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Oct 5, 2012 8:57 AM

Apr 2009
I just finished the livestream and I must, just wow.
The pacing is as fast as expected, but David Production did a really great job here. The voices, the music, the poses, everything felt just so Jojo.

DIIIIIIIIIIIIIOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Man, this line...fucking perfect.
And now excuse me, I need to prepare for a rewatch while listening to glorious Yes!
NidhoeggrOct 5, 2012 9:00 AM
Steel Ball Run anime when?
Oct 5, 2012 9:00 AM

Jun 2008
That was great, and I love the sound effects showing.
They should slow down for the next episode, at least I hope so.
Oct 5, 2012 9:02 AM

Apr 2009
Araya said:
That was great, and I love the sound effects showing.
They should slow down for the next episode, at least I hope so.

Well, although it is 2-cour they still have to cover Phantom Blood and Battle Tendency. I expect them to cut some of the minor stuff, but as long as they deliver the important scenes in such a high quality I am ok with it. They will probably slow down a bit for Battle Tendency, though.
NidhoeggrOct 5, 2012 1:30 PM
Steel Ball Run anime when?
Oct 5, 2012 9:03 AM

Jul 2012
DIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Best Ending of the year.
Oct 5, 2012 9:05 AM

Apr 2009
It was magnificent! :)
With this pace Battle tendency seems almost certain, as they animated 5 chapters in tis episode.
Oct 5, 2012 9:05 AM

Apr 2009
Anyway, get fucking hyped because this first episode was glorious.
LunaOct 12, 2012 8:05 AM
Steel Ball Run anime when?
Oct 5, 2012 9:16 AM

Jan 2009
and in the commercial we saw Josuke, Okuyasu and Koichi moving, hope it will be in the RAW :D
Oct 5, 2012 9:23 AM

Aug 2010

IT's good to be alive
Oct 5, 2012 9:34 AM

Sep 2010
Not bad David. Not bad at all.
Oct 5, 2012 9:40 AM

Aug 2011
Good episode, but it was kinda quick wasn't it? Anyway, can't wait for next week.

If continue this way, we might see Battle Tendency in this anime too :)
Oct 5, 2012 9:43 AM

Jan 2012
Best anime of the history.
Oct 5, 2012 9:52 AM

Aug 2012
Best Ending Ever
Oct 5, 2012 12:07 PM

Apr 2008
Greaaaaaaat. I love it I just see the episode
Oct 5, 2012 12:31 PM

Aug 2008
Not bad. But I want more.
Oct 5, 2012 12:36 PM

Apr 2008
Ok, I just watched a raw. Very nice episode, if they're gonna adapt like this we'll see Battle Tendency for sure. I really like how they show the inner thoughts of the characters, and Takehito Koyasu as Dio(s) is DA MAN.

I'm gonna watch it again with subs, and wait quietly (or not) for episode two!
LunaOct 12, 2012 8:07 AM
Oct 5, 2012 2:06 PM
Jun 2011
That ending... It really felt like my heart would stop any second. One of.. no, the best surprise of the year.
Oct 5, 2012 2:15 PM

May 2008
It was fantastic. The manga is also fast paced so it was perfectly matched I think. Koyasu Takehito as Dio is fabulous and that ending is just freaking epic. It worthed the wait :D
Oct 5, 2012 4:02 PM

Sep 2007
Finally watched the raw! This was probably by far the most beautiful anime I have ever laid eyes upon. I think David Production did a really good job adapting the material! Though the best part of the ep was most definitely all the "DIIIIIIIIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!" parts, haha.

At the rate things are going, I'm gonna start striking Jojo poses everywhere due to how much excitement this show induces in me. >_>;
Oct 5, 2012 5:02 PM

Apr 2009
Hmm. A good directing and storytelling, versus dreadful production. Certainly not what Jojo deserves, but we'll see if the studio whats-their-name-again could make anything decent out of this.

PS: Who spilled a can of purple all over the cells? It makes Jojo appear twice as gay as it actually is!
Oct 5, 2012 6:50 PM

Apr 2010
The sub time delay is by like 1.2 or so seconds or whatever.

Some of it feels pretty retro and the setting but I kind of like the visual and style the anime has going on. The way stuff pops out with random symbols when characters are introduced or something, or how water droplets will sort of sparkle, or how other stuff happens when characters receive powerful stunning blows and impacts or just how the backgrounds will change and then characters are bathed] in different colors to fit the mood.

Anyway Dio is really amazing and blows JoJo out of the water. I hope he gets significant screentime. Probably my leading reason to just keep watching. I kind of feel bad though considering he just treats JoJo so bad, out to steal his inheritance or whatever, ruining his image in front of everyone, being better at just about everything than JoJo, and then even stealing the kiss from the girl, hitting her, and then getting into a fight with him and burning trapping his dog in the trash pile. Poor JoJo. Though I didnt think it made sense for Dio to lose, he was still more powerful so theres no excuse for JoJo to have one, then again I guess if he just felt empowered because of all his losses and the girl, then acceptable. Will keep watching and glad I gave it a shot.
LunaOct 12, 2012 8:09 AM
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Oct 5, 2012 7:50 PM

Jun 2010
Just getting on the JoJo train and loved the first episode, and specially the ending theme they used. It's nice to see classic shonen series get remakes like this and hunterXhunter, looking forward to more.

5/5 Diiiiiiiiiiiooooooo!!!!!!
"The R1 Anime business is a cruel and shallow financial trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side."
Oct 5, 2012 8:11 PM

Jan 2011
This a comedy right lol?, knowing nothing about JoJo besides the fighting game that came out recently remasted i was already chanting Dioo~! by the end guy a fucking dick!.
Oct 5, 2012 8:27 PM

Feb 2008
Damn, Dio makes such a great antagonist. Loved the entire episode. This is probably the first show in a long time where I'm actually disappointed that there aren't more episodes to watch. Has the potential to be one of the best this year if it keeps up.
Oct 5, 2012 8:28 PM

Feb 2012
katsu044 said:
This a comedy right lol?, knowing nothing about JoJo besides the fighting game that came out recently remasted i was already chanting Dioo~! by the end guy a fucking dick!.

it has alot of humor to it if you look really deep into the really bizarred things about it like the poses and youll see many more things if they keep animating it but other than that its a pure battle anime with alot of blood as you can see too bad they will censure alot of gore scenes but theres enough satisfaction as it is
just saw the episode it was amazing and follow the manga 99% accurate and gave all of the important details next episode speedwagon introduced!
wow this is cool
Oct 5, 2012 8:47 PM

Jun 2011
The visuals were pretty neat, and I'm really liking the voice work as well. This show was well worth the wait. Oh, and Dio is a cunt.


FastnessofWheelsOct 5, 2012 9:04 PM
Oct 5, 2012 8:51 PM

Nov 2007
This is simply brilliant! I am sticking with this anime!

Stay Home and Wash Your Hands.
Protect Yourself. Protect Your Loved Ones.
Protect Your Community and Help Defeat
Oct 5, 2012 9:01 PM

Oct 2011

Yeah that sums up the first episode, damn good start to the series!
Oct 5, 2012 9:05 PM

Aug 2009
That was a really good start.

Fast paced so we can watch the awesome scenes soon, Araki's sound effects and Koyasu Takehito as Dio doing a great work. Nice job, David Production!

The only bad thing about this episode was Danny's death. It wasn't shocking like it was in the manga, but that's okay since Dio's just starting~

Anyway, I can't wait for the next episode. It's gonna be amazing.
Oct 5, 2012 9:38 PM

Oct 2012
Kerozinn said:
and again i dont see what everyone is soo hyped about.
there is really nothing i like about it sofar and thats a bad sign for me.
instant dropped.

Well, whatever. Generally you don't see what everyone is hyped about just by watching one episode. And if the art style or the over the top style doesn't appeal to you then it never will.

If I were to describe why I'm hyped for it, it's because the manga knows how to have fun and experiment. It oozes creativity and always tries to one-up itself in craziness and energy.

It's violent, the battles witty and fun to follow, and has crazy and memorable characters. The series is just so kinetic.
Oct 5, 2012 10:06 PM
Jul 2018
Went in with no idea what I was getting myself into >.< That was pretty intense...
Oct 5, 2012 10:08 PM

Mar 2011
Good episode, but the pacing a bit too fast
It's unique and interesting, but I don't know If I can keep up with this
Let's see
Oct 5, 2012 11:06 PM

Apr 2009
Kerozinn said:
and again i dont see what everyone is soo hyped about.
there is really nothing i like about it sofar and thats a bad sign for me.
instant dropped.
I would like to direct you to this thread
tl;dr= we don't really care about this part. We care about what comes AFTER.
NilviusOct 5, 2012 11:26 PM
Oct 5, 2012 11:12 PM

Sep 2008
Too fast.
Oct 5, 2012 11:16 PM
Lilium Gardener

Jul 2011
Well, I literally know nothing about the series. I do own the video game for Sega Dreamcast, but its just a fighting game. I did like it, but it seemed to me that the pacing was crazy fast. Maybe that is how its suppose to be, I dunno. It was like a normal show just finished three or four lines of "candy." In fact, the characters in general seemed fired up and blazed through their scenes.

So, is the plan for this to become a long running series? I hope so. It would be nice to keep up with a long running anime from the beginning. I've never had the pleasure.
Oct 5, 2012 11:17 PM

Aug 2011
I think they sped it up because they wanted to get done with the childhood part as quick as possible, but hopefully the rest don't turn out this way.
Oct 5, 2012 11:29 PM

Apr 2009
Oh god, I just started a rewatch using [gg] Subs. This is fucking hilarious!
Steel Ball Run anime when?
Oct 5, 2012 11:33 PM
Oct 2011
I have no prior knowledge with the series and I liked this episode, probably the best first episode this season till now.
Oct 5, 2012 11:38 PM

Jul 2010
Dat poll option

And this deserves more than a 7. I'm not yet used to the manga-like pacing, but the story was really solid. I can't believe I missed this gem during my childhood.

And Koyasu was beast :D
The big brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
Oct 5, 2012 11:44 PM

Jan 2008
Shame that they'll be rushing through the first arc. After all, this is THE origin of Jojo series. It deserves more attention than just "let's get it over with"

Solid 1st episode nonetheless, 7.5/10

"There is a road in the hearts of all of us, hidden and seldom traveled,
which leads to an unknown, secret place."
Oct 5, 2012 11:52 PM

Apr 2009
kashim said:
Shame that they'll be rushing through the first arc. After all, this is THE origin of Jojo series. It deserves more attention than just "let's get it over with

I'm ok with them speeding up the childhood part, as long as they pace it nicely for after the timeskip.

Also, next episode: Speedwagon time!
Oct 5, 2012 11:59 PM
Jan 2012
Wow......just manly levels rise up just by watching this. The DIOOOOOOOO!!!!! part was so awesome (notice that jonathan's rage allowed him to jump the water fountain like nothing? that's pretty impressive and he handled the rest like a boss). This series looks great, the effects look great and even when this voice actors with some of the manliest voices cry they still sound manly. Sure, it went a little fast but it was necessary for the sake to keep things smoothly going and i was shocked hearing Roundabout by Yes as the ending song. I hope this shows there won't be need for any name changes for all the western music references this series has. I really can't wait for more.
Oct 6, 2012 12:00 AM

Aug 2009
Damn that ending... I was forced to stand up and perform JoJo Pose Dance.
Oct 6, 2012 12:12 AM

Feb 2011
Already in love with this show. Tremendous amounts of awesomeness.
Oct 6, 2012 12:25 AM

Sep 2011
Holy crap I love those colors. That's something I really like about Araki's art, so I was excited to see it in the anime. I don't know if I'm going to be able to wait until the next episode. Not that I really have a choice in the matter.
Oct 6, 2012 12:36 AM

Sep 2011
Wow, all I have to say is...Dio's a dick. which for me its good I dislike a villan so intensly and want Jojo to win, even if before his dick streak I was begining to like Dio more than Jojo, but now, I just want Jojo to man up some.

No bullshit, straight to the point, man up and fight now or forever be Dio's bitch, love it. I'll be reading the corresponding manga chapters as I go along here so I can't wait to see what'll come next, considering the free game I got off of PSN some crazy ass shit. Which I heard about but still.
Oct 6, 2012 1:03 AM

Jan 2010
WAY better pacing than the manga.

"My tables-meet it is I set it down
That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain."
Oct 6, 2012 1:07 AM

Jul 2010
I thought it was weird tbh. Like I didnt know whether or not to take it srsly lol. Idk it definatley had a different vibe. The ending song is great. Hopefully it gets better~
Oct 6, 2012 1:14 AM

Feb 2010
good start hope they can keep it up.
Oct 6, 2012 1:14 AM

Jun 2009
If they already cut out Danny burning I kinda don't want to know what they'll do later when things get brutal...even Speedwagon would be afraid of them messing this up.

Apart from that it was decent. Strange coloring definitely fits the JoJo style imo. Characters could be a bit bulkier.

Kinda rushed though, this episode covered two third of the first volume. At this rate they'll be done with part one by episode ten or so xD But I think they'll take in a bit slower in the future, probably just wanted to get over with the childhood part.
Oct 6, 2012 1:27 AM

Apr 2009
grandy_UiD said:
If they already cut out Danny burning I kinda don't want to know what they'll do later when things get brutal...
Hard to say. I mean, when it comes to animal cruelty, everyone tends to get iffy, but the later parts should be fine.

At least I hope it'll be fine.
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