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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  • Bam
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 10:25 AM)
    I’m genuinely surprised that nobody’s intrigued by the Bootstrap Paradox.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 10:22 AM)
    Thats a problem in itself though Marius, sometimes you have to intervene and make people do what is necessary and make the choices for them.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 10:20 AM)
    I just think before giving up on this girl or deciding she’s a lost cause, figuring out why someone is depressed is a good option.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 10:19 AM)
    @K-off: But in all seriousness something is clearly going on in her life.
  • MariusOst
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 10:18 AM)
    If she’s comfortable in self-destructive behavior, I feel that she’s a lost cause. You can’t force her to go to the hospital, or can you make her live a healthy lifestyle.
  • k-off
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 10:14 AM)
    @Marius Nah, she’s lazy as fuck when it comes to that, and at this point I doubt she even wants treatment.
    @Emma ? I said the music wasn’t helping better her condition.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 10:10 AM)
    This girl who keeps cutting herself K-off, she’s surely got some story behind her for why she’s engaging in self-destructive behavior. And if you say its just because of the music she listen too… ;o;
  • MariusOst
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 10:10 AM)
    k-off, so she should play some sports. Sign her up for some rock climbing lessons or something.
  • MariusOst
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 10:07 AM)
    I’ve cut myself in the past, although my case wasn’t a volatile case, but I can honestly say from personal experience that going outside and jogging/playing sports gives me heck of a lot more stimulation/distraction than cutting myself. I got into Volleyball and I’ve managed to quit.
  • MariusOst
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 10:04 AM)
    Cutting yourself is something that can’t end well. Sometimes people can accidentally cut too hard in the wrong place and bleed to death, or they can get themselves infections in their wounds and get seriously sick. It’s unhygienic and unnecessary.

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