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JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE :: STARDUST CRUSADERS #22

This is just what bros do to other bros, all right?

Revealing that a seemingly-deceased character evaded death by limbo-ing under the bullet has to be one of the bigger cop-outs I’ve run into. However, the Stardust Crusaders putting that into an elaborate, super-mean practical joke at Polnareff’s expense truly makes up for everything. We feel just as betrayed as he does, don’t we?

I mean, think about the details. They went as far as to have Avdol put baking soda into his hair to look old! The treasure chest Polnareff wished for is actually the consolation prize he gets through suffering such MOST EXTREME CHALLENGE-worthy humiliation.

(Speaking of which, what happened to that chest? Cameo never revealed any horrible catch to it, did he? Are we supposed to just assume that it was made of clay, too).

Araki obviously relishes in pranks. Why else would we get a whole scene centered on our heroes dropping random shit down the bad guy’s blow hole? Of course, with that said, the escalation to these two hosses pissing down that blow hole was… bizarre. Sure, the show keeps living up to its name, but I chortled over how Avdol presented this was, like, a basic expression of male bonding. You know, it’s just something dudes do.

On another note, would any of you more learned lunatics happen to know the actor who voiced our evil Stand this week? A big part of why the show works for me is that Stands and Stand Users are always the most loathsome rat bastards. Something about this guy’s guttural intonation made him even that much more delightfully menacing, so I’m very curious now if I’ve maybe heard his voice somewhere else.

Watch "Judgment, Part 2" and decide for yourself, then read my comments on the previous episode.

Destinyheroknighton Sept. 2, 2014 at 4:25 p.m.

The voice was Kinryu Arimoto, he was Tomomi Masaoka (From Psycho-Pass) and Priest Cornello (From Fullmetal Alchemist) and Szilard Quates (From Baccano) and Whitebeard (From One Piece)

zaldaron Sept. 2, 2014 at 5:45 p.m.

@Destinyheroknight: So in other words tom yes you have heard him before. In psycho-pass if nowhere else. The voice actors in business are really few, so you hear the same ones a lot...it can get annoying as you eventually begin to recognize them.

takashichea moderator on Sept. 3, 2014 at 2:34 a.m.

I was pretty surprised Avdol wasn't dead.

Avdol almost pulled an Obama quote: Yes, I Am -> Yes We Can
Avdol almost pulled an Obama quote: Yes, I Am -> Yes We Can

I thought Noriaki was nasty. Avdol shows you can do anything to the losing team.

ElHaon Sept. 3, 2014 at 3:27 a.m.

It felt like a cheap move to bring Avdol "back to life". But then again he's my favourite character, so that's okay. :D

YotaruVegetaon Sept. 3, 2014 at 7:19 a.m.

Yeah, I assume that anything Cameo creates is actually clay.

Since I saw a spoiler of it, I was not surprised at Avdol's return- but it was still awesome. I don't know how it was paced in the manga, but I imagine that Araki made people regret they got what they wished for in Avdol's return, before he revealed that Avdol escaped his fate.

rubberluffyon Sept. 3, 2014 at 9:22 a.m.

@YotaruVegeta said:

Yeah, I assume that anything Cameo creates is actually clay.

Since I saw a spoiler of it, I was not surprised at Avdol's return- but it was still awesome. I don't know how it was paced in the manga, but I imagine that Araki made people regret they got what they wished for in Avdol's return, before he revealed that Avdol escaped his fate.

In the manga it was way more obvious that Hol Horse's bullet killed him, but the rumor is fans wanted Avdol back so Araki retconned it. It kinda seems like a last minute change, too, since I bet the whole Avdol's father bit was actually supposed to be his dad.

Marshal Victoryon Sept. 3, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.

B movie goodness with a double secret probation twist.

@takashichea: No on the Obama part. But that other screen shot brings a whole new meaning to taste the rainbow!

takashichea moderator on Sept. 3, 2014 at 7:08 p.m.

@Marshal Victory:

God, Marshal. Not the skittles.

Marshal Victoryon Sept. 3, 2014 at 10:08 p.m.

@takashichea: Hehe first thing I thought of when I saw that pee rainbow of friendship! Taste the rainbow!

Kino88on Sept. 5, 2014 at 5:24 p.m.
I thought the pissing scene was far less digusting than That shit eating scene with the evil baby, then again that's not saying much is it?, Come to think of it though, it's kind of fascinating how much This show gets away with, doing things that would have me rolling my eyes In any other show, This episode had what has to be one of the most hillarious Twist I have ever seen in an anime, possibly ever, So once again it must said, this show is sooooo bloody brilliant!!!,
SpectroRaphaelon Sept. 6, 2014 at 2:03 p.m.

The twist was indeed hilarious. That is partly due to the fact that I wouldn't have expected that from Avdol.

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