True to its name, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure really weird and downright unique. The film consists of multiple parts, each taking place in different settings and time periods, and focusing on an entirely new cast of main characters. What they have in common is that each installment leaves the viewer wondering what could happen next, as each moment seems even more surprising and stylish than the last.
Since no other movie has had the same impact as JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, it may be difficult for fans to find an experience that evokes similar emotions for them. However, there are still various anime that seem to be inspired by or resemble aspects of JJBA, which fans will likely find equally intriguing.
10 fists of the North Star
Fist of the North Star follows Kenshirou as he embarks on a journey to rescue his fiancée, Yuria, who has been kidnapped by his old friend and rival, Shin. Since he is not an ordinary person, possessing unique fighting techniques, his journey has not been easy.
Like the main characters in JJBA, Kenshirou uses his power to protect the weak, possessing strong determination and aiming for justice. Additionally, the show has a clear flair for the dramatic, often over-the-top, which has led to many quotes from the show going viral despite the series’ age.
9 Kaiji: The last survivor
Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor follows the protagonist Kaiji, who incurs a huge debt after co-signing a loan agreement with a colleague. After being given the opportunity to pay off his debt by boarding a train, he finds himself competing in dangerous gambling competitions with other debtors.
Kaiji is about a determined protagonist who has strategic thinking to win the climactic battles he is forced to participate in. While Kaiji may not be the most famous series on this list, audiences have clearly been impressed with it, with the creator of the hit show Squid Game even naming it as one of his sources. his inspiration.
8 hunters x hunters
An influential and critically acclaimed series, Hunter x Hunter has much in common with JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures. For one, the two aren’t afraid to break the expectations attached to a typical shounen anime, including elaborate strategies and intricate events.
Furthermore, from hero to villain, every major character of these series is judged to be well-written and interesting, often possessing unique and creative powers. The premise is also somewhat familiar, with Hunter x Hunter following the adventures of the main characters, who seek to become Hunters and pursue their goals despite the high risks involved in the journey. so.
7 Gurren Lagann
Perhaps the most striking similarity between Gurren Lagann and JoJo is that it is over the top, a trait that has contributed to its reputation. These series ostensibly have little in common, as JoJo’s setting is supernatural, while Gurren Lagann’s takes place in a world more closely tied to Science Fiction and Mecha themes.
The latter follows the journey of the main characters as they explore a mysterious world where humans live underground, unaware of the sky. However, even beyond their tendency to act exaggeratedly, they share a common emphasis on character development, as well as themes of courage and determination.
6 Crowd psychology 100
Especially similar to JJBA Part 4, Diamond is Unbreakable, Mob Psycho 100 also takes place mainly in a school environment, where the main character Mob wants nothing but to live a simple life close to friends and family. his family. However, because of his extraordinary psychic powers, he has a tendency to get caught up in strange events.
Mob Psycho 100 features prominent themes of identity and friendship, both shows are great examples of series that perfectly balance serious action sequences with fun humor that doesn’t skimp. the importance of developing a colorful cast of characters in the process.
5 Golden Kamuy
Set in Hokkaido in the early 1900s, Golden Kamuy follows a veteran named Sugimoto, who, along with an Ainu girl named Asipra, embark on a journey to find gold. Despite their different backgrounds and purposes, the two protagonists and their companions must stay together as they are pursued by dangerous criminals and treasure hunters.
Although the film boasts strengths unrelated to JoJo, such as its emphasis on historical accuracy and its depiction of Ainu culture, the two also have some surprising similarities, as both Both have interesting casts and know how to put serious action scenes side by side. with occasional humor.
4 Punch Men
While JJBA is self-aware of its absurdity, One Punch Man takes that idea to the next level, placing the emphasis on comedy above everything else. Its humorous approach is evident right from the premise, as it revolves around the life of a main character. accidentally became too strong.
After training non-stop for three years, Saitama has become so strong that no villain can challenge him, however his strength is often underestimated due to first impressions. too modest. The film’s similarities to JoJo are the top-notch action sequences and clever humor throughout.
3 Sorcerer King
The events of Shaman King take place in a world where humans can communicate with spirits and control them in battle. The title of “Mage King” is only awarded to the winner of a special tournament held only once every 500 years, the winner is then recognized as the one who is worthy to control the Great God and decide his destiny. of the world in the next 500 years.
Although different in tone and generally not as gloomy as JJBA, Shaman King has great action scenes with supernatural abilities, sometimes humorous as well as strong themes of determination and friendship. and responsibility.
Baki’s similarities to JoJo begin with its presentation, as both have distinct art styles and relatively similar character designs. However, Baki is more grounded as it has no supernatural elements. Instead, the anime’s eponymous protagonist is a martial artist training to defeat his own father, the strongest man in the world.
His journey includes many fights against different warriors, each with their own special techniques. As one might assume, and similar to JoJo, Baki focuses heavily on the live action scenes and the strategy behind them, sometimes even including quite a bit of gore.
1 stray dog Bungo
Bungo Stray Dogs follows Atsushi Nakajima, an orphan with particularly troublesome powers. After being kicked out of the orphanage, he is taken in by Osamu Dazai, leader of the Armed Detective Agency, a group of people who use their power to tackle organized crime. The series’ creator has cited JoJo as a major influence on his work, and it’s not hard to see the similarities. From its creative strength and originality to its real-life references, as well as its exploration of themes of identity and friendship, the similarities are clear. Either way, it’s an original story with a lot of merit on its own.
Lovers of JoJo characters and their strange adventures might have a hard time finding anything like it. After all, the series really lives up to its name in terms of how unexpected and shocking the story is, not to mention the variety of parts that make up it. Regardless, the titles on this list all contain various similar elements that will satisfy viewers looking for that sense of familiarity. At least, fans of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure should know that they still have options even while waiting for sequels to be adapted.