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.
Continue reading Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure- Vento Aureo Episode 1: Welcome back to Italy
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
As suspected, it seems that we’ll be continuing through the Cheap Trick arc for one more episode. Coupled with that, it seems that we’ll be moving straight along Hayato’s little mini-arc, that directly leads us to the final arc, in the back. This episode once again showcased extremely noticeable dips in quality such as Rohan flailing around to get Cheap Trick off of him and Terunosuke’s attempts to ward off Josuke after Yuuya frees the latter. Here’s hoping for the final arcs to look decent, especially my favorite panel spread in the entire part.
I’ll be sure to keep my hopes mediated though.
Continue reading Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4- Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 33- Cheap Paper Tricks