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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  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 6. 2015 03:47 AM)
    I remember that same guy, during end of eva, pausing it over and over during that scene where asuka dies with all of those fast moving clips too.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 6. 2015 03:39 AM)
    I remember catching it also when I was young with a friend and we looked back on a fanservice scene with shinji and rei and he mentioned “You know if you think about it that scene is damn disturbing when you think she’s a clone of/modelled after you know who…”
  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 6. 2015 03:36 AM)
    Before Eva, when I was 11 or so my image of a mech anime was Nadesico…then it was eva and then I was like…Whoah…whoah God halp! =O
  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 6. 2015 03:34 AM)
    I suppose credit where I feel it due, the angel designs are excellent and I remember getting the shock of my life when shinji’s eva went nuts and then there was a bit with Bardiel infect Toji’s unit. I remember at least Masatos boyfriend being a likeable character.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 6. 2015 03:31 AM)
    I don’t think anyone was prepared for Eva, whether they liked the show or not, at 11 I can remember being horrified by end of eva and the series original ending as well as having my first moment of “Feck…theres a first…an anime that did something that scrambled my mind, I actually feel kind of thick now, this show is smarter than I am”.
  • Bam
    (Friday, Mar 6. 2015 03:27 AM)
    It really wouldn’t have been that hard to put a satisfying ending to the original series, wrap up the threads nicely and put a pretty ribbon on the package to finish it off. But Anno and friends took a risk and went against the tide and end up becoming the trope-namer for the Gainax Endings. That took balls and made things unexpected and fresh, cuz god knows that ,good guys win the day ‘is tired and boring.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 6. 2015 03:26 AM)
    Requiem for a dream. I remember the guy who recommended that film saying to me “Even someone such as yourself who finds it hard to find/has high standards an emotionally investing film will get something out of requiem for a dream”
  • Bam
    (Friday, Mar 6. 2015 03:17 AM)
    @Emma: leaving a bad taste is pretty much the point of Eva, just as getting bummed out by Requiem For a Dream is the naturally intended effect. I don’t mind that you don’t enjoy Eva all that much Emma, l actually appreciate it over dishonest admiration. Just keep in mind that Eva deserves it’s special place in anime.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 6. 2015 01:32 AM)
    But Eva just left a bad taste in my mouth as a whole, I understand that Bam you are very passinette about it and thats fine, I wasn’t aiming to provoke. I just feel that its frustrating that like alot of certain anime, that I am not allowed to dislike it or have reason to.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 6. 2015 01:32 AM)
    If anything at least I found Ikuhara’s symbolism while obvious at least in utena and straightforward was at least visually interesting to look at.
    I love every David Lynch film and again I thought Lain was exceptional.

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