Ok so this Part of Jojo is pretty straightforward in how the fights go, mainly due to Araki having no idea what he actually wanted from Stands. Though in later Parts(as in the rest of the series from Part 4-8) things get a lot more strategic, and weird.JJBA's design ultimately screams masculinity contest, which becomes harder to look past than it should, especially when it just asks for power creep with the threats needing to be increasingly stronger to keep up, rather than involving more sophisticated design such as incomparables making use of unique strengths and weaknesses. Yeah, that's another thing: in a good action work, there should be clear weaknesses all around that don't suck. I don't mean simple character flaws like hubris that speak for themselves, or blind spots where a given ability isn't always useful. What I mean is each side being negatively affected more by a relevant aspect before any superpowers and that's why they have to think, because brute forcing efforts will generally just get walled before they can even deal any damage thanks to the weaknesses. It would make the creativity stand out better when the players have to overcome themselves in addition to their foes.
It's insulting to be told to be smarter by people who will tell me to "git gud" because I figure out freaking Smash 4 Cloud's weaknesses that aren't the freaking recovery. (I would link the Miiverse post I made with that list, made last November, but Miiverse is closing down this November and I don't know if it will be archived or not.) Those same people would gladly ignore that I have come up with concepts in helping to make sure game balance is up to code, wanting instead to wallow in their own hackneyed superficialities. Unfortunately, that's exactly what I feel JJBA in general does, and that, in combination with the sexism, is why I would need to write this post.
Dated or not, JJBA should at least have the courtesy to not have a bloated ego if it is going to have these problems.
*PHEW!* (Sorry about that.)
The author of Dragonball and Araki are apparently friends from what I have heard..Dragonball Z uses the overly muscled design too, albeit to a slightly lesser degree.I see a lot in common with Dragonball Z and JoJo parts one and two when it was humans fighting. With Stands, it feels a little bit different. I'm hoping for a a more kinetic and wild stand fight than the one from this previous episode. Hope the shark punching moment from the bumpers is as cool as it looks.
Were you meaning to reply back to me? I noticed you quoted LL's post, but the paragraph is labeled "MasterofRoku".This may be a bad time to mention this, but the series doesn't supposedly get a female JoJo protagonist until part 6. It hasn't even been announced whether part 5 will get an anime adaptation in Japan yet.
I don't even dislike lean characters, but l agree there's nothing wrong with them being muscular and intelligent characters. It took me a few reads over Master Knight's paragraph because it was confusing. So you think JoJo has a broken aesop with the mains using strategy, but looking muscular. Most of the fights in this series are won not just because the characters brute force their way, but through strategy. Also, I feel the Dipper/Hiccup comparison doesn't work here.Whats wrong with characters who are both muscular and intelligent, Im personally getting sick of brown haired string bean smart guys
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I'm not huge on the tsundere archetype regardless of the character's gender and I'm also pretty sure it's not uncommon for people to dislike female tsundere characters. Verbal/physical abuse being dismissed as comical if it's done by a female character can be problematic to say the least and there are plenty of people who dislike the trope in general too. If Jotaro was a female character and treating every male character like dirt as he does with female characters and referring to them by some awful term as he does with women, I'd still call that sexist. At the very least, she'd still come off as an unlikable jerk with that behavior, so it's not like she'd get a free pass for this kind of behavior. Granted, a guy calling women the b-word so bluntly does send up more red flags for me as a woman, especially when they continue to drool over him in spite of that, thus making the gag even more annoying to me, but calling men by some awful terms wouldn't make Jotaro more endearing either. It would still not give a good first impression of the character regardless of their gender.Y'know, if Jotaro had been female, but acted the exact same way, would people call her sexist? Because Jotaro is a male tsundere(heavy on the tsun). Seriously though, that character archetype is awful, yet people only seem to have a problem when the tsundere is male.
What is wrong is that weaknesses are supposed to be around to shake things up and make things more interesting. Good guys become more interesting when they have reasons to legitimately worry about the grunts among the bad guys. Even a Showy Invincible Hero like Samurai Jack can get needlessly angry and while having the misfortune of being a high priority target because either his death or his sword's destruction is an Instant Win Condition for Aku, and being in a Sicksack World at that.Whats wrong with characters who are both muscular and intelligent, Im personally getting sick of brown haired string bean smart guys
Dragon Ball Z is more overt about it from the get-go. It's following its own standards without problem. I'm leaving it be for that.Dragonball Z uses the overly muscled design too, albeit to a slightly lesser degree.I see a lot in common with Dragonball Z and JoJo parts one and two when it was humans fighting. With Stands, it feels a little bit different. I'm hoping for a a more kinetic and wild stand fight than the one from this previous episode. Hope the shark punching moment from the bumpers is as cool as it looks.
Part 7. Jolyne was in part 6. Well, a couple issues of Part 7 were published in Shounen Jump before moving to Ultra Jump(and becoming a monthly series rather than a weekly series).What point did Jojo move to a seinen magazine? That likely changed things for how Araki treats women in his works.
Polnareff is far less of a creeper though.There's only room for one effeminate French guy on this block. And the one on Tokyo Ghoul is funnier.
Seven Deadly Sins is so close to being shonen nirvana, but Meliodas' lewder tendencies keep holding it back.Seven Deadly Sins arguably has it worse when it comes to pervert characters (a lot of you know what I'm talking about. The "molestation is funny" aspect of the show does not fly). Uncomfortable gender tropes seem to be anime-wide problem.
Shonen Jump sounded like a terrible place to work under in the 80's. Several of the dilemmas in JoJo seemed to be out of Araki's hands, honestly.Kakyoin was originally meant to be a girl but Araki's editors insisted that it be changed because 'it would be strange for a girl to be in an all male cast'. Again, an unfortunate byproduct of the times.
I'm actually somewhat surprised you enjoyed Gurren Lagann so much given Yoko's design and the Gainaxisms that come with the territory.As much as I love Gurren Laggan, I can see why it might not appeal to people in the same way because of how basically anything goes. I basically took their whole "kick logic away and do the impossible" as the series' own internal sense of logic if that makes any sense.
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