Posted by psgels 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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  • Emma
    (Thursday, Mar 5. 2015 08:18 AM)
    *looks back over drop list*
    sees akagi and Kaiji on it…
    Theres another set of series I really wanted to enjoy but only got half way through each =<
  • AidanAK47
    (Thursday, Mar 5. 2015 12:51 AM)
    Crayons was pretty much a joke. Basically any show of kindness and he’s in the bag.
  • BrendanVGC
    (Thursday, Mar 5. 2015 12:39 AM)
    Aidanak47, you know crayons wouldn’t work. Just place some Seele members disguised as classmates and befriend Shinji (which isnt hard to do, the loner) and then bend him to your will.
  • AidanAK47
    (Thursday, Mar 5. 2015 12:13 AM)
    And why the hell wouldn’t you try to get the pilots on your side? Hell all you would need to do is give Shinji some crayons and he would be your loyal servant for life.
    And Propaganda people! You guys suck at this!
  • AidanAK47
    (Thursday, Mar 5. 2015 12:12 AM)
    There was also the issue in end of eva where Seele decided to mount an all out attack on nerve. It was ridiculously unnecessary. There’s only enemy was Gendo. All they needed to do was remove him from his position of power. Instead they decide to kill everyone. Even though it’s pretty damn certain that nobody(With the exception of Gendo’s Smithers) was loyal enough to him to protect him.
  • BrendanVGC
    (Wednesday, Mar 4. 2015 11:54 PM)
    I agree with aidanak47, lol. The Seele guys were literally making a self fulfilling prophecy by causing everything themselves for the scrolls, which isnt even a prophecy by that point.
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Mar 4. 2015 11:47 PM)
    The Dead Sea Scrolls are really ‘the prophecy’ trope, but they are quite vague about what they really are. Anno and gang probably never decided on what was actually on them. It’s also very unclear who and how much they know about the scrolls. I assume Gendo must’ve seen it, but even that is uncertain.
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Mar 4. 2015 11:44 PM)
    They supposedly had excavated an S2 engine off of Adam’s corpse, and by EoE they managed to mass-produce it somehow; so they set probably not worried. I also agree on Gendo being too shifty of a character to trust- I certainly wouldn’t have done it, but Seele seems pretty cocky about everything for some reason.
  • AidanAK47
    (Wednesday, Mar 4. 2015 11:41 PM)
    @Bam, 1: The S2 engine was pretty much got by pure luck and Seeles efforts only made getting it harder. There’s suicidal and then just plain stupid.
    2: A normal Seele member would have just as much motivation and 0% chance of screwing them over. Which Gendo did try to do.
    These guys were putting a shit ton of faith in those dead sea scrolls. And how bloody detailed were those things anyway?
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Mar 4. 2015 11:29 PM)
    *as far as the series canon

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