Yet another week of JoJo’s to be talked about! This time around we get to meet one of the only women in the series: love interest Yukako.
The episode begins with some plot building, essentially telling us that Josuke and company are bound to run into a multitude of other stand users, as they are drawn to each other. After a deadful opening song remix, this then slides down a humorous sequence, in which Yukako confesses her feelings for Koichi. Just a couple of thoughts: for once a JoJo is not the center of attention! *Actually, Ceasar got some booty in Battle Tendency. This used the absolute best comedic tactics to build what I find to be one of the most hilarious scenes this season!
First of all, we have excellent use of contrast between Yukako’s normal genuine nice girl mode and her Yandere crazy girlfriend mode. In combination with her bipolar attitude, we have top notch Speedwagon-style narration from Josuke and Okuyasu, who are hiding in the buses. We also get an awesome feeling of parody from the overly cheerful music going on in the background. On top of that, the execution of Koichi’s kind personality in the face of an awkward situation is spot on to his character. Really, what sets this scene apart from other humorous ones is that the characters did not have to change personality at all in order to make the scene come off as comedic.
The rest of this episode really is just a slur of genius comedy. Seriously, I though Battle Tendency is hilarious, but this is just something else. Now I could talk about how funny this episode is, or I could try to analyze Yukako…
Yukako is, in essence, the crazy mom that you may or may not have. She is very prideful and believes that her way is best and there is nothing that could be better than her train of thought. Even though she claims to love Koichi, she doesn’t bother to take note of his opinion. I would try to attribute Yukako’s personality to some disorder or issues that she has, but given the presentation, I believe I am not supposed to. Since there are a couple of flaws in reasoning, the closest assessment I would make would be bipolar disorder and general desire for power. The bipolar comes from her obvious swings in personality, but since most all of them have a cause and effect, her condition could also be the result of having a very low tolerance. Her desire for power could have been fostered in the notion that she is very beautiful, and was given a lot of things. With many people who have a lot, they begin conjuring lacks instead of being happy with what they have. As for her confession to Koichi, makes perfect sense! Koichi is probably my favorite character this season because he is an adorkable sweetheart.
Bummer he only attracts the crazy people.
Well I hope you enjoyed my short assessment of JoJo’s Diamond is Unbreakable this week! Although this time around lacked much as far as my interests are concerned, JoJo’s DU is still a formidable anime!