JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders – Battle in Egypt // First Impressions

Screenshot - 1_11_2015 , 6_10_26 PMI just realized that I never did a proper intro to JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders so let’s fix that.

In the year 1989, 17-year old delinquent Jotaro Kujo put himself in prison because he was possessed by an evil spirit. His grandfather, Joesph Joestar,and his assistant, Mohammad Avdol, informs him that said “evil spirit” is actually a Stand, a manifestation of one’s fighting potential. Jotaro’s Stand is referred to as Star Platinum. The cause of Stands awakening within the Joestar bloodline is revealed to be Dio Brando’s reawakening. As a result of her Stand awakening and being unable to control it, Jotaro’s mother, Holly, has fallen terminally ill. In order to save her, Jotaro, Joesph (Stand: Hermit Purple), and Avdol (Stand: Magician’s Red) joins with Noriaki Kakyoin (Stand: Hierophant Green) and Jean-Pierre Polnareff (Stand: Silver Chariot) to travel to Egypt to put an end to DIO. Along the way, they face off against evil Stand users that serve DIO that threaten to get in their way.

In Battle in Egypt, the second half of David Production’s adaption of Part 3 of Hirohiko Araki’s manga, after many arduous battles, Jotaro and friends have arrived in Cairo, Egypt. However, they learn that Holly’s condition has gotten worse and with only two weeks at the most before she dies, they enlist help in a dog named Iggy (Stand: The Fool) to find and defeat DIO and his nine remaining minions.

A dog? Seriously? Knowing this show’s track record of brutally slaughtering dogs, if Iggy actually survives this to the end, I’ll be legit surprised.

Holy crap, I missed this show. I know last Fall was a great season, but it just didn’t have Jojo, and that’s matters alot. Now that Jojo is back, Fridays are worth looking forward to, with more badass characters, fabulous poses and another yet another 80’s American song as the ending theme… wait, Last Train Home? Odd choice, if you ask me.

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