Music of the Week #399

Seasons wrapping

Even with all the strides David Productions have made in Part 5, my opinion of it has mostly remained the same and we don’t have much left until the final stretch in the month of June concludes by early July. To be fair, we’re already in Rome so the last stretch is already technically here, it’s just another level of “what” about to drop when we enter the last fight. I should probably start writing up my thoughts early.

We’re also closing in on our Zero spotlight and we have the game’s final dungeon music as our week’s theme. Final dungeons have had itself a wild ride through the games preceding this. FC was pretty poor despite the music, SC was acceptable since it had boss battles in between, but 3rd really knocked it out of the park by involving all your party members. Zero sits between FC and SC since the music adds to the tension but I might have asked for too much since the actual dungeon part of the final dungeon felt like it went on for a bit too long.

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure- Vento Aureo Episode 31: 7 Pages

I think I mentioned before that I had some issues with the voice actors being changed from what I was used to hearing in Jojo All Star Battle. I had no issues with Sugiyama Buccellati, Akabane Mista, Sanpei Narancia, Kusunoki Abbacchio, or Hisafumi Fugo. This week I was reminded that Ono’s Giorno is indeed superior to Namikawa’s with the legendary 7-page Muda barrage was delivered with a vengeance. I always had a problem with Namikawa’s Muda’s especially but Ono’s Mudas were on point since Episode 2 and his WRYYYYYYYY is probably the best it will ever be.

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Music of the Week #398

Back on track

Things are back to normal and hopefully this comes out in time instead of delayed like the past few weeks. The DMC post has been obviously delayed in my attempts to catch up but it did make some progress finally with it. Aside from that, it’s business as usual as I try to get busy to fund some trips over the summer and get myself a new computer.

We close in on the end of the Zero no Kiseki music spotlights as you know things get real serious when the main battle theme gets remixed. The particular scene where this plays harkens to police movies and some intense chasing action as our protagonists finally have all the pieces click together and hunt down their final adversary while having been framed for something they obviously didn’t do.

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure- Vento Aureo Episode 30: The Race to Rome

Picking up from before, let’s not waste any time.

Despite the latter half of Part 5 not being as memorable as the first, I recently remembered the fact that in the earlier drafts of Part 5, Fugo was supposed to return as an enemy. Cioccolata and Green Day here resemble Fugo and his Purple Haze but apparently a real-life betrayal in Araki’s life influenced him so hard that he couldn’t go through with Fugo’s ultimatum against his former crew. Looking at what Green Day does again in color and motion, I definitely see the vestiges of what could have been Fugo’s fight.

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure- Vento Aureo Episode 29: The Contact

We return after the recap episode. That makes like what, 4?

Despite my efforts to not be lazy, I was unable to get this out before the new episode dropped. I thought about merging it but I feel that the real meat of the fight will happen next week so expect another post after this covering episode 30. Anyways, it’s mostly exposition and we’ll get to the action right quick after this.

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Music of the Week #397


General negligence and some annoying hay fever made me mess around over the weekend instead of getting that Jojo episode out. The episode is 80% exposition and set up for the penultimate “fight” so not much really needed to be covered. I’ll have it out before the next episode drops of course.

This week’s tune is the cross between the mystery and “eureka” sort of tone that plays during those scenes of uncertain times leading to a short conclusion. Definitely one of those tunes that you remember hearing a dungeon start out with or something that plays after you fight a certain someone and learn what their deal is.

Music of the Week #396


Got myself a couple months to myself now and I’m going to ahead and finally get this DMC post rolling. Been two months as of now but I still want to get these thoughts out there. Aside from those, I don’t have much else planned aside from maybe a couple FGO posts but we’ll just be going through the season regularly. Jojo’s recap episode gave me a lot of free time to finish my work last week so I’m a bit itchy to get to that DMC talk. I hope to be more active in the coming weeks.

This week’s theme is one of my absolute favorites from the Crossbell entries, standing in as the Crossbell equivalent of Silver Will. Inevitable Struggle first plays during the party’s first fight with Yin, a mysterious assassin employed by the Heiyue and in plenty of other plot-crucial fights which makes this an absolute blast to fight with. In a game with the comparatively least amount of big names involved in with your party, the “inevitable struggle” against much more powerful foes is par for the course for any JRPG hero, especially the Kiseki party. Soon enough, you’ll be wanting to shout fight lines and whisper ENIGMA KUDOU too. Take a listen to one of my all time favorite fight themes in the entire series, and one that’s probably the most played in my playlists from the series as a whole.