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
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 12:16 PM)
    It was only really entertaining for how nuts it got.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 12:15 PM)
    Aku no hana’s manga never really felt like much more than “crazy shit happening and femdom” = guilty pleasure to me.
  • Bam
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 12:07 PM)
    @Emma: Gankutsou was fine in my opinion tho, as it was so out there that I never saw it as a real attempt at adaptation.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 12:06 PM)
    I don’t have much exposure to Cumberbatch beyond seeing him talk on film programs and also his role in that Star Trek movie, kind of want to see him in imitation game.
  • Bam
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 12:06 PM)
    @K-off: Don’t give ‘em ideas m8, that actually sounds like a pitch that they would pick up.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 12:04 PM)
    There is a shoujo manga adaptation/rework of King Richard, there is also a romeo and juliet anime, it was one of the worst thing Gonzo produced, still didn’t dislike it as much a gankutsuou though.
  • k-off
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 11:58 AM)
    @Bam He’d probably find some dumbass way to make it into shonen. Maybe Raskolnikov battles Alyona Ivanovna before he kills her.
  • Bam
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 11:55 AM)
    Whoever made Aku no Hana should totally make a Catcher in the Rye adaptation tho, as they’re both fittingly pretentious and empty.
  • Bam
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 11:52 AM)
    @K-off: and that was the great Tezuka, now imagine whoever’s writing Akame ga Kill attempting that lol
  • Bam
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 11:49 AM)
    There used to be a long-running and widely internationally syndicated anime series known as World Masterpiece Theater, which adapted many famous stories and novels into anime format. Interesting some stories such as Jean Webster’s Daddy-Long-Legs turned into a pretty decent Shoujo.

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