those sisters of mine to disappear without a trace.

But things like that happened to me every day. Eventually, I started to wonder I was cursed to forever be misunderstood by others. Whenever an incident occurred at school, the teachers would often include me on the list of suspects. Why? Was my way of life the problem...?

So back in 1988, when I was writing Part 2 of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure for Weekly Shonen Jump, I was searching for a new concept to write about. (This isn't the type of thing I'd normally tell people about, but since it's an afterword, it's probably fine if I jot it down as a memory of mine.) I was looking for a way to depict someone's "strength of mind" through something other than their physical body. Until then, supernatural powers had always been something like, "eyes open wide, the sweat pours out, the blood vessels jiggle, and the rock breaks." But in JoJo, the power itself would appear and smash the rock. "Isn't this just a wonderful idea? This way, I can express the strength of a person's soul. It's not really a superpower so much as a psychic power, the power of a concept itself. Can any other art form depict this type of thing?"

My boss gave me the all-clear, so I began to draw Part 3 around the concept... But once I began the project, I only heard comments like, "I don't get it at all!" or, "What's happening in this panel?" And I thought to myself, "It's happening again. This cursed personality of mine... What should I do? No one's ever going to understand me. Maybe there's not enough dialogue, or maybe the pacing is too abrupt... But how else am I going to communicate it through drawings? This is my talent."

After I first moved out of Sendai to begin my new life as a manga artist in Tokyo, my grandmother prayed at the Buddhist altar whenever she heard news of a murder in Tokyo. She told me once that she was praying the murderer wasn't me. "Now why on earth would I be thinking that...?"

I don't think anyone in my family has ever fully understood me. My readers will probably never understand me, either. In my next work, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 4, I choose to depict a small town. Of course, that was going to be controversial too. But my boss told me to "draw what you want and draw it with confidence. That's what a manga artist does." Somehow, his words inspired some courage within me.

(I wonder, though... Does he really understand me either? Better dealing with him than my sisters, at least.)

[Translated by HudgynS]

ぼくは子供の頃、よく妹とケンカをした。妹は双子なんだけど、片方とケンカしていると、なぜか関係のないもうひとりの妹が急に泣き出したりする。 「なんでおまえが泣くんだよ?」
こーなると理由はどーあれ、完全に悪者は自分の方で親にしかられるのも自分だ。

実はこれは妹二人のチームワークで、ぼくが親にどう弁解しようと完壁有罪になってしまう状況にはまってしまったのだ。無実の罪で投獄された人の報道を聞くと、本当、涙してしまう。こんな妹たちなんかいなくなってしまえばいいのに。いつもそう願っていた。

こういう事が毎日のように起こっていると、自分で人から誤解されるよう呪われているのかな? などとも思うようにもなっていた。
学校でもなにか事件が起こると、教師たちから容疑者のひとりにぼくが入っていたりする。
「なんでだ? 普段の行ないのせいか?」

というわけで、週刊少年ジャンプに『ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 第2部』を執筆中の一九八八年当時、ぼくは何か新しい「概念」はないかなあと模索していた。(こういう事ってワザワザ自分で言うものではないかもしれないけれど、ま、あとがきなので思い出として書いてもいいかなとも思う。)
なんか肉体ではなく「心の強さ」を絵で描けたり出来ないものかなあ?みたいな事を探していたのだと思う。
今までの超能力は「目を見開き、汗を流し、血管ピクピクいわせて」岩を砕く。ジョジョでは姿がビジュアルとして現れて岩を砕きに行く(・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・)

「もしかしていいんじゃあないか? これで心の強さが表現できるかも。超能力というよりも精神の力、という概念なんだ。他にこれを表現できる芸術はあるか?」
そして担当もOKし、これを中心に第3部を描き始めたわけだけれども……。
「なんかわからないよ」「何が起こっているんだ?」開始当時、そんな意見ばかりだった。

「………出た。自分の呪われた性格が……。どうしよう? 誰からも理解されないぞ。言葉がたりてなかったり、唐突すぎるのかなあ。でもこれ以外どういう風に描けって言うんだよ? これが実力なんだ」

ぼくのおばあちゃんは、ぼくが初めて漫画家として仙台から上京して生活を始めたとき、東京で起こった殺人事件のニュースがあると、犯人がぼくじゃあないように仏壇で手を合わせていたという。
「なんでそんな事、思うのかなあ?」

自分は家族の誰からも完全に理解された事はないと思う。ましてや読者に完全に理解してもらえる事なんか一生ないのではないか?
次作、『ジョジョの奇妙な冒険第4部』では「街」を描くんだけど、なんかこれもヤバそうだなあ。
当時の担当は言ってくれた。
「自信を持って自分の好きなものを描きなよ。それが漫画家だよ」ちょっと勇気が湧いて来た。(でもこの担当も、本当、理解してくれてんのかなあ? ま、うちの妹たちよりましだけど。)

Link to this section Diamond is Unbreakable First Volume Afterword
Josuke Higashikata, the protagonist of this part, is one of the characters that I like to draw the most. He's a free spirited individual, and that never excessive sarcasm that he possesses gives him a tough guy vibe. That melancholic aura that stirs in his family, I like that quite a lot!

During my first meetings with my editor, when I told him that I wanted Josuke to have a pompadour hairstyle, he commented on how maybe it was a bit too outdated (in the manga world when pompadours and school uniforms are mentioned we are usually entering a comedy genre of manga). To me though, the very same fact of going around with a pompadour in 1999 introduced an element of originality, and Josuke's figure, with him being so caring of his hairstyle, was a perfect fit to impersonate the hero who wanted to protect his city. The third part, Stardust Crusaders, developed by following the long trip from Tokyo to Egypt, it’s for this reason that I had to use the same scheme, in which the antagonists would start chasing the group to then attack them, for every one of my “villains”. This time around though, I wanted to draw the enemies patiently waiting to lure the protagonists into their trap, like spiders on a web... Because of all these reasons, the idea to have the story of this part set into a single town came naturally to me. Additionally I also wanted to give to the reader the impression of being in a familiar setting, a small town center, in which you can turn a corner and stumble upon a bakery. So to make things easier I decided to let myself be inspired by locations where I lived as a kid, those being in my birth town of Sendai in the Miyagi prefecture. The fields, the woods, the mountains and those places in which I went to play or to ride my bike in as a kid went under a sudden development starting from the mid 70s and during the entirety of the 80s, and in that period around Sendai many new urban conglomerates appeared.

Back then, the streets, the houses and the gardens were all cleaned up and brand new, the people living there seemed very happy, but some neighborhoods were built on terrains which previously housed: a scary (and most likely haunted) bumpy cemetery, the remains of an air-raid shelter from WW2 in which thousands died in, or a swamp in which the body of a suicidal person had floated and so on. Places which were then all buried or drained to make space for the houses. At the time I questioned myself where the ghosts that previously resided there had gone and, not being able to find an answer, I imagined that under that serene and well kept appearance something dark and mysterious was secretly lurking. This is the template that I used when creating Morioh Town, the stage in which Part 4 takes place. Furthermore, Morioh Town symbolizes my personal critique towards the destruction enacted in the name of progress, which deprives people of their past. The feeling of not really knowing what the peaceful inhabitants of the outskirts do inside their homes perfectly applies to those who live in the quiet Morioh!

In the second half of the part the killer which plays the role of the antagonist will appear, but I'll hold off on talking about him for later down the line... Be that as it may, out of all the parts of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure that I drew so far, Diamond is Unbreakable is the one that has been more successful between family and friends alike. Everyone was pleased, they asked me if I based myself off on someone for a character, or they implored me not to use their name, or they accused me of stealing one of their lines! In this part more than others I had fun inserting my own memories of food, clothes or shops that I love and I never had to cool my heels like this time around as to not drown the story with my personal interests! If I had the opportunity I would love to create and illustrate an even more detailed Morioh Town, describing all the places of the city that I omitted and designing new characters. I know that I shouldn't get too attached to this small town of the 21st century and its people, but I love these folks so much!
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For what reason do people decide to draw manga? I began drawing manga when I was a child. Ever since my first work was published in a magazine 20 years ago, this question may have been in the back of my mind. Why do I draw manga?

Sometimes I think I do it just because it's my job, but whenever I draw manga, my shoulders and hips ache, and I seem to get sick to my stomach. (Also, do you know about "tight glutes"? I sit in a chair for too long, which causes stiffness and fatigue in my hip muscles, as if they were a stiff neck.) Anyway, when I draw manga, there are always times when I put myself in physical pain. During those times especially, I think to myself, "Why do I draw manga? There must be an easier way to live. I can't keep doing this unless there's some meaning to it." If the idea or the work is very well-received, the problem might not be so serious yet. On the other hand, when the physical pain is overwhelming and the work isn't good enough (when you work every day, times like those are inevitable), it really makes me stop and ask myself, "Why do I draw manga?!"

There may not be a definite answer, but it reminds me of a story. Orson Welles, an American filmmaker and actor, performed a radio program in either the 1940s or 1950s. It was a science fiction story about aliens coming to and invading Earth by the title of "The War of the Worlds." When the program was broadcast as a faked news report, people listening to the radio believed that aliens had really arrived, and entire cities started to panic. The confusion was so great that it became a social problem, and Orson Welles was ultimately forced to formally apologize on the air and in the papers, saying "of course, I'm terribly sorry now." But when I heard this story, I immediately imagined the following: when Orson Welles bowed his head and apologized, he definitely stuck out his tongue at an angle where people couldn't see it... No doubt about it! I swear he was laughing in his heart! (I know he was!) This part of the story seems to hold the answer to the question of why I draw manga. It's hard work, but there's a kind of fun to it that no one else knows about... That's what I think.

I'm aware that JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 4: Diamond is Unbreakable is a work that took a creative stance on many of its aspects. (I'm not saying I cheated the readers. I mean that I drew it in a way that people don't understand and enjoy.) There's no end to the number of specific examples I could give, so I'll leave it up to the reader to imagine what they want to see explained, but I'll tackle the biggest portion of it here: the character of Josuke Higashikata. I had wanted to draw a dumb character for a long time (because I had never drawn such a character before), and I imagined that the intelligent storyline and dumb character would contrast each other perfectly.

I began drawing Part 4 with a promise in my mind: "My older brother, who's a bit of an idiot but has a kind heart, happens to be a Stand User." The first reaction of my editors and readers was: "Huh? A pompadour? What a stupid hero! And do people like that even exist in 1999? Are you sane?!" In short, he was unpopular. I would respond with, "I did it! I really hate to be unpopular, but I'm also a little glad that it wasn't accepted from the beginning." I thought that the perfect contrast would reveal itself later as the pages piled up. Moreover, I had a lot of fun during the creative period designing the character of Josuke. (By the way, Okuyasu Nijimura and Shigechi are also dumb characters...) I felt as if he was a real friend by my side. "This is what creating manga is all about," I thought to myself. Part 4: Diamond is Unbreakable ended up being the period in which I learned that lesson.

Even though they were antagonists, Yoshikage Kira and Rohan Kishibe were also characters that I enjoyed creating. They were murderers and unforgivable villains, but (though I don't want to say too much) I found their lives enviable. They must have had difficult childhoods, but they have a positive outlook on life, always affirming themselves without playing the victim, and the strength of their spirit was enough to get them through difficult crises. If you ignore the fact that Yoshikage Kira kills people, I feel like he's the very image of my ideal hero, and drawing him made me feel ecstatic.

But stories and encounters with people always have to come to an end. When I approached the end of the story, I felt really lonely. I didn't want to leave everyone. That's how I really felt. Josuke Higashikata. Yoshikage Kira. Koichi. Okuyasu. Rohan Kishibe. Reimi Sugimoto. Hayato Kawajiri. "Goodbye, Morioh," I said with a tear in my eye.

漫画を描くという行為はいったい何のために行われるのだろうか?
子供の時に漫画を描き始めて、そして初めて作品の雑誌掲載が決まってから二十数年、その事をずっと考え統けてるのかもしれない。
自分はなぜ漫画を描くのだろうか?
仕事だからって思う時もあるけれど、漫画描いていると必ず肩とか腰とか痛んできて、胃まで気持ち悪くなったりするし(あと、おシリがコる(・・)ってわかる? イスに長時間座りすぎているので、屑コリみたいにおシリの筋肉がコって疲労がたまったりする)。

とにかく漫画描いていると、肉体的に苦痛のある時がしょっちゅうなのだ。そんな時など特に「自分はなぜ漫画を描くんだ? もっと楽な生き方だってあるはず。なにかの『意味』がないとこんな事やってらんないぜ」と……強く考えてしまう。アイデアや作品の出来が大好評ならまだ問題は浅いかもしれない。だが肉体的なダメージが深い時に、作品の出来もいまいちだったりすると(毎日仕事してると、誰にもそういう時が絶対にある)本当にさらに深く、なんで漫画って描くんだッ!?って考えこんでしまう。

確かな答えなんてないのかもしれないが、ある話を思い出す。
オーソン・ウェルズといつアメリカの映画作家兼俳優が、一九四〇年代だか五〇年代だかに、ラジオの番組をやったそうだ。
タイトルは『宇宙戦争』というSFで、内容は宇宙人が地球を侵略しに来るという話。これをニュース番組の演出形式で放送したら、ラジオを聴いていた人が本当に宇宙人がやって来たと信じ込んでしまい、街中がパニックになってしまったらしい。あまりの混乱で社会問題にまでなって、ついにオーソン・ウェルズは放送やマスコミを通して謝罪せざるを得なくなり、正式にあやまった。「本当に申し訳ない事をしました」…と。

だけど、ぼくはこの話を聞いた時、次の事をただちに想像した。
オーソン・ウェルズは頭を下げてあやまった時、人から見えない角度で絶対にべロを出したなー……と。間違いない! 心の中では絶対笑ってた!……と(ぼくにはわかる!)。
このエピソード、ここ(・・)部分にこそ(・・・・・)、いったいなぜ漫画を描くのか?の答えが隠されているように思う。
「とてもつらいんだけど、誰にもわからない楽しみもある」………と。

『ジョジョの奇妙な冒険Part4ダイヤモンドは砕けない』は、そんな部分が多い創作姿勢をとった作品だと認識している(読者をだましたって事ではないよ。人にはわからない楽しみ方をして描いたという意味)。
具体的にどこがどうと細かく例をあげていくとキリがないので、まあ読者に勝手に想像していただくとしてだが、大きいところを解説すると、やはリ東方杖助のキャラクターだろう。ぼくはこの時期、どうしても頭の悪いキャラを描きたくて描きたくて目標としてかかげ(今まで描いた事のなかったキャラだから)、知的なストーリー展開とその頭悪キャラは必ずや絶妙なコントラストを奏でるだろう……と想像した。
「頭はバカだが心はやさしいお兄さんがスタンド使いなんだよ」と心に誓ってPart4を描き始めた。すると編集と読者の反応がまず「え? リーゼント? ダせぇ主人公! しかも1999年には、そんなヤツもういないんじゃあないの? 大丈夫?」みたいな不評。

「やった! 不評なのはイヤだけど。でもなんか最初から認められないのも、ちょっとうれしい」。絶妙なコントラストってのは、のちのちページが重ねられると出てくるものだと思ったからだ。しかも杖助のキャラを創ってる間は本当に楽しい創作期間だった(ついでにバカ頭キャラは虹村億泰とか重ちーもいて…)。いつしか杖助は本当に自分の側にいる仲間のように思えてきた。漫画の創作とはこうゆう事のために行われる事なのだと思った。
『Part4ダイヤモンドは砕けない』はこの事を学んだ時期だった。

敵ではあるが吉良吉影と岸辺露伴もキャラを創っていて楽しい登場人物だった。
殺人鬼でとても許せない悪党だが、(人にはあまり言えないが)とてもあこがれる存在となった。
つらい少年時代を送っているに違いないが、人生には前向きで、常に自分を被害者づらなど決してせず、肯定している所、つらい危機的な状況をなんとか切り抜ける精神の強さなどだ。吉良吉影は殺人を犯している所をのぞけば、本当にぽくのヒーロー像そのものだと感じ、描いてる間はとても幸せだった。

しかし物語と人との出会いには必ず終わりがあるものだ。ラスト近くなった時、描いていて本当にさびしい思いがした。みんなと別れたくなかった。これは真実の気持ちだ。
東方杖助。吉良吉影。康一くん。億泰。岸辺露伴。杉本鈴美。川尻早人。
さよなら杜王町、って感傷にひたった。
Link to this section Vento Aureo First Volume Afterword

Recently, I've managed to calm myself down quite a bit... Well, let's just say that instead of arguing, which is something that tires me out, I prefer obeying what I'm being told. During the time I was writing Vento Aureo, I really tormented myself in regards to the matter of "self-censorship" in Shonen Manga. By "self-censorship," I'm talking about the requests from the editorial board to an author to stop drawing or, at the very least, soften certain elements of the story which haven't been deemed presentable (for example: discriminatory phrases, expressions which might appear racist, the way skin color is drawn, violent scenes or abuse on both the weak and animals, callbacks to real-life crimes, the representation of nude bodies, smoking or drinking habits, etc..) I wanna make it clear right away that what I am about to write here isn't a critique towards my editors, but simply the real sensations that I, Hirohiko Araki, felt while writing Vento Aureo.

Having reached the fifth part of the series, I desired to write a story which would deal with topics such as the deep sadness in us human beings, or the pain of being born into this world, and I wanted to do it in a stronger manner than the previous parts. Depending on the circumstances in which they are born, there are people who are lucky from the very start, but how would these individuals act if they had been born in a different place instead, one with much harsher conditions? In Vento Aureo, all the protagonists have, in one way or another, been estranged from society and forced to live on its boundaries. We are talking about an environment in which the strong eat the weak and one where evil pervades everything. In such a situation, is it still possible for these characters to find justice?

When representing the clash between good and evil, it is necessary to describe evil in a realistic way, and it's here that the power of "self-censorship" in Shonen Manga really strikes the heaviest of blows in the story that you're trying to write. Smoking, being relentless towards the weak, sexually molesting an individual, stabbing someone with a knife, cutting off heads, abusing men and women, gouging eyes out, eating brain matter: all these are examples of pure evil. To express the evil shadows of human beings a minimum of cruelty and brutality is essential.

Despite having happened sporadically in previous years, as soon as I started Vento Aureo (around 1996), the editorial board suddenly started sending me more and more requests along the lines of "fix this page", "change that line", "modify this drawing" and so on. I would like to show you precisely which dialogues and pages I'm talking about, but it would be a long list so it's better to leave that out for now. Additionally, these requests were rarely motivated (even if they were, they were never in a convincing manner), the indications given to me were typically like, "...well, it's just that there is kind of regulation, plus the deadline is close and things just go like this with the board. C'mon hurry up and fix it! You'll think about the rest right?!”

I'll say it again, this is absolutely not a critique in regards to my editors, nor am I insinuating that they developed an unprofessional attitude towards me. (Truth is that I've always been very grateful to my editors!) All I'm trying to say is that during the period I was writing Vento Aureo that sensation was there with me. It's nothing else but a simple personal impression.

With all that said, it's easy to imagine just what type of crisis I was in and how difficult it was for me to successfully express, in a satisfying manner, the themes that I was trying to develop. Moreover, I kept asking myself if by any chance a "wall" had been indefinitely built to limit the liberty of expression, if the possibilities for artistic development in manga had run out, or if the ideology of authority and non-stop profit weren't completely stripping away the sprouts of art itself. Even now, despite being in a much more relaxing condition, I can't give myself a definitive answer, but what I felt in that era naturally transpired into the actions and attitudes of my characters.

Giorno and Bucciarati, two of the protagonists, betray the organization which they are part of for the sake of 'justice'. The organization is a symbol of power and moral obligation, almost a second home for them, but they both decide to fight to follow the desire of living according to justice. Even I, as the author, while drawing these scenes felt courage swelling up inside of me. Thinking back on the sentiments of my protagonists never fails to bring tears to my eyes. If these two boys had decided to remain in the shadow of authority, maybe they would have gone on to live safe and comfy lives. Instead, despite knowing the risks, they chose the path of justice, because only in its presence would they have been certain their existence actually mattered. Vento Aureo, between great Italian fashion and all the more creative Stand battles, is a story full of suspense, but I also think, according to my judgment as an author, that it can be considered a really dark work. Having said that and considering how at times we can take on such heavy subjects, I am very proud of it. Just like with all the other parts, I hope with all my heart that you have fun reading it. Regarding the parts that I had to cut, I will talk about this in the afterthoughts of the last volume.

[Translated by LegoAlex98]

Link to this section Vento Aureo Last Volume Afterword

Jotaro Kujo, the protagonist of part three "Stardust Crusaders", sets off on his journey accepting the bond that connects him to his grandfather and his grandfather's great-grandfather (Jonathan's father). There are six generations between them. In that sense, you could say their enemy, Dio Brando, represents both destiny and fate.

I don't think there's anyone who can assert they know anything about an ancestor from six generations prior. From Jotaro's perspective, he doesn't really care if his ancestor was someone who did good things or, rather, someone who made the wrong choices. He simply accepts the blood bond that connects him and his ancenstors, considering it an honor even! While I was writing this fifth part, Vento Aureo, I kept asking myself: "How would someone behave if the mere fact they were born was a source of sadness?"

Men can't choose how they come into the world. Some of them find themselves in happy families, others grow up in terrible places from the get-go. Can those less fortunate do anything if we assume destiny and fate are something already decided by gods or some kind of law that makes stars move in our vast universe? This is Vento Aureo's main theme and both the protagonists and their adversaries need to face it. Giorno, Bucciarati, Fugo, Narancia, Abbacchio, Mista. Every single one of them grew up or rather was forced to grow up, at the edge of society and family. The same can be said about Trish really.

Could they ever challenge fate, destiny, and change them? This was my most recurring thought while working on this story.

I was really down during that period for certain personal matters. What to do? If it were easy for humans to change them just with effort and will, destiny and fate would lose their meanings. It would be too easy. How could the protagonists fight against this sense of unavoidability? The answer, surprisingly, was given to me by the protagonists themselves. They don't try to change their destiny and even in their situation, they choose not to give up their spirit's purity. They firmly believe that happiness and a sense of justice are the same things.

I mean, I'm the author, and yet, while I was writing I ended up learning from my characters and this is what truly gave me courage. In these terms, thinking back, I feel I had the illusion of being accepted among them as a friend, more than just growing fond of Vento Aureo's protagonists myself.

There was one part in this fifth series I absolutely had to delete though. An episode I couldn't write at all. In my head, the story went that between Mista, Narancia, Fugo and Abbacchio, there would be a spy working for the boss and betray Giorno and Bucciarati. At first, I had decided this traitor to be Fugo, but I couldn't do it.

My state of mind was so dark that the stories I wrote were becoming more and more evil, but in my heart, I was starting to hate this behavior as time passed. Also, my heart broke just thinking about how Bucciarati would feel.

I absolutely can't understand betrayal from a trusted friend and this is why just thinking about it physically hurt me. I would have accepted any criticism saying that I "hadn't had the guts to do it" as an author, but I assure you I couldn't write that episode no matter what.

Maybe Giorno would have had to kill Fugo then and I'm sure this would have given a really bad impression to my youngest readers.

This is what lays behind that farewell scene in Venezia, with the publication of Vento Aureo's novel then I was able to have a story written about how Fugo would continue to help his companions from inside the organization.

To conclude, allow me to say something to my characters: Thank you, you are the Golden Wind that blows during the most difficult and sad moments.

[Translated by macchalion]

Link to this section Stone Ocean First Volume Afterword
There are times where I'll suddenly get overwhelmed, thinking about how weird certain things are which I previously never cared about, and an unusual anger arises. It exists within me, this "Period of Hate," which is often caused by the "Season of Aggression". Some time ago I happened to be with my parents, and so with levity I said this:

"You know, near my house there is this traffic light which turns red even during parts of the day where cars are nowhere to be seen. It didn't really bother me before and if there was no one around I would just go ahead and pass anyway. However, lately I've began to see it as bad conduct, so I've decided to stop and wait until it turns green."

As soon as I finished saying this, I started getting bombarded with a flurry of comments such as "Oh c'mon, nobody does that anymore!" and "You are giving me a headache! What, are you trying to play goody two shoes now?!" and even, "You are a hypocrite! You just want someone to see you so he can write about it on 2chan!" Ugh. There it is. The "Season of Aggression" has arrived. If you get attacked for saying or doing something bad there's nothing wrong with that, but I did no such thing. I mean, I didn't even pass the red light. See, this is the "Season of Aggression", that period of time when people get angry at me for reasons that I fail to comprehend. And when it inexorably presents itself again, even in arguments where I could easily counter, I just end up being assailed and suffer even more. Because of this, the only thing that I can do is sit and wait until it passes again, just like people affected by pollen allergies; on hold, until the cause of their nuisance flies away. In these circumstances, the saying, "The best defense is a good offense" does not work.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure has finally reached its sixth protagonist, Jolyne Cujoh, and she too is in the middle of this "Season of Aggression". Ever since she was little, she's lived in Florida, and with Jotaro being very busy in Morioh, she grew up without the presence of a father figure. Jolyne has certainly inherited the tough and cool headed side of her family, but she slowly but surely went towards a path of restlessness. Her mother just scolds her. She falls in love with a guy whose affection she blindly trusts. He represents the love and affection that she never got from her father. But it's precisely this sentiment that will drag Jolyne into a crazy world. Will she be able to free herself from it like "unraveling a string"? And will she mature as a person? This is the layout that I had in mind when writing Stone Ocean and its protagonist.

Some time ago, in the 1980s, the impulse of trying a new creative adventure made me draw "Gorgeous Irene," a short story which had a woman as a protagonist. But in that time period I just, don't know, kinda felt something was off...I perceived a weird atmosphere telling me that a female protagonist wouldn't go well in my works, and so I scrapped the idea of turning it into an actual series. Almost 15 years have passed since then, and I'm convinced that, in some way, the times have changed. Today we live in an era in which, even if a girl takes a punch, or her finger goes flying, or she gets pushed down a building, she can still have a really strong atmosphere. The responsibility is all on her dad's shoulders, Jotaro Kujo. He is the one who initially comes to save his daughter, but ultimately ends up getting saved by her. This, in turn, favors the internal growth of the girl. It seems to me that putting yourself out there by inserting a character like this into a manga really pays off. We can be men and women, but the blood relations and the sentiments which derive from them are elements which we all inherit.

What does "Stone Ocean" mean? "Stone" is the will of Jolyne, while "Ocean" symbolizes women altogether. This Stone Ocean can also refer to the image of the prison in which the story is set. After having decided to draw Stone Ocean, I wanted to collect some material and went to visit a prison in Florida. It was divided into 4 sections: juvenile detention, female detention, young male detention and death row convicts detention that I could only enter after I was granted a permit. In America, there are also "private" prisons in which a penalty discount becomes the equivalent of a commercial enterprise.

I could enter three sections, but not the male detention one because it was deemed too dangerous, I was only able to see the kitchen and the model prisoners working there. In any case, it wasn't a huge prison like the one where Jolyne Cujoh was incarcerated, rather it was a very high tech one and in some way reminded me of Roppongi Hills. (Big urban complex in Roppongi, a Tokyo district) At the entrance I was patted down to check what I was carrying with me and possible metal objects. Then I took an elevator, walked, took another elevator, walked again, then another elevator in repetition. At every passage a heavy metal door with an electronic lock would be opened and closed, then another, and another, and so on. On the way, I was escorted by some guards of average rank. Doors can't speak, but it was like they were telling me that I couldn't leave that place anymore, even if I willed it. I'm not sure if it was claustrophobia, but I was very nervous, I felt like I was in a state of hyperventilation and my breathing was ragged. Some prisoners, no matter how many times I told them I was from Tokyo, wanted me to gift them a Bible in Korean. Furthermore, there was a woman with a massive body structure who looked just like the boss from a movie, seated next to her was instead a girl with a slim figure, probably her henchman, through which she asked me how old I was. I would later heartily describe my feelings to the warden, that I was really anxious to the point of suffocation. He replied "It's the same for me every day. I always feel relieved when I can finally get out and go back home.” Writing this sixth part, I keep questioning myself with concern over Jolyne Cujoh. If I was in the same situation, I think that after just 3 hours of being put in I'd probably already feel destroyed. My impression is that, between all the previous JoJo protagonists, she is the toughest one and that I desire for her to be happy the most. Especially because, as if that wasn't enough, she is right in the middle of the “Season of Aggression”.
—Hirohiko Araki


(Translator Note: 2chan or 2channel is a gigantic Japanese forum, in which millions of posts regarding a huge variety of topics are uploaded on a daily basis, these posts are left uncontrolled and go under almost no censorship.) [Translated by LegoAlex98]

Link to this section Stone Ocean Last Volume Afterword
The truth is, I don’t really know what to say about this. Writing this sixth part of “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure - Stone Ocean”, I started feeling a great sense of satisfaction regarding the Stand’s powers. I felt like I had reached the peak of my creativity, as an author I had drawn everything my capabilities allowed. ‘Time’ that got faster and faster for humans’ senses to perceive, getting closer to the concept of infinite – given we can’t really comprehend much of it. How could there possibly be a Stand power bigger than this? “There’s nothing more incredible, my creativity has reached the highest point”, that’s what I thought. I normally think that feelings like a sense of satisfaction or personal realization are extremely scary. Finding yourself in a situation where you think everything’s going well and you don’t need to do anything more is without doubt a terrible situation, as a person and as a mangaka, but also if we think about society and the development of science, philosophy, art and culture in general. People act to achieve something, to obtain satisfaction above all else, but what do they do when they reach it? This contradictory feeling crept up my heart while I was coming up with an ending for ‘Stone Ocean’.


Jolyne Cujoh, our protagonist, felt a deep void in her heart too because she was missing the paternal love that brought her to befriend the shady guy that caused her to be imprisoned, after causing a car accident. But what’s important is the progress she makes because of that, because of the actions she has to do to save her father she becomes the strong woman she is. If we look at this story as a telling of the protagonist’s growth, her story had ended. So now what should I do for the accomplishment of this manga? In other words, I don’t have anything more to draw. It’s over. ‘JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure’ has reached its summit.
This is ‘Stone Ocean’.
The end.
But this is not right, not at all, it feels wrong. The fact that I’m feeling accomplished should not be a good thing.
It’s like a red light is in front of me, what should I do?
This is what I was thinking then, until I had an idea.
Go back to the origins! Isn’t this how Renaissance happened in Italy, going back to Greeks and Romans concepts in classic art? The French painter Gauguin also built a whole new painting going back the origins that Tahiti represented for him.

I need to strengthen further Father Pucci’s Stand power. This way time, the characters, the bloodlines and the whole universe will have a turnaround and go back to their origins. For ‘JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure’ I had to leave modern days and return to nature. I had to change Stone Ocean’s ending right before the last chapters for this reason, I brought out all the nostalgic feelings I had in my soul and this is why it came out like that. Jolyne Cujoh's memories are different, but I think her love and emotions will remain forever and surely grow. I want the protagonist for the seventh part to be fighting against nature in a way that teaches him how to be mature. These were my thoughts upon writing the sixth part, maybe these things shouldn’t be said or written but this is the author’s afterword right? It came out like this.
—Hirohiko Araki

[Translated by macchalion][73]

第6部『ストーンオーシャン 』あとがき

このあとがきのコメントは実をいうとあまりありません。

この『ジョジョの奇妙な冒険Part6 ストーンオーシャン 』でスタンド能力としては(作者自身の感覚としては)——けっこう描ききった感が当時あって、アイデア的に究極に達してしまったのかな?と創作的な満足感を味わってしまったのです。

「時間」が、どんどん人間の感覚より速くなって行って、無限に、考えうる限りの無限に——近づいて行く。——これ以上のスタンド能力ってもうないだろう。凄いのなんて、もうないな。アイデアは究極へ達した。そう思ってしまったのです。

「満足感」とか「達成感」という感覚は、けっこう危険な領域の感覚なのでは?と常日頃思っていて、つまり「全てOKしちゃって、もう何もいらないや」という状態は人間としても漫画家としても、あるいは社会や文明の発展としても科学としても哲学としても、芸術としてもきっとヤバイ事に違いない。

燃え尽きる恋愛。もしくは闘い終わった〝あしたのジョー〟。人間はきっと何かを達成したり満足するために行動するのだろうけど、満足したらそのあとどうする?それがこのストーンオーシャンを描き終わった時の矛盾した感覚でした。

主人公の空条徐倫は、求める父親からの愛情の空虚さが心の底にあって、それ理由、交通事故を引き起こし、投獄されました。

そして、逆に父を助ける行動で、ひとりの女性として成長して行く。主人公の成長物語としては達成してしまった。そのあとどうする?…漫画制作的にそうも思ってしまいました。

つまり描く事はもうないな。終わったな。「ジョジョの奇妙な冒険」はもう究極に達してしまったな。それがこの「ストーンオーシャン」です。——以上。…………………………いや、やっぱりヤだな。それはなんか、うぬぼれなのかもしれない。かなりヤバイ。達成感とか思う事。それ自体がヤバイような。赤信号が点滅しました。どおしよう?本当どおしよう?「そうだ!」そう思いました。

原点に返ろう。イタリアのルネッサンスは古代ギリシャやローマ時代の概念に返ったから起こったんだ。フランスの画家のゴーギャンは、タヒチという原始に返って新しい絵画を生みだしたんだ。

ラストのボス・プッチ神父のスタンド能力をさらにパワーアップさせよう。そうすりゃあ、時間も主人公たちも血統も宇宙一周して原始に返れる。ジョジョの奇妙な冒険は————現代文明を捨てて自然に返ろう。

それが当時、終了直前に変更して描いた、「ストーンオーシャン」のラストです。しか一現もノスタルジイの感覚も出せた。空条徐倫の記憶は別のものだが、愛と情は残って永遠のものとなり、きっと成長して行くでしょう。

そして————

ジョジョの奇妙な冒険の次の第7部の主人公は、自然と闘い、自然から学んで成長して行く主人公にしよう。タイトルは「スティール・ボール・ラン(仮)」か?

そう思いながら、当時、この第6部を描き終えました。本来なら、こういった事は言ったり書いたりすべき事ではないのかもしれない。でも作者本人のあとがきですからね。そういうあとがきです。

Link to this section Steel Ball Run First Volume Afterword

In 2004, I started drawing JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Part 7 “Steel Ball Run”. This was the story of Johnny Joestar and Gyro Zeppeli and their participation in the great race throughout the North American continent, going from San Diego on the West Coast to New York on the East Coast. I'd like to now share with you all some memories regarding the genesis of this work.

Part 1: The Protagonists
Each one of them has their own family problems: Johnny's relationship with his dad and Gyro's lineage. It's almost as if their births are a contradiction and their desire to take control of their lives pushed them to enter the race. The other characters have a positive attitude as well and those who hide the power of a Stand are very confident in themselves. That being said, maintaining a positive attitude is a tiresome way to live life. After all, to find a bit of peace they only have 2 choices: retire from the race or reach New York.

Part 2: The Stands
Up until now, I've created Stands with the intent of visually representing elements which are impossible to perceive with earthly eyes yet still very much exist. This includes all physical phenomenons and creations, stuff like transforming flames into characters or drawing time itself. With my previous work "Stone Ocean," I had accomplished a certain sense of fulfillment and was wondering, "What I should do next?" When I started drawing SBR, I had a predilection for rotations (specifically spiral rotations). The flames that I designed resembled whirlwinds, splashing water flew like vortexes, body joints bent as if screwed together, hair grew in a sinuous way, the branches of plants and trees connected curved into the main stem, petals of flowers were like spirals, the shadows of rocks seemed like they were rotating, etc.. By constantly drawing things like these, I reached the conclusion that rotations and spirals gave a clear explanation to every phenomenon in this world of ours. Had I made a Stand out of them it probably would have been extremely powerful. Additionally, by connecting the concept of "rotation" to "rebirth," then ideally the story would return to its starting point. It's through this reasoning that I convinced myself that SBR had to be set in the same time period as Part 1, that being the end of the XIX century.

Part 3: Research
I love stories in which characters grow throughout a journey and I believe tends to be a universal experience. These days, you can obtain information on anything you need through searching on the internet, and as a result research trips are no longer necessary. However, there are places where its necessary to be there in person, in order to really perceive their magnitude. To truly comprehend the other side of the coin, we must live in these places to experience their miseries and inequities, and understand what would happen if, for example, we were to find ourselves without milk. Pushed by the desire to experiment with these sentiments, I went on a discovery trip on a Cessna and in a car starting from a desert in the Far West. It wasn't necessarily related to SBR, but I was particularly fascinated by the abandoned crash sites of planes right in the middle of nowhere.

Later on, I hiked for 5 days and 4 nights in the mountains of Kumano Kodo (a group of ancient pilgrimage footpaths, patrimony of UNESCO since 2004) in the prefecture of Wakayama in Japan. I wanted to find out what would happen to me if I walked 20 kilometers every day, and so I did. Maybe this experience in particular has some relevance to SBR. Everyday, the marvelous view offered by the forests would become increasingly darker after 4 o'clock, more than you could imagine. One day I happened to see an old lady all alone, coming out of the dark and saying "If I hadn't met that kid I would have certainly been lost and I would have been in trouble!" (what kid was she talking about?!). After 2 days of walking my muscles started to hurt a lot, the phone had no signal and it seemed so heavy that each day I would ponder the idea of just throwing it away. The contradictions of useless inventions.

Part 4: The Enemies
President Valentine, who appears in the second half of SBR is the final boss, the worst enemy, the big bad, an extremely evil person. However, I would like to explain why he is a villain from the POV of the protagonists, Johnny and Gyro. President Valentine uses the Steel Ball Run race to collect the treasures necessary to transform his native country into the greatest and biggest nation in the world and to steer it towards a new era. Basically, through this event, he plans to conquer the sympathy of the people and obtain the rights for his fellow countrymen. He is aware that the future will bring forth the movement from horses to machines, and knows that democracy means the acquisition of the rights of a capitalist economy. That being said, a person who doesn't know egoism is truly terrifying. In practice, the ideas of President Valentine are much more valid than those of our protagonists Johnny, Gyro, Steven Steel, etc.. As a result, this president who wants to follow the rightful path is the antagonist by 'antonomasia'. In him resides the contradiction that exists between good and evil. It's sort of a paradox. However it may be, what is happiness? If happiness coincided with the victory of truth, then would it have to be the objective of this era? In the end, will Johnny and Gyro really be able to achieve it?

Part 5: Area
The publication of this work switched from Weekly Shonen Jump to the monthly Ultra Jump, not just because after many years the weekly deadlines began to feel stressing, but also because I felt that in SBR the "area" which I could draw had grew a lot (I'm referring to the number of pages per chapter). I sensed that I could improve on the proportions between backgrounds and characters and also felt that I had found an ideal rhythm to develop this manga which, by its nature, is more suited to being monthly.

—Hirohiko Araki
Link to this section Steel Ball Run Last Volume Afterword
At the end of Volume 1 of this edition of Steel Ball Run, I had shared some memories which encompassed the entirety of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series. As such, I want to now focus on writing something more specific about its endings.

This may seem like a given when creating a manga series, but between the writing, researching, personal anxieties, etc...the beginning of a manga serialization can be a pretty tough undertaking. However, when it comes to ending a series, I’m under the impression that the task is even more challenging.

It'll depend on the work, but there are times where the editorial department or the manga author themselves will want a series to approach some kind of conclusion. Even if that's the case, requests from the audience can make it difficult for an author to write that closing word, "End." During this time, it's always necessary for us as authors to separate ourselves from the characters that have accompanied our story, the ones we've grown attached to as the days go by, the ones we've shared many important moments with. Similarly, it is also necessary to leave behind the setting and world that we've created and built up. On the other hand, we can’t abandon the answers behind the main mysteries or the destinies of our characters. We must close the curtain in the best way possible. “Will this ending satisfy the readers?” This sort of doubt generates anxiety and a certain sense of importance. Even after we finally finish drawing, there's a certain sensation that nothing else remains and you start to ask yourself: “What do I do now?!” This is what happens with the end of a serialized manga.

It may also happen to have a strong ending like in this case, but with this work and for the third part of JoJo, Stardust Crusaders, I chose a plot structure that had a very obvious finish line and readers would be aware of the fact that a conclusion would be inevitable. So, without a sense of loss or desperation, the closure was nothing else but a way to conclude a journey and so this way I could finish as necessary. When I reach the finishing line of these works, I only had the feeling of having completed a task and of having obtained a good result, and that gave me a sense of gratitude.

One of the ending scenes of Steel Ball Run that I particularly enjoyed drawing is the one in which Johnny and Gyro confide their personal secrets to each other and Gyro reveals to his friend his true name, while Johnny tells him about his fetish. They were just frivolities, but can a secret become eternal? Or, if one survives, will that secret continue to live on in their heart? While I was creating those panels, I found myself crying.
—Hirohiko Araki

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