Binging Some Manga Madness (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures)
As we were all heading into lock down I had already started on Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures, one of the latest anime added to Netflix. I wasn’t sure about it at first, but that cheesy expositional dialogue is just so much fun, couple with the ridiculous fight sequences, I came to enjoy it quite a bit.
It very much brought to mind Fist of the North Star – a series which I’d watched a fair slice of with my brother, laughing at the totally over the top villain laughter, the hilarious facial shots and the totally over the top hyper masculine bodies exploding left, right and centre.
The story initially revolves around the titular Jojo (the hier of the Joestar family) and his rivallry with the interloping Dio. Together they discover that a family hierloom has the power to turn people into vampires. Harnessing the mystical power of Hamon, Jojo must confront the evil Dio and thus ensues all manner of shenanigans.
It’s all a bit of ludicrous fun really, and it’ll fill a few evenings if you’ve depleted your other hobbies – makes a nice change of gear at least. Plus it uses the song Roundabout by the English prog-rock band Yes for incidental music and on the credits. That bass line is just soooooo good!
Thus it was with great delight that I got a notification the other day that metal band Allegaeon had covered it. You can grab it over on Bandcamp for $1 if you’re so inclined.
Anyhew, hope you guys and gals are all coping out there. Leave a comment and let me know if you’ve discovered any unexpected treasure with all this spare time we’ve sudden been given.
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