Golden Wind - Episode 22
The "G" in Guts (ガッツの「G」 Gattsu no 'Jī') is the twenty second episode of Golden Wind and the one hundred thirty fifth episode of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime. The episode covers from Chapter 524 to Chapter 527 of the original manga.
Still in Venice, Team Bucciarati are navigating in the canals, wary of the elite guard of the Boss who must have been informed of their rebellion and sent after them. Sex Pistols then cry for lunch, causing the team to stop at a restaurant. While Mista, Abbacchio, and Narancia idly chat about vegetarians and their diet, Giorno watches the surroundings, wary of the enemy. A civilian bumps into Narancia and gets some wine splashed on his suit but when the civilian yells at him, Narancia, Abbacchio, and Mista mistake him for an enemy and beat him down. At the same time, Giorno worries about Bucciarati's current state.
Abbacchio then asks Bucciarati what the team must do next. The leader thus explains that The Boss's Stand can erase time and that makes him invincible. However, if they can identify him, then they will be able to assassinate him. Trish is thus their lead toward the Boss's identity. While Narancia is reluctant to involve Trish, she comes out of her own accord and tells the group that her mother had met the Boss in Sardinia, but that he suddenly left her. Thus Sardinia is where the group can uncover the identity of the Boss before he became a gangster. Trish also affirms her will to go through the whole affair.
While everyone is distracted, Narancia discovers that his spoon has been destroyed by a small shark inside of his soup. He immediately summons Aerosmith and shoots at it but the shark disappears in the bowl only to reappear inside of the soup in his new spoon and jump to tear off his tongue. Narancia's throat starts to seize up and he cannot inform his team that the shark can teleport between liquids but he is saved from choking when Giorno stabs his trachea with a pen to let him breathe while he creates a new tongue. At the same time, a duo of Passione operative, Squalo and Tizzano, observe the scene from a balcony. Seeing Giorno's resourcefulness, Squalo notes that his Clash will not be enough to kill them all but that he and Tizzano plan to use Narancia to their advantage.
Narancia recovers from the wound but informs Bucciarati that the enemy Stand was a large rocky thing and that they should go through the canals. Insisting on this misinformation, Narancia is internally shocked that he cannot tell the truth and keeps feeding false intel to his companions. The group starts to believe the lies, forcing Narancia to try to stop Giorno from boarding their boat. Bucciarati decides to tackle the enemy and tells Abbacchio to use Moody Blues to track them. However, Narancia realizes that Moody Blues will be in grave danger in the water. When Clash appears in the canal, Narancia points at it, only for his arm to point at the bathrooms. Annoyed at Narancia's antics, Team Bucciarati enters the bathroom where Clash has many water sources to attack from. Crying from despair, Narancia vows to make his enemy pay as is it revealed that Tizzano has set up his Talking Head, a small Stand having attached itself to Narancia's tongue and forcing him to tell lies.
In the restrooms, Abbacchio summons Moody Blues to find the enemy, but Narancia barges in to keep his friends far from any water. Talking Head manipulates his tongue to open a faucet which he dries with paper, and Narancia then disgusts Abbacchio by urinating on the toilet he intended to put Moody Blues in. Exasperated, the group leaves the bathroom but Giorno stays a bit to look for Narancia. Talking Head then uses Narancia's tongue again to grab his knife and cut his wrist, baiting Giorno near the flowing blood. However, Narancia shoots at a pipe with Aerosmith, heating it with his tracer bullets to cauterize his own cut.
Giorno finally understands that Narancia is being forced to lie by an enemy ability to Narancia's relief. However, water starts leaking from the damaged pipe, creating a large puddle from which Clash emerges and tears at Giorno's throat.
|GW Episode 22: The "G" in Guts|
In other languages
|Japanese||ガッツの「G」||The "G" in Guts|
|English (Sub)||The "G" in Guts|
|English (Dub)||The "G" in Gozzo||Italian: The "G" in Guts|
|Spanish||"G" de agallas||"G" From Guts|
|Portuguese||"G" de Garra||"G" From Guts|
|French||Le G de Guts||The G in Guts|
|German||Das „G“ in Guts||The "G" in Guts|
|Arabic||الشّجاعة الحقيقيّة||Real Courage|
|Italian||La "G" di Guts||The "G" in Guts|
|Russian||«G» значит «Guts»||"G" in "Guts"|
The previous episodes took place around dawn, but by this episode, the sun has risen and the streets of Venice are in full view. Producer Kasama explains the color of the water: "I pictured Venice as a beautiful city on the water, but after actually going there, I saw that the water is really a murky green."
2. Narancia Backed into a Corner
Talking Head forces Narancia to say the opposite of what he means. The manga portrays the whole ordeal more comically, but Kasama decided to reinterpret the mood by shifting it to Narancia's point of view, adding suspense to the scene.
3. The "G" in Guts
The title references a chapter from volume 56 of the manga. The "G" formed by Giorno and the others was memorable, and the staff initially wanted to add it in the anime. "It never made it past the brainstorming phase, but in a different timeline, the first shot of the second opening might have featured that 'G' shape..."
4. Squalo and Tizzano AppearBodies pressed against each other, Squalo and Tizzano left quite an impact. "We based it on the manga panels, but with the addition of Maeno and Tsuda's voices and the slow, deliberate animation, it immediately felt suggestive." Kasama recalls that amongst the female staff, Melone stands heads above the rest, but this duo was also a staff favorite.
- Yasuhiro Kimura, co-director of the anime, has revealed that the setting for the battle is based on the surroundings of a Venetian restaurant named Di Raffaele.