That Really is a Gun in His Pants
- Episodes: 39
- Genre: Action, Adventure, Shounen
- Airing Date: October 2018 – Currently Airing
- Studio: David Productions
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Giorno Giovanna, the son of Dio, sets out to join the Passione mafia so he can make Naples a better place to live. Guido Mista is part of the crew Giorno joins and serves as the group’s gunman with his stand, Sex Pistols. But reforming the mafia from the inside isn’t an easy task, and when the boss gets involved, they realize that there’s much more to Passione than they first thought...
Mista Highlights (Spoilers Beyond This Point)
1. Faithful Right Hand Man to Giorno
Like the rest of Bucciarati’s crew, Mista isn’t exactly welcoming to Giorno when they first meet. He’s a proud gangster who swore his loyalty to Bucciarati and doesn’t take kindly to this new upstart. But it doesn’t take long before Mista realizes that Giorno is more than worthy of his respect.
Mista and Giorno have teamed up in tense battles against terrifying enemies like Ghiaccio and Cioccolata, combining their stand powers against the latter to devastating (and homoerotic) effect. At the end of the story, Mista is still serving Giorno as his right-hand man.
2. Shoots First and Asks Questions Later
This isn’t really a good thing, but it sure is funny. Mista lacks the patience to carefully evaluate incoming enemies and decide what course of action would be best (that’s Giorno’s job). So he tends to just rush into fights and hope that everything works out later. The most obvious example is when he saw Carne slowly approaching the group from far away and immediately gunned him down, which only served to make Carne’s stand stronger. Oops.
3. The Sex Pistols are the Perfect Sidekicks
Mista’s stand consists of six separate tiny creatures who can ride on bullets and alter their trajectory. They’re able to speak and each has its own personality, most of them acting like obnoxious little kids who won’t work unless they’re fed.
To balance out Mista’s tunnel vision fighting style, the Sex Pistols can be sent out as reconnaissance to survey a situation without being easily seen. They’ve helped Mista and the others in countless battles and are fun to watch all by themselves.
4. Hilariously Superstitious
For whatever reason, Mista is highly suspicious of the number 4. It’s considered an unlucky number in China and Japan because it sounds like the word for death, but Mista’s reason for fearing it seems to stem from an incident in his childhood where a neighbor who adopted a cat out of a litter of four had his eyes clawed out.
Mista is so superstitious that he even numbered his stands 1 through 7, skipping over the number 4. Fittingly, number 5 seems to get bullied the most since it’s the fourth Sex Pistol.
5. Won’t Let Injustice Survive if He Can Help It
Being a gangster, Mista isn’t the most morally upstanding guy. Even in his childhood, he stood outside of theaters and beat up people who insulted Clint Eastwood. But when he sees good people being taken advantage of, he gets serious.
When he was 17, he got in a fight with three men who were attempting to rape a woman. He mysteriously dodged all of their gunshots, picked up a discarded revolver, and killed them with four precise bullets. When Bucciarati caught wind of this, he recruited Mista onto his team.
Guido Mista is a tough Italian gunman with a generally cheerful nature and a deep sense of loyalty to both Bucciarati and Giorno. He gets along well with his fellow gang members, rocks a sweater crop top, and has a great set of sidekicks in the form of the Sex Pistols. What more could you want?
What do you think of Mista? Do you think it’s hilarious that he debuted in the fourth episode of the Vento Aureo anime? Let us know in the comments, and thanks so much for reading!