For the Anime adaption, see JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: The Animation.
Joseph! You will likely meet "him" soon. You will probably understand "his" identity and the meaning of evolution! Like destiny handed down by God...

Straizo, Chapter 52

Battle Tendency (戦闘潮流 Sentō Chōryū) is the second story arc of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump from November 1987 to March 1989. The arc is preceded by Phantom Blood and spans a total of 69 chapters.

Summary

Weekly Jump February 8 1988.jpg

Taking place in 1938-39, the story follows the misadventures of Joseph Joestar (a.k.a. JoJo), grandson of Jonathan, as he masters his innate Ripple abilities in order to combat hostile, ancient super-beings named the Pillar Men, creators of the Stone Mask that plot to become the ultimate lifeforms.

Along the way, Joseph trains with other warriors of the Ripple.

Major Battles

Chapters

Battle Tendency consists of 69 chapters, compiled into Volume 5 to 12 of the Jump Comics trade paperbacks (TankōbonW). Chapter titles often change between the original publication in Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine and the paperback graphic novels, so both are included below (left for volume, right for the magazine).

Volume 5: The Final Ripple! Release Date: ISBN:
(最後の波紋! Saigo no Hamon!)
Flag of Japan.svg August 10, 1988[1]
Flag of Japan.svg 978-4-08-851130-6
TankōbonW Titles Weekly Shōnen Jump Titles
  1. Joseph Joestar of New York, Part 1 (ニューヨークのジョセフ・ジョースター その① Nyū Yōku no Josefu Jōsutā Sono 1)
  2. Joseph Joestar of New York, Part 2 (ニューヨークのジョセフ・ジョースター その② Nyū Yōku no Josefu Jōsutā Sono 2)
  3. Joseph Joestar of New York, Part 3 (ニューヨークのジョセフ・ジョースター その③ Nyū Yōku no Josefu Jōsutā Sono 3)
  1. New York's JoJo (ニューヨークのジョジョ Nyū Yōku no JoJo)
  2. The Living Statue (生きた彫像 Ikita Chōzō)
  3. Painful News (悲痛なしらせ Hitsū na Shirase)
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Volume 6: JoJo vs. the Ultimate Life-Form Release Date: ISBN:
(JoJo Vs.(たい)究極生物 JoJo tai Kyūkyoku Seibutsu)
Flag of Japan.svg October 7, 1988[2]
Flag of Japan.svg 978-4-08-851062-0
TankōbonW Titles Weekly Shōnen Jump Titles
  1. Straizo vs. Joseph, Part 1 (ストレイツォVSジョセフ その① Sutoreitso Bāsasu Josefu Sono 1)
  2. Straizo vs. Joseph, Part 2 (ストレイツォVSジョセフ その② Sutoreitso Bāsasu Josefu Sono 2)
  3. Straizo vs. Joseph, Part 3 (ストレイツォVSジョセフ その③ Sutoreitso Bāsasu Josefu Sono 3)
  4. Straizo vs. Joseph, Part 4 (ストレイツォVSジョセフ その④ Sutoreitso Bāsasu Josefu Sono 4)
  5. Straizo vs. Joseph, Part 5 (ストレイツォVSジョセフ その⑤ Sutoreitso Bāsasu Josefu Sono 5)
  6. The Pillar Man (「柱の男」 'Hashira no Otoko')
  7. The Pillar Man, Santana, Part 1 (「柱の男・サンタナ」 その① 'Hashira no Otoko Santana' Sono 1)
  8. The Pillar Man, Santana, Part 2 (「柱の男・サンタナ」 その② 'Hashira no Otoko Santana' Sono 2)
  9. The Pillar Man, Santana, Part 3 (「柱の男・サンタナ」 その③ 'Hashira no Otoko Santana' Sono 3)
  10. The Pillar Man, Santana, Part 4 (「柱の男・サンタナ」 その④ 'Hashira no Otoko Santana' Sono 4)
  1. Straizo's Ambition (ストレイツォの野望 Sutoreitso no Yabō)
  2. The Game Master (ゲームの達人 Gēmu no Tatsujin)
  3. The Immortal Monster (不死身の化け物 Fujimi no Bakemono)
  4. Cold and Cruel, Straizo (冷酷非情ストレイツォ Reikoku Hijō Sutoreitso)
  5. Nazis and the "Pillar Man" (ナチスと”柱の男” Nachisu to "Hashira no Otoko")
  6. "The Pillar Man" Resurrection Project (”柱の男”蘇生実験 "Hashira no Otoko" Sosei Jikken)
  7. "The Pillar Man" vs. Man with the Stone Mask (”柱の男”対石仮面の男 "Hashira no Otoko" tai Ishi Kamen no Okoto)
  8. The Tracker in the Desert (砂漠の追尾者 Sabaku no Tsuibisha)
  9. Santana Vanishes (消えたサンタナ Kieta Santana)
  10. JoJo vs. the Ultimate Life-Form (JoJo Vs.(たい)究極生物 JoJo tai Kyūkyoku Seibutsu)
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Volume 7: The Red Stone of Aja Release Date: ISBN:
(エイジャの赤石 Eija no Sekiseki)
Flag of Japan.svg December 6, 1988[3]
Flag of Japan.svg 978-4-08-851063-7
TankōbonW Titles Weekly Shōnen Jump Titles
  1. The Pillar Man, Santana, Part 5 (「柱の男・サンタナ」 その⑤ 'Hashira no Otoko Santana' Sono 5)
  2. The Pillar Man, Santana, Part 6 (「柱の男・サンタナ」 その⑥ 'Hashira no Otoko Santana' Sono 6)
  3. The Pillar Man, Santana, Part 7 (「柱の男・サンタナ」 その⑦ 'Hashira no Otoko Santana' Sono 7)
  4. The Pillar Man, Santana, Part 8 (「柱の男・サンタナ」 その⑧ 'Hashira no Otoko Santana' Sono 8)
  5. The Pillar Man, Santana, Part 9 (「柱の男・サンタナ」 その⑨ 'Hashira no Otoko Santana' Sono 9)
  6. Joseph Joestar of Rome (ローマのジョセフ・ジョースター Rōma no Josefu Jōsutā)
  7. The Red Stone of Aja (エイジャの赤石 Eija no Sekiseki)
  8. Ultimate Warriors from Ancient Times, Part 1 (太古から来た究極戦士 その① Taiko kara Kita Kyūkyoku Senshi Sono 1)
  9. Ultimate Warriors from Ancient Times, Part 2 (太古から来た究極戦士 その② Taiko kara Kita Kyūkyoku Senshi Sono 2)
  10. Ultimate Warriors from Ancient Times, Part 3 (太古から来た究極戦士 その③ Taiko kara Kita Kyūkyoku Senshi Sono 3)
  1. The Ripple and the Ultimate Life-Form! (究極生物に波紋! Kyūkyoku Seibutsu ni Hamon!)
  2. The Perfect Plan!! (完璧なる作戦っ!! Kanpeki naru Sakusen!!)
  3. Stroheim's Determination (シュトロハイムの覚悟 Shutorohaimu no Kakugo)
  4. The End of a Proud Man! (誇り高き男の最後! Hokori Takaki Otoko no Saigo!)
  5. The Spaghetti Battle (スパゲッティーの戦い Supagettī no Tatakai)
  6. The Pigeon and the Girl (ハトと女の子 Hato to Onna no Ko)
  7. The Red Stone of Aja (エイジャの赤石 Eija no Sekiseki)
  8. The Truth That Hides in the Mouth of Truth (真実の口にひそむ真実 Shinjitsu no Kuchi ni Hisomu Shinjitsu)
  9. The Ultimate Warrior Wamuu (究極戦士ワムウ Kyūkyoku Senshi Wamū)
  10. Special Attack: JoJo Clackers (必殺JoJoクラッカー Hissatsu JoJo Kurakkā)
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Volume 8: The Final Trial! Release Date: ISBN:
(最終試練! Saishū Shiren!)
Flag of Japan.svg February 10, 1989[4]
Flag of Japan.svg 978-4-08-851064-4
TankōbonW Titles Weekly Shōnen Jump Titles
  1. Ultimate Warriors from Ancient Times, Part 4 (太古から来た究極戦士 その④ Taiko kara Kita Kyūkyoku Senshi Sono 4)
  2. Ultimate Warriors from Ancient Times, Part 5 (太古から来た究極戦士 その⑤ Taiko kara Kita Kyūkyoku Senshi Sono 5)
  3. An Engagement with Death: The Wedding Ring (死の契約・結婚指輪 Shi no Keiyaku Kekkon Yubiwa)
  4. Ripple Teacher Lisa Lisa, Part 1 (波紋教師 リサリサ その① Hamon Kyōshi Risa Risa Sono 1)
  5. Ripple Teacher Lisa Lisa, Part 2 (波紋教師 リサリサ その② Hamon Kyōshi Risa Risa Sono 2)
  6. Ripple Teacher Lisa Lisa, Part 3 (波紋教師 リサリサ その③ Hamon Kyōshi Risa Risa Sono 3)
  7. Ripple Teacher Lisa Lisa, Part 4 (波紋教師 リサリサ その④ Hamon Kyōshi Risa Risa Sono 4)
  8. Ripple Teacher Lisa Lisa, Part 5 (波紋教師 リサリサ その⑤ Hamon Kyōshi Risa Risa Sono 5)
  9. Ripple Teacher Lisa Lisa, Part 6 (波紋教師 リサリサ その⑥ Hamon Kyōshi Risa Risa Sono 6)
  10. Go! Ripple Master (行け! 波紋マスター Ike! Hamon Masutā)
  1. The "Blood Clock" Battle (”血時計”の戦い "Chidokei" no Tatakai)
  2. Qualification of a Hero (ヒーローの資格 Hīrō no Shikaku)
  3. The Wedding Ring of Death (死の結婚指輪(ウエディングリング) Shi no Uedingu Ringu)
  4. The Master of Venice (ヴェネチアの達人 Venechia no Tatsujin)
  5. The Training of a Ripple Warrior (波紋戦士の試練 Hamon Senshi no Shiren)
  6. Concentrated Ripple Power (一点集中波紋パワー Itten Shūchū Hamon Pawā)
  7. The All-or-Nothing Gamble! (一か八かの賭け! Ichi ka Bachi ka no Kake!)
  8. Ripple Master JoJo (波紋達人(マスター)JoJo Hamon Masutā JoJo)
  9. The Final Trial! (最終試練! Saishū Shiren!)
  10. The Fruits of Harassment (しごきの成果 Shigoki no Seika)
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Volume 9: Rushing Towards the Cliff of Death Release Date: ISBN:
(死の崖へつっ走れ Shi no Gake e Tsuppashire)
Flag of Japan.svg April 10, 1989[5]
Flag of Japan.svg 978-4-08-851065-1
TankōbonW Titles Weekly Shōnen Jump Titles
  1. Flame Mode Esidisi, Part 1 (炎・流法 エシディシ その① Honō Nagare Hō Eshidishi Sono 1)
  2. Flame Mode Esidisi, Part 2 (炎・流法 エシディシ その② Honō Nagare Hō Eshidishi Sono 2)
  3. Flame Mode Esidisi, Part 3 (炎・流法 エシディシ その③ Honō Nagare Hō Eshidishi Sono 3)
  4. The Remains Lurk, Part 1 (忍びよる残骸 その① Shinobi Yoru Zangai Sono 1)
  5. The Remains Lurk, Part 2 (忍びよる残骸 その② Shinobi Yoru Zangai Sono 2)
  6. Stroheim's Unit Strikes Back, Part 1 (シュトロハイム隊の逆襲 その① Shutōrohaimu-tai no Gyakushū Sono 1)
  7. Stroheim's Unit Strikes Back, Part 2 (シュトロハイム隊の逆襲 その② Shutōrohaimu-tai no Gyakushū Sono 2)
  8. Stroheim's Unit Strikes Back, Part 3 (シュトロハイム隊の逆襲 その③ Shutōrohaimu-tai no Gyakushū Sono 3)
  9. Light Mode Kars, Part 1 (光・流法 カーズ その① Hikari Nagare Hō Kāzu Sono 1)
  1. The Disturbing Esidisi (エシディシの不気味 Eshidishi no Bukimi)
  2. Laying Some Elaborate Traps! (深く罠をはれ! Fukaku Wana o Hare!)
  3. An Ensured Victory (決定されていた勝利 Kettei sarete ita Shōri)
  4. The Insidious Demon! (忍び寄る魔! Shinobiyoru Ma!)
  5. The Stolen Body (奪われた肉体 Ubawareta Nikutai)
  6. Chasing the Red Stone to Switzerland (スイスに赤石を追え Suisu ni Sekiseki o Oe)
  7. The Mysterious Nazi Officer (謎のナチス軍人 Nazo no Nachisu Gunjin)
  8. Kars "Light Mode" (カーズ”光の流法(モード) Kāzu "Hikari no Mōdo")
  9. Rushing Towards the Cliff of Death (死の崖へつっ走れ Shi no Gake e Tsuppashire)
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Volume 10: The Crimson Bubble Release Date: ISBN:
(鮮赤のシャポン Senseki no Shabon)
Flag of Japan.svg June 9, 1989[6]
Flag of Japan.svg 978-4-08-851066-8
TankōbonW Titles Weekly Shōnen Jump Titles
  1. Light Mode Kars, Part 2 (光・流法 カーズ その② Hikari Nagare Hō Kāzu Sono 2)
  2. Caesar: A Lonely Youth, Part 1 (シーザー孤独の青春 その① Shīzā Kodoku no Seishun Sono 1)
  3. Caesar: A Lonely Youth, Part 2 (シーザー孤独の青春 その② Shīzā Kodoku no Seishun Sono 2)
  4. Caesar: A Lonely Youth, Part 3 (シーザー孤独の青春 その③ Shīzā Kodoku no Seishun Sono 3)
  5. Caesar: A Lonely Youth, Part 4 (シーザー孤独の青春 その④ Shīzā Kodoku no Seishun Sono 4)
  6. Caesar: A Lonely Youth, Part 5 (シーザー孤独の青春 その⑤ Shīzā Kodoku no Seishun Sono 5)
  7. Caesar: A Lonely Youth, Part 6 (シーザー孤独の青春 その⑥ Shīzā Kodoku no Seishun Sono 6)
  8. Climb Out of the Fortified Hotel (要塞ホテルを登り切れ Yōsai Hoteru o Noborikire)
  9. The Wind, the Chariot, and Wamuu, Part 1 (風と戦車とワムウ その① Kaze to Sensha to Wamū Sono 1)
  1. Fight to the Death for 175 Meters (死闘175m Shitō 175m)
  2. Caesar: The Anger from the Past (シーザー過去からの怒り Shīzā Kako kara no Ikari)
  3. Caesar's Lonely Youth (シーザー孤独の青春 Shīzā Kodoku no Seishun)
  4. Horrifying! The Ghostly Man (鬼気!幻の男 Kiki! Maboroshi no Otoko)
  5. The Fight Between Light and Wind!! (光と風の激突!! Hikari to Kaze no Gekitotsu!!)
  6. The Crimson Bubble (鮮赤のシャポン Senseki no Shabon)
  7. Caesar's Final Ripple (シーザー最後の波紋 Shīzā Saigo no Hamon)
  8. Lisa Lisa and Her Silk Dance ((シルク)の舞いリサリサ Shiruku no Mai Risa Risa)
  9. The Hundred vs. Two Strategy (100対2のかけ引き 100 tai 2 no Kakehiki)
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Volume 11: The Warrior Returning to the Wind Release Date: ISBN:
(風にかえる戦士 Kaze ni Kaeru Senshi)
Flag of Japan.svg August 10, 1989[7]
Flag of Japan.svg 978-4-08-851067-5
TankōbonW Titles Weekly Shōnen Jump Titles
  1. The Wind, the Chariot, and Wamuu, Part 2 (風と戦車とワムウ その② Kaze to Sensha to Wamū Sono 2)
  2. The Wind, the Chariot, and Wamuu, Part 3 (風と戦車とワムウ その③ Kaze to Sensha to Wamū Sono 3)
  3. The Wind, the Chariot, and Wamuu, Part 4 (風と戦車とワムウ その④ Kaze to Sensha to Wamū Sono 4)
  4. The Wind, the Chariot, and Wamuu, Part 5 (風と戦車とワムウ その⑤ Kaze to Sensha to Wamū Sono 5)
  5. The Wind, the Chariot, and Wamuu, Part 6 (風と戦車とワムウ その⑥ Kaze to Sensha to Wamū Sono 6)
  6. The Wind, the Chariot, and Wamuu, Part 7 (風と戦車とワムウ その⑦ Kaze to Sensha to Wamū Sono 7)
  7. The Wind, the Chariot, and Wamuu, Part 8 (風と戦車とワムウ その⑧ Kaze to Sensha to Wamū Sono 8)
  8. The Wind, the Chariot, and Wamuu, Part 9 (風と戦車とワムウ その⑨ Kaze to Sensha to Wamū Sono 9)
  9. The Warrior Returns to the Wind (風に帰る戦士 Kaze ni Kaeru Senshi)
  1. The Skeleton Heel Stone (骸骨の踵石 Gaikotsu no Kakato Ishi)
  2. Furious Struggle from Ancient Times (荒ぶる古の戦 Araburu Inishie no Ikusa)
  3. Moonlight Start! (月光のスタート! Gekō no Sutāto!)
  4. The Pillar and the Hammer! (柱とハンマー! Hashira to Hanmā!)
  5. A Trickery Genius (天才的イカサマ師 Tensaiteki Ikasama Shi)
  6. A True Warrior (真の格闘者 Shin no Kakutōsha)
  7. Shoot Symmetrically! (対象点上を撃て! Taishō Tenjō o Ute!)
  8. The Final Mode of the Wind (風の最終流法(ファイナルモード) Kaze no Fainaru Mōdo)
  9. The Warrior Returning to the Wind (風にかえる戦士 Kaze ni Kaeru Senshi)
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Volume 12: The Birth of the Ultimate Being!! Release Date: ISBN:
(超生物の誕生!! Chō Seibutsu no Tanjō!!)
Flag of Japan.svg October 9, 1989[8]
Flag of Japan.svg 978-4-08-851068-2
TankōbonW Titles Weekly Shōnen Jump Titles
  1. The Bond That Binds Lisa Lisa and JoJo, Part 1 (リサリサとジョジョを結ぶ絆 その① Risa Risa to JoJo o Musubu Kizuna Sono 1)
  2. The Bond That Binds Lisa Lisa and JoJo, Part 2 (リサリサとジョジョを結ぶ絆 その② Risa Risa to JoJo o Musubu Kizuna Sono 2)
  3. JoJo: The Final Ripple, Part 1 (ジョジョ 最後の波紋 その① JoJo Saigo no Hamon Sono 1)
  4. JoJo: The Final Ripple, Part 2 (ジョジョ 最後の波紋 その② JoJo Saigo no Hamon Sono 2)
  5. Kars the Ultimate Being Is Born, Part 1 (超生物カーズ誕生 その① Chō Seibutsu Kāzu Tanjō Sono 1)
  6. Kars the Ultimate Being Is Born, Part 2 (超生物カーズ誕生 その② Chō Seibutsu Kāzu Tanjō Sono 2)
  7. Joseph's Final Gamble (ジョセフ 最後の賭け Josefu Saigo no Kake)
  8. The Man Who Became a God (神となった男 Kami to Natta Otoko)
  9. The Man Who Crossed the Atlantic (大西洋を越えて来た男 Taiseiyō o Koe te Ki ta Otoko)
  1. Treachery! At the Temple of Sacrifice (悪逆!生贄の神殿 Akugyaku! Ikenie no Shinden)
  2. The Link Between Lisa Lisa and JoJo (リサリサ、JoJoを結ぶ絆 Risa Risa, JoJo o Musubu Kizuna)
  3. JoJo's Ultimate Ripple (JoJo 最期の波紋 JoJo Saigo no Hamon)
  4. The Tragedy of George Joestar (ジョージ・ジョースターの悲劇 Jōji Jōsutā no Higeki)
  5. The Birth of the Ultimate Being!! (超生物の誕生!! Chō Seibutsu no Tanjō!!)
  6. JoJo's Final Bet! (JoJo 最後の賭け! JoJo Saigo no Kake!)
  7. The Man Who Became a God!! (神となった男!! Kami to Natta Otoko!!)
  8. The Phenomenal Power of the Red Stone (驚異の赤石パワー Kyōi no Sekiseki Pawā)
  9. The Comeback (帰ってきた男 Kaette kita Otoko)
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Adaptations

Main article: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: The Animation

The first episode of a TV anime adaptation of Battle Tendency, by David Production, aired in Japan on December 7, 2012; the last on April 5, 2013. It was later dubbed and aired on Toonami in America from December 17, 2016 to April 15, 2017.

Title
Episodes Release Date DVD Cover Blu-ray Cover Limited Edition LE Bonus
Volume 4
(JP) April 26, 2013
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Battle Tendency (Leicht Verwendbar)
Volume 5
(JP) May 31, 2013
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Pillar Men Release
 Mousepad
Volume 6
(JP) June 28, 2013
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Pillar Men
T-Shirt
Volume 7
(JP) July 27, 2013
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Poison Rings
Strap
Volume 8
(JP) August 30, 2013
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Santana USB memory stick
Volume 9
(JP) September 27, 2013
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Battle Tendency Key Animation Collection

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