We are getting closer and closer to what promises to be an exciting climax, but this episode is serving as a build-up. Everything right now is hinging on whoever can get that arrow!
Japanese title: ディアボロ浮上
Doppio dies alone in Bucciarati’s body as the others head after the arrow. It seems that Requiem is not only protecting the arrow, but is also causing mutations in the people and animals around it. Giorno is able to guess that Diavolo’s spirit is inhabiting the body of one of the team members, almost causing a massive fall out between him and Mista, while it turns out that the Boss is alongside Trish in Mista’s body. However, instead of taking on the team, he sprints towards Chariot Requiem secures an almost too-easy victory against the rogue Stand. With Requiem gone, the arrow is now up for grabs! Despite a good game from Trish, who manages to use Spice Girl to repel Diavolo’s hand from the arrow, the Boss isn’t playing nice. He uses his Stand’s powerful punch and time-skipping abilities to doughnut Mista’s body and thus propel himself towards the arrow!
– Doppio’s death really is quite sad. He may not have understood that he is actually Diavolo, but at the end of the day he was still a highly-ranked gangster with blood on his hands. Yet a lot of viewers (including myself) find something charming about the character, and it’s hard to see him die such a sad, lonely death.
– Trish really was the MVP this episode. In just a couple of days she has gone through an immense amount of character development and has shown us the strength of her spirit. It was also pretty awesome seeing King Crimson and Spice Girl right next to each other.
– Not so much trivia but a theory. Sex Pistols incorrectly claimed that Mista’s pistols simply broke due to lack of maintenance, but we know it was actually King Crimson that caused the damage. As Sex Pistols are a part of Mista, perhaps they were in the same denial as he was over possibly having been within range of the enemy Stand?
‘Could you… call me again?’
This episode was a relatively slow one, feeling more like a prelude to the inevitable climax. Diavolo’s defeat of Chariot Requiem felt a little anti-climactic, and the arrow is just feeling like a MacGuffin needed to propel the plot. However, Trish really is something. She may have not been able to foresee Diavolo wanting her to bring out Spice Girl, but she was able to stay conscious whilst her father took over her body, and was even able to use her ability in a highly effective way. Sure, she may not be all that much of a match for Diavolo and his Stand, but come on, she’s had her Stand for what, a day??
As for what will happen in the next episode… If you’ve been watching the opening sequence carefully, you will surely already know.
Ciao for now!
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind
Spring 2019 | Anime Info | Simulcast