Golden Wind - Episode 33
His Name Is Diavolo (そいつの名はディアボロ, Soitsu no Na wa Diaboro) is the thirty-third episode of Golden Wind and the one-hundred-forty-sixth episode of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: The Animation. The episode covers from the end of Chapter 567 to most of Chapter 571 of the original manga.
Bucciarati has collapsed on the ground just in front of the Colosseum; his body seems to have reached its limits following his victory over Secco. Doppio stands just behind him and prepares to kill him, but he soon stays his hand. Instead, he persuades Bucciarati to let him help reach his destination, planning to find out what the rogue capo is after. Doppio then discovers Bucciarati's condition and that he's gone blind yet can see a hidden wound on his neck, which was the same wound from Doppio's fight with Risotto Nero.
An intrigued Doppio reflects on Bucciarati's strange condition as he helps him cross the street, but his thoughts are interrupted when he sees Mista coming around the corner. Doppio immediately hides both himself and Bucciarati behind a pillar. Doppio is cornered and almost kills Bucciarati but Diavolo intervenes. Explaining to his subordinate that Bucciarati is now a corpse that can only see spirits, Diavolo exposes some of his spirit, not only fooling Bucciarati into thinking Doppio is Trish, but also causing his daughter to alert Mista, clearing the way to the monument.
As they move through the Colosseum, Bucciarati promises "Trish" that she can live in his house and enjoy a decent life once their battle is over. However, Diavolo suddenly warns Doppio that they are being watched. Polnareff makes himself known, ordering the pair to stand still but becomes suspicious of Doppio, whom he doesn't know. Doppio's attempt to make himself look reliable is foiled when Polnareff asks "Trish" to show her Stand without approaching him; Diavolo realizes that he's dealing with an experienced fighter. When Diavolo sees the Arrow on Polnareff's lap and Polnareff senses Diavolo's killing intent, the two recognize each other and reminisce the past.
In 1986, Diavolo discovered six Stand Arrows while working part-time for an excavation team in Egypt. Discovering their ability, he sold five to Enya the Hag and kept one for himself. A year or so after their battle with DIO, Jotaro Kujo and Jean Pierre Polnareff learned of the Arrows and began to investigate them. As Jotaro went to Asia and America, Polnareff, after searching through Africa and Europe, eventually went on his own to Italy, but his investigations caught the attention of Diavolo. Passione had agents everywhere and successfully isolated Polnareff, allowing Diavolo to confront him, easily defeating and crippling him before sending the maimed crusader off a cliff and leaving him for dead.
After the flashback, Bucciarati and Polnareff suddenly notice that "Trish" has disappeared and objects have been suddenly displaced, Polnareff's binoculars suddenly broken. Somewhere else in the Colosseum, Giorno, Mista and Trish also notice that time has skipped, realizing that Diavolo is near. Worried, Polnareff tries to flee but Doppio intercepts his path, ominously advancing up the stairs below him. Declaring that the events of this night will be a trial for him to stay at the top, Diavolo finally emerges from Doppio and confronts Polnareff.
Curious about the Arrow, Diavolo engages Polnareff, erasing time and avoiding a slash from Silver Chariot. Diavolo is impressed, as he had noticed that Polnareff has bitten his thumb, letting blood droplets determine how much time passes with each usage of King Crimson. As Ponlareff uses Silver Chariot to try and hurl himself away from Diavolo, the latter erases time once again, but then sees that Chariot has been pierced with the Arrow and starts undergoing a dramatic transformation. This was a result of Polnareff enacting a desperate gambit to protect the Arrow, but after time returns to normal, Diavolo then kills Polnareff easily. Reminiscing about the great adventures he had with the Joestar Group, Polnareff breathes his last. Still perplexed, Diavolo seizes the discarded Arrow. From his vantage point, he sees Giorno and the others joining up with Bucciarati and plans to deal with them, but he suddenly senses another presence: a stranger clad in black has appeared before him, slowly walking away. As he demands to know who the newcomer is, an Arrow-shaped marking is shown on its neck.
|Golden Wind Episode 33: His Name Is Diavolo|
In other languages
|Japanese||そいつの名はディアボロ||His Name Is Diavolo|
|English||His Name Is Diavolo|
|Spanish||Su nombre es Diavolo||His Name Is Diavolo|
|Portuguese||Seu Nome é Diavolo||His Name Is Diavolo|
|French||Son nom est Diavolo||His Name Is Diavolo|
|German||Sein Name ist Diavolo||His Name Is Diavolo|
|Hebrew||קוראים לו דיאבולו||His Name is Diavolo|
|Arabic||اسمُه ديافولو||His Name Is Diavolo|
|Italian||Il suo nome è Diavolo||His Name Is Diavolo|
|Russian||Его зовут Дьяволо||His Name Is Diavolo|
|Polish||Nazywa się Diavolo||His Name Is Diavolo|
Director Takahashi reminisces that the first place the staff visited in Italy was the Colosseum. "I was hesitant about starting with the location of the final battle, but as we traced the steps of Giorno and the gang, I knew we were getting closer to the world of Golden Wind."
2. Jotaro and Polnareff
The staff debated whether to replicate the character designs from Stardust Crusaders for the flashback scene, but decided to go with Golden Wind's art style. Chief Animation Director Shunichi Ishimoto, who also worked on Stardust Crusaders, redesigned the duo. Takahashi remarks, "Their redesigned, fitted look is as cool as the older style!"
3. When Doppio Becomes Diavolo
Polnareff not noticing that Doppio and Diavolo were one and the same became a subject of debate in the screenplay meetings. Chief Director Naokatsu Tsuda's answer, "It was probably King Crimson," settled everyone. Takahashi says, "This is why we show King Crimson's world here. I think it made the scene more striking."
4. Doppio, Voiced by Soma SaitoFrom his "torururururururu" ringtone to his impersonation of Trish, Doppio really shines in this episode. Takahashi was impressed by Soma Saito's acting range. "Soma Saito's high-pitched ringtone made me laugh during the recording session. But his performance of Doppio's 'This is a test' gave me chills."