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LemonRind
Apr 25, 2010

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Regalingualius posted:

Here’s a fun thought: what’s the most seemingly-useless Stand power that you could see Araki make into a legitimately threatening fighter? Like, the ability to make everything in an area one color, for example.

Reminds me of the samurai jack episode with the black and white ninja suits which would turn out to be a terrifying stand power in practice.

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Gyro Zeppeli
Jul 18, 2012

sure hope no-one throws me off a bridge


It's what I love about Survivor in Pt6. It's Araki driving home "Every single possible stand is incredibly powerful, as long as it's in the correct context".

YggdrasilTM
Nov 7, 2011



overmind2000 posted:

I really need to read more of the interviews, there's some crazy deep lore in them, like the part where one of his editors said that Araki originally wanted Giorno to be a girl

Well, Giovanna IS a woman name.

YggiDee
Sep 12, 2007




Fallen Rib

Is "Shiobana" a preexisting Japanese name or was Araki just picking something that could be transformed into "Giovanna"? Because it always makes me think of "Siobhán", an Irish girl's name. (I know more than one Siobhán and each one spells it completely differently)

overmind2000
Nov 6, 2007

I'm an alien.



YggiDee posted:

Is "Shiobana" a preexisting Japanese name or was Araki just picking something that could be transformed into "Giovanna"? Because it always makes me think of "Siobhán", an Irish girl's name. (I know more than one Siobhán and each one spells it completely differently)

I can't find it as having been a preexisting name but it definitely means something in Japanese, or at least can depending on how it's read. Here's a section of a longer post about Giorno that I found on tumblr that explains it

quote:

Giorno’s Japanese name, Haruno Shiobana is written like this: 汐華 初流乃. Kanji can have multiple readings in Japanese, called the on and kun readings (with some kanji having a third reading when applied to names). The usual reading of the first kanji of Giorno’s name (初) is usually “ha”, but in its less common on reading, it’s read as “sho”. Haruno Shiobana then becomes Shoruno Shiobana.

Shoruno Shiobana –> Joruno Jobaana

Or if we write it in katakana:

ショルノ シオバナ –> ジョルノ ジョバァーナ

In Japanese both sounds are incredibly similar. Hence Koichi’s realization that Haruno was in fact Giorno: he just read the kanji of his name with their secondary pronounciation.

As an aside, when I heard Giorno’s Japanese name, without seeing the kanji, by the sound of them alone I thought his name would mean something like “salt flower of spring”, but looking at the kanji used in his name it means something more like “(he who is) born from the first tide” (if you try to tie the meaning of all the kanji into a coherent sentence), which given the fact that Dio emerged from the sea I find quite appropriate.

Funky Valentine
Feb 26, 2014

Dojyaa~an



Alright I found the ultimate Stone Ocean ED

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhTvxVxXJLQ

Son of Thunderbeast
Sep 21, 2002

Hey, Adora.



flavor.flv posted:

A jojo is a man named R.E.O. Speedwagon wearing a checkered top hat. A jojo is an orangutan who gains the ability to create an oil tanker with its mind when a vampire wakes up on the other side of the world. A jojo is one of those naked cats if it was a time travelling android crossed with a naked runway model with a plant that is also a cat living in a door in its torso, imagined into existence by David Bowie

overmind2000
Nov 6, 2007

I'm an alien.



How often is JoJolion on the cover of Ultra Jump? If it's uncommon then this chapter must really be something special. Spoilers unless Araki is only including certain things because he wants to draw them



Kart Barfunkel
Nov 10, 2009



Next chapter’s gonna pop off, bet.

Son of Thunderbeast
Sep 21, 2002

Hey, Adora.



Just in time to introduce the true villain of the part! I can't wait!

Aurora
Jan 7, 2008



excuse me i cannot complete the maze on the front of this magazine there are too many characters on it

somepartsareme
Mar 10, 2012

Diggle Hell is a Real
(Swingin') Place


If the beetles really come back it might raise jojolion to 3 stars for me

Torquemadras
Jun 3, 2013



I may be one of the few people who really liked the Wonder of U fight - it's a delightfully nasty ability, there's some very cool visuals once the stand goes on the offensive (as offensive as you can get provoking overreactions), and I still loving love the reveal of STANDS CAN WEAR CLOTHES. Also, I think it's one of those sections that work much better when you read them as a complete section - there's much less immediate gratification, and quite a lot of build-up. It's kind of fascinating: there are absolutely tons of people involved in this stand fight, for Jojo standards, and it's happening simultaneously. I feel like Jojo doesn't do that so often, and if it does, the scenes are usually fragmented into 2 or 3 active participants at any time.

But even I kinda dread that this has been the final fight. No Araki. Please don't. Please allow Wonder of U to die and then turn Jobin into the final boss via time shenanigans. Don't just have Kaato vanish and Jobin die from a straw. I demand closure for paper boy who currently dies of paper. I want my flashforward to play out. I don't care if Kaato just goes "I'm giving you my stand powers via fruit fusion son, kay thx bye", just give her something. Araki, you can do whatever the gently caress you want, just don't let it end with this

Also, I'm still kinda mad at cool ice bike lady jobbing immediately. I demand time shenanigans

Man, this mystery has been a mess. Still ready to love this tho. Still

Waffleman_
Jan 20, 2011



somepartsareme posted:

If the beetles really come back it might raise jojolion to 3 stars for me

I can't handle that level of gore, man.

overmind2000
Nov 6, 2007

I'm an alien.



Torquemadras posted:

Also, I'm still kinda mad at cool ice bike lady jobbing immediately. I demand time shenanigans

It'll have to be time shenanigans because otherwise the rock insects are gonna kill Josuke because they'll still be there after Tooru's dead

Kart Barfunkel
Nov 10, 2009



How soon do translated chapters drop?

E: drat. For some reason I had it in my head that it was dropping the 17th.

Kart Barfunkel fucked around with this message at 02:26 on Apr 17, 2021

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hatty
Feb 28, 2011



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Usually by the 19th unless something unforeseen happens

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