In the final episode of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, we learn about the strange boulder which has been following Mista. What effect did this encounter have on the outcome?
Japanese title: 眠れる奴隷
Scolippi is a kind soul. He understands the meaning of the boulder and offers the targets of Rolling Stone the choice to end their lives peacefully of their own volition. He isn’t trying to force anything on anybody and bears no ill will to anybody no matter how they treat him. His design is clearly based on Jesus Christ, not just with the thorns in his hair, but also with the bullet holes in his hands. If you think it’s a little weird to have a character who looks like Jesus… then you should read Part 7.
Mista starts with a very different outlook to fate than Scolippi. He is desperate to save Bucciarati, thinking that all he can do is destroy the boulder and thus destroy fate. Despite his best intentions, there isn’t really anything he can do. I really like the portrayal of Mista’s feelings in the elevator. He starts of wanting to kill Scolippi, and then slowly goes into denial; Then eventually starts the understand what Scolippi is trying to tell him. It’s extremely human.
Mista jumped off the building holding Rolling Stone in order to save somebody he cared about – just like the girl who sacrificed herself for her father. Unfortunately, he wasn’t as successful.
I find Fugo crawling out of the car to be really funny, and also really liked Mista and Trish’s dorky laugh.
The ending animation finished with Gold Experience Requiem instead of Gold Experience.
The final scene of the anime was actually shown to us at the very beginning of the opening sequence.
If you look closely in the final scene, you can see tributes to the fallen members of the team. In the vase we can see the same flowers which were used to cover Abbachio and Narancia’s bodies. We also have Bucciarati’s zipper and the wine have seen during the series.
All of us are slaves to fate
Fate and Sacrifice are two of the most prominent themes in the final episode of GW. By accepting Rolling Stone, Bucciarati would have not only been able to achieve a peaceful death, but Abbacchio and Narancia may not have died on this journey. However, it also means he would not have met Giorno and Passione would not have been reformed. It goes without saying that Bucciarati would have been like the florist’s daughter in this situation, sacrificing himself in order to save others. My personal interpretation is that you may not be able to escape fate, but what is more important is what you make of it.
Golden Wind has perhaps the most bittersweet ending of any JoJo part, as although we lost some truly great characters, we know that Giorno is going to improve the lives of many, many people in his new role. The final episode was a joy to watch, and I’m very sad to see the end of this series.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind
Spring 2019 | Anime Info | Simulcast