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.
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!
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.