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JoJo’s Weird Journey || 10/10 for ideas and concepts
The primary rule of JoJo: don’t apply logic to JoJo. And that is the principle factor that makes it exhausting to take pleasure in. The lengths Araki goes to showcase an overpowered means or observe a plot generally illogically warp characters’ intentions or introduces deus ex machinas. Aside from that, the present is totally gratifying with its genius ideas and character designs, and a terrific attraction of not taking itself too severely.
Half 1 is poor. It has its charming moments whether or not or not it’s Dio’s voice appearing or the unfair hype Roundabout ED. However the attraction is tough to see by way of the muddy however in some way flashy, reasonably ugly look of the anime. I’ve by no means seen a contemporary anime earlier than so at the least it was enjoyable to expertise the wackiness of the present for the primary time.
Half 2 has a extra fascinating setting and is the place the bizarreness of the present actually kicks off. Characters have extra taste besides it pales compared to the next components. I am going to put it this fashion: Half 1 & 2 are sadly important for the total JoJo expertise.
Half 3 expands upon the “journey” and character constructing. It introduces the components of approaching enemies in waves, which proves to be a journey of ups and downs. There’s a fair proportion of actually inventive or enjoyable battles that really outline what JoJo is. The characters on this half are merely iconic. The art-style right here turns into extra outlined, but the colour palette remains to be fairly muddy. The musical leitmotifs are thrilling too.
Half 4 meticulously pushes the brand new battle system launched in Half 3 to new heights. The largest professional of this half is that the enemies are localized and nothing appears to go to waste. The ideas on this half are more and more extra inventive and take you on a way more thought-provoking journey than the daring and brash earlier components. The characters are nice as properly. Nevertheless, there are battles which are troublesome to observe due to sheer complexity. However that what makes this anime particular. There are additionally some annoying characters, that are, properly, annoying, however at the least they provoke a stronger response. Regardless that it’s my favourite half, it has its ups and downs.
Half 5 is solely eye sweet. Every character oozes model and artistic design, the vivid colours come proper at your face. Each episode is one thing to stay up for. Araki is a lovable twisted genius. Nevertheless, I’m nonetheless a bit torn on how the collection concludes. Little mild is shone on some nice characters with potential, whereas the highlight is taken by, in my view, somebody vapid. However these are minor flaws and I could not actually image this thrilling Half in another means. And sure, the battling reaches headache-inducing heights that I needed to pause to grasp. That is what occurs if you animate an insane manga.
Half 3 – D’Arby the Gambler, Half 2
Half 4 – Let’s Go Eat Some Italian Meals
Half 5 – The “G” in Guts
Half 1 – 3/10
Half 2 – 4/10
Half 3 – 8/10
Half 4 – 9/10
Half 5 – 9/10
Common – 6.6/10
+1 level for the wildly inventive and expansive fanbase of JoJo, which comes with the anime as a full package deal and vastly will increase the enjoyability of the collection. Additionally, all of the musical references and jaw-dropping openings are to not be ignored.