JoJo's Bizarre adventures News

JoJo's Bizarre adventures is a franchise comprised of 1 movie, 3 anime series, 10 manga series
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This is the last update on my end. I didn't include Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders in my Current Wiki Projects and Goals for Spring 2014 because I wasn't sure if I love the anime series. I only work on wiki projects of shows I love. I have met folks who don't love a show, but they just work on the wiki page. I started wiki tasks before I got into the anime series just to take advantage of the momentum of the Jojo craze in the battle forums and the front page due to Tom Pinchuk actively reviewing the show. I'm thankful for having the chance to work Anime Vice folks on wiki projects and promoting it to everyone.

I thank for getting me in the show. I'll do my best to support the wiki and promote Jojo across the community's various niches.

Thank you everyone. Please support the wiki by commenting on the Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Discussion or helping out in the wiki.

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Takashichea
Wiki Mod of Anime Vice, Admin of Sket Dance, Btooom, To Hollywood and Beyond Wikia
I'm in charge of episode summaries for Stardust Crusaders, but I also write up minor sections on character pages if I have time. I only finished Ep. 6. I hope to complete the series's plot summaries by the end of the series.
ForgottenOne
He's one of upcoming and best Rookie Wiki Editors we had. He did a great job on Toriko and Medaka Box. He's a skillful Wiki Bounty Task Hunter. He clears them fast.
He writes up character, concept, and the Stardust anime series page.
Toxin45
He's one of the veteran wiki editors in Anime Vice, a foundation editor due to mainly creating wiki pages and attaching them.
He created a lot of Jojo's manga and light novel pages and attach characters and other pages. Sometimes, he will leave bare bone pages.
RubberLuffy
He's one of the most outspoken fan of the series. He brings to the table, lots of cultural and musical references. You'll see him in the discussion and W & L articles.
He is currently working on Lisa Lisa's bounty task.
SpeedForceSpider
He's one of the veteran battle users and one of the most respected individual in the community. He first stated in the wiki this year with Zebra. He was one of the Toriko Wiki Team Members.
He finished the wiki task on Jotaro Kujo and did an awesome job on it.
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Upon many growing email requests for a “Must see before you die Anime & Manga list” I thought I’d go a second round and give a more thorough look into title recommendations for both mediums

Alright so, from weeks of deliberation with my various fellow Otaku brethren on and off the podcast as well as through some extensive research from the likes of ANN, ANIMENFO, ANIDB & MYANIMELIST what I have cooked up here folks is an updated and rebooted list of MUST SEE ANIME & MANGA TITLES…for almost anybody open to the mediums…fanboys and newbies alike!

Now generally speaking these kinds of suggestive lists typically highlight some of the most agreed upon classics most fans would have already known about but let’s be honest here, no matter how impartial and objective you try to be with these things there is always bound to be someone else out there who will find fault or even claim bias on the chosen selection…and that is perfectly fine…..in fact it would be dumb not to be expected

These kinds of lists should be seen as more of a guideline / gap filler into the best or even possibly the overlooked gems that the medium’s have had to offer and as such it can be very helpful for quite a few folks

I’ve tried to generate this list based in terms of agreed quality first and foremost not just on accumulative popularity which is why some of the more obvious long running shows will not be on this list at all, however for this list I’ve tried to stick with titles that have more or less finished their story run – giving you the opportunity to make your own final open and shut case point about each title…..for the most part

This time around I’ve tried to keep it a little bit more varied in terms of genre and target demographic, ya know, so people can pick out something that may be of a particular taste to em

This list is NOT in any particular order

* THE ANIME LIST *

Neon Genesis Evangelion
Action, Dementia, Drama, Mecha, Sci-Fi, Psychological

Gurren Lagann
Action, Comedy, Mecha, Sci-Fi

Cowboy Bebop
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Space

Fullmetal Alchemist 2003 & Brotherhoood
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Magic, Military

Death Note
Mystery, Supernatural, Police, Psychological, Thriller

Samurai Champloo
Adventure, Comedy, Samurai

Samurai X (Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal)
Action, Historical, Martial Arts, Samurai, Romance

BERSERK
Action, Adventure, Demons, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Supernatural, Military

Basilisk
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Historical, Samurai, Romance, Supernatural

Trigun
Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Vision of Escaflowne
Adventure, Fantasy, Mecha, Romance

Zegapain
Action, Mecha, Romance, Sci-Fi

Code Geass
Action, Mecha, School, Sci-Fi, Super Power, Military

Eureka Seven
Adventure, Drama, Mecha, Romance, Sci-Fi

Welcome to the NHK
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Psychological

Haibane Renmei
Drama, Fantasy, Slice of Life

FLCL
Action, Comedy, Dementia, Mecha, Parody, Sci-Fi

Madoka Magica
Drama, Magic, Psychological, Thriller

Baccano
Action, Supernatural

Moribito
Adventure, Fantasy

Last Exile
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Paradise Kiss
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Slice of Life, Fashion

Blue Gender
Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mecha, Romance, Sci-Fi, Space, Military

Mushishi
Adventure, Mystery, Fantasy, Supernatural

* MANGA LIST *

AKIRA
Cyberpunk, Science fiction, Thriller

Battle Angel Alita
Cyberpunk, Science fiction, Action

Battle Royale
Dystopian, Thriller, Horror, Alternative history

20th Century Boys
Science fiction, Mystery

Rurouni Kenshin
Action, Historical, Martial Arts, Samurai, Romance

Nausicaa
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction

GANTZ
Action, Science fiction, Horror, Thriller

Great Teacher Onizuka
Comedy-drama, School, Slice of Life

Eden: It's an Endless World
Action, Cyberpunk

Kare Kano
Comedy, Drama, Romance, School-Life

Holyland
Action, Drama, Martial Arts, Psychological

Legend of the Strongest Man Kurosawa
Action, Comedy, Drama, Psychological

The Breaker
Martial Arts, Drama, Romance

Mirai Nikki
Action, Psychological, Romance, Supernatural, Survival Horror, Suspense

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
Action, Adventure, Horror, Supernatural, Suspense

BAKUMAN
Slice-of-life, Comedy-Drama, Romance

Our Happy Hours
Drama, Romance, Slice of Life, Psychological

Hotel
Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Psychological

MONSTER
Mystery, Drama, Psychological

Phoenix
Drama, Fantasy, Historical, Romance, Sci-Fi, Space, Supernatural, Psychological

Akumetsu
Action, Drama, Police, Psychological, Thriller

Hoshi no Koe
Drama, Mecha, Romance, Sci-Fi

PLUTO
Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Yokohama Shopping Log
Drama, Sci-Fi, Slice of Life

Blade of the Phantom Master
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Historical, Supernatural

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Plot

Genre: Action, Adventure, Supernatural

This is the story of the Joestar family, and their battles against bizarre enemies. Jonathan Joestar's battle against the vampire Dio Brando starts it all, and it continues into roughly each second generation of Joestars through all parts of the story.

By Anime News Network

Coming in October 2012!

For more trailers, check Anime Vice's Fall 2012 trailer anthology blog.

Cast

  • Dio Brando (Voiced by Takehito Koyasu)
  • Jonathan Joestar (Voiced by Kazuyuki Okitsu)
  • Erina Pendleton (Voiced by Ayako Kawasumi)
  • Robert E.O. Speedwagon (Youji Ueda)
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In this blog, I will be posting the links to whatever news features or blogs that I post here on AnimeVice on a mostly-daily basis. Be sure to drop by this thread every couple of days for the latest news from trusted sources around the industry (primarily ANN and SGcafe, All Original Rights Reserved to Them).

Organized by date written, will be updated whenever new blog news entry is made:

Segment One: The Anime/Manga/Game News of July

1. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: The Animation + Tiger and Bunny: The Beginning (2012) Updates

http://www.animevice.com/profile/shadowknight508/jojos-bizarre-adventure-the-animation-tiger-and-bunny-update/107-9361/

2. Fate/stay Night [Realta Nua] Visual Novel Ported to the PS Vita

http://www.animevice.com/profile/shadowknight508/anime-news-fatestay-night-visual-novel-coming-to-the-ps-vita/107-9367/

3. New Fairy Tail: The Maiden of the Phoenix (2012) Film Trailer

http://www.animevice.com/profile/shadowknight508/anime-news-new-fairy-tail-the-maiden-of-the-phoenix-trailer/107-9369/

4. D.C. III (Da Capo III) Visual Novel Series to Get a Anime Series

http://www.animevice.com/profile/shadowknight508/anime-news-three-dc-iii-da-capo-projects-in-the-works/107-9373/

5. Type-MOON Announces New Projects at Day One of Festival

http://www.animevice.com/profile/shadowknight508/news-type-moon-festival-day-one-announcements/107-9376/

6. Cool Tech: Augmented Reality Setup Allows You to Take Vocaloid diva Hatsune Miku Out for a Walk

http://www.animevice.com/profile/shadowknight508/cool-tech-augmented-vr-reality-allows-you-to-walk-with-miku/107-9381/

7. New Trailer for the Three Puella Magi Madoka Magica Films Released

http://www.animevice.com/profile/shadowknight508/news-three-puella-magi-madoka-magica-films-appear-in-trailer/107-9382/

8. The 27th and Final Trailer Promoting Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha: 2nd A's Released

http://www.animevice.com/profile/shadowknight508/news-final-lyrical-nanoha-the-movie-2nd-as-trailer-released/107-9385/

9. Two New Animes Based Off Two Manga Series Penned by Wataru Watari Get Green Light for Production

http://www.animevice.com/profile/shadowknight508/news-light-novel-my-youth-romantic-comedy-gets-tv-anime-series/107-9390/

10. CrunchyRoll Announces Streaming of Both Dog Days Seasons Plus Stream of Hakuoki Reimeiroku

http://www.animevice.com/profile/shadowknight508/anime-news-crunchyroll-announces-several-new-series/107-9391/

11. 2nd Official Trailer for the Upcoming From the New World Anime Released

http://www.animevice.com/profile/shadowknight508/anime-news-2nd-from-the-new-world-anime-trailer-released/107-9393/

12. Fate/Kaleid Anime Series Green Lighted by SILVER LINK

http://www.animevice.com/profile/shadowknight508/anime-news-silver-link-studio-green-lights-fatekaleid-anime/107-9394/

13. One Piece's Own Romantic Dawn Arc Will Be Used in New RPG Game One Piece Romantic Dawn: Boken no Yoake

http://www.animevice.com/profile/shadowknight508/anime-game-news-one-pieces-romance-dawn-arc-to-get-psp-rpg/107-9398/

14. Both Muv-Luv Visual Novels (Original + Muv-Luv Alternative) to Be Ported to PS3

http://www.animevice.com/profile/shadowknight508/anime-game-news-muv-luv-visual-novel-to-be-ported-to-ps3/107-9400/

15. Kyoto Animation Announces Their New Anime Series Scheduled for Fall 2012 Release

http://www.animevice.com/profile/shadowknight508/anime-news-kyoto-animation-announces-new-fall-2012-project/107-9406/

16. The Team at Nippon Ichi Software Announces Anime Project Based Off One of Their Games

http://www.animevice.com/profile/shadowknight508/anime-news-nippon-ichi-plans-to-release-anime-based-on-game/107-9409/

17. GoHands/GoRA Project Releases the 4th Official Promotion Trailer for Fall 2012 Anime Series K

http://www.animevice.com/profile/shadowknight508/news-4th-promotional-trailer-for-gora-projects-k-anime-now-live/107-9410/

18. Studio Bones and Aniplex Announce Voice Cast for Main Characters in Zetsuen no Tempest Anime

http://www.animevice.com/profile/shadowknight508/news-aniplex-studio-bones-working-on-zetsuen-no-tempest-anime/107-9411/

19. Docomo Announces Limited Edition Cell Phone infused with JoJo's Bizarre Adventures + Extra Features

http://www.animevice.com/profile/shadowknight508/news-docomo-teams-up-with-jojos-bizarre-adventure-for-new-phone/107-9415/

20. Famitsu Begins Streaming the Opening of Persona 4: Arena on Their Site

http://www.animevice.com/profile/shadowknight508/famitsu-begins-streaming-persona-4-arenas-opening/107-9417/

21. Newest Trailer for One Piece: Pirate Warriors Released by Namco Bandai Games at Comic-Con 2012

http://www.animevice.com/profile/shadowknight508/news-latest-one-piece-pirate-warriors-trailer-at-comic-con-12/107-9418/

22. New Zettai Karen Children Anime Project in the Works As Part of Anniversary For the Franchise

http://www.animevice.com/profile/shadowknight508/news-zettai-karen-children-franchise-getting-new-anime-series/107-9419/

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Docomo Announces New Limited Edition Cell Phone That Utilizes JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Theme + Extras Included

Several years ago, Docomo enjoyed a successful partnership with Evangelion by releasing a limited edition phone based on the classic anime franchise. Now they have their sights set upon another classic franchise, which will see a rebirth of sorts later this year when it gets not only a new anime series, but a new PS3 game as well. Teaming up with the creative minds behind the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure franchise, Docomo announced that they are releasing another limited edition cellphone, this time featuring content from the JoJo franchise. With only 15,000 units being shipped, here are some of the special features you get with this phone:

  • Original Cover Design, Signed by JoJo Illustrator Hirohiko Araki
  • Original Wallpapers and Special Themes
  • A Special Full-Color E-Book Edition featuring Volumes One Through Twelve of the JoJo Manga
  • and other things listed on the stories original link (seen below)

The full story can be found below the image of the phone (All Rights to SGcafe):

Preview of the Limited Edition Docomo L-06D Optimus JoJo Phone
Preview of the Limited Edition Docomo L-06D Optimus JoJo Phone

Full Story Link: http://sgcafe.com/2012/07/docomo-announces-tie-up-deal-with-jojos-bizarre-adventure/

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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: The Animation + JoJo's Bizarre Adventures: All-Star Battle

For those who have had the chance to enjoy the JoJo's Bizarre Adventures manga over the years, big news regarding the franchise is here! Announced by officials in advance of the upcoming Araki Hirohiko Jojo Exhibition later this summer, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: The Animation has been green-lit for production and will be launching this October as part of the Fall 2012 Anime Season. If that news alone wasn't enough for fans, it was also revealed that publisher Namco Bandai and developer CyberConnect2 would be releasing JoJo's Bizarre Adventures: All-Star Battle (fighting game) for the Playstation 3 system later this year. Trailer is below (for the game):

Now, I am not well-versed about this franchise, but it is certainly big news for fans of the franchise that want not only a proper anime adaptation of their favorite franchise, but get a fighting game to play with as well. If you are interested in more information, refer to the link below. Images taken from the game's trailer can be found below the link.

Full Story Link: http://sgcafe.com/2012/07/jojos-bizarre-adventures-to-get-anime-and-ps3-game/

Game Site Link: http://www.bandaigames.channel.or.jp/list/asb/

Tiger and Bunny: The Beginning (2012)

For everyone who is a fan of the Tiger and Bunny franchise, more information plus a trailer revealing footage from the upcoming movie Tiger and Bunny: The Beginning has been released by Sunrise and posted on SGcafe's site. According to Sunrise, a new NEXT character will be incorporated into the movie. Below is the link to the full story and the trailer can be found below the links.

Full Story: http://sgcafe.com/2012/07/tiger-bunny-movies-first-footage-aired/

What are your thoughts regarding these two topics?

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Most anime games that come and go tend to be terrible cash-ins that contain gameplay that are below average and can never be as good as other games, because they sell well enough for developers to not give a carp about the quality within those games; you would not believe the amount of times I wanted a Dragon Ball Z fighting game that was good.

How long have games based on anime series existed? What are some of the games that anime fans do not know of? I decided to look for a couple of games that are unknown or at least forgotten among a crowd that are paying attention to games like the recent Dragon Ball Z/Naruto fighting games. . . Ugh. And of course, exposed them to the lime-light. Some of the anime series that got chosen to have a game based on will probably surprise you.

Astro Boy: Omega Factor

We all know Astro Boy, the legendary series that was created by the grandfather of anime/manga, Osamu Tezuka. The results for the Game Boy Advance iteration of Astro Boy surprise many when it first hit the scenes in 2004.  A game that's considered as one of the best games to owned for the Game Boy Advance. Sega enlisted well known 2-D developer, Treasure - the same people that are famous for cult hits such as GunStar Heroes and Bangai-O, to grace their talents on this well produce game.

The game is loosely based off the 2003 Astro Boy anime series that once aired on Toonami. Omega Factor does featured every character from the Astro Boy canon. The characters are organized in a octagon grid called the Omega Factor, each character's info about their appearance in the Astro Boy series can be viewed.

 One of the crazy bosses of the game.
 One of the crazy bosses of the game.
Dying is the central theme for this game, as Omega Factor will delver some challenging enemy/boss patterns for you to remember. You will be facing waves of enemies at your disposals  and it's up to take them down, beat'em up style; though it's not that simple. Punching enemies mindlessly will not progress you through the game, they will counter-attack while Astro is stuck in his attack animations. You need to pay attention to your enemies on screen to let you know when is the right moment to take it easy on the attacks and focus on dodging away. Astro does have a mid-air dash move that will make him invincible from enemy attacks for a short period of time.

Omega Factor is a hybrid of two genres, the one part is beat'em up, as mentioned early, and the second is shoot'em up. Astro will use his jets and his laser in Graduis style shoot'em up levels; bullet-hell is the key word for those levels. flying enemies and a hail storm of bullets will come towards your way while your using Astro laser to bring them down.

Omega Factor is the Ultimate Astro Boy to stick with if you're a die hard fan of the series, or it can be appealing to those who are not a fan.

8 Man

Okay, I'm a bit of a sucker for sub-par beat'em ups. 8 Man is a short beat'em up that was developed by SNK for the Neo Geo in 1991. The 8 Man series was created by Kazumasa Hirai and Jiro Kuwata in 1963. It was about a police officer that was murdered and brought to life as a cyborg to fight crime. Does that sound familiar? It should, because it was supposedly the inspiration for RoboCop. Since 8 Man's debut, the series would see another anime series and a live action film, I guess this game was released to coincide with the update for the 8 Man series.

8 Man is the pretty standard beat'em up, you move to the right and beat up bad robots, including the Predator. Like many other SNK games, this game presents itself with quite a challenge. Multiple enemies will come out of wood-works making sure you lose your extra life.

 The speed section.
 The speed section.
Like I said, an enemy that looks like the Predator is in the game. I don't know if that was a character from the 8 Man series, but I have read that the early Neo Geo games had pop culture references in their games, like a Hulk Hogan character appearing in the game Burning Fight.

One of 8 Man's powers is that he can run really fast, so there's some levels that involves 8 Man running fast while encountering enemies. Some nice effects are contained in the running levels, like some flashes of animations coming out of 8 Man, and you'll see enemies running in the background or appearing in front of the screen before they jump out and attack 8 Man.

A fondness for any type of beat'em ups is all it takes to have some fun with 8 Man, even if it's not the greatest. But if you're a fan of 8 Man, and wanted to try your hand at a 8 Man game, well pretty much this is your only option.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

Two of the few games to use Capcom's CPS III arcade hardware, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is one of those hidden gems from Capcom in the arcades in 1999. The series is strictly a manga series that started back in 1987 for Shonen Jump. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure was a series that wasn't well known in the States, so it was a bold move for Capcom bring the fighting game over from Japan.

Gameplay provides fast pace frantic action that is reminiscent of a Marvel vs. game, though it's not as simple to get into. Character's can summon out "stands," or a persona, out to perform abilities that a stand alone character can't do, such as double jump. Players mix up hits with the normal character with his or her stand, along with cancelable super moves of course, to perform lengthy devastating combos. Though it's not go to say that combos are easy to pull off like in a Marvel vs. game, they do have a strict timing process to execute. Capcom knows how to make a license fighting game with a good balance of accessibility and depth. The gameplay also includes "Blazing Fist Match," it's when the two personas collide and it's up both players to rapidly hit the attack button to out best one another. 

 An example of the visual style.
 An example of the visual style.
The graphic style is reminiscent of a DarkStalkers game as each of the characters are presented with bold black outlines. And seeing how this is a game based on a manga series, there are tons of comic book style visuals that burst out to capitalizes some of the over the top moments of the game; such as a image of a character that you are playing as will make a brief appearances when a super move is performed, or when a KO is done. To even reference the manga further, the character select screen is a bunch of comic book panels.

Capcom released the two games in one disk on the consoles for the PlayStation and Dreamcast. The copy that I own is the Dreamcast version. The game contains the first game and it's update, JoJo's Venture, and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. The second adds more moves and characters over the first game.

A third JoJo fighting game was released from Capcom for the PlayStation 2 in Japan, but never sought its release in the States. As for the first two games, they brought exposure for the JoJo Bizarre Adventure series for Western manga fans, and due to the fact that the game was well made, it gave it a bit of a following.
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