Diamond is Unbreakable - Episode 23

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Sheer Heart Attack, Part 1 (シアーハートアタック その1 Shiā Hāto Atakku Sono 1)[1] is the twenty-third episode of Diamond is Unbreakable and the ninety-seventh episode of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime. It covers Chapter 355 through Chapter 359 of the manga.

Jotaro and Koichi have found a clue to Yoshikage Kira's identity. However, the serial-killer sics the miniature tank-bomb Sheer Heart Attack on the two of them before they can learn his name.

Summary

Killer Queen's Sheer Heart Attack kills the owner of the store Jotaro and Koichi are investigating. At the same time, Kira who had been hiding in the back tries to bait the duo closer to Sheer Heart Attack by grabbing his jacket, but Jotaro sniffs out the trap and avoids the blast created by Sheer Heart Attack.

Jotaro gets fatally injured by Sheer Heart Attack's blasts

Koichi notices that the killer is gone and rushes in to pursue. However, Jotaro interrupts him, explaining that the enemy wouldn't try to cut off loose ends, therefore they are still in danger. Despite Koichi's skepticism, Sheer Heart Attack shows up again and attacks Koichi. Star Platinum appears to defend Koichi and pummels the miniature tank, but the repeated punches barely dent it. While Jotaro fights Sheer Heart Attack, Koichi figures that such a powerful Stand means that the killer is nearby and defenseless, and proposes to send Echoes after him. Despite Jotaro's insistence that Koichi only defends himself with his Stand, Koichi sends him away to scout the area, only to be surprised that the enemy is already so far away from the store. Suddenly Sheer Heart Attack swifts his attack to Koichi again who is vulnerable. Thankfully, Jotaro stops time and starts a fire near him, having figured out that the enemy is heat-seeking. However, he cannot avoid the blast and is gravely wounded.

Echoes evolves to ACT3

Koichi tries to wake Jotaro up while Sheer Heart Attack resumes his pursuit. When he drags Jotaro into the back of the store, Koichi sees the tank break all the lights along the way, allowing Koichi to discover the bomb's pattern. Now in the kitchen, Koichi sees that no immediate heat source is available, thus resorts to Echoes ACT 2 to make a bait for the enemy out of a sizzling sound. During that short respite, he calls Josuke for help, but the stove he shut off earlier begins to heat anyway, making Sheer Heart Attack destroy it and explode. Koichi, who was near the center of the explosion, is propelled out of the store and wounded. At the last moment, Echoes evolves again into a new act, Echoes ACT 3. ACT 3 turns out to be not only more powerful than its previous iterations, but sentient as well. However, it is its power of making objects heavier which manages to neutralize Sheer Heart Attack, leaving the bomb trapped in the asphalt. At the same time, Kira's left hand, which is synced up with Sheer Heart Attack, suffers the effect of Echoes too, crashing to the ground from the sudden increase in weight. Suspicious, he decides to go back retrieve Sheer Heart Attack.

Appearances

Credits

Staff
Script (脚本)
Shogo Yasukawa[1]
Storyboard (絵コンテ)
Soichi Shimada[1]
Episode Director (演出)
Hikaru Murata[1]
Animation Director (作画監督)
Chief Animation Director (総作画監督)
Assistant Animation Director (作画監督補)
Yoko Uchida
Assistant Chief Animation Director (総作画監督補)
Action Animation Director (アクションディレクター)
Kenta Mimuro
Yasuhiro Saiki
Key Animation (原画)
Kohei Ashiya
Kabaji One
Yuichi Nakasawa
Yuki Masutani
Akie Muratsukasa
Nozomi Tachibana
Mayumi Oda
Ik Jang
Yui Kinoshita
Ayu Tanaka
Nobuhiro Masuda
Masashi Yamada
Haru Watanabe
Haruka Ida
Natsue Chibayama
Teruyo Kato
Nozomi Sakamoto
Akihiro Otake
Nana Yamazaki
Hideaki Tsukioka
Midori Yui
Sae Akama
Kashiwa Anezaki
Min-sun Kim
2nd Key Animation (第二原画)
Haruna Yamanaka
Ryo Yamauchi
Kasumi Takeuchi
Yu Matsuo
Shuhei Fukuda
Yuri Yamamura
White Line
DR. movie
MSJ Musashino Production
Design Cooperation (デザイン協力)
Yoko Uchida
Eyecatch Illustration (アイキャッチ原画)

Music

DU Episode 23: Sheer Heart Attack, Part 1
Start End Title OST Description

00:00
00:56
Second Bomb
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Sheer Heart Attack appears
01:00
02:12
chase
chase
Opening
02:25
02:53
A Lurking Evil
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Koichi wants to pursue Kira
03:02
03:40
Stardust Man Appears
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Jotaro advises not to pursue the killer
03:46
05:16
Between the Silence...
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Jotaro says the enemy Stand is still there
05:18
06:13
Stardust Crusaders
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
Star Platinum pummels Sheer Heart Attack
06:18
06:55
Second Bomb
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Sheer Heart Attack gets back up
06:56
07:04
A Party of Stardust
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
Star Platinum attacks SHA again
07:05
07:44
Second Bomb
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Star Platinum tries to rip SHA apart
07:58
10:40
Shadow Lurking in Town
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
SHA is truly invulnerable/Koichi sends Echoes away
10:49
11:07
Approach
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
Jotaro guesses SHA detects heat
11:10
11:47
Looming Crisis
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
SHA takes out Jotaro
11:53
14:12
Secret Plans
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Jotaro is grievously wounded/Koichi must fend off SHA
14:13
15:10
Diamond is Unbreakable ~ Stand Activated ~
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Koichi gets mad
15:11
15:30
Killer
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Meanwhile, Kira waits for SHA
15:31
16:49
Echoes ACT 1
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Koichi has neutralized SHA
16:49
17:41
Second Bomb
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
SHA resumes its pursuit
17:42
18:23
Cornered
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Echoes ACT2 is no more
18:24
20:19
Evolution
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Echoes ACT3 appears
20:20
20:33
Second Bomb
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
SHA closes in...
20:42
22:25
Evolution
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
but is immobilized by Echoes' "freeze" effect
22:27
23:26
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 an image of Sheer Heart Attack's skull on Kira's left hand as he thinks about its powers.
  • Added Sheer Heart Attack's heat vision before attacking Koichi and being distracted by Jotaro.
  • A few descriptive phrases containing severe profanity were omitted from ACT 3's dialogue.

Commentary

Here’s another episode I like a lot.

It's been awhile since we've had any 'true' action scenes, and more importantly, Jotaro’s “ORA-ORA-ORA” returns. Unfortunately for him, Sheer Heart Attack isn’t even scratched…

It's completely in line with JoJo’s style to fight an enemy you cannot directly see. It is, in essence, part of the charm of Part 4. It's something I personally adore and is even linked to the rest of the story: a psychological battle that consists of first finding the enemy.

Echoes Act 3 arrives in this episode. At first glance, it doesn’t look very strong, but it’s the first to inflict damage onto Kira, although in an indirect fashion. To be continued!
Naokatsu Tsuda, Blu-Ray limited edition commentaries


Trivia

  • In the official English subs and dub, this episode's title is changed to "Heart Attack, Part 1" to match Sheer Heart Attack's name change to "Heart Attack".

References

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