|“||This story relates how I got up on my feet. Not in the physical term, but how I went from adolescence to adulthood.||”|
—Johnny Joestar, SBR Chapter 3
Set in the U.S. in 1890-1891, the story follows Johnny Joestar, a paraplegic ex-jockey, and Gyro Zeppeli, master in a mystic art named the Spin, as they compete with a vast number of others in the Steel Ball Run race: a mad-dash across America for a grand prize of 50 million dollars.
Steel Ball Run describes a new continuity apart from that detailed in Part 1-6 of the series. On top of core features to JoJo such as Stands, the story is marked by many references to the original series.
- Part 7 marks the first time since Battle Tendency that a Zeppeli is featured.
- During it's initial serialization in Weekly Shōnen Jump, Steel Ball Run was categorized as a different series without the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure title. The change was a request from the editorial department in an attempt to attract reader attention by introducing a "new series." This was undone when the series moved to Ultra Jump in 2005.
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