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"Finally got around to watching Jojo" , posted Wed 19 Sep 04:10post reply

I think the first time I ever heard of it was here.

Kind of poor internal consistency.

Star Platinum is shown to break those diamond cave teeth so why didn't he just punch down Dio's castle when the sun was still up?

Joseph even mentions burning it down....but its a stone castle...


Also whyyyyy do aaalllll of the charaaaaacterrrs talk like thiiiisss aallll the time??? Its reeaaally annoyyyinng.






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"Re(1):Finally got around to watching Jojo" , posted Fri 21 Sep 00:50post reply

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I think the first time I ever heard of it was here.

Kind of poor internal consistency.

Star Platinum is shown to break those diamond cave teeth so why didn't he just punch down Dio's castle when the sun was still up?

Joseph even mentions burning it down....but its a stone castle...


Also whyyyyy do aaalllll of the charaaaaacterrrs talk like thiiiisss aallll the time??? Its reeaaally annoyyyinng.



Hello Sabo10, it's been a while!

Poor internal consistency is something that the Jojo series is relatively well known for. The author Araki's strong point has always been the upbeat fast paced storyline, but consistency has always been his achilles heel that people just shrug it off as "hey, it's Araki". He's been making inconsistencies since the 80's and there's a famous quote from him, "Adults don't lie-- they just make mistakes".

Jotaro going demolition man on Dio's castle is probably not something that the author nor kids reading the manga thought of at the time. How long could've it have taken? What would the henchmen from the inside have done? It's certainly an interesting thought, of course. It's kind of like asking "why didn't they just pass a bridge to the other side in Dragon Quest 1? It's just one square away to the last boss"

The dialogues getting annoying is understandable when it gets binge-read on the monitor or paperbacks. It does more magic when it's read in the large-size weeklies.





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"Re(2):Finally got around to watching Jojo" , posted Fri 21 Sep 01:34post reply

quote:
I think the first time I ever heard of it was here.

Kind of poor internal consistency.

Star Platinum is shown to break those diamond cave teeth so why didn't he just punch down Dio's castle when the sun was still up?

Joseph even mentions burning it down....but its a stone castle...


Also whyyyyy do aaalllll of the charaaaaacterrrs talk like thiiiisss aallll the time??? Its reeaaally annoyyyinng.


Hello Sabo10, it's been a while!

Poor internal consistency is something that the Jojo series is relatively well known for. The author Araki's strong point has always been the upbeat fast paced storyline, but consistency has always been his achilles heel that people just shrug it off as "hey, it's Araki". He's been making inconsistencies since the 80's and there's a famous quote from him, "Adults don't lie-- they just make mistakes".

Jotaro going demolition man on Dio's castle is probably not something that the author nor kids reading the manga thought of at the time. How long could've it have taken? What would the henchmen from the inside have done? It's certainly an interesting thought, of course. It's kind of like asking "why didn't they just pass a bridge to the other side in Dragon Quest 1? It's just one square away to the last boss"

The dialogues getting annoying is understandable when it gets binge-read on the monitor or paperbacks. It does more magic when it's read in the large-size weeklies.



I recall Star Platinum punching holes in the wall to let in sunlight when they intially confront Dio. I thiiiink it happened in the manga and definitely in the 90s OVA which is still the best anime adaptation that's ever been done for JoJo. It's long been one of my favs. It was only long after I'd seen it that I found out that Satoshi Kon worked on my fav parts! And it was only a few weeks ago that I discovered that Katsuhiro Otomo also worked on the OVAs!

The new TV show is fun, but I don't like it nearly as much as the comic or the ovas.






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"Re(3):Finally got around to watching Jojo" , posted Fri 21 Sep 03:11post reply

The best animated adaptations of Jojo are imo:

1.) The Capcom CPS3 fighting game
2.) The Capcom PS2 Part 5 game
3.) The OP animations for part 1/2/3 in the new anime
4.) The stick figure flash animation based on 1 and 2

Internal consistency:

There's pretty much always a power that gets introduced early on that quickly and quietly gets abandoned. I think this has been true for every part since part 3. Part 5 is the one that sticks out to me the most, because the whole business of Giorno being able to reflect an attack was portrayed with a lot of very nicely drawn panels when it was introduced, and then nobody ever spoke of it again likely as Araki realized how much trouble this would cause. In fact, it was forgotten even harder than Purple Haze, who Araki made a point of writing out of the story because "it was too powerful".