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Stardust Crusaders - Episode 25

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"The Fool" Iggy and "Geb" N'Doul, Part 1 (愚者(ザ・フール)」のイギーと「ゲブ神」のンドゥール その① "Za Fūru" no Igī to "Gebushin" no Ndūru Sono Ichi)[1] is the fifty-first episode of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime, the twenty-fifth episode of Stardust Crusaders, and the first episode of Egypt Arc. It covers Chapter 183 through the first few pages of Chapter 186 of the manga.

The Joestar Group have reached Egypt, where a Speedwagon Foundation envoy brings them Iggy, an irascible dog Stand User who will serve as a reluctant ally. Moreover, the heroes are then warned that nine other Stand Users at DIO's service are waiting for them in the country. Indeed, the Stand User N'Doul is preparing to attack them in the desert.

Summary

Upon arriving in Egypt, Jotaro, Joseph, Avdol, Kakyoin, and Polnareff meet up with representatives of the Speedwagon Foundation who have brought the user of The Fool Stand on behalf of Joseph to aid them on their journey. They are told by Joseph that this particular Stand user has an 'attitude problem' and it took much effort to get them here, and also that their Stand is extremely powerful, to the point where it might not be possible for them to defeat it. However, they are unaware of who the actual Stand user is and initially suspect one of the pilots while remaining highly guarded and fearful about the user's strength and apparent bad attitude.

Iggy First AppearanceAnime.png

After the Stand user is revealed to be sleeping on the back seat of the helicopter, Polnareff wonders how this is possible considering only a blanket lies there. It is then that the pilots tell Polnareff that the user is under the blanket, to which he starts laughing, inquiring if it's a midget and slapping the seat. The Stand user, a dog named Iggy, then wakes up and engages in battle with Polnareff - a fight won by Iggy, and ended by Iggy's love for coffee-flavored chewing gum, offered to him by Joseph. Following this, Joseph is then informed about the gathering of the nine outside DIO's mansion, and the condition of his daughter, becoming aware that she has two weeks to live at best.

The pilots then depart. However, the group later finds the helicopter, which has crashed. The first pilot is revealed to have drowned in the middle of the desert while the co-pilot gets his head torn off and pulled into a canteen by Geb, the Stand of N'Doul, a blind man, and the group's next adversary. The next victim is Kakyoin who is put out of commission after getting slashed across the eyes by Geb. The group retreats into their vehicle and makes a getaway, while Iggy jumps out the window, preferring to have nothing to do with the Joestars' battle. At first N'Doul prepares himself to attack Iggy, however, after hearing the dog fall asleep, decides to leave him be, as it becomes apparent that the Joestars are not capable of controlling Iggy. The episode ends as Geb is attacking the Joestar group's car.

Appearances

Characters
Iggy
(1st full appearance)
Holy Kujo
(Mentioned only)
Forever
(Mentioned only)
Dio Brando
(Mentioned only)
N'Doul
(1st appearance)
Stands
The Fool
(1st appearance)
Geb
(1st full appearance)

Credits

Staff

Script
Yasuko Kobayashi[1]
Storyboard
Kenichi Suzuki[1]
鈴木 健一
Episode Director
Kenichi Suzuki[1]
鈴木 健一
Animation Director
Megumi Itoi
Kentaro Tokiwa
Kohei Ashiya[1]
Episode Director Cooperation
Masashi Abe
阿部 雅司
Assistant Episode Director
Yasufumi Soejima
Yuuta Takamura
Yoshikawa Shigarazu
Taisuke Mamori
Animation Director Cooperation
Shunichi Ishimoto
Assistant Animation Director
Eri Ogawa
Satoru Nakaya
Shin Hyung Woo
Eun Young Lee
Hee Eun Choi
Key Animation
Megumi Itoi
Nobuhiro Masuda
Nobuhiro Kashiwaki
Takahiro Ōkawa
Takafumi Mitani
Seong Woon Ko
Shuhei Fukuda
Sae Akama
Motoi Nakamura
Ryoko Kawamura
Kentaro Tokiwa
Jin Hirakawa
Shinya Uchida
Takahashi Nagisa
Yukie Kawakami
Eizo Kawada
Sotaro Shiraishi
Teruyo Kato
Cha Myoung Jun
Rie Arakawa
Kohei Ashiya
Sato Tominaga
Yuichi Nakazawa
Etsuo Nakashiro
Key Animation:
Yukiyoshi Shikiji
Yūji Tsuchiya
2nd Key Animation
Shunichi Ishimoto
Haru Watanabe
Shō Hamada
Sachiko Mori
Hitomi Shiraki
Masahiko Komino
White Line
Sinaion
Jumondo
Asahi Production
Brains Base
Seven Arcs Pictures
Anitus Kōbe
Big Owl
Kino Production
Design Cooperation
Megumi Itoi
Ogura Kobo
Eyecatch Illustration
Kenji Yokoyama

Music

SC Episode 25: "The Fool" Iggy and "Geb" N'Doul, Part 1
Start End Title OST Description

00:00
00:28
Powerful Enemy
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
Waiting in the desert
00:29
01:58
JoJo Sono Chi no Kioku ~end of THE WORLD~
JoJo Sono Chi no Kioku ~end of THE WORLD~
Opening
03:55
04:33
Powerful Enemy
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
Who is the Stand User?
05:09
06:05
Fool of Sand
Stardust Crusaders (World)
Iggy the dog Stand User
06:06
07:14
The Fool Rampage
Stardust Crusaders (World)
The Stand of sand, The Fool
07:18
08:47
Cheerful Journey
Stardust Crusaders (World)
Iggy steals the gum/Taking a photo
09:11
09:29
Hidden Thoughts
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
Holy's condition has worsened
09:35
10:46
Dark Rebirth
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
DIO has 9 more Stand Users serving him
11:09
12:12
Uneasiness
Stardust Crusaders (World)
N'Doul is watching the heroes
13:04
14:49
Strategy
Stardust Crusaders (World)
Investigating the helicopter crash
14:50
15:28
Omen
Stardust Crusaders (World)
The enemy Stand is in the canteen
15:30
16:57
Apparent Crisis
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
Where is the enemy?
16:58
17:39
The Battle Starts
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
Geb claws Kakyoin eyes
17:45
18:03
The Plot Lurking in the Mist
Stardust Crusaders (World)
Geb detects the enemy through sound
18:08
18:47
The Battle Starts
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
Polnareff is pursued by Geb
18:49
19:10
The Plot Lurking in the Mist
Stardust Crusaders (World)
Trapped at the top of the car
19:20
21:37
9 Glory Gods
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
The great N'Doul attacks the car
21:37
21:56
Wind in the Wilderness
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
Geb sinks the car, the heroes are stuck
21:57
23:26
Last Train Home
Last Train Home
Ending
23:28
23:42
Fists of Platinum
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
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Manga/Anime Differences

Group Photo
  • The anime features a group photo scene explaining the origins of Jotaro's framed picture seen in Chapter 443 of Part 5.
    • The group photo in the anime has Kakyoin's hair pointing to the left while in the manga his hair is pointing to the right.

Commentary

The beginning of the Egypt arc also marks Iggy's first appearance. Just like in the manga, he begins with a somewhat disgracious design. Indeed, when I looked at him onscreen, I couldn't help but mock him. (laughs)

In fact, Iggy has several designs. We have the one for his first appearance only, another one used during the N'Doul fight, the one used from Episode 27 onward, and finally the cute one from the second half of the season, making it four distinct designs.

It was the series' director Kenichi Suzuki who was in charge of the storyboard of the first episode in Egypt. The result is flawless, as expected.

As for the plot, the problems immediately come, and Kakyoin is taken out before having a chance to shine. It is the same story as in the manga, it makes you realize the terrifying menace that this new enemy represents.

By the way, during the making of this episode's trailer, we had to hide Kakyoin's defeat. The team must have had slaved a lot for the editing.
Naokatsu Tsuda, Blu-Ray limited edition commentaries


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