JoJo’s Bizarre Encyclopedia (ジョジョの奇妙な百科事典 JoJo no Kimyō na Hakkajiten) is a website dedicated to the works of the manga artist Hirohiko Araki and related media. It is primarily focused on his biggest series, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.
JoJo-News was created on July 28, 2020, and was officially announced on September 22, 2021. It was created to serve as an easily accessible archive for all news related to Hirohiko Araki and the JoJo franchise. Since its launch, we have interviewed several notable people related to both the manga and anime, including Reki Taki, Satoshi Kurusu, Yuki Kikuchi, Kira Buckland, and more.
We also thought it would be useful for non-Japanese speaking fans since the majority of posts on the official JoJo-Portal website are not translated.
I first learned of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure in 2006 due to Jump Super Stars, the road roller meme, and DIO being added to M.U.G.E.N at that time. However, it wasn’t until 2012 that I started reading JoJo after being convinced to by a friend. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle being announced also motivated me, as I was making anime gaming videos at the time. Since then, most of my videos have been various content and compilations for ASB and Eyes of Heaven. Soon I discovered the wiki and began editing it in 2015, eventually becoming an admin. After Fandom started making changes for the worse, I thought it would be a good idea to move all our content from their site onto our own individual site. In 2019, we were finally able to do so after purchasing our own server and domain. While it’s been stressful, it’s also been a fun learning experience and I’m glad to see all the support from the community.
I started reading JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure during the whole “road roller” craze back in 2006 and have never stopped since then. However, it wasn’t until a few years later that I would discover the wiki, which at the time was relatively barren. I took it upon myself to help beef it up and maintain the site until I was eventually given the role of head admin in 2012 (around the time the anime was announced). The past decade has been a non-stop roller coaster of adding new content to the wiki, but I’m not planning on stopping anytime soon.