the theme of manga demographics It is a debate in itself, because although the stories are usually divided by gender and age range, it often seems that certain works do not quite fit. So even though the mangas “shonen” are aimed at adolescent boysmany times they end up having quite dark and threadbare themes and then we find ourselves seinen manga for adults They simply tell us about the quiet day-to-day life of a group of high school students.
When ‘JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure’ began to be published back in 1987, it was published in Shonen Jump magazine, and it quickly became an iconic manga. Of course, over the years, and as the Joestar saga evolved, it ended up changing the age range and magazine when hirohiko araki he felt it was time.
Father Pucci enters the scene
Throughout each part of ‘JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure’ We follow a different member of the Joestar family, although the shadow of Dio Brando has always followed them as the great villain of the franchise. The manga and the anime have had many raw and sordid moments, but at the end of ‘Stone Ocean’, the sixth part, was when Araki thought that the manga should start to be oriented towards adults.
And the great fault was Enrico Pucci, the villain of ‘Stone Ocean’. As Araki revealed to ‘JoJo Magazine’, Pucci’s cold and ruthless personality, as well as his past, was what made him rethink the tone the story was taking.
It’s true that Pucci is a tremendously sleazy villain, but he doesn’t get along that much with Yoshikage Kira or Diavolo either, although it’s also quite possible that the mangaka realized that ‘JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure’ had been getting darker and darker and that his public had grown older.
So when the next part came, ‘Steel Ball Run’, at first it started running as usual in Weekly Shonen Jump, but from 2005 the manga began to be published in the magazine Ultra Jump and there it has stayed ever since.
The Ultra Jump chapters have more pages but are also released monthly, so mangakas have more time and a bit of leeway to work on them. It is also geared towards an adult audience (with “seinen” demographics), so Araki can afford a little more manga width to touch on certain topics… and by the way, dedicate a little more care to the drawing and go more calmly with each installment, which is surely something I was looking for.
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