Category Archives: Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4- Diamond is Unbreakable: A Slice of Jojo

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4- Diamond is Unbreakable: A Slice of Jojo

Diamond Is Unbreakable is one of my favorite Parts and it starts the more complex and intricate nature of what Jojo becomes famous for. It’s the transition between the burly muscular men of Parts 1-3 and to the effeminate, lanky, and ever so slightly more realistic style that Araki shifted to during Parts 4-5 where the change is apparent. It’s also one of the Parts I was entirely excited about seeing animated because Part 3, being the most famous and widespread, had itself and OVA and other serialization attempts. Whereas the OVA had some of its own merits, Part 3’s complete anime-treatment was exciting on two levels. First, it was finally complete after decades of waiting and second, the infinitely superior successive Parts were to follow. Nothing against Parts 1-2, those were a blast to watch but Part 3 was when Stand battles taking the hit or miss “Enemy of the Week” format followed. A handful of these weekly battles were good but it was made up for with the Final Stretch with the lead up to DIO’s World which kind of made up for it.

Nonetheless, Part 4’s adaptation was something I went in with complete faith and as anyone who stuck with my weekly ramblings saw, my faith was shaken part way through. I’m going to keep this short since an in-depth review of this would just turn into a review of Part 4 as a whole. We can save that conversation for a later date but for now, I’ll just be judging the anime as an adaptation.

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4- Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 39- Goodbye Morioh

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4- Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 39- Goodbye Morioh

And that’s all folks.

And Merry Christmas

Whereas the final Volume of Part 4 (Volume 47) was halved to feature the next Jojo, the way that DP handled the ending to the series really hammered down the feel of the homely town of Morioh. While a few visual hiccups, just a handful, were present, I think the music and the line delivery were at their very best and I can confidently say that the adaptation wasn’t a disappointment. Congratulations David Productions, you’re going 4 for 4.

Will most likely do an overall recap on my thoughts of the adaptation sometime soon.

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4- Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 38- The Relief

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4- Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 38- The Relief

Last week’s episode filled me with certain dread that David Pro wouldn’t be able to deliver on the bulk of the climatic battle but this week was definitely a treat. I complained numerous times about the failure to deliver on a lot of the manga panel’s spreads but this episode in particular delivered pretty much everything I wanted from it. Aside from some misdirection, and I use that term loosely, I think this was the best episode bar none in the Great Days third of the series.

So many good shots that I made a gallery for all of it as well as the manga panels. Credits for the latter goes to the Invincible Trio. Once again, props to you David Pro, you restored my hopes with this fantastic episode.

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4- Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 37- The Struggle

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4- Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 37- The Struggle

And the QUALITY dips in.

As the final battle actually begins, we get our fair share of good shots between some really poor looking ones. Another spread-panel that I really loved got simplified to a single shot again but oh well. This isn’t something I didn’t expect and I honestly expected worse but some of the far-away shots definitely look way too silly. Other than that, the voice acting and the fight sequences generally looked pretty decent which is a good thing because decent becomes great once the BDs hit, I hope.

Anyway, we have two more episodes to go and I better see my Part 5 lead-off with Koichi

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4- Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 36- That Opening Though

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4- Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 36- That Opening Though

So far so good. The finale has yet to reach any scenes of serious awkwardness in its visual quality for me to really complain on anything about. This week’s intro was also radically changed to fit the Bites the Dust saga with varying amounts of time fuckery, music distortion, and utilizing the final chorus from the full version of Great Days. I personally wouldn’t have minded something a bit more simpler to listen to but I’m glad they bothered to change it.

It’s kind of surreal to think that the series is quickly coming to an end. This is one of my favorite parts, but to be fair, any Part after Part 3 are amazing in their own way in the whole Stand deal. I can only hope for Vento Aureo’s announcement to happen around the Spring and maybe air next Fall.

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4- Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 35- Return to Order

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4- Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 35- Return to Order

I’m genuinely surprised and you can probably guess why. I’ve been on a tirade on how the visual quality has been dropping since months ago but this episode didn’t have as many hiccups as I would have thought. But of course, it’s still way too early as the exciting moments have only just begun as the final battle of Part 4 kicks off.

I only hope that the rest of the episodes to send off this part look as great as this since the action hasn’t even started yet. Here’s hoping for consistency in the future.

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4- Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 34- Beginning of the End

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4- Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 34- Beginning of the End

To my exact fears, the panel I so wanted to see animated turned out to be a disappointment. Not a complete disappointment because the act itself is cool as all hell but it just looked wonky as hell. The entire scene with Kira talking to the girl after blowing up her boyfriend looked so off but just the context of that scene enough didn’t completely make me hate it since it’s a damn cool scene anyway. Whereas I didn’t really need to review Part 3’s adaptation all that much, Part 4’s review might just be more than praises being thrown out.

But to be fair, this is what modern day Bluray releases are for so maybe there’s something better coming along.

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