Diamond is Unbreakable - Episode 27

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I'm an Alien (ぼくは宇宙人 Boku wa Uchūjin)[1] is the twenty-seventh episode of Diamond is Unbreakable and the one hundred first episode of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime. It covers Chapter 377 through Chapter 381 of the manga.

Josuke and Okuyasu meet Mikitaka Hazekura, a self-proclaimed alien. Although Josuke doesn't know if he can believe Mikitaka, he senses an opportunity to use Mikataka's shapeshifting powers and get money quickly.

Summary

In search for other Stand users, Yoshihiro is guided toward a strange-looking teenager and decides to fire the Arrow at him. When it touches the man, it bounces back down the high herb, leaving only a scratch, to Yoshihiro's surprise.

Kira resists his serial killer urges

Summer has arrived, and many tourists are coming to town as Jotaro and the Speedwagon Foundation's investigations are fruitless. One night, Kira practices Kosaku Kawajiri's writing while struggling against his murderous impulses, with his nails growing at an unnatural pace. When Shinobu enters to give him some tea, Kira almost strangles Shinobu, but she recoils in surprise at his touch. Shinobu mistakes it as a gesture for sexual advances. Unbeknownst to the two, a camera is hidden at a top corner of the room's ceiling.

Nu Mikitakazo Nshi introduces himself to the duo

The next day, Josuke and Okuyasu spot a series of crop circles in the middle of which is laying the strange man from earlier. The man wakes up and presents himself as a being coming to Earth. Josuke and Okuyasu first take his claim as a joke, but cannot understand his odd behavior, first demonstrated when he treats tissues from a box offered by Josuke to be food. As the man follows them, eventually proposing chilled ice-cream cones from his bag, the duo begins to think of him as delusional and try to debunk his claim. When the word "alien" is brought up, the man instantly identifies as it. When some firetrucks pass near them, the siren causes the man, Nu Mikitakazo Nshi, to panic, making Okuyasu leave the scene to get away from him. When Josuke tries to comfort him, he transforms into sneakers and propels Josuke away from the sirens. Now on the roof of his high school, Josuke tries to fake-out a punch with Crazy Diamond, but the alien doesn't react to or seem to see the Stand, convincing Josuke that Nu is an alien and not a Stand user. Nu is grateful, and wants to reward Josuke for "saving" him from the siren. Josuke, who laments that his mother froze his bank account after finding out about his lottery winnings, asks Nu to transform into a die, managing with difficulty to explain to him its looks and its use.

Josuke tries to keep his laughter

Later, Josuke heads to Rohan's house, begging the manga artist to play a game of dice in order to make money. Rohan accepts because he wants to take all of Josuke's money, but insists on using his own dice. Unbeknownst to Rohan, Josuke planted Nu in Rohan's house already. Setting the rules of a game of Cee-lo, Josuke rolls first and obtains a triple six, winning the triple of his wager and thus six thousand yen. Rohan plays and obtains a 1-2-3, and loses the double of his ten thousand yen wager. As Nu has no sense of subtlety, Rohan is now suspicious that Josuke is somehow cheating.

Appearances

Credits

Staff
Script (脚本)
Kazuyuki Fudeyasu[1]
Storyboard (絵コンテ)
Episode Director (演出)
Naokatsu Tsuda
Asaki Yukihiko [1]
Animation Director (作画監督)
Bang Won Lee
Hyeok Jung Kwon
Seung Chul Ryu
Kohei Ashiya
Saori Nakashiki
Haru Watanabe
Kenji Yokoyama[1]
Action Animation Director (アクションディレクター)
Key Animation (原画)
DR. movie
Byeong Seok Lee
Seok Young Kim
Yeon Ji Kim
Dae Woon Jung
Sun Yong Yang
Bum Seong Kim
Kashiwa Anezaki
Kenji Yokoyama
Haru Watanabe
Shin Hyung Woo
Saori Nakashiki
Eiichi Kuboyama
Yuki Yabuta
Satoru Iida
Jun Fujiwara
Sachiyo Takada
Ik Jang
Shiori Nakasone
Ryo Yamauchi
2nd Key Animation (第二原画)
DR. movie
Hyeong Jun Jeon
Jae Hoon Choi
Young Yoo Choi
Sang Mi Jang
Nana Yamazaki
Sae Akama
Takayoshi Hayashi
Shuuhei Fukuda
CL Corporation
C2C
White Line
Asahi Production
Triple A
Akira
Design Cooperation (デザイン協力)
Yoko Uchida
Yosuke Yamaguchi
Eyecatch Illustration (アイキャッチ原画)

Music

DU Episode 27: I'm an Alien
Start End Title OST Description

00:00
00:27
The Trap Has Been Set
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Nightwalk~
Yoshihiro strikes another person with the Arrow
00:33
00:45
An Alien??
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Nightwalk~
They deflect the Arrow?
00:46
02:07
Great Days
Great Days
Opening
02:08
02:38
FAITH
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
FAITH
02:39
03:04
Morioh Town Radio
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Summer is here
03:05
04:46
Killer
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Kira is frustrated
04:48
05:08
A Blossoming Love
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Shinobu is feeling in love
05:09
06:02
Shadow Lurking in Town
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Kira almost kills Shinobu
06:03
06:19
A Blossoming Love
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Shinobu thinks Kira was being romantic
06:20
07:35
A Lurking Evil
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
A camera in the room/Okuyasu finds a crop circle
07:37
08:18
Between the Silence...
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
The man in the crop circle wakes up
08:58
09:29
An Alien??
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Nightwalk~
Are tissues an earthen treat?
09:33
09:56
Peacefulness
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Nightwalk~
Okuyasu can't have his ice cream
09:58
12:51
An Alien??
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Nightwalk~
Nu Mikitakazo Nshi, the self-proclaimed alien
14:27
14:56
An Alien??
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Nightwalk~
Mikitaka turns into super sneakers
15:01
15:15
Crime Scene Express
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Daydream~
Josuke walks up his school's facade
15:17
15:36
Secret Plans
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Josuke begins to believe in Mikitaka
15:37
16:00
An Alien??
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Nightwalk~
Mikitaka's shapeshifting powers
16:01
17:46
Peaceful Street Corner
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Josuke wants Mikitaka to turn into dice
17:49
18:33
Afternoon, Morioh
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Daydream~
Mikitaka gets the dice wrong
19:18
19:48
Doze Meeting
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Josuke wants to play Cee-lo with Rohan
20:06
20:35
Peacefulness
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Nightwalk~
Rohan accepts
20:42
21:14
The Pursuer
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Rohan wants to ruin Josuke and play with his dice
21:15
21:29
Peaceful Street Corner
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Josuke's planting of the dice has worked
21:42
23:10
Peacefulness
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Nightwalk~
Josuke repeats the rule, to himself of course, and wins big
23:11
23:35
Anxious Insecurity
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Nightwalk~
Rohan loses big time, and gets suspicious
23:36
23:41
Diamond is Unbreakable -Main Theme-
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
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Manga/Anime Differences

  • Rearranged Yoshihiro shooting Mikitaka with the arrow to be before Kira's scene
  • Added scene between Jotaro and the Speedwagon Foundation member.
  • Changed some dialogue from the narrator to the Speedwagon Foundation member and Kai Harada from Morioh Radio.
  • Moved Hayato's scene after spying on his parents to the next episode.
  • Removed Josuke complaining to Okuyasu about his mom, and inserted some of his dialogue to Mikitaka instead (about his mom freezing his bank account).
  • Removed a few lines of Josuke and Okuyasu when they check out the crop circle.
  • Removed Mikitaka showing Josuke and Okuyasu his electric toothbrush from his bag.
  • Removed Okuyasu wondering where Josuke went after he flew away with the sneakers.
  • Removed Josuke asking Mikitaka if he brought any family or allies.
  • Removed Mikitaka saying he made the ice cream cones from his fingers and Josuke being grossed out.
  • Removed Mikitaka shape-shifting his face to look like Natsume Sōseki from the ¥1000 note.
  • Removed Mikitaka's eyes on the dice when he first transformed (this is featured in a scene in the next episode).
  • Removed Josuke training Mikitaka on how to roll a die properly (including Mikitaka being ticklish, puking from motion sickness, making Bruce Lee noises, and Mikitaka wondering if Josuke is planning on deceiving somebody).
  • Removed Rohan going back into his house to get the dice, though it is mentioned.
  • Removed Rohan talking about the history of Cee-lo, and taunting Josuke about what the yakuza do to cheaters (shove two dice into your eyes and dump your body in the river; before they kill you, they stab you 21 times because 21 is what you get when you add up each side of the die).

Commentary

This episode is the start of new cour, so it was up to me again to not only handle the storyboard, but also set the overall tone for what's to come. Though I also did it because it's a comedy episode. (laughs) Beginning from here, the show will feature several episodes where certain elements are heavily altered from the manga.

A new character enters the scene, Mikitaka Hazekura, voiced by Mr. Yasuyuki Kase. I find his deep voice perfectly fitting for the character. Since it takes quite a bit of time to draw all of his transformation sequences, I also helped supervise the painful process of length adjusting each scene to fit the episode.

Rohan’s facial expressions also required a lot of work. And once again, we had to resort to CGI for the dice during his and Josuke’s duel. Other than Harvest, we rarely work in CGI, although it would have made our work a lot easier in several cases. (bitter laugh).

Here’s some trivia: Mikitaka only has his nose ring in this episode because one of the ladies from the animation team told me he was cooler without it.
Naokatsu Tsuda, Blu-Ray limited edition commentaries

Trivia

  • Although Rohan talking about the history of Cee-Lo was cut from the episode, it was in the episode's trailer.

References

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