JoJo’s Magical Stardust Escapade #27 — Eyes in the Back of the Head

April 4th, 2014

Do… Do they realize that the characters can’t see their own backs?

Impressions:

And here we have our other sequel to a show I rolled my eyes at at then went back to translating bad H scenes about creating an army through impregnating robots to create an army and live off welfare or something. My memory’s foggy. I will say this though, it’s drastically improved over what I remember from my last look at David’s version of Jojo. I think it’s because there’s both far less of the corny splash effects and text tossed up ever 20 seconds, and gigantic burly men/birds inside of you makes for a much better reason to be shouting all the time. The animation is a lot better too, although their love of CGI hallways and walking through them is good for naught but giggles.

On the other hand, the shouting has not stopped in the least. Nothing can be said that can’t be shouted. Multiple times. And then gasped at. And then likely shouted again. Like the 2000 version of the OVAs, it’s still really not adapting the material, just adding voice tracks and some token animation. More than before, mind you, but it’s still acting like the visuals don’t exist. Everything going on right in front of you is explained, at exhaustive length no less, and to repeat myself, is then repeated. In fact, out of curiosity, I pulled up the 2000 OVA and did a quick check, and besides the character designs drifting a bit, it really just almost entirely a shot for shot, scene for scene remake of that.

So it’s better than I remember, but still laboriously slow despite all the shouting. As I said before, targeting people who just want to see what they’ve already seen and clap their hands excitedly at seeing it again. Just like every big budget Kickstarter project!

Next Episode:

Nobody likes you, Kakyoin.

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9 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Kadi says:

    Do you always identify your secret projects in posts like this or are you just messing with us? All things considered, I cannot honestly tell…

  • Aroduc says:

    That was three projects and like… 18 months ago.

  • ZakuAbumi says:

    Thanks to your inappropriate piss joke, that image with Jotaro and the can disturbs me to great lengths.

  • algorithm says:

    Can’t wait for the OP.

  • The Phantom says:

    I never liked this, don’t see what people see in it and will never understand why is so popular overthere.

    Is just a silly and boring series.

  • anon999 says:

    It’s not half-bad as Kill La Kill, but I feel like they could done a lot better.

  • Anonymous says:

    I, for one, am super excited to see what I’ve already seen and clap my hands at seeing it again

  • Flip Porter says:

    It’s because it’s [shout]JOJO[/shout]. Honestly what people (myself included) is that it’s so over the top that it ends up making you chuckle for no good reason. I SHOULD call this a piece of crap, yet I for some reason love it.

  • Anonymous says:

    “then went back to translating bad H scenes about creating an army through impregnating robots to create an army and live off welfare or something”

    Venus Blood Gaia?