Review: ‘Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure’: Season 4: Episode 9

Yukako Yamagishi Falls in Love, Part 2

The worst date in anime history continues. While Josuke and Okuyasu look for their missing buddy, poor Koichi has no choice but to deal with the torture Yukako is putting him through all in the name of love. Still, her type of “love” involves putting a combination lock on the bathroom with a riddle he has to solve if he has any chance of using the toilet. Poor Koichi has to endure as he tries to find a way to obtain freedom. This is all before she energetically shows him the electric chair she has been working on to help him with his studies. No two ways around it, this woman needs some therapy.

After working to try and get a message out for help, Koichi has no choice but to reveal his stand power and fight back. Unfortunately this is exactly as his Stand fails and it looks like he will be at Yukako’s mercy but instead of more torture, a transformation takes place. It’s a bit out of nowhere but this is a long running Shonen series after all and transformations out of nowhere to power up can be a regular occurrence. With his new powered up Stand, Koichi is able to take Yukako down and earn his freedom.

Koichi’s Stand, Reverb, already had some impressive powers but now it looks like he is going to be even more powerful. This is a very good thing especially in a Shonen series. Too often, a character is incredible powerful the first time they appear but as they start to travel with the hero it’s shown they were a one trick pony and not able to properly offer support. Koichi has proven he’s in it for the long haul and will be helping Josuke and the rest until the very end.

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.