Golden Wind - Episode 3

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Meet the Gangster Behind the Wall (塀の中のギャングに会え, Hei no Naka no Gyangu ni Ae)[1] is the third episode of Golden Wind and the one hundred sixteenth episode overall of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: The Animation. It covers from Chapter 448 to the majority of Chapter 451 (excluding the last three pages) of the manga.

Giorno and Bucciarati become allies thanks to their mutual disdain for the drug trade. Bucciarati thus accepts to support Giorno's effort to infiltrate his gang Passione. However, he must has to meet the capo Polpo and pass his test.


Giorno and Bruno discuss

Bruno Bucciarati is stunned by Giorno Giovanna's bold declaration to join the gang, and get rid of the drugs plaguing Naples. Demonstrating his good heart when nearby children hit him with a football and giving it back to them, Bucciarati decides to wager on Giorno's golden dream and resolve, giving him a chance at changing things. Bucciarati will tell his gang that he hasn't found the culprit and will enable Giorno's infiltration. However, he warns that in the event that Giorno is found out as a traitor, he will be unable to help him at all.

Giorno meets Polpo

Walking through the busy streets and dark alleyways of Neapolis, Bucciarati describes to his new ally how his gang, Passione, works. Passione oversees everything in the city, and their Boss is very secretive, as no one knows his real name or even his face, orders coming through lieutenants. Bucciarati tells Giorno that one of such lieutenants, Polpo, awaits him inside a prison to interview him. After going through a body check surrounded by heavily armed guards and being told that no traffic is allowed between them, Giorno finds himself inside in a dark corridor. When the lights flip on, Giorno sees a small empty cell; however, the "bed" stands up, revealing itself as Polpo, a humongous obese man. Polpo chitchats a bit with Giorno, revealing the many luxuries hidden inside the walls of the cell, and proposes him some wine, which Giorno refuses as the rules of the prison dictate. Polpo uses his mysteriously obtained belongings as proof to a claim that what people say and what they do are different things, then carries on to the interview.

Polpo hands over the test

When Polpo asks Giorno what he is capable of, Giorno chooses to hide his Stand and expose his pickpocketing abilities and his ear trick. Nonetheless Polpo replies that in their line of work, being trustworthy is more important than any talent. As a result, Polpo gives Giorno a lit lighter and tasks him to keep it alight for 24 hours, to test whether he can be trusted even when no one's looking. Warily taking the lighter, Giorno must now pass another body check and hides the lighter in his fist. This catches him by surprise, as he had thought that the guards were actually bribed by Polpo to allow him to pass. When the guard asks to see whatever Giorno is carrying, he turns the lighter into a flower, keeping a flame hidden inside the petals, and manage to go through the prison security checks.

Giorno hiding from Koichi

Giorno heads to his current home, a small student dorm in a middle-high school. Setting up his lighter to keep it stable and protect it from the wind, Giorno suddenly hears his door opening. Spotting Koichi Hirose who's managed to find him, Giorno must hide outside of the window, unable to intervene as Koichi searches the room for his passport and risks putting out the flame should he find it. Cornered, Giorno attempts to transform a lamp into a snake biting into the bread holding the lighter, but the snake accidentally burns itself. Koichi spots the lighter but is fortunately distracted by his found passport, allowing Giorno to snatch the lighter unnoticed.

Black Sabbath attacks

Now walking away with his lighter in hand, Giorno again orates about his dream, but in his distraction, doesn't notice a splash of water a janitor was throwing around to clean up the school courtyard. The lighter is extinguished, suddenly rendering Giorno's efforts moot. In his despair, Giorno lets the friendly janitor attempt to relight the lighter, which he does effortlessly, and gives back to the young man. Stunned, Giorno doesn't understand why the lighter could be so easily switched back on, and begins to ponder the point of the test. He suddenly sees a Stand walking by and disappear behind a column. It suddenly reappears from the shadows and announces to the janitor that he's relit the lighter and is given a "chance" to prove himself. Before Giorno can intervene, it grabs the soul of the janitor, pulls an Arrow out of his mouth, and impales him, killing the old man instantly as he lacks the potential to be a Stand user. The janitor falls dead from the staircase into Giorno's arms, and the enemy Stand spots Giorno. Announcing to Giorno that he witnessed to lighter's relighting, the Stand lunges at him in an attack.


(Mentioned only)
(Mentioned only)
(1st appearance)
Female Prison Officer
(1st appearance)
Old Janitor
(1st appearance) (Death)
(Eyecatch only)
Black Sabbath
(1st appearance)


Script (脚本)
Shogo Yasukawa
ヤスカワ ショウゴ
Storyboard (絵コンテ)
木村 泰大
Episode Director (演出)
木村 泰大
Chief Animation Director (総作画監督)
田中 春香
Animation Director (作画監督)
Shin Hyung Woo
木下 由衣
Action Animation Director (アクションディレクター)
片山 貴仁
岩崎 安利
Key Animation (原画)
Shinji Nagata
Kotaro Okazaki
Yi Zhang
Shin Hyung Woo
Hiroko Shigekuni
Eri Kojima
Mayumi Oda
Masaki Kosaka
Yuichiro Masuda
Eita Toyoshima
Sotaro Shimizu
Yui Kinoshita
Shigemi Aoyanagi
Hisashi Samejima
Takashi Hirabayashi
Yuki​ Masutani
Kiko Morifuji
Yuichiro Yamada
Masumi Hattori
Manabu Imura
長田 伸二
岡崎 耕太郎
張 益
Shin Hyung Woo
重国 浩子
小島 えり
小田 真弓
高阪 雅基
増田 雄一郎
豊島 英太
清水 奏太郎
木下 由衣
青柳 重美
鮫島 寿志
平林 孝
升谷 由紀
森藤 希子
山田 雄一郎
はっとり ますみ
井村 学
2nd Key Animation (第二原画)
Nana Yamazaki
Miyuki Kawano
Yuri Kajiwara
Mayû Takizawa
Yuta Shinohara
Sumire Fukazawa
Sayaka Anesaki
Manato Onishi
Yasuhito Hirohara
Asahi Production
Animation Planet
Studio Angle
Kyushu Animation
Studio Neun
Kino Production
Nakamura Production
Triple A
山崎 菜奈
河野 美由紀
梶原 悠里
瀧澤 茉夕
篠原 佑太
深澤 純玲
姉崎 早也花
尾西 真成人
廣原 泰人
スタジオ アングル
九州 アニメーション
Triple A
In-between Animation Inspection (動画チェック)
White Line
White Line
In-between Animation (動画)
White Line
Asahi Production
Triple A
White Line
Triple A
Powered by CACANi
Design Cooperation (デザイン協力)
Hirohisa Onikubo
Sayaka Anesaki
姉崎 早也花
David Production
P. Taweeporn
Takayuki Okumura
Masaki Kurube
奥村 崇之
軽部 匡哉
Digital Works (デジタルワークス)
David Production
Background Line Art (美術設定)
Prison Paintings
Yumezaburo Higashiyamato
東大和 夢三郎
Eyecatch Illustration (アイキャッチ原画)
宝谷 幸稔


Golden Wind Episode 3: Meet the Gangster Behind the Wall
Start End Title OST Description

un sogno
Golden Wind: Overture
Giorno reveals his golden dream to be a gang-star
Fighting Gold
Fighting Gold
Golden Wind: Overture
Giorno visits the prison where the capo is to enter Passione
Golden Wind: Overture
Giorno meets Polpo
Golden Wind: Intermezzo
Polpo begins the interview
Golden Wind: Intermezzo
Giorno takes the lighter and begins his entrance exam
situazione difficile
Golden Wind: Overture
Giorno must go for a second patting down while trying to hide the lighter
il vento d'oro
Golden Wind: Overture
situazione difficile
Golden Wind: Overture
The prison guard pats Giorno down for any items
Golden Wind: Intermezzo
Giorno exits the prison and walks on his way to his dorm
Golden Wind: Overture
Giorno finds a way to keep the lighter safe
situazione difficile
Golden Wind: Overture
Koichi breaks into Giorno's dorm
Golden Wind: Intermezzo
The lighter goes out
Golden Wind: Overture
Black Sabbath (Polpo's Stand) appears
Freek'n You
Freek'n You
il vento d'oro
Golden Wind: Overture
Next Episode Title

Manga/Anime Differences

  • In the manga, Bucciarati provides more details about Passione; it consists of 756 members and controls Naples' hotels, ports, construction, funeral services, restaurants, gambling, and drug trafficking industries.
  • Instead of meeting up in front of the prison holding Polpo, Giorno and Bucciarati are seen walking together through various streets until they reach the prison.
  • Bucciarati mentioning that Polpo could make it so he was found innocent of his crime has been removed.
  • When Giorno comes up with ways to show Polpo that's he's talented, he is shown stuffing his ear back into his head. The ear that he stuffs is also his left ear, not his right like in the manga.
  • Polpo's paintings of Vincent van Gogh's The Church at Auvers, and Paul Gauguin's Vairumati are replaced. His line referencing them is also omitted.
  • When Polpo likens intelligence or talent to the piece of cracker stuck between his teeth, he flicks said piece at the window.
  • The prison guards actually point their guns at Giorno when the female guard orders him to partake in a second body check.
  • The sports team asking Giorno to take the picture of them in pyramid formation can be heard collapsing as he walks away.
  • Giorno no longer sits down in relief once he's gotten the lighter to his desk.
  • Koichi explaining that it will take two weeks to reissue his passport has been removed.
  • Koichi is distracted by his passport burning after he celebrates finding it.
  • In the manga, after the lighter goes out, Giorno remembers Polpo's words about being untrustworthy and remarks its only been an hour since obtaining the lighter.
  • Before the janitor reignites the lighter, a line is added where he comments on the fine craftsmanship.
  • The time of day suddenly changes to late afternoon the instant the janitor relights the lighter, setting the stage for Giorno's battle against Black Sabbath.
  • Black Sabbath first disappearing out of sight happens with the camera passing behind Giorno's head, rather than the Stand walking by a column.
  • In the manga, when Black Sabbath grabs the janitor's soul, the janitor exclaims that he cannot move and asks for help. In the anime, he stays quiet the entire time.
  • Before the janitor is stabbed, Giorno's thoughts that Black Sabbath attacked the janitor because the janitor was the one to reignite the lighter have been removed.
  • After Giorno catches the janitor's body, he originally remembers that Bucciarati told him he'd understand about other stand users after meeting Polpo. This has been changed to Giorno suspecting Black Sabbath's ability is to pull out souls.
  • Black Sabbath speaks to Giorno after the latter steps into a nearby shadow, rather than just noticing he's there.

In other languages

Language Title Translation
Japan Japanese 塀の中のギャングに会え Meet the Gangster Behind the Wall
United States of America English (Sub) Meet the Gangster Behind the Wall
United States of America English (Dub) Meet the Mafioso Behind the Wall
Spain Spanish Conoce al gánster tras la pared Meet the Gangster Behind the Wall
Brazil Portuguese Visite o Gangster Atrás do Muro Visit the Gangster Behind the Wall
France French Le gangster en cage The Gangster in the Cage
Germany German Ein Treffen mit den Gangstern hinterm Wall The Meeting the Gangster Behind the Wall
Israel Hebrew הכירו את חבר הכנופיה שנמצא מאחורי הקיר Meet the Gangster That's Behind the Wall
Flag of the Arab League Arabic لقاء بعضو العصابة خلف الجدار Meet the Gangster Behind the Wall
Italy Italian Il gangster dietro le sbarre The Gangster Behind Bars
Russia Russian Повидайся с мафиози за стеной Meet the Mafioso Behind the Wall
Poland Polish Poznaj gangstera za ściany Meet the Gangster Behind the Wall


With all his scrambling around. Giorno appeared a bit clumsy and much more his age. His monologue when Koichi enters his room is hilarious: "I was going to give it back to him" and "I had a feeling you'd like that bread" are a couple of my favorite lines. These lines really let Giorno's cute side shine.
—Kensho Ono, Blu-Ray limited edition commentaries
I loved the part where Giorno kind of just talks over Bucciarati. I think it's where Giorno's personality seeps through. It's more difficult to depict characters talking over each other in manga, but it's very easy to do in anime with both lines audible, so I liked being able to see the possibilities of anime here.
—Takamitsu Sueyoshi, Blu-Ray limited edition commentaries
1. Naples in Light and Shade

The bright sun shines on the beauty of the townscape and accentuates the menace of the shadows-that was the production crew's impression of Naples. The light and shadow on Giorno's face when he steps out of the tunnel into his new world is also a play on this contrast.

2. The Darkness of the Prison

"The blue of the prison brings out frigidity and fear, and the green in the hallway down to Polpo's cell makes everything ominous," states Director Kimura, who emphasized inorganic lighting to create an unsettling atmosphere. The prison guards treat Giorno with contempt, believing that all of Polpo's visitors are trash.

3. Body Inspection

According to Kimura, the body inspection with the female prison guard is drawn out to have the viewers feel Giorno's anxiety. He states, "Managing to get through one crisis after another is what JoJo is all about, so we were extra careful about pacing to make sure viewers felt that sense of emergency."

4. Black Sabbath

As soon as the janitor reignites the lighter, the axis of time distorts and uneasiness fills the air. The battle between Giorno and Black Sabbath is hinted at here. Since shadows are vital to the Stand's abilities, emphasis was placed on showing how Black Sabbath captures its victims.
—Yasuhiro Kimura, Blu-Ray limited edition commentaries



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