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Character design of Battle Tendency
Damn they're looking good! I just hope that they don't draw Joseph's face the same way the draw Jonathan's. Jonathan's face looks downright ugly at times (whilst Dio always looks great). Personally I wish that the art would follow the style of parts IV, V and VI, but I like how the animation team is trying to meld all of the series's styles into one uniform style.
Man, those Battle Tendency designs bring me back. The first part of JoJo was alright but never the part of the anime I was waiting for (that's Vento Aureo and Stone Ocean), but BT? Yeah, that's gonna be a nice thrillride through memory lane for me or whatnot.
I love how 80's-tastic Lisa Lisa looks. And she's such a badass with those shades on!
Favourite Stand anyone? I really like Killer Queen, Purple Haze, and Jojolion's protagonist's is growing on me as well!
Kiss, every time. I think it's the crown that does it for me.
though a solid second place goes to Soft & Wet, with its cool anchor motif
Only fairly recently got into the series after checking out the new anime adaptation of Phantom Blood and wow, was I hooked! Such a great series reflecting the author's unfettered imagination. So far I've read Parts 1, 2, 3 and 7.
I think Part 1 is fairly mild compared to the rest of the series but I think Araki was still wondering where to take the series. I liked the background on Dio and anime captured this part pretty well.
Part 2 was epic, Joseph is easily my favourite protagonist so far and the combat became more intense. I really liked Wham as one of the antagonists.
Part 3 seemed to be the most popular/well known due to anime and games based on it but personally, I thought it dragged on terribly.... The protagonists were great but I didn't care for chapters upon chapters of random Dio underlings (who pop out of nowhere) systematically assaulting the main party, with their minimal character development and their usual defeat after 2-3 chapters...it became a real chore to read after a while.
Part 7 (Steel Ball Run) might be my favourite, I really loved the story and the characters (esp. Funny Valentine). Fairly decent character development and interactions too, of both protagonists and antagonists. I found the last few chapters a bit odd/random but I love Dio so it was all very satisfactory =).
Might read Part 5 next..
^ Read Part 4, I'm sure you'll love it! Plus you kind of need to read it so as to understand the beginning of Part 5
Also then if you don't feel like reading parts 5 and 6 part 4 is totally good for getting what Araki's doing with JoJoLion.
basically part 4 is pretty crucial.
Okay okay, I'll give Part 4 a try now, it's just Josuke didn't grab me...haha. Will let you all know what my favourite stand is soon.
Last edited by steadynco; January 05, 2013 at 01:11 AM.
Hi there, I'm normally in the HunterxHunter thread, but figured I'd check out the JoJo's section since I'm a big jojo fanboy too.
If you can folks, don't dare read the Duwang scans for part 4, new ones were done here: http://www.mangatraders.com/view/file/47868
Part 4 is easily my favorite, and I find the previous scans (which you find on most other sites) turn folks away, its well worth the read if you ask me, though generally speaking steadynco JoJo parts 3-4-5 all have LOTS of "henchmen" fights, though I think it works a bit better in part 4 where the characters stick around and are not just random goons. That being said I enjoy some of the part 3 villains personally (moreso the ones you meet in Egypt) and Steely Dan with the Lovers.
I found this thread via CrudeCross signature,and i am of course a big JoJo fan.
We can see that the drawings of BR are better than the TV version.
I'm up to date with Jojolion now (really interesting so far!) and I've started reading part 5.
My favourite stand is Heaven's Door....it can be used to stun the enemy, extract his/her personality/thoughts/history and control....quite practical in today's world!
p.s. Stray Cat is quite cute when it isn't angry.
Last edited by steadynco; February 11, 2013 at 07:56 AM.
Diamond Is Unbreakable is when JoJo truly becomes great in my opinion. Every part that comes after it is just as good, with Part V being my second favourite (Passione!). And Jojolion keeps getting more interesting. I really do wonder who Jousuke's second half is!
Oh, and by the way, Part 3 being animated has been practically confirmed. Check a couple of these new trading cards to see what I mean (credits go to http://onepixeljump.com/tag/jojos-bi...ing-card-game/):
Last edited by Crude; February 11, 2013 at 02:32 PM.
Oh wow, I really hope they do animate part 3 and pace it fast like they've been doing for the first two parts (like an episode per henchmen stand fight). Maybe intend to animate the later parts too =) I'd love to see part 4 and Steel Ball Run animated.
Right now I'm watching clips (on niconicodouga) of people voice acting as characters from Steel Ball Run as the manga panels show up on screen in a dynamic fashion. The voices are really good too and it almost feels like watching an anime adaptation =)
Last edited by steadynco; February 12, 2013 at 04:05 AM.
Anyone as excited for this as I am? I mean the only thing I disliked is that the trailer makes it look like Kira will be DLC only, unless of course you pre-order the game. It's still pretty stupid, the guy's like one the most popular villains, and him being DLC whilst certain other characters aren't is mind-boggling. I really do hope the other villains, as well as the other supporting characters, aren't DLC.