Giorno and Mista are close to their target, but Ice Bakugo won’t let them get hold of the disc that easily! This fight was not the most memorable for me in the manga, but I can safely say that David Production did a great job bringing the icy-cold feeling.
Japanese title: ホワイトアルバム
The fight against Ghiaccio continues, and Mista and the hitman seem to keep getting the upper hand over each other. However, Mista shows Giorno the strength of his resolve, and together they are able to MUDA MUDA Ghiaccio to his death. Mista notes that his resolve came partly from Giorno himself, and admits to himself that he is guided by Giorno just as much as he is by Bucciarati.
– It’s quite amusing how Ghiccio destroys the statue out of frustration, only for the disc to reveal itself to him. Please don’t destroy pieces of art, kids.
– I liked the way Mista looked up at Bucciarati when he made four orders of bruschetta and the grin he gave after it became five.
– The color scheme during the final struggle against Ghiaccio was perfectly cold.
– The visuals during the final part of the battle were absolutely stunning. You should pay extra attention to Mista’s fluid movements during his heavy breathing and when he is shooting at Ghiaccio just before and after he reactivates Gently Weeps. This scene had some of the best sakuga we’ve seen so far in the series. I also especially liked how we got a shot from within Ghiaccio’s blood-soaked helmet. And Mista’s pose-fest.
– After THAT famous scene between Joseph and Avdol in Stardust Crusaders, the innuendo returns as Narancia catches Mista and Giorno in a ‘compromising’ position. Bless Narancia’s pure little heart.
– MUDA! (x16)
– Gently Weeps: This is a reference to the song ‘My Guitar Gently Weeps’, which is a song from The Beatles’ White Album.
– Mista’s backstory was originally told in its entirety just before Ghiaccio makes his appearance. However, as I mentioned in an earlier review, it made more sense to put it earlier in the story so we could get to know Mista better. This episode shows Mista’s meeting with Bucciarati and adds some anime-original scenes. The main point of the backstory is to show how Mista has a ‘pre-determined path’, and I liked how this ‘path’ was then linked to the ‘path’ that his bullets could take.
‘I can see it! I can see the path perfectly.’
In terms of adapting the battle against Ghiaccio, I don’t think the anime could have done a better job. As always, many of the shots are taken directly from the manga panels, but I got this really uncomfortable feelings that I didn’t get from reading the manga, and that is definitely a good thing. The attention paid to Mista’s movements was really great, and more than made up for more sloppy animation in other scenes. Casting Okamoto was also a genius move, as his voice can sound AFULLY annoying in a really, really good way.
Ciao for now!
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind
Winter 2019 | Anime Info | Simulcast