JoJo – Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 21 Review

JoJo – Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 21 Review

Yoshikage Kira Just Wants to Live Quietly, Part 1

I’m trying out yet another format for this review, which is more traditional!

Yoshikage Kira is a strange man. He’s a good worker, and women are very interested in him, but he usually wants to keep to himself. Coworkers describe him as boring, but there has to be something more to his personality than desiring to work. After all, he’s appeared in several episodes (albeit briefly,) which should be proof enough that he has some importance in the Diamond is Unbreakable storyline.

The previous episode (which occurs after this one in the manga, if you recall) was gorgeously animated. An ‘off’ frame couldn’t be spotted, and the stained glass inspired spreads were phenomenal. Seeing that last week really pumped me up for this episode, since I knew this one was overall more important/significant to the plot and, well, why would the animation get worse after it was amazing?

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JoJo – Diamond is Unbreakable Episodes 19 and 20 Review

JoJo – Diamond is Unbreakable Episodes 19 and 20 Review

Episode 19: Shigechi’s Harvest, Part 2

Episode 20: Yukako Yamagishi Dreams of Cinderella

I’m doing something different this time around, as you’ve probably gathered from the title and the fact that I haven’t posted a review for episode 19 yet. Honestly, I’ve been having some health issues and haven’t been up to reviewing this past week, which is part of the reason why I decided to ultimately do a joint review. The other reason is, well, these episodes don’t do as much for me as the next ones will, based off of my knowledge of the manga and my personal tastes.

These recaps will be much shorter than usual, but I’ll be returning to my original format beginning with episode 21.

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JoJo – Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 18 Review

JoJo – Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 18 Review

Shigechi’s Harvest, Part 1

Last episode’s animation and pacing were pretty much spot on, so I was looking forward to seeing if David Production kept it up for this one as well.

Recap/Review: Josuke is broke. Even though Joseph paid him back for what he spent on the invisible baby, he still found a way to drain his savings account… by buying expensive clothes. Oh boy.

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JoJo – Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 16 Review

JoJo – Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 16 Review

Let’s Go Hunting!

For this episode, I’m going to be doing things a little different. Since this one isn’t directly related to the overarching plot of Diamond is Unbreakable, I’m not going to be as detailed in the recap. Instead, I’ll be focusing a bit more on the characterization that the episode develops.

Recap: Jotaro tells Josuke that they’re going to go hunting for a rat that Akira shot with the bow. This rat is a Stand user, and can be very dangerous, so they need to act quickly.

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JoJo – Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 15 Review

JoJo – Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 15 Review

Let’s Go to The Manga Artists House, Part 2

Recap: When we last left Koichi, he was mysteriously compelled to return to Rohan Kishibe’s home, where the manga artist quickly stated that he was expecting the company. Considering how strange he acted in the previous episode, we can only assume that Rohan will have more up his sleeve here as well.

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JoJo – Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 13 Review

JoJo – Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 13 Review

We Picked Up Something Crazy!

Recap: With Akira no longer in the picture, our protagonists move forward in their adventure to their next obstacle, though this one is a little … crazy.

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