Blows Us Away
- Episodes : 12
- Genre : Action, Adventure, Shounen
- Airing Date : October 2018 - December 2018
- Studios : David Production
JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Ougon no Kaze 1st Cours Introduction
Giorno Giovanna has a dream: to become a benevolent Gang-Star (mob leader) and rid the streets of Naples of crime. To do so, he joins up with Bruno Buccellati of the gang Passione to work his way up the ranks. But first, he’ll have to earn the trust of Bruno’s crew: the paranoid Mista Guido, the bipolar Fugo Pannacotta, the childish Ghirga Narancia, and, most impossibly, former distrustful cop Abbacchio Leone.
Once the group’s Capo Polpo “mysteriously” commits suicide, Bruno has the chance for a promotion and take Giorno with him. Of course, doing so is going to take a lot of cash to buy their way in, and as a result, the group finds themselves fighting off a lot of other members of Passione they need to fight off on their way to pick up the cash Bruno set aside for the occasion.
However, upon succeeding, Bruno’s group is immediately assigned to protecting the boss’s daughter, Trish Una. A former assassination squad of Passione has set their sights on her and will stop at nothing to exact their revenge on their boss… along with making a little cash on the side.
1. Incredible Animation and Art
It’s pretty clear that David Production brought their A-game to the highly anticipated Part 5. Their color work here is particularly strong, with incredibly vibrant and striking color work that brings life to Jojo. Even if you don’t particularly care for Jojo, the art and animation alone makes Ougon no Kaze worth a look.
2. Wonderfully Insane
Have you ever watched a car explode out of a person? Ever thought of turning a tooth into a jellyfish to avoid drinking someone’s piss? Ougon no Kaze is the story arc of Jojo that puts the “Bizarre” in “Bizarre Adventure”, fully living up to the potential promised by the title.
3. Reworked Story From the Manga
There’s nothing that was actually added to Ougon no Kaze, but what changed was how it was edited. Rather than getting Abbacchio’s backstory towards the last third of the story, it’s been moved to the middle of the fight with Zucchero. This and other similar moments go a long way into making the characters much more sympathetic and interesting, giving the fights more weight than they originally did.
Wait, so how did Zucchero wrap an entire boat around another boat again? Why can Giorno reflect attacks back at people, and then suddenly can’t? Part 5 is the part that began the meme “It just works”, and it shows. If you can’t accept some rather strange incidents in Part 5, you’re probably not going to enjoy yourself.
This isn’t really a complaint so much as it is a warning. Jojo has always been on the violent side, but this is easily the most grotesque the series has ever been. In the past, it was pretty easy to shrug off because it was always cartoonish, but Part 5 just gets brutal at times. If you’re squeamish, just be aware.
Part 5 has always been one of the most divisive parts amongst the Jojo fandom, so we’re pleased to report that Ougon no Kaze has the best production work of the entire series. Not only does it do justice to the fights, it actually improves the source material. Maybe it’s not as iconic as Stardust Crusaders or as fascinating as Diamond is Unbreakable, but so far it’s been a wild ride. We can’t wait for 2nd Cours!
But what do you think? Has Ougon no Kaze not changed your mind as being the worst part? Did you love it before it was cool? Please, let us know in the comments below!