Nihon Review's Kaikyaku writes: "This story begins in the middle. In fact, this six part OVA actually represents the second half of the third arc of a long, popular manga series. These episodes are produced specifically for fans of the manga who are already familiar with the story. Thus, there is no introduction to the concept of Stands, the characters or their relationships to each other. However, seven years later the studio has released a second OVA which tells the first half of the story. If you are unfamiliar with the world of JoJo, as I was, then I strongly recommend starting with the 2000 Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure."