Posted by psgels on 12 February 2013 with categories: Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

First of all, I was warned about last week: do try to avoid looking at this week’s episode title.

It contains a pretty big spoiler. It’s a bit strange to have this one slip through, because this series seemed to have an excellent production team that has proven to be flexible, so I wonder why nobody who saw it thought “wait, that will spoil the surprise, let’s do something else”.

But first, brains. At the start of the episode I thought that Jojo will have to fight some kind of bizarre pair of walking brains with tentacles, but in the end the fight got once again pulled to the bizarre when he actually took over one of the maids. Brainwashing in anime is nothing new, but the way in which this was done. Seeing her body get nearly torn apart definitely added a different dimension to that, and once again it was a really intense fight.

I also loved the big spoiler of this episode. You should not read this if you haven’t watched the episode yet, but seriously. The way in which they revealed Stroheim as some kind of terminator was hilarious. I kept wondering why they kept hiding his face, but yeah. His new character designs rock.

This show loves to play with its characters: the tough guy suddenly breaks down into uncontrollable tears, the cute maid gets completely disturbing, the sadistic nazi becomes a terminator. I really wonder whether the creators are also planning such huge contrasts for the rest of the cast. I really hope so. Don’t spoil this please, the fun is in finding out whether this is really true.
Rating: 5.5/8 (Excellent)

6 Responses

  1. laren says:

    yeah firt comment :)

    well i still didn´t watch this episode buts it´s ok the spoiler xD

    i love the show because of this too :

    This show loves to play with its characters

  2. arcanes says:

    Loved the scene with Cars and the dog! the three pillar man are just so cool! goodbye ACDC we salute you for being an awesome villain :).

    Terminator Stroheim holy shit! this is hilarious! I hope he survives.

    P.S – Jojo returning to tell the girl to wait for him was a nice touch and another reminder why this show is so awesome.

  3. someloser says:

    more dubstep? in my jojo??? what are you doing david production?

  4. RollingCamel says:

    His noble stance on ACDC brought back memories of the grand-Jojo. His nobleness was enchanting.

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  • Emma
    (Thursday, Jan 29. 2015 06:14 AM)
    As dull as I found last exile , the designs by Murata did really immerse one in the world of the series visually.
  • Bam
    (Thursday, Jan 29. 2015 06:13 AM)
    Those are the Japanese anime/manga related ones. I have a whole series of ethnographic ones from different cultures, as well as a few volumes of German or USSR political cartoons and caricatures. Those are so dark and witty, they’re freakin remarkable, but I can’t find any of those anymore.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Jan 29. 2015 06:12 AM)
    Ha, maybe, just maybe a Masamune Shirow art collection =)
  • Bam
    (Thursday, Jan 29. 2015 06:11 AM)
    I have a Xenogears one from god knows where, the Koji Morimoto’s Orange handbook which me ex brought from Japan and I adore, plus one called Angel Collection III which is an omnibus one from various artists which I got in a pawn shop in SF.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Jan 29. 2015 06:10 AM)
    What I need are those Range Murata artbooks, more Amano ones too. Somewhere out there there is a Greg Rucka X-men prose story with art by Amano in it.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Jan 29. 2015 06:06 AM)
    Apart from the fables and Amano artbooks though, the rest are a fanservicey or shoujoesque affair.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Jan 29. 2015 06:04 AM)
    I think the artbooks for me were an aside thing, something at the time that I had to have everything I could afford related to the series.
  • Bam
    (Thursday, Jan 29. 2015 05:33 AM)
    I’ve seen and enjoyed the Elric Watch with the date etched in there and all. Some figures and replicas look pretty cool, but I just know that I’m gonna mess with them and then put them away forever. I don’t exhibit much. I don’t have any posters neither. Just a bunch of weird unframed paintings and figurines.
  • Bam
    (Thursday, Jan 29. 2015 05:30 AM)
    I adore artbooks more than anything else. They have an intellectual quality about them and they delve a lot into the minds and processes of the artist. I only have a few tho, as I’m not the most frugal spender. I do however spend money really easily when I’m outside for some reason.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Jan 29. 2015 04:15 AM)
    *Suzuha Amane

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