JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood Episode 3 Recap – Youth with Dio

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure was published January 1st, 1987 and is still going to this day. This is probably due to the tone completely shifting in every single arc. I’ve read none of the manga (will read Part 2 later), but according to our good friend Rob Barracuda, here’s a basic (no spoilers) summary of them:

Part 2-Battle Tendency: Joseph Joestar, Jonathan’s grandson, is forced to confront the warriors who created the stone mask from part 1 before they can take over the world.

Part 3-Stardust Crusaders: Jotaro Kujo is visited by his grandfather Joseph, who reveals that Dio has returned, forcing the two Joestars to confront this ancient evil once again.

Part 4-Diamond Is Unbreakable: Josuke Higashikata, another Joestar descendant, is forced to team up with Jotaro to clean up a new crop of enemy stand users who’ve emerged within Josuke’s hometown.

Part 5-Vento Aureo: Giorno Giovanna, the son of Dio Brando, uses his newfound Stand abilities to become a big-time Mafioso in the Italian town of Naples.

Part 6-Stone Ocean: Jolyne Kujo, Jotaro’s daughter, is falsely imprisoned and is forced to confront a variety of stand users as she attempts to find a way out and figure out who framed her.

Part 7-Steel Ball Run: In an alternate timeline, Gyro Zeppeli and Johnny Joestar compete in a cross-country horse race as they find themselves caught up in a scheme by the president to obtain ultimate power and become a God.

Part 8-JoJolion: A Japanese man has recently had his memory knocked out of his head, and as the man attempts to piece together his true identity with the help of newfound allies, he finds many threats in the way of his goals.

Part 8 is currently still being made. Unfortunately, legal JoJo is hard to come by. You can read Parts 1-3 legally on Viz’s website ( but as for Parts 4-8, there’s no legal option. I can’t even confirm whether or not those Hardcover “JoJoniums” will go past Part 3, as they didn’t in Japan. One thing to remember about JoJo: Patience is a virtue.

Last time on JoJo, Dio had returned home to kill George and acquire the family fortune. Fortunately, JoJo had beat him there! Dio’s plans have been foiled again. Dio tries to trick JoJo one last time, but the greatest human to live in the 19th century Robert E.O. Speedwagon is there to open his mouth and bless our souls with awesomeness.

So what does Speed Weed have to say? That Dio is a piece of shit and the guy who sold the poison is with them and has confessed. Also there is the police and George himself. And then JoJo thought putting the cuffs on him was a good idea. Because of that, Dio ended up killing George after all! Dio could give a shit since blood is blood and he can now wear the mask of the vrykolakas.

That’s a good look for you.

During George’s last few moments, a police inspector explains how George met Dario. Dario had stolen a ring and tried to sell it. Since George is a gentleman, he lies and defends Dario, giving him back the ring. Back in 1888, George gives Jonathan a ring on his hand that belonged to JoJo’s mother. Speedwagon says that George had put everything good left inside him into Jonathan, so that automatically makes it fact. Hey, he has a Kung Lao hat, I wouldn’t want to get on his bad side. So what about Dio? Well, no longer is he Dio Brando, for he is now Count Dio Brando!

After killing off the previously mentioned Police Inspector, Count Dio attempts to take out everyone else in the building! Speedwagon shoots Count Dio in the forehead, to no avail, meaning that normal human tools cannot kill him. Also the police are zombies now. JoJo decides to make a spear his weapon of choice. However, stabbing through Count Dio through the hand only proves further how unstoppable he is, as his gunshot wound has already healed. So, if shooting him and stabbing him do nothing, what will? Easy, by avenging Danny the Dog and burning him alive!

Fire hurts him, but not enough to kill him, thanks to his new Wolverine powers. JoJo has a plan: To lure Count Dio into a trap that collapses the building onto him. Count Dio gives zero fucks however, as he walks up the building because I guess that’s just something vampires do. Once the flames turn purple on the outside and JoJo’s life flashes before his eyes, the fight commences as JoJo is about to fall to a fiery death. He still has a trick or two up his sleeve however. JoJo, who still has his spearhead somehow, uses it the hoist himself up, jump off of it, and use his belt as a rope against Count Dio’s foot. Only in anime. To end this battle, JoJo kicks a wall and plunges Count Dio into a statue! This ends Count Dio’s wrath. OR DOES IT?!?!?!

Sometimes you don’t need a flashy Roundabout sequence. All you need is a menacing stare that looks like that one blue Namekian at the beginning of One-Punch Man.

This is where Phantom Blood starts to get intense. With action, suspense, and Robert E.O. Speedwagon, what isn’t there to love?
Final Rating: 9 Otherworldly Strength Lendings out of 10.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure can be seen dubbed online on the official [adult swim] website:
If you want you can also stream JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure at any of the links here.


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Seriously though, how the fuck?

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