JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - Episode 4

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You are already destined to do battle against the Stone Mask! (君はもうすでに石仮面と戦う運命にあるッ!)

Overdrive (波紋疾走(オーバードライブ), Ōbādoraibu)[1] is the fourth episode of season one of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: The Animation. It is also the fourth episode of Phantom Blood. It covers most of Chapter 17 through Chapter 23 of the manga.

Jonathan is victorious but Dio escapes. Jonathan then meets Will Anthonio Zeppeli, a mysterious Italian who teaches him how to use the Ripple, a power made to fight Vampires.


Three days after the battle between Jonathan and Dio, Speedwagon decides to visit Jonathan in the hospital. Outside the door of Jonathan's room, he peers inside to see a young woman caring to Jonathan's wounds. Speedwagon notices her hands are swollen and smeared with blood as if she had been treating his burns thousands of times. Jonathan awakens and recognizes the woman to be his old childhood sweetheart, Erina Pendleton. The two begin conversing as Speedwagon coolly withdraws.

Elsewhere in London, Jack the Ripper is busy stabbing a young girl but is interrupted when Dio appears in a wheelchair being pushed by a zombified Wang Chan. Dio has a cloak covering most of his body, but burns can be seen around his face and hands. Dio uses some type of mind control on Jack and proceeds to drain his blood, thus turning him into a zombie.

Will Antonio Zeppeli introduces himself to Jonathan

The next day, Jonathan is seen using a cane to walk around the debris of his house, trying to ensure that the mask and Dio were destroyed. He eventually gives up and decides to take a stroll with Erina. During their walk, a mysterious man appears on a nearby stone wall, eating a sandwich. The man suddenly jumps into the air while sitting and lunges at Jonathan. The man's pinky finger impales itself into Jonathan's lungs, temporarily disabling his breathing, but surprisingly heals his fractured arm. The man reveals himself to be Will Anthonio Zeppeli, a martial artist master trained in the ways of the Ripple. He takes Jonathan and Erina to a nearby pond where he demonstrates the power of the Ripple by striking at a frog on a rock. Strangely enough, the shockwave from his strike goes through the frog and shatters the rock underneath it, leaving the frog unharmed. Zeppeli then reveals that Dio and the Stone Mask were not destroyed, and his purpose for coming is to finish the job. Jonathan is surprised and grabs the branch to a nearby tree. Zeppeli notices that the flowers begin to bud on the branch he is holding and he realizes that Jonathan may have great potential as a Ripple user.

Dio takes refuge in a mansion

Dio has taken refuge in a mansion and is draining humans of their blood to heal his wounds. He is seen draining a woman of her blood and then throws the corpse to a zombified Jack the Ripper to eat.

For the next week, Jonathan trains under Zeppeli to master the power of the Ripple. The two take a break and Zeppeli tells Jonathan the reason why he is after the Stone Mask. When Zeppeli was young, he had joined his scholarly father's ruin excavation team and traveled the world. During one of their expeditions, they discovered the stone mask in an ancient ruins in Mexico. On the boat ride home, someone had donned the mask and killed all the men on the ship. Zeppeli is able to escape briefly by jumping into the water, but the person wearing the stone mask continued to pursue him. Just before he is killed, however, the sun rises from the horizon; the man disintegrates from the sunlight, but not before Zeppeli realizes that the man was actually his father.

Jack the Ripper ambushes the group

After Zeppeli teaches Jonathan a technique called Zoom Punch, Speedwagon appears and announces that Dio had been spotted in the town of Windknight's Lot. Jonathan and the others sets off immediately in a carriage. Apparently, the only way into the town is through a tunnel in the mountain, where once inside, the group is attacked by Jack the Ripper. At first, Jack unleashes a bunch of scalpels from inside his body, but Zeppeli is able to deflect them by infusing his wine with Ripple and launches it as projectiles. Zeppeli then uses a Ripple Kick on Jack and melts half his face. Jack jumps backwards and grabs hold of a sword stuck in the ceiling of the tunnel. Its true purpose is revealed as a lever which unlocks a passageway in the side of the tunnel, which Jack climbs through. Zeppeli hands Jonathan a glass of wine and tells him to defeat Jack without spilling a drop of it, lest he face the consequences.

The passageway opens up into a larger corridor, where Jonathan is attacked by Jack briefly. Jonathan focuses on his wine glass and realizes he can draw out the power of the ripple using the ripples in the wine. He charges up a sendo ripple overdrive and punches a wall nearby. The shock wave travels through the wall and manages to hit Jack, who happened to be waiting for him around the corner. Jack is hit dead-on and flies backward into the opposite wall, disintegrating.


Will Anthonio Zeppeli
(1st appearance)
Will A. Zeppeli's Father
(1st appearance) (Flashback) (Death)
"Memetaa!" Frog
(1st appearance)


Script (脚本)
Shogo Yasukawa
ヤスカワ ショウゴ
Storyboard (絵コンテ)
Masashi Abe
阿部 雅司
Episode Director (演出)
Masashi Abe
阿部 雅司
Animation Director (作画監督)
Toshimitsu Kobayashi
Shunryo Yamamura
小林 利充
山村 俊了
Animation Director Cooperation (作画監督協力)
糸井 恵
宝谷 幸稔
横山 謙次
亀井 隆広
Assistant Animation Director (作画監督補)
Katsuya Shigehara
Kotaro Nakamori
重原 克也
中森 晃太郎
Key Animation (原画)
Isao Sugimoto
Nozomi Onuki
Kotaro Nakamori
Chinatsu Ishida
Nozomi Sakamoto
Yoshiko Takemoto
Shiori Nakasone
Katsuya Shigehara
Takayoshi Hashimoto
Yui Kinoshita
Miho Tanaka
Daiki Matsuura
Kana Miyai
Kosuke Iwanaga
Daisuke Agata
Hideaki Matsuoka
Lee Eun Yeong
Kim Myoung Hyuu
Miyuki Sasagawa
Kan Ogawa
Jin Hirakawa
Seo Jung Ha
Motohiro Kobayashi
Eri Kojima
Takaki Inoue
Takashi Nakamichi
杉本 功
大貫 希
中森 晃太郎
石田 千夏
阪本 望実
竹本 佳子
中曽根 詩織
重原 克也
橋本 貴吉
木下 由花
田中 美穂
宮井 加奈
岩永 浩輔
阿形 大輔
松岡 秀明
Lee Eun Yeong
Kim Myoung Hyuu
笹川 弥幸
小川 完
平河 仁
Seo Jung Ha
小林 元浩
小島 えり
井上 貴騎
仲道 隆
2nd Key Animation (第二原画)
MK Seoul
Big Owl
White Line
Megumi Itoi
Katsuya Shigehara
Kotaro Nakamori
Miyuki Sasagawa
Takashi Nakamichi
Manami Minakata
Keisuke Toyoda
MK Seoul
糸井 恵
重原 克也
中森 晃太郎
笹川 弥幸
仲道 隆
南方 麻奈美
豊田 桂祐
In-between Animation (動画)
In-between Animation Inspection
Chie Yamazaki
山崎 千絵

Big Owl
White Line
David Production
Yuka Hasegawa
Kazuyuki Hagitani
Kiyoe Inaba
Chie Yamazaki
david production
長谷川 由佳
萩谷 和之
稲葉 希代恵
山崎 千絵
Q-Tec (キュー・テック)
Hirohisa Mita
Daiki Kitamura
Hiroki Ueno
三田 寛久
北村 大輝
上野 洋樹
David Production
Masato Hira
Tomotaka Okuno
平 将人
奥野 友隆
3D Modeling (3Dモデリング)
Takehito Kobayashi
小林 武人
Momomo Works (もももワークス)
Motonobu Kawashima
Naoyuki Seki
川島 基展
関 直幸
Betop Japan (Betop Japan株式会社)
Liu Jiaming
Wong Wai
劉 佳銘
王 偉
Digital Works (デジタルワークス)
David Production
亀井 隆広
Puavaranukroh Taweeporn
Screen Setting (画面設計)
Kiyotoshi Aoi
青井 清年


JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Episode 4: Overdrive
Start End Title OST Description

JoJo ~Sono Chi no Sadame~
JoJo ~Sono Chi no Sadame~
Father's Love
Phantom Blood (Destiny)
Erina Pendleton tending to JoJo's wounds
Sudden Turn
Phantom Blood (Destiny)
Jack the Ripper is recruited by Dio
Mysterious Visitor
Phantom Blood (Future)
Will A. Zeppeli appears
Undiscovered Power, Ancient Fruits
Phantom Blood (Future)
Zeppeli demonstrates the power of the Ripple
Persistence ~Innocent Scream~
Phantom Blood (Destiny)
Zeppeli reveals Dio is still alive
Heart of Darkness
Phantom Blood (Destiny)
Dio regaining his strength
Stone Mask ~Prologue~
Phantom Blood (Destiny)
Jonathan's training/Zeppeli's story
Waves of Sun, Undiscovered Power
Phantom Blood (Future)
Explanation of the Ripple
Intertwined Destinies
Phantom Blood (Destiny)
To Windknight's Lot
A Superhuman Reborn
Phantom Blood (Destiny)
Jack the Ripper attacks
Capture the Target
Phantom Blood (Future)
Zeppeli vs. Jack the Ripper
Decisive Battle ~Overlapping Destinies~
Phantom Blood (Future)
Jonathan must pursue Jack the Ripper
Full-Body Courage
Phantom Blood (Future)
Jonathan defeats Jack the Ripper
Intertwined Destinies
Phantom Blood (Destiny)
Next episode preview

Manga/Anime Differences

  • The anime started with Speedwagon's second time entering the hospital. The first time was not shown, with Speedwagon in a wagon with his friends. When Speedwagon tried going to Jonathan's room the first time, he is coldly turned away by Erina and decides to return later.
    • In the manga, he sneaks in over a wall with his cane when he visits for the second time. He also attempts to enter the room after Jonathan awakens, only to change his mind after Erina says Jonathan's name.
  • Speedwagon doesn't mention his later learning of Erina's Father. How he moved to India seven years ago with Erina due to his job as a doctor, they only recently returned to England at the time, and the father owns the hospital he brought Jonathan to.
  • In the manga, Jack is first seen conversing with the woman he kills, talking about Jack the Ripper and revealing that she's been talking to him before stabbing her.
  • In the manga, Dio was stabbed by Jack the Ripper multiple times before he decided to join him. In the anime, Dio used some type of mind control and Jack was instantly subdued.
  • The flashback explanation of how Dio escaped the mansion alive (the pillar near the statue broke and destroyed the statue Dio was impaled on) was not in the anime.
  • The arm that Jonathan heals is reversed in the anime.
  • Zeppeli's first appearance garments from the manga are replaced by his second usual ones.
  • Zeppeli's shaker breaking and causing him to sneeze more is cut from the anime.
  • Zeppeli explains that he overheard Wang Chan discussing the Joestar Mansion fire and Dio in town, and subsequently went to meet Jonathan. His convenient arrival is not explained in the anime.
  • Zeppeli does not explain the Zoom Punch after he hits Jonathan with it in the manga.
  • Zeppeli's flashback has slightly more detail in the manga, also showing how he attempted to escape with a crew member, only for the crew member to be killed.
  • In the manga, where Zeppeli compares the Ripple and the Stone Mask, he throws one pebble while Jonathan throws the other. In the anime, Zeppeli throws both.
  • The battle between Jonathan and Wang Chan a week after Jonathan is told about Zeppeli's past was not shown in the anime.
    • Since this battle is removed, Wang Chan does not tell Dio about how he fled, and Speedwagon does not flip into the carriage talking about how Wang Chan was seen at Windknight's.
  • Two gossiping ladies talking about how someone's moved into the mansion by the graveyard is cut from the anime.
  • Zeppeli asking for a corkscrew is cut from the anime. Speedwagon also saying how he wouldn't want to see through the eyes of Jack the Ripper and Zeppeli quieting him is cut.
  • Jack does not cut off part of his thumb in the anime. Zeppeli is also much more surprised that Jack would throw the wagon at the entrance in the manga.
  • During the battle with Jack the Ripper, Jack launches a bunch of knives out of his body. In the manga, Jonathan and Speedwagon hide behind a rock. Speedwagon is also cut in the shoulder by one of the knives. In the anime, they do not hide, and Speedwagon is not harmed.
  • Zeppeli also gives an explanation as to how his Ripple Cutter works in the manga.
  • After Jack is hurt by Zeppeli's kick, one of his eyes is crying in the manga.
  • When Jonathan is injured by Jack, the device Jack uses is thought to be a remodeled torture instrument from the Middle Ages by Jonathan in the manga.
  • In the manga, Zeppeli told a story to Speedwagon about a fisherman who cut his own leg to attack a shark and kill it. In the anime, he never told this story.

In other languages

Language Title Translation
Japan Japanese 波紋疾走(オーバードライブ) Overdrive
China Chinese 波紋疾走 Overdrive
United States of America English Overdrive
Spain Spanish Overdrive
Brazil Portuguese Overdrive
France French Overdrive
Germany German Overdrive
Israel Hebrew אוברדרייב Overdrive
Flag of the Arab League Arabic أوفر درايف Over drive
Italy Italian Overdrive
Czech Republic Czech Přetížení Overload
Denmark Danish Pres Pressure
Poland Polish Wyładowanie Discharge


Link to this sectionCommentary
The Ripple is here! You also find the famous onomatopoeia "Memeta" when the frog is punched. The episode necessitated more effort for the photography and vector graphics than the animation; it was a small challenge for those who weren't used to them. It's also the arrival of Zeppeli, conveying his eccentric side at best was necessary. More and more dangerous characters like Jack the Ripper make their appearance. Jonathan and Erina have again a languid scene (laughs). I also like the scene where Jonathan's arm is healed thanks to the Ripple... "I can even lift this rock!" It wasn't planned in the storyboard but honestly, it had to be here even at the risk of upsetting everything. The audience had to see how awesome the Ripple is. The voice acting was also a great moment, everyone was excited like in those overnight infomercials.




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