JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hirohiko Araki. It was originally serialized in Shueisha's shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1987 to 2004, and was transferred to the monthly seinen manga magazine Ultra Jump in 2005. The series is so far divided into a total of nine story arcs, each following a new protagonist bearing the "JoJo" nickname. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is the largest ongoing manga series published by Shueisha by number of volumes, with its chapters collected in 133 tankōbon volumes as of December 2023.

A 13-episode original video animation series adapting the manga's third part, Stardust Crusaders, was produced by A.P.P.P. and released from 1993 to 2002. The studio later produced an anime film adapting the first part, Phantom Blood, which was released in theaters in Japan in 2007. In October 2012, an anime television series produced by David Production adapting Phantom Blood and Battle Tendency began broadcast on Tokyo MX. As of December 2022, the studio has produced five seasons consisting of 190 total episodes adapting through the manga's sixth part, Stone Ocean. A live-action film based on the fourth part, Diamond Is Unbreakable, was released in Japan in 2017.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is well-known for its art style and poses, frequent references to Western popular music and fashion, and battles centered around Stands, psycho-spiritual manifestations with unique supernatural abilities. The series had over 120 million copies in circulation by December 2021, making it one of the best-selling manga series in history, and it has spawned a media franchise including one-shot manga, light novels, and video games. The manga, TV anime, and live-action film are licensed in North America by Viz Media, which has produced various English-language releases of the series since 2005.

I first discovered JoJo's Bizarre Adventure via an old friend who had recently finished the series and wanted me to watch it. My only exposure thus far to JJBA was of course its plethora of memes specifically the "To Be Continued" meme, and my overall thought of it at the time was buff gay men and I am not joking. Eventually I watched it circa somewhere in 2019 (around the same time the Part 5 anime finished airing!) and quickly became very obsessed. I like many others sort of slugged through Phantom Blood (but I liked Dio a lot, and have recently come to appreciate Phantom Blood as a part and I like it a lot more now) and then continued with Battle Tendency which quickly pushed my loving of JJBA. Joseph was among the first Jojo which I fell in love with until Part 3 came along. Jotaro quite literally changed my life as a person, how I see myself and helped me define who I am. In short, JJBA has impacted and effected my life in so many different ways and I truly believe I wouldn't be who I am today without it, it helped me make many different friendships and relationships that have since impacted my life and defined who I am, it helped me make so many different connections and helped me even see the way stories are written in a different light.