When I heard that there was going to be an anime adaptation for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, I was pretty excited. I'm not sure if the phrase "cult classic" is quite right, but people seem to really like it, and as I've said before, I'm not a huge manga reader. Anyway, I figured if everyone liked it, so would I.
Well I didn't. And I tried. I finally ended up dropping the show after realizing that I was watching it out of a sense of obligation to a well-known thing. I'll admit I feel bad about not finishing it, but I just couldn't make it through. Here are my reasons:
Reason 1: It looks like a manga put into motion. Why bother animating it if it just looks exactly like a manga? On top of that, the art style was not appealing to me.
Reason 2: The yelling. I can't stand 22 minutes of voice actors screaming their lines to make the story seem more intense. Especially when...
Reason 3: The dialogue was weaksauce. I don't need the characters to narrate their actions; I'm not an idiot. I also hate it when narration eclipses actual action.
Reason 4: The story was melodramatic and loses points in my book because it came off like creating a framework for the sole purpose of the fight scenes. Yes, that's a characteristic of the genre and maybe people like that, but not me. In my opinion, it causes the plot to forget its purpose and the characters to have weak development.
If JoJo floats your boat, that is totally cool; I'm not judging. It turned out to not be my thing, and that's totally cool as well.
overall score: 6.9/10
overall score: 6.5/10
overall score: 6.4/10