JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is an ongoing manga series written and illustrated by Hirohiko Araki which began in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1986 before transferring to Ultra Jump in 2005. So far there are eight distinct story arcs including Part 1: Phantom Blood, Part 2: Battle Tendency, Part 3: Stardust Crusaders, Part 4: Diamond is Unbreakable, Part 5: Vento Aureo, Part 6: Stone Ocean, Part 7: Steel Ball Run, and Part 8: JoJolion.
The series tells the story of the Joestar family with each arc focusing on a different Joestar from diverse moments of history, starting in 1880s Britain in Phantom Blood in which Jonathan Joestar begins the original conflict with adopted brother Dio Brando.
The series also has a strong supernatural element incorporating various magical items such as the Stone Mask in Phantom Blood which turns the wearer into a vampire and is later discovered to have been invented by the Pillar Men of Battle Tendency. Stardust Crusaders is the first to introduce the series’ distinctive Stand powers which take the form of a physical manifestation of the user’s abilities.