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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    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 04:58 PM)
    @Bam, Extra Credits made a video praising Dark souls 2’s difficultly system. Never have I disagreed with them more.
    @Ninja, I read the beginning chapters of Love Tyrant but it was just too slapstick for my taste.
  • Emma
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    @Realist: I also noticed in that story arc with the talking cats, it mentioned cats of ulthar, which was also mentioned in a HP Lovecraft story.
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    We have reached the moment of truth and what we waited for in space brothers manga. The next chapters cannot come fast enough.
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    Apparently in bloodbourne they are upping the violence…I think.
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    @Bam: Scott Snyder at least…is one of them.
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    @k-off: the series has some sombre and unconventional stories, it’s just that the story is told indirectly thru lore and subtlety. Demon’s Souls had a decent amount of narrative to the whole affair, albeit short and told mostly thru items and NPC encounters. But unfortunately the series moved forward on from cryptic to straight minimal storytelling. DS2 feels lazy although it has a few cool narratives, like Luciatel, but you have to play your cards right to even get to see that.

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