Posted by psgels on 15 March 2013 with categories: Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

I must say: this fight was AWESOME!

Using chariots definitely was something different from the usual standard fight scene, and the creators spiced it up even more by turning just about everything into a weapon, from conventional crossbows to horses, cannonballs and pillars. The best thing was how it kept using surprise after surprise in order to push the fight forwrad. This isn’t your standard action, this is the action that remains interesting!

It’s going to be a real shame when this series finishes, because it has definitely set the bar really high for the future shounen series. Possibly only Hunter X Hunter should be able to come close to this level of entertainment, but when it comes to series that are purely about fighting…. it will be incredibly difficult to top this.

You can notice how this series was originally a manga: there are tiems when characters are about to hit something, and yet these scenes take ages because some characters need to be able to finish their dialogue (this timing problem stands out much less in manga format). This is something that often irks me, but the creators really managed to be able to solve it with their raw passion and energy here. Also something tells me that the creators here are big fans of Osamu Dezaki…
Rating: 6/8 (Awesome)

14 Responses

  1. gurdlo says:

    This episode really showed just how hard it is to adapt this material. It’s working, but you cab clearly tell their having trouble with the pacing, since they often need to cut out scenes or the opening or ending themes. My problen with this episode is that the art was a bit inconsistent and the goofy CGI.

  2. MCAL says:

    It’s a shame this great show will be ending soon. Luckily though there is much hope for a continuation. It has been selling about 12K+ per volume so far.

  3. gurdlo says:

    Iit ends after.26 episodes. MAL had listed it that way since the series began, so yeah only 4 more episodes ;_;

  4. gurdlo says:

    Not only that but only 9 blurays were scheduled for release which will have an average if 3 episodes per disc.

  5. AzaKana says:

    I really hope for another season. Seems to the JoJo fans that the next arc “Stardust Crusaders” is one of the best in the manga.

  6. gurdlo says:

    It’s the most popular I suppose. Nowhere near the best, the 4th one is IMO. Arc 3 is the most well lnow since it had it’s own Capcom game that was released for the Playstation and Dreamcast in North America, and rereleased in HD for download on the PS and Xbox360. It was the only one to get released in North America in manga volume format.

  7. someloser says:

    yea it’s a shame that it’s ending. doesn’t mean that they won’t continue in the future. so far the only thing we have is those jjba cards with jotaro, dio, star plat and the world done in david production style. There’s a high chance that they could begin part 3 after a season or two.

  8. Silverbeard says:

    I stand by the statement that seventh part, Steel Ball Run is the best in the franchise. It has everything JoJo is famous for and in addition an actual plot!

    Second Part, Battle Tendency, is my second favorite.

    Parts 3 and 4, along with 1, are sort of weaker in the overall picture.

  9. gurdlo says:

    Take 4 out of the that equation an your good.

  10. Gustavo says:

    “you can notice how this series was originally a manga: there are tiems when characters are about to hit something, and yet these scenes take ages because some characters need to be able to finish their dialogue (this timing problem stands out much less in manga format).”

    This is a problem HxH will have to deal in the Ant’s Saga. I hope they can acomplish it well, or a lot of depth of the manga will be lost. The one’s who read the manga will know what I’m talking about.

  11. Gustavo says:

    “you can notice how this series was originally a manga: there are tiems when characters are about to hit something, and yet these scenes take ages because some characters need to be able to finish their dialogue (this timing problem stands out much less in manga format).”

    This is a problem HxH will have to deal in the Ant’s Saga. I hope they can acomplish it well, or a lot of depth of the manga will be lost. Unlike Jojo, these scenes in HxH cannot be made that fast, or it will really be ruined. The one’s who read the manga will know what I’m talking about.

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  • k-off
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 11:10 PM)
    @Bam I expect reliable 3d guns to come out in the next few years, and I just might get a 3d printer then.
  • ninjarealist
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 11:08 PM)
    @K-Off Wait, do you also come from a Jewish family? Have we talked about this before?
  • ninjarealist
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 11:07 PM)
    @Bam Although a P-38 is also a difficult gun to shoot well, though slightly less so. Now the Browning HiPower, there’s a 9mm for the ages. It was both an Allied and a Nazi gun and honestly, it has remained more relevant than it’s superstar cousin the 1911. Easy, fun, accurate gun to shoot (apparently) good luck finding one.
  • k-off
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 11:07 PM)
    @ninja Yup, the very same.
  • k-off
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 11:04 PM)
    @Bam Lol
  • ninjarealist
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 11:04 PM)
    @K-Off I rushed for ZBT once. It was the Jewish frat at the school I went to Freshman year. But I ultimately decided Greek Life wasn’t for me. Is ZBT the Jewish Frat at your school?
  • ninjarealist
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 11:03 PM)
    @Bam Lugers aren’t actually that hard to find but they are expensive. It’s a difficult gun to shoot well without training and it can be difficult to get them to function reliably, but they can be very good guns. But I don’t think someone without firearms experience would find it very fun to shoot. A P-38 would be a better choice for a beginner if you’re dead set on shooting a German WW2 Era pistol.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 11:02 PM)
    @K-off: I don’t know, just saying you have to look a little Kennedy-ish, that’s all. And yeah, there are surprisingly many designs for 3D printable assault rifles, but they all seem to be very unreliable atm. You don’t want the barrel or the chamber exploding in your face.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 11:00 PM)
    @K-off: I think you have a chapter at Chico. I slightly remember seeing your banner at a party there, I was pretty faded at the time so that could’ve been anything lol
  • k-off
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 10:59 PM)
    @Bam Wait, how do you know how I look like? Lol. I can just shave and I think I’d be fine.

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