Diamond is Unbreakable - Episode 15

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Let's Go to the Manga Artist's House, Part 2 (漫画家のうちへ遊びに行こう その2 Mangaka no Uchi e Asobi ni Ikō Sono 2) is the fifteenth episode of Diamond is Unbreakable and the eighty-ninth episode of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime. It covers part of Chapter 321 through Chapter 324 of the manga.

Rohan has decided to make Koichi his muse and uses his Stand Heaven's Door to order Koichi to stay besides him. Josuke and Okuyasu must confront the mangaka to free their friend.

Summary

Rohan takes another page out of Koichi

Under Heaven's Door's influence, Koichi goes back to Rohan's house, visiting Rohan in his studio. Koichi then sees Rohan finishing drawing a page at astonishing speed, as Rohan was made enthusiastic by reading Koichi's files. Wanting to use every bit of Koichi's memories, the mangaka then rips off yet another page out of Koichi, making him remember that Rohan is a Stand user.

Josuke becomes enraged as Rohan mocks his hair

As Rohan plans to keep taking pages from Koichi to inspire his manga, the two hear a doorbell ring. It is Josuke and Okuyasu and Koichi slips away to ask for their help. Unfortunately, the safety lock written inside Koichi makes him unable to warn them and the duo seemingly leaves. However, after Koichi goes back up to Rohan's studio, Okuyasu barges in from a window, as the duo saw that something was wrong after seeing Koichi's untreated cut on his hand. Rohan manages to transform Okuyasu into a book because of his superior speed, then calls out Josuke, aware he is hiding behind the door. The mangaka then converses with the disabled Koichi and Okuyasu about what Josuke could possibly do next, forcing Josuke to act quickly by threatening to make Okuyasu immolate himself. Left with no choice, Josuke goes in the room while closing his eyes. He runs toward Rohan, trying his best to keep his eyes shut, but Rohan uses Koichi's knowledge and taunts Josuke about his hair to make him open his eyes. It backfires as Josuke is literally blinded by rage and doesn't even notice the manuscript as Rohan is violently punched into a bookshelf, releasing Okuyasu and Koichi. Rohan asks why is Josuke so enraged, prompting Koichi to reminisce Josuke's story.

A flashback details how Josuke met the man that inspired his current hairstyle

When he was four years old, Josuke fell ill, on their way to the hospital, he and his mother became stuck in the middle of a blizzard, but a mysterious student with a regent hairstyle helped restart the car, saving Josuke and inspiring him to copy his hairstyle and take extreme offense to anyone who insults it. Rohan, inspired by this story, demonstrates his commitment to his work by attempting to write it down for later use, but Josuke interrupts him and resumes his beating until he retired. Pink Dark Boy is announced to be put on a one-month hiatus for "personal reasons".

Appearances

Characters

Credits

Staff
Script (脚本)
Storyboard (絵コンテ)
Episode Director (演出)
Tadahito Matsubayashi[1]
Animation Director (作画監督)
Assistant Chief Animation Director (総作画監督補)
Shunichi Ishimoto
Mitsuko Baba
Action Animation Director (アクションディレクター)
Saiki Yasuhiro
Mechanical Animation Director (メカ作画監督)
Takashi Tanazawa
Key Animation (原画)
Megumi Tokumaru
Hiroaki Imaki
Kazuo Ohara
Minoru Murao
Miyako Kamiya
Katsuya Yamada
Ayako Kanemaru
Haruka Iida
Ren Fujimaki
Yui Kinoshita
Shiro Tamashiro
Abunaga Muraki
Hironori Sawada
Hajime Tadokoro
Maki Fujita
Yuji Moriyama
Takafumi Hino
Hidetoshi Omori
Nozomi Sakamoto
Yoko Fukushima
Ako Kagiyama
Sae Akama
Natsue Chibayama
2nd Key Animation (第二原画)
Studio Wanpack
Studio Sign
Studio Mark
PRA
Studio Live
Seigasha
White Fox
Hiroaki Tsuchiya
Kashiwa Anezaki
Yoko Uchida
Yuu Matsuo
Ryo Yamauchi
Yuri Yamamura
Shuhei Fukuda
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 15: Let's Go to the Manga Artist's House, Part 2
Start End Title OST Description

00:00
01:06
Looming Crisis
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Koichi is lured back to Rohan's house
01:11
02:47
Tension
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Daydream~
Rohan hard at work
02:48
03:40
The Pursuer
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Rohan's inspiration is overwhelming
03:41
04:53
chase
chase
Opening
04:54
05:08
Secret Plans
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Rohan wants more material
05:12
06:00
Confrontation
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Daydream~
Josuke & Okuyasu investigate what's happening
06:10
06:27
The Pursuer
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Rohan's safety lock stops Koichi
06:44
07:26
Bizarre Premonitions
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Daydream~
Koichi doesn't remember what's wrong
07:27
08:17
Crime Scene Express
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Daydream~
He remembers now...
08:18
10:27
Interception
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Rohan Kishibe vs. Okuyasu
10:32
13:46
Shadow Lurking in Town
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
What will Josuke do next?
13:48
16:17
The Pursuer
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Josuke Higashikata vs. Rohan Kishibe
16:24
18:14
Diamond is Unbreakable -Main Theme-
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Josuke defeats Rohan Kishibe
18:14
20:26
Irreversible Sadness
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Flashback to Josuke's savior
20:27
21:20
A Town Protected by Love
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Why Josuke has his pompadour
22:04
22:26
Peaceful Street Corner
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Josuke beats up Rohan
22:27
23:35
I Want You
I Want You
Ending
23:36
23:41
Diamond is Unbreakable -Main Theme-
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
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Manga/Anime Differences

  • The episode removes Koichi commenting on how Rohan is faster than Crazy Diamond.
  • Adds a counter of how long it takes for Rohan to devise a plan.
  • Iggy is included in the Part 3 Joestar Group scene in the anime.
  • When introducing Josuke's backstory, Koichi and Okuyasu's faces are similar to the ones on the cover of volume 34.

Commentary

Here’s an episode that generally makes people dizzy. Its rather rhythmic progression requires a very strict directing, but thanks to the eagerness of the whole team, the quality of the animation falls nicely into place, and every scene gives off the vigor that is expected of it. You can practically feel Yasufumi Soejima’s handprint all over the storyboard for this episode; I would even say that it's thanks to his overflowing style that Rohan’s eccentric personality translates so well to the screen and that the episode is so fascinating.

The shots concerning Rohan’s manga, Pink Dark Boy, were handled by Reki Taki, who was one of Hirohiko Araki’s former assistants. This also includes the page announcing the publication hiatus. There’s not much else to say, his quality is remarkable.

Finally, a subject that has much been written about, even at the time of the manga, about the boy who saves Josuke in the flashback. The famous role model. Since he appears in this episode, I’ve decided to ask Mr. Araki what this was about before launching the production. Who is he? But it looks like the truth is forever sealed… For this scene, we settled for a style imitating old voiceless movies. I feel the end result really pleased the audience, which is the important part.
Naokatsu Tsuda, Blu-Ray limited edition commentaries


Trivia

  • This is the first episode since Episode 11 that has had a new opening premiere while maintaining the previous ending.
    • In addition, this is the first episode to feature the chase opening.
Part 3's art style in Part 4 Anime.

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