Posted by psgels on 23 December 2012 with categories: Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

Seriously, this show is awesome!

I mean, it keeps finding new ways to stand out while being over the top. I thought that this was impossible. This one did it with nazis. Last episode kept emphasizing how they are everything that is evil. This episode took the nazi stereotypes so over the top that it became hilarious. The people here really did justice to the evil organization by making one that looked completely unlike the others in over the topness: these guys have an actual personality other than “I listen and do stuff like a mindless robot”.

Also, I did not expect the powers that that stone guy turned out to have: the ability to completely manipulate his body and absorb others. And he really used it in a brilliant way when he traveled through the ventilation shafts. The build-up of it all, especially in the beginning was great.

Oh, and I nearly fell off my chair with Joseph in this episode. That dress.
Rating: 6/8 (Awesome)

9 Responses

  1. rubberlufy says:

    My only complaint with this episode, which might be fixed in the blurays, is that in the manga Joseph leaves a little “HELLO ADOLF” card attached to the cactus he ties Donovan to. It’s really one of those “Joseph is the best shounen protag” moments. I’m just hoping making them not-Nazis in the anime is just for the TV airings. We’ll see in a few months I guess.

  2. Dasts says:

    Josephine was really hilarious!!!

  3. I’m not really putting my hopes into this anime until I’m absolutely sure it will cover most of the manga. I’ve read the manga up until Steel Ball Run, and thoroughly enjoyed every moment.

    I’ll warn you now: if you think these episodes are good then wait until the anime starts covering Stardust Crusaders (the part where Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure really matures and becomes fiendishly addictive). It should be spectacular, if they’ve done things right.

    • someloser says:

      eh my high point would have to be diamond is not crash, even with the duwang translations. part 3 starts up the concept of stands, but it’s part 4 that perfects the fights. have you started 4-ball run yet?

      since david is making good money off this, and the anime promo show scenes from all 8 parts, it’s likely that it will get more. if not, you can always go check out the old part 3 ovas and hopefully the part 4 live action will come out to something decent.

      also 4 min jjba all star trailer is out STEAMROLLER CONFIRMED

    • someloser says:

      wait i’m still not sure of the part 4 live action, for now its just rumors

  4. RollingCamel says:

    Something was missing from this episode….

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  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Feb 24. 2015 07:21 AM)
    All thats left now is macross 7.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Feb 24. 2015 07:20 AM)
    However this one begged to go on for more than just five episodes, come on now and it had the franchises penchant for weak villains. It doesn’t get me as emotional as do you remember love does, the characters of Macross plus were more likeable. Still its a step above Macross II and I at least had fun with it on an action level.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Feb 24. 2015 07:17 AM)
    Thats Macross zero completed then, it was great to see the background arc/plot for this franchise, the pace is tight and the action is arguably the most immersive, well done of the Macross universe along with Frontier.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Feb 24. 2015 04:33 AM)
    While Tatami Galaxy and Ping Pong were definitely sharp I felt that Kemonozume and Kaiba were more inventive.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Feb 24. 2015 04:30 AM)
    Aye,it was the visual style of the film being so different from the norm that drew me in. Still out of Yuaasa’s stuff I found myself more taken with tatami galaxy.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Feb 24. 2015 04:22 AM)
    I think creatively the anime industry has plateaued a bit by now, where we see more derivative stuff and there has a formed an almost universal “anime style” which hinders non-traditional voyeurism.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Feb 24. 2015 04:18 AM)
    I love the tonal whiplash that the story goes thru and the then-impressive-and-new visuals. Both 4°C and Hifana take queues from the Kansai art and the underground graffiti styles that prospered in Japan after the 70’s. Parallel to the postmodern movement in the Western world, the new wave was more expressive than fine and you see its heavy influence on the manga and anime industry.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Feb 24. 2015 04:14 AM)
    @Bam: It is at the last stretch on the film where it is at its strongest visually in my opinion.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Feb 24. 2015 04:10 AM)
    @Bam: For only 100 minutes it did a decent enough job on its protaganist in any case.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Feb 24. 2015 04:02 AM)
    Mindgame is amazing. It is as unorthodox as they come but not really pretentious. It’s pretty humble and does have an actual message and proper story arc, so it’s definitely not just random for random’s sake. The industry needs more Yuasa.

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