Catch Up On JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure’s Story Before Diving Into The Fighting Game

By Spencer . April 29, 2014 . 12:50am

If you haven’t been following the anime series, this video is like a CliffsNotes edition of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. There are some spoilers if you’re watching Stardust Crusaders on CrunchyRoll, though.

 

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle from Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm developer CyberConnect2 comes out in North America tomorrow. The game is getting a limited retail release through Amazon and Club Namco.

 

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  • Shippoyasha

    The new anime series that is trying to animate all the story arcs is definitely the way to go for a JoJo newcomer. Cliffnotes just will take away a lot of fun of watching the story fresh from the great anime production without spoilers. And of course, graduating onto the manga after that.

    • SlickRoach

      Yeah I watched the part 1 & 2 animes long after I read the manga (I’m near the end of part 5 now) and it compares really well. It just sucks that the version I watched was censored in gore, because as most Jojo fans know, it’s usually the goriest scenes that are most remembered.

      I already own the Gold Experience Box edition but I downloaded the US version this morning to understand to menus so I can get into the customization, campaign, medals, DLC, etc. Other than Disgaea ports I think this is the only time I’ve been so excited for a game that I’ve bought it twice.

      • Shippoyasha

        Yeah. The censorship is really over the top with this season. I hope the Bluray release takes ALL of it out. I just don’t get censorship in anime these days. All the manga fans has seen way crazier things already. Dousing it in darkness is ridiculous.

  • Silent Aaron

    I’ve seen this in store for a few weeks. Is it any good?

    • Shippoyasha

      It’s probably a must have for a Jojo fan. For anyone else, it might be a wacky, outlandish fighter. It needs a bit more unforgiving gameplay mechanics to be a truly hardcore fighting game, but it’s an amazing manga fan game. Pretty much like Cyberconnect2′s Naruto game efforts these days.

      • Silent Aaron

        Thanks, I may give it a try.

    • Arz

      if you’re not a fighting game elitist, it’s a fun game to play with people.

  • http://www.jb2x.com/wordpress/ JB2X

    “There are some spoilers if you’re watching Stardust Crusaders”

    THE MANGA HAS BEEN OUT FOR OVER A DECADE. It’s like saying Snape kills Dumbledore at this point.

    • Herok♞

      The problem with that line of thinking is it ignores the people who are getting into the series because of the anime, like until the first anime started showing I knew nothing about Jojo even though it was already at Part 8 I believe. Also it also says spoliers if you are watching it currently. Some people might just think it would be giving an overview and just a small plot summary for each arc.

    • British_Otaku

      While Snape kills Dumbledore is eternally funny, I would still appreciate going through over 100 volumes dating back three decades without any spoilers.

      There isn’t really an expiration date on spoilers, if the person doesn’t know the story, there are turnabouts which will change your perception of the story (like knowing about Stands from osmosis changed how I saw the first two seasons before I met Jotaro) and that person definitely doesn’t want to be spoiled.

  • fairysun

    Man, the summary simplifies all the magical stuff that you can find by reading the manga. The struggle of Jonathan, the ridiculous fight between Joseph and Carr, the adventure of Jotaro.
    My suggestion: Read the manga (at least until part 3 Jotaro’s story) and find yourself lost in JoJo world.

    • British_Otaku

      As a reader of the manga, can you say that the recent anime adaptation (or at least the first two seasons) is a good alternative to that portion of the manga.

      • z_merquise

        Not sure if you’re asking a question but if you are, yes. The current anime adaptation is really faithful to the manga so it’s really a good alternative for people who are interested in the series.

        • British_Otaku

          That was a question… >_>

          No idea how I forgot the question marks…

          Good to hear that the current adaptation is considered good by manga followers, I’ll probably start the manga from the very beginning when the 24 episode run of Stardust Crusaders ends regardless.

          • Jadfish

            The anime is really good and stays true to the manga. Season 2 (which just started and is about Part 3 of JoJo) is especially true to the manga, to the point where they include small scenes from the manga that isn’t relevant to the plot, but just serve to joke around with the characters a little.

            Go to crunchyroll.com and start watching.

  • Ben Jammin Hobson

    It’s a fun game , but I got the platinum trophy after only playing the game twice!

  • Hamuko

    But there’s absolutely no reason to get the game if you haven’t read the manga.

    • raymk

      False, plenty of people have gotten into anime/manga by playing the game first. I got into naruto like that and so people can get into this as well.

  • Vash bane

    well well ….. wasn’t that a motivating trailer I guess i’ll start back reading part 3

  • MrSirFeatherFang

    One of the biggest spoilers in this series for me would be the Stand names, appearance and ability/abilities (mainly the enemies’/foes’ Stands). I think they largely make up what makes the battles exciting (Part 3 and onward). If you still don’t know Dio’s Stand’s ability, then don’t go past 7:00.

    • BillyMK

      Well then you one couldn’t even play with stand users at all. I think there are time you should be open minded about spoilers. If it’s not something you’re really really into then you shouldn’t bother with it too much.

  • Spirit Macardi

    Would have been far more epic with Holy Diver playing in the background.

  • Cephrien

    I’m pretty sure everyone who wants to get into this series already knows of Jotaro and Dio’s legendary battle that transcends time and internet.

  • leingod

    Story mode is barebones at best, so… reading the manga or watching the anime is a good help.

  • Slayven19

    I meant to get this yesterday…oh well today is as good as any.

  • raymk

    See, now here we go with that fanboyism. You can also play the game because you just like the character designs and because you’re a fighting game fan.

    All of these anime fighting games are fan-service games so what’s different about this series than other one’s? Oh that’s right nothing!

  • Herok♞

    @raymk:disqus brings up a valid point that people can become fans of anything through any avenue, some people get more into something because they enjoyed the game and things like that. I have a friend who only got into TTGL because of an “H” manga, that he wanted to know the source for. Second if Raymk got into Naruto that way then it is completely valid in the conversation regardless of your or anyone else’s opinion about. The part that really has no place in the conversation is the extra I hate it so it shouldn’t matter to anyone else.

  • Hamuko

    Except playing the game because of the character designs is the most moronic thing you can do.

    And no one will get this game because they like fighting games, because it’s not actually a good fighting game.

    It’s nothing but fanservice and if you’re not a fan, this game isn’t for you. Getting into the series through this will spoil details about the manga for you, meaning you get two crappy experiences. There’s literally no reason to buy it.

  • M’iau M’iaut

    Let’s leave the ‘fanboy’ assessments elsewhere too. All it does is take threads bad places. Thanks.

  • raymk

    So basically you’re still telling people what they can and can’t play something for or what they will and won’t buy something for….I’m done here. I just said all the anime fighting games are fan-service anyway.

    There is nothing different here than buying any one of them without looking at the the source material and you act like this is the exception to the rule….which its not….

  • M’iau M’iaut

    Take crap like this somewhere else. Your judgment and belief is not everyone’s. Who cares why folks play, watch or enjoy whatever.

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