Posted by psgels on 28 March 2013 with categories: Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

And here are the penultimate episodes of Jojo. And seriously, I loved the fights here. The creators really went to the extreme, while keeping true to their philosophy of putting huge over the top powers on one hand, and really delicate things on the other. One one hand you have Stroheim yelling like crazy, while weilding what is basically a giant lamp as a weapon. And the duel with Cars was also really good in how it used Lisalisa in such a painful position as a hostage.

Surpringly, the least interesting part of these two episodes was where Speedwagon started to explain what happened to Joseph’s parents. It’s not that it didn’t have any good points (I liked how one of the smarter minions of Dio worked his way up as an aviation commander in the Royal Air Force), but come on. You’re about to punch Cars to death. Don’t break up the momentum with that. Thankfully the actual finale promises to be epic.

My only gripe: Lisalisa didn’t really get a chance to stand in the spotlights, did she? I mean all other major characters got their chance to show off, but she has the bad luck to be immediately just brought to an inch of her life. Give her some credit, man. If she’s a ripple master, let her show this off!
Rating: 5.5/8 (Excellent)

5 Responses

  1. gurdlo says:

    Your issue with Lis Lisa getting ripped off is a common one actually. Apparently back in the 80s it was considered a taboo to have women fight . That’s presumably why Hokuto no Ken and Dragon Ball sidelined their ladies. It’s a shame still though. At least she was screwed over by Cars being a jerk, rather than simply and easily being a over-powered instantly because of her weakness.

  2. gurdlo says:

    There are two episodes left according to myanimelist btw.

  3. Dr. Pest says:

    At least Jojo will have an entire part with female main characters. But it can take a while until they animate it.

  4. gurdlo says:

    I don’t like the fact that the Royal Air Force doesn’t mind having.an extremely hideous commander that never goes out in sunlight, yet they probably wouldn’t let a black guy have the job. I don’t think the flashback disturbed the momentum though. Even Jojo needs to step back from the craziness.

  5. WatcherZero says:

    Technically while Josepth is born after the RAF was formed in 1920 for most of his fathers career (and flashbacks) he was in the Royal Flying Corp not the RAF.

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