FANDOM


ArakiLogo
In every volume of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, the front folded flap of the dust jacket usually contains a picture of Hirohiko Araki himself, and more than often a quotation. The quotations featured below the picture are always different from each other, and are usually about Araki expressing his opinion on certain subjects. These subjects can be about anything, including information about characters or the story itself. The following quotes and pictures below are from the volumes of JoJolion.




JJL Chapters

  • 001. 前歯が虫歯になったので主人公がすきっ歯になりました。新作よろしくお願いします。
  • 002. 新書の〔奇妙なホラー映画論〕、初代担当・椛島氏との久々のお仕事でした。
  • 003. 暑いの苦手ですけど、今年の夏はどこか好きです。家に風鈴さげたせいかなあ~?
  • 004. ジョジョの小説が出ます。よろしければ読んでください。おもしろいよ!
  • 005. 最近好きなのは、固いのよりユルユルのスパゲティ。
  • 006. スーパーカーのカレンダーを買った。運転もしないのに、自分でも「何故?」
  • 007. 近所の「プラネタリウム」行ってみました。早くあるの教えてよ。感動しました。
  • 008. ジョギングシューズが、走ってる時に左右同時に壊れました。同時ってすごくない?
  • 009. 岐阜旅行に行ってきました。寒かったけど、昔の宿場町の散策はよかったなあ。
  • 010. 人形浄瑠璃の文楽を鑑賞。人形が意外と大きくてびっくりした。

—Hirohiko Araki

  • 011. 皆既日食用に太陽を見るメガネを買った。晴天を願う!
  • 012. 『テルマエ・ロマエ』を読んだ。あの時代に水道があったローマってすごいね。
  • 013. 近所を歩いていたらカラスに襲われて帽子を奪われた。返してもらったけど。
  • 014. 今年の夏はシュウマイ弁当を本当によく食べたなあ。よく新幹線に乗ったから。
  • 015. 今使っている家の電話機は『ジョジョ』の連載が始まった時に買ったもの。イエデンも25周年。
  • 016. 超人懐っこいドーベルマンが近所を散歩してるんだけど、僕は信用してない。できるわけない。
  • 017. 藤子A先生のところに遊びに行った。優しい先生。ああなりたいなあ。
  • 018. 今年も去年以上に、『ジョジョリオン』力入れて描きます!よろしくね。
  • 019. 最近の洋楽CD、盛り上がっていいです。ゴティエとかTマッグロウとか。
  • 020. ヨガ教室に通っています。ヨガの先生がちょっとポッチャリ目。それで良いなら良いです。

—Hirohiko Araki

  • 021. 打ち合わせ時の飲物はジンジャーエール氷なし。コーヒーは後で眠れなくなるからなあ。
  • 022. 料理番組をよく見ているけど、土井善晴先生はやっぱりすごい。尊敬してます。
  • 023. 最近の大好物はルッコラだけのサラダ。
  • 024. ポール・マッカートニーの来日公演のチケット外れた。観たかったなあ。
  • 025. この夏は、暑くて2か月くらいポロシャツしか着なかったなぁ。
  • 026. どういうわけか分からないけど東大で講演したぞワハハハハ。
  • 027. この間、下仁田ネギを買いに行った時、あえて「下ネタねぎ下さい」と言ってみました。ワハハ!
  • 028. 謹賀新年。今年の目標は京都より西へ旅行すること。
  • 029. Bruce Springsteenのニューアルバム『High Hopes』、傑作出来上がりましたね。
  • 030. やっぱ癒しはゾンビ映画と『孤独のグルメ』。どちらも人間の根源を描いている。大ファン!

—Hirohiko Araki

  • 031. 薬で溶かしちゃったけど腎臓に結石ができた。
  • 032. 今気づいたけどストローが嫌いで使ったことが一度もない。ストローで飲むと不味いよね。
  • 033. スポーツ観戦は圧倒的に勝ってるのが好き。僅差だと同点になったらどうしようって心配。
  • 034. 最近、旅行したくない気分。近所の散歩が一番。
  • 035. この夏の目標はどこか地方の花火大会に行くこと。花火アプリ入れた。
  • 036. 写真を撮るだけでワイン情報が分かるアプリ「Vivino」に一瞬はまった。
  • 037. ラ・ベットラ・ダ・オチアイのレシピ本を買って、1ページ目から全部作ってる。
  • 038. Dirty LoopsとYESのライブに行った。音楽を「聴かせる」素晴らしい演奏でした。
  • 039. 謹賀新年。去年は一度も乗らなかった飛行機に、今年はがんばって乗るぞ!
  • 040. 今、一番欲しいのは東京駅のSuica。手に入れたけど。

—Hirohiko Araki

  • 041. 一筆書き山登り番組『グレートトラバース』にはまっている。
  • 042. 初代担当の椛島さんが定年を迎えられました。お疲れ様でした。
  • 043. 別売の光学ドライブがCDを読み込まなくて5時間格闘したが、裏返しでディスク入れてた。
  • 044. さくらんぼの皮をむいて食べるんだけど、ちょっとびっくりされる。いちいちむくよ。
  • 045. 不味い飲み物を店に作り直させることが出来る人、憧れる。自分が出来ないので。
  • 046. アニメの打ち上げに参加したらたくさんの人がいた。気軽に観ててすいません。
  • 047. 夏休みにS・キングの『ドクター・スリープ』を読んだ。久々に大作の読書した。
  • 048. 福山雅治さんが結婚して、知り合いの女性が皆家から出てこない。お元気ですか?
  • 049. 今年は有名人の結婚とか、そういうのがある意味面白かった。
  • 050. 代々木公園で「ケサランパサラン」を見た。未確認生物ですけど。良い年でありますように。

—Hirohiko Araki

  • 051. ものすげーちょっとハマったこと。ラジオ体操第3。
  • 052. 編集長がゴルフを始めたら、仕事的にちょっとやらしい風を感じる。
  • 053. 凹版印刷の特殊切手「日本の建築シリーズ」から切手集めにハマっちまってる。
  • 054. プリンスは青春時代からの尊敬する人でした。ご冥福をお祈りいたします。
  • 055. 新しいものより要らないものばかり目に付く。新しい祭日とか要る?
  • 056. 担当さんが変わりました。よろしくお願いします!
  • 057. 今年からはエアコンは28℃で24時間フル回転にした。
  • 058. 9月22日から頒布される熊野本宮大社のお守りのイラストデザインを致しました。
  • 059. 居酒屋でウツボを焼いて食べてみた。意外と旨かった。
  • 060. 近所のオヤジで、くしゃみをする時の発音が「にゃんこちゃん」と聞こえる人がいる。つっこめない。

—Hirohiko Araki

  • 061. 新年おめでとうございます。今年も頑張ります。よろしくお願いします。
  • 062. 昔からやってるけど、懸垂10回くらいやってる。何気にすごい気がする。
  • 063. 89年に買ったブラウン管テレビ。ずっと大丈夫でしたけれど、ついに壊れました。
  • 064. スマホが買い替えの時期なんですが、驚くような進化系のスマホってないのかな。
  • 065. 昔のドラマだけど『北の国から』にはまっている。名作は時代を超える。
  • 066. 電気スタンドを買いに行ったらLEDが終わる時がそのスタンドの寿命と言われた。
  • 067. 岸辺露伴の新作を来月発売の別マ誌にて描きました。お邪魔でなければ!
  • 068. ジョジョ展やってます。皆さんも元気出して暑い夏を乗り切ろう!
  • 069. そっくりな姉妹でやってる歯医者に通ってる。名医なんだけどさ。2人で来ると怖いよォ。
  • 070. この夏はジョジョ展など色々ありがとうございました。また、新しい展開もあるのでよろしくお願いします。

—Hirohiko Araki

  • 071. 今年一の重大事件はサザエさんのCMを東芝がやめる事かなぁ。重い?
  • 072. 今年一年ありがとうございます!来夏のジョジョ展もがんばります!!
  • 073. 冬の金沢旅行に行ってきました。色々とおいしいものあるね~。
  • 074. スマホの通信制限で遅くなって追加料金要請されるのムカつく。耐えてやる。
  • 075. ホタルイカのパスタはニンニクを刻むのでなくすって入れたらうまかったー!!
  • 076. 夏にジョジョ展やります!明後日それを言います!というコメント。
  • 077. 今一番興味がある動物はマヌルネコ種。動物園にいるらしい。
  • 078. 最近好きなのは『アメリカン ヴィンテージ』というBSの番組。人間と文明って良いなぁとか思う。
  • 079. ある有名なお寿司屋を予約したら「東京五輪が終わった年の10月で。」と言われた。
  • 080. 長野の山の中に行ったら、お互い「おっ」って感じでカモシカと出会った。「じゃっ」って感じで。

—Hirohiko Araki

  • 081. 大阪にちゃんと行くのは実は初めて。ご挨拶に参ります。
  • 082. 上海行ってきた。古い街並みも残ってて良かったなあ。
  • 083. 左手の薬指を蜂に刺される初夢を見た。これは幸運なのかやばいのか。
  • 084. 今年はミントとかレモングラスとか鉢植えでハーブを育てるぞ!
  • 085. 新元号おめでとうございます。荒木家も新しい墓石にします。
  • 086. 「ボーダーライン」の2作目傑作だった!3作目が楽しみ!
  • 087. 「ステーキ屋」でステーキの前の前菜でお腹一杯にさせるお店ってバカなの?

—Hirohiko Araki

JJL Volume 1

Quote Picture
Hello. This is the beginning of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure "Part 8". I made the stage the fictitious town of "Morioh" from Part 4, a story I wrote a long time ago. But this, "Part 8" isn't linked to that story at all. The stage is the same "Morioh" of Japan, but this is a story about different inhabitants. Therefore, even if you haven't read "Part 4" or don't really remember it, or have no memory of it whatsoever, you'll be all right. 

I really hope you enjoy it. And I send my regards and best wishes to all of you.

—Hirohiko Araki

ArakiJJL1

JJL Volume 2

Quote Picture
The "lion" in the title"Jojolion" means things like "blessed thing", "evangelistic", and "commemorative seal". It's a word from ancient Greek or something like that. By combining this word with "Jojo", I've meant for the title to signify the existence of the protagonist "Josuke" in this world. It's also used in the name of the tragic king in a Greek myth called "Pygmalion" as well as the Japanese animation "Evangelion", but I'm not sure if it has to do with the same idea.

—Hirohiko Araki

ArakiJJL2

JJL Volume 3

Quote Picture
Sometimes, I am confronted with a Cornelian dilemma such as "Which came first, the egg or the the chicken?"

Despite racking my brain over it, I never manage to find an answer. In that case, I prefer to decide on the answer myself (laugh). I tell myself "No doubt, the egg must have come first." And just like this, life comes in order and everything's fine again. Huh? What is my point, you ask? Well... I forgot. Sorry!

—Hirohiko Araki

ArakiJJL3

JJL Volume 4

Quote Picture
I think the season of "Anger" may have come. On the early-morning TV weather forecast, the weather man asks the audience "So, what do you think the highest temperature in Japan will be?" and then cuts to commercial! This is the morning when we're in a hurry trying to figure out what sorta outfit we should be leaving the house in, don't screw around! Moron. Are you a weatherman or some sort of entertainer? Are you a quiz show host or something?! I hate people that're vague like that! Maybe I'll just look up what the high for today is on the internet during the commercials and then I won't need you!

—Hirohiko Araki

ArakiJJL4

JJL Volume 5

Quote Picture
There are some things I just kinda have fun drawing. Previously, I really enjoyed doing the character Polnareff's hairstyle, the original Josuke's hairstyle, Killer Queen's whole design, and Soft & Wet's ears. Those sort of drawings where you draw them up with a "swish swish", I go "Ooh!" from the impression it gives myself. This time, I have a lot of fun drawing Yasuho-chan's skirt and don't want to let anyone else draw it, but whenever I do draw it, I always think the flowers on the skirt have got to feel lumpy on her butt so she can't sit down. Are you okay, Yasuho? I'm a little worried.

—Hirohiko Araki

ArakiJJL5

JJL Volume 6

Quote Picture
This is kind of a negative topic. I've been thinking about what are some things I hate to hear people say to me. For those, the #1 worst is "What a long story." Not about manga. I just don't wanna be one of those kinds of adults. Ahaha. Then #2 "You're fixating on glorifying the past." WAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Man, I seriously don't want people saying that to me at ALL. #3 "I'm not using this charger anymore, do you want it?" #4 "I'm surprised you don't know of any good Sushi places." I know at least one beautiful place. And I'm using a brand-new cell phone, dangit! #5 "Have you gotten taller?" That's all.

—Hirohiko Araki

ArakiJJL6

JJL Volume 7

Quote Picture
There are some very creepy song lyrics, for instance London Bridge's lyrics or this children's tune Tōryanse: "Going in is easy, but returning is scary." As for me, I've recently been marked by the lyrics of this American folk ballad: Oh My Darling, Clementine.

Clementine is the daughter of a miner. Light as a fairy, she drowns in a river and dies because of her big feet. The narrator, Clementine's father or maybe her lover, laments her passing until the day he kisses her little sister and forgets his dear Clementine. Oh my god! What the hell is that ending ?! What the heck is that guy playing at ?! In any case, it was a powerful song.

—Hirohiko Araki

ArakiJJL7


JJL Volume 8

Quote Picture
The place of your dreams... I am certain you do have one too, don't you? For my part I have a predilection about the ancient vestiges of the desert, or the beauty of an azure sea. And so, I put these on paper, in my mangas, driven by the irresistible wish to go there someday. And yet... When the opportunity to go presents itself to me, where goes my desire? I tell myself: What's the point to go there, why should I get so worked up? Finally I go there half-heartedly because it's part of my job. In fact I think that I hate travels. But of course, that's it, I only just realized that.

—Hirohiko Araki

ArakiJJL8

JJL Volume 9

Quote Picture
"If the world ended tomorrow, what would you have as your last meal?" I often asks this question. Everyone has their own answers and I have quite some fun with it. For my part, I would like to end my life with the "fried oysters" of a three-stars Japanese restaurant. But the chefs would surely have better things to do on this day than cooking for me. So, why not let myself be tempted by some "spaghetti with tomato sauce"? It's my mother's favorite recipe. As a child, I used to eat these softened pastas flavoured with some onions. But of course, that's what I needed! Well, I think I will make myself some of that for tomorrow's lunch.

—Hirohiko Araki

ArakiJJL9

JJL Volume 10

Quote Picture
"What is the second highest mountain of Japan?" Nobody can answer this question. Not even with a "Ah shoot, it's on the tip of my tongue..." nothing at all. Poor mountain. The answer was "Mt. Kita", which is 3193m high.

It stands at the second position in all of Japan, but it received nobody's attention. But what can you do? Mt. Fuji is so high, and everybody loves it.

Look at Mt. Kita's name, it looks like it's been chosen at random. Mt. Kita (北岳 Kita-dake) means "northern peak", so it must have been north of something... In short, we've seen better in the prestige department. Notice that Mt. Fuji also has the perfect look for a mountain so... If Mt. Kita had been the highest peak in Japan, people would perhaps not even acknowledge it. Or worse people would even have a grudge against it and even destroy it to take it down a notch. Well, Mt. Kita, you can count yourself lucky to be second place.

—Hirohiko Araki

ArakiJJL10

JJL Volume 11

Quote Picture
I'm a bit reluctant to say this, this isn't something I'm generally into, but one time when the opportunity arose, I went to a classical piano concert. I'm not going to write the pianist's name here, but let me just say, they were incredible. I ended up being moved in a way I never had before. I thought that classical meant interpreting great compositions and playing them with precision, but what I found there was what felt both like the pianist was treating the instrument as part of their body and doing battle with the instrument at the same time. I'm used to digital, programmed music, so I'd forgotten about this concept altogether. It almost made me question if I was still in the same day and age, but I was.

—Hirohiko Araki

ArakiJJL11

JJL Volume 12

Quote Picture
I made a set of personal standards to judge whether the things I see in life are OK or not OK. When I go to my office, I travel through a residential area, where you can see a house that's got things hung to dry on the veranda. I don't know whether the owner of the house is elderly or young, but the washing pole is stuck straight through the sleeves of their shirts and the legs of their pants, and so on. That's not something you see too often... They also put their shoes on the handrail to dry after washing. Now, is this OK or not OK? Verdict: OK! (Standards to be continued on the next volume)

—Hirohiko Araki

ArakiJJL12

JJL Volume 13

Quote Picture
Is something okay? Is it not okay? My assessment depends on whether it enriches your life.

I have assessed drying your laundry on a washing pole to be okay. The reason being, whenever that house doesn't have their laundry hung up to dry on that pole, I get pretty disappointed and saddened by its absence. It makes me think, Hang up that laundry, guys. Please. Conversely, what I think are not okay are houses that hang their christmas lights up by the window so other people can see them. Smugness is unpleasant. One of the factors of my assessment is smugness. In other words, smugness is not enriching.

—Hirohiko Araki

ArakiJJL13

JJL Volume 14

Quote Picture
I'm going to sound like a complete fanboy writing this but there are times when I hear music that makes me think How is that in the multiple decades I've been alive that I've never heard this incredibly talented person?

Where have they been all my life that I've never even heard a thing about them? How did they stay hidden from me all this time? There are people like that out that feel like a shock then I first get introduced to them. Names like Leonard Cohen and Curtis Mayfield.

Among them is a band called "CAN". And one song of theirs called "Vitamin C" with vocals about Damo Suzuki. And for that reason, I named a villain character "Damo Kan" (note: the kanji for "Tamaki" is usually read "Kan")

—Hirohiko Araki

ArakiJJL14

JJL Volume 15

Quote Picture
Current status... recently, I've fallen in love with attending parties. I'm not sure why, though. I'm just in that mood. On the other hand, I don't like travelling because it's seriously so much effort. I'm just in that mood, too.

When I was young, it was the opposite. I longed for other countries, and I even wanted to go to places I didn't have to. Even though weird people used to exist and still exist, I used to hate going to parties. Is there some causative relationship here? If I'm invited to a party in another country, what should I do?

—Hirohiko Araki

ArakiJJL15

JJL Volume 16

Quote Picture
I've always wanted a tree house. Like those hideouts American kids build in their huge back yards, where they play poker and stuff. I used to be so jealous of them.

But, nowadays, what I dream about is a lift house, where you live on an aerial lift in the mountains. It would be ultra high-tech, and everything's electronic. You can move around on the cables, and you've got everything you need right there. Mamezuku is living the life! He can harvest his crops while he's right above them, and then cook them on the spot. That's the life! Mamezuku, please invite me over.

—Hirohiko Araki

ArakiJJL16

JJL Volume 17

Quote Picture
I won't mention any titles, but the fact that we've had several "good horror movies" recently is not just enjoyable, it's a relief. By "good" here, I mean "scary".

First horror movies tend to get made on low budgets, so they don't need to have big-name stars. Then if they're R-rated, they're relatively free. They have the same spirit as rebellious rock songs. Horror is an expression of society's anxiety, so you can really tell how talented the people that made it are when you see one. So that sort of movie being "good" means our society, culture, and that spirit aren't stagnating but rather "developing". So when I see a good horror movie, I always both enjoy it and feel relieved.

—Hirohiko Araki

ArakiJJL17

JJL Volume 18

Author's Note
Me: What are you going to do now?

Dentist: I'm going to perform treatment on your cavity.
Me: Uh huh. Okay.
I went to the dentist, and I don't know much about this, but do conversations with your dentist normally go like this? I was wondering, could I possibly have cavities? So, went to the dentist, and that's how it happened. What are they going to do to me? I wanted to know so I could make mental preparations. After this conversation, I got my cavity drilled, filled, and treated."

—Hirohiko Araki

ArakiJJL18

JJL Volume 19

Author's Note
Regarding a recent mystery: I have a younger sister (50s), and apparently she fell and broke her leg. Was it minor? Was she severely hurt? I had no idea, and then my sister said she wouldn't be attending an Araki family celebration, so I called her and asked, "Is your leg okay?" and my sister responded, "Ufu." Just that. What in the world? Why couldn't she give me an answer? This sister has a daughter in her 20s, so I asked her, "How is your mom's leg doing?" and she responded, "Ufu." Just that. Are they telling me to use my imagination to discern the hidden meaning behind "Ufu?" What is "Ufu"?

—Hirohiko Araki

ArakiJJL18

JJL Volume 20

Author's Note

—Hirohiko Araki

ArakiJJL20

Untranslated Notes

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.