JoJo – Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 6 Review

JoJo – Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 6 Review

Koichi Hirose (Echoes) or Koichi Hirose (Reverb)

Recap: This episode starts off with Koichi riding his bike. He runs over a bag in the middle of the street by accident, and notices immediately that the bag is bleeding and meowing. He ran over a cat! (This is what happens when you break the fourth wall and tell the viewer about your new bike instead of looking at the road, Koichi.)

A young man is sitting nearby, and he states that he saw what happened.

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Sailor Moon Crystal Episode 31 Review

Sailor Moon Crystal Episode 31 Review

INFINITY 4 Haruka Tenoh, Michiru Kaioh – SAILOR URANUS, SAILOR NEPTUNE

Hey, we’re finally at the episode where we get to see Sailor Neptune and Sailor Uranus’ transformations!

Recap: As soon as the episode begins, Sailor Neptune and Sailor Uranus face off with the other Sailor Guardians, insisting that they’re not allies. After Chibimoon remarks that Neptune’s mirror is one of the talismans (since Michiru called it her talisman last episode) the group assumes she’s been causing their bad dreams. Instead of stating if she did cause them one way or another, Sailor Uranus performs a World Shaking at the group to get them to go away. It works. We don’t see exactly what happens, as the scene changes, but the main group is physically unharmed when we see them again. They’re mostly angry that Uranus attacked them, but Moon really wants to know if they’re actually their enemy or not.

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JoJo – Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 4 Review

JoJo – Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 4 Review Recap: Recap: When we last left our hero Mr. Josuke Higashikata, he was on his way to save Koichi from Keicho. This is still the case when this episode begins. Josuke enters the Nijimura doorway, looking for a way to save his friend in time. Keicho begins to pull … Read more…

JoJo – Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 1 Review

What did you say about his hair?!

JoJo – Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 1 Review

Alright, we’re finally here! Part 4 of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure has begun! I was so excited for this, you have no idea. I mean, you might have an idea, but I was ridiculously excited. So much so that I checked Crunchyroll’s JoJo page obsessively around noon on April 1st to see if it was up. (It aired at 12:30pm for me on the east coast. Good to know for the future!)

Anyway, I’ll be writing the reviews for this part a little differently than I was for part 3. I’ve read the manga this time, so I won’t be as surprised when things happen. That being said, I’m going to try my best not to spoil anything for future episodes, but nobody’s perfect so here’s a quick disclaimer: If you haven’t read the manga, be cautious. I’m going to try to not spoil anything that happens in the future, but if something slips out and I don’t notice, I’m sorry. I don’t think it’ll happen, though, but you never know.

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JoJo – Diamond is Unbreakable Trailer – Thoughts

Josuke Higashikata looking pretty smug.

JoJo – Diamond is Unbreakable Trailer – Thoughts

Diamond is Unbreakable ... it's happening!
Diamond is Unbreakable … it’s happening!

Much like Sailor Moon CrystalJoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is airing again starting the first week of April (as you may already know.) Since Crystal had a trailer for its third, upcoming season put out recently, I was eagerly awaiting JoJo’s to be released, to up the hype, and to also quell fears.

Yes, I was a little fearful of this trailer. Why? Well, the PV (preview) released in December  didn’t look as nice as I thought it would. Josuke looked a little off, so much so that someone in Japan edited him to look better.

If I had to really put my finger down on what looked off in the PV, it was his nose. The edit defined it a lot more, and made it feel closer to the style of part 3’s anime. Now, Araki began developing a new style when he was working on part 4’s manga; at the very beginning, Josuke was drawn more like Jotaro was in part 3 (aka pretty huge), but as the manga went on, he was drawn a bit more slender, much to the style of a 15-16 year old. That being said, his nose was never flat/almost-non existent, which is why the anime PV seemed a little weird.

Now, the trailers for Diamond is Unbreakable are interesting in a different way than the PV was. For one thing, there are three of them, but they’re all very, very similar. They’re each told in the perspective of a main character in the part: Josuke Higashikata, Koichi Hirose, and Jotaro Kujo. The Josuke trailer is the ‘real’ trailer, in that it’s the longest, and the one with the most unique frames. The other two trailers take most of their material from Josuke’s but add a few frames to change the perspective. I think that David Production did something very interesting here, which I like.

To keep things simple, I’ll mainly be talking about Josuke’s trailer. The link at the bottom of this post goes to a combined trailer someone made on Youtube that shows everything, but Josuke’s is the meat of it.

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