JoJo's Bizarre Wiki
JoJo's Bizarre Wiki

This article is about season one of the anime. For the movie adaptation of Phantom Blood, see JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood (film)

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 JoJo no Kimyō na Bōken) (differentiated here by the addition The Animation) is a 2012 TV Anime adaptation of Phantom Blood and Battle Tendency of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure produced by David Production.

The first episode of Season 1 was broadcast in Japan on October 5, 2012, ending after 26 episodes on April 5, 2013. Season 1 covers the entirety of Parts 1 and 2, encompassing 113 manga chapters. A second season, covering Part 3, began airing in Japan on April 4, 2014 and ended on June 19th, 2015. A third season, covering Part 4, began airing in Japan on April 1, 2016, and ended on December 23, 2016. During a livestreamed conference on June 21, 2018, for Hirohiko Araki JoJo Exhibition: Ripples of Adventure, Hirohiko Araki himself announced that the fourth season of the anime covering Part 5 would air on Japanese television that fall.

Media distribution service Crunchyroll has obtained the streaming licenses for Season 1 and 2; both of which can be viewed on their website. Media streaming service Netflix has access to Season 1 and Season 2, in both English and Japanese Audio, and Hulu has Season 1 and 2 in English and Japanese, as well as Season 3 in Japanese.

On July 21, 2016, it was confirmed that the English dub had been scheduled to air on Cartoon Network the coming October. The season was broadcast on Toonami, premiering on October 15, 2016 and ending its run on April 15, 2017.


Phantom Blood

Battle Tendency


# Title Original airdate English airdate

# Title Original airdate English airdate


Network Air Time
Tokyo MX (Oct 5, 2012) Fridays at 24:30
MBS (Oct 6, 2012) Saturdays at 25:58
CBC (Oct 10, 2012) Wednesdays at 26:30
TBC (Oct 9, 2012) Tuesdays at 25:30
RKB (Oct 8, 2012) Mondays at 26:00
BS11 (Oct 12, 2012) Fridays at 24:00
Animax (Jan 29, 2013) Tuesdays at 19:30
(repeats 22:30 - 27:30)
au Hikari Fridays at 24:00
J:COM Fridays at 24:00
Tsutaya TV Tuesdays at 24:00
Nico Nico TV Thursdays at 12:00
Nico Nico Live Thursdays at 23:00
Bandai Channel Thursdays at 12:00
Hikari TV Fridays at 24:00
Video Unlimited Fridays at 12:00
Toonami (Oct 15, 2016) Saturdays at 12:30


O.S.T. Vol.1 PhantomBlood-Destiny- Cover

Destiny 24 Tracks

O.S.T. Vol.2 Future OST

Future 25 Tracks

O.S.T. Vol.3 BT OST

Musik 22 Tracks

O.S.T. Vol.4 Volume 4 (AnimeBlu-ray)

Leicht Verwendbar 26 Tracks

Opening Themes

JoJo ~Sono Chi no Sadame~

JoJo ~Sono Chi no Sadame~



Ending theme





Promotional Art

Concept Art



  • The anime was announced on July 5, 2012 in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, and unveiled during the Hirohiko Araki JoJo Exhibition 2012 press conference alongside JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle. The teaser presented a countdown video, starting with 8 to 1, each number appearing on their respective JoJo protagonist's star birthmark.
  • Compared to future seasons, the Blu-Ray Disc versions of only this season are streamed on Crunchyroll. This is likely due to the website obtaining the license well after the anime finished airing, contrasting with the hour-delay upload schedules of succeeding parts.
  • Unlike future seasons, the episode titles in this season are derived from the Weekly Shōnen Jump release, rather than the tankobon.


This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors). Smallwikipedialogo

Site Navigation