Golden Wind - Episode 7
Sex Pistols Appears, Part 1 (セックス・ピストルズ登場 その①, Sekkusu Pisutoruzu Tōjō Sono 1) is the seventh episode of Golden Wind and the one hundred twentieth episode of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: The Animation. The episode covers from Chapter 462 to Chapter 464 of the original manga.
In the aftermath of Mario Zucchero's attack and capture, everyone in Team Bucciarati has been returned to normal. While Narancia Ghirga, Pannacotta Fugo, and Leone Abbacchio vent their anger by kicking Zucchero's body, Guido Mista decides to torture him by hanging his zipped out head on a fishing line and setting up glasses threatening to focus the sun's rays into his eyes. Finally, Mista, Fugo, and Narancia engage in an extravagant dance.
However, Abbacchio turns Moody Blues into Zucchero from several minutes ago, discovering that Zucchero has radioed his partner Sale and informed him that the treasure lies in Capri. Bruno Bucciarati believes that Zucchero will keep silent as a hardened gangster and, having purposefully taken a detour, the group now expects to fight another unknown enemy on arrival. With the group desperate to figure out a solution to a potential ambush, the clouds overhead begin to cast a shadow on the boat. However, Giorno Giovanna proposes that he goes ahead to take the attacker by surprise, and rays of sunlight peek through the clouds over him. As he reaffirms the group of their goal, the boat moves from under the clouds back into the sunlight.
Agreeing with the initiative, Guido Mista the gunslinger reveals his Stand, the six imp-like Sex Pistols, and accompanies him on a buoy turned into a fish, taking Zucchero's radio with them. On the island of Capri, Giorno observes the marina from afar while Mista has lunch. Giorno and Mista decide to use Zucchero's radio to call the radio room on the marina, indirectly calling for the enemy while Mista lies in ambush. However, the unseen Sale has already infiltrated the radio room to answer the call and sees Mista through a window, prompting Giorno to warn his partner through the same radio.
Mista draws his gun but his opponent closes the window shutters. Unfazed, Mista shoots twice through it, the Sex Pistols riding on the bullets. Using their power to kick the bullets to redirect them, the Sex Pistols manage to hit the enemy in the leg. Following the blood trail up to a truck starting to go away, Mista jumps to the passenger side of the cabin and prepares to shoot the driver. Arriving at the marina, Giorno hears a gunshot.
|Golden Wind Episode 7: Sex Pistols Appears, Part 1|
In other languages
|Japanese||セックス・ピストルズ登場 その①||Sex Pistols Appears, Part 1|
|English||Six Bullets Appears, Part 1|
|Spanish||Aparece Six Bullets - Primera parte||Six Bullets Appears - Part 1|
|Portuguese||Aparece o Six Bullets - Parte 1||Six Bullets Appears - Part 1|
|French||Six Bullets entre en scène, Partie 1||Six Bullets Take the Stage, Part 1|
|German||Der Auftritt von Six Bullets, Teil 1||Six Bullets Appears, Part 1|
|Hebrew||סיקס בולטס מופיעים – חלק 1||Six Bullets Appears – Part 1|
|Arabic||ظهور سيكس بوليتس، الجزء 1||Six Bullets Appears, Part 1|
|Italian||Arriva Six Bullets, parte 1||Six Bullets Arrive, Part 1|
|Russian||Пришёл черёд Секс Пистолс, часть 1||Sex Pistols Appears, Part 1|
|Polish||Sześć Kul: część 1||Six Bullets: Part 1|
In a situation that is both nonsensical and spine-chilling, Zucchero watches his own detached body as it is beaten by Narancia, Fugo, and Abbacchio. Director Kimura notes, "The speed at which Narancia switches moods and Giorno's indifferent attitude really drive the whole gangster thing home."
2. Zucchero's Torture Scene, Part II
Some of the violence was mitigated with abstract imagery. However, Kimura didn't want to run from it completely. because it deals directly with their identity as gangsters. "As a fan, I was looking forward to seeing the dance scene animated, but to think I'd end up directing it! I almost wanted someone else to do it!"
3. Sex Pistols Appears
"I imagined the pistols would sound scary, but once the voices were added, they ended up even cuter!" Kimura's favorite scene is when the bullets come out of the revolver, shouting "It's lunchtime!" Mista carefully prepares a tablecloth and wine to feed them salami, a demonstration of his Italian sensibilities.
4. Sex Pistols, Working Hard!In the sequence where Sex Pistols work together to shoot Sale's leg, the bullet and its air current are done in 3-D while the Stand itself is done with cels. The Pistols talk quite a bit; therefore, it was a point of focus to make sure the actual bullet still felt like it was moving as fast as a bullet should.
- The dance was designed to take elements of Michael Jackson's Dangerous and combine it with the manga's original poses. Yasuhiro Kimura, who was in charge of storyboarding the dance, actually forgot this scene existed in the manga. He had to fill in the dance scene for a 40 seconds long clip, but wasn't knowledgeable in dancing so he showed the frames of the dancing scene to a friend who commented that it looked like a "Michael Jackson scene". Thus, Kimura looked at various Michael Jackson performances for a month to gather the necessary material.