JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - Episode 16

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Ripple Teacher Lisa Lisa (波紋教師リサリサ Hamon Kyōshi Risa Risa)[1] is the sixteenth episode of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime. It is also the seventh episode of Battle Tendency. It covers Chapter 71 through half of Chapter 75 of the manga.

Caesar and Joseph must train in the Ripple to defeat the Pillar Men. To do so, Caesar brings Joseph to his Ripple master, the beautiful Lisa Lisa, who immediately begins her life-threatening training.

Summary

Lisa Lisa reveals herself to Joseph

In Venice, Joseph first complains about how his one-month training bluff was called by Wamuu. Wanting to teach Joseph to control his Ripple powers, Caesar takes him to Venice to meet his teacher, Lisa Lisa. Lisa Lisa orders Joseph to wear a mask that limits his breathing for the duration of his training. Back with Erina, Speedwagon shows worry on what may happen to him should he tell her of the poisonous Wedding Rings the Pillar Men implanted within Joseph. To start their training, Lisa Lisa tasks Joseph and Caesar to climb the Hell Climb Pillar, a 24-meter pillar covered in oil, using only the Ripple or else starve to death. Joseph nearly cheats by using a guideline until Lisa Lisa catches him in the attempt. Observing Caesar's efforts, Joseph learns to climb up by focusing Ripple energy in his fingertips.

Joseph struggles to climb the oil-covered Hell Climb Pillar

As the days pass and they struggle to climb, Joseph assumes there's an easy break when he spots a crack in the pillar, but this turns out to be a trap, causing the pillar to start spewing oil at high pressures from its 20-meter mark. Caesar manages to break through the barrier by using Ripple energy to simultaneously grip the pillar with his feet and repel the barrier, eventually reaching the peak. Joseph eventually manages to get past by traveling across the barrier to its weakest point so he can leap over it. When Joseph ends up running out of breath at the last meter, Caesar helps him up. As Joseph becomes pleased with the results of his training and asks for the next test, Lisa Lisa brings in her servants, Loggins and Messina, to teach the young men how to master the Ripple over the next few weeks.

Appearances

Characters

Credits

Staff
Script (脚本)
Storyboard (絵コンテ)
Kotaro Togoshi [1]
Episode Director (演出)
Kotaro Togoshi [1]
Animation Director (作画監督)
Shinichi Machida
Manabu Akita[1]
Key Animation (原画)
Kiyotoshi Aoi
Tsukasa Sorimachi
Kyohei Oyabu
Masaru Kinjo
Yasuzo Ino
Etsushi Mori
Ryoko Kawamura
Yasufumi Soejima
Ritsu Tominaga
Manabu Akita
Aya Nishimura
Shin Hyung Woo
White Line
Cha Myoung Jun
2nd Key Animation (第二原画)
Michiko Takegami
Saeko Ozawa
Natsumi Ishizaki
Yuichiro Yamada
Megumi Itoi
White Line
Sul-ah Kang
Hyun-ae Kwan
Myung-ju Sim
Design Cooperation (デザイン協力)
Jun Ishigami
Gorou Murata

Music

Episode 16: Ripple Teacher Lisa Lisa
Start End Title OST Description

00:00
00:19
Tense
Battle Tendency (Leicht Verwendbar)
The rings in Joseph's body
01:00
02:06
Backfoot
Battle Tendency (Leicht Verwendbar)
Joseph is a Ripple novice
02:07
03:37
BLOODY STREAM
BLOODY STREAM
Opening
03:37
03:55
Il mare eterno nella mia anima
Battle Tendency (Leicht Verwendbar)
Joseph in Venice
04:05
05:58
Master ~acostic~
Battle Tendency (Leicht Verwendbar)
Lisa Lisa appears
07:37
08:04
Il mare eterno nella mia anima
Battle Tendency (Leicht Verwendbar)
Air Supplena Island
08:05
09:40
Hellcrimb
Battle Tendency (Leicht Verwendbar)
The Hell Climb Pillar
09:40
11:24
Pulse
Battle Tendency (Leicht Verwendbar)
Climbing the pillar
11:34
13:29
Gambit
Battle Tendency (Leicht Verwendbar)
The merciless Pillar/Joseph understands the trick
13:34
14:16
WELCOME TO THE WORLD
Battle Tendency (Musik)
Focus the Ripple on the fingertips!
14:19
15:28
Overdrive
Battle Tendency (Musik)
A barrier of oil
16:33
17:11
Overdrive
Battle Tendency (Musik)
Caesar passes through the barrier
17:22
18:22
Demon
Battle Tendency (Leicht Verwendbar)
Joseph is stuck
18:31
19:07
I'm in control
Battle Tendency (Musik)
Joseph pulls through
19:38
19:59
Abyss
Battle Tendency (Leicht Verwendbar)
Joseph is slipping
20:00
20:32
Appearance
Battle Tendency (Leicht Verwendbar)
Trial completed
20:39
21:01
Bolt
Battle Tendency (Leicht Verwendbar)
Joseph seeks revenge on Lisa Lisa
21:09
21:49
????
????
Joseph now respects Lisa Lisa
21:54
22:45
Develop
Battle Tendency (Leicht Verwendbar)
Training with Loggins and Messina
22:47
24:56
Roundabout
Roundabout
Gruelling training/Ending
24:56
25:10
Oh please...
Battle Tendency (Musik)
Next episode preview

Manga/Anime Differences

  • The initial scene of Caesar demonstrating to Joseph the use of the Ripple originally had Speedwagon and a doctor in it (the doctor leaves before the demonstration). They were completely removed in the anime version.
    • In addition, the doctor noted that the ring around his heart and throat are partially fused to the arteries, and a panicked Joseph notes that even though he is aware of the rings, it's still shocking to him. The doctor clarifies that they can't be removed with current technology and that so long as his throat or heart aren't hit directly by anything, Joseph doesn't have any restrictions for activities.
  • Joseph notes that he doesn't feel hunger or any bodily needs in the Hell Climb Pillar, and wonders if it's due to the Ripple. This line is not included in the anime.

Commentary

It's master Lisa Lisa turn to appear on stage. She is splendid. We had our best elements Manabu Akita and Shinichi Machida to direct the animation. Due to that the drawing stayed balance for the whole episode.

I personally think the episode was well done but many of my colleagues say it's too static. I think it's because of the Hell Climb Pillar that the characters must scale very slowly. The beginning of the ascension is, for me, a perfect mix between design, music, colors... Too bad he others aren't as enthusiastic (laughs).

We had to fit Joseph and Caesar's training in one episode. The production team advised me to cut where it was necessary, but at the end, everything fitted the time slot and didn't encroach upon the ending credits that much.
Naokatsu Tsuda, Blu-Ray limited edition commentaries


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