If you’ve been watching JoJo all this time, then you know that it really isn’t afraid to kill of characters. As with Abbachio’s death, this one is calculated and oh so very sudden. RIP helicopter boy.
Japanese title: 鎮魂歌（レクイム）は静かに奏でらる その②
It seems that anybody who tries to take the arrow from Silver Chariot Requiem will end up attacked by their own Stand. Despite shooting down Bucciarati’s body – which was thought to contain the soul of Diavolo – King Crimson is activated and is able to kill Narancia in a mere moment. Polnareff becomes aware of the fact that Diavolo has a split personality, and Bucciarati’s body is actually being inhabited by the boy he saw before.
The group go after the arrow, but it still seems that it is able to protect itself from allowing anybody to touch it, making it almost impossible to retrieve. It is only Polnareff, who is no longer a Stand user, who is able to even make an attempt.
– Having the music stop so suddenly as we see the King Crimson’s effect on Trish’s hand when handing the bullets to Mista was such a good choice. In just that split second, the entire mood changes into something more ominous. It was a really great way of taking advantage of the medium that is anime.
– I really like the moment where we see everybody’s own feelings of shock and desperation before we see Narancia/Giorno’s body.
Mista is desperately wanting to get rid of the number 4.
Trish is desperately trying to sense her father.
Giorno is desperately trying to reach Narancia.
Polnareff is in shock.
Bucciarati is desperately wanting to get his team ready for the next attack.
In the manga, this all took place on one page, just before you turn the page to see this absolutely beautifully composed double-page spread of a completely skewered Narancia in Giorno’s body. The anime definitely replicated this as best as they could, and that shot of the Giorno kebab is perhaps the single most memorable panel of Golden Wind, as well as the most memorable shot of the anime so far.
– Naracia’s direct reference to Fugo, as well as the montage of Fugo and the shot of Fugo looking in the air after Naracia is struck down, are all anime additions. The anime is definitely trying to give us some closure regarding the Purple Haze user, as he was not referenced in the manga at all after he parted ways with the rest of the team.
Narancia’s death sure is a sad one, but unlike the episode with Abbachio’s death, this one leaves us no time for mourning. Despite needing to quickly move on, Giorno still takes the time to give some warm words to the deceased, even taking the time to create some beautiful vines to cloak the body. This is one of those moments where you see the true leadership qualities of this very young man. He only knew Narancia for a couple of days, but the words he says are filled with kind of warmth that you make you think they are family. And that’s what the mafia are supposed to be. Family.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind
Spring 2019 | Anime Info | Simulcast