Golden Wind - Episode 37

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King of Kings (王の中の王(キング・オブ・キングス) Kingu Obu Kingusu) is the thirty-seventh episode of Golden Wind and the one-hundred-fiftieth episode of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime. 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.

Summary

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.

Appearances

Credits

Staff

Script
Kazuyuki Fudeyasu
ふでやす かずゆき
Storyboard
Kyōhei Suzuki
Minoru Ohara
鈴木 恭兵
大原 実
Episode Director
Kyōhei Suzuki
鈴木 恭兵
Animation Director
Shunichi Ishimoto
Haruka Takana
Takahito Katayama
Daisuke Tsumagari
Kiko Morifuji
Seishuu​ Ishiyama
Kenji Yokoyama
Yui Kinoshita
Akiko Toyoda
Satoru Kobayashi
Shin Hyung Woo
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
SHIN HYUNG WOO
Firearms Animation Director
宝谷 幸稔
Chief Animation Director
Shunichi Ishimoto
Haruka Takana
石本 峻一
田中 春香
Action Animation Director
片山 貴仁
Key Animation
Takahito Katayama
Tetsuya Takeuchi
Ryō Araki
Yasutoshi Iwasaki
Masashi Yamada
Sayaka Anesaki
Kentaro Ishikawa
Masashi Nomura
Natsue Chibayama
Rin Ogawa
Toru Iwazawa
Kai Shibata
Kanta Suzuki
Gin Kugumiya
Eita Toshima
Shinji Nagata
Yuta Shinohara
Neito Hirohara
片山貴仁
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
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
Asahi Production
Triple A
Vista
Trycell
Seven Seas
旭プロダクツクション
Triple A
VISTA
TRYCELL
セブンシーズ
Design Cooperation
Hirohisa Onikubo
Sayaka Anesaki
Silver
Nakakatsu Hibi
鬼窪 浩久
姉崎 早也花

火日 仲克
Eyecatch Illustration
Shunichi Ishimoto
Yuta Shinohara
石本 峻一
篠原 佑太

Music

GW Episode 37: King of Kings
Start End Title OST Description

0:00
0:41
doppio
Golden Wind: Finale
Recap of King Crimson punching Trish
0:42
2:36
Uragirimono no Requiem
Uragirimono no Requiem
Opening
2:37
3:32
doppio
Golden Wind: Finale
Diavolo grabs the Arrow
3:39
4:37
sventura
Golden Wind: Finale
Everyone's souls start returning to their bodies
4:40
5:58
cavaliere
Golden Wind: Finale
Bruno kills Chariot Requiem
5:59
7:14
determinazione
Golden Wind: Intermezzo
Bucciarati's death
8:04
8:58
ascensione
Golden Wind: Finale
Giorno gets the Arrow
8:59
9:32
determinazione
Golden Wind: Intermezzo
Eyecatch; everyone's souls return to their bodies
9:33
11:03
sventura
Golden Wind: Finale
Diavolo plans to retreat
11:04
14:02
lotta feroce
Golden Wind: Intermezzo
Giorno pierced Gold Experience with the Arrow
14:06
15:18
esperienza d'oro
Golden Wind: Overture
King Crimson destroys Gold Experience
15:19
16:15
coercizione
Golden Wind: Intermezzo
Gold Experience Requiem awakens
16:16
17:10
vita
Golden Wind: Intermezzo
Giorno speaks to Diavolo
17:12
19:00
la battaglia finale
Golden Wind: Finale
Diavolo erases time and attacks Giorno
19:07
20:31
pensare
Golden Wind: Finale
Everything is rewinding
20:35
21:54
vita
Golden Wind: Intermezzo
Gold Experience Requiem returns Diavolo's actions to zero
21:55
23:34
Modern Crusaders
Modern Crusaders
Ending
23:35
23:40
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.

Trivia

  • This episode's eyecatch is the second in the season to not feature the Golden Wind musical cue, following Episode 35.

References

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