Schedules have me all over the place but I feel like covering the third season of Date A Live, which looks as terrible as I had feared, will just be redundant so I’ll save that for the end season. Bunny-senpai still needs coverage but might just end up being something small due to time constraints. Even then, Jojo will be the only thing being covered this season so I shouldn’t have too big a workload but it will take a couple more weeks to get used to this new schedule. This weekend, at least half of it, will be a bit busy too but with a break on Monday I can definitely try to get on schedule again.
This week’s theme is tune that plays midday in Crossbell during many of the game’s events that will inevitably take place roaming the city. Like the other general Crossbell theme, this has more of a tense atmosphere going on that just screams something is going on in the background in the peaceful looking scenery.
It’s time for what is perhaps my favorite fight in Jojo
Well, at least we’re setting up for it. I’ve shared my passion for fights on trains be it in any medium but what makes this stand fight special to me is that Prosciutto and Pesci probably go through the most amount of development a Jojo mook villain can go through. Given the rough pace of these episodes, I would say this fight will go for at least two more episodes.
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Back to the usual
The Winter season is here and I’m back on the saddle with this week’s Jojo and Bunny-senpai to talk about before I tackle all the new things, which to be honest, aren’t all that much to discuss. Date A Live somehow got itself a third season despite that wreck of a second season so expect very cynical and depressing realities of Light Novel adaptations. I’ll try to get those in order before I get too backed up.
This week’s theme is yet another overworld theme covering the outside regions of Crossbell city proper. A bit less memorable than the one before but I do remember this one where you were asked with going to one of the outer villages to the East as opposed to the police academy to the West, the Medical School to the South, and the Mining village and chapel up North.
So here I was thinking I’d have to do double the episodes since I was preoccupied for most of last week but good news and bad news abound. The good news being that I don’t have to pull double duty after all since Episode 14 would have marked a new season for other non-multi cour shows so instead we got a recap episode that really doesn’t need coverage. The bad news is that I have to wait a few more days to watch what might be my favorite fight in Jojo ever and certainly it’s my favorite fight from Part 5 be finally animated.
Let’s see if Fugo does anything else after this in this adaptation.
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Merry day after Christmas everybody, hope everything has gone well for you. I don’t have much to say because my time is completely focused on being with the family so I’ll leave you all in hopes that you get some quality time with your close ones too. I will say though that the other weekly posts might come out a bit later than usual for the aforementioned reasons.
Following the jolly theme of the holidays, this week’s theme is one of the overworld themes leading out of Crossbell and into one of the four pathways leading out of the city. While the SSS’s activity primarily has to do with Crossbell, certain assignments have the outer areas of the city-proper to be explored and for the first time in the series, we have actual means of an in-world fast-travel system by means of buses that will take you up to a point in the overworld.
I’ll be the one to say that I’m not 100% on Fugo’s backstory.
On one hand, they added more details to a rather ambiguous plot of Fugo that was to be later elucidated on his own spin-off novel but I feel like that said ambiguity in Fugo’s past only added to emphasize his unstable temper. Back in the original publications, the tidbit of Fugo’s past that was of interest was that he beat his instructors with a heavy book during his school years which caused him to be ostracized which led to where he is now. The anime however added a touch of pedophilia to the instructor Fugo straightened up so it makes his anger justified, although still reprehensible by law. I don’t quite agree with this sort of characterization since Fugo was completely in the right to beat up his instructor while the off-shoot novel made it so that the instructor made fun of his grandmother who he respected which triggered the beat down. I definitely prefer the violent outburst that way with an insult taken too far instead of Fugo directly trying to defend himself since that drives the point home on his inner violence compared to the justified decision Fugo got to doing while simultaneously being accosted for it.
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Part 5’s OST dropped recently and hot DAMN is that main theme absolutely amazing. Out of Stardust Crusaders and Diamond is Unbreakable, I think Vento Aureo’s main theme is my favorite. The JOJO GOLDEN WIND chanting in the back really adds to experience. Some of the other tracks were great as well but I think the most standout one to mention, in context for the episode to drop this week, is Fugo’s theme which is downright terrifying to listen to. Hopefully we get to hear it play during the relevant scene this week.
This week’s theme is the seedy tune that plays in the back alleys of an otherwise clean looking town. Every city has its underbelly but the criminal underworld of Crossbell takes a slightly more side-ways form as the short but impressionable alley between the central plaza and the city’s entertainment district where a bar, odds shop, and the building the mob group Revache operates in. While the mob influence and corruption in Crossbell is a major playing factor, I wasn’t really able to believe the mob’s influence on a city that we explore so thoroughly with people so nice to be around. I guess it’s the unseen portions that really matter to be a bit rotten.