Review: ‘Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable’: Episode 19

Shigechi’s Harvest, Part 2

The trio of Josuke, Okuyasu, and Shigechi are still working on trying to reclaim a lottery ticket despite them being underaged. They are immediately met with opposition as the bank manager wants to prove they acquired the ticket illegally and it’s amusing to see him try. From there things get intense as Shigechi decides to become greed and tries to take the remaining two using his Stand. Needless to say this episode really flip flops between being comical and dramatic very quickly.

Seeing Shigechi use his Stand in a more offensive role proves just how menacing he can be when he sets his mind on it. When his Stand, Harvest is used as a weapon, it’s basically like he is controlling a swarm of angry, non-flying wasps which can bite, punch, and gouge at their opponents. When needed they can also be used for crowd surfing and can allow a person to travel a great distance in a small amount of time. Moments like this make Josuke and Okuyasu question whether he is a genius or simply running on instinct. Pretty sure it’s the instinct.

This episode feels off. Its mixture of action and comedy doesn’t broadcast right and really just makes the entire thing a bit less than entertaining. Shigechi is in the opening credits and shown hanging out with the rest of the cast. This makes it painfully obvious not to realize he isn’t a main villain and isn’t going to do anything which can’t be forgiven by the end of the story line. Without some type of intensity over whether or not their opponent will do any real damage, the episode feels weak. Next time the focus is going to be on Yukako, who is probably going to try and work on finding a way to redeem herself. This already sounds twice as thrilling as the bland and middle of the road story which came out of the introduction of Shigechi.

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable is streaming on Crunchyroll.

Anthony Wendel
Anthony Wendel
Anthony is a geek through and through who still looks forward to new releases, sneak peeks, Giant Monsters, and robots of all shapes and sizes. He loves animation of all shapes and sizes. He has a distinct apprehension for trolling and clips shows. His books, The Handbook for Surviving A Giant Monster Attack and Santa Claus Conquers Manos: The Hands of Fate are available on Amazon.