Golden Wind - Episode 4

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Joining the Gang (ギャング入門, Gyangu Nyūmon)[1] is the fourth episode of Golden Wind and the one hundred seventeenth episode overall of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: The Animation. The episode covers from Chapter 451 to Chapter 455 of the original manga.

Giorno and Koichi are both attacked by Polpo's Black Sabbath, who is powerful but can only dwell in the shadows. The duo must find a way to defeat before the sun sets and the whole city is plunged in the dark.


The janitor is dead

Black Sabbath impales the old janitor in front of Giorno Giovanna with an Arrow and kills him as the janitor had no potential to be a Stand user. After tossing the corpse aside, Black Sabbath detects Giorno and attacks; although Giorno evades the strike and jumps up the staircase handrails, Black Sabbath grabs Giorno's shadow and drags Gold Experience out of it, ready to use the arrow again.

Black Sabbath using the arrow

Giorno is cornered and must command Gold Experience to seriously fight back against the capo's Stand. However, when it pummels Black Sabbath, it disappears again. When it emerges from the shadow and sneakily grabs Gold Experience, Giorno understands Black Sabbath's ability is tied to the dark. By chance, Black Sabbath lets Giorno fall into the courtyard when it gets exposed to sunlight. Giorno experiments with the shadows and understands that Black Sabbath is confined to them. However, the setting sun means that soon Giorno won't have anywhere safe to run to. Koichi barges out of the dormitory but attracts Black Sabbath who attacks him with the Arrow. Giorno nonetheless saves him by turning the handrails into flowers and forcing Black Sabbath to flee.

Black Sabbath under sunlight

During this reprieve, Giorno explains to Koichi that despite everything he is righteous at heart. Somewhat calmed, Koichi explains the use of the Arrow and that Black Sabbath must be an automatic Stand following preset instructions. Black Sabbath eventually outmaneuvers the two by using birds to move between shadows and grabs Giorno from the shadow of a nearby tree. But Echoes then shatters tiles and Gold Experience overcharges the roots of the tree with life, making it wither and exposing Black Sabbath to the light. Now considerably weakened, Black Sabbath is pummeled into disappearing for good. Afterward, Koichi rushes to call Jotaro Kujo for help against the Arrow, but Giorno stops him. As Polpo is probably unaware of the battle, Giorno sees an opportunity to continue infiltrating the gang. Revealing his dream to Koichi, Giorno convinces him of his righteousness and to keep his secret. Later, Koichi says he will report to Jotaro and leave for good. 

The banana was really a gun

The next day, Giorno returns to Polpo with the lit lighter. Before officially allowing him inside the gang, Polpo takes the time to lecture Giorno on the honor code of gangsters, which is founded on trust and respect that every gangster will fight to the death for. Meanwhile, Giorno turns one of the guns in the cells into a banana and hides it in the fridge. Out of the prison, Giorno then goes to meet with Bruno Bucciarati and confirms his admission within the gang. While Bucciarati and Giorno walk the street, Polpo eventually eats the banana which turns back into a gun, making the capo shoot himself as gruesome revenge for the janitor. The Arrow is incidentally destroyed.

Giorno then asks where they are going, to which Bucciarati replies that he'll now meet his team of Stand users.


Old Janitor
(Corpse only)
Joseph Joestar
Leone Abbacchio
(1st appearance)
Guido Mista
(1st appearance)
Narancia Ghirga
(1st appearance)
Pannacotta Fugo
(1st appearance)


Script (脚本)
Shogo Yasukawa
Storyboard (絵コンテ)
木村 泰大
Episode Director (演出)
Kyohei Suzuki
Chief Animation Director (総作画監督)
田中 春香
Animation Director (作画監督)
Kiko Morifuji
Wakako Shigemoto
Kenji Yokoyama
Keiya Nakano
Chie Kinoshita
森藤 希子
重本 和佳子
横山 謙次
中野 圭哉
木下 千恵
Assistant Chief Animation Director (総作画監督補)
石本 峻一
Assistant Animation Director (作画監督補)
Sayaka Anesaki
姉崎 早也花
Action Animation Director (アクションディレクター)
岩崎 安利
Key Animation (原画)
Yuki Fukaya
Rina Morita
Kiko Morifuji
Masashi Nomura
Harumi Kakuda
Manabu Imura
Yasutoshi Iwasaki
Tetsuro Taira
Yuki Yabuta
Koki Fujimoto
Hironori Tanaka
Naomi Hayakawa
Kotaro Okazaki
Takeshi Morita
Masaya Nagi
Tatsuya Shiraishi
Wakako Shigemoto
Haru Watanabe
Echigo Nomii
Haruka Tanaka
Nobuhiro Masuda
Yuta Shinohara
Kentaro Ishikawa
深谷 悠貴
森田 莉奈
森藤 希子
野村 雅史
角田 春美
井村 学
岩崎 安利
平良 哲朗
薮田 裕希
藤本 航己
田中 宏紀
早川 ナオミ
岡崎 耕太郎
森田 岳士
名城 政哉
白石 達也
重本 和佳子
渡邊 葉瑠
田中 春香
増田 信博
篠原 佑太
石川 健太郎
2nd Key Animation (第二原画)
Miyuki Kawano
Mahora Muraki
Chihiro Watanabe
Kayoko Ezoe
Kentaro Ishikawa
Ayako Ōki
Rina Morita
Harumi Kakuda
Anitus Kobe
Studio Neun
Nakamura Production
Studio Massket
Doog Wood
河野 美由紀
村木 麻保良
渡辺 千尋
江副 加代子
石川 健太郎
大木 綾子
森田 莉奈
角田 春美
In-between Animation Inspection (動画チェック)
Asahi Production
Mari Aizawa
Sakura Uchino
相澤 茉莉
内野 桜
In-between Animation (動画)
Digital In-Between Animation
Asahi Production

David Production

Daichi ​Imai
Yuta Shinohara
今井 大地​
篠原 佑太

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Asahi Production
Sayaka Anesaki
姉崎 早也花
Design Cooperation (デザイン協力)
Hirohisa Onikubo
Sayaka Anesaki
鬼窪 浩久
姉崎 早也花
David Production
P. Taweeporn
Daisuke Kusaka
Takayuki Okumura
Masaki Kurube
日下 大輔
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)


Golden Wind Episode 4: Joining the Gang
Start End Title OST Description

Golden Wind: Overture
Black Sabbath attacks the old janitor
Golden Wind: Overture
Black Sabbath switches to Giorno and attacks him
Fighting Gold
Fighting Gold
Golden Wind: Overture
Black Sabbath tries to pierce Giorno with the arrow
il vento d'oro
Golden Wind: Overture
Giorno knocks Black Sabbath
Golden Wind: Overture
Giorno examines Black Sabbath's behaviour
Golden Wind: Intermezzo
Black Sabbath sees Koichi and attacks him
Golden Wind: Intermezzo
Giorno saves Koichi
Golden Wind: Overture
Giorno tells Koichi his dream
Golden Wind: Intermezzo
Giorno and Koichi think of how to defeat Black Sabbath
Golden Wind: Intermezzo
Black Sabbath traps Giorno
Golden Wind: Intermezzo
Echoes activates "Three Freeze" on Black Sabbath
il vento d'oro
Golden Wind: Overture
Giorno beats Black Sabbath with sunlight
il vento d'oro
Golden Wind: Overture
Bow and Arrow
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Koichi wants to call Jotaro, but Giorno stops him
Golden Wind: Intermezzo
Koichi tells Giorno that Polpo is still alive
Golden Wind: Intermezzo
Giorno returns Polpo's lighter
Golden Wind: Overture
Polpo accepts Giorno into Passione
un sogno
Golden Wind: Overture
Koichi sees Giorno's golden spirit
Golden Wind: Overture
Giorno indirectly kills Polpo
Golden Wind: Overture
First introduction of Bruno's team
Freek'n You
Freek'n You
il vento d'oro
Golden Wind: Overture
Next Episode Title

Manga/Anime Differences

  • While Black Sabbath holds Gold Experience, Giorno remarking that Black Sabbath is a powerful remote control stand has been removed.
  • Giorno saying he has a dream before knocking away Black Sabbath has been removed.
  • When Gold Experience knocks Black Sabbath away, it disappears behind a splash of water upon knocking over the janitor's pail; in the manga, the pail was empty.
  • Giorno's monologue after Black Sabbath disappears is shortened; he no longer says he can't figure out Black Sabbath's ability or that it is stronger than him.
  • Giorno's sudden explanation that Gold Experience's life energy also affects Giorno himself and his own movement speed when used offensively is omitted. Gold Experience's struggle against Black Sabbath's grip remains a result of the enemy Stand's surprise attack and superior strength despite its slowed movements.
  • After realizing Black Sabbath can only move through shadows, Giorno explaining that the janitor was attacked first because he was standing in the railing's shadows has been omitted.
  • Giorno suspecting that Black Sabbath is invincible in the shadows has been omitted.
  • Koichi bringing up that Giorno stole his luggage and passport has been removed.
  • Instead of Koichi saying he saw the lighter reignite, Giorno asks him if he saw it.
  • When Gold Experience intercepts the Arrow to save Koichi, it uses its right hand instead of its left. The Stand also attempts to close its hand to grab the Arrow.
    • Because of this, when Giorno tells Koichi about his regret of letting the old janitor be killed, the hand he holds the lighter in and the hand he's bleeding from are switched.
  • Koichi asking Giorno if he knew about the Arrow is removed.
  • While Koichi is explaining how he received Echoes, Giorno internally realizes that a "chosen one" is a person who has awakened their Stand.
  • Koichi no longer narrates the scene leading up to Giorno's leg being grabbed by Black Sabbath. Because of this, it is Giorno whom uses the imagery of a scooter as an example of a method for defeating Black Sabbath. The strategy is also revealed earlier, while Giorno and Koichi try to flee from the area.
  • Black Sabbath is now shown disappearing from the building's shadow, rather than Koichi only noticing afterwards.
  • After pinning Giorno down, Black Sabbath briefly dodges Gold Experience's kicks before grabbing its other leg.
  • When Echoes uses 3 Freeze on Black Sabbath, its profanity ("MUTHAPHUKKIN" and "BEEYATCH!") is omitted.
  • Black Sabbath continues attempting to stab Gold Experience with the Arrow while under the effects of 3 Freeze.
  • The tree whose life Gold Experience accelerates to the point of expiration has more branches and leaves at the peak of its life.
    • Koichi's confusion at an evergreen tree's leaves falling off in spring has been removed.
  • Koichi's narration that Black Sabbath is trying to escape into the shadows of the hole has been removed.
  • When Koichi tries to use the payphone, he specifies he is calling Jotaro. Originally, he just says he is calling his friends in Japan.
  • Koichi warning Giorno that he will be automatically attacked again if he reignites the lighter has been omitted.
  • The scene where Polpo officially makes Giorno a member of Passione is moved to before Koichi's explanation of Giorno being a Joestar. As a result, Giorno tending to the deceased janitor is shown as a flashback.
  • Polpo is shown flicking the badge of Passione onto the platform for Giorno to take.
  • When Giorno extends his arm past the badge towards the minifridge in Polpo's cell, he summons Gold Experience's arm.
  • Giorno is shown receiving another body check on his way out of the prison.
  • A new scene with Koichi explaining the situation to Jotaro over a payphone is added. Koichi's last appearance is him running off to go sightseeing. This is the same scene with the flashback showing Koichi realizing Giorno's Joestar lineage.
  • Giorno and Bucciarati are seen walking together to the restaurant where the rest of Bucciarati's team is the next day.
    • Polpo's death is moved to the middle of Giorno and Bucciarati's trip. Giorno is seen turning around with a look of disgust on his face as he internally tells Polpo to "enjoy [his] last meal".
  • The narration detailing Polpo's death being ruled by suicide is omitted.
  • Bucciarati reveals to Giorno that his team is composed entirely of Stand users as the episode ends.

In other languages

Language Title Translation
Japan Japanese ギャング入門 Joining the Gang
United States of America English Joining the Gang
Spain Spanish El ingreso a la pandilla Joining the Gang
Brazil Portuguese Iniciação na Gangue Gang Initiation
France French Initiation
Germany German Beitritt zur Gang Joining the Gang
Israel Hebrew להתקבל לכנופיה Getting Accepted Into the Gang
Flag of the Arab League Arabic الانضمام للعصابة Joining the Gang
Italy Italian Entrare nell'organizzazione Joining the Organization
Russia Russian Вступление в мафию Joining the Mafia
Poland Polish Widmo Stand


I had to shout muda sixteen times. The day before recording, I practiced how to count the mudas in my head (I had decided to count four by four), but when I was actually in front of the mic shouting with all my energy. I kept missing by one, shouting one too many, ending with mudada, etc... It was a struggle, to be honest.
—Kensho Ono, Blu-ray limited edition commentaries
The color design of the prison scene reminds me of the 70s Italian horror movies Suspiria and Deep Red. It seemed scandalous seeing the female prison officer feeling up a young man's body. Also, this is a comment about episode three, but I thought the little bird in the cuckoo clock in Polpo's cell was incredibly cute.
—Nobutaka Kasama, Blu-ray limited edition commentaries
1. Battling Black Sabbath

It was important to make the complexity of the battle easier to understand, so Black Sabbath's behaviors are depicted as robotic, with set phrases and movements. The sequence where Black Sabbath moves with the shadow of a flying bird was not originally planned for the episode, but was added in to showcase the Stand's abilities.


Thanks to the idea of key animator Takeshi Morita, the frames in Giorno's mid-episode muda feature pencil-like brush strokes and gradients, employing a coloring method usually only reserved for backgrounds and print material and rarely used in key animation. The result, however, gives Giorno's rage a visual punch.

3. Back to Polpo's Cell

Giorno appeared overwhelmed by Polpo's presence in episode three, but when he visits Polpo again in episode four, his expression is closer to that of a mafioso. The sound effect for Gold Experience is snuck into the part where the gun transforms into a banana. And Polpo's burp was all due to the power of voice actor Hideo Ishikawa!

4. Carrying the Joestar Spirit

Director Kimura explains that the anime-original scene with Koichi on the phone with Jotaro was created because he "wanted to draw the curtains on Koichi's character properly instead of just fading him out. And having Koichi describe Giorno's heart of gold right before Polpo is murdered by Giorno marks a memorable contrast.
—Yasuhiro Kimura, Blu-ray limited edition commentaries



  • The anime shows that Polpo kills himself with a Smith & Wesson M29 revolver.
  • The English dub on Toonami cut part of the opening, keeping only the introduction with the statue and the chorus.


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