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Phantom Blood  
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SERIES 1: Phantom Blood
Phantom Blood stars Jonathan Joestar and the ambitious Dio Brando. It shows how the stone mask was found and how Dio first obtained and utilized his powers. Once Jonathan and Robert E. O. Speedwagon realize Dio's intentions, they must team up with Will A. Zeppeli and learn Ripple (Hamon) to stop Dio.


Related Series
Battle Tendency (Sequel)
Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken (Adapted From)
Steel Ball Run (Alternate Story)

Associated Names
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Part 1 - Phantom Blood

Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
5 Tankōbon Volumes (Complete)
3 Bunkoban Volumes (Complete)
3 Kanzenban Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Volume 1, Chapter 1
Ends at Volume 5, Chapter 44

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 7.2 / 10.0 (201 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.14 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 19th 2015, 2:20am PST



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English Publisher
Viz (3 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1033 increased(+261)
Monthly Pos #2239 increased(+153)
3 Month Pos #3153 increased(+772)
6 Month Pos #4872 decreased(-491)

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On 95 reading lists
On 68 wish lists
On 669 completed lists
On 9 unfinished lists
On 56 custom lists

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by That3rdGuy
July 22nd, 2014, 5:09am
"Disproportionate body/ies" should not be a category for ANY manga as every character has a disproportionate body. It's simply the reality of manga/anime and almost every cartoon for that matter. Look at the extremely exaggerated body figures almost all the women have. HUGE hips and tits. I don't think I have to point out all the exaggerated features of any character's face. Then there's what I call the "cool guy stance," where a male character stands with hands in pocket with their hips somewhat thrust forwards while leaning the upper body back, I guess in an attempt to look nonchalant or at ease. Not that this manga (so far) has people in such ridiculously odd poses and nobody find them weird. They all move and walk like I'd imagine a malfunctioning android to walk. That position is so uncomfortable and lame and you feel like you'll topple over. If there's any category that should be capable of being selected for any manga, it should be "realistic characters" or something like that.

After leaving this post to ferment for a couple days and read a bit farther, I forgot to add that this manga isn't terrible. Yeah, the dudes are overly buff. Bad. But look at the odd looking characters in One Piece and they're way worse, but that manga is good in most people's opinion. The thing that turned me off the most was their 80's hair. Zeppeli definitely secretly visits gay bars with that hair & mustache (thank God it doesn't go down to his chin lol). Speedwagon was a hardened criminal ready to kill Jojo at one point. Now he's become his cheerleader fanboy who only cries about wishing he could be of some use to Jojo. I think he'd settle for being a sex toy. I say just stop following him.
Another thing is their wounds heal too fast. The best example I can think of offhand is
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the fight between Jojo and Speedwagon and shortly after. Jojo nearly loses his arm (easily cutting through 1 or two complete muscles, not that I'm a doctor but I think I can conclude that shit) and a few days later when he returns home it doesn't bother him during a big fight, or even show bandages or a scar. Not to mention the constant cases of shattered bones (which renders almost any area useless, particularly limbs) and they just power through it.

Something else is their odd poses and movements. When it shows their fighting stance, you see mostly Eastern-style movements. Then how in one frame they'll notice an enemy about to perform an attack with only counter and the hero's extremely vulnerable, then they speak--quite a bit--about their past, and somehow, during that time they did a light-speed conversation, the hero is ready for the counter in the next frame despite having to move right through his opponent to get to this position and move faster than a bullet. Then the remaining ones look so damn goofy or like girl's dance moves. Half the time they move like how I'd a malfunctioning android to move. There's no real rhyme or reason for them, it just looks stupid though.
Apparently this manga did well, so maybe I'll check out a later "series." This one just isn't doing it for me. Had to give up during the "chain-neck death-match" lol. I won't rate this, because it'd be low mostly due to the times it was made (currently "cool" or "badass" hairstyles of the day).

... Last updated on July 23rd, 2014, 7:05pm
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