The Cutthroat Capo of Passione
- Episodes: 39
- Genre: Action, Adventure, Shounen
- Airing Date: October 2018 – Currently Airing
- Studio: David Productions
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The Passione gang rules Naples, Italy with an iron grip. Bruno Bucciarati is a high-ranking member of the gang with his own squad of mobsters, but he secretly hates how corrupt the organization has become. When Giorno Giovanna (the son of Dio Brando) forces his way onto Bucciarati’s team, the two of them vow to change Passione from the inside.
Bucciarati Highlights (Spoilers Beyond This Point)
1. The Fearless Leader of His Gang
He’s not the main protagonist of Vento Aureo, but Bucciarati is indisputably the leader of his team. He scouted each member individually, and they all respect him because he went out of his way to gain their devotion.
And even when a battle is going south, Bucciarati keeps the squad together. He always prioritizes the safety of his teammates and doesn’t let the constant onslaught of enemies keep the team from reaching their overall goal. He even meets the gang’s militantly secretive boss on his own so that everyone else would be safe.
2. Courageous Enough to Defy the Boss
Speaking of meeting the boss, that confrontation doesn’t go well. When Bucciarati learns that the boss had his daughter escorted to him just so he could kill her, he declares to his team that he wants to overthrow the boss and take control of Passione himself.
Everyone else is hesitant, but they all have so much trust in Bucciarati that they join him anyway (except for Fugo, who is too scared to turn his back on the gang). It takes some serious stones to declare war on a man who was ready to kill his daughter to protect his identity, but Bucciarati did it anyway.
3. Sticky Fingers is Incredibly Useful
Bucciarati’s stand, Sticky Fingers, has the ability to create zippers on any surface. This means that Bucciarati can open a zipper on a wall and phase through it, unzip himself into many pieces, sew body parts together, hide within objects or other people, and do just about anything else he can think of. One of his most impressive feats was stopping his own heart by unzipping it so he could avoid detection by an enemy stand.
4. Stays Alive Though Sheer Willpower
Close friends and mentors to the main JoJo of any given part have a tendency to die, and Bucciarati has the unfortunate luck of being both of those things. He actually dies relatively early in the series during his first battle with King Crimson but defies all expectations by living on anyway.
Giorno gave him a “spark of life” shortly after the attack, which let Bucciarati live as a sort of temporary zombie until his soul gave out. Giorno didn’t expect it to last very long, but Bucciarati wills himself to live all the way to the final battle without the rest of the gang even knowing what happened.
5. Beyond Fabulous
Vento Aureo is chock-full of insane outfits and flamboyant gangsters, but Bucciarati takes first place in terms of fabulousness. He really works that white suit, with its gold zippers and chest window that exposes his intricate tattoo, and completes the look with a fierce bob haircut that has no business looking that classy on a man.
On top of that, his serious demeanor and unquestioned authority seal the deal. This capo dresses the way he does because he makes it look damn good, and anyone who thinks otherwise might end up in a gutter somewhere.
As far as the JoJo universe is concerned, Bruno Bucciarati is the classiest and scariest gangster who ever lived. We’re looking forward to seeing the rest of his famous scenes animated in the Vento Aureo anime this fall!
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