Posted on 11 April 2013 with categories: Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

Oh Jojo. What an ending. I did not expect what would happen here at all. Perhaps the ending was not as impressive as with Psycho Pass or From the New World, but still this is every way in which a shounen series should end. You hear that, other shounen series? Watch this for how endings should be done!

Still, the climax of this show was so over the top that it just could not have been made today. It’s just so completely bloody random to suddenly have the volcano erupt this giant rock into the stratosphere that blows Cars into outer space. It’s completely impossible and really inconvenient, but in terms of creativity and as a plot twist it just made for the perfect over the top ending. Yeah it makes no sense, but this is so much better than just the characters sending beams to each other until one side dies. Plus there is the irony: the perfect human being on earth is completely useless outside of it.

It was also really fun to just see this series take the piss out of aftermaths, and poking fun at so many tropes before they even existed. Joseph hooking up with Suzie Q was hilarious, and how many times have we seen an actual divorce here? I can count the amount of series with divorces on one hand (Noein, Xamdou, Zone of the Enders, uhhh…).

Bringing a character who was thought dead back to life is a dead horse. But I can forgive this show for it by how it did this, and how much it poked fun at this.

So, as for any possible continuations. The ending of this episode was a sequel hook, nothing more. Until we see an official confirmation it is not clear whether the producers can gather enough money to make it. Now, as for the actual chance that they will succeed in this: I’d say it is pretty damn good. Take a look here and here. A little bit of math shows about 22109 sold DVD and blu-ray copies. That’s a lot!
Rating: 5.5/8 (Excellent)

10 Responses

  1. Jurhum says:

    No divorces here, Joseph is going to Japan to visit his daughter who hooked up with a Japanese dude. Lucy Q & Jojo are still husband and wife.

  2. gedata says:

    Yeah, Joseph is still married, but the relationship ain’t perfect (I’ll hold ny tongue here for the sake of spoilers). This was a fun ending. Come on David! Productions! sequel this Fall please!

  3. Nunu says:

    This series will probably get a 90+.

    And Jojo gets even better with new arc, this may be one of your favorites shonen ever psgels.

  4. Jolyne says:

    Stardust Crusaders prints money in Japan so I’m sure it’ll get animated by David.

  5. Ebisu says:

    SEKAI ICHIII!

    That was one hell of volcano explosion and Joseph had lady luck by his side. It would be hilarating if people had prostetic arms like that XD

  6. Clinton says:

    You probably noticed the Coffin rising from the water with the big DIO on it being brought out of the water at the end of the episode.

  7. starry says:

    Part 3 (aka the arc/season that takes place after this one) is super popular in Japan so the chances of it getting made are really good.

  8. boa_sting says:

    Well, it wasn’t a normal volcanic eruption. It was the Ultimate Being’s ripple, amplified by the Red Stone of Aja, that set it off.

    Oh yeah, and that Sony Walkman: none of that Somy or Zony crap. They actually use the real brand name.

  9. pross1989 says:

    > Perhaps the ending was not as impressive as with Psycho Pass or From the New World.

    I can’t comment on FtNW because I haven’t seen it, but how is PP’s ending impressive? I consider it a non-ending. It went for the cliched “history repeats itself” route, which is a path that “serious” works feel the need to take when they can’t come up with creative endings.

    In contrast, the ending for JJBA is “the perfect over the top ending”, because of its impossibility and inconvenience. I can’t name any other TV show ending as outrageous as JJBA’s.

    But anyway, excellent coverage. It looks like you really like this show. For your information, that ending sequel hook was actually part of the manga, and since David Production’s adaptation has almost been panel-to-panel literate in its translation from page to screen, they included that hook at the end of the episode.

    Next up is Part 3 of JJBA, known as Stardust Crusaders. It’s probably the most popular JJBA part of all of JJBA’s eight parts. There is no way that DP will not adapt this part. Sales so far are excellent (as you pointed out), and Part 3 is pretty much a money printer (as others here have pointed out), so the chances are 99.9 percent likely that DP will do it. The only question is when.

  10. gedata says:

    “I can’t name any other TV show ending as outrageous as JJBA’s.”
    Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann had a climaz that was even more outrageous

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  • Jalapeno Bagel
    (Wednesday, Apr 23. 2014 10:09 AM)
    @K-Off as for Shaft’s backgrounds, Rebellion is enough to blow any viewer’s mind, new or veteran. Their TV series undergo tons of BD edits (as sites like Sankaku Complex will lovingly detail with hundreds of screenshot comparisons). Granted many of them can seem insignificant, but that’s attention to detail, no mistake, even if it’s unnecessary attention lol.
  • Jalapeno Bagel
    (Wednesday, Apr 23. 2014 10:04 AM)
    In either case, South Korea doesn’t have strong enough support for the animation industry to launch series of their own (else they’d probably go through everything Naver has). Not much point when dramas and games are more popular, thus draw in more money, and people can get their anime fix from Japan. Although with more global successes, it seems like there’s some rumbling in the industry, but likely most of these series are going to be like weekend morning offerings in the US.
  • Jalapeno Bagel
    (Wednesday, Apr 23. 2014 10:01 AM)
    Although that could also be because of the shifting to digital procurement of media.
  • Jalapeno Bagel
    (Wednesday, Apr 23. 2014 09:59 AM)
    @K-Off just like in the US or even in motherland Japan, the hardcore anime communities are a small percentage of the overall population. I said stigma, but it’s not solely present in Korea. Animation in general is usually aimed at a younger audience. You could even say animation is somewhat suffering in the US, compared to perhaps back a decade ago when animated cartoons were filling timeslots to the brim.
  • Jalapeno Bagel
    (Wednesday, Apr 23. 2014 09:56 AM)
    @Friend Satoru Kosaki generally does good, fitting tracks, along with the rest of Monaca.
  • Friend
    (Wednesday, Apr 23. 2014 06:02 AM)
    Btw, Nise had some GREAT sound tracks :0
  • Friend
    (Wednesday, Apr 23. 2014 05:48 AM)
    @juno :(
  • Juno
    (Wednesday, Apr 23. 2014 05:37 AM)
    It’s basically all we wanted the first Tsubasa Cat arc to be from Bake. And it gives a great intro to Hanakawa’s character beyond her veil from Bake. Now you know what’s going to happen, so the start isn’t as powerful. XD
  • Juno
    (Wednesday, Apr 23. 2014 05:36 AM)
    Neko not important to the story…? ._.;;;
    It’s the whole start of Hanakawa’s affliction and it explains her relation and the cat’s motivation for possessing her. And her entire background… ._.;;;
  • Friend
    (Wednesday, Apr 23. 2014 05:11 AM)
    Didnt really detract too much though :/

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