Friday, December 4, 2015

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Part 1--Phantom Blood, Vol. 3 Quick Review

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Part 1--Phantom Blood, Vol. 3

We're not starting from the first adventure,we're already in deep to this huge slaughterfest and strange boy type and fight moves called JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. If you're a reader of the site you might recall us reminding you to watch the anime series as it finished up this year. It all came from Viz's smart release of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series in hardcover from Hirohiko Araki. We like this first time in English release for how well made the books are, a collection so eye-popping it'll grab your attention in any book ase with a wonderful treatment for each hardcover edition.

What's inside sets it apart from most mangas, the art of Araki is weird and compelling. As huge muscly man do dramatic poses and wail on each other with the strangest fight moves you've seen in attempts to kill each other. Some our vampires and though that's nothing new to manga, their daily habits of feeding aren't any less fearsome.

The story revolves around Jonathan Joestar and his mentor Zeppelli trying to stop Dio, one of the worst villains ever, an evil vampire king. They can't even take on Dio directly at the start of the volume, just like any other anime or manga it's a tease before the boss. Instead our heroes most battle with knights of old who now want to suck blood. The vicious fights would get a MA rating on TV. Jojo fights with special powers as do the vampires. Later on in the series it get event stranger on how people fight.

This volume ends the Jonathan Joestar arc, which is only the start, you see the manga continues with the descendants of Jonathan, each going by the nickname JoJo, the manga will continue for some time with other generations of Jojo to get behind and in Japan is still going with a new arc.