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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure- Vento Aureo Episode 3: Trial by Fire

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure- Vento Aureo Episode 3: Trial by Fire

Two more weeks until the Gang Star train leaves its station.

We get out first proper enemy stand fight next week as this week only served to start the fight with Polpo’s Stand where we’ll get its conclusion next week. I imagine most fights will end up this way since unlike Part 3 and 4, there’s not too many one-off fights and Part 5 has the most amount of action-packed fights in the series so we won’t be all too bored when the combat kicks up a fair notch a lot earlier than before.

One other thing I definitely need to mention is the stellar work DavidPro was able to put into the first two episodes. Not only were the visuals spot on but the added scenes with Giorno’s motivations definitely do a bit better to portray his character has his lack of characterization during the middle parts of the series is a frequent complaint for the part. I can’t wait to see what else they add.

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure- Vento Aureo Episode 2: FIGHTING GOLD

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure- Vento Aureo Episode 2: FIGHTING GOLD

First off, that new opening: I like it

That ending though, I could hardly believe my ears but I can’t help but like it as well.

Giorno and Buccellati’s fight definitely seems way more direct and brutal compared to the fights in the other parts, I had almost forgotten how confrontational this encounter was and I was also reminded of another reason to be excited for this part: The animation will finally show what the hell is going on. With the amount of crazy effects in Part 5, interpreting a number of panels was a bit difficult when I was reading them so now I can finally see what’s going on. I always had a rough idea what was going on but I won’t lie seeing Giorno’s powers animated definitely makes it feel ever slightly less bullshit than it is. I can’t wait to get to the other fights in this part.

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure- Vento Aureo Episode 1: Welcome back to Italy

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure- Vento Aureo Episode 1: Welcome back to Italy

At long last, Vento Aureo is here.

Truth be told, I caught the camera-recording of the first episode way back in July but now that I got to see the first episode, I’m excited to finally talk about it. And no, I will not call it Golden Wind because Vento Aureo is at least more sensible than Diamond is not Crash. Because this recap is already long, I’ll just share my quick sentiments right now, which only want to address the seiyuu changes from the game. Now, this already happened to Stardust Crusaders and DiU (of which the only person I really wanted to remain as they were was Josuke) but I’m not sure if I wanted Sugiyama and Akabane out as Bruno and Mista, hell I think the entirety of Part 5’s VAs were fantastic in the games which includes Abbachio, Narancia, and Fugo. Fugo’s VA in particular is someone I’m partial for so I’m sad he’s out. Narancia’s voice was pitch fucking perfect in the games so I’m a bit sad to see him go. I’ll hope for the best since I haven’t exactly been let down. Also, pink on Giorno is nowhere near as great as blue.

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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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