the otaku wonderland
This is kind of a filler post, but have you ever created a favorite list and thought “Eh, I need one more” just because the number doesn’t feel complete? This is a problem I’m constantly wrestling with whenever I create lists. At the time of this post, I actually have like 3 lists I wanted to make, but couldn’t just because they didn’t reach my desired number.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is a little different from other series in that it is a series which actively switches it’s settings and protagonist. A character’s journey would have a start and eventually an end, with other character replacing his predecessor’s role as the main character of the series. So far, the anime series have adapted three parts, each featuring a different protagonist-Phantom Blood, Battle Tendency and Stardust Crusaders.
Now that the fourth part, Diamond Is Unbreakable is airing in the current season, I wanted to do this before watching it-analyzing the music for each previous parts of Jojo and why they made the series so great. Indeed, aside from their wacky natures, over-the-top actions, stupidly cool poses, iconic characters, cultural references and thousands of memes, another element which definitely contributed to the series’s reputation is it’s music. More than just being great music, all 3 parts of Jojo are composed by different music composers, and their different musical styles fit each part’s extremely distinctive settings and atmospheres to a tee.
And this post is meant to elaborate on that:
Note: Major spoilers in this post. Episode 4, 11 and 20 will be heavily referenced.
Idolmaster is an anime I desperately needed a rewatch of. I watched it at a time when I’m still not as opened up to the idol genre as I had now, and because of that, I wasn’t able to invest much in the drama, story, characters or even music. Finally done myself a favor of rewatching it recently however, I discovered a great ship – Haruka X Chihaya.
I’m sure you remember when Phantom World’s first episode was aired, everyone was like “KYOANI WHAT HAVE YOU DONE!?” Because well… the fanservice is really on another level.