- See also: List of cultural references and inspirations from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure; List of cultural references in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
Abridged Series are a subgenre of video parody that involves narrating the condensed and edited version of popular media that often poke fun at faulty or unconventional premise and plotlines found in the said media. Abridged parodies are especially popular with cartoons and anime series, due to their simplistic and easy-to-dub nature.
The JJBA Abridged Series is a parody created by Antfish, using the OVA scenes (with many edits) and his own team of voice actors. The series parodies Part 3, but has references to Part 2, Part 4, Part 5 and Part 6, and Part 8 as well. Antfish has also began production on the abridged version of Phantom Blood of the animated series. The series is popular among fans for its silly humor and the personification of the characters.
Currently, a JJBA Abridged parody adaptation of Part 4 is being produced by Weeaboss.
The MAD videos are fanmade AMVW featuring parts of the manga animated completely using the manga material, always with various effects and colors. Other JoJo-related videos for the same author features intros for the entire series. The videos are available on YouTube.
Space Jam mashups
- Slamon Technique: B-Ball Orange Overdrive: Barkley's Bizarre Adventure - Quad City DJs vs TOMMY
- Bloody Slam: Quad City DJs vs Coda
- Slamabout: Quad City DJ's vs. Yes
- Slam Proud - Barkley's Bizarre Adventure: SlamDunk Crusaders OP
- ~end of THE TIME OUT~ Barkley's Bizarre Adventure: SlamDunk Crusaders "Slamgypt Hen"
- Crazy Noisy Bizarre Slam - Barkley's Bizarre Adventure: Hoop is Undunkable OP
- I Dunk You - Quad City DJ's vs Savage Garden
- LeBrol Horse & Slamingo Theme (Animated) - Barkley's Bizarre Adventure Special Ending
- Golden Slam (La Schiacciata Dorata) - Barkley's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Slam
The most hilarious aspect of the mashups are the comments with the video, parodying dialogues of the manga and/or anime with a mix of memes and of course, basketball lingo and terminologies.
Both on Youtube and NicoVideo. There is an ongoing series by user Teso Teragoya titled "【チートバグ】―パッショーネ２４時―【ジョジョ】" . Where in it, the story mode for GioGio's Bizarre Adventure is played through. But with numerous corruptions and custom made changes spread through out it. Examples are, audio playing randomly in cutscenes, gameplay or by other characters. Textures, models, and images being swapped , edited, or overlayed on top of each other. And whole new scenes intended just for the series being added. Either as a quick gag, or to cover an event from the manga not present in the original game. This series has been going on since late December of 2016. Scenes of which, have been referenced in fan art, cosplay, and MAD's through out the fan community. The most famous and referenced of these corruptions, is of Bruno Bucciarati, during The Grateful Dead (story arc) Where in this version, Bucciarati's hair has been made the same color as his skin.
Fan SeriesMany fans of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, have gone to creating "Fan Stories". Usually involving Original Characters, either in Universe or directly interacting with existing characters. Likewise, some stories center on different interpretations of existing Characters. Sometimes in an Alternate Universe, or timeline from series canon. Usually where details change or are different then their original Plot and Events. One such story,is by Youtube/Newground user
Rice Pirate. Where he is currently working on a series, that was originally thought of back when he was a child in the 1990s. The story is about Hol Horse's illegitimate son, fighting Vampires in Mexico, in the year 1999, during the events of Diamond Is Unbreakable.
An Internet memeW is a concept that spreads from person to person via the Internet. The memes featured below are specifically derived from concepts in JoJo.
Yare yare daze
- Yare Yare Daze on Know Your Meme
A meme from Stardust Crusaders, it is the catch phrase of Jotaro Kujo, it is often translated as "Good grief" or "Give me a fucking break". It can be used in many anime memes across the internet to express exaduration of a character.
Even Speedwagon is afraid!
- Even Speedwagon Is Afraid! on Know Your Meme
This line is either narrated or thought by Jonathan Joestar, pointing out Speedwagon's fear whilst the picture focuses on him; perhaps because he is characterized as very hardy and/or perceptive.
Due to its fairly obvious-statement nature, it has become a meme in regards to anime characters expressing fright.
- JoJo's Pose (ジョジョ立ち) on Know Your Meme
Hirohiko Araki's artwork is notable for frequently portraying his characters posing in overly dramatic poses. This has led to many fans copying said poses and spreading pictures of such online.
"mudah.swf" (use this link because AlbinoBlackSheep was turned into a video site), utilizing stick-figure representations of Giorno Giovanna, Bruno Bucciarati, Narancia Ghirga, Jotaro Kujo and DIO with their Stands in action represents a seminal JoJo tribute.
mudah.swf was created by Japanese user qwerqwer1234. The user’s website is defunct, but an archived thread from 2ch.net dating from July 2003 links back to that site, in a thread gathering different kinds of flash animations.
ZA WARUDO / WRYYYYYYYY
mudah.swf inspires one of JoJo 's most well known memes; based on moves DIO may perform in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Heritage for the Future.
This combination starts off with DIO using The World to stop time. From there he throws numerous knives at the opponent, drops a steamroller on them (without context, this becomes the most outlandish sight), and finishes off with his trademark vampire shriek, WRYYYYYYYYYY.
How many breads have you eaten in your life?
This answer from Dio to Zeppeli in Phantom Blood has become a meme of its own; the meme in question is Dio's answer to Zeppeli when asked on how many people he killed to heal his wounds from his last fight with Jonathan. Dio answers, questioning if Zeppeli remembers how many breads he has eaten over his lifetime, comparing the two things as if they were the same thing. The exchange, as well as Zeppeli's angry and somewhat exaggerated reaction is why the scene is so well known as a meme.
The taste of a liar
Bruno Bucciarati checks if Giorno Giovanna is lying about what happened to Leaky Eyed Luca and when Giorno starts sweating after being handed Luca's eyeball, Bruno immediately licks the sweat off of Giorno's face and detects that he's lying as "a liar's sweat tastes sweet."
Said moment is particularly notable amongst fans for being one of many moments in the series perceived in a homoerotic way.
ORAORAORA / MUDAMUDAMUDA
In JoJo, characters and their Stands (usually the protagonists) often shout battle cries coupled with a barrage of rapid punches during fights. The two most popular ones are Jotaro's Star Platinum's signature ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA and Dio's MUDA MUDA MUDA MUDA. While this type of battle cry may have been inspired by Kenshiro's battle cry from Hokuto no KenW, many fan videos have spawned referencing the clash between Star Platinum and The World.
Fans often gather in large groups and split up into 2 sides facing each other; one side proceeds to "ORA" while punching rapidly, and the other does the same but shouting "MUDA".
Duwang (Chinese Part 4 scanlation)
Out of all the memes online, one of the most well-known and infamous of them all are the "Duwang Scans". A group of Chinese students had to do a paperwork for their English class, so they decided to do a translation of Part 4: Diamond is Unbreakable. The scanlation was incredibly inaccurate, badly edited and overall low quality, to the point that the students actually failed that subject, but for many years, it was the only Part 4 translation circulating on the internet. Due to this, the translations acquired memetic status and received the name "Duwang", as it was the Chinese reading of the characters for Morioh Town used in the translations.
The most famous quotes from the "Duwang" translations include:
- "What a beautiful Duwang! *chew* There must be no other place as pretty as this town. This feels like a picnic." - Yoshikage Kira
- "Get a feeling so complicated..." - Koichi Hirose
- "Never heard your voice before. Who are you? Who in FACE are you?" - Jotaro Kujo
- "That is a beautiful watch you got there. But there is something more evil than your watch. IT'S YOUR FACE!" - Jotaro Kujo
- "ABAJ" - A recurring Chinese hanzi symbol from the same team, 啊, is typically used either as an expression of shock or surprise, or the Chinese equivalent to "DORARARARARA" style battle cries. Fans misread the hanzi as the English letters "A", "B" and "J" forming the word "ABAJ" which has since also become a meme.
- "I feel you! I feel you deeply! your feeling I can feel deeply!" - Okuyasu Nijimura
- "The rain sounds like Josuke" - Jotaro Kujo
- "You can't escape now! you super retard! Stupid!" - Toyohiro Kanedaichi
- "you OK reatard? I am wood. stupid" - Surface disguised as Josuke Higashikata
- "Koichi really steals? No dignity" - Josuke Higashikata
- "My nam is, ( u dont need to remember) Guanglai Kangyi, age 15, the past month for me is, only graduation tests. the entrance into high-school brings really exciting and worrying days. till i met these 2 very special guys......" - Koichi Hirose
Perhaps the most telling influence of the Duwang scans is how the English dub of the anime subtly references a few of the dialogues found here.
But I refuse / Daga kotowaru / だが断る
This line and Rohan's reaction panel have become a meme amongst the Japanese JoJo community and has been parodied a number of times in various media, even in anime episodes.
Awaken, my masters!
(Alternatively: "Mezametamae, waga arujitachi yo!"; "目覚めたまえッ！我が主たちよ")
The line spoken by Wamuu just before he awakens the other two Pillar Men. Amongst other reasons, this line and the moment its spoken in are popular due to the odd pose Wamuu performs when awakening Kars and Esidisi.
It just works (King Crimson)
It Was Me, Dio!(KONO DIO DA!)
- It Was Me, Dio! on Know Your Meme
Brought about due to a scene early in Phantom Blood where Dio steals the first kiss of Erina Pendleton and brags about it in order to further estrange Jonathan, the scene became notable as a meme after the release of the JoJo anime.
OK Master! Let’s kill DA HO! BEEEETCH!!/OKay masta, rets kirr da ho,beeeeeeeeeeetchu!
In Diamond is Unbreakable, this line is said by Echoes ACT 3 when Koichi fails to find Josuke's current location in the hospital and the nurse refuses to help him.
OH MY GOD
In Stardust Crusaders, this line is often spoken by old Joseph Joestar when something goes wrong. It is widely referenced across the fanbase.
In Stardust Crusaders, DIO deliver a fatal punch to Noriaki Kakyoin through his abdomen. In turn, Some fans calls Kakyoin'd that a hole in the abdomen can be drilled.
Alternatively, any JoJo reference also mentioning donuts also points to this reference as well.
English Stand Names
Stand names in English localization were known to be changed to avoid copyright of famous songs, musicians, or albums. Examples include Sticky Fingers to Zipper Man, Killer Queen to Deadly Queen, and most notably Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap to Filthy Acts at a Reasonable Price. Due to its nature, fans use them to mock the fact that how it is unnecessary and funny.
Narancia Best Girl
Due to Narancia’s physical appearance and choice of clothing, fans would commonly mistake him for a girl or just say it as a laughing matter. Others would say that he’s a “trap” or an “ambush”.
Il vento d'oro (aka. Giorno's Piano)
The latter part of this music, which is Giorno's theme, is often used (especially the static parts leading to the piano interlude) to signify a foreboding of a turnabout or twist, especially winning in impossible situations. The theme has been used several times in numerous videos to sometimes comedic or amazing effect.
More popularly, if this part of the theme plays (most of the time referred to as simply 'the piano music'), someone is about to be Giorno'd, muda'd, or simply about to be beaten the living daylights out of despite being in a disadvantage.
Some have even illustrated Giorno playing an actual piano to this part of the theme to hilarious effect.
Some examples of this include:
- Giorno theme : Plays
- Diavolo : "Why do I hear boss music?"
- When enemy's stand almost win against Giorno
- music's theme start
- Enemy's stands : "Wait where did you get that piano?"
- Piano plays
- Part 5 villain: chuckles "I'm in danger."
- Romans/Jews: "Finally we killed Jesus"
- Jesus 3 days later: plays piano
- Villain: "It's over! I win!"
- piano plays
- Villain: "I would just like to apologize."
- Villain: "Haha you’ve lost!"
- Giorno: piano plays
- Villain: "Guess I’ll die..."
First made popular in the original manga and greatly amplified by the anime adaptation, the intensity of the scene has turned it into a meme, which indirectly also ties up with the Giorno piano meme. This has seen several parodies in Youtube, including several unofficial (and often parody) multi-language subtitles and dub.
Along with his art and style, Hirohiko Araki himself is a source of fun, both for his appearance and the outlandish theme of his work.
StyleFans continue to parody as well as work in serious tribute to Araki's unique artistic style.
Hirohiko Araki’s Age
Inspired in part by the image featured here, It has been noted that Araki appears unusually healthy and young.
It is jokingly suggested that in some recent photos he almost seems to have aged backwards, and that like some of his characters, he may be a Vampire.
Araki's Bizarre Concepts
- List of cultural influences of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
- List of cultural references in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
- ↑ knowyourmeme.com/memes/za-warudo-wryyyyy