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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Fans Rank Series’ Strongest Foes

Hirohiko Araki’s JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is nearly 30 years old (the first chapter ran in the January 1, 1987 issue of Shonen Jump), so it almost goes without saying the series has featured a wide range of bizarre villains.

But who’s the strongest?

Japanese ranking site Buzz Plus invited 500 JoJo’s fans to look back on the series’ 30-year history and decide which JoJo’s “last boss” towers over the rest.

Warning: minor spoilers.

8. Funny Valentine (Steel Ball Run)
7. Diavolo (Vento Aureo)
6. Yoshikage Kira (Diamond is Unbreakable)
5. Dio (Steel Ball Run)
4. Kars (Battle Tendency)
3. Dio (Stardust Crusaders)
2. Enrico Pucci (Stone Ocean)
1. Dio (Phantom Blood)

The result is pretty clear: JoJo’s fans think Dio, the series’ original foe and guy who just won’t go away took three of the eight spots (though, stronger in Phantom Blood than Stardust Crusaders? Really?). Yoshikage Kira, the baddie in the currently-airing Diamond is Unbreakable, came in surprisingly low on the list, though we admit a certain bias for the David Bowie-resembling Kira.

Folks, what do you think?

Source: Buzz Plus

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.