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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 volume is 105 mm (4.1 in) by 148 mm (5.8 in) (A6 size), on standard quality paper and is roughly three-hundred pages long. Though smaller than the standard Tankōbon in both height and width, they contain more chapters per volume.
The release of this edition first started with all three volumes of, Phantom Blood, on February 15, 2002. It was then periodically released through fifty volumes, with the final volume of Stone Ocean being released on February 18, 2009.

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 Bunko release of Steel Ball Run. The release of this edition started with two volumes on February 17, 2017 and was periodically released through 16 volumes. The final two volumes were both released on January 18, 2018.

Volumes

Phantom Blood

Volume 1 [1]
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② Dio to no Seishun Sono 2)
Release Date
  • Japan February 15, 2002
  • Japan September 21, 2012 (JOJO-D)


ISBN


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Volume 2 [2]
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 Kurokishi 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 Kurokishi 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 Kurokishi 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 Kurokishi Burafōdo Sono 4)
Release Date
  • Japan February 15, 2002
  • Japan September 21, 2012 (JOJO-D)


ISBN


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Volume 3 [3]
Chapter Titles
  1. Sleep as a Hero (英雄として眠る 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 3nin 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 3nin 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 3nin Sono 3)
  10. Fire and Ice, Jonathan and Dio, Part 1 ((ファイヤー)(アイス) ジョナサンとディオ その① Faiyā Ando Aisu Jonasan to Dio Sono 1)
  11. Fire and Ice, Jonathan and Dio, Part 2 ((ファイヤー)(アイス) ジョナサンとディオ その② Faiyā Ando Aisu Jonasan to Dio Sono 2)
  12. Fire and Ice, Jonathan and Dio, Part 3 ((ファイヤー)(アイス) ジョナサンとディオ その③ Faiyā Ando Aisu Jonasan to Dio Sono 3)
  13. Fire and Ice, Jonathan and Dio, Part 4 ((ファイヤー)(アイス) ジョナサンとディオ その④ Faiyā Ando Aisu Jonasan to Dio Sono 4)
  14. Fire and Ice, Jonathan and Dio, Part 5 ((ファイヤー)(アイス) ジョナサンとディオ その⑤ Faiyā Ando Aisu Jonasan to Dio Sono 5)
  15. Fire and Ice, Jonathan and Dio, Part 6 ((ファイヤー)(アイス) ジョナサンとディオ その⑥ Faiyā Ando Aisu Jonasan to Dio Sono 6)
Release Date
  • Japan February 15, 2002
  • Japan September 21, 2012 (JOJO-D)


ISBN


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Battle Tendency

Volume 4 (1) [4]
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ジョセフ その① Sutoreitso Bāsasu Josefu Sono 1)
  5. Straizo vs. Joseph, Part 2 (ストレイツォVSジョセフ その② Sutoreitso Bāsasu Josefu Sono 2)
  6. Straizo vs. Joseph, Part 3 (ストレイツォVSジョセフ その③ Sutoreitso Bāsasu Josefu Sono 3)
  7. Straizo vs. Joseph, Part 4 (ストレイツォVSジョセフ その④ Sutoreitso Bāsasu Josefu Sono 4)
  8. Straizo vs. Joseph, Part 5 (ストレイツォVSジョセフ その⑤ Sutoreitso Bāsasu 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)
Release Date
  • Japan April 18, 2002
  • Japan September 21, 2012 (JOJO-D)


ISBN


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Volume 5 (2) [5]
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 Shi no Keiyaku Kekkon Yubiwa)
  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 エシディシ その① Honō Nagare Hō Eshidishi Sono 1)
  17. Flame Mode Esidisi, Part 2 (炎・流法 エシディシ その② Honō Nagare Hō Eshidishi Sono 2)
Release Date
  • Japan April 18, 2002
  • Japan September 21, 2012 (JOJO-D)


ISBN


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Volume 6 (3) [6]
Chapter Titles
  1. Flame Mode Esidisi, Part 3 (炎・流法 エシディシ その③ Honō Nagare Hō 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 カーズ その① Hikari Nagare Hō Kāzu Sono 1)
  8. Light Mode Kars, Part 2 (光・流法 カーズ その② Hikari Nagare Hō Kāzu Sono 2)
  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)
Release Date
  • Japan May 17, 2002
  • Japan September 21, 2012 (JOJO-D)


ISBN


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Volume 7 (4) [7]
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 Ultimate Being Is Born, Part 1 (超生物カーズ誕生 その① Chō Seibutsu Kāzu Tanjō Sono 1)
  14. Kars the Ultimate Being 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 Koe te Ki ta Otoko)
Release Date
  • Japan May 17, 2002
  • Japan September 21, 2012 (JOJO-D)


ISBN


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Stardust Crusaders

Volume 8 (1) [8]
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 (星のアザをもつ男 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」という力 'Sutando' to Iu Chikara)
  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)
Release Date
  • Japan June 18, 2002
  • Japan September 21, 2012 (JOJO-D)


ISBN


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Volume 9 (2) [9]
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 Hangudoman 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 Hangudoman 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 Hangudoman 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 Hangudoman Sono 4)
Release Date
  • Japan June 18, 2002
  • Japan September 21, 2012 (JOJO-D)


ISBN


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Volume 10 (3) [10]
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 Hangudoman 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 Hangudoman 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)
Release Date
  • Japan July 18, 2002
  • Japan September 21, 2012 (JOJO-D)


ISBN


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Volume 11 (4) [11]
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(サン) その① Taiyō Sono 1)
  9. Sun, Part 2 (太陽(サン) 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)
Release Date
  • Japan July 18, 2002
  • Japan September 21, 2012 (JOJO-D)


ISBN


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Volume 12 (5) [12]
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)
Release Date
  • Japan August 9, 2002
  • Japan September 21, 2012 (JOJO-D)


ISBN


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Volume 13 (6) [13]
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-jōshin' no Maraia Sono 4)
  15. "Bastet" Mariah, Part 5 (「バステト女神」のマライア その⑤ 'Basuteto-jōshin' no Maraia Sono 5)
  16. "Bastet" Mariah, Part 6 (「バステト女神」のマライア その⑥ 'Basuteto-jōshin' no Maraia Sono 6)
Release Date
  • Japan August 9, 2002
  • Japan September 21, 2012 (JOJO-D)


ISBN


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Volume 14 (7) [14]
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)
Release Date
  • Japan September 18, 2002
  • Japan September 21, 2012 (JOJO-D)


ISBN


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Volume 15 (8) [15]
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)
Release Date
  • Japan September 18, 2002
  • Japan September 21, 2012 (JOJO-D)


ISBN


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Volume 16 (9) [16]
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・ジョースター 娘に会いにくる Sūjī Kyū Jōsutā Musume ni ai ni kuru)
  13. DIO's World, Part 1 (DIOの世界 その① DIO no Sekai Sono 1)
  14. DIO's World, Part 2 (DIOの世界 その② DIO no Sekai Sono 2)
  15. DIO's World, Part 3 (DIOの世界 その③ DIO no Sekai Sono 3)
  16. DIO's World, Part 4 (DIOの世界 その④ DIO no Sekai Sono 4)
Release Date
  • Japan October 18, 2002
  • Japan September 21, 2012 (JOJO-D)


ISBN


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Volume 17 (10) [17]
Chapter Titles
  1. DIO's World, Part 5 (DIOの世界 その⑤ DIO no Sekai Sono 5)
  2. DIO's World, Part 6 (DIOの世界 その⑥ DIO no Sekai Sono 6)
  3. DIO's World, Part 7 (DIOの世界 その⑦ DIO no Sekai Sono 7)
  4. DIO's World, Part 8 (DIOの世界 その⑧ DIO no Sekai Sono 8)
  5. DIO's World, Part 9 (DIOの世界 その⑨ DIO no Sekai Sono 9)
  6. DIO's World, Part 10 (DIOの世界 その⑩ DIO no Sekai Sono 10)
  7. DIO's World, Part 11 (DIOの世界 その⑪ DIO no Sekai Sono 11)
  8. DIO's World, Part 12 (DIOの世界 その⑫ DIO no Sekai Sono 12)
  9. DIO's World, Part 13 (DIOの世界 その⑬ DIO no Sekai Sono 13)
  10. DIO's World, Part 14 (DIOの世界 その⑭ DIO no Sekai Sono 14)
  11. DIO's World, Part 15 (DIOの世界 その⑮ DIO no Sekai Sono 15)
  12. DIO's World, Part 16 (DIOの世界 その⑯ DIO no Sekai Sono 16)
  13. DIO's World, Part 17 (DIOの世界 その⑰ DIO no Sekai Sono 17)
  14. DIO's World, Part 18 (DIO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)
Release Date
  • Japan October 18, 2002
  • Japan September 21, 2012 (JOJO-D)


ISBN


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Diamond is Unbreakable

Volume 18 (1) [18]
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)
Release Date
  • Japan February 18, 2004
  • Japan August 31, 2012 (JOJO-D)


ISBN


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Volume 19 (2) [19]
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)
Release Date
  • Japan February 18, 2004
  • Japan August 31, 2012 (JOJO-D)


ISBN


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Volume 20 (3) [20]
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)
Release Date
  • Japan April 16, 2004
  • Japan August 31, 2012 (JOJO-D)


ISBN


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Volume 21 (4) [21]
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 Yabai mono o Hirotta ssu! Sono 1)
  8. We Picked Up Something Crazy!, Part 2 (やばいものを拾ったっス! その② Yabai mono o Hirotta ssu! Sono 2)
  9. We Picked Up Something Crazy!, Part 3 (やばいものを拾ったっス! その③ Yabai mono o Hirotta ssu! 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 Ikou 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 Ikou 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 Ikou 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 Ikou 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 Ikou Sono 5)
Release Date
  • Japan April 16, 2004
  • Japan August 31, 2012 (JOJO-D)


ISBN


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Volume 22 (5) [22]
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 Ikou 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 Ikou 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)
Release Date
  • Japan May 18, 2004
  • Japan August 31, 2012 (JOJO-D)


ISBN


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Volume 23 (6) [23]
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 (森王町の人々 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)
Release Date
  • Japan May 18, 2004
  • Japan August 31, 2012 (JOJO-D)


ISBN


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Volume 24 (7) [24]
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)
Release Date
  • Japan June 18, 2004
  • Japan August 31, 2012 (JOJO-D)


ISBN


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Volume 25 (8) [25]
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 Atarashii Jijō Sono 1)
  4. Janken Boy 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. Janken Boy 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. Janken Boy 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. Janken Boy 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. Janken Boy 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. Janken Boy 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 Atarashii 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)
Release Date
  • Japan June 18, 2004
  • Japan August 31, 2012 (JOJO-D)


ISBN


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Volume 26 (9) [26]
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)
Release Date
  • Japan July 16, 2004
  • Japan August 31, 2012 (JOJO-D)


ISBN


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Volume 27 (10) [27]
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)
Release Date
  • Japan July 16, 2004
  • Japan August 31, 2012 (JOJO-D)


ISBN


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Volume 28 (11) [28]
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)
Release Date
  • Japan August 10, 2004
  • Japan August 31, 2012 (JOJO-D)


ISBN


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Volume 29 (12) [29]
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)
Release Date
  • Japan August 10, 2004
  • Japan August 31, 2012 (JOJO-D)


ISBN


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Vento Aureo

Volume 30 (1) [30]
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)
Release Date
  • Japan March 18, 2005
  • Japan September 7, 2012 (JOJO-D)


ISBN


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Volume 31 (2) [31]
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) Go Purasu Ichi)
  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' Counterattack, 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' Counterattack, 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 Roku 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 Daichi Shirei)
Release Date
  • Japan March 18, 2005
  • Japan September 7, 2012 (JOJO-D)


ISBN


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Volume 32 (3) [32]
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 Daini Shirei; 'Kagi o Getto Se Yo!')
  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)
Release Date
  • Japan May 18, 2005
  • Japan September 7, 2012 (JOJO-D)


ISBN


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Volume 33 (4) [33]
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 Beibii Feisu Sono 1)
Release Date
  • Japan May 18, 2005
  • Japan September 7, 2012 (JOJO-D)


ISBN


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Volume 34 (5) [34]
Chapter Titles
  1. Baby Face, Part 2 (ベイビィ・フェイス その② Beibii Feisu Sono 2)
  2. Baby Face, Part 3 (ベイビィ・フェイス その③ Beibii Feisu Sono 3)
  3. Baby Face, Part 4 (ベイビィ・フェイス その④ Beibii Feisu Sono 4)
  4. Baby Face, Part 5 (ベイビィ・フェイス その⑤ Beibii Feisu Sono 5)
  5. Baby Face, Part 6 (ベイビィ・フェイス その⑥ Beibii Feisu Sono 6)
  6. Baby Face, Part 7 (ベイビィ・フェイス その⑦ Beibii 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』をゲットせよ! Venetsia Santa Ruchia Eki "ŌĀ Disuku" o Getto Se yo!)
  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)
Release Date
  • Japan June 17, 2005
  • Japan September 7, 2012 (JOJO-D)


ISBN


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Volume 35 (6) [35]
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 'G')
  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)
Release Date
  • Japan June 17, 2005
  • Japan September 7, 2012 (JOJO-D)


ISBN


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Volume 36 (7) [36]
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)
Release Date
  • Japan July 15, 2005
  • Japan September 7, 2012 (JOJO-D)


ISBN


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Volume 37 (8) [37]
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)
Release Date
  • Japan July 15, 2005
  • Japan September 7, 2012 (JOJO-D)


ISBN


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Volume 38 (9) [38]
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. Before 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)
Release Date
  • Japan August 10, 2005
  • Japan September 7, 2012 (JOJO-D)


ISBN


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Volume 39 (10) [39]
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(キング・オブ・キングス) 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)
Release Date
  • Japan August 10, 2005
  • Japan September 7, 2012 (JOJO-D)


ISBN


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Stone Ocean

Volume 40 (1) [40]
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F(エフ)E(イー)40536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F(エフ)E(イー)40536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F(エフ)E(イー)40536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 Gūgū 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)
Release Date
  • Japan April 18, 2008
  • Japan September 14, 2012 (JOJO-D)


ISBN


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Volume 41 (2) [41]
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' Sticker, Part 1 (エルメェスのシール その① Erumesu no Shīru Sono 1)
  9. Ermes' Sticker, Part 2 (エルメェスのシール その② Erumesu no Shīru Sono 2)
  10. Ermes' Sticker, Part 3 (エルメェスのシール その③ Erumesu no Shīru Sono 3)
  11. Ermes' Sticker, Part 4 (エルメェスのシール その④ Erumesu no Shīru Sono 4)
  12. Ermes' 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 Them!, Part 1 (6人いる! その① Rokunin Iru! Sono 1)
  14. There's Six of Them!, Part 2 (6人いる! その② Rokunin Iru! Sono 2)
  15. There's Six of Them!, Part 3 (6人いる! その③ Rokunin Iru! Sono 3)
Release Date
  • Japan May 16, 2008
  • Japan September 14, 2012 (JOJO-D)


ISBN


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Volume 42 (3) [42]
Chapter Titles
  1. There's Six of Them!, Part 4 (6人いる! その④ Rokunin Iru! Sono 4)
  2. There's Six of Them!, Part 5 (6人いる! その⑤ Rokunin 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. Savage Garden Strategy (Head for 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. Savage Garden Strategy, Part 2 (サヴェジ·ガーデン作戦 その② Saveji Gāden Sakusen Sono 2)
  14. Savage Garden Strategy, Part 3 (サヴェジ·ガーデン作戦 その③ Saveji Gāden Sakusen Sono 3)
  15. Savage Garden Strategy, Part 4 (サヴェジ·ガーデン作戦 その④ Saveji Gāden Sakusen Sono 4)
Release Date
  • Japan June 18, 2008
  • Japan September 14, 2012 (JOJO-D)


ISBN


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Volume 43 (4) [43]
Chapter Titles
  1. Savage Garden Strategy, Part 5 (サヴェジ・ガーデン作戦 その⑤ Saveji Gāden Sakusen Sono 5)
  2. Savage Garden Strategy, Part 6 (サヴェジ・ガーデン作戦 その⑥ Saveji Gāden Sakusen Sono 6)
  3. Savage Garden Strategy, Part 7 (サヴェジ・ガーデン作戦 その⑦ Saveji Gāden Sakusen Sono 7)
  4. Savage Garden Strategy, Part 8 (サヴェジ・ガーデン作戦 その⑧ Saveji Gāden Sakusen Sono 8)
  5. Flash Flood Warning, Part 1 (集中豪雨警報発令 その① Shūchū Gōu Keihō Hatsurei Sono 1)
  6. Flash Flood Warning, Part 2 (集中豪雨警報発令 その② Shūchū Gōu Keihō Hatsurei Sono 2)
  7. Flash Flood 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)
Release Date
  • Japan July 18, 2008
  • Japan September 14, 2012 (JOJO-D)


ISBN


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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 (燃えよ竜の夢(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 (燃えよ竜の夢(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 (燃えよ竜の夢(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 (燃えよ竜の夢(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 (燃えよ竜の夢(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)
Release Date
  • Japan August 8, 2008
  • Japan September 14, 2012 (JOJO-D)


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Chapter Titles
  1. Enter the Dragon's Dream, Part 6 (燃えよ竜の夢(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 (燃えよ竜の夢(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(エフ)F(エフ)-目撃者 その① Efu Efu - Mokugekisha Sono 1)
  12. F.F. - The Witness, Part 2 (F(エフ)F(エフ)-目撃者 その② Efu Efu - Mokugekisha Sono 2)
  13. Awaken, Part 1 (AWAKEN(アウェイクン)-目覚め その① AWAKEN-Mezame Sono 1)
  14. Awaken, Part 2 (AWAKEN(アウェイクン)-目覚め その② AWAKEN-Mezame Sono 2)
Release Date
  • Japan September 18, 2008
  • Japan September 14, 2012 (JOJO-D)


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Volume 46 (7) [46]
Chapter Titles
  1. Awaken, Part 3 (AWAKEN(アウェイクン)-目覚め その③ AWAKEN-Mezame Sono 3)
  2. Awaken, Part 4 (AWAKEN(アウェイクン)-目覚め その④ AWAKEN-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)
Release Date
  • Japan October 17, 2008
  • Japan September 14, 2012 (JOJO-D)


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Chapter Titles
  1. Escape... (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 Sannin 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)
Release Date
  • Japan November 18, 2008
  • Japan September 14, 2012 (JOJO-D)


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Volume 48 (9) [48]
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)
Release Date
  • Japan December 12, 2008
  • Japan September 14, 2012 (JOJO-D)


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Volume 49 (10) [49]
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)
Release Date
  • Japan January 16, 2009
  • Japan September 14, 2012 (JOJO-D)


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Volume 50 (11) [50]
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 Hevun Sono 1)
  6. Made in Heaven, Part 2 (メイド・イン・ヘブン その② Meido In Hevun Sono 2)
  7. Made in Heaven, Part 3 (メイド・イン・ヘブン その③ Meido In Hevun Sono 3)
  8. Made in Heaven, Part 4 (メイド・イン・ヘブン その④ Meido In Hevun Sono 4)
  9. Made in Heaven, Part 5 (メイド・イン・ヘブン その⑤ Meido In Hevun Sono 5)
  10. Made in Heaven, Part 6 (メイド・イン・ヘブン その⑥ Meido In Hevun Sono 6)
  11. Made in Heaven, Part 7 (メイド・イン・ヘブン その⑦ Meido In Hevun Sono 7)
  12. Made in Heaven, Part 8 (メイド・イン・ヘブン その⑧ Meido In Hevun Sono 8)
  13. Made in Heaven, Part 9 (メイド・イン・ヘブン その⑨ Meido In Hevun 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)
Release Date
  • Japan February 18, 2009
  • Japan September 14, 2012 (JOJO-D)


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Steel Ball Run

This section requires expansion.

Volume 1 (57) [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 Sen-happyaku-kyūjū-Nen Ku-gatsu Nijūgo-nichi Sutāto San 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 Ichi-man-go-sen 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 (ポロコロとサンドマン Pokoroko to Sandoman)
  8. Crossing the Forest (雑木林越え Zōkibayashigoe)
Release Date
  • Japan February 17, 2017


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Volume 2 (58) [52]
Chapter Titles
  1. Long, Long Downhill (長い長い下り坂 Nagai Nagai Kudarizaka)
  2. The Final Stretch: 2,000 Meters Left (最終直線 残り2,000メートル Saishū Chokusen Nokori Nisen Mētoru)
  3. The Final Stretch: 1,000 Meters Left (最終直線 残り1,000メートル Saishū Chokusen Nokori Sen Mētoru)
Release Date
  • Japan February 17, 2017


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Volume 3 (59) [53]
Chapter Titles
Release Date
  • Japan March 17, 2017


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Volume 4 (60) [54]
Chapter Titles
Release Date
  • Japan March 17, 2017


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Volume 5 (61) [55]
Chapter Titles
Release Date
  • Japan April 18, 2017


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Volume 6 (62) [56]
Chapter Titles
Release Date
  • Japan April 18, 2017


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Volume 7 (63) [57]
Chapter Titles
Release Date
  • Japan May 18, 2017


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Volume 8 (64) [58]
Chapter Titles
Release Date
  • Japan June 16, 2017


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Volume 9 (65) [59]
Chapter Titles
Release Date
  • Japan July 18, 2017


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Volume 10 (66) [60]
Chapter Titles
Release Date
  • Japan August 18, 2017


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Volume 11 (67) [61]
Chapter Titles
Release Date
  • Japan September 15, 2017


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Volume 12 (68) [62]
Chapter Titles
Release Date
  • Japan October 18, 2017


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Volume 13 (69) [63]
Chapter Titles
Release Date
  • Japan November 17, 2017


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Volume 14 (70) [64]
Chapter Titles
Release Date
  • Japan December 15, 2017


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Volume 15 (71) [65]
Chapter Titles
Release Date
  • Japan January 18, 2018


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Volume 16 (72) [66]
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Release Date
  • Japan January 18, 2018


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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.

Phantom Blood/Battle Tendency

Box Set 1

Part 1:

Part 2:

Volumes:
Date:
ISBN:

7 (1-7)
Japan June 10, 2003[67]
978-4086179089

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Stardust Crusaders

Box Set 2

Part 3:


Volumes:
Date:
ISBN:

10 (8-17)
Japan June 10, 2003[68]
978-4086179096

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Diamond is Unbreakable

Box Set 3

Part 4:


Volumes:
Date:
ISBN:

12 (18-29)
Japan June 15, 2006[69]
978-4086179140

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Vento Aureo

Box Set 4

Part 5:


Volumes:
Date:
ISBN:

10 (30-39)
Japan June 10, 2008[70]
978-4086179164

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Stone Ocean

Box Set 5

Part 6:


Volumes:
Date:
ISBN:

11 (40-50)
Japan July 17, 2009[71]
978-4086179188

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Steel Ball Run

Box Set 6

Part 7:

Volumes:
Date:
ISBN:

16 (57-72)
Japan January 18, 2018[72]
978-4086189385

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Afterwords

Phantom Blood

Phantom Blood Last Volume Afterword
Some memories about the birth of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure

Recently I stopped thinking about it, but when I was a kid the main question, the center of the conversations between me and my friends was “Out of all the monsters, which one is your favorite?” We would say “Frankenstein is sad like the doctor who created him” or “A werewolf could secretly be hiding among one of us!” We would discuss in such a serious manner that looking back at it now I can’t help but laugh! Anyway, amongst all monsters, my favorite was definitely the vampire. I really loved his dark look, I found it quite fascinating. Also, what I liked even more was the fact that they would live their life in contrast with society’s rules. Just like how good athletes must train hard and follow a balanced diet, vampires must disobey the customs of the civil world. Because of this I thought that, if I followed all the rules, I would always be happy! Speaking of rules, you need to know that I very much love sport and sports manga, whose stories are articulated based on the rules of the discipline in question. For this very reason I thought that a manga which talks about vampires must be structured following the twisted rules of these creatures of the night. “I think we should concentrate the story on the vampires, on their immense strength…” is what I said to my editor at the time. “To me it sounds like a B-List movie....But since I myself am much darker than you, we’ll do like you say!”, he said. And that was how Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure was born!

—Hirohiko Araki

Battle Tendency

Battle Tendency Last Volume Afterword
I drew the second part of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure in the mid 80s. I’m convinced that the period during which a manga is written has a real impact on its draft, and so I started thinking about how those years could have impacted my work. Movies, for example, are the first thing that comes to mind. Great strides in the makeup and special effects technology were made during that time but for some reason I still have the impression that, despite all that, the quality of my beloved horrors has been going downhill ever since. Simultaneously, there was a boom in stories about real life serial killers. Musically speaking instead, in those years I was going crazy for the “black music” made by Prince who, with his songs, transmitted me a sort of exotic feeling. In the field of art and design,and particularly that of fashion,what was once normally considered beautiful or classy was completely turned on its head from the arrival of brands like Versace or Moschino. In Japan people would question if these dresses really were elegant (or if they even were clothes in the first place!) and it was really hard to believe that the women in Europe actually dressed like that! Speaking instead of travels, I’ll say something that might sound obvious, but it was only back then that I realised how big the difference between reading something in a book, or seeing it on television, and travelling in person, especially if looking for material, really was. For instance, in Europe there are mysterious gardens and disturbing sculptures perfectly conserved... Having left off imagining God only knows what kind of terrifying atmospheres, I on the contrary came to realise of the peacefulness that permeated those places, and the calmness that grotesque objects could give off. The most bizarre things are perceived as weird or absurd at first glance, but it’s possible that with the passage of time they will go under a revaluation and even start getting considered pretty. I’m positive that to compose a true “Ode to Humanity” the bright and dark sides of human works are equally necessary, and it’s this very same concept that I wish to let on through Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure! How far can a human’s strength be pushed? In the first two parts I tried to answer this question by basing myself on physical force taken to the extreme, but i decided that in the third part “Stardust Crusaders”, the new paradigm will be based on spiritual power. I started writing with the intention to make sense of the story through 21 battles between the protagonist and his antagonists (as many as the Tarot Cards), but it’s not set in stone that it will go just like that…
—Hirohiko Araki

Stardust Crusaders

Stardust Crusaders Last Volume Afterword
To Ryosuke Kabashima, Editor-in-chief of Weekly Shonen Jump:

I could never thank you enough, but...I'd like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude. Your every word gives me courage. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure would have never existed without you.


When I was little I often fought with my two younger sisters, they're twins, and every time I was bickering with one of them the other one, sooner or later, would start crying. "Why are you crying!?", I always asked, angrily, but in the end it was always me who got in trouble and was scolded for whatever reason.

This strategy was really just the result of my sister's teamwork and they used it to create a situation where, no matter what I said to my parents to justify my action, the fault was mine regardless. I swear I tear up every time I hear the story of someone who goes to prison because they get charged for a crime they didn't commit on the news! I was always praying for those brats to disappear; I got to the point where I was sure there was a curse on me that caused people to always misunderstand me. It happened at school too; whenever something bad happened, the teachers were always putting me in the "suspects' list" and this got me thinking that maybe it was because of how I normally behaved!

However, while the second part of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure was being serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1988, I was desperate to find an original idea (I admit it's a bit weird for me, being the author, to talk about these kind of things, but since is an afterword it's okay to dwell on memories, right?). I was looking for something that didn't represent physical strength, but a more spiritual thing that came from the heart. Up to that moment, when the topic was "superpowers", it was always the same thing: the characters opens their eyes wide, the character starts sweating, the character's veins start building, the character destroys rocks, etc. In JoJo, we have an extra corporeal projection that manifests, takes form, and it's this manifestation that breaks the rock, not the character... 'Yes, this could work! I can represent a soul's strength this way! More than superpowers this is "spiritual strength"! That's it, this is new! There's no other way to transmit this!'

My manager gave me permission and it's with this concept that I started drawing part three, but...as soon as the first chapters came out all the readers' comments were like: "I don't really understand," or "what's happening here?"

I was desperate, it was like that part of me that was condemned to always be misunderstood was coming out again. I didn't know what to do, since no one understood me. Maybe I didn't explain well enough, or maybe the change had been too sudden, but how was I otherwise supposed to represent these types of powers?

It looks like when I left Sendai for the first time to live in Tokyo to be a mangaka, my grandmother started praying in front of the Buddhist alter she has at home, every time she heard about an homicide in Tokyo, hands joined, she started praying for the culprit to not be me...I really don't understand this. I think no one in my family actually ever understood me and , even worse than that, maybe not even my readers could!

At that time my manager told me that it's important to have faith in yourself and draw what you really prefer: this is what it means to be mangaka! You only need a whole lot of courage!

(Even now I don't really think that manager understood me either...Well, at least more than my sisters, for sure.)
—Hirohiko Araki

Diamond is Unbreakable

Diamond is Unbreakable First Volume Afterword
Higashikata Josuke, 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!

When, during my first meetings with my editor, I told him that i wanted him 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 and 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-Cho,the stage in which Part 4 takes place. Furthermore, Morioh-cho symbolises 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-cho! 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 it 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-cho, 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!

—Hirohiko Araki
Diamond is Unbreakable Last Volume Afterword
What is the purpose of drawing Manga?

I started drawing when I was a kid, and now more than 20 years have passed since my first work was published on a magazine, but I think I always asked this to myself. Why do I draw Manga? Sometimes I think I do it because It’s my job, but in this line of work you irredeemably end up damaging your shoulders, or your back or even your stomach (not to mention the butt...since you have to sit still for a long period of time the muscles of your butt end up hurting just as much as those of the shoulders!) Either way, when you are drawing manga physical discomfort is a frequent occurrence, and it is especially in these moments that I stop and earnestly question myself “Why do I do this job? I mean there are much easier ways to live life! I really can’t keep this up without having a good reason to go on like this!” When I get good ideas and my works are pleasantly welcomed the problem is negligible,but when technical difficulties or creative blocks (If you do this job they will happen sooner or later) get added to physical troubles is when I go back to the why I draw manga query. Maybe a real answer doesn’t exist, but this matter certainly makes a certain story come to mind. The actor and film director Orson Welles used to direct a radio program, I can’t quite remember if it was during the 40s or 50s. It was a science fiction script called “War of the Worlds” and it talked about the invasion of Earth from an alien race. The program was structured like a newscast and when the people heard it they legitimately thought that aliens had landed on the planet, panic spread in the cities. The terrific chaos that it caused became a national matter and ultimately Orson Welles was obliged to apologise on air through various media, making public and official amends he said “I am sincerely and extremely sorry for what i have done…” etc. When I first heard this story I immediately thought that Orson Welles, while bowing his head, was laughing under his moustache, or sticking out his tongue to the oblivious audience, have no doubts! He was laughing to himself, it’s only natural! I think that this episode, particularly the last part, contains the answer to my question: it’s a tough work, but it hides a secret pleasure that no one else can understand! I became aware of the fact that the fourth part of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Diamond is Unbreakable, is a work that, for the creative attitude from which it was born, is full of secrets like these (by saying this I certainly don’t mean that I made fun of my readers! What I mean is that I drew it by having fun in ways that no one can get!) If I were to explain it in more detail, with added examples, it would never end, so...let’s say that I’ll leave most of the imagination to the readers, but the character of Higashikata Josuke is perfect to illustrate in broad terms what I mean. In that period I greatly felt the need to create a dumb character, and since I never had the chance to create one like him before, it became my primary objective. I thought that the contraposition between a plot that developed in a rather cerebral way and this foolish character would make for a splendid contrast. I therefore started writing the fourth part promising to myself that i would have gave life to a half witted protagonist with a heart of gold, that would obviously be a stand user. But the first reactions of my editors and readers alike weren’t all that positive. “Whaaaat?! A pompadour?! What a pimp! Let alone the fact that somehow you would still find someone with that hairstyle in 1999!? Are you sure about this?!” “Hurray!” I thought to myself…. Yes, responses like this certainly don’t please me, but I was kinda happy that Josuke wasn’t accepted with open arms from the start, in fact I thought that the nice contrast I was aiming for would be built little by little, page by page. Moreover when I was creating the character of Josuke I was going through a really creative and fun phase (as a result, and not by chance, other idiotic characters were added like Okuyasu and Shigechi) to the point that, without realising it, I became to think of Josuke as a friend who was always behind my back. Creating a manga is something that you do exactly because of motives like these, this is what I learned during the time that I was writing “Diamond is Unbreakable”. The other 2 characters that I really enjoyed creating are Kishibe Rohan and,despite being a villain, Kira Yoshikage. Although he is a killer maniac and a merciless scoundrel, in my eyes (even though I’m a bit embarrassed to say it...) he is a character worthy of admiration. Without a doubt he had a difficult childhood,there’s no denying that, but despite that he takes life by always looking ahead and never plays the victim. He is a positive and has great fortitude, so much so that he in one way or another manages to get out of even the most desperate of situations. Putting aside his psychopathic killer nature, while I was drawing him I felt that he really was the perfect image of my hero, and I was happy.

Sadly though, every story and every encounter all inevitably come to a close. The more I sketched, inexorably getting near the ending of the part, the more I got sad. Higashikata Josuke, Kira Yoshikage, Hirose Koichi, Nijimura Okuyasu, Kishibe Rohan, Sugimoto Reimi, Kawajiri Hayato… I didn’t want to get separated from them. I was sincerely sorry.

It pains me greatly, but… I must say goodbye to you, Morioh-cho.

—Hirohiko Araki

Vento Aureo

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.
—Hirohiko Araki
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.[73]
—Hirohiko Araki

Stone Ocean

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 his 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 lay out 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, you 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
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 know 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 might be different in the reset of the universe but her love and her feelings are still there, they became something eternal and I’m sure she’ll keep growing wiser and stronger. I want the protagonist for the seventh part to be fighting against nature in a way that teaches him how to be mature. This 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

Steel Ball Run

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, Stephen 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
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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