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"JoJo ~Sono Chi no Sadame~" (ジョジョ ~その血の運命(さだめ)?, lit. Jojo ~ Destiny of That Blood ~) is the name of the first opening of the Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Anime. Associated with the first arc of the series, Part I: Phantom Blood, the song is the debut solo release of Hiroaki "TOMMY" Tominaga.

The song is written by Shoko Fujibayashi, composed by Kohei Tanaka, and arranged by Kow Otani. Both Fujibayashi and Tanaka are noted for their contributions to theme songs, having previously worked together on "We Are!" for One Piece[1]. Tominaga's vocals and the accompanying brass band were said to make the whole song an "anime song groove" that harkens back to much older and loved theme songs. The lyrics resonated well with the story of Phantom Blood, and Jun Yamamoto for Billboard said he "could almost feel the passion and ambition that Jonathan Joestar had in his fight against Dio Brando"[2].

"JoJo ~Sono Chi no Sadame~" did moderately well in the charts, peaking at 14 on the Oricon's Weekly Album Charts[3]. On Billboard's Japan Hot 100, it debuted at 52[4] and peaked at 19;[5] on the Japan Hot Animation chart, it debuted and peaked at 5;[6][7] and on the Japan Hot Singles Sales it debuted and peaked at 10,[8] but as of February 25, 2013, it remains on the chart, having done so for 12 weeks.[9] When subsequent theme song "Bloody Stream" by Coda entered the charts, "JoJo (Sono Chi no Sadame)" was seen on the Oricon to jump from a ranking of 65 to 41 in one week[10]

Tracklist

  1. JoJo ~Sono Chi no Sadame~
    Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi / Comosition: Kohei Tanaka / Arrangement: Kow Otani
  2. JoJo ~Sono Chi no Sadame~ ~ORIGINAL KARAOKE~

Opening Description

The opening consists of the main events in the first few episodes of Part I: Phantom Blood, animated by studio Kamikaze Douga.

It begins with a quick montage of manga scenes featuring the first six JoJo protagonists shown in backwards order (Jolyne, Giorno, Josuke, Jotaro, Joseph, and finally Jonathan), and from there moves into a tunnel with the title displayed. The tunnel opens up and Jonathan and Dio are seen as kids staring each other down in the Joestar Manor. The scene shifts over to a rotating Statue of Venus. A sudden spin of the statue turns it into an arm holding the stone mask and from there it becomes what is presumably Jonathan's arm holding a knife, carving his and Erina 's name into a tree. Erina is shown and attempts to move in for a kiss from Jonathan, but is surprised when Dio is kissing her. Jonathan appears and punches the camera causing it's gaze to shift onto the Stone Mask. The stone mask's eyes glow and the camera zooms into a scene where the police are shooting Dio wearing the stone mask. Dio flies back after being shot and the window shatters. One of the broken pieces of glass shows the reflection of Jonathan holding his dying father. A moment later, Jonathan's arm points toward the sun.

Dio is seen after gaining his new vampire abilities walking up the wall of the burning Joestar mansion. The room spins and a Dio appears up close holding the stone mask. He smashes the stone mask into the camera and a montage of scenes from the manga featuring him as a kid commences. After a quick glance from Erina, a scene starts up with Jonathan staring at the darkness at the top of some stairs. Swinging his arm, the ripple shoots through his body. Jonathan then proceeds to walk up the stairs. He gradually picks up speed and starts running until his eyes are close up with his pupils aflame. The scene shifts into Dio sitting on a throne holding the stone mask up to his face. A quick zoom into a montage of scenes from the manga starts up, where also William can be seen there at his last moments with Jonathan; until it eventually shows Dio and Jonathan facing off. Jonathan charges a ripple overdrive and punches Dio. Dio attempts to block it. The camera rotates and zooms out from the battle up a long flight of stairs. A moment later the stone mask is seen falling into the ocean and slowly sinks to the bottom.

Full Song

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure OP1 FULL-204:23

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure OP1 FULL-2

Lyrics

Japanese Kanji Japanese Rōmaji English Translation
(ジョジョ…ッ!ジョジョ…ッ!ジョジョ…ッ!) (Jojo! Jojo! Jojo!) (Jojo! Jojo! Jojo!)
空ッ!こぼれ落ちた 二つの星が Sora! Koboreochita futatsu no hoshi ga Twin Stars! streaking through the heavens
光と闇の水面 吸い込まれてゆく Hikari to yami no minamo suikomareteyuku Stir the surface of light and darkness
引き合うように 重なる波紋 Hikiau you ni kasanaru hamon Their ripples echo together
誇りの道を行く者に 太陽の導きを Hokori no michi wo yuku mono ni taiyou no michibiki wo The sun leads those who seek the path of glory
野望の果てを目指す者に 生贄を Yabou no hate wo mezasu mono ni ikenie wo Demanding a sacrifice from all who pursue their ambition
(ジョジョ…ッ!ジョジョ…ッ!ジョジョ…ッ!ジョジョ…ッ!ジョジョ…ッ!) (Jojo! Jojo! Jojo! Jojo! Jojo!) (Jojo! Jojo! Jojo! Jojo! Jojo!)
震えるほど心 燃え尽きるほど熱く Furueru hodo kokoro moetsukiru hodo atsuku Throbbing hearts burn as if aflame
その手から放て鼓動 体漲る勇気で Sono te kara hanate kodou karada minagiru yuuki de The pulse which beats forth from their palms, The courage which runs through their veins
迷い無き覚悟に「喝采」をッ! Mayoi naki kakugo ni 'Kassai' wo! Bravely embracing their fate!
~その血の運命(さだめ)~ ジョジョ ~Sono chi no sadame~ Joooooooooooooojo ~The fate of that blood~ Joooooooooooooojo
賽ッ!は投げられた 進むしかない Sai! Wa nagerareta susumu shikanai The die is cast! He can do nothing but advance
奇妙な螺旋の中 転がり続ける Kimyou na rasen no naka korogaritsuzukeru The eternally-wandering adventurer
永遠を彷徨う 冒険者 Eien wo samayou boukensha tumbles through a bizarre spiral
恐怖を認め立つ者に 黄金の魂を Kyoufu wo mitome tatsu mono ni ougon no tamashii wo A golden soul for the man who conquers his fears
そして出会った二人のために 戦いを Soshite deatta futari no tame ni tatakai wo Fighting for the two who met, Fight
(ジョジョ…ッ!ジョジョ…ッ!ジョジョ…ッ!ジョジョ…ッ!ジョジョ…ッ!) (Jojo! Jojo! Jojo! Jojo! Jojo!) (Jojo! Jojo! Jojo! Jojo! Jojo!)
幕が開いたような 終わりなき物語 Maku ga aita you na owarinaki monogatari The curtain rises on an endless tale
命がぶつかる火花 青春の日々を照らせよ Inochi ga butsukaru hibana seishun no hibi wo terase yo Let the sparks as lives clash cast light on the days of your youth
君という未来に「幸運」をッ! Kimi to iu mirai ni 'Kouun' wo! May fortune shine on the future you bring!
~その血の運命(さだめ)~ ジョジョ ~Sono chi no sadame~ Jooooooooooojo ~The fate of that blood~ Jooooooooooojo
二度とほどけない 絡み合った運命(さだめ) Nidoto hodokenai karamiatta sadame Two fates knot into one inseparably
全てはここから始まっていたのさ Subete wa koko kara hajimatteita no sa It all began at that moment
震えるほど心 燃え尽きるほど熱く Furueru hodo kokoro moetsukiru hodo atsuku Throbbing hearts burn as if aflame
その手から放て鼓動 体漲る勇気で Sono te kara hanate kodou karada minagiru yuuki de The pulse which beats forth from their palms
迷い無き覚悟に「喝采」をッ! Mayoi naki kakugo ni 'Kassai' wo! Bravely embracing their fate!
幕が開いたような 終わりなき物語 Maku ga aita you na owarinaki monogatari The curtain rises on an endless tale
命がぶつかる火花 青春の日々を照らせよ Inochi ga butsukaru hibana seishun no hibi wo terase yo Lets the sparks as lives clash cast light on the days of your youth
君という未来に「幸運」をッ! Kimi to iu mirai ni 'Kouun' wo! May fortune shine on the future you bring!
~その血の運命(さだめ)~ ジョジョ ~Sono chi no sadame~ Jooooooooooooooooooooooooojo ~The fate of that blood~ Jooooooooooooooooooooooooojo
(ジョジョ…ッ!ジョジョ…ッ!ジョジョ…ッ!) (Jojo! Jojo! Jojo!) (Jojo! Jojo! Jojo!)

Trivia

  • The sinking stone mask into the ocean is a foreshadowing of what will ultimately happen to Jonathan and Dio-- sunken down and not to be heard of until the events of Stardust Crusaders.
  • The opening shows Jonathan using Hamon against Dio in the battle at Joestar Mansion, despite the first fight with Dio actually occurring before Jonathan meets William Anthonio Zeppeli, who later teaches him that power.
    • Likewise, all the footage of Erina Pendleton in the opening is from the initial encounter where Dio steals her first kiss at 12.

References

  1. 「ジョジョの奇妙な冒険」OPテーマがデイリー上位に初登場! 新OP情報も!
  2. 富永TOMMY弘明「ジョジョ~その血の運命~」
  3. ジョジョ〜その血の運命〜 富永TOMMY弘明のプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE
  4. Billboard Japan Hot 100│Charts│Billboard JAPAN
  5. Billboard Japan Hot 100│Charts│Billboard JAPAN
  6. Billboard Japan Hot Animation│Charts│Billboard JAPAN
  7. Billboard Japan Hot Animation│Charts│Billboard JAPAN
  8. Billboard Japan Hot Singles Sales│Charts│Billboard JAPAN
  9. Billboard Japan Hot Singles Sales│Charts│Billboard JAPAN
  10. 「ジョジョ」第2部OPテーマがオリコン初登場4位! イエスのEDテーマもセールスが20倍に!
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