Things pick up with judgment in this part of Stardust Crusaders. Comedy helps make it better by quite a bit.
The Rundown for Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Episode 40
The group comes upon a town where everyone has glazed-over expressions. Something is very weird as all the townsfolk look like, well, zombies. Also Anne leaves the group but honestly, who cares?
Both the viewer and the characters quickly realize something is wrong. People have boils on their faces and are acting very oddly.
They stay even after realizing that something is killing people and putting holes in their body. Probably because the protagonists are built like mountains and have powerful stands.
Enya Gail (or Enyaba) soon finds them and invites them to her hotel. She plans to use her stand to crush the group and get revenge for her son as expected.
Hol Horse also receives her wrath as she blames him for her son’s death. He shoots himself in the face due to the puppet master stand, Justice.
The episode ends on a cliffhanger where it looks like Polnareff will catch the villain in the act due to his constant search for a bathroom.
Thoughts on Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Episode 40
The series really started working for many people in this section. Araki was finally combining interesting stands with humor and horror. The animators also seem to have found a decent mix as well and overall this section has been great.