Oh damn, a dub may or may not be in the works. Strange, the first two parts of Jojo just feel like they were made for English language audio, but I don't think any of the current dub studios out there will give it the right 80's Hollywood flick-esque approach it really needs.
http://www.amazon.com/JoJos-Bizarre-Adventures-Phantom-Blood--Part/dp/1421578794/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1402337232 Holy shit it's really happening. Too bad they're going to use the mediocre Jojonium covers though.
Part 1 in the anime was pretty good, and I know people have Jonathan as their favorite Jojo, not to mention Speedwagon and Will Anthonio Zeppeli were great.
Personally, the Part 1 anime is probably my favorite Jojo because it's built like a classic horror story, but it's also very tight and compact. There isn't a lot of excess "fat" left, but they also slimmed it down in a way that didn't hurt the story, unlike the old Stardust Crusaders OVA (which was my first experience with Jojo).
>>89008 Seriously. The only people I've ever seen who liked part 1 that much were people who started with the anime and refuse to read past what's currently airing. Most of the people who have Jonathan as their favorite Jojo are "such a gentlemen xD" memespouters or fujoshi. He's never been truly unpopular in Jojo thread rankings before the anime was announced, but nobody ever put him or part 1 at the top of their list either without getting serious quizzical looks.
>>89009 See I kinda agree with that, but the middle third of the story was so bad aside from the sword and Zep's sacrifice. If they condensed all the stuff that happened in between Jonathan training with Zeppeli and the end of Tarkus, and left out Batlin Jr., I'd probably rank Phantom Blood a lot higher. But it's a long slog without much in the way of humor or anything else. It's not bad or anything, it's just an incredibly average part in a sea of great or at least original ones.
>>88984 Full behind Joseph's VA. Matt Mercer I'm a bit mixed on because he has range but tends to do better with roles that require for more emotion. It's hard striking the right balance between sounding dull because that's how your character is and dull because you're just too incompetent to emote properly. Dio's isn't bad but lacks subtlety (subtlety in my Jojos?). He needs a VA with more "class", like Freeman or Liam O'Brien. Seitz is only really good at yelling really loud.
I've been dropping series left and right these last two seasons. Or just plain forgot about them and then decided it was too much of a bother to catch up. But Jojo's been my one constant. It's been ages since I've read Stardust Crusaders and refreshing my memories with the anime has been a delight.
While I'll never disagree that Joseph is the best Jojo (followed closely by Jolyne and Johnny) I do think that Jotaro gets shafted a bit by the fandom.
Stone Ocean did a pretty good job summarizing his character as someone awful at showing emotions, a stoic slab of a dude who never responds because he incorrectly assumes everyone knows what he's trying to convey. Think of the classic tsundere character traits and apply them to a 7-foot-tall musclebound teenager's interactions with everyone he meets. He tries so hard to be badass that it loops around and makes him unlikable.
You want a boring Jojo? Giorno. Give me a single aspect of his personality, anything about his character other than "mafia-wannabe fathered by Dio".
>>89622 Part 5 is generally the worst JoJo by far. It's just a bunch of vapid fashion models sighing at each other with Narancia being the only character to bring any kind of drive and levity to the story. I have no idea why Japan likes it so much.
>>89623 Supposedly the translation is at fault for a lot of why Part 5 seems bad, though I don't think any amount of good translation will fix the fact that it's got an absolutely terrible plot, the lamest villain and final battle, ugly art, and poorly used characters. At least Mista is pretty cool.
Well I was surprised enough by how well animated Stardust Crusaders has been by David's usual standards, so if this is what it takes for the second half to be more than a slideshow like the first two parts I'm willing to accept it. I wish they did have more time budget for them though because just because they don't have stands doesn't mean they aren't still pretty damn good.
First OP: Tominaga TOMMY Hiroaki Second OP: Coda Third OP: Jin Hashimoto This OP: JO☆STARS ~TOMMY, Coda, Jin~
Methinks the latest OP isn't as good as the first three because the three bands were collabing on it. Cool idea, but perhaps too many ingredients in the pot. The ORAORAORA part at the end with the three singers was great though.
Araki liked the ED: https://twitter.com/anime_jojo/status/553580947602305025
>>90893 Sono Chi No Sadame has a somewhat weak bridge and the arrangement used for the OP isn't the best. On the other hand even if Bloody Stream's refrain isn't as good the song is 100% quality all the way through and it still has the best sequence to this day.
>>90908 Joseph is so much the best Jojo he's a primary protagonist in the next part and major plot in the one after that! He has a Stand AND the Ripple. He has the most sex of the Jojos (if you don't count Johnny the "Gyro's Onahole"), survives the most plane crashes, has the most ethnic friends, one of the two who got to hang with Speedwagon, stays sexy until 70, part of the Greatest Generation, beat the most powerful villain in the series and survived atmospheric re-entry after getting dismembered inside a volcano which then erupted.
Last night I had a nightmare that there was an OVA episode of Stardust Crusaders where Jotaro/Kakyoin was canon. I must hate that pairing even more than I originally thought. Weird because I'm down with or even like every single other popular Jojo slash ship except that one.
>>91981 I don't think any Joestar after George I ever really took up the aristocratic mantle. Erina was a commoner to start with and demonstrates a lack of classist sentiment and George II served as an ordinary soldier. So I doubt Joseph, a weird punk who likes comics, ever cared about speaking the King's.
As for his actual lordship, he's a US citizen, which requires relinquishing hereditary titles, so even if he had one he gave it up.
>>92071 Joseph sounds too much like Numbuh One. Weird because the guy already showed he has wide range before as Takarada so now it just looks like he's being lazy. Not to mention it's an inappropriate voice tone for Joseph. He sounds as if he dresses like this.
>>92073 Thank you for saying this. I feel like everyone around me is TOO ok with the quality of this dub. I know Jojo is stupid and silly, but the Japanese VA's had some respect for it. The English dub sounds like they don't even care.
I dunno, I'm really skeptical about English dubbing in anime nowadays.
IT'S HERE Don't get the unending praise for Part 4 since only the second half of it was deserving of any real praise and the first half was so-so and riddled with terrible art. Solid first ep plus the anime style looks way better than the manga did at this point.
It's been so long since I've read it, I honestly forgot how long it takes to get to Red Hot Chili Pepper, after which is where Part 4 really starts. I remembered it as being in the first few chapters or so.
>>92888 I have this insane theory because of the HOT FUNNY MEME of the moment. And probably linked with SHREK, and for some reason people now think anything Shrek related it's bad and like it "ironically"(which i found stupid) Hopefully, I'll be wrong with that.
Also, a lot of people complain a lot of the OP not being CG, I think it's pretty neat.
OP is kinda boring. ED is not amazing but it works. Josuke better not end up like Sans from Undertale or Bill Cipher though where all the fangirls fantasize about him beating and raping them because there was a scene where he looked remotely cool once. Because apparently that's the in-thing for Tumblr fandoms to do nowever since the Fifty Shades of Gray movie came out.
>Stand 「The Wall」- this stand seals all those the user sees as "illegal" into the "third world." Unlike other stands, the energy required to use this stand comes not from the user but from the target. The only way to return to the "first world" is to be recognized as "legal."
>>93279 Neither. Jonathan is way too stuck up and will be all in a huff over the mob thing and Dio betrayed both his father and his foster family and there's nothing worse than being a traitor to your own famiglia.
I wonder if Jojolion will get a move on soon or if it will just keep weirdly meandering until it's over. SBR had Valentine take on an active role from chapter 60 on. Jojolion is now at 57 and spent its last 2 chapters on inconsequential filler.
Toonami typically uses whatever the licensor sends the network, but I imagine the licensor also wants to send the best possible product to make the best possible impression. So yeah, I’d count on seeing the BD version.
I started off with Stardust Crusaders back in the day and ended up enjoying Phantom Blood more overall. SC had too much potty humor and "it's up to Edgelord Wesley Crusher to finish off the stand user of the week".
I have a weird relationship with Jonathan. Objectively I think he's pretty boring and Phantom Blood is far and away my least favorite part. And yet, when he does his super in ASB or EOH, I get absurdly hype.
>>93422 Apparently, they want to adapt the entirety of part 4 and chose that because of its Japanese setting. Since DIU is too long for a two hours film, sequels are being considered. Adaptations of other parts are possible I think. That's what I got from the article.
>>93440 Highway Star is the best fight besides Kira yeah (though my favorite actual parts are the bits that aren't fights like the dice game and Tonio). >>93441 Pucci's actual fights aren't that great for as much as I like the dude. White Snake can just kind of do everything, MiH is more an event than a fight, and by the time C-Moon rolls around you're just kind of waiting for MiH. That bit where Jolyne turns herself into a mobius whatever is pretty great though.
>>93477 Sometimes I just want to watch something on tv. It's more convenient to just crunchyroll it, yeah, but sometimes you just want to watch anime on tv. I dunno. Besides, I am used to anime fans being cringey and obnoxious on the internet.
There's a new Jojo manga out. On one hand its the sign of an oldass franchise getting milked even harder when you get a spinoff written by a different person following side characters from an earlier instalment but on the other its interesting to see Hol Horse as a main character.