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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  • Aries
    (Monday, Mar 30. 2015 09:49 PM)
    But I mean it was very silly show to begin with but it was fun and is definitely anime of the season
  • Aries
    (Monday, Mar 30. 2015 09:46 PM)
    I feel like this is one of the few yuri series where the lead couple dont get fucked over with and can live happily ever after.
  • Aries
    (Monday, Mar 30. 2015 09:44 PM)
    Like the storyline makes perfect sense and it got more straight forward as the series went on.
  • Aries
    (Monday, Mar 30. 2015 09:43 PM)
    Aidan, No actually! It was the first happy ending I think Ikuhara has done and it resolved everything and made me quite emotional!
  • AidanAK47
    (Monday, Mar 30. 2015 08:40 PM)
    @Aries, Let me guess. Lesbian mindf*ck time travel?
  • Aries
    (Monday, Mar 30. 2015 08:37 PM)
    yuri kuma had a fantastic ending tbh!
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Mar 29. 2015 05:18 AM)
    Oh, awesome, dark horse is releasing volume 10 of black lagoon in April, its been nearly five years since the last complete volume…
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Mar 29. 2015 03:56 AM)
    @Aidan: I think theres something seriously wrong when theres the actually possibility of there being a good PA works anime but we all have our opinions =P
  • AidanAK47
    (Sunday, Mar 29. 2015 03:13 AM)
    @Raggers, I will go into detail when I review it. But I think something is seriously wrong when I get a far more satisfying ending out of shirobako than Death parade.
    Looking forward to writing a review of shirobako too.
  • Raggers
    (Sunday, Mar 29. 2015 02:56 AM)
    @Aidan: it wasn’t bad though. I think it suffered from too high expectations and lack of focus (or overreaching).

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