the_sun_is_up: Fugo and Abbacchio standing extremely close together while making model faces at the camera. (giogio - personal space invasion)
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There are a bunch of manga series that I've been slacking off on reading for a while so it's about time I starting catching up on them. First on the list, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure!

Where I left off: Chapter 496
Reason for taking a break: I was nearing the point in the arc where main characters start getting killed off. I’m a chicken. Bawk bawk.
When I left off: Prosciutto was lodged under the train, Pesci had gotten all scary and serious, and Bruno was getting some very cute assistance from Sex Pistols.

-Holy shit, Bruno just used his zippers to completely dismember himself in order to avoid Pesci’s fishing rod. He even zippered his heart in half so Pesci couldn’t detect his heart-beat. That is some serious dedication, yo.

-Oh snap, Bruno garotted Pesci with his own fishing line! And I’d ask how Pesci is still able to talk with his throat slit, but then I remembered that this is fighting shonen and no power on Earth can stop characters in fighting shonen from monologuing.

-Wow, Trish’s top is like barely clinging on for dear life. Was it always that cleavage-tastic?

-Yay, Trish got to do something again! (Noticing that Pesci snuck inside the turtle.)

-Ha! Sticky Fingers punched Pesci through the turtle entrance.

-Yay, Bruno is 100% bishie again, meaning that Prosciutto has finally kicked the bucket. About freaking time, he was really creeping me out.

-Ooh, Trish can see Stands now, meaning she has a Stand too. But Bruno’s not allowed to tell her anything, so for the time being, she has to be content with seeing lots of weird unexplained shit like masked dudes appearing out of nowhere and punching zippers onto things.

-Melone is very pretty, very creepy, and his Stand is FUCKING TERRIFYING. Every time I think Araki can’t possibly come up with any more disturbing Stand powers, he proves me wrong.

-Lol @ Melone being all “Damn Stand stole my motorbike!”

-I think it really says something about our heroes that they’re standing around debating not whether they should steal a car, but how many cars they should steal. Hahahaha and Giorno just turned a bunch of cars into frogs. I love his Stand.


-Even losing a huge cube out of his throat isn’t stopping Giorno from expositing. Ah, I love shonen.

-Giorno — still the best at posing. (Look look look at my crotch! Look look look at my crotch! etc)

-So I guess the downside of having a powerful remote-controlled Stand is that it has a mind of its own and can ignore your orders. Upside is that its damage doesn’t reflect back on you, and if it gets offed, you can just make another one. D: Which makes me wonder, how are the heroes going to even find Melone, let alone kill him?

-Wait, so Giorno turned Melone’s burning Stand into a snake, which then found its way back to Melone and chomped him to death? I wasn’t expecting Melone to get bumped off so quickly.

-Looks like Trish and Giorno are getting cozy in between chapters.

-Lol I love how they’re having Giorno drive even though he’s 15 and by his own admission has no license. Guys, you have enough problems already without risking getting pulled over by traffic cops. (Oh wait, this is Italy, doesn't everyone drive like crazy over there? *ba dum tish*)

-Eeeeewwww, Ghiaccio’s Stand froze off Mista’s finger and half of his face! Poor Mista always seems to get the nastiest injuries, along with Narancia.

-Mista: Giorno, stop the car! Can’t you turn the car into a frog? I don’t care how you do it, just stop the car!

Lolol when in doubt, turn something into a frog.

-Oh awesome, I never imagined these guys would start combining their Stand powers: firing bullets that turn into plants!

-Oh shit, Giorno crashed the car into the water. Water which can be used to make ice. BAD IDEA, BRO. (Actually I'm not complaining — Giorno is so smart most of the time that it's good for realism to have him occasionally do something stupid.)

-Bruno: If nothing goes wrong, they should have retrieved the disk in the statue!

Bruno, have you learned nothing from this little adventure? Of course something has gone wrong, something ALWAYS goes wrong. Why did you have to go and jinx it like that?

-Hahahahaha Mista made a snowboard out of frozen grass. This manga is RIDONK-A-DONK.

-As always, I am impressed by how smart these characters are: Mista reasons that Ghiaccio’s impenetrable ice suit must have a weak point somewhere because otherwise how does he breathe? And Mista finds the air hole by seeing where the bubbles come out when Ghiaccio’s underwater.

-Hahahahahaha and now we have the CLASSIC scene where Giorno heals Mista’s wounds on a nearby bench, and then Narancia turns up and sees Giorno bending over Mista’s midsection and hears Mista going “No Giorno, don’t be so rough! Don’t take off my clothes! I can’t do it!” etc and assumes that something very different is going on, and he’s like “O.M.F.G.” and hides behind a ledge and is like “UH, SOME DUST GOT IN MY EYE SO I COULDN’T TELL IF IT WAS REALLY THEM. THAT’S MY STORY AND I’M STICKING TO IT.” Lolololol A+

-Okay, since Diavolo and King Crimson have shown up, it’s time to spoiler-cut:

If Diavolo was just going to kill Trish all along, then why didn’t he just let one of the assassins finish her off? Why go to all this trouble? Or was he hoping that would happen but Bruno’s gang just turned out to be stronger than he assumed? This just seems like an overly convoluted way to kill someone.

-Oh that’s nice, Bruno zipped Trish’s hand back on.

-Bruno: When Trish is awake, I will tell her that she never had a father.

D’awww, that’s kind of sweet.

-Jeez, Diavolo’s Stand is completely unbeatable. Unless you like drop a fucking nuke on him.

-Aww, the end and aftermath of this fight is hard to watch, knowing what I know about later reveals in this arc: And Then Bruno Was A Zombie. :(

-Abbacchio: (to Bruno) I’ve been in many different places in this country, but the only place where I feel at peace is when I’m with you!

Awwww I never expected Abbacchio to get all shonen-friendship-speechy like that. <3

-And then Fugo’s like "You guys are all nuts, betraying the Boss like this! I am not about to go merrily skipping off to my death with you! Also, my Stand is way too overpowered and Araki can’t think of a way to write me into any more fight scenes. :("

-Haha some guy starts hassling Narancia at the restaurant because Narancia’s wine spilled onto his suit, and Narancia just calmly heel-palm-to-the-jaw’s the guy. And then the boys all start beating the guy up, thinking he’s the enemy, and then they realize he’s just a regular guy and they’re all like "Oh no, how are we going to get the wine stain out of his white suit?" and I’m like "Guys, I’m pretty sure the MASSIVE BLOOD-STAINS are a more pressing problem."

Meanwhile Giorno’s busy angsting over how his boyfriend is a zombie now.

-I love the bit where they’ve all agreed that they shouldn’t tell Trish about her dad trying to kill her, and then she pops up from under the table all like "Too late, I heard everything. Also, we should go to Sardinia because I want to learn about my dad." And the boys are like "...let’s go to Sardinia!"

Next time on GioGio’s Bizarre Adventure: That’s Not What I Meant When I Ordered Shark-Fin Soup!
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