Diamond is Unbreakable - Episode 37

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Crazy Diamond Is Unbreakable, Part 1 (クレイジー・D(ダイヤモンド)は砕けない その1 Kureijī Daiyamondo wa Kudakenai Sono 1)[1] is the thirty-seventh episode of Diamond is Unbreakable and the one hundred eleventh episode of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime. It covers Chapter 426 through Chapter 430.

As Hayato Kawajiri's plan to stop Kira has seemingly failed, the serial-killer accidentally says his name in public. Thankfully, the boy has made it so Josuke is there to hear Kira confess that he is the killer.

Summary

Josuke hears Kira slip out his own name

It is 8:29:09AM, just before Rohan Kishibe dies. Kira is still impressed by his own luck and almost hits Hayato for daring to use Stray Cat to kill him. Recognizing the move as useless, Kira then realizes that Hayato could only act with this much planning ahead by having rewinded time thrice and killed at least as many enemies. Sure of his win, Kira openly brags about his victory and how "luck is on the side of him, Yoshikage Kage". However, Hayato lets Kira know that he slipped out his name and explains that he's had a backup plan. Indeed, he's made a phone call just to wake someone up early. Kira then realizes the magnitude of his mistake when he sees Josuke looking at him with an angry look.

Bites the Dust is cancelled, stopping the Joestar group's deaths

Having heard everything, Josuke and the freshly arrived Okuyasu attack Kira. The murderer is thus forced to cancel Bites the Dust and recall Killer Queen at his side, confirming Josuke's suspicions. Moreover, Rohan has escaped death, meaning Hayato has finally broken Bite the Dust's curse.

Stray Cat supplies air bombs from inside Killer Queen's belly

Forced to engage in a battle against Josuke and Okuyasu who are still looking to avenge Shigechi, Kira reaffirms his commitment to a peaceful life but also boasts that he won't lose when backed into a corner and knows all about the group's ability. Crazy Diamond and Killer Queen engage each other but Crazy Diamond takes the advantage. As Killer Queen tries to touch Josuke, Okuyasu intervenes and makes Kira turn toward himself with The Hand, only for his side to be blasted apart. Kira has just stored Stray Cat in Killer Queen's belly and now has an infinite supply of invisible remote bombs.

Okuyasu slowly dies in Josuke's arms

Meanwhile, Jotaro, Koichi and Rohan fail to notice Josuke's cries. Meanwhile, Josuke realizes how deviously powerful Kira's air bomb and gets hit. However, Josuke also guesses that they have a minimal range in order for Kira to not get caught in the blast. Rushing to Okuyasu's side in order to heal him, Josuke is saved by Hayato who guesses that Okuyasu's body might have been turned into a bomb, leaving Josuke with the tough decision of whether to sacrifice himself to save Okuyasu. However, Hayato, also deducing that Kira can only set off one bomb at a time, sets off the bomb on himself, allowing Josuke to heal both him and Okuyasu. As Kira launches another air bomb, Josuke, refusing to believe Okuyasu might already be dead, manages to use Crazy Diamond on debris in his wounds to dodge the explosion.

Josuke and Hayato soon retreat into an empty house, carrying Okuyasu's body with him as the rain stops. Kira, meanwhile now no longer believes that Jotaro isn't the greatest threat to his peaceful life, but Josuke is.

Appearances

Credits

Staff
Script (脚本)
Kazuyuki Fudeyasu[1]
Storyboard (絵コンテ)
Yoriyasu Kogawa[1]
Episode Director (演出)
Animation Director (作画監督)
Chief Animation Director (総作画監督)
Action Animation Director (アクションディレクター)
Kenta Mimuro
Masashi Yamada
Yasuhiro Saiki
Key Animation (原画)
Hyun-ae Kwan
Yoshihiro Yoshioka
Tsukasa Sorimachi
Hajime Tadokoro
Toshiharu Sugie
Ik Jang
Jung-hwa Jeong
Nobuhiro Masuda
Taro Yamada
Yui Kinoshita
Yasutoshi Iwasaki
Kazuyo Nakamura
Sul-ah Kang
Yeop Kim
Manabu Imura
Mayumi Oda
Miho Tanaka
Kashiwa Anezaki
Nozomi Sakamoto
Kanta Suzuki
Eri Kojima
Teruyo Kato
Aiko Sonobe
Yuichi Nakazawa
Haruna Katsu
Kenta Mimuro
Eri Nagata
2nd Key Animation (第二原画)
Sae Akama
Nana Yamazaki
Kumiko Kawahara
Shino Ninomiya
Megumi Tonegawa
Eri Kojima
Natsue Chibayama
Kohei Ashiya
Teddy
Design Cooperation (デザイン協力)
Yoko Uchida
Eyecatch Illustration (アイキャッチ原画)

Music

DU Episode 37: Crazy Diamond Is Unbreakable, Part 1
Start End Title OST Description

00:00
02:21
Shadow Lurking in Town
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Has Hayato failed?
02:22
03:04
Cornered
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Hayato's secret plan/Josuke unmasks Kira
03:05
04:28
Great Days
Great Days
Opening
04:29
06:13
Between the Silence...
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
"You just yelled "Yoshikage Kira"!"/Kira recalls Killer Queen
06:22
08:29
Malice
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Kira has no choice but to directly fight
08:30
08:45
Sudden Battle
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Crazy Diamond vs. Killer Queen
08:51
09:09
Diamond is Unbreakable ~ Stand Activated ~
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Josuke has the advantage
09:10
09:23
The Hand
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Okuyasu saves Josuke from an unknown attack
09:24
10:03
Third Bomb
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Okuyasu fatally wounded
10:04
10:52
A Lurking Evil
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Stray Cat + Killer Queen, a deadly combination
10:58
12:42
Interception
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Jotaro is deaf/Invisible air bombs
14:43
13:20
Third Bomb
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Josuke is wounded
13:23
14:07
Interception
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Kira's bombs have a minimal safe range
14:08
16:08
Malice
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Has Kira turned Okuyasu into a bomb?
16:09
17:02
Confrontation
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Daydream~
Hayato triggers the bomb himself
17:08
18:01
Looming Crisis
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Okuyasu healed, but...
18:02
19:55
Fight, Fight!
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Is Okuyasu dead?
20:01
22:05
Cornered
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Crazy Diamond's blood knife/Josuke must retreat inside a house
22:06
22:27
Puppet
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Kira determined to finish Josuke
22:28
23:36
I Want You
I Want You
Ending
23:37
23:42
Diamond is Unbreakable -Main Theme-
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
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Manga/Anime Differences

  • Added a flashback to Hayato calling Josuke in the house before leaving.
  • Removed Kira's detailed mathematical calculations to predict where the air bombs would travel.

Commentary

This is where the ultimate fight begins. Between Bites the Dust’s cancellation, Okuyasu being wounded, and Josuke and Kira's face-to-face, the episode is just full of twists. I remember feeling very motivated when looking over the storyboard.

In regards to the breaking heart visualization that shows when Bites the Dust is deactivated, I took a bit of inspiration from the second opening, specifically when the hand squeezes the heart until it explodes. I loved this scene and wanted to use it again in the series. Mission accomplished, the circle is now complete.

When we discover Stray Cat in the belly of Killer Queen, the colors veer into mostly red tones to symbolize anger. Regarding Stray Cat, his attack where it launches an air bubble was achieved by displacing the layer and inflating it to show how it approached its target. Had it been required to draw this by hand, it would have taken significantly more drawings. This is especially bad since the drawings were getting more and more detailed now. This is proof that our animators are 100% invested in the series. I should perhaps use them as an example for the character profile art. (laughs)
Naokatsu Tsuda, Blu-Ray limited edition commentaries

Trivia

  • During the fistfight between Crazy Diamond and Killer Queen, their color palettes change briefly to the colors used in the anime for Star Platinum and The World respectively.
  • The title of this episode was changed to "Shining Diamond is Unbreakable, Part 1" by Warner Bros. Animation's American branch to avoid possible legal action.

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