Posted 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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  • K-Off
    (Wednesday, Sep 3. 2014 02:12 AM)
    I’ve never bothered trying to have a lucid dream. I heard that you feel like a mute ghost.
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Sep 3. 2014 02:11 AM)
    @K-off: Dreams can be used for therapy and the ERM cycle of sleep is so integral that the act of memory inscription cannot function correctly without it. Many thinkers such as Avicenna or even modern scientist such as David Bohm have used dreamspace to solve hard problems.
  • K-Off
    (Wednesday, Sep 3. 2014 02:10 AM)
    I remember George Carlin once saying, “Symbols, are for the symple(pun on symbol and simple)-minded.”
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Sep 3. 2014 02:10 AM)
    @Raggers: Off topic but, you may be interested to know the no game no life novels have been licensed by yen press.
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Sep 3. 2014 02:08 AM)
    The thing used to be legal here since it’s so rare and unknown so I ordered some. The tea is horrendously bitter to the point of vomit. I couldn’t drink the whole thing and definitely got me feeling more sick than lucid. Maybe the construction of additional pylons was necessary.
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Sep 3. 2014 02:08 AM)
    I can recall some lovecraft novels dealing with dreams quite well.
  • K-Off
    (Wednesday, Sep 3. 2014 02:07 AM)
    @Emma Well, I’m a cynical fuck who is too down-to-earth at times, lol. I don’t relate much to the symbolic world.
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Sep 3. 2014 02:05 AM)
    @K-off: That is mostly likely it, although the goal here is overthinking for the fun of it =P
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Sep 3. 2014 02:05 AM)
    There is also a Central American herb known as Calea Zacatechichi which is known to induce lucid dreamings. The Popolucan tribes used to to visit other realms or communicate with their ancestors through dreams. They would often drink a large cup of Calea tea and smoke on the leaves while slowly passing out, entering a lucid state where they can work out there issues or gain knowledge.
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    (Wednesday, Sep 3. 2014 02:05 AM)
    Just a personal thought. I don’t dwell on it.

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