Monday, December 31, 2012

Welcome to the JoJo Project blog!

Welcome to the JoJo Project scanlation team blog!

Current releases can be found here.

Most current SBR chapter is chapter 84, or volume 21 chapter 4.

If you prefer to use Tumblr, you can find us here.

Current raw status: Scanned through v23 midway. Scanning v23 and v24.
Current editing status: Full unedited scripts. Proofread scripts through ch86. Volume 22 in bulk release estimated within three weeks.

The current and past team are:
so many people I can't be assed to list us all right now, and be sure that I am grateful for them all
Sunday, December 30, 2012


In this post, I'd like to address some questions that I have been asked rather often, so you don't have to ask me them again! If you have any other questions please leave them in the comments, and if I find them suitable I will edit the post to include them.

Where do I buy JoJo?
Glad you asked! Part 3 has a licensed release by Viz. It's relatively inexpensive, the translation is a delight to read, and you're supporting JoJo in English! It's also a total dick to find in brick and mortar stores, so pick it up online; Amazon is good, or your other favorite online retailer. For the other arcs, if you're lucky enough to live near a Kinokuniya, you can pick them up there or special order any of the volumes; you can also buy Ultra Jump there for the latest chapters of SBR and some nifty SBR giveaways on occasion! If you don't, try an online japanese bookstore. The one I used to use closed down, so you may just have to use Google for that; the ISBNs for each volume are on Wikipedia. If you want Rohan au Louvre, ships internationally, which is how I got my copy; if you're in Canada, however, it may be cheaper to buy it from instead.

Part 3 scans are yellow and nasty, are you going to redo them?
No. Never. Don't even THINK about it. Screw you.

Are you going to be redoing part 4?
Go talk to our friends over at Invincible Trio about that. They're redoing part 4, not us.

Why do you use 'quotation marks' all over the place?
Because Araki. No seriously, because Araki.

When are you redoing part 5?
When SBR is finished.

WHY would you redo part 5?
Because I have a similar painting of a Buddhist valley.

How long does it take to do a chapter?
For a standard 40-60 page Ultra Jump SBR chapter, the team ends up putting in an average of 15-30 hours. Sometimes more.
Monday, October 24, 2011

Steel Ball Run chapter 84

To all the people who read Steel Ball Run: JoJo Project would like to announce the release of the latest English chapter, Chapter 84. With this chapter, we finish volume 21.

We don't have any fancy kind of hype blurb this time. We believe that this chapter needs to stand by itself.


Previous chapters are at, and you can check on our status at our new blog (shizukajoestar on tumblr) or at

We hope to have v22 in a convenient block ready for you as soon as possible! We can actually get things done faster overall by doing volume releases, as we discovered on v21, and we suspect it might cut down on some of the spoiler problems.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Steel Ball Run Chapter 83

Wow! It's only been a few days since we released 82, but can you believe it?! We're at 83 now! Welp, Shizu wrote up a nice little blurb, and I suck at summarizing, so let's not let that go to waste~
We're cranking up the speed and it feels so good! Welcome to the first chapter of Ball Breaker. We're still fighting D4C, but at least the chapter isn't CALLED "D4C" anymore! This arc is going to continue on into the next volume.

What more can I say about what's going on? Gyro and Johnny are definitely in a big pinch right about now! With all the variables ramping up intensity, what on earth can happen next? (A bunch of crazy shit, that's what's going to happen next.)

So, here are the links! Enjoy this first chapter of Ball Breaker!
Monday, October 10, 2011

Steel Ball Run chapter 80!

It's been a little longer than we like (haven't we said this way too many times?) but we're moving along at a way faster speed than we have before, and Steel Ball Run chapter 81 is ready to go and on its way! Guess what? Not only are we into volume 21 (!!!!!) BUT! After this we only have one, yes, ONE more chapter in the seemingly never-ending D4C arc! I bet it feels like a breath of fresh air to you all, doesn't it?

As for what's going on in the story... Well, D4C! This chapter marks the reappearance of two things which should be familiar to readers; one familiar to everybody who read SBR and one from... past times?! An old friend and an old enemy, both on the side of our heroes...


And as always, past chapters are at if you missed chapter 80.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011


I am not good with blog.

Anyway, there are several new releases!




And we've got more people on the team. Watch this blog for the next 24 hours to see when I'll finally get to post that we have all scripts and all raws for the whole series, and now all we have to do is proofread the scripts, clean all the raws, typeset the fuckers, and get them out to you.

Did any of you ever read Ferdinand by Munro Leaf? I can't help but think of how the bull only wanted to sit under his favorite tree and smell the flowers. I just want to sit on the internet and relax, not lead a scan project for an ongoing series. (Never mind that SBR finished before I was able to catch up, it still counts.) I'm not really cut out for this sort of thing. I am SO GLAD that everybody is out there to help me.
Sunday, July 31, 2011

Steel Ball Run chapter 77


Hey guys! It's been a little while but SBR chapter 77 is out! It's the first chapter of volume 20, which means we're getting way closer to the end! And Araki's definitely letting us know. The tension is ramping up like crazy—what on earth is this new Stand power that's manifesting, and what the heck is up with the bear sign? As our hero team reaches view of the Atlantic Ocean, what on earth is going to happen next?


And back chapters are, as always, on for your convenience.

I also need to apologize. I've been doing the absolute best job I can to set things up to continue uninterrupted in my wake, but I'm (unfortunately) rather tied up in the organization of how JJP operates, and I will be out of the country in a week with dubious internet access. I'll be gone about two weeks, and I'm most likely going to have one terrible case of jet lag when I return. I've got stuff set up so hopefully my scanlation friends can put out a chapter while I'm gone, but I can't guarantee anything. I know you guys have been very patient with delays, so I hate to inflict more of them on you, but I think it's only fair to warn of a possible problem.