>If these first opening parts are anything to go by, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is hardly a work of high art. Its main creative goal is to evoke the spirit of martial arts anime from decades gone by, which it does half-heartedly. The designs are there, the plot elements are there, even the marketing potential is there. Viewed in the right frame of mind, it's just a wild, lightweight adventure. But come to it with any higher expectations and it'll only bring disappointment and eye-rolling. All those silly battle cries, overly elaborate battles, and plot contrivances should be buried by now.
>+ A highly gory adventure that will have fans of classic shounen fighting series cheering along.
>− Slavishly follows the generic shounen formula, right down to predictable plotlines and and questionable character design.