Stardust Crusaders - Episode 30

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"Bastet" Mariah, Part 1 (「バステト女神」のマライア その1 "Basuteto-joshin" no Maraia Sono Ichi)[1] is the thirtieth episode of Stardust Crusaders, the sixth episode of the Egypt Arc, and the fifty-sixth episode of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime. It covers Chapter 199 through Chapter 201 of the manga.

In Luxor, Joseph finds a peculiar power outlet and gets shocked. Unbeknownst to him, he is turned into a magnet by Mariah's ability and finds out how dangerous it is to have all metallic objects attracted to oneself.

Summary

Kakyoin is informed that the Speedwagon Foundation is taking over his medical treatment, allowing his eyes to heal faster.

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Meanwhile, Jotaro and his companions have arrived in Luxor, a place known for its tombs dating back to ancient Egypt. Joseph has momentarily separated himself from his friends and is intimidated by the dry wind toilets of Egypt. Seeing a strange rock with an electrical socket in it, Joseph foolishly touches the socket only to get shocked. Mariah's trap has worked. Strange occurrences begin to happen around Joseph but the group suspects nothing until the next morning at the hotel, at which time Joseph finally notices in his room that he's been magnetized: all metal objects are now drawn to him.

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Joseph quickly realizes he has become a human magnet as a result of yesterday's shock and tries to run to the hotel lobby and warn his friends. On the way, he's the victim of a few embarrassing situations (an old woman notably mistaking him as seducing her) and a few scares as a set of knives and forks fly toward him. On the escalator, he sees Mariah and her metallic strings tie Joseph to the mechanism of the elevator, threatening to crush his hands and strangle him.

Thankfully, Avdol rescues him by pushing the emergency stop button and the two team up to get rid of the enemy as soon as possible. Joseph and Avdol pursue Mariah into the ladies' restroom, only for Joseph's magnetism to get them into more trouble and they have to jump through a window to catch up to Mariah. As they continue their pursuit, Avdol realizes that he has also come under Bastet's influence while stopping the escalator, with both he and Joseph becoming stuck together due to their magnetism.

Appearances

Stands
Bastet
(1st appearance)

Credits

Staff

Script
Shōgo Yasukawa[1]
Storyboard
Shinya Kawatsura[1]
Episode Director
Shigatsu Yoshikawa[1]
Animation Director
Satoru Nakaya
Yukitoshi Houtani
Kyoko Kotani
Yui Kinoshita
Mayumi Oda[1]
Assistant Episode Director
Hitomi Ezoe
Animation Director Cooperation
Kenji Yokoyama
Megumi Itoi
Action Animation Director
Takaaki Sekizaki
Key Animation
Yūji Tsuchiya
Satoru Nakaya
Yukitoshi Houtani
Takayuki Nakao
Hiroki Itai
Seong Woon Ko
Cha Myoung Jun
Makoto Nishikawa
Hideyuki Sugiura
Kyoko Kotani
Atsumi Kogemaru
Tetsuro Hiraori
Kanta Suzuki
Eiko Mishima
Chika Ishida
Nozomi Tachibana
Yuki Tsugihashi
Hitomi Shiraki
Airi Ishikawa
Daisuke Tsumagari
Fumiaki Kouta
2nd Key Animation
Shuhei Fukuda
Natsuki Orikasa
Ayaka Hakkaku
Yuri Yamamura
Yuichiro Yamada
Ayaka Hakkaku
Kinoshita Kohito
Masami Gohda
White Line
Teddy
C2C
Triple A
Core
Asahi Production
Kino Production
Design Cooperation
Kimitaka Ito
Gakushi Maeda
Hiroshi Izumi
Production AI
Junko Nagasawa
Eyecatch Illustration
Bihou, Inc.

Music

SC Episode 30: "Bastet" Mariah, Part 1
Start End Title OST Description

01:24
01:45
Setting Off
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
Kakyoin thinks about his friends
01:45
03:15
JoJo Sono Chi no Kioku ~end of THE WORLD~
JoJo Sono Chi no Kioku ~end of THE WORLD~
Opening
03:17
04:05
Fire Shaman
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
Description of Luxor
04:20
05:41
Cheerful Journey
Stardust Crusaders (World)
Joseph experiences dry toilets
06:13
06:46
Omen
Stardust Crusaders (World)
Mariah has set up her trap
08:01
08:25
Uneasiness
Stardust Crusaders (World)
Ominous moving bottle opener
08:36
09:11
Uneasiness
Stardust Crusaders (World)
A hammer accident
10:22
10:59
The Plot Lurking in the Mist
Stardust Crusaders (World)
Joseph in his hotel room
11:06
11:44
Purple Thorns
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
Joseph lifting skirts
11:47
11:27
Throwing
Stardust Crusaders (World)
Joseph realizes he's been magnetized
12:34
14:00
Apparent Crisis
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
Stuck on an elevator
14:06
15:05
Lady's Invasion
Stardust Crusaders (World)
Joseph's hands are almost crushed
16:02
16:26
The Plot Lurking in the Mist
Stardust Crusaders (World)
Joseph discusses with Avdol about the enemy
16:27
17:20
Lady With Beautiful Legs
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
Joseph and Avdol pursue Mariah
18:04
19:21
The Plot Lurking in the Mist
Stardust Crusaders (World)
Looking for Mariah in the women's bathroom
19:25
20:01
Purple Thorns
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
The old hag again
20:02
20:21
Throwing
Stardust Crusaders (World)
Jumping out of the toilets
20:22
21:55
Lady With Beautiful Legs
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
Pursuing Mariah in the streets/Avdol & Joseph stuck together
21:55
23:25
Last Train Home
Last Train Home
Ending
23:27
23:41
Fists of Platinum
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
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Manga/Anime Differences

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  • The scene with the Speedwagon Foundation hoping to speed up Kakyoin's eye recovery was not in the manga.
  • The anime foreshadows Avdol's magnetized status when he takes off a metal ash tray off Joseph but the ash tray is stuck to his hand. This detail happens as Joseph is shouting in the foreground, hiding it somewhat.
  • When Avdol stops the statue from falling on him, he places his hands on its chest in the anime.
  • A scene of Jotaro and Polnareff waiting for Joseph outside has been added.
  • The anime gratuitously adds shots of Mariah's buttocks.

Commentary

The beginning of the episode features Kakyoin again. The Speedwagon Foundation takes care of him for his eye injury and we learn that he'll recover sooner than expected.

We face a Stand attack from a mysterious assailant, and we had to insist on entertaining this mystery while increasing the tension around Joseph's condition. Nevertheless the first part is more about poop. Vulgar jokes typical of shonen mangas are in legions and contribute to the series' charm; if you want to call that "charm". (laughs).

The scene where the forks and knives rushed toward Joseph particularly affected me. We feel the power of the magnetism well, which is about to become a serious problem.

Except for the beginning, we never see Mariah's face again. So we have this interesting continuity with Joseph being attacked by this mysterious beautiful woman while his magnetism problem gradually gains in power. In the toilet scene, we see the old lady again; Toshiko Sawada's depiction of her is perfect.

The scene where Jotaro and Polnareff are waiting for Joseph and Avdol was added in the anime. We put it here to establish a better link with the next events.
Naokatsu Tsuda, Blu-Ray limited edition commentaries


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