JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - Episode 9
The Final Ripple! (最後の波紋!, Saigo no Hamon!) is the ninth episode of season one of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: The Animation. It is also the ninth and final episode of Phantom Blood. It covers parts of Chapter 41 through Chapter 44 of the manga.
Jonathan is victorious against Dio, who is reduced to a head. Months later, Jonathan marries Erina Pendleton and goes on a cruise with his bride. However, Dio returns and plans on stealing Jonathan's body.
The narration then explains the aftermath of the battle of Windknight's Lot. Dozens of people were declared missing by the authorities and it is reported that a group of men were seen destroying clothings and a Stone Mask. Speedwagon, who has smashed the mask himself, declares victory.
Months later, Jonathan marries Erina and they head off on a honeymoon to America on a cruise across the Atlantic Ocean. As they are seen off by every person they have met on their journey, a suspicious ornate and surprisingly long chest is loaded into the cruise ship Jonathan and Erina board. Nonetheless, everyone says good bye to the couple.
As Jonathan and Erina enjoy their cruise, Jonathan discovers that Wang Chan has sneaked aboard and suspects that Dio is still alive. In the haul of the ship, Jonathan meets with Dio's disembodied head. The Vampire acknowledges JoJo's valor and thus has decided to steal his body, the only one worthy of being his host. Erina arrives on the scene just as Jonathan receives a near-fatal attack to his neck, which prevents him from breathing. Meanwhile, the ship starts to run amok with zombies after Wang Chan has spread the infection. Using the last Ripple energy he has, Jonathan manages to decapitate an overconfident Wang Chan, forcing his body to obstruct a piece of the cruise ship's mechanism, setting the ship on a path to explode.
As Erina resolves to die by Jonathan's side, Jonathan tells her to live on so she can protect a baby whose mother was killed. As the ship starts to explode, Dio makes a last ditch attempt to take Jonathan's body, but Jonathan stops him, passing away with Dio's head in his arms whilst Erina and the baby hide in Dio's bomb-proof coffin to protect them from the explosion. Erina is eventually rescued near the Canary Islands a day later and vows to pass on the truth of what happened on that night, starting with the child she conceived with Jonathan before his untimely death.
The scene then changes to an ancient ruin in the jungles of Mexico, where a humanoid figure encased in stone is shown to be lightly breathing.
|JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Episode 9: The Final Ripple!|
In other languages
|Japanese||最後の波紋！||The Final Ripple!|
|Chinese||最後的波紋！||The Final Ripple!|
|English||The Final Ripple!|
|Spanish||¡El último Hamon!||The last Hamon!|
|Portuguese||O Último Hamon||The Last Hamon|
|French||La dernière onde !||The last wave!|
|German||Das letzte Hamon||The last Hamon|
|Hebrew||האדווה האחרונה||The Last Ripple|
|Arabic||الهامون الأخير !||The last Hamon!|
|Italian||L'ultima Onda!||The last Wave!|
|Czech||Konečná vlna!||The Final wave!|
|Danish||Den sidste krusning!||The last ripple!|
|Polish||Finałowa fala!||The Final wave!|
- East London Observer.
- Despite the official English localization of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure referring to the Ripple as "Hamon," this episode is still titled "The Final Ripple," in all English-language versions of the show.