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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 Jojo no Kimyō na Bōken?) are two OVA series have been adapted from Part 3 by A.P.P.P. (Another Push Pin Planning) Company in Japan. The original six-episode series in 1993 began with Joseph, Jōtarō, Polnareff and Kakyōin in the Egyptian desert on their quest to find Dio (volume 20 in the manga). The series offered very little exposition, assuming the viewer already knew the backstory. A prequel seven-episode series was released in 2001, offering an explanation for those unfamiliar with the story in the previous series. It started with Joseph coming to Japan to explain Jōtarō's strange behavior (volume 12 in the manga). The entire 6-volume (13-episode) anime series has been released in English in chronological order by Super Techno Arts.

The theatrical film was released February 17, 2007 in Japan. Again, A.P.P.P. and several of the original crew members for the OVA returned to produce the film. The movie covers the events in Part 1. The theme song was composed by the Japanese group SOUL'D OUT with their single Voodoo Kingdom.


Episode list

(The following section is a stub based on the recaps from Super Techno Arts' advertising copy. Used with permission.[citation needed])

Episodes listed in chronological order as used in the English release:

# Total Title Prod. code

<tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep1">1</td><td>1</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Evil Spirit" </td><td id="pc"></td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFFFBF" colspan="4"> Jotaro Kujo refuses to leave his jail cell, believing that he is possessed by an evil spirit (later revealed to be a "Stand"). When Jotaro's mother, Holley, his grandfather Joseph and the mysterious Avdol come to try to coax him out, a battle erupts between two Stands—Jotaro's "Star Platinum" and Avdol's "Magician's Red." </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep2">2</td><td>2</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Hierophant Green" </td><td id="pc"></td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFFFBF" colspan="4"> Jotaro learns the secret of his Stand power and about his family's enemy, the vampire Dio. Later, Jotaro is attacked by “Hierophant Green,” an enemy Stand controlled by Dio's assassin, Noriaki Kakyoin who is under Dio's control. When Holley falls into a Stand-induced coma, Joseph, Jotaro and the others embark on a dangerous journey to Egypt to save her life and end the 100-year battle between Dio and the Joestar family! </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep3">3</td><td>3</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Silver Chariot and Strength" </td><td id="pc"></td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFFFBF" colspan="4"> When the private jet carrying Jotaro and his companions to Egypt suddenly bursts into flames, the plane is forced to land in the ocean. As the party drifts in a lifeboat, a large freighter pulls alongside and they climb aboard. To their shock, there is no crew to be found—and the only passengers left aboard are an Orangutan and enemy Stand user Jean-Pierre Polnareff. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep4">4</td><td>4</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Emperor and the Hanged Man" </td><td id="pc"></td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFFFBF" colspan="4"> At a stopover on the way to Egypt, Polnareff is attacked by "The Hanged Man," an enemy Stand who has two right hands and can only be seen in reflections. Realizing that it must be controlled by the same Stand user that had killed his younger sister, Polnareff breaks away from the rest of the group to seek his revenge. Polnareff is lured into a trap set by The Hanged Man and his partner, Hol Horse. When some of the party come to his aid, one is killed by Hol Horse's Stand, "The Emperor." </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep5">5</td><td>5</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Judgement" </td><td id="pc"></td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFFFBF" colspan="4"> Kakyoin and Polnareff desperately seek a way to defeat The Hanged Man, who can strike out at them from "the world inside the mirror" while remaining invulnerable to their attacks. How can they hope to defeat an enemy who can move at nearly the speed of light and attack from almost any direction? </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep6">6</td><td>6</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Mist of Vengeance" </td><td id="pc"></td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFFFBF" colspan="4"> A thick fog envelopes the group as they travel towards Egypt, so they seek refuge in a nearby town. There, the companions stumble across a strangely mutilated dead body lying on a street corner. An old woman arrives on the scene with the police, and offers to let them stay at her hotel for the night. In the hotel bar, Polnareff encounters N-Yah, a beautiful and mysterious young woman on a deadly quest of her own. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep7">7</td><td>7</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Justice" </td><td id="pc"></td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFFFBF" colspan="4"> Polnareff becomes a living puppet under the control of N-Yah and her incredible Mist of Death Stand, "Justice." The group battles its way out of the hotel, only to find themselves surrounded by legions of the dead. All seems lost when Jotaro falls prey to a bizarre sneak attack, leaving him vulnerable to N-Yah's control as well. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep8">8</td><td>8</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Iggy the Fool and N'Dool the GEB (Pt. I)" </td><td id="pc"></td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFFFBF" colspan="4"> Jotaro and his companions finally reach Egypt. There, they are met by a Speedwagon Foundation helicopter that delivers a new addition to their group—the mysterious Iggy "The Fool." When the helicopter crashes just a short time later, the group investigates, only to find themselves pitted against another of Dio's assassins—N'Dul and his deadly Stand, "God Geb." </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep9">9</td><td>9</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Iggy the Fool and N'Dool the GEB (Pt. II)" </td><td id="pc"></td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFFFBF" colspan="4"> Jotaro and the others find themselves stranded and at the mercy of N'Dool's incredibly strong and mercurial Stand, "God Geb." Faced with almost certain death, Jotaro makes a desperate gambit and forces Iggi to help him strike back at N'Dool, but Iggi has other plans. He betrays Jotaro at a critical moment, offering him to "God Geb" in order to save his own life. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep10">10</td><td>10</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"D'Arby the Gambler" </td><td id="pc"></td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFFFBF" colspan="4"> The companions search the huge Egyptian capital of Cairo, showing everyone they meet the photo of a mysterious building where they think Dio resides. In an odd cafe, they encounter a gambler named D'Arby who claims to have the information they need. The catch is, they have to beat him in the ultimate wager—one where their very souls are at stake! Can the Joestar party outwit a master gambler at his own game? </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep11">11</td><td>11</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Warrior of the Void: Vanilla Ice" </td><td id="pc"></td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFFFBF" colspan="4"> Jotaro and his companions finally arrive at Dio's lair and find their way to the room where his coffin resides. Just as they prepare to strike the fatal blow, Dio's mysterious Stand powers, coupled with that of his finest assassin, Vanilla Ice, slay one of the party before the group's horrified eyes. But even that doesn't quench Dio's thirst for blood... </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep12">12</td><td>12</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Kakyoin - Duel in the Barrier" </td><td id="pc"></td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFFFBF" colspan="4"> Dio pursues Joseph through the streets of Cairo, leaving an incredible swath of death and destruction in his wake. Another of the companions comes to Joseph's aid, only to be crushed by the power of Dio's Stand, "The World." As the shattered hero lies alone and dying, he realizes in the last moments of life the true nature of Dio's Stand... can he warn the others before it's too late? </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep13">13</td><td>13</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Farewell, My Friends" </td><td id="pc"></td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #FFFFBF" colspan="4"> The century-old blood feud finally comes to a close in the final battle between Jotaro and Dio. "The World" seems invincible as Jotaro is struck time and time again with murderous blows. If Jotaro cannot discover the secret of Dio's Stand and find some way to counter it, the Joestar line will come to an abrupt and bloody end. </td></tr>


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