The following article is on the watch order of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure anime. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure has been airing for quite some time. It is a popular shounen anime and is watched all over the world. It is adapted from the manga of the same name. The manga is written by Hirohiko Araki. Just like the name, it has a bizarre animation. The characters are not designed like standard shounen anime. Small eyes, large lips, and buff physique are the standard design. The anime has kept the fans enthralled. Even after a decade, the love for the Joestar family is still the same.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure kind of follows western culture. Under David Productions, the animation is done beautifully. The small details from Hirohiko Araki’s manga are all covered. The anime left no stones unturned. Just like most modern anime, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure always sticks to the anime plot. It has spinoffs, OVA, and movies, about which we will take later in the topic. The seasons are not numbered, and the arcs are broken down into several pieces. This confuses the viewers about where to start from. So let us help with all that confusion. To know the watch order of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, keep reading the article.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood (2012)
The Phantom Blood Arc is was the first arc of the anime and was adapted from the original five-volume arc chapters from the manga. The first episode was aired on 6th October 2012. The arc ran for nine episodes. Even though the first season has twenty-six episodes, only the first nine of them were based on the Phantom Blood Arc. Each episode had an average runtime of 23 minutes.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Battle Tendency (2012)
The Battle Tendency Arc is the second part of the first season. It ran from episode 10 to episode 26. Even though the Phantom Blood Arc was based in the 1880s, the Battle Tendency Arc is based in 1939. The story revolves around the Joestar Family. The last episode was aired on 6th April 2013.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders (2014)
Just like season one of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, the second season is also divided into two parts. In total, it has forty-eight episodes, each part containing twenty-four episodes. The first part was aired from 5th April 2014 to 13th September 2014. The second part of the second season is named ‘Egypt Chapter’. It aired from 10th January 2015 to 20th June 2015. The season can be streamed on Crunchyroll. The plot for both the parts is different.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable (2016)
The third season of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure was announced at the end of the second season. The trailer was even uploaded to the Warner Bros site. Several huge names were linked with the illustration and production of the third season. Diamond Is Unbreakable Arc has a total of thirty-nine episodes. The third season was aired from 2nd April 2016 to 24th December 2016.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind (2018)
The fifth season of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is named Golden Wind. At the “Ripples of Adventure” art exhibition, Hirohiko Araki personally announced the anime adaptation of Golden Winds. It had a total of thirty-nine episodes. The pilot of the third season was aired on 5th July 2018 at the Anime Expo. But later, it was formally aired from 6th October 2018 to 28th 2019.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean (To Be Announced)
The fifth season of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is named Stone Ocean. It was scheduled to air in 2020, but due to the COVID 19 pandemic, it was rescheduled. It is scheduled to be later in 2021.
Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe (2021)
It is a spinoff of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. It was gained popularity but not at the level of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. The story follows around Rohan Kishibe.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: OVA
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure was also released in the 1990s. The old edition of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure had several OVAs. The OVAs used to air from 1993 to 2000. While watching the anime, people can skip it.