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WHEN STANDS CRY

If you’re a fan of “Jojo,” you already know what I’m talking about. The series, which has been running since 1985, has an indescribable funkiness to it – characters stand in amazing poses, the dialogue is always somehow off-kilter, and the costumes look like something right out of a Prince stage set. But it’s probably easier to talk about the main character, Josuke, (page X) who actually looks a bit like Prince. Josuke also seems to have a fondness for purple and has two symbols pinned to his collar: the “peace” symbol Prince used in the title of his movie “Sign o’ the Times,” and another symbol that looks suspiciously like the one Prince used when he changed his name. Also, Josuke’s hobbies are listed as “playing video games and listening to Prince CDs,” which, incidentally, also sounds a little like my childhood. Then there’s the fact that one of the special powers in “Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure” is called “Gold Experience,” after Prince’s 1995 album of the same name. It’s a little hard to explain what this special power (technically called a “stand” in the series) is, but we’ll gve it a shot. Gold Experience (page X) can endow anything its fists touch with life, which translates into a variety of different effects.

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When Stands Cry: A Beginner's Guide to JoJo's Bizarre Adventure  

A collection of articles and essays on JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. Curated and designed by Winona Peace. Student project.

When Stands Cry: A Beginner's Guide to JoJo's Bizarre Adventure  

A collection of articles and essays on JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. Curated and designed by Winona Peace. Student project.

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