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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind Episode 1 & 2 Review

Giorno is Coming

Its been a while since I last read Part 5 of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. The adventure’s of Giorno always felt muddied in manga form compared to earlier and even later parts. We are watching the son of one of the best villains parade around through Italy acting as a tough mafioso. But we are only at the very beginning of the Manga version.

Giorno Giovanna, JoJo/GioGio, is a young punk trying to make a quick buck in Naples. He runs into a young Japanese man named Koichi who is looking for him. Both have special powers called Stands that come with their own unique abilities. Giorno starts to uncover more about his secret latent ability he calls Golden Wind throughout the first two episodes.

Son of Dio Brando

Fans of the first and third part of JoJo’s Bizarre adventure can rejoice that the Dio storyline is picked back up again. This time with the son of Dio from his time occupying the body of the original JoJo, Johnathan Joestar. Yes, it is confusing. Giorno is in a way the great-great-uncle of Jotaro, the JoJo that defeated Dio. This is how we begin Part 5.

One of the best parts of Golden Wind is the absolutely crazy costumes and how intricately they are detailed in the animation. If you have more than a line or two of dialogue you are rather well drawn and with an amazing outfit to boot. Giorno’s heart-cut purple suit really leans into the bizarre portion of the title. Bruno, the antagonist of episode two, is also as crazy in his design.

The stands in this part really start to drift even further away from the basic ones we saw in part 3. Giorno wields Golden Wind, who can breathe life into inanimate objects and punch the senses out of already living beings. The animation team does a good job in the first two episodes taking a moment from the action to detail what exactly each user is doing. Except for Koichi, who was already featured in Part 4.

Overall the first two episodes feel like they are getting somewhere fast. We have already established the powers and goals of two of our main characters. We also know a lot about the culture of Naples and Italy in the world of JoJo. It is corrupt and full of small time wannabe gangsters. Some of them even having some crazy powers.

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