“There’s no way Joseph is the best JoJo.”
I’m not usually one to play the contrarian, even though it seems like that with some of my less-than-ideal opinions (like anything that has to do with Naughty Dog). I’d like to think that I’m able to rise above preconceptions and biases to speak clearly and honestly about subjects. But for the life of me -- and even now -- I cannot say that Joseph Joestar is the best lead JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure has to offer.
Hear me out on this. Joseph is the hero of Part 2 -- Battle Tendency -- which ran from 1987 to 1989 in manga form, and from December 2012 to April 2013 in anime form. The former came out forever and a day ago, while the latter is fresher on people’s minds (thanks to all sorts of memes, to generalize). Either way, there’s a LOT of content to go through. Remember, there are eight different JoJo sagas out there, with the latest of the bunch still in production. There’s a ton that people still need to be exposed to and given the chance to digest. Even if we peel away 75% of the context of each arc, we still need to put every JoJo under the microscope. Those who are 100% up to date with the manga can probably do that, but for everyone else? How can you say “Joseph is the best” when at a bare-ass minimum, we’ve still got to get through Giorno, Joylene, Johnny, and
Now, you can say “Joseph is my favorite JoJo so far”, because that’s much easier and more credible to quantify. It’s an opinion with good grounding. So with all of that said, I’ll declare this: no, Joseph is not my favorite JoJo so far. But he’s still a good, good, good, good, damn good character. And the same applies to Battle Tendency.
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