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.
Continue reading Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4- Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 39- Goodbye Morioh
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
Continue reading Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4- Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 37- The Struggle
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.
Continue reading Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4- Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 36- That Opening Though
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
We conclude the Highway Star fight as well as getting the opening scenes of Stray Cat.
I will have to say, that I wasn’t completely impressed with the episode for a few reasons, they’re mostly nitpicks. I mentioned before that a lack of the subtle panels and scenes in the previous episodes were being more apparent. Overall, the episode was great, no doubts about that but one of my single-favorite panels in the series didn’t really get all that great of an transition on screen. I realize that it’s quite the big scene to adapt but I feel like the people at DPro have been able to replicate other, more famous panels quite well so it would be an understatement that I felt a disappointed. Hell, the panel I’m talking about is in the first opening during the flurry of panels. Other than that however, it was still enjoyable.
Continue reading Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4- Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 29- Highway Chase
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