JoJo 6251: The World of Hirohiko Araki (JOJO 6251 荒木飛呂彦の世界, JoJo 6251 Araki Hirohiko no Sekai), first tentatively named JOJO JOBS, is an artbook written and illustrated by Hirohiko Araki and Lucky Land Communications. It includes pictures and information from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, ranging from Phantom Blood to Volume 38, Diamond is Unbreakable, as well as Araki's other works.
The artbook's name is in reference to the approximate amount of pages JoJo's Bizarre Adventure had at the time of the artbook's announcement.
The book is 11.7 x 8.3 x 0.8 inches and features 98 pages in full, vibrant color, with the rest using blacks with a beige background.
The first part of the artbook contains mostly artist renditions of characters from the series, as well as brief summaries for each Part of JoJo. Each illustration is accompanied by a caption detailing their origin, date, and dimensions. Within the Part 3 section of this, there is also a breakdown of the various Tarot Cards and cards of the great Ennead, not only providing the cards' corresponding Stands and Stand users, but also breaking down the symbolism and meaning within each card. Also, some artwork for the Part 3 novel is included alongside a brief description.
Following this section are 4 pages going over Araki's illustration process for the artwork of Josuke Higashikata used for the cover of the book, including the rough sketch, penciling, inking, coloring, and cleanup. Each image has its own annotation to give further detail on the work. The piece took Araki 6 hours to complete, half of it spent on coloring alone.
This is then followed by further illustrations for Araki's previous works, including Baoh the Visitor, Cool Shock B.T., Gorgeous Irene, as well as an illustration he created in commemoration of the 1991 French Grand Prix. Finally is a Joestar family tree for characters from Phantom Blood to Diamond is Unbreakable, and also includes the Zeppeli and Higashikata families.
The second half of the book is comprised of character profiles, location maps, a timeline for the canon of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, an encyclopedia of characters, a glossary of terms and concepts used in the series, small sections for the series's sound effects and famous lines, an interview with Hirohiko Araki, information on Araki's other works and bibliography, information on the merchandise pertaining to Araki's works available in 1993, and a foldout poster. Due to the timing of the book's publishing, only information up to the time of Volume 34 is included, therefore notably excluding Yoshikage Kira entirely. Throughout this half, various characters can be seen decorated around the pages, redrawn in full where necessary.
The English version of the artbook was announced by VIZ Media on July 9, 2021, and was planned to be published in Spring 2022. However, it was then delayed to January 24, 2023, then April 11, 2023, and then delayed to May 23, 2023. The English version fixed a few mistakes from the original version, but not all of them. It also added a few names for characters who were named after the original art book released, such as Anne and Forever. However, Malèna, Caravan Serai, and Shizuka Joestar's names were not added, instead being kept as "Nice Lady", "Swordsmith", and "Invisible Baby", respectively.
In the glossary of terms, there's an error in the entry for "Danse Macabre Hair" that states it appeared in Part 2, instead of Part 1. It also states that Joseph was the one who fought Bruford, as opposed to Jonathan. However, both these errors were fixed in VIZ Media's English localization. In the sound effects section, it also similarly states that Jonathan ate pasta rather than Joseph. This was corrected to Joseph in the English version. Additionally, Wired Beck, Vanilla Ice, and Nukesaku are all incorrectly classified as zombies rather than vampires. In the "Araki World's Goods Collection" section, the covers for America and Spain's Baoh the Visitor volumes are swapped. It's worth noting that neither of these errors were fixed in the English localization.
In his character profile, Jotaro Kujo is stated to have awakened Star Platinum when he was 16 years old, despite it also stating in the timeline that he was born in 1970 and his Stand manifests in late 1987. In the English localization, High Priestess's user is stated to be "Midler" in the Character Profile section. However, the "Dictionary of Characters in JoJo" section lists her name as "Rose" instead, which is only her localized name for the Crunchyroll subtitles.