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

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 Ōkawa David Vincent
Jonathan Joestar Kazuyuki Okitsu Johnny Yong Bosch
Erina Pendleton Ayako Kawasumi Michelle Ruff
Dio Brando Takehito Koyasu Patrick Seitz
Will Anthonio Zeppeli Yoku Shioya B.J Oakie
Robert E. O. Speedwagon Yōji Ueda Keith Silverstein
George Joestar Masashi Sugawara Marc Diraison
Dario Brando Tadashi Miyazawa Steve Kramer
Woman from Bar Aiko Iwamura Karen StrassmanW
Wang Chan Hiroshi Naka Doug Stone
Jack the Ripper Naomi Kusumi George C. Cole
Poco Yumiko Kobayashi Amanda C. Miller
Poco's Sister Aya Endō Johanna Luis
Bruford Kenjirō Tsuda Tony Oliver
Tarkus Tetsu Inada Taylor Henry
Tonpetty Tamio Ōki Geoffrey Chalmers
Dire Taketora George C. Cole
Straizo Nobuo Tobita Dave Mallow
Adams Hidenori Takahashi Anthony Hansen
Doobie Yuichi Ishigami Kirk Thornton
Styx Masayuki Katō Christopher Hackney
Part 2
Cast Seiyū Voice Actor
Narrator Tōru Ōkawa David Vincent
Joseph Joestar Tomokazu Sugita Ben Diskin (Adult)
Richard Epcar (Old)
Robert E. O. Speedwagon Yōji Ueda Keith Silverstein
Erina Joestar Ayako Kawasumi Michelle Ruff
Straizo Nobuo Tobita Dave Mallow
Smokey Brown Yū Hayashi Robbie Daymond
Rudol von Stroheim Atsushi Imaruoka W.T Falke
Donovan Kenichirō Matsuda Ray ChaseW
Santana Kenji Nomura Kaiji Tang
Caesar Anthonio Zeppeli Takuya Satō Bryce Papenbrook
Kars Kazuhiko Inoue Will Barrett
Esidisi Keiji Fujiwara Chris Jai Alex
Wamuu Akio Ōtsuka George C. Cole
Mark Ryōta Ohsaka Kyle McCarley
Lisa Lisa Atsuko Tanaka Wendee Lee
Messina Hidetoshi Nakamura Geoffrey Chalmers
Loggins Yutaka Nakano Ray ChaseW
Suzi Q Sachiko Kojima Stephanie Sheh
Mario Zeppeli Jin Yamanoi Doug Stone
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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