This article is about season one of the anime. For the movie adaptation of Phantom Blood, see JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood (film).

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 JoJo no Kimyō na Bōken) (differentiated here by the addition The Animation) is a 2012 TV Anime adaptation of Phantom Blood and Battle Tendency of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure produced by David Production.

The first episode of Season 1 was broadcast in Japan on October 5, 2012, ending after 26 episodes on April 5, 2013. Season 1 covers the entirety of Parts 1 and 2, encompassing 113 manga chapters. A second season, covering Part 3, began airing in Japan on April 4, 2014 and ended on June 19th, 2015. A third season, covering Part 4, began airing in Japan on April 1, 2016, and ended on December 23, 2016. During a livestreamed conference on June 21, 2018, for Hirohiko Araki JoJo Exhibition: Ripples of Adventure, Hirohiko Araki himself announced that the fourth season of the anime covering Part 5 would air on Japanese television that fall.

Media distribution service Crunchyroll has obtained the streaming licenses for Season 1 and 2; both of which can be viewed on their website.

On July 21, 2016, it was confirmed that the English dub had been scheduled to air on Cartoon Network the coming October. The season was broadcast on Toonami, premiering on October 15, 2016 and ending its run on April 15, 2017.


Part 1
Cast Seiyū Voice Actor
Narrator Tōru ŌkawaW David VincentW
Jonathan Joestar Kazuyuki OkitsuW Johnny Yong BoschW
Erina Pendleton Ayako KawasumiW Michelle RuffW
Dio Brando Takehito KoyasuW Patrick SeitzW
Will Anthonio Zeppeli Yoku ShioyaW B.J OakieW
Robert E. O. Speedwagon Yōji UedaW Keith SilversteinW
George Joestar Masashi SugawaraW Marc DiraisonW
Dario Brando Tadashi MiyazawaW Steve KramerW
Woman from Bar Aiko IwamuraW Karen StrassmanW
Wang Chan Hiroshi NakaW Doug StoneW
Jack the Ripper Naomi KusumiW George C. ColeW
Poco Yumiko KobayashiW Amanda C. MillerW
Poco's Sister Aya EndōW Johanna LuisW
Bruford Kenjiro TsudaW Tony OliverW
Tarkus Tetsu InadaW Taylor HenryW
Tonpetty Tamio ŌkiW Geoffrey ChalmersW
Dire Taketora George C. ColeW
Straizo Nobuo TobitaW Dave MallowW
Adams Hidenori Takahashi Anthony Hansen
Doobie Yuichi Ishigami Kirk ThorntonW
Father Styx Masayuki Katō Christopher Hackney
Part 2
Cast Seiyū Voice Actor
Narrator Tōru ŌkawaW David VincentW
Joseph Joestar Tomokazu SugitaW Ben DiskinW (Adult)
Richard EpcarW (Old)
Robert E. O. Speedwagon Yōji UedaW Keith SilversteinW
Erina Joestar Ayako KawasumiW Michelle RuffW
Straizo Nobuo TobitaW Dave MallowW
Smokey Brown Yū HayashiW Robbie DaymondW
Rudol von Stroheim Atsushi ImaruokaW W.T FalkeW
Donovan Kenichirō Matsuda Ray ChaseW
Santana Kenji NomuraW Kaiji TangW
Caesar Anthonio Zeppeli Takuya Satō (voice actor)|Takuya Satō]] Bryce PapenbrookW
Kars Kazuhiko InoueW Will BarrettW
Esidisi Keiji FujiwaraW Chris Jai Alex
Wamuu Akio ŌtsukaW George C. ColeW
Mark Ryōta ŌsakaW Kyle McCarleyW
Lisa Lisa Atsuko TanakaW Wendee LeeW
Messina Hidetoshi NakamuraW Geoffrey ChalmersW
Loggins Yutaka NakanoW Ray ChaseW
Suzi Q Sachiko KojimaW Stephanie ShehW
Mario Zeppeli Jin YamanoiW Doug StoneW
Wired Beck Satoshi Tsuruoka Mike DavisW


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Network Air Time
Tokyo MX (Oct 5, 2012) Fridays at 24:30
MBS (Oct 6, 2012) Saturdays at 25:58
CBC (Oct 10, 2012) Wednesdays at 26:30
TBC (Oct 9, 2012) Tuesdays at 25:30
RKB (Oct 8, 2012) Mondays at 26:00
BS11 (Oct 12, 2012) Fridays at 24:00
Animax (Jan 29, 2013) Tuesdays at 19:30
(repeats 22:30 - 27:30)
au Hikari Fridays at 24:00
J:COM Fridays at 24:00
Tsutaya TV Tuesdays at 24:00
Nico Nico TV Thursdays at 12:00
Nico Nico Live Thursdays at 23:00
Bandai Channel Thursdays at 12:00
Hikari TV Fridays at 24:00
Video Unlimited Fridays at 12:00
Toonami (Oct 15, 2016) Saturdays at 12:30


Opening theme

JoJo ~Sono Chi no Sadame~

Jojo OP1


Jojo OP2

Ending theme


Jojo ED1



Promotional Art

Concept Art



  • The anime was announced on July 5, 2012 in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, and unveiled during the Hirohiko Araki JoJo Exhibition 2012 press conference alongside JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle. The teaser presented a countdown video, starting with 8 to 1, each number appearing on their respective JoJo protagonist's star birthmark.
  • Compared to future seasons, the Blu-Ray Disc versions of only this season are streamed on Crunchyroll. This is likely due to the website obtaining the license well after the anime finished airing, contrasting with the hour-delay upload schedules of succeeding parts.
  • Unlike future seasons, the episode titles in this season are derived from the Weekly Shōnen Jump release, rather than the tankobon.


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