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.
Continue reading Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4- Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 35- Return to Order
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.
Continue reading Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4- Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 34- Beginning of the End
I thought pacing issues would occur if they kept ending off arcs in the middle of things and then start a brand new one. Thankfully, Mikitaka’s little arc is concluded and we move on to the introductory phases of Highway Star before the brunt of its glory is fully tackled for next week.
Also, that light change in the opening immediately after a week just screams to me we’ll get more versions. It also beats the hell out of the reused animation during Kira’s dramatic turn.
Continue reading Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4- Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 28- Back on Track
So after nearly 5 episodes of Kira goodness, we take a break from our chase and move on to the 2nd half of Part 4 proper with the new set of Stand users made by Yoshihiro and the arrow. This week, it’s Rohan’s little bout with Ken and I will say that the quality definitely dipped with how much dedication they gave to Kira and honestly, this “fight” is only exciting in the last 1/3rd of it anyway. I will also note that they didn’t do Josuke’s little dot eyes when he greets Rohan at the start, as well as Rohan’s little cold shoulder to Joseph when they start their conversation.
Anyway, let’s get to JAAAAAAAAAAAANKEN HOI
Continue reading Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4- Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 26- Cooling off
Our villain has finally arrived, and he’s as strange looking as he did in his first appearance.
There’s not much else to talk about, this ain’t even really an arc, it’s just THE set-up episode to fully brings us into the second half of Part 4. But let’s dive into what makes Part 4 great since with Kira’s very short introduction, we’ll get a lot more focused plot featuring him and the unity of the citizens of Morioh when his treachery strikes close to home.
Continue reading Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4- Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 17- The time has come
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.
Continue reading Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4- Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 15- The Story of the Pomp
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.
Continue reading Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4- Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 14- Improvements