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Jojo's bizarre Bizarre adventure

Submitted by Druss on Sat, 2010-04-24 00:06

For the last couple of days, I've been reading a manga named JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. It's alright, I guess - decent premise with slipshod execution. But something that I initially perceived as humourous became disconcertingly distracting enough for me to post about it. This certain something is to do with the majority of the character names in the manga being named after western music artists. For e.g., there are characters named Page, Plant, Jones and Bonham, Dio, Loggins and Messina, Cars, Wham, AC/DC, Lisa Lisa, Speedwagon and so on to name just a few seen thus far in the first 100 chapters or so. I have no idea what the mangaka was thinking as it totally projects the wrong picture in my head and takes away from any character building that's going on and all in all, ruins the manga a little.

For the curious, the WP article linked above provides more information and examples about this naming convention.