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)