Posted by psgels on 26 February 2013 with categories: Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

Awww. This show already has an awesome soundtrack, and to think that it has one of the best tracks saved for this episode. This episode was all about Ceasar, and as the episode went on it became pretty clear what was going to happen, but for what they attempted to do, the creators succeeded.

So the death of a major character. Another thing that has set Jojo apart is that really anyone can die, and they once again show this with this episode. It was over the top as usual, and the music really helped. The creators also made his death quick: no dragging on for ages, he was just hit once really badly, and that’s it. He did get to make a very elaborate farewell speech though, but it was well done with all of the symbolism there.

Wham was also a great guy to do it with dragging Ceasar inside the building with weird powers. Byusing them to block the sun they found a new twist to his powers. And it all happened in just one episode. Eat your heart out, Naruto.
Rating: 5.5/8 (Excellent)

18 Responses

  1. gurdlo says:

    I think this may be my favorite episode thus far, especially the last scene, (Lisa Lisa with her cigarette backwards was such a good emotional touch). This manga has always had a flair for killing off characters quickly, but in this case it felt destined to happen, especially since his father and grandfather both had heroic deaths.

  2. martin says:

    awesome episode. the budget for this ep looked to be bigger than usual as well. some nice animation.

  3. Aeris DJ says:

    It was great indeed, but the other guy also died, and Lisa Lisa didn’t cry as much for him (she only freaked out a little when she saw the arm). In the case of Naruto, well, they have to squeeze it as much as possible in order for it not to catch the manga. It’s terrible, but that’s how it is. The more it lasts, the more they can milk out.

  4. Silverbeard says:

    You could have given the episode a solid 6/8, psgels.

    Caesar deserves it.

  5. This episode did such a great job at dramatizing Caesar’s death. The flashback and how it made Caesar into the man he was, JoJo and LisaLisa’s reactions; really well structured. Yes it was very hammy but that’s the franchise for you XD

    Joseph’s voice actor did a great job this episode also, can’t get enough of Gintoki, Kyon and now JoJo

  6. Jenanime4eva says:

    I thought this episode was awesome :D. Would have given it 6 or 6.5 out of 8 ;).

  7. gurdlo says:

    to be fair, Naruto didn’t start out with 25 years worth of material

  8. David says:

    So why the 5.5 rating? :/ It was the best scripted, animated and directed episode of the series IMHO

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  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Tuesday, May 3. 2016 11:05 AM)
    @Bam: For me it really depended on which story they were focusing on when I was watching magnolia. There will be blood I got into after half an hour.
    His best works for me are the master, boogie nights, hard eight.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, May 3. 2016 10:52 AM)
    Browsing Pyncho’s novels, I noticed that he’s trying to go for a Gonzoesque approach. Seeing as I am a big Hunter S Thomson fan, I can’t help but to see Pyncon as not just inspired, but unsuccessfully straight imitating the Good Doctor’s style.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, May 3. 2016 10:41 AM)
    The film is Chuck-full of loosely related venues with laughs an light satire, and meandering rants try their best to conceal the thin yet superficially convoluted plot.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, May 3. 2016 10:31 AM)
    There were elements which I enjoyed- the acting, the music, cinematography, beach noir set in the seventies and narrated by a women were nice and endearing.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, May 3. 2016 10:28 AM)
    I finally mustered up the intrigue and patience to rewatch ,and this time actually finish, Inherent Vice. When it comes to Andersons I tend to prefer Wes over Paul Thomas, but Magnolia and There Will Blood were both amazing films; much better executed than Inherent Vice . This film didn’t need to be who hours and twenty minutes long.
  • k-off
    (Tuesday, May 3. 2016 05:21 AM)
    @Wicked Exactly, the main characters got thorough characterization and each of them got their own character arcs.
  • k-off
    (Tuesday, May 3. 2016 05:20 AM)
    Kokoro Connect’s Heartseed was just a half-assed character, he’s just in the story to contrive one angsty drama after another, with no interesting motivation or personality beyond “I feel like it.” The main characters were so much more colorful by contrast
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, May 3. 2016 04:50 AM)
    @Kaiser: sorry I was literally in the mountains. I saved that list and will get to the shorts soon.
  • wicked
    (Tuesday, May 3. 2016 12:04 AM)
    @kaiser Kokoro connect has the benefits of characters having relatable problems. Kids not really understanding their teenage feelings is a relatable thing. Kiznaiver characters have anime problems, like I feel no pain, or I’m cartoonishly obnoxious, which is not a problem as plot devices, but tenuous as a trait to connect the audience
  • SuperMario
    (Monday, May 2. 2016 10:41 PM)
    @Kaiser: yeah, like I said, the ending actually justify everything come before and that ranks really high on my book

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