Golden Wind - Episode 16
Bucciarati is the only one left able to fight Prosciutto and Pesci. While he prioritizes defeating Prosciutto and his The Grateful Dead, Bucciarati soon learns that Pesci is not the weakling that he appears to be.
Bucciarati has grabbed Prosciutto and throws himself out of the express train in the hopes of killing Prosciutto too, shocking even the hardened Stand user. Prosciutto's screams wake Pesci up, who sees the open zipper and understands what has happened just as Prosciutto loses his grip. He immediately summons Beach Boy and launches the hook through the train, catching Prosciutto's right hand just in time to pull him toward the train and avoid a fatal collision against a pole. Moreover, the backlash almost makes Bucciarati drop Prosciutto and he barely manages to hang onto his foe's shoe. Finding himself with the advantage again, Prosciutto tries to kick Bucciarati off him but praises the lieutenant's determination.
Still aging, Bucciarati tries to attack with Sticky Fingers but Prosciutto manages to deflect the punch. However, Bucciarati has foreseen it and has been aiming for the line of Beach Boy, hitting it successfully. The damage rebounds into Prosciutto, on which a zipper opens, letting the hook out. Bucciarati grabs the hook while Prosciutto falls away.
Pesci notices a drop in the weight on the rod but then quickly senses that the hand on which the hook is in has changed and that his catch's weight doesn't match Prosciutto's. The sight of the passengers regaining their youth again confirms Pesci's worst fears and he collapses on the ground, crying in despair. Suddenly, the aging effect restarts. Bucciarati who has been on the roof trying to zip the hook out becomes weaker again and sees Prosciutto crushed inside the machinery of the train, maintaining The Grateful Dead despite his grievous wounds. Pesci too sees Prosciutto. Deeply inspired by his senior's example, Pesci steers his mind anew and breaks a passenger's neck in cold blood.
The sun is setting as the battle continues. Reading Bucciarati's movements flawlessly, Pesci sinks the hook deeper inside his arm and despite Bucciarati's zippers, manages to reach his foe again and again. Pesci pulls his catch sideways, threatening to make him crash against a metal pole but Bucciarati manages to grab the roof by one finger. When Pesci attempts to reel him upward, Bucciarati has no choice but to enter the wagon. Inside, Bucciarati notices that the hook is coming dangerously close to his heart and realizes that Pesci might have been the most dangerous of the duo. Steeling his resolve, Bucciarati separates himself in many tiny pieces by attacking the line. Distracted by the vibrations, Pesci cannot detect Bucciarati anymore but for his part, Bucciarati's life is now in grave danger since the drastic separation has stopped his ability to breathe.
A tense waiting game during which Bucciarati wages his resolve against Pesci's ensues. He waits for Pesci to be tricked into sending the hook somewhere else while he suffocates. The assassin extends the line inside the room and almost senses Bucciarati's heart but the latter unzips it in half to escape detection. At the critical moment, Bucciarati loses consciousness but Pesci also loses his patience, hitting the control panels to stop the train and supposedly protect Prosciutto. The subsequent deceleration of the train stopping fortunately throws the pieces of Bucciarati together and he regains consciousness. When Pesci gets out of the train, Bucciarati confronts him one last time.
The two Stand users approach in front of the agonizing Prosciutto but Pesci lands the first hit, surprising Bucciarati with his apparent resolve and tremendous fighting skill. Prosciutto wakes up and celebrates Pesci's growth, focusing his power again. Cornered, Bucciarati dashes in front of the line, hoping to guard it with his arm but Pesci ignores them and phases straight into his chest. Almost tearing Bucciarati's heart, Pesci is thwarted at the last moment when the lieutenant uses the line stuck in his arms and chokes Pesci with it, pulling so hard it breaks Pesci's neck. However, Pesci surprisingly lets Trish out of Coco Jumbo and threatens to crush the turtle against a rock in his fall. Disappointed, Bucciarati attacks faster than Pesci can fall. Shouting his battle cry "ARI ARI ARI... Arrivederci!", Bucciarati pummels Pesci and throws his zipped remains into a nearby river. The duo of assassins are dead.
The battle has ended and Giorno wakes up. Bucciarati notices that Prosciutto has called for reinforcement but more importantly, a mysterious claw print was imprinted in the ground beside Trish, indicating that she and by extension her father The Boss, are Stand users.
Some time after the battle, Melone arrives at the battlefield to confirm Prosciutto and Pesci's demise and that Team Bucciarati has disappeared. Nonetheless, he is confident he can find them again as he takes a blood sample of Bucciarati.
|Golden Wind Episode 16: The Grateful Dead, Part 2|
In other languages
|Japanese||The Grateful Dead, Part 2|
|English||The Thankful Dead, Part 2|
|Spanish||The Thankful Death - Seguna parte||The Thankful Dead - Part 2|
|Portuguese||The Thankful Death - Parte 2||The Thankful Dead - Part 2|
|French||Thankful Death, Partie 2||Thankful Dead, Part 2|
|German||The Thankful Death, Teil 2||The Thankful Dead, Part 2|
|Arabic||غريتفول ديث الجزء 1||Thankful Dead, Part 2|
|Italian||The Thankful Death, parte 2||The Thankful Dead, Part 2|
|Russian||Величественная смерть (Зе Грейтфул Дед), часть 2||The Grateful Dead, Part 2|
Episode sixteen begins with Prosciutto hanging on to the train as it runs 150 kilometers per hour. Director Kimura wanted Bucciarati to appear almost like a villain as he tries to kick Prosciutto off the train. Tatsuhisa Suzuki, the voice of Prosciutto, provided some amazing shouts here.
2. The Grateful Dead
Battered and beaten. Prosciutto activates The Grateful Dead to aid Pesci. Kimura states, "We created episodes fourteen through sixteen from Prosciutto and Pesci's point of view to build up to this moment. I'd be happy if even the smallest part of you wanted to cheer them on. Seeing Prosciutto all beaten up still hurts me."
3. A Battle of Resilience
Pesci becomes stronger once he truly understands Prosciutto's words. The battle then becomes not one of tides turning, but one of resolve and resilience. Director Kimura had high praise for Pesci's voice actor, Subaru Kimura, as he expertly navigated Pesci's growth from a mammone to a true gangster.
4. Arrivederci!The "Arrivederci" subtitle was not originally planned, but Kimura had a change of heart before the video went to editing. "I'm glad we added it. We used 'Cinema Font' for the Japanese subtitles in Golden Wind, and set against that sunset, it looked like a foreign film! Also, since this is one of Bucciarati's famous stills, we spent a lot of time on the zipper details."