The path to becoming a gang-star is full of trouble it seems. How Evil is the second episode of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind?
Ah… It’s been way, too long since I got to watch some JoJo. This time we follow Dio’s son, Giorno, on his journey to control the city that he lives in. So far we’ve only had run-ins with Kouichi from the last show in the first episode. That will most likely change, depending on the way the story develops.
Anyway, it seems like we’re getting a fair amount of backstory, this time around. We see Giorno’s past, along with what motivated him to become a gang-star. And it all starts with the mysterious circumstances regarding his birth. Which they don’t explain at all. They do point out how Dio only saw women as playthings or food, though, so at least they call themselves on that. Also, Giorno’s inherited his father’s curse of having a terrible father.
The dude is a gangster who beats young Giorno, whenever he feels like it, for reasons. Oh and his mom isn’t any better. She abandons him to have a fun night on the town whenever she feels like it. Which lets the dad have his way with the boy. It’s an endless cycle of abuse. After all of the backstory, the fight with Bruno continues.
When we last left this fight, Giorno was getting schooled. To be fair, this is his first time fighting another Stand-user, so it makes sense. As soon as Giorno found his footing, the battle instantly turned in his favor. We also got a better description of what his stand can actually do, which was nice. Also, he kind of punched Bruno so hard he had an out of body experience.
Learning of Giorno’s powers the hard way, Bruno decides to make a strategic withdrawal. Giorno is smart enough to know that if Bruno gets away, he’ll just keep coming. Giorno decides to make sure that doesn’t happen and gives chase. He loses track of Bruno in a group of people, but it’s quickly discovered that Bruno can hide inside of people.
The fight starts back up. This time Bruno takes the lead again by pulling a dirty trick, causing Giorno to start unzipping. No, there isn’t a better way to word that. Giorno manages to fight him off by ripping off one of his own arms and using it as a flail. I can’t even make this stuff up. And then they talk and become allies like in every other JoJo season.
Overall I’d say this episode is about as evil as DIO (?) I’ve always had a strange relationship with this series and this season is no different. I can’t quantify the amount of enjoyment I get from watching the over-the-top antics shown with every new generation. One thing’s for sure. It’s gonna be a wild ride. Make sure to check out all the anime we’re covering this season. Well, that’s all I have for you today. Thanks for letting me waste your time, people.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind is on Crunchyroll.
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