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Two men look out of the same prison bars; one sees mud and the other stars.
—Frederick Langbridge, Immortal Poetry

Dio the Invader (侵略者ディオ Shinryakusha Dio) is the first volume of Phantom Blood and the first volume of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga. It covers Jonathan Joestar and Dio Brando's childhood up to the beginning of the battle at Ogre Street.


Late 19th century, English nobleman George Joestar adopts Dio Brando, the son of a man who once saved his life. However, the young man intends to seize his family fortune by driving away his only son, Jonathan Joestar, even going as far as to plot to kill him using a mysterious Stone Mask.


Author's Note

Put simply, the theme of this work is "living". Through the two main characters, I want to examine two ways of living. It's all about singing the hymn of the battle between "human" and "non-human". This work was made for your enjoyment, I hope you like it. Without further ado...



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