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JoJo – Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 25 Review

JoJo – Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 25 Review

(Atom) Heart Father

Yoshikage Kira has changed his appearance to that of Kosaku Kawajiri, a working class man with a wife and son. The protagonists have yet to discover this identity, so they travel to his old house to see if they can find anything important; meanwhile, Kosaku’s wife notices that her husband is now cooking dinner on his own, which is something he has never done before.

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JoJo – Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 23 and Episode 24 Review

Koichi vs Kira

JoJo – Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 23 and Episode 24 Review

Episode 23: Heart Attack, Part 1

Episode 24: Heart Attack, Part 2

I was out of town on vacation last week (and stuck with poor wifi) so I was unable to review episode 23 on time. I’ve decided to write another joint review for two episodes so that I can catch up and be able to write one for episode 25 when it comes out, to keep things on a decent schedule.

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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 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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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Stardust Crusaders Episode 48 Review – FINALE

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Stardust Crusaders Episode 48 Review – FINALE

Episode 48: Long Journey Farewell, My Friends

DIO, a balanced individual.
DIO, a balanced individual.

            Here we are, folks! The final episode of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders is upon us at last. I was completely wrong about its air date, since I naively assumed that the series would reach 52 episodes; I hadn’t read the manga, though, so I didn’t know exactly how long the DIO fight was. Oops!

            Am I complaining that the series was too short? Not at all. I just thought it’d be 52 episodes since many two-part anime series run that long, but the lack of filler here made it so we stopped at 48. This means that Sailor Moon Crystal (which I didn’t forget about, I swear) will be the only currently-airing series I’ll be reviewing for the next few weeks, but that’ll be over soon, as well.

            I’ll figure out ideas for more content by the time that’s over. For now, though, sit back and enjoy our last Stardust Crusaders episode!

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