Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable Episodes 37+38: Crazy Diamond is Unbreakable, Parts 1&2
These two episodes consist of most of the final fight against Kira. We’ve finally come to the end. Thanks to Hayato’s gamble to call Josuke so he’d make it on time for the last reset, Kira was stupid enough to yell his real name out loud, revealing himself to Josuke and Okuyasu as they stood right behind him. Even though Hayato’s plan with Stray Cat didn’t work, his Plan B did.
The time has come for this part’s Jojo and villain finally have their face off. To protect himself, Kira had to release Bites the Dust which meant that Rohan and the others wouldn’t die. The rest that follows is the usual Jojo fare when it comes to fights.
First off are the mind games, trying to figure out whether Okuyasu was turned into a bomb or not. Hayato showed lots of guts this time, taking the risk of having himself killed so Okuyasu wouldn’t be blown up and have Josuke save him, but with their quick thinking they were able to keep that from happening. The whole time we were to believe that Okuyasu was killed, but in episode 38 it was revealed that he’s in fact alive! We were really teased with main character deaths in Part 4 with Koichi and Okuyasu, and both times it was a relief for me when they both survived. But…I just wish certain characters in Stardust had been just as lucky, but no one had a Stand that could heal. >:’I
Josuke can’t heal his own wounds, so it always made me wonder how he was able to hide his wounds from his mother and have them get treated. With poles sticking out of his abdomen and leg, it was difficult for him to move. But I suppose inheriting Jotaro’s calmness, he was able to think while in the house how Kira was able to track him with the bubbles. This final fight isn’t as exciting as a fight in a volcano, or flying around like Super Saiyins in Cairo, Egypt, but I still found it just as exciting. Instead of strength, it’s more a fight of wits. The strength part doesn’t come in until later when their Stands face off each other after Josuke (or should I say Kira) “killed” Kira’s father, who had been relaying their movements through the phone.
I also just really love Kira’s character. I don’t want to talk about him too much right now, since I really want to leave my final thoughts in the finale next week, but I found Kira to be a better villain than Dio. He’s terrifying and he just feels so real, but at the same time, you can see how weak he really is when he’s backed into a corner. Sure he may have a few tricks up his sleeve, but that confidence he usually has flies out the window and he always looks so pathetic. It’s so entertaining to watch! And while Dio and Kars relied on power, Kira mainly relied on thinking smart. He always purposefully kept himself out of the limelight growing up and he kept his murders a secret. He pretended to be normal when under the surface he was a scary man. And to see that side of him crumbling down is just so fun to watch. Too bad for him, because Josuke comes from a line of smart people.
The finale will finally be next week. I’m saying this again, but I really am surprised that they were able to fit all of Diamond is Unbreakable into these 39 episodes. I thought it wouldn’t work out well, but based David Pro really proved me wrong. Of course, I’ll go into full detail next week. I’m curious to see what the anime-only Jojo fans will think of the finale. :)