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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Cosplay Brings the Iconic ‘Approaching Me’ Meme to Life

A devoted Jojo fan has created the famous “Approaching Me” meme in an image where they are cosplaying as Jotaro as well as Dio Brando.

A fan of the wildly popular franchise JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure has recreated the “Approaching Me” meme, cosplaying Jotarokujo and Dio Brando.

The image was posted by the cosplayer who goes by Seanpai Senpai to their Twitter account. Seanpai Senpai (@seanpaisen) tweeted that this picture is one of his favorites and that JoJo has been an excellent inspiration to his workout routine. In this picture, the meme is painstakingly recreated not just through cosplay but also by the use of color-lit lighting that replicates the color scheme of yellow in the original manga panel from which the meme was created from.

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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, based on Hirohiko Araki’s manga with the same title has spawned a variety of memes, like the “Oh, you’re approaching me?” meme, two of these are the “Araki forgot!” Fans came up with the “Araki forgot!” meme in response to the numerous plot holes in the show. A different meme is the “Yare Yare Daze” the phrase that is often used by Jotaro that roughly translates into “good grief” (English). In December 2021, the JoJomanga has over 120 million copies on the market, but the franchise’s prominence within meme culture is another valuable indication of its popularity.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure was first serialized in Weekly Shonen Jumpin 1987. The story begins in 19th-century England in the 19th Century and is narrated by Jonathan Joestar. He is an aristocratic young man who faces off against Dio Brando. Dio, who was a lower-class, but determined man, is taken in by Jonathan Joestar’s father. Dio Brando is eventually able to find the stone Aztec mask with incredible supernatural powers that are in the possession and taken care of by the Joestar family. Dio Brando, motivated by his desire to become the most powerful individual in the world, uses the Aztec artifact’s powers to transform into a mighty one. The quest begins to defeat Dio which continues throughout the generations of the Joestar family. Jotaro Kujo the Joestar descendant depicted in the character, and is the hero of the series’ third arc, titled Stardust Crusaders.

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The initial season of JoJoanime premiered almost ten years ago in October 2012. The show has been aired for four seasons since then. The fifth season, Stone Ocean, debuted last December. The first 12 episodes are now available. The second part, consisting of 13-24 episodes, is scheduled to release on Netflix this season in the fall. The initial four seasons of JoJo and Part 1 of Stone Ocean are available to stream on Netflix.

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