Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure – Golden Wind: Episode 7 [Sex Pistols]
When this episode began, my friend who got me into Jojo told me three things. 1. prepare myself because there would be eye horror, 2. Torture dance, and 3. I would understand why Mista was a fan favorite character. Well in regards to 1 and 2, he was absolutely right. Luckily for me, this is Jojo and everything is so over the top and ridiculous that I couldn’t even wince in pain and cover my eyes as a fish hook was looped through the eyes of the guy who attacked them in the previous episode.
The dance, oh dear lord the dance. It was like a bad and yet wonderful drug trip without taking any kind of drugs. The psychedelic colors and images were fantastic. I don’t even really know what to say about it other then I can feel the memes coming until the end of time. I’m planning to go edit a video with it as soon as i’m done writing this myself. It’s beautiful, it’s trippy. Apparently there was a song that was supposed to be playing with it, but I feel like they couldn’t get the right’s to the song. Oh well, it was still pretty awesome the way it was.
After the torture dance, they discover that this guy was supposed to be meeting with someone on the island and Giorno offers to go ahead and try to track this guy down. Mista offers to accompany Giorno and so the two of them move from the boat to the main land using Giorno’s stand ability and proceed to look for this guy.
This brings me to point 3. While this episode alone wasn’t enough to sell me on Mista, it was enough to sell me on the fact that Sex Pistols [or six bullets], is a amazing stand. If only for how much personality it has. Their peculiar habits, the in-fighting and the way they seem so proud of themselves when they do a job well done and they get to be fed. It’s certainly not the most powerful stand ability in the series, it’s only use as far as I’ve seen in this episode is controlling and directing the bullets from Mista’s gun. What it lacks in power though, it makes up with in personality and that’s good with me.
Giorno and Mista try to lure the guy to the boat house using an announcement, but don’t count on a back entrance to the boat house. Seeing Giorno attempting signals and sign language to scream ‘he’s in the boat house’ at Mista is pretty interesting but in the end, it ultimately fails and the only injury that the guy gets is being hit in the leg by one of the bullets fired by Sex Pistols. Leaving a blood trail, he goes to run and hide in a near by truck.
There is a good chance that this person is a stand user, most likely something close ranged because if it was remote then Mista would already be under attack. Well if this guy is a stand user, we don’t get to see the standing in this episode. The episode ends on a cliff hanger as Mista clings to the truck and fires at the person driving and I sit there and wonder to myself.
“Why didn’t he just shoot the tires?”
like, with Sex Pistols ability that would be really easy right? I mean, I guess you want to make it so the guy lives so he can be questioned, and the truck crashing could kill him but won’t you also possibly kill him the way things are going now?
Overall this wasn’t the most exciting episode, but what it lacked in excitement it made up for in comedy and it’s still in it’s first half so it has plenty of time to get more exciting in the second half.
-Mista’s stand, Sex Pistols is named after an English punk rock band that formed in London in 1975.
-Mista’s fear of the number 4 and the way that works into his stand is based around the Japanese belief that the number is unlucky, much like how 13 is unlucky in the west. The reason 4 is unlucky is in how the word is spelled, four (四) can be read as “yon” (よん) or “shi” (し). The kanji for death is “shi” (死), which is why the number four is considered unlucky.
-My alternative title for this review was going to be “Everybody torture dance.”