On January 1, 1987, Shonen Jump introduced readers to f Hirohiko Araki’s Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure. 30 years later, the manga is running in the magazine’s seinen sibling Ultra Jump and more bizarre than ever with perhaps its weirdest phase, “Jojolion.” If you’re new to this 118 volumes-long, ever changing series, don’t know all pieces or can’t remember which is which, fortunately, there is a fan chart explaining in terms of other media.
Part I: Phantom Blood – running 44 chapters/five volumes from January – October 1987 in Weekly Shonen Jump
Part II: Battle Tendency – running 69 chapters/seven voluemes from 1987 – 1989 in Weekly Shonen Jump
Part III: Stardust Crusaders – running 152 chapters/16 volumes from 1989-1992 in Weekly Shonen Jump
Part IV: Diamond Is Unbreakable – running 174 chapters/18 volumes from 1992-1995 in Weekly Shonen Jump
Part V: Vento Aureo – running 155 chapters/17 volumes in Weekly Shonen Jump 1995-1999
Part VI: Stone Ocean, running 158 chapters/17 volumes from 2000-2003 in Weekly Shonen Jump
Part VII: Steel Ball Run – running 95 chapters/24 volumes in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2004 then Ultra Jump 2004-2011
Part VIII: Jojolion – Ongoing at 60 chapters/14 volumes from 2011 in Ultra Jump
Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain’t It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.