Stardust Crusaders - Episode 27
"Khnum" Oingo and "Tohth" Boingo (「クヌム神」のオインゴと「トト神」のボインゴ "Kunumu-shin" no Oingo to "Toto-shin" no Boingo) is the fifty-third episode of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime, the twenty-seventh episode of Stardust Crusaders, and the Third episode of Egypt Arc. It covers last few pages of Chapter 189 through Chapter 192 of the manga.
In Aswan, the Oingo Boingo brothers enter the scene. With Oingo's ability to change appearance and Boingo's foretelling comic book, the two brother hope to assassinate the Joestar Group without much hassle.
As the Joestar group arrives in Aswan to get Kakyoin and Avdol into the hospital, the Oingo Boingo brothers whose Stands Khnum and Tohth respectively allow them to change Oingo's face and predicts the future like a zany comic book story, plan on assassinating the group for DIO.
Boingo reveals to Oingo that Tohth has predicted that Jotaro, Joseph, and Polnareff will drink poisoned tea, so the two take over a cafe, just as the aforementioned three arrive. Despite Joseph's carefulness that threatens Oingo's plan to poison the group's tea, events do conspire to have them stay with Oingo and order tea. However, just as they put their lips to the cup as predicted, Iggy causes a ruckus when he steals a client's dessert, leading to Jotaro, Joseph and Polnareff spitting out their drink in shock and leave to pursue the dog. The first assassination plan has been foiled.
Surprised by the events, Oingo and Boingo consult Tohth again and get rich after assaulting a man and taking his money. Then, Tohth gets a second prediction and shows that Jotaro will be the victim of a bomb hidden in an orange. Thus, Oingo breaks into the group's car and tries to plant the bomb inside. However, he is caught off-guard by the return of Joseph and Polnareff, forcing him to disguise himself as Jotaro. He joins the two in the car, and both he and Boingo soon realize that while he is still disguised as Jotaro, he might be the one Tohth predicted would be affected by the bomb. After being put through hell as Joseph and Polnareff see that Jotaro is not himself this day and then have a "fun time" by forcing "Jotaro" to swallow five lit cigarettes while drinking juice and keeping the cigarettes lit.
Oingo manages to escape the car and tries to run to a rock so that he can hide and change his face. However, Polnareff then throws out the orange with the bomb inside, ironically having been discouraged by Oingo himself to eat it. Oingo walks on the bomb and triggers it, and is caught in the blast with Jotaro's face on him. Boingo finally rejoins with Oingo and promises to carry on his mission, but the man they mugged earlier has returned with some thugs. As Jotaro rejoins his grandfather and Polnareff, the three see Oingo and Boingo being brought up to the hospital after the thugs beat them up.
Firstly, I want to point out how closely we had reproduced Boingo's comic-book Stand. This version is made from illustrations from the original manga that we colorized.
This episode doesn't shine through memorable action scenes, so the stakes were elsewhere. We had to find a good pacing to develop this story entirely carried by the voice acting of the two voice actors. On top of that, it was all accompanied by a Disney or cartoon-style score which I found had the nicest effect and perfectly fitted the tone of the episode.
I remember well the dub stage, where Daisuke Ono, Jotaro's VA, really looked like he was having a great time. His text was full of lines the real Jotaro would have never said.The special ending is an idea I had proposed. It pleased Mr. Oomori, the producer, and it came to fruition. Regarding the music, Yugo Kanno managed all of the ending's composition. He really polished it, I find the end result very funny.
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