Saturday, April 19, 2014

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders 2014 adaptation is PURE FAB~

2014 has been such a big blessing in my life lately. Not only have I started alot of interesting stuff lately (which will be for another story), but it also gave way to one of the most amazing things ever to happen for a JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (JBA for short) fan like me. David Production has finally released the 2nd animated adaptation of the 3rd JBA book; Stardust Crusaders.

Back in 2013, after the end of JBA book 2's animated series, I was left worried that David Production (DP for short) would simply call it a wrap and end the adaptation at book 2. It was because after seeing their work in Phantom Blood (book 1) and Battle Tendency (book 2), I'm immediately convinced that DP nailed everything about JBA. And now fast forward to 2014, and JBA fans are rewarded for their patience with, what I believe to be, THE BEST adaptation of JBA Stardust Crusaders. :D

David Production delivers all the goods and more. Their adaptation of the manga is simply AMAZING. Not only did they closely replicate the detailed art of the manga, but they even kept all the insane/awkward/ridiculous/fabulous poses JBA is well-known for. They practically lifted every scene from the manga and animated it to life! Here's some samples from the series comparing it with the original source material:

But DP didn't stop there, even the ending theme was a treat! Just like book 1 & 2 of JBA's animated TV series run, where they used a well-known 70s-80s pop music, they did it again for JBA book 3; this time with the hit song "Walk like an Egyptian" from the Bangles

THIS is why I love the new JoJo's Bizarre Adventure adaptation by David Production. Not only did they get the amazing amount of detail in illustration as well as ridiculous poses that JBA's manga is well-known for, but also for its references to popular 80s music. And the ending theme for JBA's 3rd book is not only fitting for the story, but is ridiculously catchy as it was in the 80s. Meshing 80s music, with highly stylized visuals, JBA sets itself apart from the rest. I'm simply happy to be alive to watch this wonderful adaptation before my eyes after waiting for more than 10 years for this series to be finally in animated form, and I couldn't be any happier with this. One happy fan here! :D

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