Golden Wind - Episode 11

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Narancia's Aerosmith (ナランチャのエアロスミス, Narancha no Earosumisu)[1] is the eleventh episode of Golden Wind and the one hundred twenty fourth episode of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: The Animation. The episode covers from Chapter 475 to the first half of Chapter 478 of the original manga with parts of Chapter 472.

Narancia has been shrunk to the point that his attacks are ineffective against Formaggio. Although he is cornered, Narancia remains determined to somehow defeat the assassin.


Formaggio interrogates Narancia under his shoe

A recap of the last episode relates how Narancia Ghirga has failed to kill Formaggio. Having himself shrunken to the point that his attacks cannot hurt the assassin anymore, Narancia Ghirga recalls Aerosmith and decides to flee into an alleyway. Confronted by a hungry cat, he manages to repel it by shooting at it with Aerosmith. Before he can hide, however, Formaggio blocks his path by pouring the contents of a can on him. The assassin then stomps Narancia under the sole of his shoe and resumes his interrogation, angrily asking where Trish Una is.

Narancia lived a normal life until his mother's death

Narancia Ghirga's past is revealed. Narancia, born in 1984, was once a normal bouncy child like any other. At age ten, his mother died from an eye infection and his father, already neglectful, cared even less for his son. Eventually, Narancia stopped attending school and hung out with a group of friends with whom he could commit petty thefts and other crimes. One time, one of his older friends told him to dye his hair blond to look cool, but Narancia was then arrested and put into reform school for a year when he was mistaken for another young blond criminal who beat up and robbed an old woman. Narancia wouldn't plead guilty and the police beat him, leading to a lingering eye infection. At the same time, Narancia was suspicious about his "friend," but shut his worries down, as he believed friends were everything in the world. However, these same friends ostracized him when he got out, avoiding him because of his eye infection and the same blond friend slandering him. Betrayed and ill, Narancia became desperate and lived from that point on as a miserable vagrant in the streets, letting himself slowly die. However, he then fortunately met Pannacotta Fugo and Bruno Bucciarati, who take of him, had him cured of his infection and treated him as a human being. Despite Bucciarati wanting to keep Narancia out of the gang, the boy was determined to work for him and took Polpo's test, becoming a full-fledged member of Passione.

Narancia gets trapped in a bottle with a spider

Back in the now, Narancia vehemently refuses to tell where the hideout is, stating that he isn't one to sell his friends to save his own hide and calls out Formaggio for involving the poor girl into their vendetta. Unimpressed and angry, Formaggio presses his questions and reveals that he thinks Trish has a Stand whose power could be a lead to The Boss's own ability. Taking out a spider in a bottle out of his pocket, Formaggio threatens to put Narancia together with the arachnid to see it hunt the boy. Although Narancia summons Aerosmith and shoots, Formaggio moves the bottle to protect the spider and grabs the shrunken plane Stand with Little Feet, disabling it for good. Narancia is forcibly pushed inside the bottle and a desperate fight against the spider begins.

The spider appears huge compared to Narancia and Formaggio gleefully wonders about its venom dissolving Narancia's insides. The boy reveals that he's taken a glass shard with him as a makeshift knife and defends himself courageously, but the spider soon uses its web to trap and bind him. Finally defeated, Narancia persists in his silence, but Formaggio spots a map Narancia had previously used, which had fallen out of his pocket. Growing the map back to its normal size, Formaggio finally discovers where Team Bucciarati is hiding.

Aerosmith swiftly shoots down Formaggio

However, Narancia reveals his hidden move: when he was shooting with Aerosmith, he was, in reality, aiming at his car nearby and fired into the gas tank with his tracer bullets to set it on fire. The car finally explodes and Formaggio is temporarily taken out, returning Narancia to his normal height. Burning because he was near the explosion, Formaggio cuts his wrist and then shrinks, using the blood to extinguish himself. Moreover, since Narancia has started a huge blaze, there is no way for him to track him precisely, so Formaggio is sure to escape. Unfazed, Narancia decides to destroy every car in the vicinity and set the whole street on fire, forcing Formaggio to grow back. Heavily injured but in rage, Formaggio confronts Narancia in a last Stand duel but Narancia wins, his summoning being faster than Little Feet's strike. Shot down, Formaggio finds a spiteful solace in knowing that the battle will attract the attention of La Squadra Esecuzioni and make Team Bucciarati's mission impossible. Narancia has won the battle but failed his mission.

Bucciarati sends Fugo, Giorno, and Abbacchio for The Boss's next task

Back to the vineyard, Team Bucciarati is thrown in disarray as their hiding spot is now likely to be discovered by the enemy. Under the weight of his failure and heavily scolded by Fugo, Narancia's spirit is somewhat lifted when Giorno Giovanna declares that Narancia has nonetheless done the best course of action given the circumstances. Moreover, he is sure that The Boss will contact them. Sure enough, Mista announces that a message has been received, which instructs them to obtain a key hidden in the ruins of Pompeii near the famous dog mosaic. Having learned his lesson, Bucciarati now sends three of his men this time: Fugo, Giorno, and Abbacchio.


Mela Ghirga
(1st appearance) (Flashback) (Death)
Narancia's Father
(1st appearance) (Flashback)
Narancia's 'Friends'
(1st appearance) (Flashback)
Elderly Victim
(1st appearance) (Flashback)
Formaggio's Spider
(1st appearance)
(Message only)


Script (脚本)
Shinichi Inotsume
猪爪 慎一
Storyboard (絵コンテ)
Yoshiko Mikami
Hideya Takahashi
三上 喜子
たかはし ひでや
Episode Director (演出)
長田 伸二
Chief Animation Director (総作画監督)
石本 峻一
Animation Director (作画監督)
津曲 大介
高阪 雅基
木下 由衣
森藤 希子
長田 伸二
森田 莉奈
小林 理
Action Animation Director (アクションディレクター)
片山 貴仁
Key Animation (原画)
Shinji Nagata
Gin Kugumiya
Motoi Nakamura
Shingo Fujisaki
Takahito Katayama
Kousei Kudo
Yuichi Nakazawa
Yuichiro Masuda
Moriyasu Taniguchi
Kanta Suzuki
Naomi Hayakawa
Mamiko Nakanishi
Nobuhiro Masuda
Naoki Hiramura
Yasunori Ota
Kai Shibata
Youki Ebisu
Sae Akama
長田 伸二
久々宮 ぎん
中村 基
藤崎 真吾
片山 貴仁
工藤 公聖
中澤 勇一
増田 雄一郎
谷口 守泰
鈴木 勘太
早川 ナオミ
中西 麻実子
増田 信博
平村 直樹
太田 悌記
柴田 海
胡 陽樹
赤間 紗枝
2nd Key Animation (第二原画)
Nana Yamazaki
Mahora Muraki
Miyuki Kawano
Kanako Baba
Kyoko Chika
Tomoyoshi Murayama
Kayoko Ezoe
Kyōko Nishimura
Saori Nemoto
Kenta Kushida
山崎 菜奈
村木 麻保良
河野 美由紀
馬場 可奈子
近 響子
村山 友良
江副 加代子
西村 香子
根本 早織
串田 健太

david production
Yasuhito Hirohara
Manato Onishi
廣原 泰人
尾西 真成人

Tokyo Animator Gakuin
Studio Massket
Nakamura Production
White Line
Triple A
Dog Wood
White Line
Triple A
In-between Animation Inspection (動画チェック)
Asahi Production (旭プロダクション)
Mari Aizawa
Yuan Li Li
相澤 茉莉
李 媛莉

In-Between Animation Inspection Assistance

White Line
White Line
Powered by CACANi
In-between Animation (動画)
White Line
Asahi Production
Triple A
Studio Massket
Big Owl
White Line
Triple A
株式会社 曉
Big Owl
Design Cooperation (デザイン協力)
Hirohisa Onikubo
Sayaka Anesaki
鬼窪 浩久
姉崎 早也花
David Production
Mai Nakazono
Masaki Kurube
Natsuki Horimoto
中園 麻衣
軽部 匡哉
堀本 夏生

Aera Laboratory (アイラ ・ ラボラトリ)

Takahiro Kamiya
Yoshitaka Itai
Kazuyoshi Tezuka
Shūhei Hashimoto
Ryoji Shirakawa
神谷 高浩
板井 義隆
手塚 一佳
橋本 修平
白川 僚二

Naka Mori
毛利 奈花
Digital Works (デジタルワークス)
David Production
Eyecatch Illustration (アイキャッチ原画)
滝 れーき


Golden Wind Episode 11: Narancia's Aerosmith
Start End Title OST Description

Golden Wind: Intermezzo
Narancia runs from Formaggio
Golden Wind: Overture
Formaggio captures Narancia
Golden Wind: Intermezzo
Formaggio steps on Narancia
Golden Wind: Intermezzo
Narancia's past
Fighting Gold
Fighting Gold
Golden Wind: Intermezzo
Continuation of Narancia's past
situazione difficile
Golden Wind: Overture
Narancia gets sent to prison
Golden Wind: Intermezzo
Narancia gets an eye infection and gives up on life
Golden Wind: Overture
Fugo and Bucciarati take care of Narancia
Golden Wind: Overture
Formaggio tortures Narancia
Golden Wind: Overture
Formaggio puts Narancia inside a bottle with a spider
Golden Wind: Overture
The spider bites Narancia
il vento d'oro
Golden Wind: Overture
Golden Wind: Intermezzo
Formaggio picks up Narancia's map and laughs
Golden Wind: Intermezzo
Aerosmith ignites the car's spilled gasoline
Golden Wind: Intermezzo
Formaggio extinguishes himself and hides
aereo da caccia
Golden Wind: Overture
Aerosmith explodes some cars
Golden Wind: Intermezzo
Formaggio shows himself to finish off Narancia in a duel
il vento d'oro
Golden Wind: Overture
Narancia kills Formaggio
Golden Wind: Intermezzo
Bruno gets another message from The Boss
Golden Wind: Overture
Bucciarati sends Giorno, Fugo and Abbacchio to Pompeii
Freek'n You
Freek'n You
il vento d'oro
Golden Wind: Overture
Next Episode Title

Manga/Anime Differences

  • Formaggio crushing Narancia more forcefully under his foot and Narancia screaming have been added.
  • Narancia's flashback is moved to this point of the plot and is more elaborate than in the original manga.
    • Narancia's mother is shown in the hospital on her deathbed, with Narancia holding her hand as she passes away. Narancia and his father are next seen at her tombstone with Narancia mourning.
      • Narancia's mother's name, Mela (literally "apple" in Italian), is revealed on her tombstone, along with her date of birth (September 21, 1958) and death (January 16, 1994). This makes her 35 years old at the time of her passing.
    • Rather than the narration directly claiming that Narancia's father didn't care for him and was neglectful, he is simply shown as being apathetic and distant, and avoiding reciprocating conversation with his son. Their poor relationship is also hinted at when Narancia scowls and calls him a "shithead" under his breath.
      • The information that Narancia's father was a gardener is omitted.
    • Narancia is shown committing theft with his friends as well as spending time with them.
      • At a bakery, Narancia distracts the clerk by asking for directions on a map as two of his friends shovel bread into bags.
    • Narancia's initial belief that friendship was the most important thing in the world is confirmed by the same blond-haired delinquent that would later scapegoat him.
      • Rather than being present after Narancia dyed his hair blond, the delinquent is absent. His absence is due to him either leaving to commit the crime that would be framed on Narancia, or simply going into hiding because of it.
    • The scene of his arrest is more elaborate.
      • In an interrogation room, the old lady who was beaten by the blond-haired delinquent enters and accuses Narancia of being the culprit. Narancia gets up from his seat trying to convince her, but is pinned to the wall by one of the investigators.
        • The old lady's original appearance in the manga showed her behind a wooden balustrade, implying that Narancia was taken to a courtroom while in custody.
      • Narancia's eye infection was received when the investigator headbutts him in the eye, blackening it and allowing the infection to occur.
    • Narancia, while in juvenile hall, correctly theorizes that he was purposefully tricked into dyeing his hair to become the scapegoat. He quickly denies the thought, believing that his "friend" wouldn't do such a thing.
    • The manga mentions that Narancia was fifteen when released from juvenile hall.
    • When Narancia returns from juvenile hall, his "friends" are shown actively shunning him, and the same blond-haired delinquent that framed him is the one that spread the rumors of the eye infection being contagious.
    • Fugo brings Narancia into the same restaurant the team is seen hanging out in Episode 5 when they are first introduced.
    • The spaghetti dish is shown to be spaghetti with squid, reflecting Bucciarati's own tastes.
    • This period between Narancia getting treatment for his eye infection and him deciding to join Passione is illustrated. After returning home and re-attending school, he visits his mother's grave again holding books. Despite his son having been in juvenile hall, Narancia's father remains neglectful.
  • Formaggio is more gleeful as he explains that bloodshed over large amount of money is not uncommon.
  • In the manga, Formaggio is first shown holding the spider in a small container rather than a bottle.
  • Formaggio questioning if Aerosmith's bullets would leave bald spots on his head and inserting Narancia into the bottle is omitted.
  • Formaggio saying it would be a pain if Aerosmith shot his spider and he had to find another one has been removed.
  • Formaggio imagining Narancia's insides being dissolved by the spider's venom is represented.
  • Narancia warning the spider to stay back after he stabs it has been removed.
  • Formaggio says that the vineyard is twenty kilometers away rather than forty.
  • Formaggio originally has a longer response to Narancia after Narancia starts talking about Aerosmith's ability, saying he respects Narancia's loyalty and that he will let Narancia's team know that as he kills them.
  • Narancia is shown directly growing back to normal on screen.
  • Formaggio mentioning that assassinations are his specialty and Narancia responding in acknowledgement have been added.
  • Aerosmith is shown dropping a bomb on the truck that Formaggio was escaping towards. The truck itself is now a panel or step truck instead of a pickup.
  • The footnote that informs the viewer Formaggio is deceased doesn't appear in the anime, making his death more ambiguous in this version.
  • The scene in which Narancia reunites with the rest of the group is a bit different.
    • In the manga, there is no dialogue while Giorno is looking at Trish, whereas in the anime, Fugo can be heard telling Narancia to repeat the story and to take the fact that the enemy found out their location more seriously.
      • In addition, "ゴゴゴ" sound effects can be seen in the manga as the panels zoom in on Trish, but they don't appear in the anime adaptation, neither does the close-up of Trish's face.
    • A short scene of Bucciarati weighting the group's options is cut.
      • Bucciarati mentions that Narancia informed him that Formaggio was from the Hitman Team.
      • Bucciarati explains that neither docks, train stations, airports, nor highways will be safe.
      • Fugo insists that they should leave immediately and there is no time for discussion.
    • Narancia and Fugo's reactions to Giorno's idea are added. Narancia is glad that he defended him, while Fugo shows discontent at what he believes is condescension.
    • Bucciarati reads the e-mail from The Boss aloud now. 
      • After Abbacchio asks what The Boss means by "a ride," Bucciarati informing him that they can't ask questions since it's an e-mail has been removed.
    • The scenes after reading the e-mail have been reordered.
      • Originally, Bucciarati tells the team how to split up, then Narancia suspects the "ride" is a helicopter, then Bucciarati explains the plan. In the anime, Narancia's line happens first, then the plan, then finally how the team should split up.
    • Bucciarati states that Pompeii is fifteen kilometers from their location. In the manga, he says it is thirty-five kilometers.

In other languages

Language Title Translation
Japan Japanese ナランチャのエアロスミス Narancia's Aerosmith
United States of America English Narancia's Li'l Bomber
Spain Spanish Li'l Bomber de Narancia Narancia's Li'l Bomber
Brazil Portuguese O Li'l Bomber do Narancia Narancia's Li'l Bomber
France French Narancia et Lil' Bomber Narancia and Lil' Bomber
Germany German Narancias Li'l Bomber Narancia's Li'l Bomber
Israel Hebrew ליל בומבר של נרנצ'ה Narancia's Li'l Bomber
Flag of the Arab League Arabic ليتل بومبر الخاص بنارانتشا Narancia's Li'l Bomber
Italy Italian Il Li'l Bomber di Narancia Narancia's Li'l Bomber
Russia Russian Аэросмит Наранчи Narancia's Aerosmith
Poland Polish Mały Bombowiec Narancii Narancia's Li'l Bomber


I really love Fugo's line about wanting to feed Narancia spaghetti, so before recording, I told Fugo's voice actor, Junya Enoki, that I was looking forward to hearing it. He delivered that line with so much energy, it made me want to eat that spaghetti, too! I hope it was the most delicious spaghetti Narancia's ever had. And Junya actually treated me to spaghetti afterwards!
Daiki Yamashita, Blu-ray limited edition commentaries
Formaggio really left an impression on me. The last battle scene between Narancia and Formaggio had the force of a feature film! It's definitely one of Golden Wind's flashier scenes. I feel like the energy of the whole battle really kept the intensity of JoJo going from the previous seasons.
—Daiki Shirakawa, Blu-ray limited edition commentaries
1. Give Up on the Chivalry Bullshit

In the manga, Formaggio's recollection of the Hitman Team's humiliation occurs while he steps on Narancia. By moving that recollection to episode ten, the emotions behind Formaggio's words in this episode are clearer. Director Takahashi enjoyed how well Jun Fukushima, the voice of Formaggio, tied the scene together with his performance.

2. Narancia and the Spider

The scene with Narancia inside the bottle was originally much simpler, but key animator Kai Shibata proposed to make the action more exciting and elaborate. Takahashi thanks him. "Episode Director Shinji and I are grateful to animators like him who raise the quality of animation."

3. Narancia vs Formaggio

It is common for the color design to change between scenes, but episodes nine, ten, and eleven kept any changes to a minimum until the climax. Takahashi states, "We made the right choice. We wanted Aerosmith to be light blue and purple, so we adjusted everything else around that. The purple flames also gave the scene a good punch."

4." Helico"

In the Japanese, Narancia shortens the word "helicopter" to "helico," much like how English speakers might say "copter." According to Takahashi, he was planning to cut the line out. but Chief Director Tsuda wanted it to be kept in. "Looking back, Takahashi states, "we did need that word in there. I'm totally going to use it from now on."
—Hideya Takahashi, Blu-ray limited edition commentaries



  • The imagination shot of Narancia dissolving is a reference to the poster of the 2005 horror movie House of Wax.


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