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Why You Should Be Hyped for Jojo or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Turn People Into Bombs

Hardcore Gamer: Japan, I think we can all agree, can be a pretty strange place. I know what your minds jump to with that statement, but it doesn’t even have to be a sex thing. This is a country whose chief cultural exports include a glowing monkey man who beats up space Hannibal Lecter to save slug people, an Italian plumber who jumps on turtle dragons and turns into a cat, and dog fighting for children. Even then, though, that’s only what we see on this side of the water. For various legal and cultural reasons, one of the most influential works in Japanese media has never gotten much exposure in North America. This is a work that transcends plebian weirdness. It is out and out… well, Bizarre.

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