It's a decided change of pace for our reading group in June as we settle down on Wednesday June 13th, 7-9pm, to discuss the bottled insanity that is Jojo's Bizarre Adventure!
Don't be put off by the odd numbering of the volume in question. Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is a generational saga split into 8 different series, with the common thread being members of the Joestar family who are imbued with superhuman supernatural powers which they use to face off against increasingly deranged and powerful archenemies. Each of these chapters has their own series subtitle and largely stands alone from the others, set in an entirely different time period (and in the final two, an entirely different reality!) The series is renowned for is crazy, over the top action, so strap in for some other-level manga storytelling!
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Part 3 is titled Stardust Crusaders, and is one of the series most popular arcs. In 1989, Jotaro Kujo, a Japanese high school student, places himself in jail because he believes he is possessed by an evil spirit. His mother Holly calls on her father Joseph Joestar to talk sense into Jotaro, and with the help of his ally the Egyptian fortune teller Mohammed Avdol, reveals that Jotaro has in fact developed a supernatural ability known as a Stand that has run through the family due to the revival of their ancestor's foe Dio.
So come on down and have a chat about this best-selling manga! Wednesday 13th June, 7-9pm. No need to reserve a place, everyone is welcome!
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