Shonen Jump Editor Reveals What The Creator Of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Is Really Like

With the constant insanity and amazing design work that is to be found in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, viewers may be wondering what sort of a man is able to create a character that is an orangutan ship captain who is WAY too into pornography. Seriously, if you haven't read or watched JoJo, that is a real character! Regardless, the current vice president of Shonen Jump, the current publishers of the franchise, Hisashi Sasaki shared his thoughts on the creator of the series, Hirohiko Araki.

VIZ Media shared the exchange that was dropped during Anime Expo 2019, where Sasaki gave his thoughts on Araki himself:

Araki clearly has a winning personality, with a kind demeanor and ability to get on the good side of his publisher. Dio Brando, on the other hand, isn't entirely the best person in the world, with the vampiric antagonist causing an untold amount of wanton destruction during the Phantom Blood and Stardust Crusaders arcs of the franchise. Dio and his creator could not be more different, though we do wonder what Hirohiko Araki's "Stand" would be if one were to emerge from inside of himself.

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Season five of the series, Golden Wind, may be over, but the franchise continued in manga format with the following arcs that take place after the adventures of Giorno and the Passione mob: Stone Ocean, Steelball Run, and JoJolion. While a sixth season has yet to be confirmed by the show's creators or the creator of the franchise himself, all involved ask for fans to continue to show their support for the anime series to continue.

What do you think of this description of Hirohiko Araki? Which JoJo character does the creator most remind you of? Feel free to let us know in the comments or hit me up directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk all things comics and anime!


JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind is the fifth part of Hirohiko Araki's series, and follows Giorno Giovanna, the son of former series villain Dio Brando, as he joins the mafia group Passione in order to change and reform them into reputable thieves and crooks from the inside. The anime adaptation premiered last October, and can be currently found streaming on Crunchyroll.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure was originally created by Hirohiko Araki for Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump in 1987. Currently the second longest running series in the magazine with over 100 volumes collected, the series tells the story of the Joestar family, who are each entwined in a destiny battling outrageous foes. The series has been split up into eight parts, with each part following a different generation of the Joestar family.