JoJo's Bizarre Adventure The ANIMATION - 17
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Is it me, or was that a little tame for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
So far JoJo's Bizarre Adventure has been over-the-top. I'd go as far as to say, it was the selling point of the series. You wouldn't watch this series without an appreciation for gag-like action. That makes this episode that much more disappointing in a sense.
It just wasn't as fun as usual. JoJo's first fight after his power up felt a little boring. There was a lack of grandiose over-exaggeration that we're used to. It ended up being a lesser version of the usual JoJo's Bizarre Adventure action scenes. Since they tend to be based on not-so-witty banter and craziness of the main character, the episode had no chance of recovery.
Whilst there was an attempt at some of the usual back-and-forth between JoJo and Cars, it didn't click with me. It was fine. Not what you'd expect from a first fight after the main character goes through a power up - possibly a good time to use a more generic shonen battle.
Now it's clear that even the almighty JoJo's Bizarre Adventure can't escape a mediocre episode. I'm just surprised that the training episode ended up being more fun, considering how much more of a transitional episode that was. This episode felt more like a transitional episode in some respects, but not with the content of course. A transitional element still remains, since we're moving onto the next battle of the series. AC/DC was the opening act for a revenge battle against Wham and the eventual final act that is Cars.
On another note, the first volume BD/DVD sales are fantastic! Combined BD/DVD already place the series as second most commercially successful series to start airing in the Fall 2012 season. Nice to know that the Japanese have opened their hearts to the series.
Final Note: If you watched the version with the TV ads, the manga Terra Formars had a commercial.