JoJo's Bizarre Adventure season 1
This review will only cover the part 1 of the anime. Which was aired in 2012/2013 in two parts.
I’ve had Jojo downloaded for awhile. But I didn’t get a chance to really get into it because the first few episodes were so… boring. Like… I couldn’t really get engaged into the story. It kinda reminded me of Gurren Lagann in a sense that it took me awhile to get into. But Gurren Lagann is now one of my top 10 favorite anime of all time. I think… Jojo is almost in the same level of greatness. I don’t think it’s a top 10 for me… but I’ve seen way to much anime. It’s still really really good.
Part one of the series follows the Joestar family living in the ancient times. Before airplanes I think. For some reason… all characters in the Joestar family start with a Jo* in their name. I think that’s where the Jojo comes from. I.e. Jonathan Joestar -> JoJo. But anyways. The anime basically follows the Joestar family as they overcome crazy shit that they’re ‘destined’ to face.
The thing that I most enjoyed about this anime of course is that the main Jo character always has an unstoppable will. Like Kamina / Simon from Gurren Lagann. I think… having an unstoppable will / indominable spirit is what makes a character amazingly interesting and leads them to become overpowered.
I think this anime is just good for enjoyment purposes. It’s like… dynasty warriors goodness. Where… you gain enjoyment just from mindlessly crushing hordes of soldiers. In the same vein - I feel that Jojo anime is typical shounen in a sense that good always prevails. That’s not to say they don’t suffer from adversity and whatever.
tl;dr - Jojo is just an enjoyable shounen action anime. It takes awhile to get into - but it’s quite good and I really liked it