For the Anime adaption, see JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: The Animation. For the Movie adaption, see JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood (Movie).
This story depicts the mysterious Stone Mask from Mexico and its raveling of the destinies of two youngsters and their bizarre adventures!

—Narrator, Chapter 1

Phantom Blood (ファントムブラッド Fantomu Buraddo) is the first story arc of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump from January to October 1987 for a total of 44 chapters.

Summary

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The story follows Jonathan Joestar as he matures with and eventually combats his adoptive brother, the cunning and merciless Dio Brando.

As part of his scheme, Dio torments Jonathan in ways such as "mistaking" his dog for attacking him and proceeding to knee them in the jaw, violently beating him in a boxing match and turns his friends against him, all while presenting himself before Jonathan's father as a better gentleman and student than his adoptive brother. When Jonathan finds solace in a relationship with Erina Pendleton, Dio steals his girlfriend Erina's first kiss.

Dio eventually becomes a vampire, leading to Jonathan fighting him for humanity's sake.

Major Battles

Chapters

Phantom Blood consists of 44 chapters compiled into Volume 1 to 5 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 magazine).

Volume 1: Dio the Invader Release Date: ISBN:
(侵略者ディオ Shinryakusha Dio)
Flag of Japan.svg August 10, 1987[1]
Flag of Japan.svg 978-4-08-851126-9
TankōbonW Titles Weekly Shōnen Jump Titles
  1. Prologue (プロローグ Purorōgu)
  2. Dio Brando the Invader, Part 1 (侵略者ディオ・ブランドー その① Shinryakusha Dio Burandō Sono 1)
  3. Dio Brando the Invader, Part 2 (侵略者ディオ・ブランドー その② Shinryakusha Dio Burandō Sono 2)
  4. Dio Brando the Invader, Part 3 (侵略者ディオ・ブランドー その③ Shinryakusha Dio Burandō Sono 3)
  5. Dio Brando the Invader, Part 4 (侵略者ディオ・ブランドー その④ Shinryakusha Dio Burandō Sono 4)
  6. A Letter from the Past, Part 1 (過去からの手紙 その① Kako kara no Tegami Sono 1)
  7. A Letter from the Past, Part 2 (過去からの手紙 その② Kako kara no Tegami Sono 2)
  8. The Stone Mask, Part 1 (石仮面 その① Ishi Kamen Sono 1)
  1. Dio the Invader (侵略者ディオ Shinryakusha Dio)
  2. A New Friend! (新しき友人! Atarashiki Yūjin!)
  3. Beloved Erina (愛しのエリナ Itoshino Erina)
  4. Mustn't Lose (負けられない戦い Makerarenai Tatakai)
  5. Danny in Flames (炎のダニー Honō no Danī)
  6. A Letter from the Past (過去からの手紙 Kako kara no Tegami)
  7. The Vow to the Father (父への誓い Chichi e no Chikai)
  8. The Battle on Ogre Street (食屍鬼街(オウガーストリート)の戦い Ōgā Sutorīto no Tatakai)
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Volume 2: The Thirst for Blood! Release Date: ISBN:
(血の渇き! Chi no Kawaki!)
Flag of Japan.svg January 8, 1988[2]
Flag of Japan.svg 978-4-08-851127-6
TankōbonW Titles Weekly Shōnen Jump Titles
  1. The Stone Mask, Part 2 (石仮面 その② Ishi Kamen Sono 2)
  2. The Stone Mask, Part 3 (石仮面 その③ Ishi Kamen Sono 3)
  3. The Stone Mask, Part 4 (石仮面 その④ Ishi Kamen Sono 4)
  4. Youth with Dio, Part 1 (ディオとの青春 その① Dio to no Seishun Sono 1)
  5. Youth with Dio, Part 2 (ディオとの青春 その② Dio to no Seishun Sono 2)
  6. Youth with Dio, Part 3 (ディオとの青春 その③ Dio to no Seishun Sono 3)
  7. Youth with Dio, Part 4 (ディオとの青春 その④ Dio to no Seishun Sono 4)
  8. Youth with Dio, Part 5 (ディオとの青春 その⑤ Dio to no Seishun Sono 5)
  9. The Birth of DIO (DIO(ディオ)の誕生 DIO no Tanjō)
  1. The Live Subject Test on the Mask (仮面の人体実験 Kamen no Jintai Jikken)
  2. The Thirst for Blood! (血の渇き! Chi no Kawaki!)
  3. Transcend Humanity! (人間を超越する! Ningen o Chōetsu Suru!)
  4. The Two Rings (二組(ふたつ)指輪(リング) Futatsu no Ringu)
  5. Immortal Monster (不死の怪物 Fushi no Kaibutsu)
  6. Attack of the Living Dead (生ける死者(リビング・デッド)の襲撃 Ribingu Deddo no Shūgeki)
  7. Settling the Youth with Dio! (ディオとの青春に決着! Dio to no Seishun ni Ketchaku!)
  8. Statue of the Goddess of Love (慈愛の女神像 Jiai no Megamizō)
  9. Nostalgic Face (懐かしき面影 Natsukashiki Omokage)
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Volume 3: The Dark Knights Release Date: ISBN:
(暗黒の騎士達 Ankoku no Kishitachi)
Flag of Japan.svg April 8, 1988[3]
Flag of Japan.svg 978-4-08-851128-3
TankōbonW Titles Weekly Shōnen Jump Titles
  1. Jack the Ripper and Zeppeli the Strange, Part 1 (切り裂きジャックと奇人ツェペリ その① Kirisaki Jakku to Kijin Tseperi Sono 1)
  2. Jack the Ripper and Zeppeli the Strange, Part 2 (切り裂きジャックと奇人ツェペリ その② Kirisaki Jakku to Kijin Tseperi Sono 2)
  3. Jack the Ripper and Zeppeli the Strange, Part 3 (切り裂きジャックと奇人ツェペリ その③ Kirisaki Jakku to Kijin Tseperi Sono 3)
  4. Jack the Ripper and Zeppeli the Strange, Part 4 (切り裂きジャックと奇人ツェペリ その④ Kirisaki Jakku to Kijin Tseperi Sono 4)
  5. Jack the Ripper and Zeppeli the Strange, Part 5 (切り裂きジャックと奇人ツェペリ その⑤ Kirisaki Jakku to Kijin Tseperi Sono 5)
  6. Ripple Overdrive, Part 1 (波紋疾走(ハモン・オーバードライブ) その① Hamon Ōbādoraibu Sono 1)
  7. Ripple Overdrive, Part 2 (波紋疾走(ハモン・オーバードライブ) その② Hamon Ōbādoraibu Sono 2)
  8. Ripple Overdrive, Part 3 (波紋疾走(ハモン・オーバードライブ) その③ Hamon Ōbādoraibu Sono 3)
  9. Tarkus and the Dark Knight Bruford, Part 1 (タルカスと黒騎士ブラフォード その① Tarukasu to Kurokishi Burafōdo Sono 1)
  10. Tarkus and the Dark Knight Bruford, Part 2 (タルカスと黒騎士ブラフォード その② Tarukasu to Kurokishi Burafōdo Sono 2)
  1. Jack the Villain and Zeppeli the Eccentric (凶人ジャック&()奇人ツェペリ Kyōjin Jakku to Kijin Tseperi)
  2. The Miracle Energy (奇跡のエネルギー Kiseki no Enerugī)
  3. The Tragedy at Sea (洋上の惨劇 Yōjō no Sangeki)
  4. Cursed Town (呪われた町 Norowareta Machi)
  5. Make Fear Yours (恐怖を我が物とせよ Kyōfu o Wagamono to seyo)
  6. Northern Wind and Vikings (北風とバイキング Kitakaze to Baikingu)
  7. Invitation to a Trap (罠への招待 Wana e no Shōtai)
  8. The Power of the Mask That Freezes Blood (血も凍る仮面(パワー) Chi mo Kooru Kamen Pawā)
  9. The Dark Knights (暗黒の騎士達 Ankoku no Kishitachi)
  10. Vengeance Demon from the Past (過去からの復讐鬼 Kako kara no Fukushūki)
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Volume 4: Chamber of the Two-Headed Dragon Release Date: ISBN:
(双首竜の間 Sōshuryū no Ma)
Flag of Japan.svg June 10, 1988[4]
Flag of Japan.svg 978-4-08-851129-0
TankōbonW Titles Weekly Shōnen Jump Titles
  1. Tarkus and the Dark Knight Bruford, Part 3 (タルカスと黒騎士ブラフォード その③ Tarukasu to Kurokishi Burafōdo Sono 3)
  2. Tarkus and the Dark Knight Bruford, Part 4 (タルカスと黒騎士ブラフォード その④ Tarukasu to Kurokishi Burafōdo Sono 4)
  3. Sleep as a Hero (英雄として(ねむ) Eiyū toshite Nemuru)
  4. The Knights' Ruins (騎士たちの遺跡 Kishitachi no Iseki)
  5. The Medieval Knights' Training Ground for Murder (中世騎士殺人修練場 Chūsei Kishi Satsujin Shūren Jō)
  6. Pluck for Tomorrow and the Successor, Part 1 (あしたの勇気・うけ継ぐ者 その① Ashita no Yūki Uketsugumono Sono 1)
  7. Pluck for Tomorrow and the Successor, Part 2 (あしたの勇気・うけ継ぐ者 その② Ashita no Yūki Uketsugumono Sono 2)
  8. Pluck for Tomorrow and the Successor, Part 3 (あしたの勇気・うけ継ぐ者 その③ Ashita no Yūki Uketsugumono Sono 3)
  9. The Three from a Faraway Land, Part 1 (遥かな国からの3人 その① Harukana Kuni kara no 3nin Sono 1)
  10. The Three from a Faraway Land, Part 2 (遥かな国からの3人 その② Harukana Kuni kara no 3nin Sono 2)
  1. The Hero of the 77 Rings (77輝輪(リング)の勇者 77 Ringu no Yūsha)
  2. Curse of the Black Knight (黒騎士の呪縛 Kurokishi no Jubaku)
  3. Sleep as a Hero (英雄として(ねむ) Eiyū toshite Nemuru)
  4. Ruins of the Knights (騎士たちの遺跡 Kishitachi no Iseki)
  5. Chamber of the Two-Headed Dragon (双首竜の間 Sōshuryū no Ma)
  6. Tomorrow's Courage (あしたの勇気 Ashita no Yūki)
  7. The Elder's Prophecy (老師の予言 Rōshi no Yogen)
  8. Blast Him with Rage! (怒りをたたきこめ! Ikari o Tatakikome!)
  9. The Three from a Faraway Country (遥かな国からの3人 Harukana Kuni kara no 3nin)
  10. The Monster Doobie (怪人ドゥービー Kaijin Dūbī)
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Volume 5: The Final Ripple! Release Date: ISBN:
(最後の波紋! Saigo no Hamon!)
Flag of Japan.svg August 10, 1988[5]
Flag of Japan.svg 978-4-08-851130-6
TankōbonW Titles Weekly Shōnen Jump Titles
  1. The Three from a Faraway Land, Part 3 (遥かな国からの3人 その③ Harukana Kuni kara no 3nin Sono 3)
  2. Fire and Ice, Jonathan and Dio, Part 1 ((ファイヤー)(アイス) ジョナサンとディオ その① Faiyā to Aisu Jonasan to Dio Sono 1)
  3. Fire and Ice, Jonathan and Dio, Part 2 ((ファイヤー)(アイス) ジョナサンとディオ その② Faiyā to Aisu Jonasan to Dio Sono 2)
  4. Fire and Ice, Jonathan and Dio, Part 3 ((ファイヤー)(アイス) ジョナサンとディオ その③ Faiyā to Aisu Jonasan to Dio Sono 3)
  5. Fire and Ice, Jonathan and Dio, Part 4 ((ファイヤー)(アイス) ジョナサンとディオ その④ Faiyā to Aisu Jonasan to Dio Sono 4)
  6. Fire and Ice, Jonathan and Dio, Part 5 ((ファイヤー)(アイス) ジョナサンとディオ その⑤ Faiyā to Aisu Jonasan to Dio Sono 5)
  7. Fire and Ice, Jonathan and Dio, Part 6 ((ファイヤー)(アイス) ジョナサンとディオ その⑥ Faiyā to Aisu Jonasan to Dio Sono 6)
  1. Thunder Cross Split Attack (稲妻十字烈刃(サンダークロススプリットアタック) Sandā Kurosu Supuritto Atakku)
  2. Blood Battle! JoJo & Dio (血戦!JoJo(ジョジョ)&()Dio(ディオ) Kessen! JoJo & Dio)
  3. Fire and Ice! ((ファイヤー)&(アンド)(アイス) Faiyā Ando Aisu!)
  4. A Demon's End! (悪鬼の最後! Akki no Saigo!)
  5. Prelude to the Storm (恐嵐への序曲 Kyōran e no Jokyoku)
  6. The Final Ripple! (最後の波紋! Saigo no Hamon!)
  7. Into Oblivion (忘却の彼方へ Bōkyaku no Kanata e)
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Adaptations

Animation

  • An animated movie adaptation by Studio A.P.P.P. was released on February 17, 2007 in Japanese theaters.
  • A TV anime by David Production aired in Japan in 9 episodes between October 5 and November 30, 2012.

Video Games

  • Included as playable in fighting game All Star Battle (PS3) are Jonathan, Zeppeli and Dio; with Dio's Mansion representing the Part 1 stage.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Araki has stated that his inspirations for Phantom Blood were the manga Fist of the North Star and the novel Bram Stoker's Dracula.[citation needed]

References

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