This is how we praise the sun!
- Apr 18, 2020
- 3 children in a trench coat
No, it did start out almost entirely as a parody.Every season of Jojo is essentially unrelated and I don't think the first season is what really started it becoming popular. But I'm with you, I tried about half the first season and it felt like a parody that the writer wasn't aware was a parody. I always meant to try the next season but never got around to it.
It was "what if fist of the north star but everyone poses like runway models because shonen anime is stupid" and then evolved an interesting identity from there.
The Jonathan Joestar arc is by far the roughest and most formulaic, but it's also the shortest. It gets weirder and more interesting as it goes on.