List of Story Arcs

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This page lists each story arc contained in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.

Story arcs are composed of sequential chapters sharing a title, as well as any relevant chapters that set up or conclude events that occur in the arc.

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Phantom Blood

A young noble boy named Jonathan Joestar clashes with his new adopted brother, Dio Brando, as the latter tries to ruin his life.
Jonathan Joestar discovers and attempts to prove that Dio Brando is trying to poison his father George.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 2
Anime
Number of Episodes: 1
Jonathan seeks an antidote for his father in the slums of London as Dio discovers the supernatural effects of the Stone Mask.
Anime
Number of Episodes: 2
Jonathan battles the newly-vampiric Dio, prepared to sacrifice everything to seal away his powers.
Anime
Number of Episodes: 2
Jonathan finishes off Jack the Ripper before confronting Dio and his invincible freezing technique.
Anime
Number of Episodes: 2
Jonathan meets fellow Ripple users Dire, Straizo, and Tonpetty. Dire attacks and manages to wound Dio Brando.

Battle Tendency

Fifty years after Jonathan Joestar's death, his grandson Joseph Joestar learns of Speedwagon's death by Straizo's hand.
Anime
Number of Episodes: 1
After transforming into a vampire, Straizo clashes with the cunning Joseph in the streets of New York.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 5
Anime
Number of Episodes: 2
Joseph and Caesar begin their arduous training at Air Supplena Island under Ripple master Lisa Lisa, owner of the coveted Red Stone of Aja.
Joseph, now a proficient Ripple user, battles the devious Esidisi in a hot-blooded game of wits.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 4
Anime
Number of Episodes: 1
Esidisi survives his fight with Joseph as a brain and nervous system, and uses Lisa Lisa's maid to steal the Red Stone of Aja.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 2
Anime
Number of Episodes: 1
Joseph, Caesar, and Lisa Lisa pursue the Red Stone of Aja to Switzerland, where they suddenly encounter Kars and a cyborg Rudol von Stroheim.
Anime
Number of Episodes: 2
Joseph and Kars race toward the cliff of a ravine as the Red Stone of Aja slips toward the edge.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 2
Anime
Number of Episodes: 1
Caesar enters the Pillar Men's lair, where he and Wamuu have their long-awaited rematch.
Kars incapacitates Lisa Lisa and unleashes his army on Joseph, but Stroheim and the Speedwagon Foundation come to the rescue.
Anime
Number of Episodes: 1
An exhausted Joseph battles Kars, who has taken Lisa Lisa hostage. Though Joseph saves his master, Kars manages to transform into the Ultimate Thing.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 2
Anime
Number of Episodes: 1
As Kars celebrates his new invincibility, Joseph desperately struggles to defeat his immortal enemy.
Anime
Number of Episodes: 2

Stardust Crusaders

Joseph Joestar's grandson, Jotaro Kujo, meets his grandfather and the fortuneteller Muhammad Avdol, who reveal Jotaro's Stand power.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 4
Anime
Number of Episodes: 1
Jotaro battles Noriaki Kakyoin, a Japanese student sent by DIO to assassinate him.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 4
Anime
Number of Episodes: 2
The Joestar group is attacked by the fly-like Stand Tower of Gray on their plane to Cairo.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 2
Anime
Number of Episodes: 2
In Hong Kong, a French Stand user named Jean Pierre Polnareff duels Muhammad Avdol with his Silver Chariot.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 3
Anime
Number of Episodes: 2
The Joestar group boards a ship to Singapore, but a Stand pursues them beneath the waves.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 3
Anime
Number of Episodes: 2
The Joestar Group encounters a mysterious freighter in the middle of the sea.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 3
Anime
Number of Episodes: 2
Polnareff is ambushed by Devo the Cursed's Ebony Devil in his Singapore hotel room.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 3
Anime
Number of Episodes: 2
Jotaro is attacked by Rubber Soul, who uses his Stand to impersonate Kakyoin.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 4
Anime
Number of Episodes: 2
Polnareff, Kakyoin, and Avdol battle the gunslinger Hol Horse and the mirror-inhabiting Stand Hanged Man, whose user killed Polnareff's sister.
After Hol Horse's escape, the parasitic Stand Empress grows in Joseph's arm as he passes through Varanasi.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 4
Anime
Number of Episodes: 2
A malevolent driver and his malleable car ambush the Joestar group on their way to Pakistan.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 4
Anime
Number of Episodes: 1
The Joestar Group encounters Enya the Hag, who feigns hospitality in hopes of taking revenge on her son's killer.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 6
Anime
Number of Episodes: 3
Steely Dan takes Joseph hostage with his weak but elusive Lovers, forcing Polnareff and Kakyoin to fight it inside Joseph's brain.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 6
Anime
Number of Episodes: 3
While crossing the Arabian Desert, the Joestar group is attacked by the Sun.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 2
Anime
Number of Episodes: 1
As the Joestar group crosses Arabia, Kakyoin realizes that a Stand is attacking them in their dreams.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 6
Anime
Number of Episodes: 2
Polnareff finds a "wish-granting genie" named Judgement. Polnareff's wishes are turned against him, but Muhammad Avdol reappears to save him.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 5
Anime
Number of Episodes: 3
The Joestar group is ambushed inside their submarine by High Priestess while crossing the Red Sea.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 4
Anime
Number of Episodes: 3
In the middle of the Sahara, the Joestar group meets Iggy, a Stand using dog. Shortly afterward, they are ambushed by N'Doul's water Stand Geb.
The Oingo Boingo Brothers try to assassinate the Joestar group using their Stands, the future-predicting Tohth and the face-altering Khnum.
Polnareff defeats a Stand user in Kom Ombo, but soon discovers that his sword possesses its holder.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 6
Anime
Number of Episodes: 2
Joseph and Avdol, magnetized by a power outlet Stand, battle the Stand user Mariah.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 6
Anime
Number of Episodes: 3
As Joseph and Avdol battle Mariah, Polnareff is reduced to a small child by Alessi's Stand, Sethan.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 6
Anime
Number of Episodes: 2
On the outskirts of Cairo, the Joestar group gambles against Daniel J. D'Arby, a Stand user whose Osiris can steal souls.
Anime
Number of Episodes: 2
Hol Horse and Boingo attempt to assassinate the Joestar group with Emperor and Tohth.
Anime
Number of Episodes: 2
The Joestar group finally confronts DIO and his invincible time-stopping Stand The World.

Diamond is Unbreakable

As his Stand begins to awaken, Koichi encounters the extortionist Tamami Kobayashi.
Anime
Number of Episodes: 2
Josuke and Koichi investigate Toshikazu Hazamada, whose Surface impersonates and manipulates Josuke in an attempt to assassinate Jotaro.
Josuke and Okuyasu eat at Tonio Trussardi's Italian restaurant for the first time.
Josuke and his father Joseph discover Shizuka, a baby who can turn invisible at will.
Anime
Number of Episodes: 1
Josuke and Jotaro hunt for a pair of rat Stand users.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 5
Anime
Number of Episodes: 1
Rohan and Koichi venture into the Ghost Girl's Alley, where they meet the ghost of Reimi Sugimoto and learn of a serial killer at large.
Anime
Number of Episodes: 1
Josuke and Okuyasu argue with Shigekiyo Yangu, a young Stand user whose Harvest can collect small items, over a winning lottery ticket.
Anime
Number of Episodes: 2
After Shigechi's death, Jotaro and Koichi are attacked by Yoshikage Kira's Sheer Heart Attack while investigating the killer's true identity.
As the Joestar group investigates Kira's house, Jotaro and Josuke are ambushed by the ghost of Yoshihiro Kira, the killer's father.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 5
Anime
Number of Episodes: 1
Kira attempts to impersonate Kosaku Kawajiri, being careful not to arouse suspicion in his new wife and child.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 2
Anime
Number of Episodes: 2
Josuke and Okuyasu encounter the self-proclaimed alien Mikitaka Hazekura, whom Josuke attempts to cheat at a dice game against Rohan with.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 6
Anime
Number of Episodes: 2
Rohan and Josuke are attacked by the Stand Highway Star, which chases Josuke across Morioh as he tries to reach its unknown user.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 8
Anime
Number of Episodes: 2
After being accidentally killed by Shinobu Kawajiri, a cat is reborn as the air-manipulating cat-plant Stand Stray Cat.
Josuke and Yuya Fungami work together to defeat Terunosuke Miyamoto, whose Stand Enigma can trap anything and anyone inside a piece of paper.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 6
Anime
Number of Episodes: 3
Hayato Kawajiri suspects his "father" to be an impersonator, and attempts to capture and hide evidence of the latter's murders.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 2
The sentient and malevolent Cheap Trick attaches itself to Rohan's back and attempts to drive him insane.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 6

Vento Aureo

Koichi Hirose finds Giorno Giovanna, the son of DIO, and attempts to fight the boy after he steals his cash and luggage.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 3
Anime
Number of Episodes: 1
Giorno is interrogated by Bruno Bucciarati, a member of the mafia gang Passione with a zipper-creating Stand ability.
Anime
Number of Episodes: 2
After Bucciarati becomes allies with Giorno over their hatred toward the boss, he directs the boy to meet his capo Polpo for an entrance exam.
Anime
Number of Episodes: 2
Giorno "fails" Polpo's test, and is thus forced to do battle against the shadow Stand Black Sabbath with Koichi's assistance.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 6
Anime
Number of Episodes: 2
Giorno and Bucciarati's team are attacked en route to Polpo's treasure on Capri Island, prompting Bucciarati and Leone Abbacchio to use the latter's Moody Blues.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 4
Anime
Number of Episodes: 2
Bucciarati and Abbacchio continue their investigation, discovering that their enemy's Stand can deflate people and objects.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 2
Anime
Number of Episodes: 1
Giorno and Mista arrive at Capri Island, where Mista is locked into battle with Sale and his Kraft Work.
Team Bucciarati boards a train inside a turtle's room-creating Stand, trailed by two assassins.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 2
Anime
Number of Episodes: 1
Giorno encounters Melone's remote-control Stand Baby Face, which can decompose itself and others into cubes.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 8
Anime
Number of Episodes: 2
Giorno and Mista battle the ice-cold assassin Ghiaccio as they drive toward Venice in search of a mysterious disc.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 8
Anime
Number of Episodes: 3
After arriving at San Giorgio Maggiore Island, Bucciarati discovers the boss's plot to kill Trish and decides to fight his invincible time-erasing Stand.
Narancia becomes the target and pawn of tongue-manipulating Tizzano and Squalo's shark-like Clash, who force him to lead his team toward water.
Anime
Number of Episodes: 2
On the way to Sardinia, Team Bucciarati's plane is hijacked by the postmortem Stand Notorious B.I.G.
Anime
Number of Episodes: 2
Forced to protect Giorno's ability from Notorious B.I.G, Trish finally awakens her Stand Spice Girl.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 2
Anime
Number of Episodes: 1
Vinegar Doppio, the boss's personal agent, encounters Risotto Nero, the head of La Squadra Esecuzioni.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 3
Anime
Number of Episodes: 1
A mysterious ally contacts Bucciarati's team and reveals a way to defeat King Crimson: another Arrow, which awaits them in Rome.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 2
Anime
Number of Episodes: 1
Bucciarati is tricked into leading Doppio into the Colosseum, where Diavolo faces his old enemy, Jean Pierre Polnareff.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 4
Anime
Number of Episodes: 1
As Chariot Requiem's soul-swapping ability wreaks havoc in Rome, Team Bucciarati attempt to retrieve the Arrow as Diavolo lurks in the background.
Team Bucciarati and Diavolo race to seize the Arrow first as Chariot Requiem's weakness is uncovered.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 5
Anime
Number of Episodes: 2
Giorno uses the Arrow to awaken Gold Experience Requiem, putting a never-ending end to Diavolo and his King Crimson.
Anime
Number of Episodes: 2
Before Giorno and Bucciarati's meeting, Mista discovers and attempts to save Bucciarati from Scolippi's Rolling Stones.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 5
Anime
Number of Episodes: 2

Stone Ocean

Jolyne Cujoh, daughter of Jotaro Kujo, is falsely imprisoned for murder at Florida's Green Dolphin Street Prison.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 3
Anime
Number of Episodes: 1
As Jolyne adjusts to life in prison, her cellmate Gwess gains a Stand ability of her own.
Anime
Number of Episodes: 1
Shrunken and under attack from Gwess's Goo Goo Dolls, Jolyne fully awakens her Stand, Stone Free.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 3
Anime
Number of Episodes: 1
As Jolyne's father, Jotaro Kujo, visits his daughter in prison, sniper Johngalli A. and the mysterious Stand Whitesnake begin their attack.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 11
Anime
Number of Episodes: 3
Ermes Costello awakens her Stand Kiss and meets the enigmatic boy Emporio Alnino during a confrontation with the suicidal Thunder McQueen.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 5
Anime
Number of Episodes: 2
As Jolyne and Ermes search for Jotaro's Stand DISC in the swamp, an enemy Stand infiltrates their group.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 5
Anime
Number of Episodes: 2
Jolyne and Ermes confront Foo Fighters, a sentient plankton colony in Whitesnake's service.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 3
Anime
Number of Episodes: 1
As Whitesnake attacks Jolyne to retrieve Star Platinum's DISC, both parties are threatened by Weather Report's last-ditch attack.
Anime
Number of Episodes: 1
Ermes Costello takes revenge on her sister's murderer Sports Maxx, whose Limp Bizkit can resurrect any organism—himself included.
F.F., accompanied by lovesick murderer Narciso Anasui, confronts martial arts master Kenzou and his feng-shui Stand Dragon's Dream.
While recovering from the battle with Kenzou, F.F., Anasui, and Jolyne witness the birth of the Green Baby.
Anime
Number of Episodes: 3
Jolyne and Anasui retreat through the swamp with the Green Baby, accompanied by the seemingly-servile Yo-Yo Ma.
Anime
Number of Episodes: 2
Anasui incapacitates Yo-Yo Ma as F.F. confronts Yo-Yo Ma's and Whitesnake's users, D an G and Enrico Pucci.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 2
Anime
Number of Episodes: 1
Jolyne and Anasui face the Green Baby's Stand, Green, Green Grass of Home, as F.F. attempts to escape Pucci.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 4
Anime
Number of Episodes: 1
F.F. reunites with Jolyne and Anasui, but Pucci and Whitesnake ambush the group and confront Jolyne.
Anime
Number of Episodes: 2
Jolyne and Emporio, seeking escape, are crippled by Miuccia Miuller's Jail House Lock.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 7
Anime
Number of Episodes: 2
Escapees Anasui and Weather Report are caught inside Bohemian Rhapsody's chaos and forced to inherit fictional characters' fates.
Anime
Number of Episodes: 2
Jolyne, Ermes, and Emporio are confronted by DIO's son Rikiel and his illness-inducing Sky High.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 7
Anime
Number of Episodes: 2
Donatello Versus's Stand, Under World, traps Jolyne and Ermes inside an impending plane crash as Pucci watches.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 7
Anime
Number of Episodes: 2
Weather Report regains his memories, unleashes his true ability upon Orlando, and confronts his brother Pucci in a battle to the death.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 13
Anime
Number of Episodes: 4
Thirty-two hours before the new moon, Pucci awakens the gravity-inverting C-Moon at Cape Canaveral as Jolyne's group approaches.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 3
Anime
Number of Episodes: 1
Jolyne and Anasui engage in a desperate battle with C-Moon at Cape Canaveral as a revived Jotaro draws nearer.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 8
Anime
Number of Episodes: 4
Pucci gains the time-accelerating Stand Made in Heaven, overwhelming the Joestar group in a battle for the fate of humanity.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 10
Anime
Number of Episodes: 3

Steel Ball Run

As preparations for the 1890 Steel Ball Run race are made, jockeys Gyro Zeppeli and Johnny Joestar cross paths.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 4
The Steel Ball Run begins with a non-stop dash through the 15,000-meter first stage.
As the second stage of the Steel Ball Run begins, Johnny and Gyro are stalked by a murderous competitor.
Johnny and Gyro are attacked by the Boomboom Family, who plan to eliminate them from the race with their magnetic abilities.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 3
As Stand-using competitor Mountain Tim is swept up in the Boomboom Family's attack, Johnny awakens his own Stand, Tusk.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 2
Gyro's reason for joining the Steel Ball Run is revealed. Meanwhile, at the next checkpoint, a terrorist from his homeland awaits him.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 2
Johnny and Gyro confront Oyecomova in a race toward the mysterious Zombie Horse.
The race's true goal is revealed. Pork Pie Hat Kid assaults Gyro and Johnny, the latter fully realizing his own ability.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 3
Johnny, Gyro, and Diego Brando find themselves slowly transforming into dinosaurs under someone else's control.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 5
After an encounter with racer Hot Pants, Johnny and Gyro face the gunslinger Ringo Roadagain in repeated duels to the death.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 3
Lucy Steel infiltrates a government building to investigate President Funny Valentine's plans.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 2
Johnny unlocks Tusk ACT2 during a confrontation with Sandman and Diego.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 5
Lucy Steel infiltrates president Funny Valentine's residence, triggering an attack from bodyguard Mike O.'s balloon animals.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 3
Johnny and Gyro are attacked by the duo of Wekapipo and Magent Magent in a frozen strait.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 5
At a garbage dump near Gettysburg, Johnny confronts Axl RO's Civil War, as well as his own demons.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 4
Wekapipo protects Steven Steel from a vengeful Magent Magent as Lucy fails to assassinate Valentine and receives a divine gift.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 3
Johnny is shot by an unknown assassin. At the same time, Gyro Zeppeli is attacked by D-I-S-C-O and his Chocolate Disco.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 3
Funny Valentine reveals his Stand Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, which can make alternate universes coexist. Following his disposal of Wekapipo, Diego, and Hot Pants, Valentine assaults Johnny and Gyro with a near-invincible new ability.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 15
Following Diego and Wekapipo's battle against Valentine, Lucy attempts to escape Philadelphia.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 2
Though Gyro dies by Valentine's hand, Johnny attacks the president with Tusk ACT4.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 5
Valentine attempts to convince Johnny to spare him, offering to bring Gyro back from the grave.
The Saint's Corpse is stolen by an alternate Diego Brando and his invincible time-stopping Stand, prompting a tense race with Johnny through the final stretch of the Steel Ball Run.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 4
The battle between Johnny and the alternate Diego Brando comes to a head, thanks to an unexpected delivery from Lucy. The Steel Ball Run draws to a close.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 2

JoJolion

An amnesiac buried in the ground and college student Yasuho Hirose investigate the former's identity, leading them into an ambush by Ojiro Sasame.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 6
The tentatively-named "Josuke Higashikata" is forced to battle a lovestruck Daiya Higashikata in a game of wits for the few memories he has.
As Josuke and Joshu Higashikata walk to school, they pass through the infamous extortion scam known as Shakedown Road.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 5
Following a meeting with Tsurugi Higashikata, Yasuho finds herself unable to distinguish people's faces as a result of Paper Moon King's ability.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 3
The fight between Josuke, Norisuke, and Yotsuyu Yagiyama leads to the discovery of a mysterious fruit.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 2
Yasuho and Tsurugi's attempt to trail Locacaca dealer Aisho Dainenjiyama quickly becomes a struggle to escape his tornado-like Doobie Wah!.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 4
Josuke meets Karera Sakunami, an eccentric woman who seems to be acquainted with his former identity.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 4
An awkward introduction between the Higashikata Family and Hato's new boyfriend, Tamaki Damo, turns bloody as Damo reveals his ties to Josuke's past.
A flashback depicts Josefumi Kujo and Yoshikage Kira's plan to steal the Locacaca fruit, which results in the birth of Josuke.
A heartbroken Hato works with Josuke to defeat Tamaki Damo and save their family.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 2
Joshu acquires of a large sum of money, which somehow continues to grow despite his outrageous purchases.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 2
Motivated by his mother's release from prison, Jobin enlists the help of Dolomite, whose Blue Lagoon causes its victims to violently pursue Josuke.
Jobin is betrayed by Poor Tom and his pressure-manipulating Stand Ozon Baby, triggering a three-way fight over the New Locacaca branch.
Josuke and Mamezuku's pursuit of hospital director Satoru Akefu and Yasuho's investigation into the Higashikata Family turn deadly, further exacerbated by the return of Ojiro and the worsening illnesses of Tsurugi and Holy.
Josuke discovers a powerful inherent ability and manages to fatally wound Wonder of U and its user, Toru. As Toru desperately tries to save himself, Kaato Higashikata returns to the Higashikata House with a plan to break her family's curse.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 4
A flashback to 1941 depicts Lucy Steel and Joseph Joestar's investigation into the Locacaca fruit, which is interrupted by a living guard rail. In the present, Josuke comes to terms with his own identity.
Manga
Number of Chapters: 2

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