Can love conquer all? Unfortunately, not for Squalo and Tiziano.
Japanese title: クラッシュとトーキングヘッド
Narancia does his best to protect Giorno, working out how Clash works in the process. Tiziano deactivates his Stand in order to lure the rest of the team into a gas-filled kitchen and have Mista fire one of hit bullets and cause an explosion. The assassins hide in the town square, thinking that they will be hidden from Aerosmith’s radar. However, Narancia tricks the pair into giving away their positions. As he aims at Squalo, Tiziano jumps in the way to sacrifice himself and provide liquid for Squalo’s Stand. This unfortunately proves to be in vain, and the pair are defeated by Narancia, thanks to the forward-thinking of Giorno. Narancia realises that Giorno has what it takes to be a leader, and decides that he can follow him.
Narancia’s Time to Shine: Narancia may not be good at maths, but he isn’t stupid. His strategy to find Tiziano in the town square was simple, but took advantage of Tiziano’s inability to think straight in such a desperate situation.
Tiziano’s sacrifice: Although human bonds are a big part of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, it’s still quite rare to see a character in this series sacrifice themselves in the way that Tiziano did for Squalo. The rage that Squalo felt after Tiziano’s downfall was purely personal, and the way that Squalo is confused by the hope he feels from Narancia makes me feel that in different circumstances, the pair could have become allies to Buccarati’s team.
Squalo and Tiziano are two of the rare characters in Golden Wind not named after foodstuffs. Squalo comes from the Italian word for ‘shark’ (which I guess can be food too) and Tiziano apparently comes from the Italian painter Titian, who is called Tiziano in Italian.
This is not the first time for Kenjiro Tsuda to play an enemy in the JoJo anime. As well as Tiziano, he was also the voice of Bruford in Phantom Blood.
I wonder why Bucciarati’s team were unable to work out that he was under a Stand attack that affected his speech? Come on guys, you’re better than this.
Although Tiziano and Squalo are the enemy, I almost didn’t want them to die. There was something very human about the pair, from Tiziano’s sacrifice to Squalo’s reactions.
Ciao for now!
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind
Winter 2019 | Anime Info | Simulcast