JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind

Alt title: JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Kogane no Kaze

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ShamelessPurpleHaze's avatar
Jan 25, 2019

At first I couldn't stand Jojos Bizarre Adventure, I had it in my watchlist but kept putting it off, but then I told myself to bear with it and struggled my way through Part 1. I went into Part 2 expecting greater things since the first part had me on the edge of my seat but I was slightly disapointed, it failed to keep me engaged to the point where a 20 min episode would be done because I just fast forwarded through the unintresting parts. The end of Part 2 was oddly satisfying and I had high hopes for Hamons return, but then I was introduced to a whole new concept: stands. Stands was the missing piece that had kept me from finishing the first two parts but Part 3 was entirly new, giving not only a sense of luck and beating the odds in every fight but also a sense of, "what can this person's stand possibly do to be so powerful?" which kept every battle fresh and intriguing. The conclusion of Part 3 was long awaited but extremley satisfactory and I went into Part Four with no idea of how this could continue, but then I watched part 4 and I became instanly hooked. Not only the musical refrences being screwed up by subtitles but also, the element of strategy and quick thinking were involved in the fights. The story really grabbed a hold of me and, once again, hit me with the feeling of tension at the fact that nobody is guaranteed to live! After an amazing conclusion to Part 4, I notice Part 5 and think once again, "How can it continue?" but then a mix of all the good things about all the parts before it were combined to make, in my opinion, one of the best anime of its kind. Overall Jojo is definitely not for everyone but that doesn't mean one shouldn't watch it! Get out of your comfort zone and hang in there, you will definitely be rewarded later. Part 5 is incredible but saying that is mostly giving praise to the original manga and that is the total basis for all of the anime in JoJo. In a striking conclusion JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Vento Aureo (Golden Wind) is a true masterpiece, drawing luck, tension, strategy, quick thinking, and an overall "noone is safe" aura, it's a superb anime and it was worth the wait!

10/10 story
10/10 animation
10/10 sound
10/10 characters
10/10 overall