Gang members hate to stand out. So they try to blend in with society. Says Bucciarati… wearing THOSE clothes. Well, I’m not here to question the fashion of the Italians, so I’ll let it go I guess.
Thoughts on Episode 5 of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind
Original Japanese title: ポルポの遺産を狙え！
Word of Polpo’s ‘suicide’ has spread around the gang, along with rumors that he owned a huge fortune. Who should know the location of this fortune as Best Boy Bruno Bucciarati!
He and the rest of his gang head out to Capri on a rental boat, but Narancia, Mista and Fugo are all attacked and seemingly disappear. Left are Giorno, Bucciarati and Abbachio. Now, Abbachio seems to distrust Giorno right from the get-go, hence the ‘tea’ as well as him snatching Naracia’s shoe away from Giorno. However, it is once again Girono’s unexpected behavior that may end up gaining even Abbacio’s trust.
Fork in the face!
Fugo stabbing Naracia in the face after he fails at maths is one of the most memorable moments of Golden Wind. I’m glad the moment was just as grotesquely hilarious in the anime as it was in the manga. Although it’s pretty funny, Fugo and Naracia’s actions shows us that at the end of the day they are still mobsters.
The timing of the attack on Narancia on Lagoon 2 was almost comical. Of course it is likely related to the enemy Stand user listening the most important information, but it still made me laugh out loud.
As Mista and Fugo also disappear, we get a scene with Bucciarati, Abbachio, and Giorno on the lookout as the background spins around them and changes color. It’s a great way to give us that feeling of discomfort in a scene that is essentially just talking.
Just as Giorno is about to drink the ‘tea’, you can hear the sound effect of him using his Stand to turn his tooth into the jellyfish.
Fugo looses his cool
It’s probably important to note that Fugo usually speaks in very polite, well-mannered Japanese. However, when he goes berserk at Narancia, any hint of politeness goes out the window.
Mista is terrified of the number 4. Although he has his own reasons for disliking the number, it greatly parallels the real Japanese dislike for the number. This is due to it being a homophone for the word ‘death’ (shi). Although most Japanese people do not have any real fear of the number, it is still considered bad luck to give things in multiples of four (such as when giving money as a wedding gift).
‘I, Girnono Giovanna, have a dream.’ ‘What are you on about?’
We finally get to meet Bucciarati’s gang! All the guys look amazing, but I can’t write this without mentioning how amazing Narancia’s abs look. The guys are an eclectic mix, and it’s hard to tell at first whether they get along or not. I don’t think this is going to be one of the most memorable episodes of Golden Wind in the long-run, but I did love Narancia and Fugo’s fight!
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind
Fall 2018 | Anime Info | Simulcast