Reading the Jojo Bizarre Adventure manga can be a confusing experience, especially if you’ve already seen the anime adaptation. The two versions of the story diverge significantly in the middle of the third arc, “Stardust Crusaders,” with the manga going off in its own direction from there. The good news is that you can still read the manga even if you’ve seen the anime, you just need to know what order to read it in.
If you want to start with the beginning of the story, then you should read the “Phantom Blood” arc first. This is the story that introduces us to the Joestar family and sets up the events of the rest of the series. “Battle Tendency,” the second arc, picks up a few years after the events of “Phantom Blood” and follows Joseph Joestar as he confronts a new threat.
The “Stardust Crusaders” arc is where the anime and manga versions of the story start to diverge. If you want to follow the story as it was originally intended, then you should read the “Stardust Crusaders” arc next. However, if you’d prefer to read the story in the order that it was released, then you should read the “Diamond is Unbreakable” arc next. This arc introduces a new cast of characters and takes place in the town of Morioh.
The “Golden Wind” arc is the most recent arc of the Jojo Bizarre Adventure manga and takes place in Italy. This arc follows Giorno Giovanna as he tries to rise to the top of the mafia.
No matter what order you choose to read the Jojo Bizarre Adventure manga in, you’re sure to enjoy this classic series.