Golden Wind - Episode 28

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Beneath a Sky on the Verge of Falling (今にも落ちて来そうな空の下で, Ima ni mo Ochite Kisō na Sora no Shita de)[1] is the twenty-eighth episode of Golden Wind and the one hundred forty-first episode of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: The Animation. The episode covers from Chapter 548 to Chapter 550 of the original manga.

Although Risotto Nero is defeated, the Boss is not yet out of trouble as his fight has alerted Team Bucciarati. Still weakened from his fight against Risotto, he must find a way to replenish his blood's iron as Bucciarati and Narancia approach.


After a gruesome battle, the Boss has outsmarted Risotto Nero and has had him shot by Aerosmith. On the beach, Team Bucciarati notes that their enemy is down and discusses what to do next. Bucciarati orders Abbacchio to replay the past to uncover the Boss's face as soon as possible, but Abbacchio reminds him of Carne and Notorious B.I.G, highlighting the need to confirm the identity of the enemy. Thus, Bucciarati and Narancia leave to check the dying enemy while Giorno and Mista remain to guard Abbacchio and the turtle.

The Boss narrowly avoids being shot by Aerosmith by erasing time
Up the cliffs, Aerosmith flies past the dying Risotto, who is heavily bleeding and on the ground. The Boss fully manifests himself but the blinding sun hides his features. Congratulating Risotto on his ability, the Boss demands him to return the iron back to his body. In exchange, he will finish him off and spare him the humiliation of being seen by Bucciarati in this sorry state. Risotto whispers something, causing the Boss to lean forward but the assassin suddenly grabs him. Still defiant, Risotto attempts to kill the Boss with him. Thanks to the sprayed blood, Metallica has stuck to Aerosmith and now manipulates the plane to Risotto's advantage. It fires at the Boss from behind but King Crimson then erases time for half a second, letting the bullets fly past him and hit Risotto in the face, killing the assassin for good.

Nonetheless, the Boss remains in deep trouble: his anemic body starts to fail him as Bucciarati approaches. The Boss crawls toward the rocks and starts eating the wildlife to replenish his iron supply while Bucciarati and Narancia arrive to see Risotto's body. However, Bucciarati notices the severed foot and guesses that the assassin was fighting someone else; he thus orders Narancia to increase his radar's sensibility to search for the hidden foe. Despite detecting hundred of sources coming from the surrounding wildlife and tourists nearby, Bucciarati and Narancia find a suspicious source slowly but surely going away from them. Meanwhile, Giorno and Mista stand guard from a vantage point and see that Abbacchio has reached the month Donatella Una's photo was taken.

Following the source, Bucciarati and Narancia see a large blood trail and surround their target's likely hiding spot. Bucciarati takes the time to announce himself and ask for the man hiding behind the rocks to come out, subsequently splitting the rock with Sticky Fingers to uncover his target. To their shock Bucciarati and Narancia discover a boy, his mouth sewn shut and his face pale as if he's been drained of his blood. Meanwhile, Abbacchio incidentally confronts a group of children whose ball is stuck up a tree.
Abbacchio, moments after the Boss fatally wounds him.
Seeing Moody Blues being busy rewinding time, Abbacchio knocks the ball down the tree for the children. The children thank Abbacchio and take their leave, but then King Crimson punches through Abbacchio's chest, killing him on the spot. The Boss, hidden among the kids, has eliminated Abbacchio, leaving him to die as Moody Blues begins to crumble apart.

Abbacchio sits at a table and enjoys a quiet lunch, but then hears clinking glass. Discovering a policeman gathering the fragments of a broken bottle, Abbacchio asks him what he is doing to which the man explains that the fragments could solve a mugging case. As the policeman steadfastly searches for fingerprints, Abbacchio asks why he keeps working considering the corruption of the law in Italy. The cop thus explains that he is not looking for results as this mindset leads to corruption, but is maintaining his will to seek the truth, believing in an eventual good end. In turn, Abbacchio confesses that he envies the policeman's resolve and says that he lost his will. Revealing that he knows Abbacchio, the policeman assures him that he has gained this resolve back. Startled, Abbacchio starts to remember the policeman and more importantly that his team needs him. But, realizing that the man he's speaking to is his former partner who died on patrol, Abbacchio understands that he is dead.

Using the last of his strength, Abbacchio uses Moody Blues to smask a death mask of the Boss's face into the stele.
Back to the Costa Smeralda, the whole team is shaken by Abbacchio's death. Unable to accept the truth, Narancia demands that Giorno heals him but it is too late. Bucciarati then orders the team to prepare to leave, as the beach now has no interest for them, causing Narancia to become angry at everyone's coldness. As Giorno tries to reason Narancia, the latter knocks him
Abbacchio's spirit at peace, knowing that his efforts were not in vain
over. Suddenly, Giorno spots a suspicious piece of rock in Abbacchio's hand and turns it into a ladybird with Gold Experience, leading them to the stele and a negative of the Boss's face and fingerprints. Abbacchio has fulfilled his mission even in death, and Team Bucciarati can leave the beach with a solid lead to the Boss's identity.


Risotto Nero
Trish Una
(Mentioned only)
Donatella Una
(Mentioned only)
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Sorbet and Gelato
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Sorbet and Gelato
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Soccer Kids
(1st appearance)


Script (脚本)
小林 靖子
Storyboard (絵コンテ)
Hideya Takahashi
高橋 秀弥
Episode Director (演出)
Hideya Takahashi
高橋 秀弥
Chief Animation Director (総作画監督)
石本 峻一
田中 春香
Animation Director (作画監督)
石本 峻一
田中 春香
津曲 大介
横山 謙次
森田 莉奈
千葉山 夏恵
Assistant Animation Director (作画監督補)
Naoki Chigira
Yasutoshi Iwasaki
Kiko Morifuji
Masaki Takasaka
千装 直樹
岩崎 安利
森藤 希子
高阪 雅基
Action Animation Director (アクションディレクター)
岩崎 安利
Key Animation (原画)
Shunichi Ishimoto
Masashi Yamada
Yasutoshi Iwasaki
Ryo Araki
Akihiro Otake
Naoki Chigira
Gin Kugumiya
Masashi Nomura
Rie Arakawa
Yuuta Ootaka
Ayu Tanaka
Kazuyo Nakamura
Yoshiko Shimizu
Maki Sawai
Kiyomi Masuda
Toshihiko Masuda
Noriko Hatta
Yoshihiro Itoo
Tetsuro Taira
Soichi Honda
Kyohei Yamamoto
石本 峻一
山田 まさし
岩崎 安利
荒木 涼
大竹 晃裕
千装 直樹
久々宮 ぎん
野村 雅史
荒川 理恵
大高 雄太
田中 亜優
中村 和代
志水 よし子
澤井 真紀
増田 清美
増田 敏彦
八田 典子
伊東 佳宏
平良 哲朗
本田 創一
山本 恭平
2nd Key Animation (第二原画)
Takahiro Shikama
Yui Kinoshita
Sayaka Anesaki
Kazunori Shibata
Daisuke Tsumagari
Kiko Morifuji
Rina Morita
Natsue Chibayama
Masako Ishino
Rie Takahashi
Tomoyoshi Murayama
Masaki Kosaka
Naoki Chigira
Maimi Kondo
Midori Matsumoto
Eiichi Morita
Naoyuki Yagi
Mahora Muraki
Neito Hirohara
Kou Takahashi
Miyuki Kawano
Yuta Shinohara
Nao Kui​
Mizuki Miyata
Akihiro Otake
Eita Toyoshima
Satomi Kondo
Nashiraku Yamazaki
Shu Jun Xiang
Kairo Kikko
Ainobu​ Shima
Kyo Akihide
Triple A
鹿間 貴裕
木下 由衣
姉崎 早也花
柴田 和紀
津曲 大介
森藤 希子
森田 莉奈
千葉山 夏恵
石野 まさ子
高橋 梨恵
村山 友良
高阪 雅基
千装 直樹
近藤 まい美
松本 緑
森田 映一
八木 尚之
村木 麻保良
廣原 寧人
高橋 幸
河野 美由紀
篠原 佑太
久井 菜央
宮田 瑞生
大竹 晃裕
豊島 英太
近藤 怜美
山崎 梨楽
向 書君
橘子 回廊
劉 相信
​姜 昭英
Triple A
In-between Animation Inspection (動画チェック)
David Production
Nana Nomiya
野宮 菜那

Naoyuki Yagi
八木 尚之
In-between Animation (動画)
Digital In-Between Animation
David Production
Yuri Kiuchi
Haruka Watanabe
Mito​ Ichikawa​​
Misa Itabashi
Mina Inagaki
Nanako Fukuda
Yui​ Endo
Eiri​ Kaneda​
Sakura Shiba
Seiko Katsuyama
Kyouka Hachiman
Kyouka Nanji
木内 祐里
渡邉 はるか
市河 碧都
板橋 美沙
稲垣 美奈
福田 菜々子
遠藤 柚衣
鎌田 英里
柴 さくら
勝山 聖子
八幡 匡耶
南治 京花
Powered by CACANi
David Production
篠原 佑太

Big Owl
Asahi Production
Studio CL
Studio Elle
Seven Seas
Triple A
Studio μ
Big Owl
Triple A
株式会社 ミュウ
Design Cooperation (デザイン協力)
Hirohisa Onikubo
Sayaka Anesaki
Nakakatsu Hibi
鬼窪 浩久
姉崎 早也花

火日 仲克
David Production
Mai Nakazono
Natsuki Horimoto
中園 麻衣
堀本 夏生
Digital Works (デジタルワークス)
David Production
P. Taweeporn
Tomoaki Makitera
牧寺 智昭

Komugi Takatsuki
高槻 こむぎ
Eyecatch Illustration (アイキャッチ原画)
岸田 隆宏
石本 峻一


Golden Wind Episode 28: Beneath a Sky on the Verge of Falling
Start End Title OST Description

Requiem for a Traitor
Requiem for a Traitor
Golden Wind: Intermezzo
Abbacchio prepares to use Moody Blues
un'altra persona
Golden Wind: Intermezzo
Risotto is slowly dying
Golden Wind: Finale
Risotto grabs The Boss
Golden Wind: Finale
Risotto dies and The Boss gets away
Golden Wind: Intermezzo
The Boss hides from Bruno and Narancia
Golden Wind: Finale
Narancia and Bruno are searching for Risotto's killer
Golden Wind: Overture
Bruno and Narancia notice a body behind a rock
Golden Wind: Finale
The Boss kills Abbacchio
il vento d'oro
Golden Wind: Overture
Golden Wind: Overture
Abbacchio talks with a police officer
Golden Wind: Intermezzo
Abbacchio realizes he is in the afterlife
la strada giusta
Golden Wind: Finale
Bucciarati's team reacts to Abbacchio's death
Modern Crusaders
Modern Crusaders
il vento d'oro
Golden Wind: Overture
Next Episode Title

Manga/Anime Differences

  • During The Boss and Risotto's conversation, The Boss is originally shown having difficulty breathing.
  • Narancia is shown for a moment before Metallica controls Aerosmith.
  • Metallica is shown disappearing from Aerosmith's wings.
  • Narancia and Bucciarati can be seen running towards The Boss before he crawls away.
  • Narancia uses Aerosmith's radar before he and Bucciarati approach Risotto's body.
  • Bucciarati asking Narancia if he's sure he only saw one person on Aerosmith's radar has been removed.
  • In the manga, Narancia is more doubtful that there was another person involved in Risotto's death. He argues with Bucciarati longer and doesn't admit the leg wound was not caused by Aerosmith until Bucciarati tells him to use his radar to check if the wound is smoking. 
  • Several scenes from Chapter 549 have been reordered or interleaved.
    • The scene of The Boss eating a frog has been moved to after Narancia explains the problems with making Aerosmith's radar too sensitive.
      • Originally, they are swapped.
    • Narancia finding The Boss on Aerosmith's radar has been moved to after Abbacchio notices the children playing.
      • Originally, this happens just before Mista and Giorno's conversation.
    • Narancia and Bucciarati approaching the rock where The Boss is hidden has become an extension of the scene where Narancia first locates him.
      • Originally, this happens after Mista and Giorno's conversation.
      • Narancia's internal monologue wondering about the enemy's condition has been cut.
      • The Boss breathing heavily has been removed.
    • Abbacchio noticing the children playing has been moved to after Mista and Giorno's conversation. 
      • Originally, this happens after Narancia and Bucciarati approach the rock.
      • The weather becomes overcast at this point.
    • Abbacchio observing Moody Blues and telling the children to be quiet has been moved to after Bucciarati and Narancia approach the rock.
      • Originally, this is an extension of the scene where he first notices the children.
  • Giorno and Mista are now seen running over to Abbacchio's location.
  • After the child behind the rock is revealed, Narancia wondering if the child is part of the gang as been removed.
  • Bucciarati remarking that they might have been following the child the entire time has been cut.
  • After Abbacchio is attacked, dialogue among the children implying that The Boss is the one who kicked the ball away has been cut. 
  • After Abbacchio's partner says his name, sunlight no longer begins to shine. Instead, the sun comes out when Abbacchio realizes who he is.
  • Abbacchio is shown crying after his partner says he is proud of him.
  • After Narancia forces Giorno to bump Abbacchio's body, he becomes silent for a moment and then starts to cry when the sun shines on Abbacchio's face.
  • Narancia falling and crying out after Bucciarati walks away has been added.
  • Bucciarati is now the one to comment on The Boss's death mask rather than Mista.
  • Mista mentioning that they now have The Boss's fingerprints as well has been cut.
  • A flower bed is added at the end in place of Abbacchio's body. According to director, Hideya Takahashi, the bed consists of 'Yellow Sultans' which translate to "strong will." This refers to Abbacchio's "will to seek out the truth" (真実に向かおうとする意志), as described by his late partner.[2]

In other languages

Language Title Translation
Japan Japanese 今にも落ちて来そうな空の下で Beneath a Sky on the Verge of Falling
United States of America English Beneath a Sky on the Verge of Falling
Spain Spanish Bajo un cielo a punto de caerse Beneath a Sky About to Fall
Brazil Portuguese Sob um Céu Prestes a Desabar Beneath a Sky About to Fall
France French Sous un ciel qui menace de s’effondrer Beneath a Sky That Threatens to Fall
Germany German Unter dem Himmel, kurz vor dem Fall Under the Sky, Just Before the Fall
Israel Hebrew תחת שמיים שעלולים ליפול בכל רגע Beneath a Sky That Could Fall at Any Moment
Flag of the Arab League Arabic تحت سماءٍ على حافّة السُّقوط Beneath a Sky on the Verge of Falling
Italy Italian Sotto un cielo sull'orlo del collasso Beneath a Sky on the Verge of Falling
Russia Russian Под небом, которое будто готово обрушиться на нас Beneath a Sky That's About to Fall
Poland Polish 15 lat wstecz 15 Years Back


The flowers near where Abbacchio lay were original to the anime. Of course, I like the manga's more tragic, harsh depiction, too, but this way of sending him off made me emotional. And the cast credits roll truly surprised me. I cried for real watching this episode.
Junichi Suwabe, Blu-Ray limited edition commentaries
When Risotto asked to see the Boss's real face, he knew he was going to die, but wanted to at least take the Boss down with him. His final moments of pride as a leader show, and the Boss pays him respect for that. I also liked Abbacchio's scene with his police partner. I think most people would like those words spoken to them when they die. The ending was beautiful, too.
Shinshu Fuji, Blu-Ray limited edition commentaries
1. Directing and Re-Staging

Director Hideya Takahashi knew the importance of preserving one of the best moments of the manga. However, he supplemented two spots that would have been awkward when animated:

A. The Moment Abbacchio Recognizes His Partner: Having conversation continue after the policeman's face was revealed would have been unnatural, so the table hides his face and the scene is monochromatic until Abbacchio recognizes him. "The rest is for Abbacchio's emotions to process."

B. The Moment Narancia Accepts Abbacchio's Death: Takahashi decided to clarify this moment so that the voice actors could switch gears emotionally. Abbacchio's face is not revealed until the sun shines through, echoing Narancia as he finally accepts his death. "We had to map the clouds, too, which was surprisingly difficult."

2. The Anguish of the Famiglia

"I wanted crying as the crew walked away, so we amped up Narancia's crying. I loved Daiki Yamashita's crying performance when we worked together before, so I knew he'd pull it off," says Takahashi. Yugo Kanno composed a piece exclusively for this scene. "I made him a reference video where I voiced all of them. I think I did a pretty good Narancia!"

3. The Flowers

After discussion with Producer Takamitsu Sueyoshi of Shueisha, the flowers in the last scene were added to pay tribute to Abbacchio. "The yellow sultan means strong will.' Production Coordinator Shiori Yamaguchi chose the flower. It was a perfect choice!"
—Hideya Takahashi, Blu-Ray limited edition commentaries


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