Posted by psgels on 8 January 2013 with categories: Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

Holy crap man. The fights in this series just keep getting better. I mean, holy crap. This makes all other shounen battles just pale in comparison. How on earth does this series manage to be so epic in every single episode, and we’re talking about a shounen jump adaptation for goodness’ sake. Aren’t these things supposed to drag on forever before they get anywere!?

The fight between that Ultimate Life Form and Jojo and von Stroheim was amazing. It just kept surpassing itself: just when you think that things are done, it just gets even crazier. Now, Dragonball Z did this in a bad way: just when you thought things were over, it just kept finding new ways to drag on. The difference here is that it all happened in one episode. It just kept building up adrenaline and left no second wasted. This is the type of build-up that I love.

Stroheim indeed redeemed himself at the end here when he got his leg cut off in such an incredibly overblown fashion. He then proceeded to blow himself up, only for Joseph to finish things by throwing himself at the well at exactly the right time. That’s sortof like what happened in the third episode when Jonathan and Dio fell down in that burning building. And the soundtrack! it was perfect through all of this.
Rating: 6/8 (Awesome)

7 Responses

  1. Sticky Fingers says:

    I totally agree! Thr episode was indeed epic and you know what the best part is? What we’ve seen in this episode is nothing compared to what’s about to come up.

  2. someloser says:

    HE WAS JUST A YOUNG KID
    AWAKEN MY MASTERS
    AWAKEN MY MASTERS
    AWAKEN MY MASTERS

  3. Daggeraxe says:

    The one advantage that JoJo has over other Shounen battle manga is that it has over 25 years worth of material to cover, so it doesn’t need to worry about having to drag out battles and adding filler to prevent the show from reaching the manga anytime soon.

  4. Outis says:

    The Jojo adaption so far and how it was handled is a dream come true for me. With this and HxH also getting a reboot, I kinda hope Jump and possibly other magazines too will keep on greenlighting remakes of some finished classic series. It’s amazing how well some series can work, when there’s no need to pad things out and stall for time.

    Series like Houshin Engi really got the short end of the stick, when they were rather freely “adapted” back in the day. Besides, Shounen Jump seems to have trouble these days to find “the next big smash hit”, so they may as well turn to some of the classics.

    • Sticky Fingers says:

      Ah yes Houshin Engi. I really disliked the anime version. It just pales in comparison to the manga. Thank god that’s not the case with Jojo. I would have hated to see another one of my favorite manga get a shitty adaptation.

  5. Saigo says:

    Even anime Bleach, will look good if it gets some remake.

    Skipping all the filler. Going always to the point.

    JoJo is godly, psgels you must read the manga, is really unique.

    And i believe it will become you favorite shonen ever.

    • Puran says:

      A lot of the dragging and slow pace of the Bleach anime comes from the manga though (although the anime also added a lot more).

      A remake anime that rushes through the content (and cuts irrelevant plotlines completely) would be cool though.

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  • Emma
    (Sunday, Sep 21. 2014 09:32 AM)
    Some of these I just flick through but I still have to get round to ice and vampire wars.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Sep 21. 2014 09:29 AM)
    Some of the old dubs though were gloriously funny though, even in the cases where they were actually good . The bizarre script decisions and crazy amounts of swearing.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Sep 21. 2014 09:24 AM)
    I did feel my mind/intellect rotting a bit though from some of these though.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Sep 21. 2014 09:22 AM)
    Or my alltime favourite guilty pleasure Riki-oh.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Sep 21. 2014 09:22 AM)
    The fist of the north star anime has fantastic camp value too.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Sep 21. 2014 09:19 AM)
    Dirty pair flash, tokyo revelation, kyoshiro to towa no sora never failed to make me laugh with how terribad they were. Watching Urotsukidouji and violence jack dubbed is also hilarious at points
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Sep 21. 2014 09:13 AM)
    Mars of destruction is another laugh riot also as far as low brow, failed anime ovas go.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Sep 21. 2014 09:07 AM)
    Hard to believe its the guy who did lone wolf and cub…which I have seen the 70s movies for.
  • ninjarealist
    (Sunday, Sep 21. 2014 08:54 AM)
    I mean I’ve never seen the anime, read the manga
  • ninjarealist
    (Sunday, Sep 21. 2014 08:54 AM)
    I’ve never seen the Mad Bull 34 comic but the manga is absolutely terrible. I mean it’s hilarious and entertaining but the biggest issue is that Kazuo Koike just doesn’t understand American culture and his portrayal of America is shoddy at best. Well actually, the manga is extremely racist, so I guess he understood one thing about the USA.

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