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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (OAV)

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Alternative title:
JoJo no Kimyō na Bōken (Japanese)
JOJO冒險野郎 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Le bizzarre avventure di Jojo (Italian)
Невероятное Приключение ДжоДжо (Russian)
ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 (Japanese)
죠죠의 기묘한 모험 (Korean)
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: Kujo Jotaro is a normal, popular Japanese high-schooler, until he thinks that he is possesed by a spirit, and locks himself in prison. After seeing his grandfather, Joseph Joestar, and fighting Joseph's friend Muhammad Abdul, Jotaro learns that the "Sprirt" is actually Star Platinum, his Stand, or fighting energy given a semi-solid form. Later, his mother gains a Stand, and becomes sick. Jotaro leanrs that it is because the vampire Dio Brando has been revived 100 years after his defeat to Jonathan Joestar, Jotaro's great-great-grandfather. Jotaro decides to join Joseph and Abdul in a trip to Egypt to defeat Dio once and for all.
User Ratings: 272 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 21 votes (sub:18, dub:2, others:1
1 French subtitled
 Excellent: 30 votes (sub:25, dub:3, ?:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Very good: 70 votes (sub:55, dub:13, others:2
2 Spanish subtitled
 Good: 69 votes (sub:53, dub:9, ?:1, raw:1, others:5
3 French subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
 Decent: 38 votes (sub:26, dub:8, ?:1, raw:1, others:2
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
 So-so: 17 votes (sub:11, dub:5, others:1
1 French subtitled
 Not really good: 9 votes (sub:7, dub:1, others:1
1 French subtitled
 Weak: 10 votes (sub:7, dub:3)
 Bad: 6 votes (sub:4, dub:1, others:1
1 French subtitled
 Awful: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
Seen in part or in whole by 608 users, rank: #1817 (of 9123)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.040 (Good), std. dev.: 1.8792, rank: #3286 (of 9230)
Weighted mean: 6.940 (Good), rank: #3699 (of 9230) (seen all: 7.32 / seen some: 5.68 / won't finish: 3.57)
Bayesian estimate: 6.964 (Good), rank: #3282 (of 6992)
Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 13
Episode titles: We have 13
1993-11-19 to 1994-11-18 (First OVA series)
2000-05-25 to 2002-01-25 (Second OVA series)
Release dates: We have 14
Opening Theme:
"Dio's Dervish" by Marco D'Ambrosio [eps 2-6]
Trivia: We have 4
In order to keep the story in chronological order, the North American release begins with the second OVA (episodes 1 through 7) which came out in 2000, and then moves on to feature the first OVA (episodes 8 through 13) which came out in 1993, because the first OVA covers the second half of the story and the second OVA covers the first half of the story.
News: Show:
JoJo Release Plans (Dec 28, 2004)
JoJo's Release Update (Feb 4, 2004)
Fansubber Updates (Aug 20, 1998)
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DVD (Region 1)
    JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (DVD 1) 2003-05-10 (from $41.59)
    JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure - w/ Artbox (DVD 1) 2003-05-10
    JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (DVD 2) 2003-11-15 (from $134.89)
    JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (DVD 3) 2004-02-24 (from $95.69)
    JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (DVD 4) 2004-04-27
    JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (DVD 5) 2004-06-29 (from $398.99)
    JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (DVD 6) 2004-08-31

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Eiji Yamanaka (ep 12)
Hideki Futamura (eps 7-10)
Hiroyuki Kitakubo (eps 1-6)
Noboru Furuse (ep 7)
Takashi Kobayashi (eps 10-11, 13)
Yasuhito Kikuchi (eps 8-9)
Hiroyuki Kitakubo (ep 6)
Junichi Hayama (ep 8)
Koji Masunari (ep 3)
Noboru Furuse (eps 8, 10)
Sadami Morikawa (ep 2)
Satoshi Kon (ep 5)
Tsuneo Tominaga (ep 4)
Episode Director:
Eiji Yamanaka (ep 12)
Hiroyuki Kitakubo (ep 6)
Koji Masunari (ep 3)
Masashi Abe (ep 4)
Satoshi Kon (ep 5)
Original Manga: Hirohiko Araki
Character Design:
Junichi Hayama  (eps 1-13)
Art Director: Satoru Kuwabara
Chief Animation Director: Junichi Hayama (eps 9-13)
Animation Director:
Junichi Hayama  (eps 1-2, 6-8)
Masahiro Kurio (ep 5)
Takahiro Kishida (ep 3)
Yasuhito Kikuchi (ep 4)
Art design:
Satoshi Shishido (ep 4)
Yasumitsu Suetake (eps 5-6)
Director of Photography: Hideo Okazaki
Executive producer:
Haruo Kawashima (Beam Entertainment; eps 8-13)
Hiroyuki Yamagata (eps 3-6)
Kazufumi Nomura (Studio A.P.P.P.; eps 7-13)
Michio Yamanaka (Three Light; eps 7-13)
Nobuhiko Sakoh (The Klockworx Co.; eps 7-13)
Tomio Anzai (eps 1-2)
Kazufumi Nomura (Studio A.P.P.P.)
Kazuhiko Yusa (The Klockworx Co.; eps 7-13)
Mutsumi Tanisaka (Three Light; eps 7-13)
Shigeaki Tomioka (Beam Entertainment; eps 11-13)
Tetsuo Daitoku (Shuiesha; eps 1-6)
Tsuneo Takechi (Beam Entertainment; eps 8-10)

Kichiro Tsukamoto (Beam Entertainment; eps 8-10)
Naomi Yamamoto (Beam Entertainment; eps 8-13)
Tsuneo Takechi (The Klockworx Co.; eps 11-13)
Youhei Haraguchi (The Klockworx Co.; eps 8-13)
Assistant Episode Director: Masashi Abe (ep 6)
Assistant Production Manager: Susumu Murakami (ep 3)
Background Art:
Atsuki Betsumiya (ep 5)
Ayari Wake (ep 5)
Eri Nakamura (ep 5)
Junichi Kuroda (ep 5)
Kazuo Ogura (eps 3-4, 6)
Miyoko Kohama (ep 5)
Momonori Taniguchi (eps 1-2)
Nobuhito Sue (eps 1-4)
Yōji Nakaza (eps 3-4, 6)
Yoshinori Hishinuma (ep 5)
Yuji Kihara (eps 1-4, 6)
Color Coordination:
Kyooko Ootake (ep 6)
Masato Takagi (eps 1-5)
Composition Cooperation: Satoshi Kon (ep 6)
Cover Art: Junichi Hayama
Editing: Eiko Nishide
In-Between Animation:
Hirotaka Marufuji (eps 3-6)
Kazuki Miura (eps 1-2)
Kazuki Toi (eps 4, 6)
Motoi Nakamura (eps 4-6)
Nobuo Hashimoto (eps 1-2)
Shin'ichi Inami (eps 1-2)
Tetsukazu Yamagishi (eps 4-6)
Yuichiro Miyake (eps 1-6)
In-Between Check:
Hiroshi Shirakawa (eps 1-3)
Ryoji Enomoto (eps 3-6)
Sayuri Tsuruyama (eps 1-2)
Takushi Yaguchi (eps 1-6)
Hiroki Gotō (eps 8-9) 
Kazufumi Nomura (eps 1-7) 
Kazuo Nakano (eps 8-13) 
Nobuhiko Horie (eps 9-13) 
Production manager:
Kenji Miyashita (eps 4, 6)
Mamoru Minagawa (eps 1-3, 5)
Recording Adjustment: Yukio Abe (eps 1-6)
Sound Design: Gary Rydstrom
Special Thanks To:
Katherine Morris (ep 6)
Jūrōta Kosugi as Jotaro Kujo

Chikao Ohtsuka as Joseph Joestar
Hirotaka Suzuoki as Noriaki Kakyoin
Katsuji Mori as Jean Pierre Polnareff
Kenji Utsumi as Daniel J. D'Arby (ep 10)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi as Mohammed Abdul
Kouji Nakata as N'Dour (eps 8-9)
Mugihito as J. Geil (eps 4-5)
Nobuo Tanaka as Dio
Norio Wakamoto as Hol Horse (eps 4-7)
Rei Sakuma as Holly Kujo (eps 1-2)
Rica Fukami as Enya Geil (eps 1-7)
Takeshi Aono as Vanilla Ice (ep 11)

Arisa Andou as Holly Kujo (eps 11, 13)
Asako Fujii as Child (ep 5)
Hajime Koseki as Cafe Manager (ep 10)
Hidenari Ugaki as Pilot B (ep 8)
Hidetoshi Nakamura as Driver (ep 12)
Hideyuki Umezu as Pilot A (ep 8)
Jiro Saito as Prisoner C (ep 1)
Junpei Takiguchi as Wilson Phillips (ep 12)
Junro Maruyama as Prisoner B (ep 1)
Kazuyuki Ishikawa as
Child (ep 5)
Monk (ep 4)
Pilot B (ep 3)
Prisoner A (ep 1)
Zombie (ep 7)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi as M. Avdol 
Kokoro Shindou as Schoolgirl B (ep 2)
Megumi Toyoguchi as Nena (eps 4-5)
Nanako Fukushima as Woman (ep 6)
Rei Sakuma as Holley 
Rica Fukami as Dio's Aide 
Ryoko Kinomiya as Suzi Q. Joestar (eps 11, 13)
Saburo Kamei as Warden (ep 1)
Sayaka Aoki as
Schoolgirl C (ep 2)
Woman (ep 1)
Sayuri Kubo as Chérie Polnareff (ep 3)
Shiho Kawaragi as Schoolgirl A (ep 2)
Shinobu Adachi as Boy (ep 10)
Takehiro Murozono as
Child (ep 5)
Jailer (ep 1)
Pilot A (ep 3)
Zombie (ep 7)
Tomohisa Asou as Vagrant (ep 4)
Japanese companies
Animation Assistance: Zero-G
Animation Production: APPP
Breakfast (eps 1-2)
Kusanagi (eps 1-4, 6)
Color Checker:
Studio CATS
Distributor: Shonen Jump Video
Film Developing: Tokyo Laboratory
Filming: Mushi Production
In-Between Animation:
AIC (eps 3, 5)
D.A.S.T Corporation (eps 3-6)
Han Young (eps 1-5)
Hana Production (eps 3-6)
Hyoin Entertainment (eps 1-2)
Kanari World (eps 1-2)
Lee Production (eps 3-6)
Seoul Kids (eps 1-3, 5-6)
Studio Hatenkou (eps 5-6)
Studio Wombat (eps 1-2, 6)
Tiger Production (eps 1-2)
Tokyo Animation Center (eps 3-6)
Key Animation:
Studio Cockpit (eps 1-2)
Studio Junio (ep 1)
Zero-G (eps 2-3)
Music Production: Media Remoras
AIC (eps 1-3, 5)
D.A.S.T Corporation (eps 1-2)
Han Young (eps 1-5)
Hana Production (eps 3-6)
Hyoin Entertainment (eps 1-2)
Kanari World (eps 1-2)
Lee Production (eps 3-6)
Seoul Kids (eps 1-2, 5-6)
AIC (ep 5)
IMG (eps 1-6)
Mu Animation Studio (ep 3)
Mushi Production (eps 4-6)
Office Take Off (ep 5)
Q Production (ep 3)
Studio Cavern (eps 3, 5)
Studio Sieben (ep 5)
Planning Assistance:
Weekly Shonen Jump Editorial Department (eps 1-6)
BEAM Entertainment (eps 8-13)
Shueisha (eps 1-6)
APPP (eps 7-13)
The Klockworx Co., Ltd. (eps 7-13)
Three Light (eps 7-13)
Production Cooperation: Phoenix Entertainment (eps 9-11)
Recording Studio: AVACO Creative Studios
Title Production: Maki Production
VTR Editing: Tokyo Laboratory
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Elaine Clark
Script: Alistair Toth (Extras)
Storyboard: Cindy H. Yamauchi (Extras)
Executive producer: Kazufumi Nomura
Producer: Cindy H. Yamauchi

Audio Post Supervision:
Marco D'Ambrosio 
Terri D'Ambrosio
Casting: Elaine Clark
Dialogue Editing:
Al Nelson
David Cuetter
Dialogue Mixer: Tom Myers
Dialogue Recording: David Cuetter
Dub Timing: Chris Roberts (RJP Production)
DVD Authoring: Wade McConnell (Marin Digital)
Liner Notes: Mark Giambruno
Narration: Michael Bennett (Extras)
Re-Recording Mixing:
Chris Barrick (eps 10-13)
Marco D'Ambrosio
Script Adaptation:
Julie Huffman (eps 6-13)
Mark Giambruno
James Tonjes (RJP Production; Extras)
Pat Crespo (RJP Production; Extras)
Timer/Subtitler: Mark Giambruno
Video Editing: Buzz Hays (Stone's Throw Films)
Voice Direction: Elaine Clark
Abie Hadjitarkhani as Jotaro Kujo

Andrew Chaikin as Dio Brando
Doug Boyd as Noriaki Kakyoin
J.S. Gilbert as Muhammad Avdol
Mark Atherlay as Jean-Pierre Polnareff
Michael Bennett as Joseph Joestar

Andrew Chaikin as Jailer
Carrie Francis as Holley Kujo
Charles Martinez as
Pilot B
Wilson Phillips
Curt Mann as Daniel J. D'Arby (ep 10)
Dave Arendash as J. Gail (ep 5)
Elaine Clark as
Dio's Aide
School Girl
J.S. Gilbert as Chief Jailer
Kathy Garver as School Girl A
Marco D'Ambrosio as Prisoner C
Roger Jackson as Hol Horse (eps 4-7)
Sayuri Kubo as Polnareff's Sister
Terri D'Ambrosio as
School Girl
Tom Myers as Pilot A
English companies
DVD Authoring: Marin Digital
Licensed by:
Super Techno Arts (Expired)
Recording And Mixing: MarcoCo. Studios
Recording Studio: Voice One
French cast
French staff
Adaptation: Jérôme Pauwels
Jacques Albaret as Jôtaro Kujo

François Siener as Joseph Joestar
Jérôme Pauwels as Jean-Pierre Polnareff
Pascal Germain as M.Avdol
Pierre-François Pistorio as Noriaki Kakyoin

Anne Dolan as Enya
Brigitte Guedj as Suzy Q
Cyrille Artaux as Daniel J.D'Arby
Emmanuel Gradi as N'Dul
François Creton as J'Gail
Frantz Confiac as Vanilla Ice
Jean-François Vlerick as Dio's Aide
Magali Barney as Holly Kujo
Sylvain Lemarié as Hol Horse

French companies
Distributor: Déclic Images
Dubbing: Studio Lincoln
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Aldo Stella
Ivo De Palma as Kujo / Star Platinum

Diego Sabre as Noriaki Kakyoin
Enrico Bertorelli as Joseph Joestar / Magician Red
Marco Balbi as Mohammed Abdul
Marco Balzarotti as Dio Brando
Riccardo Lombardo as Jean Pierre Polnareff / Silver Chariot

Aldo Stella as Iggy
Andrea De Nisco as
Annamaria Mantovani as Suzie Q.
Cinzia Massironi as Alunna
Claudio Moneta as Hol Horse
Donatella Fanfani as Innamorata Di Hol Horse
Elisabetta Cesone as Enya Gail
Francesco Orlando as Carcerato
Gianluca Iacono as
Giovanni Battezzato as J. Gail / Hanged Man
Lorella De Luca as Lebbrosa
Lorenzo Scattorin as
Vanilla Ice
Marina Thovez as Holly Joestar
Maurizio Arena as
Oliviero Corbetta as Daniel J. D'arby
Paolo Sesana as Carcerato
Riccardo Peroni as Senatore
Tony Fuochi as
Italian companies
Distributor: Yamato Video
Dubbing: Raflesia srl
Publisher: Yamato Video
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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