|Posted by Anna H. on April 30, 2017 at 8:05 AM|
How's it going my gumdrops? If you read yesterday's Song Saturday blog, it was mostly about The Bangles' "Walk Like An Egyptian." In that same blog, I mentioned that the band's song was used as the ending theme song for the 2nd season of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders.
Toonami aired the 1 hour season finale of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, 2 weeks ago. The finale did not disappoint. There were so many twists. Watching JoJo's Bizarre Adventure's season finale felt like I was watching a Supernatural Soap Opera with characters named after musicians.
This can especially be said about Lisa Lisa secretly being Joseph Joestar's biological mother. Cue the dramatic music!
As campy and uproarious as this Supernatural Action Anime can be, the last scenes of Battle Tendency were violent as well as intense. Sometimes I was close to falling off my bed from laughter, after watching certain scenes.
For example, there was a scene of Kars strumming Lisa Lisa's legs like he was playing a guitar right before stabbing her in front of her long lost son, Joseph.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Battle Tendency "Kars Simulates A Guitar Solo With Lisa Lisa's Legs" (2013)
That scene was definitely a WTF?! Moment. Because Kars was close to killing Lisa Lisa, Joseph had to rescue mummy. While continuing his battle with Kars, Joseph theorized how he could possibly destroy Kars with the planet.
Eventually, Joseph defeated Kars by using Super Aja, which caused an eruption. That same eruption knocked Kars off the planet Earth, sending him into space.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Battle Tendency "Kars Is Launched Into Space" (2013)
After Kars was sent into space, everyone automatically assumed Joseph was dead and held a funeral for him. I believe the funeral was the BEST scene of Battle Tendency's finale.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Battle Tendency "The Funeral Scene" (2013)
The funeral scene had me in STITCHES. Without Hirohiko Araki (creator of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) saying so, fans can tell that he favored his character, Joseph Joestar over Jonathan.
Joseph has a lot more personality than the original protagonist, Jonathan Joestar. Jonathan was too obsessed with becoming a gentleman and defeating his adopted brother, Dio Brando. Dio is supposed to be in the 2nd season, Stardust Crusaders.
Every time I watch MTV Classic and an old music video of Ronnie James Dio, I begin to snicker; Whenever I hear the late vocalist and his name, I NOW think about the main villain of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Dio Brando.
Dio Brando's depravity is off the charts. There are more villains in the next season. In fact, the list of characters for Stardust Crusaders seems much longer than Phantom Blood and Battle Tendency from what I can see.
During the last 2 minutes or so of Battle Tendency, there was a time skip to the 1980's. By that time, Joseph became an old man complaining about how much he hates Japanese people, while listening to a tape on a Sony Walkman.
For all those who didn't already know, Sony Walkmans were portable audiotape players made in Japan.
As I was saying, the end of Battle Tendency showed a 67-year-old Joseph Joestar. Then, it cut to the scene of his grandson, Jotaro Kujo, which segued into the beginning of the next season, Stardust Crusaders.
We COULD have a few more months, until Adult Swim's Toonami block airs Stardust Crusaders. Let's all hope it airs on Toonami with "Walk Like An Egyptian" playing as the ending theme song, after Attack On Titan is over.
Before I forget, here is the following link to the previous blog about characters' names from Phantom Blood and Battle Tendency, in case you missed it, 2 months ago.
Since I mentioned 3 Stardust Crusaders characters, here is the list of the next set of characters with important music references to artists and bands for today's Cartoon Sunday.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Music References (2016)
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