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Posted by vocalcannibal

I wish I could go back in time and tell my 2009 self how big JoJo would be in 2014.

We started from the bottom now we here.

Posted by sub_o

Did you know that Guile was inspired by Stroheim in first JoJo ? And Benimaru of KOF was inspired by Polnareff in Part 3.

Posted by joshua1prince19212

Huge Jojo fan, my copy of this game is coming in the mail. Can't wait to play it. Gonna be awesome! Love that you guys quicklooked this despite knowing nothing of the game though, gave me a good laugh!

Posted by BananaHace

@vocalcannibal: Haha seriously, it's gone from Duwang to fucking CruchyRoll. Shit is crazy.

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I have never seen a horse jump kick like that.

Posted by Xel

I'm kinda surprised Jeff didn't go straight for Jotaro considering he was his go to character in that other JoJo game.

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Posted by Solh0und

I want this so bad. Stupid bills! -_-

Posted by Jeverage

I had no idea what was going on and then there was Robert E.O. Speedwagon and now I want to spend money or something.

Posted by Lausebub

I want to get into JoJo. Where should I start? The first season of the Anime is on Crunchyroll. Should just watch that and go from there? Or read the manga first?

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54:08 - Jeff Gerstmann is a horse.

Confirmed!

@lausebub said:

I want to get into JoJo. Where should I start? The first season of the Anime is on Crunchyroll. Should just watch that and go from there? Or read the manga first?

I haven't read the manga, but the anime starts out pretty middling. The whole series is broken up into different parts, and the beginning of this quick look consists of the story from Part 1: Phantom Blood (with Johnathan, Dio, and Zeppeli). I found Part 1 to be pretty decent, but not quite as lively as Part 2 or Part 3. Part 1 still sets a solid foundation for the rest of the series, though... so perhaps it would be best to start there? I just wouldn't expect too much out of it until you get to Part 2 (Which starts at Episode 10 of the anime).

I wouldn't jump directly into Part 2, personally, as that would be super confusing... but I feel like you could, if you'd like, just jump directly into Part 3: Stardust Crusaders (which is currently airing), as it gives a brief synopsis of the events of Part 1 and Part 2 in the first episode (enough to let you understand what's going on).
Still, though... if you did that, there's a lot of great stuff you'd be missing out on in Part 2.

Posted by OleMarthin

1 hour is to long for a quick look

Posted by Hampe

You thought this was a Quick Look made by Brad, Vinny and Jeff but it was me, Dio!!!!

Posted by Xel

@lausebub said:

I want to get into JoJo. Where should I start? The first season of the Anime is on Crunchyroll. Should just watch that and go from there? Or read the manga first?

Yeah, the first season is definitely an easy entry point. it covers Parts 1 and 2, with the current season covering Part 3.

You can pick the manga up on Batoto.

Posted by Rmack

@sub_o: I did not know that! Pretty cool.

I just got this game in the mail and I have no idea what I'm doing aside from ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA

Posted by User_Undefined

@jeverage: There's also a Tibetan monk named Tonpetty, two students called Dire and Straights, zombies named Page, Bonham, Plant, and Jones, a priest Father Styx, Esidisi, Kars, Suzie Q, Santana. This only covers the first two parts.

Posted by sub_o

@lausebub said:

I want to get into JoJo. Where should I start? The first season of the Anime is on Crunchyroll. Should just watch that and go from there? Or read the manga first?

I started by reading the manga around 10 years ago (the comic started around almost 30 years ago), and recently watched the TV anime. The TV anime is the sped up version of the books, so there might be some lost references (they skip the Danny's scene), and you might not have stronger connection with the characters, since the series kills off protagonists quite often.

Currently the manga has 8 parts, each part has different protagonists (around half of them are descendants of previous part), and somewhat different style, e.g. part one is very common hero story, part 4 is somewhat detective murder story, part 7 is a race across America, part 5 is pizza mozzarella.

I'd recommend starting reading from part 1, although part 3 might be the more popular one among the readers.

Posted by Fluttercry

JoJo is the greatest thing ever, and I love how big it's becoming over here. Long overdue.

Posted by sub_o

@jeverage said:

I had no idea what was going on and then there was Robert E.O. Speedwagon and now I want to spend money or something.

There are stands named Vanilla Ice, Metallica, Steely Dan, Kenny G, Killer Queen, Purple Haze, etc.

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@sub_o said:

@lausebub said:

I want to get into JoJo. Where should I start? The first season of the Anime is on Crunchyroll. Should just watch that and go from there? Or read the manga first?

I started by reading the manga around 10 years ago (the comic started around almost 30 years ago), and recently watched the TV anime. The TV anime is the sped up version of the books, so there might be some lost references (they skip the Danny's scene), and you might not have stronger connection with the characters, since the series kills off protagonists quite often.

Currently the manga has 8 parts, each part has different protagonists (around half of them are descendants of previous part), and somewhat different style, e.g. part one is very common hero story, part 4 is somewhat detective murder story, part 7 is a race across America, part 5 is pizza mozzarella.

I'd recommend starting reading from part 1, although part 3 might be the more popular one among the readers.

I'm watching the show because I want to have something to look forward to every Friday when it releases, even though the manga is tempting.


As for the manga, only the third part of the manga is brought over to the west and names are changed because of copyright issues. There's fan translations all over the internet though, and some of it isn't that good is what I've heard.

Posted by Liquidus

@lausebub said:

I want to get into JoJo. Where should I start? The first season of the Anime is on Crunchyroll. Should just watch that and go from there? Or read the manga first?

You can absolutely start with the anime, that's how I've absorbed my Jojo so far and it's great. Awesome music and the animation is really good when it's not running on pennies for a couple episodes (anime budgets and all).

Posted by JackSukeru

Oh and the glowy things that are lying around on the stage whenever Johnny or Gyro fights are various parts of jesus' body which powers the characters up.

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I love JoJo but I wouldn't have known about it if not for the fighting game back in the late 90's. It's since become one of my favorite comics and cartoons of all time. To give you an idea for how crazy some of the musical references get, there is a stand that activates only after its user dies called Notorious B.I.G. So yeah they had to leave a lot of such references out of this localized version. I bought it on release because I'm a sucker for this franchise though I'm seriously questioning getting into the DLC characters which look like a goddamn rip off.

This quick look was hard to watch at times but still pretty good. Jeff is not wrong about the gameplay. It's about as bare bones as you can as far as fighting systems go. You even have a one button combo to make the fighting even easier if you want. It's really weird that this franchise spawned any 1 on 1 fighting games to be honest. The fights in the manga are less straightforward and more about the tactics of learning an opponents capabilities and adapting accordingly. It's just fucking bizarre. There's no other word for it.

Posted by Lausebub

Thanks, duders! I guess I'll go check out the anime first.

Also, the part where they scroll through the EULA is amazing. Or should I say, "Di molto good."?

Posted by MariachiMacabre

Robert E.O. Speedwagon is my favorite anime character name of all time.

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Just gonna leave this here

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It's steamroller time !

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@lausebub: I just started watching the anime, Parts 1 and 2 are up free on Crunchyroll, part 3 is airing now.

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I'll just go ahead and put this here....

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Anyone doubting the quality of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure should really just listen to this track from the anime:

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Shit, I can just leave stuff in this comments section too:

I'm shocked I'm the one who put this here first.

Posted by Hurvilo

The single best thing to come out of this anime season!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkanHSvFq3Q

Posted by DasaKamov

@jacksukeru: Are you sure? Because, as someone who grew up on a ranch, they looked a LOT like dismembered horse penises. Heh heh. dis-membered.

Edited by JesusHammer

For anybody interested in this game that hasn't read the manga, do not get it. It will not be for you. It's not a very good fighting game and is basically a giant fanservice game for JoJo's fans. On another note I hate the name changes. I hate it so much. I'm really glad I imported instead.

Posted by Satsugai

I was kinda impressed how close Brad was on the lineage in Part 2. Pretty easy platinum too. I had to buy a copy no matter what in hopes of getting more Jojo shit here.

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YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS GAME GOOD BY TURNING THE COMMENTS INTO A HUGE GALLERY OF RELATED ANIME IMAGES

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Posted by Foggen

I could have sworn I just heard someone yell "hadoken".

Posted by DeadPanJazMan

Wait... at about 49:35 does the announcer make some sort of Terence Trent D'arby joke/reference?.... Sold!

Posted by Suits

Jeff, would you say Yusuki Animesu is a jerk?

Posted by Arkana

@deadpanjazman: Yeah one of the smaller villains in named Terrence D'Arby. Well, Pretty much everything in JoJo's is based off of music, even the name JoJo comes from a Beatles song.

Posted by Nikoran

I think Jeff and Vinny would enjoy JoJo. It's so crazy that they would get a kick out of it.