Sneak Peak: Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Anime 10th Anniversary Exhibition in Tokyo

20.August.2022 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure anime.

 

To commemorate the event, a special anniversary exhibition is currently being held at Ikebukuro Sunshine City in Tokyo. Check out some highlights of the event below!

 

Upon entering the venue, fans will be welcomed by life-sized characters and a projection of anime clips on a massive screen. 


Bloodlines x Duels

This area features 22 life-sized cutouts of main characters and villains from the anime series. A family tree of the Joestars and a timeline will also be on display, allowing visitors to review the many connections between each series before moving on to the next area.

A Soul Passed Down

This area is the centerpiece of this exhibition. Here, visitors can look back on the characters and the many struggles of the anime’s production team, with scripts, original drawings, storyboards, settings, and other materials on display.


The exhibition is divided into rooms for each series, and each room features a different vibe. Phantom Blood, the first part of the JoJo story, is set in 1880s England, so the area has a chic and classic look.

In the Battle Tendency area, the walls are covered with masks and images from the second series and is the perfect spot to take photos. Following this, the Stardust Crusaders area was designed to trace the footsteps of Jotaro and his friends as they traveled from Japan to Egypt.

The Diamond is Unbreakable area offers a good look at Morioh, the setting of the arc.

The Golden Wind arc was set in Italy, and its area is laid out like a museum to match the stylish feel of the work.

 

The final area of the exhibition looks at the latest series Stone Ocean. The panels of the characters are surrounded by a prison-style fence, in reference to the prison in which the series is set. A large number of materials from the first season are on display, perfect for brushing up on the story before the second half begins airing this fall.

 

A Hymn to Humanity: The Road to the Future

This spectacular area is lined with portraits of beloved characters from the anime series and is sure to make long-time fans feel incredibly nostalgic.

 

Goods at a Glance

 

Collaboration Menu

After leaving the exhibition area, guests will find a shop selling original merchandise. Some items are limited and only available at specific venues, so don’t miss your chance to grab your favorites!

 

A collaboration cafe will offer nine tasty dishes inspired by characters from JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. This will only be offered at the Tokyo venue.

 

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