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Only when you put into context the happenings in JoJo do you truly realize how fucked-up everything is.
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When Joseph puts grease/oil on things I always wonder where he keeps it.
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>>10240229
He keeps a little glass bottle of it.
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>>10240252
Thank god.
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>>10240200
Back to this. Ever explain JoJo to someone unfamiliar? I swear to god you get that alien feeling of 'goddamn, what?'
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>>10240455
Many horribly awkward moments where I can't tell if they also think it's awesome or if they think I'm a faggot. Probably the latter.
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>>10240503
When I do it, I'm a touch vague. This dude, that guy, this happened, they are able do that.

In fact, I described Abbacchio to a professor and it felt like describing some tragic, serious drama.
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>>10240455

"It's a series that follows multiple generations of a family, and all of the main ones have the nickname JoJo. The recurring villain is a vampire who was the adopted brother of the original JoJo."

Sounds coherent enough to me.
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>>10240698
But it's when you start to mention the details that it gets crazy. People don't tend to believe you about zombie Jack the Ripper, cyborg nazis, Aztec vampire gods, man-eating squirrels, and by the time you get to part 3 they're already convinced you're insane.
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>>10240698
And then you get into details...
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>>10240503
You like Jojo too?
Now I have to profess my undying anonymous love to you.

I tend to go straight for the Aztec vampires named after Cars, WHAM and AC/DC whenever I explain JoJo. Either it wins them over or I get the weirdest looks ever.
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>>10240768
Same here or Vanilla Ice, the sexual ambiguity, blatant music references, or some of my favorite situations.
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>>10240731

"The series has been ongoing for about 25 years now, so the themes change quite a bit between the different generation arcs. The first one is mostly just setup of the character backgrounds, and uses martial arts. Second goes more into the history of the vampires. In the third part and onwards, the author changes the power system to be based on these familiar spirits called 'Stands'. The most recent arc is an alternate universe retelling of the original story, and set in the wild west."
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It is called JoJo's BIZARRE Adventure for a reason.
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>>10240836
But for JoJo, that's far too VAGUE. You also gotta have the big, succulent, juicy bits that makes JoJo, so JOJO.
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>>10240833
If they get past Cars, WHAM and AC/DC, I go to Vanilla Ice. I also tend to mention the fact that he doesn't wear pants.
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>>10240836
But you see, that sounds boring.

>>10240768
>>10240833
That's the way I like to go. Shock them with just how crazy it really is. They either instantly want to read it, or think you're crazy, and if they don't like JoJo it's not worth your time.
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>>10240731
The weirdest part about all of this is, that sort of thing never gets to me when I'm just reading it. We get piranha in airplanes and it's all fine and dandy, nothing strange here. But when you say it out loud, it's just... god damn. Cyborg Nazis? Yeah, holy shit, that's fucking crazy. What is wrong with me? What the hell is wrong with this manga?
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>>10240869

I'm trying to summarize a 100+ volume series in a paragraph, cut me some slack.
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>>10240877
HEY! Me too!

Also, my professor>>10240680
commented, "The title sounds a bit like something you'd have at Chuck E. Cheese."
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I've also taken to advertising the fact that SBR now has lesbians! If that doesn't get them, what will?
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>>10240923
SBR in general is an easy sell. Cowboys, dinosaurs, and Jesus. Lesbians are just the icing on the cake compared to that.
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Times like that, I wish I could lug around the art books and giddily show them to people.
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>>10240946
You've got a point.
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>>10240967
I have both of them at my house, as well as some other JoJo crap. I show them off regularly to anybody who dares enter my lodgings.
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>>10240731
Then after part 3, part 4 and on they'll think you or Araki are on something.
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I was introduced to Jojo by the recap for the OVA. It was the funniest thing I ever saw. "Zombie Jack the Ripper" is still good for a chuckle.
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>>10240967
If you ever encounter someone with the artbook (which can happen, happens to me a lot) you can normally get people wanting to read JoJo just from the spinny cover on the artbook box.
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>>10241028
And by that, I meant encountering people who have not read JoJo while in posession of any of the artbooks.
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>>10241013
I misread that somehow as "they'll think you are Araki."

But yes, it happens all the time.
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>>10241085
Fun, ain't it? I wish I could get them.
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>>10240885
>>What is wrong with me? What the hell is wrong with this manga?

I suppose it's written to fit incredibly well. Oh yeah, I also bring up art style and writing.
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>>10241164
Indeed. Not only will they think you're crazy, they'll assume you're gay too.
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It's also easier to get people into JoJo if they're fans of the music contained therein. I know a guy who had never read manga who read it just because he knew there was a character with Moody Blues, and I've used Killer Queen to get people reading this before.

The flip side is that after ages of JoJofaggotry, I know every word to Holy Diver when I didn't really listen to metal before.
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>>10241245
"No, no. Funny thing about it: It's far too manly to be gay, but at the same time, too weird to be straight."
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>>10241266
Oh shit yes, BIG ONE.
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>>10241266
The music references are definitely a good way to get people to read this. First time reading it I just kept shouting FUCK YEAH to every reference, and it gets people into the music. Win-win.
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This thread is giving me a warm, jelly-like feeling in the pit of my stomach and legs.
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http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm2618601
Found this yesterday.
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>>10241298
Ever tried looking for the hidden music jokes? They're an entire new dimension on JoJo and a reason to read them (especially 4 and up) again.

Things like Killer Queen makes things explode because it's guaranteed to blow your mind, King Crimson's first album having a song called 21st Century Schizoid Man, the original Sticky Fingers album cover containing a functional zipper, ZZ with that car Stand and all of their cars on the album covers, etc etc etc.
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Jojo is love.
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>>10241379
Kira is "just an ordinary guy", which is also a line in Queen's "Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon". Also in that song is the mention of going painting in the Louvre, where the Mona Lisa is kept.

Araki never ceases to amaze me.
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>>10241379
Yep, Notorious B.I.G.? Gunned down before he could become a threat.
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If you listen to King Crimson's song "Great Deceiver," the chorus says "Cigarettes, ice cream." Both of which Doppio uses for phones.
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>>10241379
Yeah, it's everywhere.
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The more I read JoJo, the more I realize it's the BEST MANGA EVER. It has, literally, everything I could possibly want in a manga.
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>>10241436
lol king crimson
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On a /fa/ note, JoJo has fucked up my fashion sense. I would kill for a real life Kira tie. Also, this.
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>>10241532
Please tell me where to find that.
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Here's a challenge. Describe how the characters look.
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>>10240747
So there are these two guys, one is from Spain & the other is from England. Well, the Spanish dude is SUCH a total douchebag! He, like, kills his dog, kisses his girlfriend, and punches him into the gutter.

Then the Spanish dude finds this mask that turns him into a vampire and goes WRYYYYYYYYY a lot, and the English guy has to learn to use crazy-ass Circle-of-Life Simba magic to knock his Conquistadouche ass out.

Then they're on a boat, and the Spanish guy takes his body.
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>>10241548
http://www.ultra-violence.com/
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>>10241548
www.ultra-violence.com

It's not up for order. Yet.
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>>10241554
FABULOUSLY badass.
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>>10241532
Mine too, and to an extent, my sexual preferences. Where does one go about finding a soul-mate with enormous buttocks?
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>>10241567
Dio is NOT SPANISH.
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>>10241581
>>10241586
Fukken awesome.
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>>10241652
THIS. Despite the name, he's also English. Lower-class English, but English.
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>>10241652
HIS NAME SURE IS
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>>10241690
I like him better with a pencil-thin moustache and calling Jonathan "mang."
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>>10241567
What the fuck makes you think Dio is Spanish?
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>>10241652
aWRRRRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYba!
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Don't forget violence and humor!! Those are hand in hand!
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>>10241723
Read a book.
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>>10241739
Like dancing on someone's unzipped head? Or pissing in another man's breathing tube while laughing? Or your occasional bathroom joke?
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We're blowing your colleges' minds.
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archive?
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I was jokingly told that I would go to jail for talking about JoJo too much.
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>>10242291
lol omg u goin 2 jeyl 4 teh jooj

gewd stoWRYYYYYYY
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>>10240877

Me too! It always seems like I'm forgetting something important unless I tell them he dosnt wear pants.
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Wow. So much love on /a/ tonight.

I understand several of the characters' names were changed in the localization of the series. Which ones?

And thanks for turning me into a JoJo fag, /a/. I don't think I'll ever be able to repay you.
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>>10242342
That's right, >>10242291,
delete your post you stupid faggot.
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Try naming all th crazy shit from each are in random order, rapid fire.
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>>10242408
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stardust_Crusaders
this actually is an accurate list. One of the things that's nice about the changes (if you can even come close to calling a change "nice") is that they were all changed to less sue-tastic music references, but still references to things that are referenced somewhere else in the series.
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>>10242437
Disregard the wiki link, I suck cocks. It was the Stand users page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stand_%28JoJo%27s_Bizarre_Adventure%29 that had both names on it.
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Gyro Zeppeli and his fantastic balls of steel always win a few giggles.
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>>10241586
But does he ship out of Area 11?
;_; Never again will I have to look through shitty boutiques for Jojo-esque clothes.
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Basically, some bad guy's names are changed to album references instead of band references (Oingo Boingo -> Zenyatta Mondatta).
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>>10242524
You can also make your own, if you like. I did. It was frustrating but fun.
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I have no comment for this.....yet.
Besides DO WANT.
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A stand is fine too.
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Glorious violence and unwholesome whimsy.
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Where can I buy the jojo artbooks?
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Looking pretty...Neuro there?
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>>10242883
I picked mine up at an animu con, although you can also get them from Animaxis and sometimes hlj.
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>>10242963
Hey thanks
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I have trouble describing part 4 'what the fuckatry.'
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>>10243312

By the time I get to part 4 I know if they think I'm crazy or not. If not- just go with it.



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