Although the episode quality has gotten some backlash after the hours the episode came out, I was still very much satisfied with the episode. He’s here folks, our main villain of Part 4, just a highly deranged man with access to a sure-fire way to kill anyone he wants and get away with it. I mean, come on, who wouldn’t end up being a serial killer like this? No doubt someone would be less weird about it but hey, it’s something to consider.
One more week til we shift gears properly to match chase.
In many ways, I can see why they would move this episode ahead of Kira’s formal introduction. There was only one “arc” that separated Kira’s introduction to his actual encounter with the main crew so having this little love-story in between didn’t keep the tension up. It’s honestly a change for the better since it’s another week I won’t have to wait to get to Sheer Heart Attack. It also helps to have Shigechi’s character sink in so there’s that.
Anyway, let’s get to Cinderella.
Completely forgot about Shigechi’s episode due to being sick and there’s no better time to have a dual episode recap when we have two of Shigechi’s episodes to cover. Let’s get straight to it so I can get back to getting the other series recaps in. For me, I never liked Shigechi all that much and basically treated him the same as his popular nickname implies, a Dodoria. This arc was special to me because we get so much Josuke and Okuyasu moments and faces and that’s basically what all my screencaps are for this episode.
It don’t matter.
I don’t care if I have one more series review to do, I’m a week late but I’m also a week late in talking about this new opening. I can’t tell you hype I got when I first saw it. The music is completely different from what we’ve previously got with other Jojo openings. Anyway, an in-depth breakdown will take place after I talk about this episode.
We’re finally introduced to Kishibe Rohan, a rather important character and the technical 4th (0r 5th if you don’t Jotaro) man of the regular crew in Part 4. He definitely seems like a villain now but I can definitely vouch for the genuine “humanity” in him to do what he loves, he just happens to be eccentric about it.
I will say that I absolutely love this rendition of Rohan’s voice over Kamiya Hiroshi’s voice work from All-Star battle and other media. I just can’t put my finger on it, he sounds way too young.
It only takes one episode for Joseph to somewhat make-up for the 16 years he wasn’t with Josuke, well, just a bit. Shizuka’s appearance doesn’t really do much but add a side-character and make up for Joseph and Josuke’s lost time and other than that, we move straight onto one of the other highlights of Part 4 involving our 4th man in the group, Rohan. But all that stuff comes next time so let’s get our little mini-arc out of here.
Consider this a mini-review because, for better or for worse, a lot of the problems from the first cour carried over to the second cour.
Aniplex’s 2-cour “titan” Asterisk finally comes to an end and boy does it end on an extremely boring cliffhanger. As I’ve mentioned above, there’s really not much to say other than that the Bad things continued to remain bad while the good things remain good and on the latter portion, there’s not that many. So let’s get this over quickly so we can get to the full-blown stuff, shall we?
Oh, and with a bunch of series ending the past week, there won’t be recap as per usual in the final week.