Posted by psgels on 23 February 2013 with categories: Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

It’s episodes like this that finally show me why there have been no attempts at a full Jojo series before aside from a few OVAs: it’s just so damn hard to animate. In this episode there were quite a few moments of characters talking in mid-air, and having entire dialogues over a span that should have just taken up a bunch of seconds. Without the incredible over the top style of this series, it ust would not have worked at all.

But really, the fight in this episode was awesome. The voice actors in particular were really having a great time yelling all of their lines in fashion that was as overblown as possible. Even the narrator was yelling at the top of his voice. I love just how much testostherone there was in this episode.

The one striking part in this episode was that pendant sliding off the cliff, that indeed felt like it took ages. One moment characters were fighting and yelling over the top, the next they were running like crazy after this tiny gemstone in this hilarious fashion, all while narrating everything that was going on. I know that I’ve often complained about shounen series explaining way too much, breaking up the pacing. In this case, it didn’t. The explanation and the buildup fitted perfectly and you just keep waiting here for the series to pull its next twist while the characters explain as fast and loud as possible.
Rating: 6/8 (Awesome)

5 Responses

  1. gurdlo says:

    My body will never be prepared for the amazingness of episode 20

  2. I love this show to no end
    Stroheim/Speedwagon for Best Battle Commentary forever

    “DOUBLE SHOCK!!!!”
    “I’ve Got it x5″ before getting sliced in half by chainsaw bone blade
    “BBBBBAKAMONO”
    “GERMAN MEDICAL SCIENCE IS THE BEST IN THE WORLD!!”

    Have the biggest grins on my face during those lines

  3. someloser says:

    just keeps getting more fabulous. also 4th jjba asb trailer out. johnny cripple fighting confirmed. also johnathan, zepelli, and gappy

  4. honeykiss says:

    Yeah, fast pace and over the top is the best. Horrible JOJO narration would easily go to the 2000 OVAs. It’s nice that the characters said every line from the comic they chose to keep, but the slow pacing killed the mood and tension they’re supposed to invoke. They would have a 10-second-something close up of an action, dramatic pause, and then have a character explain what the viewer has already figured out for themselves.

    Episode 20 will be amazing! I can’t wait!

  5. Ebisu says:

    I’m quite sure that stone attempted to escape by itself! I hope it’s not as the One Ring :P

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