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Steel Ball Run  
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SERIES 7: Steel Ball Run

This is basically another story arc of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure with a different title. It's the seventh instalment of the JoJo saga and takes place in the wild west in 1890 (about the same time period as the first arc of JoJo).


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Associated Names
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 7: Steel Ball Run
STEEL BALL RUN スティール・ボール・ラン

Groups Scanlating
I Eat Manga
JoJo Project

Latest Release(s)
v.24 c.94-95 (end) by JoJo Project (1115d ago)
v.24 c.93 by JoJo Project (1123d ago)
v.24 c.92 by JoJo Project (1150d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
24 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (135 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.14 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 1st 2015, 9:45pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Shuukan Shounen Jump (Shueisha)
Ultra Jump (Shueisha)

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English Publisher

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1055 increased(+126)
Monthly Pos #1964 increased(+166)
3 Month Pos #2773 decreased(-21)
6 Month Pos #2892 increased(+361)

List Stats
On 277 reading lists
On 224 wish lists
On 329 completed lists
On 13 unfinished lists
On 104 custom lists

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It's more Jojo.   
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by kapuppy
April 29th, 2007, 10:06pm
SBR is an AU of Jojo part 1, but it has no connection to the other parts and can be read on its own, which makes it a good place to start! Although of course it's better if you've read the rest, since you'll get what stands are and notice all the character cameos and so on. It actually does relate to the end of JoJo Part 6, but it would be a spoiler to say how.

As for the content... it's more Jojo. By now, either you love crazy homoerotic freaky nonsense with excessively detailed violence, or you don't. The setting is a horse race across America in 1890, from San Francisco to NYC, with lots of asskicking in between. Plus collecting the mummy body parts of Jesus while fighting dinosaurs. Really.

... Last updated on April 29th, 2007, 10:09pm
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by paradoX
December 24th, 2006, 3:13pm
I love Steel Ball Run. I started reading it without knowing it's another arc of JoJo but it made a great story by itself. The amount of great characters presented is astounding. You will have a hard time deciding which one to cheer on. Highly recommended.
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It's a homage...   
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by Kagami
June 14th, 2007, 11:23pm
Dude, it's a homage to a movie named "The Cannoball Run".

Btw, this manga kicks ass. I like every character of it and now the stands and abilities are weirder than ever.

... Last updated on June 14th, 2007, 11:24pm
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It's Good   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by robbit
March 16th, 2010, 8:27am
If you had correctly understood the end of part 6, you would know that as a result of Stairway to Heaven, Steel Ball Run is indeed an AU but it is canon. Just give it another few years.
It's probably the most ambitious JoJo project so far and one of the best. And probably a bit more mature-oriented.
Sooo... read it. And the rest of JoJo for that matter.
and @ Guymaioh ^
Spoiler (highlight to view)
Note that one of the Dio Brandos that were pulled across dimensions had the stand "The World" meaning that Steel Ball Run is indeed an AU

... Last updated on April 26th, 2011, 5:04pm
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AU or Reboot?   
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by Guymaioh
April 13th, 2010, 3:13pm

I personally think it's more of a reboot rather than an AU. Nevertheless I wonder how this will all link up (if it does). Very enjoyable though and it's not a joestar who is the sole protagonist ^^
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by otakubaybay
June 14th, 2007, 3:32pm
I can't believe there's a manga with a title like that! eek Pft<3
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by aagcnet
June 8th, 2008, 7:56pm
Well about this manga... The main Char is Johnny Joestar so he can be shortened jojo... he even said that in the 2nd or so chapter. About the time As it have DIO in it must be before dio became a "Vampire" or prolly after he got The Joestar's body; cant say for sure cuz im barely in vol3 bigrazz if anyone feels like changing the description feel free biggrin
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