Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Episode 20 Review - Nerd Age


Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Episode 20 Review

Episode 20 goes over a very dramatic part of the Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Battle Tendency arc. This is the climactic battle of Wham and Caesar. Sadly, this part did not make the transition to the anime as well as we would have hoped.

The Rundown of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Episode 20

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Episode 20 Caesar Zeppeli Wrench

The episode starts with learning a bit about Caesar’s family. His father died trying to protect the world from the Pillar Men. Caesar hated him up until he finally understood why his father made his sacrifice. He also beat up people with a wrench, leading to many wrenches in Capcom games.

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Episode 20 Wham air shield

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Episode 20 Wounded Wham

Caesar takes on Wham at the church. Despite having a wind shield Wham is nearly defeated. Caesar basically spends the entire fight destroying him.

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Episode 20 Wham Holy Sandstorm

Of course things cannot be that simple. Wham manages to take advantage of a misstep by Caesar. He nails Caesar with a devastating attack that leaves him the winner. Caesar manages to grab the antidote from Wham at the end.

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Episode 20 Joseph mourns Caesar

The rest of the episode centers around Lisa Lisa and Joseph mourning Caesar. At the same time Joseph has to decide between taking the antidote or not. This is a bit of a strange thing to decide. It becomes a plot device for the rest of the series.

The Problem with Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Episode 20

While narration was certainly important in the original manga, it is done in an odd way here. The narrator interruptions are far more jarring than in the manga. This is likely because of the fact that you cannot control the rate at which they happen. When reading a manga, they flow naturally. They also used dramatic color changes quite a bit during the fight. So much so that they began to lose all meaning. Sadly, the manga version of this was quite superior. The Anime falls short here.

Keeping the Drama Together

However the end of the episode was well done. It did not have the jarring transitions with color. It had a sad, solemn air as it should. It feels like this episode would have been better if it had all been like this. Hopefully this episode is not indicative of the rest of part two. Speaking of that, we are coming up on the ending.






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