Posted by psgels on 17 January 2013 with categories: Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

How big is the soundtrack of this series anyway? This episode added italian flavours, and better middle eastern flavours than what Magi has been dealing to us. And in the meantime I just keep hearing more tracks I haven’t heard before. Also, is it just me or did this episode bring in yet another ED? Seriously, the producers from David Production… I love these guys.

Anyway, this epiode was meant to introduce a whole bunch of characters: the main antagonists (for real this time…. right?) and we finally get to see the guy who has been appearing all over the promotional material in this series: Zeppeli’s grandson. The latter especially was done with that great sense of humour, and I loved how it used the ripple for all kinds of bizarre effects, from slinging spaghetti to putting a dove in a woman’s mouth. Especially the latter…. how do you think of it?

And yeah, the creators did a good job of making the three new villains even worse than the previous one, making them look like a walk in the park in comparison. The trick will now be to keep up the momentum. My biggest fear is that they lack the humour that some of the other characters in this series have, because of how crazy the jokes here… it’s a large part of why this show is so incredibly entertaining now. They need to be more than just another stronger version of the same bad guys.
Rating: 5.5/8 (Excellent)

11 Responses

  1. Roldan says:

    Same ending just a different version. There have been like 3 or 4 different versions of that ending, which is pretty awesome.

  2. rubberluffy says:

    Yeah Roundabout is like 8 minutes long, I think it’s really clever of them to use different parts of it with different lead-ins.

    Don’t worry about the momentum, Part 2 stays pretty crazy throughout. Some of the really ridiculous stuff hasn’t even shown up yet. Wham, ACDC and Cars each have their weird quirks and abilities. I don’t think they reach Dio heights but I think they work great with Joseph’s story.

  3. someloser says:

    My biggest fear is how they’re going to keep covering those fabulous asses with those lousy loincloths.

    Other than that, all three piller men are unique in their personalities, ideals, and abilities. and ones a troll ones a bro and ones an asshole… somewhat

  4. Ebisu says:

    As said the ed is another part of the song.
    They showed only for a second Caesar with the dove in his mouth, but that was a perfect counterattack in front of a ripple master really.
    And poor Mark raised to many death flags in a single episode, when he showed his girlfriend I was already thinking he wasn’t going to reach the end of the episode alive and saw it happen :(

    • HunterWulf says:

      Lols, so true about Mark, when he showed his fiances picture i was like “No .. noooo .. why did you do this son .. don’t you know how people who do this end up .. they end up DEAD !!!” .. characters really need to be more careful with triggering their own death-flags .. it’s dangerous business XD

  5. Houlgrave says:

    From my perspective, JoJo deserves a billion kudos simply for reintroducing classic 70’s progressive rock to a huge audience (Western included) who probably know next to nothing about the genre. :)

  6. Rachnid says:

    David production is really making this with lots of love for the series. I always judge that by the OPs and EDs, and we all know how good those are here.

  7. Deano says:

    This show is getting more & more homoerotic…

    At least its still a damn good watch. Cant wait for more nonesensical over the topness.

    • HunterWulf says:

      You could say it’s getting more “manly” becasue the characters aren’t really doing anything homoerotic (it’s not a yaoi show XD) .. yeah they wear skimpy outfits and strike some funny poses but that’s all really .. anyways with so much craziness going on i don’t think it matters at all XD

    • papao says:

      Homoerotic? How? You waited the episode whiwh introduce the casanova Caesar, who kisses random tourist girl with his Hamon? LOL

      • All Fiction says:

        It’s called being on the “down-low”. In the next episode, Jojo starts hitting on Wham with his two balls. Wham is so impressed that he proposes gay marriage to Jojo.

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