More masks, more evil, 50 years later.
The opening changes but the 80’s ending song, “Roundabout” by YES, stays the same. The “Battle Tendency” arc follows the grandson of Jonathan Joestar from previous episodes–Joseph, who also goes by “Jojo”. It’s safe to say that each arc of Jojo will focus on a different generation, which works quite well. It falls within the battle genre, but isn’t afraid to kill off characters either, which is nice.
These few episodes add some ridiculousness to the battles which are really fun to watch. Grenades and tommy guns are added to the list of weapons, as Jojo faces a new enemy, Straizo. It’s fast-paced, and set in New York during World War II. As episode 11 comes to a close, the Nazi’s begin to hatch a clever scheme involving an unknown immortal man still in slumber. Very engaging, and exciting plot twists! Recommended.
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure is available to watch on Crunchyroll, as well as the second season Stardust Crusaders. The 1987 manga by Hirohiko Araki is available digitally and in print from Viz Media.