Posted by psgels on 31 March 2013 with categories: Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

Okay, so I thought that this was the final episode so I was ready to go all out. And then at the end of this episode there was this “To be continued”-message. Yeah, I was confused. But boy, am I glad, because it means that there will be one more episode of Jojo. They managed to squeeze one more into the airing schedule. David Production also did this with the Armed Librarians. And seriously, these guys have with this earned a spot amongst my favorite production companies out there. The way they handled this adaptation was just fantastic.

I loved the final battle against Cars, because it was more than “let’s just send a huge beam towards the angry monster until it dies”. No, instead Joseph managed to hijack a plane and turned this into a cat and mouse chase. Future action series should really take this episode as an example for their penultimate episodes, because this: the fight had so many interesting things in it. I also loved the small details again, like the meat eating squirrel.

And Stroheim. God, I love this guy. He’s completely one-dimensional, but his theme song ever since he became the terminator is just awesome, and he always appears at just the right moments, doing the craziest things surpassing even Joseph in this. Last episode was already glorious when he apparead with his squad of lamp-weilding guys, but in this episode… to think that he had been hiding in the plane for hours, waiting for the right moment to arrive.

All of the main villain of this series so far have had their dying moment: an episode dedicated to their final trump when they’re near death: Dio had his head, AC-DC was reduced to a brain, and Wham also had his episode dedicated to his final moments. They really seem to be doing the same to Cars as well, but knowing this series, they probaly are intending this one to be special. And it will be between Cars, Joseph and Stroheim on a burning volcano. Oh my god, so much manliness.
Rating: 6/8 (Awesome)

13 Responses

  1. Broheim for Supporting Character of the year! Calling it XD

  2. gurdlo says:

    Broheim eally surprised me this episode, third time his body was destroyed while fighting a Pillar-Man

  3. AzaKana says:

    That bloody squirrel was EPIC ! It really needs a second season with Jotaro and the stands !

  4. someloser says:

    SEX USELESS!
    every single time

  5. sender says:

    Can I ask why you think it comes to an end? Not sure if something take its time slot, but there is a lot of JoJo material ahead

  6. starry says:

    Who knew a Nazi general could be so great? He’s just hilarious. Love this series so much, they better adapt the other parts.

  7. boa_sting says:

    Never before has standing at daybreak looked so majestic and intimidating. JoJo characters sure do know how to strike fabulous poses.

    Seeing as the next episode’s the last, I think I know what the final attack’s going to be. I knew next to nothing about the JoJo series prior to this airing, but from that late 90’s arcade fighting game with 3rd-arc characters (but 2nd arc Joseph as an extra / secret playable), there’s one move that’s conspicuously been unused so far.

    Too bad they’re not animating any more JoJo. At least for now.

  8. Taiga says:

    Sadly for the anime world, it’s not like “future shonen anime should see this battles”, I mean, they’ve been like that in this manga since 1987. More like “some mangakas should read this manga in the past, before they started making their own.”

  9. Ebisu says:

    Stroheim and the squirrel were epic! I’m sure Cars will die but who knows about Joseph and Stroheim. And there’s Santana too, though it looks like he’ll be out of the picture. Let’s see his next scheme :D

  10. Exerci says:

    I think one of the things that sets Jojo’s bizarre adventure apart from many other shounen manga (yes, it ran as a shounen manga at this point) is the notion that anyone can die. I’ve obviously read the manga, so I know who dies and who lives until the most recent chapter, but whereas most shounen manga don’t carry an inherent risk of the protagonist’s lives, Jojo’s bizarre adventure really doesn’t keep anyone safe. In most shounen manga, Joseph’s survival would be certain. Here? We’re biting our nails at whether he and Stroheim will be able to survive against the Ultimate Being, or just pull off a pyrrhic draw like Jonathan did. This will only keep getting wilder and more unpredictable in later parts, so hopefully DP will get around to making the rest of Jojo.

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  • K-Off
    (Thursday, May 26. 2016 12:02 AM)
    @Bam Here’s the full story: https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2016/05/economist_detai.html
    My knowledge of Hitler’s take on the Aryans is that his own stances on even the definition of the “pure aryan” changed so frequently before and during WW2 that it’s really arbitrary, that it was just an excuse for the nazis to stay in power.
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, May 25. 2016 08:14 PM)
    The word Iran means “the land of the Aryans”, and the Germanic tribes that settled in Bavaria are correctly identified as nomadic people called Indo-Europeans, whom many settled in northern Iran. I heard similar theory of etymology for ‘Ireland’, but I’m not too sure about that one. So interestingly enough the Nazis were completely fine with Iran. The many strange forgotten wrinkles of history.
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, May 25. 2016 08:10 PM)
    @K-off: believe it or not, I get confused for Spanish or Itaian all the time, so we probably share similar features. I have a Sicilian friend who’s also blond, and they’re supposedly the darker Ities, so I completely believe it.
  • K-Off
    (Wednesday, May 25. 2016 06:08 PM)
    Lots of people who don’t interact with Italians think we’re all black haired and brown eyed, but my dad is a blonde Italian while only my mother is a black-haired woman from Lecce. The guy on the flight was a black-haired Italian as well, but apparently terrorists look like well-dressed Italian hipsters doing differentials.
  • K-Off
    (Wednesday, May 25. 2016 06:01 PM)
    @Bam That reminds me of a fellow Italian American economist who got reported on his flight to Syracuse by some woman who thought the differential equations that he was working on in his notebook were terrorist scribblings.
  • K-Off
    (Wednesday, May 25. 2016 05:49 PM)
    @Bam Ha, I sympathize with you on the beard, after years of having one it feels uncomfortably bare whenever I shave it. Also helps out my resting bitch face.
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, May 25. 2016 02:05 PM)
    Also the guy playing Cassidy in Preacher is actually Irish tho.
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, May 25. 2016 02:04 PM)
    @Kaiser: haa! That’s improbable. Gimme two weeks and I’ll be at Gandalf level. Just trying to keep people at ease.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Wednesday, May 25. 2016 11:15 AM)
    @Bam: Ah, K-off wins the beard combat warfare =) lol
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Wednesday, May 25. 2016 11:14 AM)
    Voice actors never seem to match their voices =<
    Then again I end up associating them so much with the characters.

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