Posted by psgels on 4 November 2012 with categories: Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

The soundtrack for this series… I remember at the beginning of the season that I noted that the best soundtracks of the season were from Zetsuen no Tempest and Psycho Pass. Here’s the thing: Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure’s soundtrack was awesome as well, but over the past episodes, it has actually improved, whereas Tempest and Psycho Pass mostly stayed with the same tracks. This episode also had a new track for the ED to work with. I’m amazed at how much work was put into this, because out of all the series this season, this is the show where the soundtrack plays the most prominent role here.

Also, the powers of the different characters just rock. Here is a kid who launches himself with a catapult, the ripple energy that can be used to tiptoe over water, a guy who uses his hair to attack and the most gigantic sword I have ever seen in an anime. It’s all so ridiculously overblown on one hand, yet so detailed on the other with fingers being the single most effective murdering weapon in the entire series. Or that “Let me heal your frozen arm with my burning body heat!”-scene. That was so ludicrous that it became awesome again.

This episode also brought back two famous figures from history back to life as incredibly badass zombies. Even their backstories were over the top, and I love the way how this was portrayed. It was another one of those moments where I nearly had the urge to yell along with the characters. It has been so long that I’ve seen an anime that had so much manliness in it. The previous attempt, Kaiji was horribly dragged out. This is the complete opposite: perfectly paced and I’m not feeling like I’m missing anything.
Rating: 5.5/8 (Excellent)

9 Responses

  1. Saigo says:

    JoJo is awesome, and gets better and better.

  2. Outis says:

    You gotta love the complete self-assured arrogance that Dio displays. That line delivery of “Do you remember how many breads you have eaten in your life?” really shows his level of “commitment”. All through each episode, I watch on with a smile of glee from all the things all those characters do or say.

    I still wish the series had a bigger budget, but as it happens, whenever I’m about to think that this or that looks a bit cheap, something awesome happens or someone says something outrageous and I’m pulled back in without any further thought.

    • martin says:

      i at least hope for the future they’ll have one sequence to have a higher budget (a talented animator). but as it stands the budget is fine and doesnt hold back the awesomeness.

  3. Dr. Pest says:

    For those not familiar with the whole JJBA series or music: Most of the names in this manga are references to rock-bands (in most cases) or songs – like Dio, Speedwagon (the rock band REO Speedwagon), Zeppeli (Led Zeppelin) or the new guys Tarkus and Bruford etc.
    See here the full list: http://jjba.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_cultural_references_in_JoJo%27s_Bizarre_Adventure
    I found this pretty funny when I saw that even minor characters were named that way.

  4. Blue Bomber says:

    BTW, the ED song is still the same song, just a different part of it. One of my all time faves. :) I was like WTF when I first heard it being played for the ED, but after reading Dr. Pest’s link, it makes a lot more sense.

  5. Raiden says:

    Just wait for part 2, IMHO it has the most amazing and badass scenes, I can’t wait to see them animated. Also Joseph Joestar is my favorite Jojo.

  6. Reverse says:

    the best part on part one begin with this episode

  7. ahsialie says:

    This episode has been so cool.
    Have you guys seen the Jojo’s figures? They were awesome! I just got mine recently from PIJ, it was worth it :)

    http://bit.ly/jojofigures

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  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Dec 23. 2014 12:34 AM)
    Also Ninjarealist had an idea he wanted to cover chaika, log horizon and wixoss but because psgels didn’t follow them he felt it inconsistent. I reckon that the writers should do some more full reviews though.
  • Cyril
    (Tuesday, Dec 23. 2014 12:17 AM)
    Oh, cool.
  • Emma
    (Monday, Dec 22. 2014 11:12 PM)
    K-off was also finding it somewhat hard to write about certain shows when not in batch Review format.
  • Emma
    (Monday, Dec 22. 2014 11:05 PM)
    Aidan dropped writing about Grisaia out of sheer disappointment at its adaptation.
  • Emma
    (Monday, Dec 22. 2014 11:01 PM)
    @Cyril: K-off is busy at work and his political activism, Ninjarealist has said his real life has gotten busy, but I know he dropped akatsuki no yona out of boredom. I don’t know whats going on with lighteningbolt.
  • Cyril
    (Monday, Dec 22. 2014 10:43 PM)
    Ignoring the troll for a second, what DID happen to the other writers? I’m guessing they dropped the serieses they were reviewing because they were bad?
  • AidanAK47
    (Monday, Dec 22. 2014 10:16 PM)
    @Zo, we love you too.
  • Friend
    (Monday, Dec 22. 2014 07:48 PM)
    Is anyone going to review the YuruYuri OVA?
  • Zo
    (Monday, Dec 22. 2014 07:40 PM)
    Man all your writers are lazy as horseshit. This blog sucks.
  • AidanAK47
    (Monday, Dec 22. 2014 03:44 PM)
    @Emma, Can’t. Ninja said he wanted to review it.

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