List of References to JoJo in Music

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This article lists possible references made in popular series and by popular artists, to art or concepts defining to JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.

References range in nature from tribute to plagiarism. Many are comic, while the "JoJo poses" in particular cross into greater cultural significance, with the greatest examples being those reproduced by a handful of popular Japanese performing artists.

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Link to this section Airi Furukawa
For the 2nd AKB48 Senbatsu General Election, the election poster of Airi Furukawa, former member of Japanese idol girl group SKE48 and former leader of SKE48's Team KII, shows her doing Jonathan Joestar's pose from the cover of Volume 4.

Her election poster for the 4th election shows her doing Joseph Joestar's pose from the cover of Volume 6 and the poster itself replicating the visuals of the cover.

Link to this section Hello! Project
The idol groups of Hello! Project, like Angerme, consists of a few JoJo fans. Their girls strike JoJo poses on their blog and sometimes mix JoJo references into their dance choreography.
Link to this section Hysteric Panic
The band Hysteric Panic has a song called "Absolute Murder Man" (絶対殺すマン, Zettai Korosuman), which references the fan nickname of Johnny Joestar's Tusk ACT4. The music video has a character that resembles Tusk ACT1 and the lyrics itself mentions Johnny's Tusk evolving into ACT4.[1]
Link to this section Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
Fashion model and musical artist Kyary Pamyu Pamyu often uses JoJo poses in performances. During an interview she has also mentioned having felt like a Stand user and has named one of her dogs JoJo. In her music video for "PONPONPON", she can be seen doing several different poses referencing different anime throughout the video with the last featuring aforementioned pose.
Link to this section Open Mike Eagle

American hip hop artist and comedian Open Mike Eagle released on October 16, 2020 the album Anime, Trauma and Divorce which has two songs referencing the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series. The first is "Bucciarati" and the second is "I'm a Joestar (Black Power Fantasy)". The song "I'm a Joestar" was also featured on Adult Swim's youtube channel with an official AMW with clips from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind.

Open Mike Eagle discuss the link between the song and the series. "Bucciarati" deals with the themes of "into needing help, changing direction and doubling down on his art", while "I'm a Joestar" pays homage to the way the series regularly changes the settings and the characters, Open Mike Eagle citing how it allows him to better imagine himself in the world.[2]

Link to this section Pocket Rocket
The rapper Cochise referenced the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series in his song Pocket Rocket with the line: "I don't pop no Percs, JoJo on my shirt". The reference was confirmed by the artist himself during an interview with the web magazine[3]
Link to this section RADIO FISH
J-pop group, RADIO FISH, featuring Atsuhiko Nakata and Shingo Fujimori of comedy duo Oriental Radio, performed their songs "PERFECT HUMAN" and "ULTRA TIGER" at the Halloween Music Festival 2016. The crew dressed up as characters from Parts 4-6 of JoJo with Fujimori as Narancia and Nakata as Yoshikage Kira.
Link to this section Starbomb
Luigi posing like Giorno
In the animated music video for the song "SMASH!," performed by American comedy supergroup Starbomb and animated by Studio Yotta, Luigi at some point does Dio's infamous "Wryyy" pose. Immediately after he is seen surrounded by Wii Fit Trainer, Rosalina, and Princess Zelda while mimicking Giorno Giovanna's famous "I have a dream!" pose.[4] Joel C, the director of the music video, has confirmed the references were intentional in his blog.[5]
Link to this section VOMS Project
The song "We are Vox Monsters" by KOTONOHOUSE and VOMS Project featuring VTubers Amano Pikamee and Hikasa Tomoshika includes the lyrics "Let's kill da ho," a quote said by Echoes in Chapter 390. The line is additionally a reference to an incident in which Tomoshika quoted the scene during a stream with Pikamee without knowing the meaning of "ho."[6]


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