Diamond is Unbreakable - Episode 3

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The Nijimura Brothers, Part 1 (虹村兄弟 その1 Nijimura Kyōdai Sono 1)[1] is the third episode of Diamond is Unbreakable and the seventy-seventh episode of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime. It covers chapters Chapter 273 through Chapter 276 of the manga.

Anjuro Katagiri is defeated but the man who has given him Stand power is still roaming in town. Josuke and Koichi stumble upon the Nijimura Brothers' house and discover that they are responsible for Anjuro's power.

Summary

After assimilating with the rock, Angelo threatens Josuke and Jotaro with the existence of a man in a school uniform and how he gave Angelo his Stand. He recalls his encounter the year before, where the man pierced him with an Arrow, yet he didn't die. The man said he "passed the test" of the Arrow and had gained a power a man named DIO called a "Stand". While Jotaro and Josuke were listening to the story, Anjuro uses his Aqua Necklace, still in the rubber glove, to grab a passing child and threaten to smash their head if he is not freed. Josuke reacts quickly and "fixes" Angelo even further- fusing him with the rock permanently, all while saving the child.

A student traps Koichi Hirose's neck between the gates

A few days later, Koichi and Josuke stumble upon an abandoned house on their way back from school. Having seemingly seen a mysterious silhouette at one of the windows, Koichi decides to stick his head through the front gate to take a closer look. Suddenly, a student emerges from the house and slams the gate on his neck.

Jotaro arrives at Josuke's house and is welcomed by Tomoko, who thinks he is Joseph. Jotaro explains that he is not Joseph but his grandson. He asks Tomoko where Josuke is and she tells him that he is not back from school yet. Back in the car, Jotaro looks at a picture of Enya with a Bow and Arrow. The Speedwagon Foundation had told him that Enya used the Bow and Arrow to create many Stands, including DIO's Stand, The World. Jotaro realizes from the number of Stands in such a small town that someone in Morioh must have the Bow and Arrow.

Okuyasu Nijimura reveals his Stand, The Hand

The student reveals himself as Okuyasu Nijimura before his brother shoots Koichi with an Arrow in the neck; hoping to awaken his Stand. However, the arrow fatally pierces Koichi's flesh, causing him to quickly fall unconscious. Okuyasu stops Josuke from healing Koichi and fights him with his Stand, The Hand, which can erase space between objects. Despite this intimidating power, Josuke defeats Okuyasu by using The Hand's power against Okuyasu by standing in front of some flowerpots behind him, which eventually were attracted to Okuyasu due to the repeated usage of The Hand's ability. Meanwhile, Jotaro comes across the revelation that Enya had the Bow and Arrow originally; which gave DIO his Stand. Jotaro vows to destroy the Arrow so there will never again be another Stand like The World.

Josuke then enters the Nijimura's house after Okuyasu's brother drags Koichi inside to retrieve the Arrow lodged in Koichi's neck and the two were set to confront each other.

Appearances

Characters
Okuyasu Nijimura
(1st full appearance)
Keicho Nijimura
(1st full appearance)
Enya the Hag
(Photo only)
Dio Brando
(Mentioned only)
Stands
The Hand
(1st appearance)
The World
(Mentioned only)

Credits

Staff
Script (脚本)
Storyboard (絵コンテ)
Takahiko Yoshida[1]
Episode Director (演出)
Takahiko Yoshida[1]
Animation Director (作画監督)
Episode Director Cooperation (演出協力)
Yukihiko Asaki
Yuta Takamura
Chief Animation Director (総作画監督)
Animation Director Cooperation (作画監督協力)
Mitsuko Baba
Yoko Uchida
Yu Matsuo
Action Animation Director (アクションディレクター)
Mechanical Animation Director (メカ作画監督)
Takashi Tanazawa
Key Animation (原画)
Masami Aida
Masato Kato
Hitomi Shiraki
Koki Sugawara
Hiroaki Shimizu
Yuki Yabuta
Shogo Morishita
Hideaki Tsukioka
Nozomi Sakamoto
Haru Watanabe
Keiko Takemoto
Natsue Chibayama
Miho Tanaka
Yukihiro Kobayashi
Ryuuji Tsuzuku
Saori Nakashiki
Kanako Ono
Hideo Amemiya
Yui Kinoshita
Masahiro Okamura
Takahiko Yoshida
2nd Key Animation (第二原画)
Sae Akama
Makoto Yaguchi
Shuuhei Fukuda
Yuri Yamamura
Yuu Matsuo
Ryo Yamauchi
Anezaki Kashiwa
Yamazaki Nana
Yasui Takashi
Kanto Takeshi
White Line
Asahi Production Miyagi Shiraishi Studio
Design Cooperation (デザイン協力)
Megumi Itoi
Takahiko Yoshida
Screen Setting (画面設計)

Music

DU Episode 3: The Nijimura Brothers, Part 1
Start End Title OST Description

00:00
01:14
Crazy Noisy Bizarre Town
Crazy Noisy Bizarre Town
Opening
01:15
03:42
The Fate Which Still Remains
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Flashback: Josuke puts Angelo in a rock
03:43
04:34
Leading Fight
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
A mysterious man shoots Angelo with an Arrow
04:44
05:22
Bow and Arrow
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Angelo survives and acquires a Stand
05:22
05:35
Dark Rebirth
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
DIO's legacy
05:36
06:08
Wicked Thoughts
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Daydream~
Angelo takes a boy hostage
06:09
06:41
Diamond is Unbreakable -Main Theme-
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Josuke turns Angelo into a rock
07:06
08:42
Malice
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
A looming crisis
08:46
09:15
Peacefulness
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Nightwalk~
"Yo, Angelo"
09:29
11:02
Malice
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
New enemies!
11:39
12:03
Purple Thorns
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
Tomoko mistakes Jotaro for Joseph
12:06
12:38
The Rest of Travelers
Stardust Crusaders (World)
Clearing the misunderstanding
12:58
13:44
The Fate Which Still Remains
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
An Arrow that can give Stands
13:44
14:20
Shadow Lurking in Town
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Okuyasu banters with Josuke
14:24
15:17
Leading Fight
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Koichi is shot/Okuyasu engages Josuke
15:18
15:42
The Hand
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
The Hand appears
15:48
16:38
Tension
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Daydream~
Okuyasu chastised by his big brother
16:39
17:00
Diamond is Unbreakable ~ Stand Activated ~
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Josuke takes a look at Koichi
17:01
20:01
The Hand
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Crazy Diamond vs. The Hand
20:01
20:41
Diamond is Unbreakable ~ Stand Activated ~
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Okuysu defeats himself
21:05
22:26
Interception
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Koichi is dragged inside/Keicho appears
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

  • Angelo's flashback is shorter.
  • Jotaro is now seen reporting data about the Arrow.
  • DIO and his Stand, The World, aren't seen during Jotaro's discovery of the Arrow, instead just mentioned.
  • Okuyasu punches Josuke several times after revealing his Stand's power.

Commentary

Okuyasu’s first appearance steals the show (laughs). Truth be told, we were a bit apprehensive at first; would Okuyasu prove to be popular even when animated? In the end, it was quite unnecessary to worry. He’s a “dumbass” character, but in a good way, the type of character that always has fans within the audience. Even when working on the storyboard, I'll think to myself, “Okuyasu is a dumbass…” (laughs). The first half of the episode focuses on slow-paced dialogue, but as soon as he comes to the forefront, Okuyasu immediately brightens the atmosphere, don’t you think? Of course, it’s all thanks to Wataru Takagi, his voice actor!

His Stand, The Hand, is very cool. It’s one of my favorites, personally speaking. Imagine how useful he could be for rescue missions, helping disaster victims. On the other hand, his space cutting power gave us a lot of trouble when it came to showing it on screen. Thanks to the compositing, adapting this ability was not time-consuming, but I hope that the overall result is sufficiently harmonious to the eye and that the fans won’t be troubled by these effects.

By the way, know that the many accessories and symbols Okuyasu wears are always drawn by hand. They’re easy to forget so we have to keep our eyes open when performing last time checks and scan the images long enough to be sure that everything is present.
Naokatsu Tsuda, Blu-Ray limited edition commentaries

Trivia

  • This is the first episode since the introduction of Stands in Part 3 not to feature a character's Stand info card during the break.
    • In addition, this is also the first episode to instead feature "Morioh Tourism" info cards.

References

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