|Part VII: Steel Ball Run|
|Steel Ball Run|
|2004 - 2011|
|(JP 24 volumes, Vol. 81 - 104)|
(SBR Vol. 1 - 24)
|95 chapters, SBR Ch. 1 - 95|
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Set in the U.S. in 1890, the story follows Johnny Joestar, a paraplegic ex-jockey and Gyro Zeppeli, master in a mystic art named the Spin, as they compete with a vast number of others in the Steel Ball Run race: A mad-dash across America for a grand prize of 50 million dollars.
The Steel Ball Run UniverseEdit
Steel Ball Run describes a new continuity apart from that detailed in Parts I-VI of the series.
Transition to Ultra JumpEdit
The story originally described as a "standalone alternative universe", after Chapter 23, Steel Ball Run transferred publication from Weekly Shonen Jump to seinen magazine Ultra Jump, upon which it was declared part of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure canon.
In the monthly Ultra Jump, chapters are much longer. Perhaps coincidentally, between those chapters included in Volumes 7 – 8, Araki's style takes on greater realism.
The Steel Ball Run: Press Conference
For keeping English literature, Sandman is forced to flee his tribe. Momentarily outrunning pursuing horsemen; whilst escaping, another hand is seen separating from his right.
Away, in conversation with his sister, he indicates a multitude of perfectly hemispherical hand-sized depressions in a rock face; evidence of an impossible horseback leap; and the tool with which it is suggested that a white man made them.
Corroborating several substantial cash prizes; starting September 25th 1890, there, on the Pacific San Diego beach; the race's goal is New York, in a distance of ~6000km, and a projected duration of ~70 days. The rules include that changing horses is not allowed; and though crime is not, weapons may be kept.
Gyro Zeppeli is introduced as he registers his entry. A man reaches and touches a Steel Ball at Gyro's waist before he is somehow forced to the ground, and it is revealed that he had taken $20 from Gyro's entry fee.
Pocoloco is introduced as he notices the news of the race.
While he is being arrested, the thief continues to harass Gyro. Gyro offers a duel; and after striking his shoulder with a Steel Ball, when the thief attempts still to shoot him, his arm twists, and he shoots himself dead.
A man in a wheelchair observes that, incredibly, the Steel Ball was spinning throughout the event; and as he reaches and touches the same, still spinning Ball in Gyro's holster, he is raised to his feet.
In narration, the man introduces himself as Johnny Joestar; continuing, "This story is the tale of my beginning to walk"; or his growing into maturity.
Johnny reflects on his reason for coming to the race start line, and on his youth as a new horse-racing talent.
An episode is recounted when he takes a date to see a play, and he cuts to the front of the queue. The man there protests, and after Johnny bribes the doormen to remove him, he reapproaches to shoot Johnny in the back.
Johnny awakens in a dark hospital, and after crying out, an orderly beats him; revealing that his legs are paralyzed, and that no one has visited, as the end of his fame.
In the present; Johnny is amazed as he stands and then falls back into his wheelchair. Gyro leaves, and Johnny desperately pursues, demanding explanation. Gyro tells him that it was a simple reflex; but, reaching out, just before or just as Johnny again touches a Steel Ball, his arm twists, and he is hung at his fingers on a nearby rafter.
Johnny resolves to discover the truth of this "Spin", and to enter the race in Gyro's pursuit.
September 25, 1890 - 3 Hours to Start
Final Straight 2,000 Meters Left
The Final Stretch 1,000 Meters Left
~How the Steel Ball Run Race Got Started~
First Stage: Disqualified from Victory
The Sheriff's Request to Mountain Tim
Across the Arizona Desert: Continuing Along the Shortest Route
Catch The Rainbow (On a Stormy Night...)
The Land of Promises: Sugar Mountain
World of the Stars and Stripes - Outro
Characters & StandsEdit
|Fritz von Stroheim||Villain|
|Diego Brando's mother||N/A|
| SBR Volume 1(81): September 25, 1890 San Diego Beach|
(1890年9月25日 サンディエゴビーチ Issen Happyaku Kyūjū Nen Kugatsu Nijūgonichi San Diego Bīchi)
||(JP) May 20, 2004||(JP) ISBN 4-08-873601-X|
| SBR Volume 2(82): First Stage: 15,000 Meters|
(1st. STAGE 15,000メートル Fāsuto Sutēji J'ūgosen Mētoru)
||(JP) May 20, 2004||(JP) ISBN 4-08-873613-3|
| SBR Volume 3(83): Second Stage: Arizona Desert Crossing|
(2nd. STAGE アリゾナ砂漠越え Sekondo Sutēji Arizona Sabaku Goe)
||(JP) November 4, 2004||(JP) ISBN 4-08-873673-7|
| SBR Volume 4(84): Gyro Zeppeli's Mission|
(ジャイロ・ツェペリの宿命 Jairo Tseperi no Shukumei)
||(JP) November 4, 2004||(JP) ISBN 4-08-873689-3|
| SBR Volume 5(85): The President's Conspiracy|
(大統領の陰謀 Daitōryō no Inbō)
|(JP) August 4, 2005||(JP) ISBN 4-08-873845-4|
| SBR Volume 6(86): Scary Monsters|
(スケアリー モンスターズ Sukearī Monsutāzu)
|(JP) November 4, 2005||(JP) ISBN 4-08-873890-X|
| SBR Volume 7(87): A Little Grave on the Wide, Wide Prairie|
(広い広い大草原の小さな墓標 Hiroi Hiroi Daisōgen no Chiisana Bohyō)
|(JP) March 3, 2006||(JP) ISBN 4-08-874117-X|
| SBR Volume 8(88): To a Man's World|
(男の世界へ Otoko no Sekai e)
|(JP) May 2, 2006||(JP) ISBN 4-08-874119-6|
| SBR Volume 9(89): A Stormy Night Is Coming|
(嵐の夜がやってくる Arashi no Yoru ga Yatte Kuru)
||(JP) September 4, 2006||(JP) ISBN 4-08-874147-1|
| SBR Volume 10(90): Illinois Skyline, Michigan Lakeline|
(イリノイ・スカイライン ミシガン・レイクライン Irinoi Sukairain Mishigan Reikurain)
|(JP) November 2, 2006||(JP) ISBN 4-08-874285-0|
| SBR Volume 11(91): Make the Golden Rectangle!|
(黄金長方形をつくれ! Ōgon Chōhōkei o Tsukure!)
|(JP) March 2, 2007||(JP) ISBN 978-4-08-874336-3|
| SBR Volume 12(92): Conditions for the Body, Conditions for Friendship|
(遺体への条件 友情への条件 Itai e no Jōken Yūjō e no Jōken)
|(JP) May 2, 2007||(JP) ]ISBN 978-4-08-874362-2|
| SBR Volume 13(93): Wrecking Ball|
(壊れゆく鉄球 Koware Yuku Tekkyū)
|(JP) September 4, 2007||(JP) ISBN 978-4-08-874420-9|
| SBR Volume 14(94): The Victor's Rights|
(勝利者への資格 Shōrisha e no Shikaku)
||(JP) December 4, 2007||(JP) ISBN 978-4-08-874438-4|
| SBR Volume 15(95): A Dream of Gettysburg|
(ゲティスバーグの夢 Getisubāgu no Yume)
|(JP) May 2, 2008||(JP) ISBN 978-4-08-874518-3|
| SBR Volume 16(96): Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap|
(いともたやすく行われる えげつない行為 Itomo Tayasuku Okonawareru Egutsunai Kōi)
|(JP) September 4, 2008||(JP) ISBN 978-4-08-874574-9|
| SBR Volume 17(97): D4C (Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap)|
(D4C Dī Fō Shī)
||(JP) March 4, 2009||(JP) ISBN 978-4-08-874648-7|
| SBR Volume 18(98): Ticket to Ride|
(涙の乗車券(チケット・トゥ・ライド) Chiketto Tu Raido)
|(JP) July 3, 2009||(JP) ISBN 978-4-08-874725-5|
| SBR Volume 19(99): You Can't Get Rich|
(お金持ちにはなれない Okanemochi ni wa Narenai)
|(JP) November 4, 2009||(JP) ISBN 978-4-08-874769-9|
| SBR Volume 20(100): Love Train - The World Is One|
(ラブトレイン-世界はひとつ Rabu Torein - Sekai wa Hitotsu)
||(JP) March 9, 2010||(JP) ISBN 978-4-08-870060-1|
| SBR Volume 21(101): Ball Breaker|
(ボール・ブレイカー Bōru Bureikā)
||(JP) July 2, 2010||(JP) ISBN 978-4-08-870099-1|
| SBR Volume 22(102): Break My Heart, Break Your Heart|
(ブレイク・マイ・ハート ブレイク・ユア・ハート Bureiku mai hāto Bureiku yua hāto)
|(JP) November 4, 2010||(JP) ISBN 978-4-08-870160-8|
| SBR Volume 23(103): High Voltage|
(ハイ・ヴォルテージ Hai Vorutēji)
|(JP) May 19, 2011||(JP) ISBN 978-4-08-870206-3|
| SBR Volume 24(104): The Stars and Stripes Forever|
(星条旗よ 永遠なれ Seijōki Yo Eien Nare)
|(JP) June 3, 2011||(JP) ISBN 978-4-08-870253-7|
- Part VII marks the first time since Part II: Battle Tendency that a Zeppeli is featured, and the first in which a character besides a JoJo is purported to be the main protagonist.
- This arrangement changes when Part VII is revealed to stand within the JoJo continuity and Johnny Joestar's role expands.