Jojo's Bizarre Adventure has inspired thousands of TikTok thirst traps

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure has inspired thousands of TikTok thirst traps

the anime JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is fantastic. The characters’ over-the-top outfits and twisted poses are matched only by the sharp angular lines of the distinct visual style. The series was first published in Shonen Jump in 1987, but continues to find new legs through internet trends. Now a new trend on TikTok uses character lines from the PlayStation 3 game’s home screen, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven, if users pose and show off their eyes. Some of these clips have been viewed approximately 34 million times.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven is a fighting game based on the anime Jojo’s bizarre adventure. It was released by Bandai Namco for the PlayStation 3 in 2015. On the title screen, characters say the game’s name in Japanese, “JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Eyes of Heaven”, the Japanese line meaning “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure”. An audio track featuring various characters, such as Jonathan Joestar, Jotaro Kujo, and Jolyne Cujoh, who say the game’s title has become the foundation for the viral TikTok trend.

People participating in the trend are using the audio clip of every character with the name of the game. The person in the camera mimics each character’s twisted poses as they deliver their lines. At the time of publication, there were approximately 98,300 videos made with this audio.

A similar video of user Milkhater05 doing the poses has over 22 million views.

While many videos simply allow people to post the thirst trap of their dreams, some people have simplified the trend to just show off their eyes. This video of user Luvtheflex showing off their eyes has been viewed over five million times, with the voice line layered with a dreamy song.

The JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure anime is based on the manga created by Hirohiko Araki. The show is known for its eccentric cast and absurd antics – the first season follows Jonathan Joestar battling his adopted brother and nemesis Dio Brando, who kills his beloved dog and later turns into an immortal vampire. In 2021 Netflix released the first part of a new season called Stone Ocean which featured Jolyne Cujoh.

This is far from the first jojo-inspired TikTok trend. A song called “Jojo Pose” from Apollo Fresh took over TikTok as users impersonated their favorite anime characters. There’s also a trend of people doing a backbend to the tune of Jojo’s song, “il vento d’oro.”