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
    (Wednesday, Jan 28. 2015 03:17 PM)
    Things psgels was made to cover, oh good lord find me the head of the true sadist who made him blog persona 4.
    I believe Age has missed tthe Grisaia post where Aidan said he would not be following the show.
  • AidanAK47
    (Wednesday, Jan 28. 2015 01:50 PM)
    Lets just toss the flowerly tongue and get to the nitty gritty here.
    You don’t like me or any of the other writers and you would prefer to have a static blog instead of it being updated by people who are not psgels. Great, opinion noted.
  • AidanAK47
    (Wednesday, Jan 28. 2015 01:45 PM)
    “Thus, people are checking for updates less.”
    ….based on? Cause from what I hear from ninja the blog is still getting the page views it did during psgels days. Also on Mantinance fees, Ninja did say he would pay for them but it seems psgels refused.
  • AidanAK47
    (Wednesday, Jan 28. 2015 01:40 PM)
    @agej, I honestly can’t tell if you are being sincere or just taking the piss.
    “Psgels dropped shows he doesn’t like because he doesn’t just write for the sake of filling space on the feed.”
    Again why are we asuming here? I have dropped a show I didn’t like. If I didn’t like these shows I wouldn’t be writing about them. Also note that psgels did take a request to blog something and you could always tell that he was never into the show.
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Jan 28. 2015 06:29 AM)
    Eh, k-off if your around, theres a documentary film out there about The shinbet Israeli intelligence network recruiting the son of a Hamas leader which made for an interesting, engaging enough watch, it was called The green prince.
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Jan 28. 2015 05:54 AM)
    @Emma: I actually haven’t watched Never Let Me Go, but if I enjoy Ex Machina then I might give it a go.
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Jan 28. 2015 05:51 AM)
    Not entirely true. Peter used to post quite frequently before his hiatus over a year and a half ago, a quick look at the archives proves the extent of this. His initiative to utilize similar minded authors from his blog both proves his approval of them as well as the plan to post very rarely from then on.
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Jan 28. 2015 05:47 AM)
    @Bam: Sunshine let me down with its ending but the rest of the film was strong enough to forgive that somewhat.
    I quite liked his never let me go film, then again I am very much draw to these bleak, dystopian things.
  • agej
    (Wednesday, Jan 28. 2015 05:47 AM)
    And all the while, Psgels is paying maintenance fees for the site… That’s all. Sorry for sounding harsh earlier. I didn’t come across clearly enough since I was pooping.
  • agej
    (Wednesday, Jan 28. 2015 05:46 AM)
    The blog’s audience stayed for Psgels’ random recurrences and input from foreign bloggers is disenchanting many of these readers because it decreases the perception that Psgels will come back. Thus, people are checking for updates less.

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