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WHEN STANDS CRY

Delinquents in Japan are very anti-establishment and more or less the equivalent of American thugs. Sometimes also called yankiis (derived from the term Yankee) they were heavily influenced from American G.I’s. This idea of anti-establishmentarianism can be seen in the ever more elaborate ways that the typical military style school uniform is altered in Pt. 4. Okuyasu is the perfect example of a stereotypical mild-mannered and dim-witted Japanese delinquent (Fig. 4 top). Josuke as well embodies many of these delinquent traits (Fig. 4 bottom). Koichi on the other hand is very different from previous Jojo characters as he is lacking confidence and can even be recognized as an otaku considering his love for Rohan’s (a mangaka whom he befriends) manga. During this time, we see the rise of the working

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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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