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Traverse the JOJOLands with These JoJo Spinoffs and Adaptations

While we wait for JOJOlands, catch up to these further afield titles

It’s official… The JOJOLands is on the way! The next chapter in Hirohiko Araki’s JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure kicks off early next year in Shueisha’s Ultra Jump. While we wait, we’re looking back on other titles and adaptations in the JoJo-verse. Some official, some… less so. How many of these have you seen, and which will you be enjoying again?


Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe

Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan

This pen-slinging manga-ka can read you like a book. Literally. And if you’re looking for something to do until The JOJOLands arrives, there’s plenty of Rohan to go around. His spinoff, Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe, sees him taking the spotlight as he investigates bizarre mysteries. And it’s available in three flavors!

Dive straight into the original manga by way of Viz Media. If you prefer your JoJo animated, you can watch the four-episode anime adaptation over on Netflix. And there’s even a live-action adaptation, with new episodes airing as we speak!


Takashi Miike’s Diamond Is Unbreakable

Takashi Miike's Diamond Is Unbreakable

The JOJOLands, like the rest of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, is likely to be… well, bizarre. And when we think “bizarre,” we think Takashi Miike. And speaking of live-action adaptations, he’s done one! Sadly, while sequels were planned, its performance at the box office means this is likely all we’re going to get of Miike’s vision.

Nonetheless, if you want to see Josuke Higashikata’s saga brought to life, you absolutely can. If nothing else, it’s interesting to see how these strange moments are realized in live-action (and, of course, CG). And we have mad respect for making Josuke’s hair work the way it did.


JoJo’s Bizarre Married Life

Oh, hi, Jouta

Remember that time CLAMP did a JoJo doujin where Jotaro made Kakyoin marry him, and then Kakyoin laid an egg? No? Well, do you remember that bit in the CLAMP in Wonderland music video where someone who looks kind of like Jotaro shows up at the end? Yeah, that’s who came out of the egg. JoJo’s Bizarre Married Life is not an official entry in canon, but it’s still an interesting part of the series’s history.

You can find it if you look hard enough online. But if you don’t feel like committing to that, you can still see their fanfic creation in this video. Keep your eyes peeled for his Stand, Charmy Green:

The JOJOLands begins this February. What will happen? Where will it be set? Who will the latest Joestar descendant be? Only time will tell. All we know is, it’s sure to be pretty bizarre.

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Kara Dennison

Kara Dennison is a writer, editor, and presenter with bylines at Crunchyroll, Sci-Fi Magazine, Sartorial Geek, and many others. She is a contributor to the celebrated Black Archive line, with many other books, short stories, and critical works to her name.