Jojo’s story begins using a supernatural power called Hamon, but from part 3 of the anime the main power used is the Stands, which are nothing more than the personification of the person’s fighting spirit. But after all, why this drastic change in the history of the anime was made?
Jojo – Understand why they changed the supernatural power of the anime from Hamon to Stands
There are two main reasons for this: the monetary reason and the practicality that the Stands gave to their creator. In the late 1980s, when the manga first appeared in Shonen Jump, the characters’ *fast* battle tendencies were quite common and didn’t stand out from other manga at the time.
Basically, it was all about “power level” and all manga at the time utilized a chi-like attack, as seen in DBZ and similar manga. For all intents and purposes, Hamon’s energy blasts really didn’t stand out from DBZ’s energy blasts or any other dominant fighting style in the ’80s.
Araki also realized that he would be constantly forced to increase the power level of enemies to make fights more and more exciting as the arcs progressed. When Stands came out in the early 90s, it was a game-changer as it allowed for fluid dynamic fights without ever having to increase the characters’ power level. Araki could pump endless amounts of enemies, all new and powerful, but without ever having to find an illustrated way to show who was more powerful.
In the early manga, you would recognize an enemy was more powerful by their power level or the size of their chi blasts. By switching to Stands, he could illustrate a more powerful villain creating a more powerful and more crafted set of Stand skills, unlike Hamon.