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 as an extension of the wiki portion of JoJo’s Bizarre Encyclopedia to serve as an easily accessible archive for all news related to Hirohiko Araki and the JoJo franchise. 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.
Hello, I’m Morgan. I started reading the series in 2014 after All-Star Battle and the Stardust Crusaders TV anime were announced. Before that I was a moderate fan of the arcade fighting game, Heritage for the Future, and the original 1993 OVA series. Eventually I caught up with the series in 2016 during the Milagro Man story arc and have been diligently waiting for each new release since. I joined the wiki in May 2017 because I wanted to document and archive old JoJo-related media and I’ve been a moderator on the site since October 7, 2017. My favourite part is Stone Ocean and my favourite characters are the femme fatale, Mariah, and the Passione leader, Bruno Bucciarati.
I’m Frizzle. I’m fairly new to the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure fandom in particular and the Golden Wind anime memes were my first exposure to it. I had only fully caught up to JoJolion around the release of Chapters 97–98, but hopefully it’s not too late to join the JoJo community. Narciso Anasui and Gyro Zeppeli both tie for my top favorite JoJo characters with Hato Higashikata in second.
I discovered Jojo before, or at the same time as the anime first aired in 2012. I read the manga though. I got completely hooked to this series, its colorful characters, the captivating action, how the series manages to be so funny and yet so sad at some point. The series’ strongest is however, its storytelling. JoJo is not perfect by any means, but it reaches heights that no other series can reach, and has managed to stay fresh in over 30 years of publication. This is something to respect.