Episode 32 – Richard’s Bizarre Podcast

In this episode of Akihabara Renditions, Drew, Marc and Richard sit down and discuss a couple of OAVs based on the anime Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure.

Download this episode, you geek!

Hosts: Drew Sutton, Richard Hoelsher and Marc Smazik

The Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure OAVs are based on a shonen manga of the same name by Araki Hirohiko. It began serialization in 1987 in Shonen JUMP and is the second longest running manga that magazine has published with collected volumes in the triple digits. Due to its length, it was not starkly different from other Shonen JUMP titles of its time but fans who first got into anime and manga like Naruto or Bleach will probably find it to not look shonen at all.  It is also very beloved by our very own Richard, who’d been wanting to do a Jojo’s review for quite some time.

Jojo’s Bizarre Adeventure lives up to its name in that it is about a vampire named Dio and a myriad of fighters who use spiritual assistance, known as Stands. Actually … you should just check out the rest of the screen shots and download the episode. In another rarity – the entire series was enjoyed by all members of the podcast!













From the earliest OAV
Here we see a sample of the animation used in the 1993 OAV. The second OAV (which is a prequel) was done in 2001.
A typical shonen fare for 2001, indeed!
Proud producer of Internet memes.

Stay tuned for our next episode where we go after a true classic and what could be called a National Treasure of Japan – Space Battleship Yamato.

2 thoughts on “Episode 32 – Richard’s Bizarre Podcast

  1. Someday in the future we should review the fact that we’ve gotten real series out of the first 4 JoJo mangas so far. I fully expect Golden Wind and Stone Ocean to be covered in the next 3 years. Steel Ball Run and JoJoLion in the next 6

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