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Prince's influence on Anime comic(link)included

Not sure if this has ever been posted (since I don't come here as often) but I came across some Prince related pop culture piece from Japan.

As I was watching the Gold video last night, I was reading through the comments section and people kept mentioning "Jojo this..." and "Jojo that...". I did a little digging and found out why "Jojo" was mentioned so often in the comments section.

Apparently, the Gold Experience was a special power of Jojo (Josuke) and the creator was/is a huge Prince fan. The comic is not a recent thing either. The series has been around since 1985 in Japan and has Prince influences throughout. Check the article.




http://www.latimes.com/en...story.html

I know that Prince had a limited edition comic run in the early/mid 1990's but this is unrelated to that.

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Reply #1 posted 07/03/18 6:41am

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"Unfortunately, our website is currently unavailable in most European countries"

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Reply #2 posted 07/03/18 6:44am

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Nice work. Thanks for posting. I love JoJo describing how Prince informs his art. peace prince

And honestly, when I suddenly drag the reader into another world … I worry that they’ll get confused and maybe my popularity will suffer. But then I think, “Prince is here, so it’s OK!” [laughs]. Prince – that’s a person that really knows no fear.

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Reply #3 posted 07/03/18 6:54am

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Here's part of the article -

Prince's 'bizarre' influence on Japanese anime

...But what a lot of people may not realize is that Prince also had profoundly affected one of the most bizarre comic and anime franchises Japan has ever produced – a series called, appropriately enough, “Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure.” The series isn’t quite as popular as titles like “One Piece” or “Dragon Ball Z,” but it has been running since 1985, spawned video game and novel spinoffs and produced a serious cult following.

And the series creator, Hirohiko Araki, is an indisputable Prince fan.

If you’re a fan of “Jojo,” you already know what I’m talking about. The series, which has been running since 1985, has an indescribable funkiness to it – characters stand in amazing poses, the dialogue is always somehow off-kilter, and the costumes look like something right out of a Prince stage set.

But it’s probably easier to talk about the main character, Josuke, who actually looks a bit like Prince. Josuke also seems to have a fondness for purple and has two symbols pinned to his collar: the “peace” symbol Prince used in the title of his movie “Sign o’ the Times,” and another symbol that looks suspiciously like the one Prince used when he changed his name.

But if there had been any doubt about the level of Araki’s fanaticism, there’s that time in 2014 when Prince’s movie “Sign o’ the Times” had a 25th anniversary theater run in Japan. By this point, Araki’s Prince obsession was so widely known that theaters distributed pamphlets containing an extended interview with the comic book artist.

Here’s a translated excerpt:

More than the superficial visuals, I was inspired by Prince’s rhythm. His rhythm is weird, so it’s the type that’s the hardest to sing at karaoke. Just when you think he’s just calmly keeping the rhythm, he just suddenly switches it up. … When I draw my comics, I try to do the same thing. So when the first episode ends, and when the second episode starts, and all of a sudden it’s a completely different setting – for me, that’s very Prince-like, when I suddenly break the flow and make the reader go, “Wait, what?”

And honestly, when I suddenly drag the reader into another world … I worry that they’ll get confused and maybe my popularity will suffer. But then I think, “Prince is here, so it’s OK!” [laughs]. Prince – that’s a person that really knows no fear.

So far, Araki hasn't released a public statement about Prince's death. He doesn’t seem to be directly involved with the day-to-day running of his official website, and he's notoriously dismissive of social media like Twitter.

But I wouldn’t be surprised if a Prince tribute shows up in a future episode of the series. From the same interview:

I want Prince to always be an artist, to always keep making wonderful works of art. ... The thing that makes me happiest is the fact that he keeps releasing albums.”

If you’d like to watch the anime version of “Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure,” you can check it out on Hulu, or comb through a fan-made wiki for more obscure pop culture references.

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Reply #4 posted 07/04/18 5:49pm

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Interesting....

I just googled Hirohiko Araki

He shares a Birthday with Prince....

June 7 1960

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Reply #5 posted 07/04/18 5:57pm

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Uh oh....

Google got me

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Reply #6 posted 07/05/18 6:17am

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^^ Nice! heart those abs. Rosie became a robot monster? cool

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Reply #7 posted 07/07/18 3:06am

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Yup, jojos is a big one. The guy who wrote it is a massive music fan in general, he’s got characters named after bands left right and centre. Just off the top of my head in jojos there is ‘golden experience’ and ‘paisley park’. But there is refs to prince dotted about everywhere in the manga and anime with designs and little snuck in references (I once recall seeing the old style love symbol on a guys arm when carrying a casket).

Other than jojos there was a manga called shiori experience which had Prince feature as himself as a side character (this was before he passed).
I always thought prince would of loved ranma 1/2 as the story seems like Prince’s dream lol it’s about a guy that when splashed with cold water turns into a girl lol very if I was your girlfriend
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