Posted by psgels on 16 December 2012 with categories: Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

Normally I dislike using memes and all, but this is just one of those shows where OVER 9000! is entirely fitting. I mean, holy crap, this show just has gotten more crazy in just two episodes compared to the first arc. Joseph Joestar’s sense of fighting is just completely crazy. This show still has this habit of using tiny details and making an incredibly big deal out of them, but Joseph takes that, and adds tommy guns and hand grenades to the mix from out of nowhere.

And then there is the introduction of the villain for this arc. Now, there is being evil, and trying everything in your damn mind to try to be as evil as humanly possible. That’s that guy. He didn’t end up as a baby eater, but it really would have been close. I mean, Dio was evil and all, but he did not go through such lengths.

And is it also just me, or did the animation improve? I mean, I could be wrong, but there were even less still frames than usual in this episode. That makes it even more amazing by the way: the character designs in this show just are very complicated and hard to animate. And yet the creators did it. I could not have expected that.

Also, the new OP rocks.
Rating: 6/8 (Awesome)

7 Responses

  1. Keith says:

    You’re wrong about Stroheim being the villain! There’s more than one villain for this arc and they have yet to be introduced yet! Next episode though….

  2. Sheba says:

    It’s like David Production is doing their damn best to make people LOVE Joseph and they are doing a good job at this. Joseph IS a delight to watch on screen, well for those who actually WATCH JoJo. Because it’s a damn shame that few people watch this show compared to others (won’t name titles), or don’t generate as much noise. They DONT know what they are missing out.

  3. JM says:

    davidproduction is doing such a great job in this new arc. The new OP rocks and it fits the theme perfectly. They also had an animation boost here which I wish would go on until the end of the season, although even with still frame action scenes they’re doing a fine job making it look intense.

  4. arcanes says:

    Great episode! I loved Johnathan, but Joseph is way more fun to watch. New OP and all is very good, and I can’t wait for more crazy shit to happen next week.

  5. Suffoni says:

    I don’t want to spoil anything but. You’d be praising the fuck out of Stroheim near the end of the arc. That I promise you.

  6. wa says:

    Great episode – the grenade trick came out of nowhere. Glad I continued with the series.

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  • ninjarealist
    (Tuesday, Oct 21. 2014 07:32 AM)
    So, after seeing countless anime characters eating it in anime shows, I finally made Hayashi Rice for the first time in my life and I have to say that it was incredibly delicious. Dunno if you guys have ever tried that one or can recall seeing an anime character eat it, but it’s the beef dish made with a sauce of wine, tomatoes, fried onions and soy sauce primarily. I highly recommend it.
  • Friend
    (Tuesday, Oct 21. 2014 07:31 AM)
    @ninja Y thank you :)
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    (Tuesday, Oct 21. 2014 07:29 AM)
    @Friend I like it. The whole feel of it is still kind of magical and fantastic but in a more grounded way than your sketch.
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    (Tuesday, Oct 21. 2014 07:26 AM)
    @ninja I changed it mainly because usually, I make minor adjustments to the composition and setting once i start coloring, which is why I changed the snake. Once I added in the waterfalls and the cliff, I thought it’d be more fitting to have it be a large snake instead of a flying one.
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    @Bam Yup, got it. Your gallery looks great especially because I can tell that you leave your thoughts there :)
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    (Tuesday, Oct 21. 2014 07:13 AM)
    @Friend Looks great! A lot different than the sketch. Why did you decide to change the creature to a more snake-like design? In the sketch it looked a little more like a sea creature.
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    (Tuesday, Oct 21. 2014 07:13 AM)
    @Friend: I sent you a note. This also gave me an excuse to clean up my gallery a bit, not that it makes much of a difference lol
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    (Tuesday, Oct 21. 2014 06:50 AM)
    @Bam Looking forward to it :)
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    (Tuesday, Oct 21. 2014 06:43 AM)
    @Emma: man, that would be my pleasure, but I have to do minimal work and you do the rest for it to look good lol
    I’ll message you as soon as I figure out how.
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