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This article describes the impact on internet culture made by JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, featuring content created by fans including parodies and other tributes. Note that this does not include image macros, quotes or other memes of little effort.

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Internet Culture

Link to this section Abridged Series
An abridged series is a sub-genre of video parody that involves condensing popular media into a shorter form with a lighter tone, often poking fun at the premise or plot of the media. Abridged parodies are especially popular with cartoons and anime series, due to their simplistic and easy-to-dub nature.
Link to this section AMV/MADs
An AMV, known in wasei-eigo as a MAD (music anime douga), is a fanmade video featuring a compilation of scenes in the manga or anime, usually synced to a background track and accompanied by various sound and visual effects. A majority of JoJo AMVs and MADs can be found on sites such as YouTube, Bilibili, and Niconico.
Link to this section Leimotifs
Similar to MADs, many fans on Youtube have made videos dubbed "leitmotifs" in which they take scenes from the manga or anime, and match the panels to the beat of songs, usually in reference to the character/arc represented in the video (For example the video pictured uses Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust" for the arc from the manga with the same name). Notable creators of these videos were S.S. Leitmotifs, Waka Ranger, and kybaree terry (Although all three have stopped uploading Leitmotifs, they are still being made).
Link to this section Memes
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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure has a long history regarding internet meme culture.

"Road Roller!" is one of the earlist forms of JoJo internet memes, as many animators on sites such as Newgrounds would parody the iconic scene from Chapter 236 with sounds bites and animations from Heritage for the Future.

With the anime adaptation in 2012, the series recieved a big boom in popularity, and with that many new memes and image macros were born. One of the most iconic memes from that time is "But it was me, Dio!"\"Kono Dio Da!" where a screenshot from Episode 1 of the David Production's anime, is overlayed with "Impact" font top and bottom text. The specific screenshot is of Dio after he forces Erina Pendleton to kiss him, thus stealing the first kiss of Erina and Jonathan.

With the continuous adaptation of the TV Anime, as well as the serialization of JoJolion, memes have continued to thrive as a part of the community.
Link to this section MMDs
MikuMikuDance, or commonly abbreviated to MMD is a freeware animation program that lets users create 3D models and animate them, originally produced for the Vocaloid character Hatsune Miku. A lot of JoJo MMD videos are mainly posted on Niconico, with some re-uploaded onto YouTube by other users. One example is the video on the right where the uploader recreates the torture dance scenes with ripped JoJo 3D models.

Fanmade Adaptations

Link to this section "I Tried to Make the JoJo Novel, ‘The Book’, into a Manga"
"I Tried to Make the JoJo Short Story ‘The Book’ into a Manga" is a motion comic series by Roha_nes (くろはら) which adapts the Light Novel, The Book: 4th Another Day.
Link to this section Tobe!! Josuke!!!

"Tobe!! Josuke!!!" is the name of a fanmade Diamond is Unbreakable ending made by YouTube animation duo, XauyChu. The animation parodies the opening of the 1995 series Tobe! Isami, replacing various characters with the cast of the 4th Part of the series.

Tobe! Isami is an original anime series by GroupTAC, about fifth grader, Isami Hanaoka, who discovers that he is a descendant of the Shinsengumi. With his classmates and fellow descendants, she uncovers many strange artifacts in the basement of her home, as well as a message to defeat an evil organization.

Xauychu is also known for various other JoJo fan animations, such as Jojo the revolutionary boy and 仲良くしよう!JOJOXDIO FANBOOK.
Link to this section Disco Ballad
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Disco Ballad is an independent YouTube content creator known for producing flashy and extremely stylized edits, primarily based off of the JoJo series.

His first video was uploaded in March of 2019, titled "Traitor's Requiem, but it's the Manga", which as its name implies, recreates the entirety of Golden Wind's second opening, Uragirimono no Requiem using only panels and artwork from the Vento Aureo manga. As of December 2020, the video has gained over 800,000 views and Disco Ballad has continued to upload much more content, as well as multiple expiramental projects not explicitly related to JoJo.

Disco Ballad is most well known for their Steel Ball Run fan opening adaptations and Stand eye-catches. The former is similar to their Traitor's Requiem video, in which multiple panels, scenes, and artwork from the original manga are edited together to flow together as a fan made anime opening. The Steel Ball Run openings in particular makes many call backs to the first opening of the David Production adaption of the series, including the usage of JoJo ~Sono Chi no Sadame~ for the music.
Link to this section Kuusuke (くうすけ)
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Kuusuke (くうすけ) is an independant animator and NicoNico Content Creator known for making some of the most popular JoJo fan animations of the late 2000s.

A majority of their animations are parodies of endings and openings of other anime, however, featuring characters from the JoJo series. Some of their most popular work are based off of anime such as Neon Genesis Evangellion, Dragonball, and Sorcerer Hunters.

Link to this section Purmello
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Purmello is an independent artist, animator, and YouTube Content Creator who primarily creates fan-made animations based off of the JoJo series.

Her first JoJo-related animation was uploaded in April of 2019, titled ジョジョ 「STEEL BALL RUN」: Fall Off Your Horse! 「FAN ANIMATION」, which adapts a popular scene from the Real Man's World story arc. As of December, 2020, the video has gained over 550,000 views, and Purmello has continued to release more projects and animations.

Purmello is most known for her Soft & Wet reveal animation, which animates Soft & Wet's first appearance in JoJolion. The video is cleanly animated up to the line art and features Japanese voice acting, as well as snippets of Looming Crisis and Prince's Soft and Wet. More recently, Purmello is also known for her Stone Ocean fan ending animation titled "JoJo:STONE OCEAN - ED 『Check the Rhime』|ジョジョの奇妙な冒険.
Link to this section GrandGuerrilla
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GrandGuerrilla, formerly known as "MikeMonkeyGuy", and later "MonkeyProductions", is an independent artist known for their ability to accurately emulate the art style of the David Productions anime adaptation of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.

GrandGuerrilla first began posting in mid 2018, however, was forced to rebrand and start a new account due to a false Twitter suspension in 2020. Upon returning to the platform, he began posting a series of new artwork, mostly based off of the art style from the first season of the David Productions anime adaptation. One quirk the artwork based off of the first season art style share is that they are redrawn versions of artwork done by Hirohiko Araki many years after the publication of Phantom Blood.

One of GrandGuerrilla's most popular work is his faked Purple Haze Feedback OVA leak, which was a series of supposedly "leaked" reference material and screenshots from a supposed unannounced OVA adaptation of the non-canon light novel written for the 25th Anniversary of the series. GrandGuerrilla denied any allegations of the work being his own, leading many members of the community to be fooled into thinking the "leaked" screenshots were real. It was not until a few days later, GrandGuerrilla announced that is was he who created the screenshots.
Link to this section Vento Aureo X Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Link to this section Steel Ball Run fan-trailer Animation

Notable Fan-works

Link to this section Blood Sun Vendetta
Promotional Artwork for the series

Blood Sun Vendetta is a fan-made original motion comic series by Mick Lauer, taking place in Mexico, 1999. The not for profit passion project has been in progress since late 2017, and officially covered by Mick on his YouTube channel in early 2018. In his video, he explained how he had spent 8 days on a continuous road trip across the country of Mexico to gather reference photographs as well as other material. The project would be an endeavor that would requite months of work and as of December 2020, The first chapter of the series has been released.

The motion comic takes place during the same time as the events of Diamond is Unbreakable, though following a completely different story in the country of Mexico. The bastard son of Hol Horse, José Hijo de Caballo, takes stage as the protagonist of the story as he seeks revenge against his father[1].
Link to this section The Duwang Translation
Duwang (杜王) is the tentative name for the original Diamond is Unbreakable English scanlations. These scans are one of the more well-known and infamous phenomena in the JoJo fandom, having been the only Part 4 translations to circulate the internet for years.

According to a user on an old JoJo community forum[2], a group of Chinese students was responsible for the scans. They were translated from Japanese to Chinese to English as part of a school project, in which they almost failed. However, as a result of their actions, the translations remained on the internet, eventually becoming a meme and receiving the name "Duwang", as it was the Chinese reading of the characters for Morioh Town used in the translations

In 2005, a user on the JBA Community forums named The Vinny Mac posted this explanation for how the Duwang translation came to be[2]. This origin story may or may not be legitimate as it lacks any proper citations.

I was one of the guys who worked on a few chapters of Part 1, Part 2, and Steel Ball Run with Ignition-One. Originally I found about Jojo via the anime which was posted on a forum I frequented, found a link to the original Part 3 translation on the Higher Voltage forum, and then decided I would try and help out by translating one of the chapters. Some of the people at Higher Voltage wanted to do as much Jojo as possible so they started dividing up the parts. I picked Part 4 since no one else really chose it. Nothing really came from the other parts except maybe the translations of Part 5 (maybe, it's been a long time).

Anyway, I bought a bunch of books, scanned them, and tried to get the creator of the website DBZ Uncensored (if you're familiar) to help me. He did a few pages and flaked so I began posting everywhere for help with translating. Nothing really came of it until I got an IM on AIM from a person who said he knew a guy who would do it. I offered to send him my scans but he said it wasn't necessary and this guy had everything he would need.

I didn't think much of it since the guy wouldn't let me talk to him directly and the first guy dropped off the face of the earth. Lo and behold, a few weeks later that guy gets online and sends me a .rar of the entire first volume.

I remember being pretty blown away that he actually came through. I was less than impressed by the quality of the scans, editing, and translation but I figured it was better than nothing so what the hell. I remember giving pointers on what was supposed to be what. I distinctly remember telling the middleman for this guy that "Duwang" was supposed to be Morioh. The middleman explained to me this guy was translating from the Chinese version so that's probably where the confusion came from. He was hesitant about giving the guy advice on how to translate at all since A) obviously the guy's first language wasn't English and he didn't want to miscommunicate and offend him and B) the pace he was outputting these were insane.

I literally would get 5 or 6 volumes a week from this guy whenever I would sign on AIM randomly. I mean Jojo Part 4 was the longest part (before Steel Ball Run) and this guy completed in maybe a month. I mean, the quality was shit, but again one guy was doing it all by himself. I offered to just take his translations and paste them on the page (while cleaning up the broken English unbeknownst to him) but I remember the middleman telling me it was easier for him to translate.

It's probably for the best because apparently there's a mini-fan culture around the already tiny Jojo translation that likes how terrible the translation was at times.

  • The most famous quotes from the "Duwang" translations include:
    • "My nam is, (u dont need to remember) Guanglai Kangyi, age 15, the past month for me is, only graduation tests. the entrance into high-school brings really exciting and worrying days. till i met these 2 very special guys......" —Koichi Hirose
    • "Get a feeling so complicated..." —Koichi Hirose
    • "What a beautiful Duwang! *chew* There must be no other place as pretty as this town. This feels like a picnic." —Yoshikage Kira
    • "Never heard your voice before. Who are you? Who in FACE are you?" —Jotaro Kujo
    • "That is a beautiful watch you got there. But there is something more evil than your watch. IT'S YOUR FACE!" —Jotaro Kujo
    • "The rain sounds like Josuke" —Jotaro Kujo
    • "Don't be dong....." —Okuyasu Nijimura
    • "I feel you! I feel you deeply! your feeling I can feel deeply!" —Okuyasu Nijimura
    • "ABAJ" (A recurring Chinese hanzi symbol from the same team, 啊, is typically used either as an expression of shock or surprise, or the Chinese equivalent to "DORARARARARA" style battle cries. Fans misread the hanzi as the English letters "A", "B" and "J" forming the word "ABAJ" which has since also become a meme.)
    • "You can't escape now! you super retard! Stupid!" —Toyohiro Kanedaichi
    • "you OK reatard? I am wood. stupid" —Surface disguised as Josuke Higashikata
    • "Koichi really steals? No dignity" —Josuke Higashikata
Link to this section JJBTAS Parody
"JJBATAS", also known as "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: The Abridged Series", is a abridged dub parody of the Stardust Crusaders OVA series by Studio A.P.P.P.. The series is voiced nearly entirely by AntfishTAS, the creator of the project.
Link to this section Steel Ball Run: The Soundtrack Project
Original Album Cover for Act 1 designed by @BrainlessTea

Steel Ball Run: The Soundtrack Project is a fan-made soundtrack inspired by Steel Ball Run composed by Gwinn.

The first track of the fan-made OST was released in November, 2018 and was soon followed by more and more releases. Gwinn's goal for the project is to compose 4 Albums named "Acts" 1-4, a reference to the evolution of Johnny Joestar's Stand, Tusk. The names of the tracks on the albums make various references to Steel Ball Run, such as "Gyro Zeppeli" and "The Saint". As of December, 2020, 3 out of the 4 planned albums have been released.

Gwinn has also released other tracks related to the JoJo series, such as her "What-if" track series. In which she has made fan-made themes based off of hypothetical situations in the series such as "What if Erina learned Hamon?" or "What if Diavolo obtained Requiem?"
Link to this section Kokoro JoJoru

Kokoru JoJoru is the name of a series by YouTube and NicoNico content creator, Nero (ネロ).

The series is comprised of AMV/MADs synced up to the song, "Kokoro Odoru (Heart is Dancing) by Japanese hip-hop group, nobodyknows+. The song is popular for being used in MADs of various anime series, with JoJo being one of those.

The first Kokoru JoJoru was uploaded in 2012, shortly after the end of the Phantom Blood portion of the David Production's anime adaptation. This would start the series of MADs Nero would continue to produce once a new season of the anime would finish. Nero has also made other AMVs and MADs based off of the series such as Thus Danced Kishibe Rohan, which mashes together scenes from the Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe OVA Adaptations in the same style as Kokoru JoJoru.
Link to this section Mudah.swf
Mudah.swf is an iconic flash animaation utilizing stick-figure representations of Giorno Giovanna, Bruno Bucciarati, Narancia Ghirga, Jotaro Kujo and DIO with their Stands in action represents a seminal JoJo tribute.

The flash uses audio assets sourced from GioGio's Bizarre Adventure and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Heritage for the Future.

mudah.swf was created by Japanese user qwerqwer1234. The user’s website is defunct, but an archived thread from dating from July 2003 links back to that site, in a thread gathering different kinds of flash animations.[3]

Video Games

Link to this section The 7th Stand User
The promotional poster of the game

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: The 7th Stand User is a fan game created by clayman_nendo/NendoTairiku in 2006 made with RPG Maker 2000[4]. The game is an RPG that takes place during Stardust Crusaders in a what-if scenario where a custom character joins the crusaders on their journey to Egypt in order to kill DIO. The player is given 1 of 18 different Stands by a mysterious benefactor known only as "Steel", based on answers to a personality quiz given at the beginning of the game from Muhammad Avdol.

The player is then given the ability to name themselves, their nickname, and their catchphrase. The character leaves home and goes to school. During this point of the game, the player can fight enemies placed throughout the map in a turn based battle where they could level up and get stronger. Every map contains secrets containing references to other parts of JoJo. Interacting with the crusaders increases a "Friend Point" value. The game follows the source material but allows the player to make choices that would diverge the story's events.

There are many endings that can be obtained in the game, with some relying on the player's actions during the story like the amount of Friend Points the player has with the crusaders and their Stand. After completing the game, the player is transported into a "Secret Room" where they could spend Honor Badges which are found throughout the game. The Honor Badges can be exchanged for features such as "New Game+", "Star Platinum: The World" which allows Jotaro to use his time stopping ability on New Game+ saves, and "Josuke Story Mode" which replaces the player character with Josuke from Diamond is Unbreakable. Getting 99 badges will earn the player an item that can be equipped named "Deus Ex Machina" which prevents ailments and critical hits, halves SP use, halves every type of damage, and also gives the character 500 points added to all stats.[5]
Link to this section All Star Battle: Over Heaven
The Project's Logo

All Star Battle: Over Heaven is a gameplay overhaul mod for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle developed by Xemasklyr that adds many more gameplay options such as new Stand Rush moves, new combos, and many character adjustments.

  • List of Notable Changes
Link to this section Diamond Records: Revival
The Project's Logo

Diamond Records: Revival is a fan project based on the original Diamond Records mobile app, which hopes to recreate the now defunct game for PC using a combination of ripped and unqiue assets.

As of December 2020, the project is still in progress, with development footage showing promising results regarding Menus and user interfaces, as well as general gameplay movement. The project is intended to start at Phantom Blood and implement the rest of the series in chronological order. Unique to Revival's gameplay is the addition of custom-built characters that were not present in the original game, such as Doobie and Adams.

It is important to mention, however, that while Revival is greatly influenced and inspired by the original mobile app, the project also takes quite a few liberties in order to fully optimize it as a Computer-based game.
Link to this section Diavolo no Daibouken
The game's logo

Diavolo no Daibouken is a Japanese rogue-like fan game, based off of the ending of Vento Aureo, starring Diavolo.

The story takes place directly after the end of Vento Aureo. After being defeated by Giorno Giovanna and forced to infinitely experience death, he comes across an oppurtunity when he finds himself placed inside of the same hotel room he previously occupied in Venice. As he exits the hotel, he begins a new adventure, Diavolo's Great Adventure.

The game takes heavy inspiration from Torneko no Daibōken: Fushigi no Dungeon, the first entry in the Mystery Dungeon video game series. The game is a rogue-like, taking the tagline "An RPG that dies ∞ times!" literally. Upon exiting the hotel room that Diavolo initially spawns in, the player is thrown into a randomly generated map scatted with enemies and items to discover. The main goal of the game is to reach the "bottom floor" of the dungeon, and defeat the "Ruler" to progress the game. Along the way the player is required to fight enemies and collect equipable items, most notably DISCs.

The game was first released in___
Link to this section GioGio's Bizarre Adventure Game Corruptions
A series involving playing through the Super Story Mode of GioGio's Bizarre Adventure, but with numerous corruptions and custom-made modifications spread throughout it. The series began in late December 2016, concluded in late May 2020, and was produced and uploaded to YouTube by user Teso Teragoya titled "【チートバグ】―パッショーネ24時―【ジョジョ】".

Examples of said game corruptions include audio playing randomly during cutscenes or gameplay as well as textures, models, and images being swapped, edited or overlaid on top of each other. Whole new scenes intended just for the series are also added, either as a quick gag or to cover an event from the manga not present in the original game.

Ever since its publication, scenes from the playthrough have been referenced in various fan art, cosplay, and MADs throughout the fan community. Arguably, the most famous and referenced of these corruptions is the top of Bruno Bucciarati's hair being recolored to the same color of his skin, making him appear bald.
Link to this section JoJo M.U.G.E.N
M.U.G.E.N is a free 2D fighting game engine developed by Elecbyte. Its content including characters, stages, and movesets, are all created by the community. It features thousands of fighters from all sorts of media, including JoJo. Many JoJo characters in M.U.G.E.N use either the official sprites from Heritage for the Future or modified versions. The movesets of some characters are also inspired by All Star Battle and Eyes of Heaven. Iver Stone has a YouTube channel for posting JoJo M.U.G.E.N updates.
Link to this section Project JoJo
Promotional Game Screenshot

Project JoJo is an Online fan game made in Roblox by MlgArcOfOz that has continued to retain it popularity in the community since its debut in August, 2018. As of November 11th, 2020, the game has gained over 124.4 Million visits[6].

As an online game, Project JoJo allows up to 20 players concurrently to interact with each other and the environment in an open sandbox. Maps are based off of locations from the series such as the town of Morioh and Italy.

Actual gameplay revolves around a luck and lottery based system, with items around the map having different uses and effects on the players. Stands from the series are divided into power scaled "Tiers" listed 1-7, with each tier conatining more powerful Stands. Throughout the game's many updates nearly every Stand from the series is obtainable, including the currently ongoing, JoJolion]. Players can obtain these stands through sheer luck from items such as the "Stand Arrow", though the more powerful the Stand the rarer it is for a player to obtain. After obtaining a Stand, the map is open-riegn, leaving players to seek out NPCs and bosses based off of characters from the series, search for hidden items, or even engage in Player Versus Player (PVP) combat. NPCs (Non-Player-Characters) have many different uses depending on the interaction. For example the Enrico Pucci NPC will allow the player to store and later fuse stands, with the usage of the "Stone Rokakaka" item".

An economy system is also featured with "Cash Bundle" items spread out through the map that allows players to purchase certain items instead of having to seek them out in the map.
Link to this section Ronald McDonald
Ronald's Idle Animation

Arguably, one of the most iconic M.U.G.E.N characters, Ronald McDonald is a custom character originally made by Japanese modder, Kishio, circa 2007. The character is famous for its custom A.I, known to be brutally difficult and unpredictable, often stringing long and high damaging combos both in the air and on the ground.

Ronald McDonald takes many redrawn sprite animations and inspiration from DIO and Jotaro Kujo from Heritage for the Future, with many moves and specials boiling down to parodied versions.

Notable Community Groups

Link to this section The Phantom Blood Archives
The Phantom Blood Archives is a community movement towards searching for any material of the lost Phantom Blood Movie.

The spark for the search began around April, 2019, when a comment by Andy Sadler on a video essay detailing the lost film mentioned how he had been researching tracking down the film. It was then that soon more and more community members came together to archive any form of promotional material and potential remains of the film. The most infamous lead that the film still exists in its entirety is a 16 minute long compliation clip that was supposedly used as a workprint at the Academy of Art University for students to practice sound design and was later leaked online.

Some of the most notable finds include 64 Model sheets[7] from the production of the film found and scanned by FrostiFuzionz_. Not to mention a 2004 Test Pilot that was discovered by Red Mango and later restored by Notelu.

The main goal of the archive group is to search and archive any material relating to the film in the hopes of finding the entire film one day. They have also advocated for any sort of support towards an official release of the lost film by Shueisha.
Link to this section Reddit Communities
As JoJo's Bizarre Adventure began to grow in popularity on the internet, various forum communities have sprung up as well. Two of the most notable being r/ShitPostCrusaders and r/StardustCrusaders, hosted on the site Reddit.

While both communities primarily focus on the series as a whole, they differ significiantly in content. r/ShitPostCrusaders, the larger of the two, is a meme Subreddit for users to share image macros, memes, and general "shit-posts" that reference the series. While, r/StardustCrusaders is more of a general community forum for users to share fanart and discuss various topics from the series.


Link to this section JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Cards of Gold

See also