Diamond is Unbreakable - Episode 26

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Janken Boy Is Coming! (ジャンケン小僧がやって来る! Janken Kozō ga Yatte Kuru!) is the twenty-sixth episode of Diamond is Unbreakable and the one hundredth episode of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime. It covers Chapter 371 through Chapter 376 of the manga.

Yoshihiro Kira decides to create as many Stand Users as possible and the first of them is Ken Oyanagi, a boy who decides to challenge Rohan to a game of rock-paper-scissors.

Summary

Yoshihiro flies around Morioh in his photograph, searching for people to turn into Stand Users with his arrow to kill the Joestar Group. Along the way, the arrow chooses a young boy, who Yoshihiro then fires at.

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At the train station, Rohan|Ken Oyanagi challenges Rohan to a rock-paper-scissors duel is watching over the commuters to seek out Kira. He is confronted by the boy from earlier, now with a hole in his cheek, who asks Rohan to play rock-paper-scissors with him. Rohan uses Heaven's Door to read the boy's memories, learning that his name is Ken Oyanagi and that he tends to play "scissors" first. From this, Rohan cheats his way to victory, playing "rock" before leaving victorious. Ken then stalks Rohan, forcing him to play until Rohan loses by using rock to punch Ken against his paper. Just then, the hole in Ken's cheek sucks in part of Heaven's Door. Boy II Man, having absorbed part of Rohan's power, renders Ken immune to Heaven's Door. Rohan is now forced to continue playing rock-paper-scissors with Ken in order to make Heaven's Door whole once more.

The stakes are high for Rohan Kishibe

Rohan loses his fourth match and loses the lower body of Heaven's Door, having been psyched by Ken. Ecstatic, Ken gloats about surpassing Rohan and proves his own good luck by predicting correctly that Josuke and Joseph, who are passing by, will ignore Rohan and then avoids a shower of broken glass without moving. However, Rohan's spirit doesn't break and he psyches Ken out by announcing his next hand. Numerous draws raise the tension; eventually, Ken plays "scissors" against Rohan's "paper", only for his hand to suddenly curl up into the fist that indicates "rock". After Ken gives back Heaven's Door, Rohan explains that he used Shizuka Joestar to stealthily close his hand. Frustrated that Rohan cheated, Ken tries to best Rohan in a rematch by holding Shizuka hostage, only to lose three times in a row. In a fit of despair, Ken attempts suicide by jumping in front of a moving truck, only for Rohan to move in the way, surviving through sheer luck when Yoshihiro, who had been watching the match, is blown by the wind onto the truck's windshield, obscuring the driver's view; the truck then swerves out of Ken and Rohan's way, saving them both.

Seeing that Rohan really does have luck on his side, Ken admits defeat and is in turn praised by Rohan for his decisiveness. Joseph and Josuke meet up with Rohan again, looking for Shizuka. Not knowing where she was left, Rohan and Ken then start searching for her with them, a hectic end to a hectic day.

Appearances

Credits

Staff
Script (脚本)
Kazuyuki Fudeyasu[1]
Storyboard (絵コンテ)
Episode Director (演出)
Min Sun Kim [1]
Animation Director (作画監督)
Sung-Chol Ryu
Boo-Kyoung Kim
Eun Sun Kim
Bang Won Lee
Hyeok-Jeong Kwon[1]
Action Animation Director (アクションディレクター)
Yasuhiro Saiki
Kenta Mimuro
Key Animation (原画)
DR. movie
Ji Yeon Kim
Sung Won Yang
Dong Wook Lee
Moon Soo Kim
Sun Yong Yang
Byeong Soek Lee
Seong Beom Kim
Seok Young Kim
Dong Hun Lee
2nd Key Animation (第二原画)
DR.movie
Min Kim Jeong
Jae Hoon Choi
Su Gyeong Im
Sang Mi Jang
Hyeong Jun Jeon
Design Cooperation (デザイン協力)
Yoko Uchida
Eyecatch Illustration (アイキャッチ原画)

Music

DU Episode 26: Janken Boy Is Coming!
Start End Title OST Description

00:00
01:09
The Trap Has Been Set
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Nightwalk~
Yoshihiro plans to create as many Stand Users as he can
01:10
02:22
chase
chase
Opening
02:23
03:49
A Lurking Evil
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Rohan investigates the crowd
03:51
05:25
Three-Way Deadlock
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Nightwalk~
"Hey, mister. Wanna play jan-ken-pon?
05:26
05:54
The Pursuer
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Rohan reads Ken Oyanagi's bio
05:55
06:03
Three-Way Deadlock
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Nightwalk~
The first jan-ken-pon round
06:08
06:14
Noble Hierophant
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
Ken is sad to have lost the first match
06:14
06:21
Bizarre Premonitions
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Daydream~
Rohan at Café deux magots
06:22
06:36
Peacefulness
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Nightwalk~
Rohan is an asocial prick
06:45
07:05
Three-Way Deadlock
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Nightwalk~
Ken is back
07:06
07:34
Noble Hierophant
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
Ken makes a scene
07:35
07:43
Three-Way Deadlock
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Nightwalk~
The second round
07:48
08:01
Doze Meeting
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Rohan gloats
08:03
08:08
Noble Hierophant
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
Ken has lost again
08:10
08:24
Bizarre Premonitions
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Daydream~
Rohan finds an interesting book
08:27
09:25
Three-Way Deadlock
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Nightwalk~
Ken wins the first match
09:26
10:17
The Pursuer
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Rohan uses Heaven's Door on Ken
10:21
10:48
Bow and Arrow
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Ken Oyanagi is becoming a Stand User
10:48
11:46
Three-Way Deadlock
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Nightwalk~
Ken has stolen 1/3 of Heaven's Door
11:51
12:12
The Artist's Bizarre Passion
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Rohan won't hold back
12:13
13:48
Three-Way Deadlock
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Nightwalk~
Ken wins again/Ken's luck is on the rise
13:49
14:13
The Trap Has Been Set
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Nightwalk~
Yoshihiro is observing the battle
14:14
15:59
Looming Crisis
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Tense stalemate
16:00
16:34
Secret Plans
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Ken calls out to Josuke & Joseph
16:39
17:13
Three-Way Deadlock
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Nightwalk~
Ken's luck is at its apex
17:26
18:44
Confrontation
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Daydream~
Rohan has decided his next move
18:51
20:41
The Artist's Bizarre Passion
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Rohan wins the match, and the rematch
20:42
21:23
Courage
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Rohan saves Ken
21:24
21:56
Separation and Departure
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Rohan acknowledges Ken's guts
22:05
22:26
Peaceful Street Corner
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Where has Shizuka gone?
22:27
23:36
I Want You
I Want You
Ending
23:37
23:41
Diamond is Unbreakable -Main Theme-
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
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Manga/Anime Differences

  • Removed Yoshihiro stating that the arrow can not hurt those chosen by it, and Rohan mistaking Ken's cheek hole for a mole.
  • Removed some of Yoshihiro's monologues and reactions to events (such as the analogy to Alexander the Great when Rohan got hurt by a glass shard while Ken didn't).
  • Removed a conversation between Rohan and Joseph where Joseph, an avid comic book collector, asks Rohan if there are English translations of his comics (as Joseph is not very fluent in reading Japanese), and Rohan replies in the negative, stating that Americans must either lack taste or can't understand the subtleties of his work.
  • Removed Rohan reading details about Ken's life (loved soccer and started playing baseball until his coach started complaining about his long hair, blew his nose on the coach's hat when he quit, hates peppers and anpan, likes fatty cuts of meat, afraid of the dentist and namahage, and has never used a public bathroom)
  • Shows the inside of Ken's mouth.
  • Added a sketch of the café by Rohan.

Commentary

The colors we chose for the duel between Rohan and Janken boy were inspired by another series. I’ll let you take a closer look, mainly at the auras around them. (laughs).

The boy here, Ken Oyanagi, was brilliantly portrayed by Chika Sakamoto. I particularly like his insolent tone, as well as Rohan, who can be merciless even against a child. This already happened a few times before, but this episode allowed the voice actors to surpass themselves. During the recording, Ms. Sakamoto and Mr. Takahiro Sakurai, Rohan’s voice actor, both gave off a lot of energy, I remember it very distinctly.

According to Mr. Araki himself, Ken’s Stand design is inspired by Tetsujin 28. However, I hesitated to faithfully recreate the colors, so instead of Tetsujin’s blue, I opted for a more metallic coloring.

Just like in the manga, the Janken duel happens in five rounds, but during a meeting, we thought about shortening it to three. In the end, we managed to keep all five rounds in the allotted screen time.
Naokatsu Tsuda, Blu-Ray limited edition commentaries

Trivia

  • This is the third episode to lack a Stand info card for the episode's central character (Boy II Man) without any future appearances where one might be given.
  • In the English dub, this episode's title is changed to "Rosham Boy is Coming!" as a pun on "roshambo", another word for Rock-Paper-Scissors in the Japanese language.

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