JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - Episode 1 (OVA)

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This article is about episode one of the OVA. For the first episode of the TV Anime adaptation, see Episode 1.

The Evil Spirit (悪霊, Akuryō) is the first episode of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure OVA. It adapts Chapter 114 through Chapter 117 along with a scene from Chapter 121 of the manga.


Jotaro Kujo refuses to leave his jail cell, believing that he is possessed by an evil spirit (later revealed to be a "Stand"). When Jotaro's mother, Holy, his grandfather Joseph Joestar and the mysterious Muhammad Avdol come to try to coax him out, a battle erupts between two Stands—Jotaro's "Star Platinum" and Avdol's "Magician's Red". Afterwards, the gang travel back to Jotaro's house where Joseph tells them the story of their ancestor, Jonathan Joestar and the Joestar family's fate against Jonathan's adopted brother and eternal enemy-DIO. Joseph demonstrates his Stand, Hermit Purple and hands Jotaro a spirit photo of DIO, informing the group of DIO's subsequent resurrection after his coffin was discovered in the ocean. Jotaro uses Star Platinum to scan the photo and uncovers a fly native to Egypt, a vital clue to finding DIO's lair, although he is still unconvinced by Joseph’s attempts to recruit him against the Vampire who has long eluded him.

Meanwhile, DIO drains a woman of her blood to begin recovering his strength while a mysterious young fortuneteller uses tarot cards to read the futures of the Joestar group.


Dio Brando
(1st appearance)
Jonathan Joestar
(1st appearance) (Death)
Jotaro Kujo
(1st appearance)
Joseph Joestar
(1st appearance)
Muhammad Avdol
(1st appearance)
Holy Kujo
(1st appearance)
Enya the Hag
(1st appearance) (Diguised)
Star Platinum
(1st appearance)
Magician's Red
(1st appearance)
Hermit Purple
(1st appearance)


Script (脚本)
Kenichi Takashima[2]
高島 健一
Storyboard (絵コンテ)
Noboru Furuse
古瀬 登
Episode Director (演出)
Katsuyuki Kodera
小寺 勝之
Animation Director (作画監督)
羽山 淳一
Character Design (キャラクターデザイン)
羽山 淳一
Visual Works (ビジュアルワークス)
Hideki Futamura
二村 秀樹
Technical Supervisor (テクニカルスーパーバイザー)
Katsuyuki Kodera
小寺 勝之
Key Animation (原画)
Masahiro Kurio
Toshimitsu Kobayashi
Kenji Mizuhata
Takeshi Imai
Jun Yoshida
Toshiaki Kanbara
Shigemi Aoyagi
Koji Kataoka
Shoichi Masuo
Takehiro Nakayama
Ichikawa Daisaku
Tetsukazu Yamagishi
Junichi Hayama
Hideki Futamura
栗尾 昌宏
小林 利充
水畑 健二
今井 武志
吉田 潤
神原 敏昭
青柳 重美
片岡 康治
増尾 昭一
中山 岳洋
市川 大作
山岸 徹一
羽山 淳一
二村 秀樹
In-between Animation Inspection (動画チェック)
Yasumi Tanaka
Izumi Hara
田中 保美
原 和泉
In-between Animation (動画)
Shinmei Saito
Yurika Higashizaka
Miwako Yamamoto
Akifumi Tanaka
Yuko Goseki
Yuu Yamashita
Nosuzu Yasumoto
Natsuko Shimoyoshi
Daiji Kanbara
Kotaro Sasaki
Lee pro.
斎藤 新明
東坂 ゆりか
山本 三輪子
田中 章文
五関 袷子
山下 祐
安本 乃涼
下吉 奈津子
神原 大仁
佐々木 康太郎
Lee pro.


JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Episode 1 (OVA): The Evil Spirit
Start End Title OST Description

End Credits
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Stardust Crusaders Original Soundtrack
Joseph arrives at Jotaro's jail cell/Jotaro shoots himself
Magician's Red
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Stardust Crusaders Original Soundtrack
Avdol reveals Magician's Red
Star Platinum/Garden
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Stardust Crusaders Original Soundtrack
Star Platinum vs. Magician's Red/Avdol stops the fight/Kujo Mansion
Joseph tells Jotaro about DIO's return
Joseph shows off Hermit Purple's ability
Holy, Joseph, and Jotaro show off their Joestar birthmarks
The spirit photo shows DIO with Jonathan's body/DIO senses he's being watched/DIO sucks a woman's blood
Star Platinum finds and draws a fly in the spirit photo/Drawing is faxxed to the SPW Foundation/Enya reads the Crusaders' Tarot Cards
End Credits
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Stardust Crusaders Original Soundtrack

Manga/OVA Differences

  • A flashback to Jonathan's last and ultimately fatal encounter with Dio where the latter steals his body is included in the opening credits.
  • In the flashback, the zombie Wang Chan's hands are seen holding the case housing Dio's head as the ship burns. However, in the manga and anime, the ship is set on fire because Jonathan destroyed Wang Chan's head and caused his body to obstruct the engine.
  • In the OVA, Dio uses his blood vessels to pierce Jonathan's neck. In the manga and anime, Dio mortally wounds him with Space Ripper Stingy Eyes.
  • There is an added scene of Joseph's plane landing at Narita Airport.
  • Instead of meeting up with Joseph at the airport, Holy meets up with him in front of the jail.
    • Joseph learns of Jotaro's alleged "Evil Spirit" through a phone call with Holy instead of from her in person at the airport.
  • Joseph is present in the scene where Jotaro grabs the guard's gun and shoots himself.
  • A scene of Enya reading the fortunes of the Joestar group and naming their Stands is added.
    • In addition, Enya is depicted in the disguise of a young woman rather than her normal form in the manga.
  • The Joestars head to Jotaro's home after leaving prison and discuss the story of DIO there, whereas in the manga, this took place at a cafe.
  • More explicit nudity is added during the scene where DIO drains a female slave of her blood.
  • A scene from Chapter 121 where Star Platinum sees a fly in the photograph of DIO and draws it was moved to the middle of Chapter 117 for the OVA.






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