Is That a JoJo Reference?

Contents: Meaning | Origin | Spread


What does Is That a JoJo Reference? mean?

Is that a JoJo reference?, also encountered as Is this a JoJo reference?, is an ironic rhetorical question online, that is dropped into the comment section of pictures and posts, that are in fact a reference to JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, an anime and manga series.

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What's the origin of Is That a JoJo Reference??

The earliest case of the question emerged on 4chan’s /a/ (anime) board on September 13th, 2009.

“Is that a JoJo reference?” is a common question, since, being one of the oldest and longest running anime and manga series, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is referred to in a lot of settings, including other mangas, animes as well as video games.

Spread and Usage

How did Is That a JoJo Reference? spread?

On April 22nd, 2015, Reddit user, SamuraiDDD shared a post, inquiring about animes that have a good JoJo reference, inciting a lot of users to write sarcastic replies in the thread.

The phenomenon turned common on Reddit and 4chan, mostly on boards or subreddits related to anime or manga.

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