Stardust Crusaders (スターダストクルセイダース, Sutādasuto Kuruseidāsu?), initially referred to as Dai San Bu Kūjō Jōtarō: Mirai e no Isan (第三部 空条承太郎 ―未来への遺産―?, lit. "Part 3 Kūjō Jōtarō: Heritage for the Future"), is the third story arc of the Japanese manga series JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, written and illustrated by Hirohiko Araki. It was serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1989 to 1992.
It is the most popular of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series as it introduced the audience to the concept of Stands, which made it stand out from its predecessors. This popularity later spawned video games, a three volume drama CD series, two novels, two OVA series, and English adaptations of the manga and OVAs (licensed in North America by Viz Media and Super Techno Arts respectively) of this arc alone.
As it is the third part of the series, the 152 chapters pick up where the second left off and are numbered 114 to 265, with the tankōbon volumes numbered 13 to 28 (the first chapter is in volume 12). Viz's version is only of this arc and adds chapter 114, which was originally in volume 12 of the Japanese release, to volume 13 and renumbers it as volume one. Also, some content was edited, being redrawn by Araki himself. It was preceded by Battle Tendency and followed by Diamond Is Not Crash. It is the last part of the series to feature the Ripple (波紋, Hamon?) technique.
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... From 1992 to 1993, the Stardust Crusaders arc was released as a series of three drama CDs, titled JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Volume 1 Meet Jotaro Kujo (ジョジョの奇妙な冒険第1 ... on television, along with a trailer featuring Jotaro and the words "Part 3 Stardust Crusaders" ... The final episode of that arc included a post-credits teaser for Stardust Crusaders including the salvage of Dio's coffin from the ocean and Jotaro in a jail cell ...
... In Series 3, many of Dio's offensive vampiric abilities do not appear, though he displays a new ability described as "evil implants" parasites generated in his hair that attach themselves to and brainwash victims (in the fighting game JoJo's Bizarre Adventure it is the vector of attack in the move called "Charisma") ... Dio's Stand The World, as a sort of brother power to Jotaro's Star Platinum, possesses great speed, strength, and is able to stop time, making him appear to teleport or move at impossible speed ...
Famous quotes containing the words crusaders and/or stardust:
“Living more lives than one, knowing people of all classes, all shades of opinion, monarchists, republicans, socialists, anarchists, has had a salutary effect on my mind. If every year of my life, every month of the year, I had lived with reformers and crusaders I should be, by this time, a fanatic. As it is I have had such varied things to do, I have had so many different contacts that I am not even very much of a crank.”
—Rheta Childe Dorr (18661948)
“My stardust melody, the memory of loves refrain.”
—Mitchell Parish (19011993)