Hirohiko Araki Jojo’s bizarre adventure is one of shonen’s longest-running series. Serialized by Shonen jump in the 1980s, Jojo’s bizarre adventure won over millions of readers with its intricate world-building, revolutionary power system, sharp pop culture references, and dynamic character designs enhanced by avant-garde poses. Many anime series have outstanding character designs, but few are on the same level as Jojo’s bizarre adventure.
Each design is covered with motifs that express the identity of each character. If they are a recurring character, their style grows with them throughout the series. Jotaro, for example, started out with the typical appearance of a delinquent teenager Stardust Crusaders. IN A diamond is unbreakable and Golden wind, he tidied up his look a bit and dressed up his outfit with dolphin motifs that symbolize his career in marine biology. IN Stone oceanhis look reminded of his clothes Stardust Crusaders since the story is told from Jolyne’s perspective.
The inspiration behind Joja’s fashionable and dynamic poses
Araki’s brilliant character designs are so iconic that his art even has a place in the Louvre alongside the Mona Lisa. Jojo’s bizarre adventure he also collaborated with Gucci in 2013, resulting in a one-shot manga Rohan Kishibe goes to Gucci. After garnering so much attention, some fans may wonder what the role of fashion really is Jojo’s bizarre adventure is, except that it makes each character jump off the page and stand out from the rest. Each character, pose and outfit has a specific reference that could give fans a deeper understanding of Araki’s art.
Fans Jojo’s bizarre adventure they already know about Araki’s love for pop culture, especially western movies and rock artists. Many stands and characters are named after famous rock n’ roll bands, such as Risotto’s Metallica and Josuke’s Crazy Diamond, inspired by a Pink Floyd song. Many of Jojo’s most famous poses were inspired by famous actors or fashion magazines such as Vogue, Versace and Haute Couture. In the earlier parts of the series and then later in the JOJOLion, Araki referred to classical paintings and ancient sculptures for the poses of his characters. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone influenced the muscular build of the characters in the Phantom blood, Fighting tendency and Stardust Crusaders.
One of the most recognizable inspirations is Clint Eastwood. From Jotaro’s iconic finger-pointing pose to his recognizable catchphrases, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure’s the lead protagonist is inspired by Clint Eastwood movies like Dirty Harry and Pale rider. Another iconic reference is Josuke from the fourth part which is an homage to Prince with his elegant jacket and legendary pompadour.
Other iconic poses from the series include DIO’s eerie Polaroid photo showing only his back in a dark room. This pose is taken from Nina Ricci’s 1984 Haute Couture issue. Jonathan’s hand on face pose is from a piece shown at Studies of Teri Toye New York called “Body Conscious”. Later series of parts like Stone ocean and Steel ball run featured poses from various luxury fashion magazines. Araki’s art style has shifted from exclusively yellow and Fist of the Northman-esque physiques into leaner figures later in the series, and the poses followed suit.
Why every outfit matters in Jojo’s bizarre adventure
Even if Jojo’s bizarre adventureWhile the fashion is attractive, some fans are confused by its importance in the series. Some outfits are downright impractical, like the giant chain on Jotar’s 100% wool jacket that matches the hat that blends with his hair during Stardust Crusaders. However, each outfit has its own purpose in the series and contributes to the world building Jojo’s bizarre adventurethough not in the same way as the hyper-detailed costumes of the heroes in the My hero academy.
IN Jojo’s bizarre adventure, each outfit has a significant motif for the character wearing it. For example, Rohan’s clothing almost always has some sort of artistic motif — usually the tip of a calligraphy pen. Jolyne had butterflies all over her clothes, while ladybugs became synonymous with Giorno’s identity as they represented the life-giving ability of the Golden Wind. Jotaro’s clothing is covered in a variety of motifs, from an anchor and hand symbolizing his resilience and indignation to dolphins reflecting his passion for marine biology.
Jojo’s bizarre adventure it’s also inherently campy, and any ridiculous outfits only add to the series’ absurdity. However, camping shouldn’t detract from each character’s significant development. Jojo’s it’s full of nonsensical powers, over-the-top exaggerations, and a fashion sense that blurs the line between realism and surrealism in the most visually appealing way possible. However, the evolution of the character is also directly correlated with the aesthetic change that symbolizes it.
The most prominent example of this is Jotaro’s many style changes from the third to the sixth part. However, other characters have undergone the same kinds of changes. Furthermore, Araki’s art style itself has evolved with the world Jojo’s bizarre adventure, reflecting on every character within the franchise. From the edginess of parts one through three to the runway-ready leanness of later installments, Araki has adapted his art to the growth of this fantastically weird world he’s created, and fans can’t wait to see how his art evolves when JOJOLands it was released.