Stardust Crusaders - Episode 33

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"Sethan" Alessi, Part 2 (「セト神」のアレッシー その2 "Seto-shin" no Aresshī Sono Ni)[1] is the thirty-third episode of Stardust Crusaders, the ninth episode of the Egypt Arc, and the fifty-ninth episode of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime. It covers most of Chapter 207 through Chapter 209 of the manga.

The battle against Alessi continues. Still a boy, Polnareff is pursued and cornered inside of a house by Alessi and must figure out a way to hide.

Summary

Polnareff has been turned into a little child by Alessi because of Sethan's rejuvenating powers. The assassin has cornered him in a bathroom and swings his ax, but Silver Chariot blocks the blade, if only for a moment. Sethan overpowers Silver Chariot again and Alessi now attempts to drown Polnareff in the bath. At the last moment, Polnareff defecates and flings his poop at Alessi's face. In disgust, Alessi lets go to clean himself.

Polnareff demands to know where the kind woman who had taken him earlier is, but Alessi then reveals that he's turned her into a fetus that will die in a short amount of time. Horrified, Polnareff is again taken by surprise as Sethan touches him and turns him into an even younger child. Polnareff takes the fetus and attempts to escape with her, getting younger and younger until he's a three year old child. Driven into a bedroom with no exit, Polnareff hears with horror Alessi hack the door to enter. However, Polnareff then devises a plan.

When Alessi barges into the room, he guesses that Polnareff must have had hidden somewhere to ambush him. However, all three possible hiding spots are fakes. In truth, Polnareff has hidden in an aquarium, covering his head with a balloon and using a mirror to hide his body. The boy manages to get the drop on Alessi and cuts at his face, forcing the assassin to run away. Blinded by his blood, Alessi falls down the window and fatefully lands in front of Jotaro.

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Pretending to be a harmless civilian, Alessi uses the moment Polnareff calls him out and distracts Jotaro to strike. He deploys Sethan and touches Jotaro, turning him into a kid. Moreover, Jotaro has only acquired Star Platinum recently and is now Standless. However, even as a kid, Jotaro is still tough enough to smash Alessi's face and knock him out. When Alessi regains his consciousness, Jotaro and Polnareff have now been turned back into adults, the two then attack in unison and send Alessi flying. Later, Polnareff meets the woman again but decides to keep his identity a secret from her before he and Jotaro reunite with the rest of the group. Creating another spirit photo, Joseph determines the location of DIO's hideout: Cairo.

Appearances

Credits

Staff

Script
ふでやすかずゆき
Storyboard
ソエジマ ヤスフミ
Episode Director
ソエジマ ヤスフミ
Animation Director
Haru Watanabe
Miyuki Nakamura[1]
渡邊 葉瑠
中村 深雪
Animation Director Cooperation
宝谷 幸稔
小美野 雅彦
Assistant Animation Director
Satoru Nakaya
Akihiro Yamamoto
Shin Hyung Woo
Lee Eun Young
Choi Hee Eun
中屋 了
山本 晃宏
Shin Hyung Woo
Lee Eun Young
Choi Hee Eun
Eyecatch Illustration
小谷 杏子
(Sethan)
小美野 雅彦
(Silver Chariot)

Music

SC Episode 33: "Sethan" Alessi, Part 2
Start End Title OST Description

00:00
00:20
A Fine Fellow Arrives
Stardust Crusaders (Journey)
Recap: Polnareff has become a kid
00:21
01:28
Tension
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
Alessi attacks in the bathroom
01:29
02:58
JoJo Sono Chi no Kioku ~end of THE WORLD~
JoJo Sono Chi no Kioku ~end of THE WORLD~
Opening
03:00
04:02
The Battle Starts
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
Alessi is drowning Polnareff
04:03
04:55
Purple Thorns
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
Polnareff poops
05:09
06:33
Creeping Enemy
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
Malèna has become a fetus!
06:37
08:10
Strategy
Stardust Crusaders (World)
Polnareff becomes even younger/Pursued by Alessi
08:20
09:30
The Curtain Rises
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
Polnareff locked in a room
09:46
10:56
Uneasiness
Stardust Crusaders (World)
Alessi searching for Polnareff
11:03
11:42
Close Combat
Stardust Crusaders (World)
Where is Polnareff hiding?
11:46
12:18
Imminence
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
Polnareff ambushes Alessi
12:24
13:19
Sword Attack
Stardust Crusaders (World)
Polnareff's trick/Alessi flees
13:22
14:40
Hesitation
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
Alessi meets Jotaro
14:41
15:48
The Battle Starts
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
Alessi turns Jotaro into a kid
15:49
17:18
Stardust Crusaders
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
Jotaro and Polnareff beats up Alessi
17:19
18:37
Hidden Thoughts
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
Malèna looks for the "boy"
18:50
20:03
Setting Off
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
"Have we met before?"
20:06
20:31
Cheerful Journey
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
The group whole once again
20:36
20:57
The Rest of Travelers
Stardust Crusaders (World)
Lunch
21:02
21:43
Approach
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
Another spirit photography
21:44
21:57
Fists of Platinum
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
DIO's Mansion
21:58
23:27
Last Train Home
Last Train Home
Ending
23:28
23:42
Fists of Platinum
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
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Manga/Anime Differences

  • Added a scene where the Crusaders have their lunch, and Joseph uses Hermit Purple to take a photo of DIO's mansion.
  • The anime adds a scene of kid Polnareff losing his earring.
  • The anime gives more details about the kid version of Jotaro.
  • The anime adds a scene where Silver Chariot and Star Platinum smile before punching Alessi.
  • In the anime after Star Platinum and Silver Chariot's dual barrage, Alessi is seen being launched skyward into oblivion.

Commentary

The second part of the fight against Alessi. Yasufumi Soejima is in charge of the storyboard which guarantees an episode of exceptional quality.

Alessi doesn't seem to think like a fighter, he's more the kind who rushes headfirst into the fray. At least he gives us some great funny faces. That said, his Stand itself has a particularly formidable ability. I think it compensates how ridiculous the User can be.

Even as a child, Polnareff manages to be featured with poop again in a scene. He's also walking around with his jewels out. He's really one filthy guy. (laughs).

Like in the manga, there's this homage to The Shining, a psychological horror style film. But with Alessi's personality, most of the scenes can also be viewed in a funny point of view. The balance between horror and comedy is truly astounding, and it reminded me how fascinating a medium JoJo can be.

At the end, we follow a painful separation between Malèna and Polnareff. The earring he's lost will suddenly come back in the next episode.
Naokatsu Tsuda, Blu-Ray limited edition commentaries


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