Golden Wind - Episode 37

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Only the truth of the world can survive... (生き残るのは………… この世の「真実」だけだ……)
Giorno Giovanna, Golden Wind Wafer Set 1

King of Kings (王の中の王(キング・オブ・キングス), Kingu obu Kingusu)[1] is the thirty-seventh episode of Golden Wind and the one-hundred-fiftieth episode of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: The Animation. The episode covers from Chapter 584 to Chapter 587 of the original manga.

At the last moment, Bucciarati destroys Chariot Requiem and allows Giorno to take the Arrow. All is left is to unlock the power necessary to defeat Diavolo once and for all.


The situation has taken a turn for the worse; Not only has Trish's soul been dealt a fatal blow, but King Crimson has propelled his host right in reach of the Arrow before anyone could react.

Bucciarati ascends to Heaven

Piercing its hand with the Arrow, King Crimson declares his victory before realizing that the Arrow is phasing through his fist. It is only when he lands on the ground that he sees that the souls altered by Chariot Requiem are returning to their original bodies as its body crumbles apart and Bucciarati's soul appears to taunt the Boss. Bucciarati explains that he has also guessed Chariot Requiem's weakness, revealing that he's about to completely destroy the ball of light behind him, which will destroy Chariot and fully return the souls to their original bodies. Diavolo angrily pleads for his cause, but Bucciarati destroys the ball anyway, obliterating Chariot and undoing its effects. While Mista realizes with glee that Trish's soul will be saved and Diavolo curses the heroes, Bucciarati has a last discussion with Giorno. Seeing Bucciarati's ghost in front of him, Giorno realizes that his partner is dead for good. For his part, Bucciarati confesses that until Giorno spurred him into action, he had been dying a slow death and entrusts the end of their mission to Giorno, asking him to salute the team on his behalf. Bucciarati thus ascends to Heaven and Giorno seizes the Arrow.

Giorno pierces his Stand with the Arrow

Having returned to his body, Diavolo cannot acknowledge that Fate, which had granted him King Crimson, could work against him. At a disadvantage, he decides to retreat temporarily but Trish warns Giorno of her father's intentions. As Giorno lifts the Arrow high in the air, Diavolo convinces himself to stay and fight Giorno; moreover, he forecasts that Gold Experience won't be changed. Diavolo thus runs toward Giorno as he uses the Arrow. The Arrowhead stabs Gold Experience's chest but it seemingly remains unchanged and drops the Arrowhead. Elated, Diavolo declares Giorno unworthy and sends King Crimson to smash Gold Experience's face in. However, Diavolo then realizes that the Arrow is being absorbed into Gold Experience and that it is undergoing a dramatic metamorphosis. King Crimson attacks again but realizes that he's only struck an empty shell.

Gold Experience Requiem's first appearance

Trish declares that Giorno has mastered the Arrow as Diavolo turns to see Giorno floating alongside his new Stand: Gold Experience Requiem. Confused, Diavolo can barely defend himself from Gold Experience Requiem's attack as it flicks a stone at King Crimson, piercing its hand and even destroying a stone column behind, only for the debris to turn into scorpions that leap to sting Diavolo. Giorno finally deigns to speak to Diavolo; he declares that as only reality matters, the reality born of righteous actions will always matter and questions whether Diavolo's action will amount to anything in the end. However, Diavolo internally realizes that King Crimson could still predict the attack, just barely, and thus that he still can kill Giorno. His hopes are confirmed when he forecasts himself killing Giorno and he thus erases time, predicting every attack coming at him. Diavolo evades bullets from Mista and also blinds Giorno with some blood before preparing to finally strike him down.

Diavolo is powerless against Gold Experience Requiem

Suddenly, Diavolo realizes that events are now going backwards; blood is returning to his hand and the bullets fly back inside of Mista's gun. Furthermore, even the time erasure is being undone. Shocked, Diavolo tries to bash Giorno's head, only to realize that his actions are also reversing, to his dismay. Gold Experience Requiem then speaks out, explaining that Diavolo may see the future reality but that it can deny him this result. Diavolo finds himself in the exact state he was just before erasing time and realizes that his every action was for naught. Seeing the gulf in power between them, Diavolo is powerless to prevent Gold Experience Requiem from pummeling him.


Narancia Ghirga
(Mentioned only)
Leone Abbacchio
(Mentioned only)
Jean Pierre Polnareff
(Mentioned only)


Script (脚本)
Kazuyuki Fudeyasu
ふでやす かずゆき
Storyboard (絵コンテ)
Kyohei Suzuki
Minoru Ohara
鈴木 恭兵
大原 実
Episode Director (演出)
Kyohei Suzuki
鈴木 恭兵
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
片山 貴仁
津曲 大介
森藤 希子
石山 正修
横山 謙次
木下 由衣
豊田 暁子
小林 理
Firearms Animation Director
宝谷 幸稔
Action Animation Director (アクションディレクター)
片山 貴仁
Key Animation (原画)
竹内 哲也
荒木 涼
岩崎 安利
山田 まさし
姉崎 早也花
石川 健太郎
野村 雅史
千葉山 夏恵
小川 隣
岩澤 亨
柴田 海
鈴木 勘太
久々宮 ぎん
豊島 英太
長田 伸二
篠原 佑太
廣原 寧人
2nd Key Animation (第二原画)
Toshiyoshi​ Masuda
Yui Kinoshita
Kohei Ashiya
Kiko Morifuji
Cobos Rai
Yasuhiro Kimura
Miyuki Kawano
Mahora Muraki
Yoshihiro Itoo
Masako Ishino
Mai Oshima
Masaki Takasaka
Eiichi Morita
Mizuki Miyata
Kotaro Okazaki
Tenya Sato
Seiyuu Suzuki
Youki Ebisu
Yui​ Endo
Tae Inotsume
Kasumi Kikuchi
Yukitoshi Houtani
Shunichi Ishimoto
White Line
増田 利嘉
木下 由衣
芦谷 耕平
森藤 希子
Cobos Rai
木村 泰大
河野 美由紀
村木 麻保良
伊東 佳宏
石野 まさ子
大島 舞
高阪 雅基
森田 映一
宮田 瑞生
岡崎 耕太郎
佐藤 天哉
鈴木 青柚
胡 陽樹
遠藤 柚衣
猪爪 多恵
菊地 加純
宝谷 幸稔
石本 峻一
White Line
In-between Animation Inspection (動画チェック)
David Production
Nana Nomiya
野宮 菜那
In-Between Animation Inspection Assistance
White Line
White Line

Shotaro Imai
Rie Takahashi
今井 翔太郎
高橋 梨恵
In-between Animation (動画)
Digital In-Between Animation
David Production
Yuri Kiuchi
Shun Takahashi
Kazuya Aoki
Mito​ Ichikawa​​
Kyouka Hachiman
Kyouka Nanji
木内 祐里
高橋 俊
青木 一哉
市河 碧都
八幡 匡耶
南治 京花
Powered by CACANi
Asahi Production
Triple A
Seven Seas
Triple A
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
Kanae Aoki
Norika Seki
中園 麻衣
堀本 夏生
青木 香菜絵
関 乃梨佳
Digital Works (デジタルワークス)
David Production
P. Taweeporn
Tomoaki Makitera
牧寺 智昭
Eyecatch Illustration (アイキャッチ原画)
石本 峻一
篠原 佑太


Golden Wind Episode 37: King of Kings
Start End Title OST Description

Golden Wind: Finale
Recap of King Crimson punching Trish
Uragirimono no Requiem
Uragirimono no Requiem
Golden Wind: Finale
Diavolo grabs the Arrow
Golden Wind: Finale
Everyone's souls start returning to their bodies
Golden Wind: Finale
Bruno kills Chariot Requiem
Golden Wind: Intermezzo
Bucciarati's death
Golden Wind: Finale
Giorno gets the Arrow
Golden Wind: Intermezzo
Eyecatch; everyone's souls return to their bodies
Golden Wind: Finale
Diavolo plans to retreat
lotta feroce
Golden Wind: Intermezzo
Giorno pierced Gold Experience with the Arrow
esperienza d'oro
Golden Wind: Overture
King Crimson destroys Gold Experience
Golden Wind: Intermezzo
Gold Experience Requiem awakens
Golden Wind: Intermezzo
Giorno speaks to Diavolo
la battaglia finale
Golden Wind: Finale
Diavolo erases time and attacks Giorno
Golden Wind: Finale
Everything is rewinding
Golden Wind: Intermezzo
Gold Experience Requiem returns Diavolo's actions to zero
Modern Crusaders
Modern Crusaders
il vento d'oro
Golden Wind: Overture
Next Episode Title

Manga/Anime Differences

  • The scene where King Crimson tries to grab the Arrow without success is lengthened in the anime adaptation.
  • A scene of various civilians returning to their original bodies is added.
  • Mista commenting that he is leaving Trish's body has been moved earlier.
  • Giorno is shown reaching out to Bucciarati before he destroys his ball of light.
  • King Crimson screaming after Bucciarati destroys his ball of light has been added.
  • Giorno now receives the arrow after Bucciarati is shown with angels.
  • Trish wondering why the arrow fell after it pierces Gold Experience has been cut.
  • After Gold Experience Requiem appears, Giorno mentions Narancia, Bucciarati, and Abbacchio by name in the manga, while in the anime he refers to them as his friends.
  • Mista is now shown shooting at Diavolo before he activates King Crimson's ability.
  • More scenes of Diavolo's actions repeating themselves have been added.

In other languages

Language Title Translation
Japan Japanese 王の中の王(キング・オブ・キングス) King of Kings
United States of America English King of Kings
Spain Spanish Rey de reyes King of Kings
Brazil Portuguese King of Kings
France French Le roi parmi les rois The King Among Kings
Germany German Der König der Könige The King of Kings
Israel Hebrew מלך המלכים King of Kings
Flag of the Arab League Arabic ملِك الملوك King of Kings
Italy Italian Il re dei re The King of Kings
Russia Russian Царь царей (Кинг оф Кингс) King of Kings
Poland Polish Król królów King of Kings


1. Colors of the Soul

Previously, the traded souls were transparent, but a pale blue "soul color" and blue aura were created to differentiate them from Bucciarati's final scene. "The Stands are also blue, since they're physical manifestations of the essence. We reused Giorno's shot with the arrow from the second opening, but we recolored it for this episode," Director Kimura elaborates.

2. King Crimson Panics

The tide of the battle shifts after Bucciarati destroys Chariot Requiem. Kimura loves the scene where King Crimson is sweaty and panicked, but still manages to patronize Bucciarati. "Golden Wind's Stands are all pretty personified, but King Crimson's human-ness really stands out."

3. Bucciarati Ascends into the Heavens

Kimura says, "The shots reflected in Bucciarati's eyes as he speaks to Giorno are: Naples before he meets Giorno, Giorno after he joins the famiglia, and the crew on the boat after they desert the syndicate. His hands fuse into the clouds, but his face remains intact, hidden by the clouds. And that gold is the same shade used in Stardust Crusaders.

4. Reverse Playback

Gold Experience Requiem's world operates in reverse playback. Kimura elaborates, "King Crimson's world is mostly filled with red stars. For Gold Experience Requiem, I had the art team create nebulae and galaxies with more color. I asked the cinematography team to finish it like the final battle in Final Fantasy IV. The finished product bowled me over!"
Yasuhiro Kimura, Blu-Ray limited edition commentaries
5. The Struggle for the Arrow Concludes
Chief Animation Director Ishimoto looks back on Bucciarati entrusting his legacy to Giorno before ascending into the heavens. "This scene is vital. Animation Director Daisuke Tsumagari took on the challenge and created Bucciarati and Giorno with beautiful expressions. But when Bucciarati tells Giorno not to worry, I was like, 'Of course I'm worried!"
Shunichi Ishimoto, Blu-Ray limited edition commentaries



  • This episode's eyecatch is the second in the season to not feature the Golden Wind musical cue, following Episode 35.
  • In JOESTAR RADIO Episode 17, Kensho Ono commented that the "Muda muda muda!" battle cry in this episode was the most difficult for him because it had the most mudas in one cut, meaning he had to do it all in one breath.


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