The Best Episodes of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012)

Last Updated: May 19, 2019

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure follows an intergenerational feud between the Joestar Family and various forces of evil, the most prominent of which is Dio Brando and his followers. Phantom Blood: Beginning in 1880, Part 1 follows Jonathan Joestar as he matures with and eventually combats his adoptive brother, the cunning, merciless Dio Brando. Battle Tendency: Set in 1938, Part 2 follows Joseph Joestar, grandson of Jonathan, who finds himself embroiled in a war against ancient super-beings named the Pillar Men, creators of the Stone Mask. Stardust Crusaders: Part 3, set in 1989, follows Jotaro Kujo, who has acquired the power of Stand, and his allies as they journey from Tokyo to Cairo to save his mother's life by defeating his family's archenemy, DIO. Diamond is Unbreakable: In Part 4, set in 1999 in the fictional town of Morioh, high-schooler Josuke Higashikata and his friends seek out the Arrow, which has the power to give Stand abilities, as well as the serial-killer Yoshikage Kira. Golden Wind: Part 5, set in Italy in 2001, follows the adventure Giorno Giovanna, the son of DIO, in his ambition to rise within the Italian mafia by subverting the dominant gang Passione and its mysterious Boss with the aid of a team of fellow Stand users. Stone Ocean: In Part 6, 2011, Florida, Jolyne Cujoh, daughter of Jotaro Kujo, is framed for murder and thrown in the Green Dolphin Street Jail. She and her allies struggle to discover who is responsible for what and what are they planning to do.

The Mystery of King Crimson

#1 - The Mystery of King Crimson

Season 4 - Episode 21

Bucciarati finds out that the boss's true motive is to eliminate Trish because of her relationship with him, causing him to betray the boss and save Trish. Meanwhile, Giorno feels something bizarre is going on as they waited for Bucciarati's return. The boss's Stand, King Crimson rises.

star 8.97
32 votes
Writers: Naokatsu Tsuda, Yasuhiro Kimura
Goodbye, Morioh - The Heart of Gold

#2 - Goodbye, Morioh - The Heart of Gold

Season 3 - Episode 39

Josuke and the others finally corner Kira. Jotaro also arrives but Kira uses Bites the Dust on a paramedic who came to help and tries to blow away time gain. He tells the woman his true identity, causing Bites the Dust to activate. The final battle in Morioh is finally reaching its end!

star 8.91
43 votes
Dio's World, Part 3

#3 - Dio's World, Part 3

Season 2 - Episode 47

Joseph is able to figure out The World's power because of the message Kakyoin left, but is quickly knocked out by a cruel attack by Dio. Jotaro then attacks The World with Star Platinum, but is no match for Dio's power. Dio stopped time and goes in for the final blow, but he sees that Jotaro's fingers are moving in the stopped time, and strengthens his defense. Jotaro telling Dio that their Stands are the same type lingers in his mind...

star 8.87
55 votes
Another One Bites the Dust, Part 2

#4 - Another One Bites the Dust, Part 2

Season 3 - Episode 36

After blowing up Rohan Kishibe with Killer Queen's third ability, Bites the Dust, Hayato is told by Kira as to what happened and returns to the same morning. He then thinks that the only people who could defeat Kira are people with abilities like Rohan, and tries to tell Rohan about Kira without getting him killed. However, Rohan blows up, even without meeting Hayato. Hayato is distraught, thinking that there's no one else who can defeat Kira when he runs into...

star 8.80
40 votes
Beneath a Sky on the Verge of Falling

#5 - Beneath a Sky on the Verge of Falling

Season 4 - Episode 28

In the aftermath of the battle between Risotto and Doppio, Abbacchio uses Moody Blues to try and uncover the boss's identity. But the boss is adamant about keeping his identity a secret and executes his next gambit against the group.

star 8.78
32 votes
Writers: Yasuko Kobayashi, Hideya Takahashi
Sheer Heart Attack, Part 2

#6 - Sheer Heart Attack, Part 2

Season 3 - Episode 24

Koichi manages to survive because Echoes Act 3 made Sheer Heart Attack heavy, but then the murderer, Yoshikage Kira shows up! Feeling intense anger against the murderer, Koichi fights Kira with Act 3, but doesn't stand a chance. Kira is infuriated by the fact that Koichi made a fool of him in public, and lets loose on him, but...

star 8.74
38 votes
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King Crimson vs Metallica

#7 - King Crimson vs Metallica

Season 4 - Episode 27

star 8.71
31 votes
Directors: Shinji Nagata
Writers: Akira​ Horiuchi, Taizo Yoshida
Crazy D (Diamond) is Unbreakable, Part 2

#8 - Crazy D (Diamond) is Unbreakable, Part 2

Season 3 - Episode 38

Josuke and Hayato try to force Killer Queen and Stray Cat into close-quarters combat by going into a nearby house. However, air bullets start to show up in the house. Josuke tries to dodge them by throwing around ash from an ashtray so he can see where they are going, but for some reasons, the air bullets keep chasing after Josuke. There's no way that Kira should be able to see them from the outside, so Josuke and Hayato start panicking...

star 8.69
39 votes
The Ascendant One

#9 - The Ascendant One

Season 1 - Episode 26

JoJo's victory, along with his arm, is cut short when Kars manages to survive the volcano by forming a shield of air bubbles to protect him from its deadly lava.

star 8.64
78 votes
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Young Caesar

#10 - Young Caesar

Season 1 - Episode 20

Lisa Lisa tells JoJo of Caesar's childhood, in which he took to crime at a young age after being abandoned by his debt-ridden father, Mario.

star 8.64
86 votes
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D'Arby the Gambler, Part 2

#11 - D'Arby the Gambler, Part 2

Season 2 - Episode 35

D'Arby prepares his and Jotaro's game of poker by splitting up Polnareff and Joseph's souls into six poker chips each he will use to bet with, giving Jotaro a set of six to represent his own soul. Jotaro shows off how precise Star Platinum's eyesight is by predicting the deal of the cards, and catches D'Arby as his about to cheat by second dealing, leading Jotaro to pick a boy near the café to deal for them. Jotaro loses three chips in his first hand against D'Arby, and in the second hand D'Arby is dealt four kings, but Jotaro appears to have not once looked at his cards. D'Arby begins to worry, as he knows the boy and everyone else in the café are in his employ, and the boy is sure he has dealt Jotaro a bum hand, but Jotaro raises all of his soul and Avdol's soul on his bet, while using Star Platinum to get himself a cigarette and a drink. D'Arby believes he is bluffing, seeing his bet and raising it, betting the rest of Jotaro's soul and all of Joseph and Polnareff's souls. Jotaro sees his bet with Kakyoin's soul and then raises with the soul of his mother Holly. D'Arby, unsure if Jotaro has managed to use Star Platinum to change out all of his cards to a better hand, mentally folds as he goes catatonic. All of the souls he won in bets are released, allowing Joseph and Polnareff to recover as Avdol looks at Jotaro's cards, realizing that he had been dealt a bad hand. Jotaro admits he never once looked at his cards to keep his cool, but laments that they will not be able to interrogate D'Arby for information on Dio.

star 8.63
52 votes
The Grateful Dead, Part 2

#12 - The Grateful Dead, Part 2

Season 4 - Episode 16

Number Six from Sex Pistols manages to warn Bucciarati about the enemies and fights back, but The Grateful Dead's powers are taking a toll on him. Bucciarati steels his resolve and throws himself out with Prosciutto out of the train that's going 150kph. Barely hanging onto life, Prosciutto uses The Grateful Dead again. Pesci decides to take Prosciutto's resolve to heart and attacks Bucciarati.

star 8.62
34 votes
Directors: Ken Takahashi
Writers: Yasuko Kobayashi, Kousei​ Seki​
The Final Mission from the Boss

#13 - The Final Mission from the Boss

Season 4 - Episode 20

Mista and Giorno were able to defeat Ghiaccio. They then confirm the mission on the disc and head to the location they're supposed to take Trish. Bucciarati goes up the tower with Trish, but while they're in the elevator, Trish suddenly disappears. Bucciarati then realizes what the boss's true motives are.

star 8.61
33 votes
Directors: Takahiro Kamei
Writers: Naokatsu Tsuda, Takahiro Kamei
Long Travels, Goodbye My Friend

#14 - Long Travels, Goodbye My Friend

Season 2 - Episode 48

Because of Polnareff's miraculous, life-risking trick, Jotaro is finally able to land a blow onto Dio. The injured Dio tries to escape within the stopped time. Jotaro tries to finish him with a rush attack, but that was the escape route that Dio was looking for. Before Dio lies the shriveled body of Joseph Joestar. Jotaro is enraged by Dio, who has now healed, and wages his final battle with Dio within stopped time!

star 8.60
53 votes
Yoshikage Kira Just Wants to Live Quietly, Part 2

#15 - Yoshikage Kira Just Wants to Live Quietly, Part 2

Season 3 - Episode 22

Yoshikage Kira was the killer hiding in Morioh and is also a Stand user. Shigechi finds out this secret, so Kira tries to dispose of him, but Shigechi fights back with Harvest. However, because of Kira's Stand, Killer Queen, he suffers a mortal wound and loses. Shigechi manages to get away from Kira and tries to find Josuke so he can tell him about Kira and be fixed by Crazy Diamond.

star 8.55
42 votes
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Dio's World, Part 2

#16 - Dio's World, Part 2

Season 2 - Episode 46

The battle is taking place in the city of Cairo at night. Joseph and Kakyoin are running from Dio as they fight, and Jotaro and Polnareff chase after Dio as they fight. Amidst all of that, Kakyoin says he has a way to figure out what Dio's Stand actually is. Dio, who was chasing after Kakyoin when he falls into Hierophant Green's trap, and then...

star 8.51
51 votes
Spice Girl

#17 - Spice Girl

Season 4 - Episode 25

star 8.49
35 votes
Writers: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu, Tatsuma Minamikawa, Jiro Fujimoto
A Little Story From the Past ~My Name Is Doppio~

#18 - A Little Story From the Past ~My Name Is Doppio~

Season 4 - Episode 26

star 8.45
33 votes
Writers: Shinichi Inotsume, Takahiro Kamei
Another One Bites the Dust, Part 1

#19 - Another One Bites the Dust, Part 1

Season 3 - Episode 35

After being cornered, Kosaku Kawajiri gets rid of Hayato. Though he made it look like an accident, Rohan and the others have spotted Hayato, and were coming to the Kawajiri household the next day to ask him some questions. At this rate, he's going to be found out and caught... Kawajiri fell into despair when suddenly, Yoshihiro's arrow suddenly stabs him...

star 8.43
40 votes
The True Warrior

#20 - The True Warrior

Season 1 - Episode 22

Before JoJo's and Wamuu's race begins, it is revealed that during each lap, there will be a different weapon for whoever can grab it from a pillar first.

star 8.41
79 votes
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Crazy D (Diamond) is Unbreakable, Part 1

#21 - Crazy D (Diamond) is Unbreakable, Part 1

Season 3 - Episode 37

Hayato's plan to kill Kira with Stray Cat's air bullets failed. Kira realizes that Hayato has repeated the same morning numerous times, and realizes that it's becoming dangerous for Hayato to repeat the same morning any longer, and considers undoing Bites the Dust. Kira truly believed that fate was on his side, and then he showed up...

star 8.38
39 votes
The Warrior of Wind

#22 - The Warrior of Wind

Season 1 - Episode 23

Launching his Final Mode attack, Gathering Gale, which starts peeling away his own body, Wamuu begins firing a stream of wind capable of cutting stone towards JoJo.

star 8.37
76 votes
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The Miasma of the Void, Cool Ice, Part 2

#23 - The Miasma of the Void, Cool Ice, Part 2

Season 2 - Episode 43

After a long, hard journey, they are faced with a sudden goodbye of a friend. Because it's so sudden, Polnareff can't control his emotions. He starts brandishing his sword toward the unseen enemy with very little success.

star 8.34
44 votes
The Emperor and the Hanged Man, Part 1

#24 - The Emperor and the Hanged Man, Part 1

Season 2 - Episode 10

The Joestar group arrives in Calcutta, India, and after an encounter with the local beggars the group stops at a nearby restaurant to relax. After having an unfortunate meeting with a pig in the restaurant's toilet, Polnareff sees a Stand in the mirror, and realizes that it must be J. Geil's Stand the Hanged Man. He smashes the mirror before the Stand gets too close, and afterwards decides he should hunt down his sister's killer on his own, despite Avdol's warnings that they should remain together. Elsewhere, Hol Horse, another of Dio's assassins, bids farewell to a young woman who wishes to marry him, lying to her that they will see each other, again. He is off to meet J. Geil himself, and the two agree to kill Polnareff first, after J. Geil baited him so well, planning to use their Stands the Emperor and the Hanged Man in combination. The next day, as Joseph and Avdol worry that Polnareff has truly gone off on his own, Polnareff finds a local who has seen J. Geil, and points to the man nearby with Hol Horse. As the rainy sky clears, only Hol Horse remains, shocking both the old man and Polnareff. Hol Horse introduces himself and taunts Polnareff by saying, "The gun is mightier than the sword" (銃は剣よりも強し Jū wa ken yori mo tsuyoshi). Polnareff demands to know if he knows J. Geil, and Hol Horse says he came with him, before saying he will kill Polnareff, who doubts Hol Horse's powers. The two taunt each other more, with Hol Horse revealing that his Emperor is the gun that is mightier than Silver Chariot's sword. Hol Horse fires a round off with the Emperor, and Polnareff has Silver Chariot discard its armor to become faster, only for the bullet to change trajectory around Silver Chariot's sword, revealing that it too is a part of the Emperor. Just as the bullet is about to strike its mark, Polnareff is saved in the nick of time by the arrival of Avdol, who realizes the bullet is arcing back. He summons Magician's Red to stop the bullet, and while Joseph and Jotaro cannot find him, Kakyoin arrives on the scene just as the Hanged Man stabs Avdol from the reflection in a rain puddle behind him and the Emperor's bullet strikes him in the forehead. Hol Horse is pleased, as they felt that Magician's Red would have been too formidable an opponent for himself and J. Geil, and Kakyoin is in shock that Avdol has died so easily. Polnareff seems angry that Avdol interfered as he did, but Kakyoin soon realizes that Polnareff's anger is only a front for his true feelings of sorrow towards their friend's senseless death.

star 8.30
66 votes
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Gold Experience

#25 - Gold Experience

Season 4 - Episode 1

In the year 2001, two years after the events of Diamond Is Unbreakable, Koichi Hirose travels to Naples, Italy, having been tasked by Jotaro Kujo to search for a boy named Haruno Shiobana.

star 8.25
48 votes
Directors: Naokatsu Tsuda
Writers: Yasuko Kobayashi, Naokatsu Tsuda