Zipper Man is quite possibly the most generic name they could have chosen for Sticky Fingers, but at least it’s not aggressively terrible like some of the others. On the other hand, it’s also not so bad it’s good like Flaccid Pancake.
idk at the very least it follows the same naming convention as the actual original names of some later stands. but also one of the reasons I like jojo is it reminds me of classic marvel comics with really overwrought villain names and motivations and creative solutions to battles. Zipper Man absolutely sounds like a spider-man villain no one remembers.
“Evil that doesn’t realize it’s evil is the worst kind.”idk at the very least it follows the same naming convention as the actual original names of some later stands. but also one of the reasons I like jojo is it reminds me of classic marvel comics with really overwrought villain names and motivations and creative solutions to battles. Zipper Man absolutely sounds like a spider-man villain no one remembers.
flaccid pancake is probably the best one though, yes. in the context in which it's uttered literally neither it nor the real one would be disappointing to hear.
"flaccid pancake, the one who emerges from the dark, who indulges in the dark..."
man, I can't wait for that lol
EDIT: since I'm sure "Filthy Acts" is brought up in that vid as one of the good ones, I just gotta say: I despise Valentine as a person, but the one shred of respect I have for him is that he's so entirely devoted to his nationalist xenophobic dream that the fact that his power's main strength comes from swapping him out with another version of himself and potentially leaving his "real" self to die many times over doesn't even phase him.
He understands that he's long ago abandoned the person he was, and he doesn't care because he believes too strongly in what he's doing. That's some scary-ass commitment.
I'm on Stardust Crusaders right now.It does. I tried reading Phantom Blood for the first time in 2006, and when I did, it elicited the same reaction from me as it did you (and I didn't return to it until 2009). But now, more than thirteen years later, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is one of my favorite manga of all time. Give it a chance. Battle Tendency, the next part, is an immediate improvement.
well, they did look pretty similar originally, didnt they? I think araki always draws joseph with the motorcycle goggles and hat because that's how he'd try to differentiate the design if he were doing that part today. kinda like how josuke four balls has the distinguishing sailor hat.
Yeah, that's my only issue. I like the new style a lot except for this point, and I don't regret buying Jojoveller even though I stopped buying the manga.
I like to think when Koichi was in Italy, he kept thinking to himself "What would Josuke do?" and kept trying to think of a better plan than "Fuckery that will make things worse".
I think his newer, sleeker art is more aesthetically pleasing than the roided out buff dudes he used to dotiny bit random but i was looking at pictures of araki's art exhibitions and I gotta say: I dont understand the hate for old characters in the new style. they're still tough and muscular, just realistically proportioned. if you actually saw a person that looked sleek and hardbodied and was 6'5 irl you'd hardly think of them as weak-looking. in fact that's the exact body type that's more likely to actually be good in a fight, versus a vanity muscle bodybuilder physique.
(this fanart is what got me thinking about this.)
anyways I know thats only a tiny part of what people are reacting to, but when i see stuff like this:
my reaction is just to appreciate the surprise of seeing something familliar interpreted differently through the changes of araki's taste in character design and silhouettes.
It would honestly be boring if he drew them the same as he used to, and i expect it would be for him even moreso.
Jojo is not just a series, it's the framework for pretty much his entire career. he doesn't keep writing jojo stories to cash in, but as a way to keep himself honest, I feel like. it's said that all authors end up always writing about the same themes again and again no matter how diverse their output. jojo as a whole feels like a way of leaning into and accepting that, and intensifying the struggle to evolve and change despite the habits and feelings intrinsic to your own soul.
wasnt it more that that's how they were drawn mostly later on in the part and dp just skipped to those designs to use as the general model?
Whenever the part 7 anime happens I expect them to do something very different with it, be it how they announce it, what its format is, how the animation is (maybe come back to CG openings, or something else). It might be like you said, of them, like in the manga, giving the Steel Ball Run title more prominence, I doubt they would go all out and not even put the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure title along it.im probably going to start buying the series volumes as soon as part 5 is fully released. going to enjoy reading the official translations! (i feel like part 6 will really benefit from them too, i get the feeling a lot was lost in translation)
I got Two Questions about Steel Ball Run and its sequel, Four Ball Run.
#1. Do you think there will be any effort to emphasize that this is a new continuity from the jump? I know Steel Ball Run originally didnt even have jojo or part 7 anywhere on its branding, but I assume the anime will probably just call it "Steel Ball Run: Jojo's Bizzare Adventure Part 7" with the jojo bit being a small subtitle versus how previously the Jojo was emphasized.
I personally think the fact that its a different continuity is meant to be a surprise you gradually realize as more and more inconsistencies and parallels arise. For me I immediately googled the year the race began vs when phantom blood ended, and it seemed to make sense that this could have happened 10 years later. plus the Speedwagon oil company is mentioned and is in the form you'd expect it to be in at that time. I'm torn though, maybe they could add a bit of a more obvious hint?
#2. Jojolion has these really cute little chapter opening and closing messages from araki, often talking about the theme of the chapter and building anticipation for the next. some extremely good content there, especially the "is he a man of the land or a man of the jacuzzi?" one.
Could these fit into ad breaks or right next to the "to be continued" arrow? or would it be too quick to really catch em?
Should the narrator say them verbally?
perhaps the new style of animation/presentation that post part 6 requires if its gonna be done right will be enough to emphasize how separate it is.Whenever the part 7 anime happens I expect them to do something very different with it, be it how they announce it, what its format is, how the animation is (maybe come back to CG openings, or something else). It might be like you said, of them, like in the manga, giving the Steel Ball Run title more prominence, I doubt they would go all out and not even put the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure title along it.
And those beginning and ending of chapter comments are at times too well written and interesting/funny to go unadapted, I hope they bring the narrator back for them.
Interesting.I just found out about the original titles for parts 1-6. Does anyone know exactly when they were retroactively changed? was it just immediately after the first collected volumes were released or only at the time of steel ball run? Because the newnaming convention seems to be in the style of "Steel Ball Run" and "Jojolion" more than anything and it would make sense for that to have been retroactively applied. its kinda weird knowing parts 4-6 were mostly just called the name of the main character.
it makes more sense to me now why calling them "parts" is so emphasized