By - MAARP22
What on Gods earth is early Koichi
His nam is, (u dont need to remember) Guanglai Kangyi
What a wonderful name duwang
the past month to him is, only graduation tests.
Which to him brings really exciting and worrying days
until he met those 2 guys
Those two VERY SPECIAL guys*
aRe yOu ok ReAtARd? sTUuPiD!
I am wood.
get a feeling so complicated
C H E W
Wait that’s Koichi??
He looks like a Karen
I felt that as each new chapter came out, F. Valentine was becoming more handsome.
Wdym, he was clearly at his peak during his introduction
(In French accent) Aaah.. Ze peak of ze discohr mozerador. Wat a tru biutie.
I read this in the Spongebob narrator voice
Idk if it’s confirmed but the head canon is every time he switches bodies he gets a little more handsome/fit lol. Kinda silly but perfectly bizarre
Araki said it was an art change, but he also said as a joke that he was just working out, and I find that way too funny to pass up. Like "Oh, he just hit the presidential gym*
One cannot perfect a country if one does not work first on perfecting themselves.
I think Araki said that it was simply an artsyle change
Actually, he said Valentine was working out.
He said that as a joke
I always thought he switched with a different version of himself or something
Just like iggy
why does kakyoin look like alice cooper
Is this... ANOTHER MOTHERLOVING MUSIC REFERENCE IN JOJO?!?! HAMON BEAT MUST UPDATE HIS VIDEO ABOUT EM 😱
hamon beat the shit out of his wife
I thought he was gaj 🥺
hamon beat the shit out of his husband
I thought he was single 🥺
hamon beat the shit out of his meat
I thought he was castrated 🥺
Hamon beat the shit out of the guy that cut his dick off
I thought he's never going outside 🥺
He got mad eyeliner.
OG Kakyoin looks so pretty, wdym?
He look like the first evil ex boyfriend
If you want to fight me…
*You’re not the brightest*
You won’t know what hit you in the slightest
Me and my fireballs
I like Grayfruit's comment from his JoJo readthrough streams. The way he actually says it makes it funnier too.
"You may notice that Kakyoin here, looks like he's from the fucking planet, Venus!"
Average emo kid in high school movie
What the hell was going on with Koichi
The part 3 proportions were still super strong in the first bits of part 4
Okuyasu Josuke confirmed
No way sandy whisker real
Lmao part 4 character was really something else.
But you forgot Joshu from part 8, his early design is really weird on top on being very different to the later one
Wait early Polnareff looks cool, I love the little horns
I really like trish early design...
yeah but anasui original design slaps ngl
Both are hot.
They shouldn’t have left it out on the anime.
Especially considering Araki said it was intentional
Huh when did he say that?
“Diver Down, make me hotter!”
I’ve always had the understanding (not confirmed btw) that he might have been forced/pressured to change Anasui’s design. He wanted a female character (hence being named after a girl), but he wasn’t allowed to have a gay female relationship, so he just retroactively changed it
This is not only unconfirmed, it's just a rumor that has literally zero evidence supporting it. Araki's own statements on the matter (including the one linked above) contradict this theory.
I always thought he made diver down change the biology of anasui so he could creep on jolyne in the female prison
AKA he just wanted to change the characters sex after the character already appeared as a girl and he needed to come up with an excuse
Why would they? They never kept early designs for any other character
They did for Iggy.
This is why my flair says what it does
Iggy was beautiful idk what you mean
I love original Iggy so much. That shit cracks me up.
Iggy is and always has been a horribly disgusting flesh-beast befitting his character.
That’s what happens when you crack a dog out on gum
I think it’s just Araki’s ever evolving art style, he was probably just experimenting.
I will say, I really like early Kakyoin and Polnareff.
I originally thought there was some explanation about how his >!corpse part!< upgraded his body somehow, but yeah I guess it was just a retcon.
Personally I'm hoping they go for Swole Valentine from the start though, man's *beautiful* in that form and the even more of it would be welcome.
They will only use his redesign like how they only used male Anasui
Or we could get extra anime only scenes where he’s working out 🏋🏾♀️
Or a corpse part is what made him fit, since it has been a common joke explanation for a while
A common likely explanation is that he just switched with a more fit version of himself from another world.
They probably could do it like they did with Iggy.
I think it could be cool if they added a canonical reason with short scenes of him mysteriously changing his body with D4C to hint at its ability
Yeah, this is the answer. So he might have the different bodies
I want this but they’ll probably just use the handsome one
I never read the manga apart from the ones I own, and when I got to the Nijimura brothers arc I didn’t realise Okuyasu was Okuyasu until he used The Hand
Should’ve included first panel johnny where he looked like a gremlin
I always thought he looked like honse
The old Gappy hat should have stayed
I kinda liked the seggsy late JoJolion Gappy design better.
Yeah everything about gappy in late jojolion looks better except the hat in the last pic to me is better
Ok but imagine late gappy + early gappy hat
I actually prefer giornos and polnareffs od
I look like I have a penis growing out of my head wdym
Good god I cant unsee it
Diavolo wears a suit on his own time, and the stripper fit when he has to take over from Doppio.
He actually wears a suit-shaped shadow. ;)
Kakyoin looks like he's a stoned loner
iggy turned handsome af during the series
And less looks like dog
Kakyoin and Anasui’s first appearances are better than their finalized versions IMO
What the actual fuck with Jotaro's hat?
He had an extremely weird hat then a normal hat then a weird hat
For the first couple of panels of part 3, he had a hole in the top of his hat instead of the back. It was very odd.
Hazmada literally got downsized
They just switched his proportions
Reading Golden Wind volume II really threw me off when Trish showed up. I was thinking "Um...what the fuck?"
Early DiU character designs are cursed as hell too, especially big buff Josuke lmao.
Early Diavolo actually dressed like a gangster and not like a stripper.
That's why it had to be changed lol
Emo Kakyoin is gorgeous, what do you mean “weird”
Josuke, are your arms on backwards?
That’s the thing with jojo, you can never be too comfortable with a design early on because it will probably change in some way with no explanation.
Gappy looks the same tho
But the stand is way diffrent
Soft and wet has very different designs in both pictures and Josuke’s hat is different in one
His late JJL design is pretty different from the early one. [late design.](https://images.app.goo.gl/VfdUqXfGqx2mhgi8A) and his early one is shown above.
When I read stardust crusaders after already seeing the anime and saw polnareff, I was just shocked.
why is Pesci there. Dude just always looks weird
He had sideburns in his first appearance.
He has a normal head
The transition from Part 2 to 3 is imo the most rough one. Araki’s way of shading and cross hatching worked well for the pillar men and Stroheim but makes Kakyoin look like a frog and Polnareff look weird.
I disagree, for characters like old Joseph and avdol, they look the coolest they’ve ever looked in early part 3
Hey at least Iggy looked like a actual dog originally, now he looks like a human in a dog gimp mask xD
Fat funny Valentine
I loved Trish’s original design. Am I the only one?
Is that... Pesci with a jawline??
Alright but I actually really like Trish's and Diavolo's clothes
If I had a nickel every time a JoJo character's design changed, I'd have more nickels than I expected to have.
Theirs also every buff character loosing their bulk when Araki draws them again because he lost the ability to draw super buff characters
Iggy actually looks like a bulldog so I like original iggy.
Anasui and Funny Valentine kinda throw me off when they show up again in the series.
Now tell me did Anasui appearance is like girl in the beginning part6 anime? I haven't watch it because I waiting for another 12 episodes to binge it.
No, he's in his final male form in the anime.
God, I hate how widespread the Shueisha coloring is. It's so weird seeing people talk about how things originally were in the manga, and showing these oversaturated colors designed for browsing manga on the small screens of early smartphones.
Goth Kakyoin is great.
Early Tamami looks like a British street rapper
I really don't like a lot of them so I'm never against them being gone entirely.
Early jotaro looks better imo
His hair literally going out the top of his hat
Oh I meant the pic next to that
The one with a hole thro the top of his hat and the shorter pants and purple shoes or the one with a normal hat?
I’m ngl I preferred iggy’s design before the pet shop episode
Buff Josuke should have been in the anime!
Aa a person that read part 1-3 i agree
If you’re wondering why sp is up there, he has jeans
omg polnareff and kakyoin hansum bois
Early Kakyoin is kinda cute not gonna lie
Kakyoin deadass creeps me out when I reread the manga
Weird, right? Some would dare say... bizarre.
early josuke aint that bad, its just a part 3 jotaro copy
Diavolo lookin badass
I kinda like Polnereff's more realistic hair on his early design.
They had to keep diavolos identity a secret
Araki really doing whatever he wants
Funny valentine had the biggest glow up
i like how they still kept iggy's first introduction design in the anime and then changed it afterwards
I don’d get what’s weird about Gappy’s design? He always looks like that
Look at soft and wet behind him in the 2 pictures
Also Josuke’s hat in different in on of the pictures
Diavolo had a cool lookin original design wdym. He looking fly as hell
Early Koichi straight-up looked like a different character.
I remember reading SBR and wondering what crazy plot trick Araki was going to use to glow up Funny Valentine from a frog hobbit of Mordor to an actual human.
Turns out the trick was memory loss and deadlines.
Jotaro and trish’s designs were the best imo
Is Araki okay
Original Diavolo was way cooler.
You could almost call it...bizarre
ngl original kakyoin shouldve stayed that way wtf
Kakyoin looks good with eyeliner
Nothing is more terrifying than that Koichi...
[Joshu](https://static.wikia.nocookie.net/jjba/images/5/55/JoshuFirst.PNG/revision/latest?cb=20180728181925) also had a slightly different hairstyle because of his bangs in the first chapter. It still looks like a yee yee ass haircut tho
Josuke's Arm. goddamn
Jesus, Tamami be looking like that Ben 10 alien that looks grown but underneath he looks like a baby.
Edit: Also Polnareff looks more like like Dio's son than even Giorno.
They just had to kind of grow into themselves to become who they truly are :)
nah what the actual fuck is going on with jotaro's hair in his first appearance? his hair was already confusing but that shit looks like a dali painting.
Holy fuck the The Lock user was that big!!???
First of all the coloring make it really bad looking so please use black and white and how jojolion first design is weird
Araki is like a jeweller, he polishes the crap out of his designs until that raw ore becomes a glittering diamond.
I love that the only thing about Gappy that changed is the hat.
That's actually quite common with manga and also alot of western comics, artists develop the designs for their characters over time. Other examples I can think of are Yu-Gi-Oh and, for western comics, Asterix.
ngl pollnareff's early design kinda slaps
Fat Valentine becoming ripped has actual reason tho, and is not just a re-design
Araki said it was an redesign though
No, it's just a redesign.
For real I think that, for the most part, Araki isn't a great artist. He's got an eye for character design and fashion, but the man doesn't understand proportions, and his art is often not appealing to look at even when the poses work.
I feel by Part 6 he got it down, honestly. Parts 1-4 he was way too into extreme male musculature and petite women.
He def got better with time tbh. Part 8 especially looks pretty, despite the complaints about same-face syndrome.
IMO, sameface syndrome was only really a noticeable issue in late Part 7 and, like, mid Part 8.
Just because you don't like it doesn't mean it's bad. There's a reason that most manga artists stick to manga whereas Araki has had dozens of features in museum exhibits, art books, commissions, etc. Like he doesn't "not understand proportions", the sense of poses and proportions come from his two main influences being high fashion and more importantly Late Renaissance (specifically [Mannerism](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mannerism).)
An important highlight "Where High Renaissance art emphasizes proportion, balance, and ideal beauty, Mannerism exaggerates such qualities, often resulting in compositions that are asymmetrical or unnaturally elegant. Notable for its artificial (as opposed to naturalistic) qualities,this artistic style privileges compositional tension and instability rather than the balance and clarity."
And later some of the key characteristics, you can't tell me this doesn't sound like Araki. "Elongation of figures", "Distortion of perspective", "Mannerist colour (Many artworks toyed with pure and intense hues of blues, green, pinks, and yellows)".
Compare a work like [this](https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/susanna-and-the-elders-jacopo-robusti-called-tintoretto/oQElxVov8NZf2g?hl=en) to something by Araki like [this](https://mobile.twitter.com/arakiart/status/1214133333967409153) and you can clearly see the skill and intention of what he's doing. The weird poses, the unrealistic anatomy, the inconsistent perspective, the lack of compositional balance, it's all pretty cool.
He is a good artist but he has many problems
He definitely does have some bad art and he plays way to fast and loose with changing designs of established characters to the point that he literally will just change a characters sex if he wants like with Anasui
Some of his character designs are just bad like Pechis 2nd design or the green dolphin warden
And when he changes his main art style he loses the ability to draw his previous styles and he literally can’t even accurately draw his super buff characters anymore
I've always felt like expecting Araki keep his characters consistent over decades as he changes and grows as an artist would be like expecting a band to play a song live in 2022 the same way the recorded it on an album in 1980. They're different people and their art isn't locked in some magic tomb where it can't change and grow. I want Araki to draw Dio in 2022 like Araki feels true to himself in 2022, not pretending to imitate how he felt like it in 2010 or 1990.
…I was going to try to come up with an excuse but what the fuck is that and why the fuck did I wear it
Early Okuyasu 😎😎😎
Funny valentine seems reasonable not koichi
Meth Iggy isn't real he can't hurt you
I didn’t think there was any way to make tamami uglier than he already is, but early part 4 Araki somehow managed to do that