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Part 1: Phantom Blood

Film

DioDrink

Dio drinking Cronenberg

Manga/Anime

  • Jonathan is directly influenced by Jonathan himself.

Literature

  • The interactions between George Joestar I and Dario Brando parallel that of various interactions in Victor Hugo's novel Les Misérables. George mistakes Dario, who was trying to loot him, as his savior, just as Marius' father mistakes Thenadiers as his savior. George also claims that he gave Dario the ring that Dario himself stole, similar to how the bishop Myriel claims that he had given Jean Valjean the silverware.
  • The premise of Part I parallels Bram Stoker's novel Dracula, in that both take place in the closing years of the 19th Century and involve a young adult protagonist named Jonathan interacting with and defeating a charismatic vampire.

Other

  • The name Jonathan came from Jonathan, the cool guy.[2]

Part 2: Battle Tendency

People

Film

  • The cave in which Santana is discovered resembles the interior of the derelict spacecraft on LV-426 from the movie Aliens.
  • Joseph is shown reading a Superman comic when he and Speedwagon are attacked by a group of hijackers.

Western Animation

  • The minor character Bruto appears to be a direct Expy of the character Bluto from the series Popeye.

Part 3: Stardust Crusaders

People

  • Araki mentions that some of the inspiration for Jotaro's character comes from Hollywood actor, Clint EastwoodW.[3]
  • In the anime when Joseph uses Hermit Purple in Singapore one of the images seen is of a show called "The Vision". This is a reference to "The View" which is a show presented by Whoopi Goldberg.
  • At some point in the High Priestess (story arc), the crew attempts to take advantage of Midler's infatuation with Jotaro by complimenting her. Kakyoin suggests that she sounds like film actress, Audrey HepburnW.

Manga/Anime

  • When Joseph tries to use Hermit Purple on a television in order to detect DIO from Singapore, his Stand shows him random TV programs. One of the shows that appear is Doraemon.
  • Dio's Road Roller move was inspired by an identical move used by Kinnikuman in the first episode of the Kinnikuman anime.

Other

Part 4: Diamond is Unbreakable

Music

People

Film

  • In the English dub, Okuyasu says "So go ahead punk, make my day" during his fight with Josuke. This is a reference to Dirty Harry.
  • In the Italian food arc, Okuyasu drinks some water that heals his tiredness by releasing large amounts of tears from his eyes. He underplays this by claiming that he had presumably cried a lot more when watching the 1979 film, The ChampW.
  • In Episode 24 of the TV Anime, in the final shot where Kira escapes, an advertisement for Austin Powers 2 can be seen on the cinema marquee.
  • The story outline of Diamond is Unbreakable takes inspiration from the David Lynch television series Twin Peaks. Both series are supernatural thrillers that are set around the search for a psychopath that has caused the death of a teenage girl in a small town with odd characters. The characters of Jotaro, Reimi Sugimoto and Yoshikage Kira play similar roles to that of Dale Cooper, Laura Palmer and Killer Bob (With both Bob and Kira hiding in the guise of another person).
  • The fight between Josuke and Highway Star parallels the film "Speed " starring Keanu Reeves.
  • In episode 33 of the TV anime, an 80s Corolla namely the AE86 briefly appears, making a reference to Initial D which stars Takumi's AE86.

Manga/Anime

  • Josuke is initially introduced to being bullied by some upperclassmen. One of the bullies insults his hair by claiming it looks like Astro Boy's. In his rage, Josuke mishears it as Sazae-sanW.
  • After turning into Josuke, Surface asks him if he was familiar with the copy robot from Perman, a parody series by Doraemon author, Fujiko Fujio.
  • In the Italian food arc, Okuyasu compares the harmony between mozzarella and tomato to Asao TakamoriW and Tetsuya ChibaW's work on Ashita no JoeW.
  • When asking Okuyasu his name during the Red Hot Chili Pepper arc, Joseph mishears it as Osomatsu.

Literature

Other

Part 5: Vento Aureo

Music

Manga/Anime

Literature

  • The title of episode 37 of Vento Aureo might be a reference to a line from Percy Bysshe Shelley's poem Ozymandias ("My name is Ozymandias, king of kings"), whose subject matter is the fall of a kingdom whose ruler thought it to be eternal, not unlike Diavolo.

Film

  • Luca is also a fictional character in Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather, as well as its 1972 film adaptation.
  • In the anime, Fugo uses his wit to outdo a waiter's threats on putting him in jail by mentioning a 1987 court case between "Argento v. De Sica". Said court case is fictional and the names used are references to Italian film directors Dario Argento (Suspiria) and Vittorio de Sica (Bicycle Thieves)
  • Squalo/Clash 's theme in the anime seems to be inspired by the Jaws theme.
  • The idea of Diavolo and Vinegar Doppio is very similar to the idea of Keyser Söze and Verbal Kint from the Brian Singer movie The Usual Suspects

Other

  • When Chariot Requiem has the arrow, Polnareff describes how Diavolo has a split personality. He mentions Billy Milligan as an example of someone who had ten different personalities.[10]
  • Narancia's backstory is nearly identical to that of the character Tom Hagen in Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather.
  • During the fight with Ghiaccio, the pose that Giorno holds Mista at the end of the fight is a reference to Michelangelo's Pietà in St Peter's Basilica, on Vatican City

Part 6: Stone Ocean

Music

People

  • Ermes Costello's first name is based on the French high fashion house "Hermès."
  • Emporio Alniño is named after Italian fashion brand "Emporio Armani."
  • Narciso Anasui is a reference to American fashion designers "Narciso Rodriguez" and "Anna Sui."
  • Gwess shares her name with the American fashion brand "Guess."
  • Loccobarocco is a reference to the Italian Fashion designer of the same name.
  • Johngalli A has his name based on Spanish-British fashion designer "John Galliano."
  • Thunder McQueen is named after British fashion designer and brand "Alexander McQueen."
  • Miraschon's name is based on Italian fashion designer "Mila Schön."
  • Lang Rangler might be a reference to both Austrian fashion designer "Helmut Lang" and Jeans manufacturer brand "Wrangler."
  • Sports Maxx is named after the Italian fashion brand "Sportmax."
  • Guccio's name is based on Italian fashion designer "Guccio Gucci."
  • Viviano Westwood's name is based on British fashion designer "Vivienne Westwood."
  • Kenzou is named after Japanese stylist "Kenzou Takada."
  • D an G is a reference to Italian fashion house "D&G", founded by "Domenico Dolce" and "Stefano Gabbana."
  • Miuccia Miuller is a reference to both Italian stylist "Miuccia Prada" and her fashion house "Miu Miu."
  • Ungalo is named after French stylist "Emanuel Ungaro."
  • Rikiel shares his name with French fashion designer "Sonia Rykiel."
  • Donatello Versus is named after the Italian fashion designer "Donatella Versace's" brand, Versus.
  • Enrico Pucci's name is based on Italian fashion designers "Enrico Coveri" and "Emilio Pucci."
  • The prisoner whose body F.F. takes over is named after the fashion brand Etro.

Film

  • Affected by Jail House Lock, Jolyne watches some movies while suffering from amnesia. At first, she questions Johnny Depp and later she spoils the ending of The Sixth SenseW. The notes she makes for herself are a reference to the movie MementoW.
  • The name of the Burn, Dragon's Dream (燃えよ竜の夢(ドラゴンズ・ドリーム) Moe yo Doragonzu Dorīmu) story arc references the Japanese localization of Bruce Lee's Enter The DragonW (燃えよドラゴン Moe yo Doragon).

Manga/Anime

  • Bohemian Rhapsody is a Stand able to bring fictional characters into reality. Some characters from Manga and Comic were summoned. Among them: Spiderman, Kenshiro, Raoh, Mazinger Z, Tetsuwan Atom (Astro Boy), Tetsujin 28 (Gigantor) and Giant Robo.
  • The arc There's Six of Them! bears a strong resemblance in name and initial plot to the short shojo manga and anime film They Were Eleven.

Other

  • The Stand Dragon's Dream is a reference to artist Roger Dean's artbook of the same name.
  • Bohemian Rhapsody is a Stand able to bring fictional characters into reality. Some characters from Popular Tales were summoned. Among them: Pinocchio, Mickey Mouse, E.T., Mother Goat, Snow White, and the Seven Dwarves, Peter Pan, Little Red Riding Hood, and The Big Bad Wolf.
  • Bohemian Rhapsody also summoned some art pieces: Vincent van Gogh's portraits and Venus by Botticelli.
  • When the 7 dwarves are summoned they mentioned Terminator's T-2000 and Star Wars' Chewbacca.
  • In popular culture, The Mayan Prophecy of 2012, announced the end of the world in December of that same year. In the manga, Pucci succeeded in ending the actual world to create a new one.
  • In a Florida tourist guide book read by Anasui, the city of Orlando's Disney's Magic Kingdom and MGM, Universal Studios and Sea World Theme Park are referenced.
  • Donatello Versus' back story is a reference to the book Holes.

Part 7: Steel Ball Run

Music

Film

People

  • In SBR Chapter 3, an actress named "Dorothy Parker" is named by Johnny's girlfriend, likely as a nod to the American writer Dorothy ParkerW.

Part 8: JoJolion

Music

Film

  • When Yasuho and Josuke come to Yoshikage Kira's home, they see a naked woman bathing in a way similar to the room 237 scene of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining.
    • During the same arc Josuke is bitten on the ankle by a poisonous snake sent by Ojiro, who also left a hacksaw with "why don't you cut it off?" on it. This could be a reference to the first Saw movie.
  • When Yasuho is in the basement of the Higashikata residence with Tsurugi, there is a poster on the back wall of the film, Enter the Dragon, starring Bruce Lee.
  • The Trouble with the curve story arc is a reference to the movie, Trouble with the Curve. The movie stars Clint Eastwood, one of Araki's favorite actors.
  • When Josuke drags Yasuho into the Higashikata family photo, it resembled the family photo scene in The Godfather where Michael Corleone drags Kay into the photo. Also, when Norisuke realizes one of his sons is missing, he decides to not take the picture like the way Vito Corleone acted when he noticed Michael was missing.

Manga/Anime

  • The inside of the Higashikata bunker is filled with several toys and memorabilia, including figures of UltramanW and Astro BoyW.[15]
  • In chapter 25, Yasuho goes in a car that has Monkey D. Luffy plush-doll and doll head wearing hat with antlers, similar to Tony Tony Chopper.
  • The famous mangaka Shotaro Ishinomori is mentioned to have mediated under a pine tree in Morioh, now on the Wall Eyes opposite the land that belongs to the Higashikatas.
  • When Josuke uses his bubbles to shave, there are some references to Kinnikuman. Josuke also uses Soft & Wet to steal the fur of a cat whose head bears the kanji for meat (肉), another reference to Kinnikuman.

Others

Other

music

  • The stand Remote Romance from the JoJo Exhibition 2012 is named after the Camel song of the same name. 
  • The JOJO A-GO!GO! artbook includes several images of different characters and stands having a dance party, with the artwork being captioned with "Let's Dance". This is a possible reference to the David Bowie song of the same name.

Gallery



References

  1. https://twitter.com/JOJOex_2018/status/989625189896876032
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  3. Hirohiko Araki Tokai Lecture
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  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 Love Deluxe - Vol.14 "Shueisha Jump Remix Diamond is Unbreakable Edition" P86 The origin of STANDS! Part 2
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Heaven's Door - Vol.16 "Shueisha Jump Remix Diamond is Unbreakable Edition" P90 The origin of STANDS! Part 3
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 Harvest - Vol.17 "Shueisha Jump Remix Diamond is Unbreakable Edition" P106-107 The origin of STANDS! Part 4
  8. Chapter 593: Sleeping Slaves (4)
  9. 9.0 9.1 『Comnavi』Vol.3「Interview&Graph」
  10. Chapter 577: The Requiem Plays Quietly (6)
  11. JJL Chapter 7: "Josuke, Go to the Higashikata Family"
  12. JJL Chapter 10: "California King Bed, Part 3"
  13. JJL Chapter 25: "Paper Moon Deception, Part 3"
  14. JJL Volume 14: Author's Note
  15. JJL Chapter 24: "Paper Moon Deception, Part 2"
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