Stardust Crusaders - Episode 43

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The Miasma of the Void, Vanilla Ice, Part 2 (亜空の瘴気 ヴァニラ·アイス その② Akū no Shōki Vanira Aisu Sono Ni)[1] is the forty-third episode of Stardust Crusaders, the nineteenth episode of the Egypt Arc, and the sixty-ninth episode of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime. It covers the second half of Chapter 240 through half of Chapter 244 of the manga.

The fight against Vanilla Ice continues. Avdol has died but Polnareff and Iggy have no time to mourn as Ice turns his attention on them and they must find a way to bypass Cream's seemingly invincible ability.

Summary

Polnareff mourns for Avdol before narrowly avoiding the Stand Cream

Vanilla Ice has disintegrated Avdol, forcing him into Cream's mouth, and is now targeting Polnareff and Iggy. An enraged Polnareff sends out Silver Chariot to attack Vanilla Ice, but the latter disappears to avoid most of Silver Chariot's flurry of thrusts. In an effort to hit his foe, Silver Chariot causes enough damage that the other half of the Joestar Group can feel tremors. Mourning his fallen friend, Polnareff narrowly avoids Cream which disintegrates a pillar. Realizing that Cream has turned into an invincible and invisible ball of destruction that's flying after them, Polnareff and Iggy must flee. Spotting the front door, Iggy initially wants to exit the mansion but Polnareff rouses his fighting spirit and both of them go to the second floor instead. Luckily for them, they've just avoided Cream which was posted right at the entrance. Still determined to fight, Polnareff has still no idea how to beat the enemy Stand.

Polnareff and Iggy arrive at the art gallery but see the gaping hole on the floor, meaning Vanilla Ice is there. Although they cover each other's back, Polnareff is ambushed from below and Vanilla Ice takes his left foot. Polnareff is crippled, but Silver Chariot still represents enough danger to force Vanilla Ice into hiding. In his fury, Polnareff causes as much destruction as he can to the room. When Vanilla Ice comes out, he then sees DIO coming from upstairs. Rushing to his side, he tells his master to not bother fighting. In reality, "DIO" is a clone made of sand that tries to attack Vanilla Ice from behind.

Vanilla Ice punches Iggy

Unfortunately, Vanilla Ice sees through the trick as the real DIO wouldn't have come to a place where the sun's rays are still visible. After an attack, Vanilla Ice singles out Iggy and proceeds to violently beat him up for making him strike at DIO's image. Polnareff sends Silver Chariot to save Iggy but again Vanilla Ice retreats inside of Cream. Inspired by Iggy, Polnareff nonetheless manages to ambush Vanilla Ice when he comes out of Cream, having scattered sand around the room and following Cream's trail. Vanilla Ice is stabbed in the mouth but to Polnareff's horror, he keeps on living. Cream grabs Silver Chariot's arm and almost breaks it, forcing Polnareff to let go. Cream then destroys Polnareff's thigh and Silver Chariot's rapier, creating a huge disadvantage. Despite Cream's attacks, Polnareff does manage to bring Iggy to his side.

Polnareff gives Iggy a farewell gesture

Polnareff sees Cream making circles around the room which gradually shrink; he thus realizes that his enemy is trying to sweep the room to eventually reach him. After securing Iggy, Polnareff tries to dig into the floor and then drags himself to safety. However, he is now too weakened to accomplish both escape plans. When Cream narrowly hits him, Polnareff realizes that his death is inevitable and thus instructs the dying Iggy to stay low and then warn the others of Vanilla Ice. As Cream closes in, Polnareff salutes his canine friend one last time.

Appearances

Characters
Muhammad Avdol
(Arms only)
Dio Brando
(The Fool's ability)

Credits

Staff
Script (脚本)
Shinichi Inotsume[1]
猪爪 慎一
Storyboard (絵コンテ)
加藤 敏幸
Episode Director (演出)
Yuta Takamura[1]
高村 雄太
Animation Director (作画監督)
石本 峻一
糸井 恵
Episode Director Cooperation (演出協力)
津田 尚克
Animation Director Cooperation (作画監督協力)
Shin Hyung Woo
Choi Hee Eun
Lee Eun Young
Haru Watanabe
Cha Myoung Jun
Shin Hyung Woo
Choi Hee Eun
Lee Eun Young
渡邊 葉瑠
Cha Myoung Jun
Assistant Action Animation Director (アクション作画監督補)
関崎 高明
Key Animation (原画)
Yuji Tsuchiya
Satoru Nakaya
Hiroshi Tanabe
Toshinori Watanabe
Natsue Chibayama
Akihide Muraji
Kyoko Kotani
Eiko Mishima
Tetsuro Taira
Takenori Tsukuma
Rie Arakawa
Kiyotoshi Aoi
Sae Akama
Yukitoshi Houtani
Masashi Nomura
Yuzuru Jogashima
Motonao Komiya
Toshiharu Sugie
Takahiro Okawa
Kanta Suzuki
Tsukasa Sorimachi
Shigemi Aoyagi
Shunichi Ishimoto
Shin Hyung Woo
Ko Seong Woon
Choi Hee Eun
Lee Min Gu
土屋 友次 (Key)
中屋 了(Key)
田辺 博
渡部 穏寛
千葉山 夏恵
村司 晃英
小谷 杏子
三島 詠子
平良 哲朗
津熊 健徳
荒川 理恵
青井 清年
赤間 紗枝
宝谷 幸稔
野村 雅史
城ヶ島 譲
小宮 素直
杉江 敏治
大川 貴大
鈴木 勘太
反町 司
青柳 重美
石本 峻一
Shin Hyung Woo
Ko Seong Woon
Choi Hee Eun
Lee Min Gu
2nd Key Animation (第二原画)
Makoto Yaguchi
Masami Gohda
Yuri Yamamura
Yuka Nagata
Hitomi Shiroki
Reiji Sakagami
Mahora Muraki
Shuhei Fukuda
Kimitaka Ito
Rie Omori
Emiko Kataoka
Sho Hamada
Takashi Yasui
Shunichi Ishimoto
Megumi Itoi
White Line
Sinaion
矢口 真琴
合田 真さ美
山村 有理
永田 有香
白木 仁美
坂上怜司
村木 麻保良
福田 周平
伊藤 公崇
大森 理恵
片岡 恵美子
濱田 翔
安井 貴司
石本 峻一
糸井 恵
WHITE LINE
SINAION
In-between Animation (動画)
Digital In-Between Animation
David Production
Mai Oshima
Yusaku Nagahama
Rie Takahashi
大島 舞
長濱 佑作
高橋 梨恵

White Line
Triple A
Ace Company
UFG
WHITE LINE
Triple A
エースカンパニー
UFG
Design Cooperation (デザイン協力)
糸井 恵
石本 峻一
Production AI
Junko Nagasawa
長澤 順子
Egyptian Arabic Dialect
Ehab Ahmed Ebeid
イハーブ アハマド エベード
3DCGI
David Production
Kenichi Higaki
Kazuya Yamanaka
檜垣 賢一
山中 一也

Graphic Model Cooperation:

株式会社バンダイナムコゲームス
株式会社サイバーコネクトツー
Digital Works (デジタルワークス)
David Production
タービーポン
Eyecatch Illustration (アイキャッチ原画)
石本 峻一

Music

SC Episode 43: The Miasma of the Void, Vanilla Ice, Part 2
Start End Title OST Description

00:00
01:15
Rebellion to Despair
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
Polnareff & Iggy vs. Vanilla Ice
01:16
02:45
JoJo Sono Chi no Kioku ~end of THE WORLD~
JoJo Sono Chi no Kioku ~end of THE WORLD~
Opening
02:56
04:04
Repose of Souls
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
Polnareff mourns Avdol
04:09
06:25
Fight to Antagonize
Stardust Crusaders (World)
Polnareff & Iggy go further into the mansion
06:27
08:22
Powerful Enemy
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
Cream ambushes Polnareff from below
08:28
10:07
Final Battle
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
Polnareff & Iggy try to trick Ice
10:30
13:00
Life-and-Death Matter
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
Vanilla Ice violently kicks Iggy
13:23
14:58
Shoot Towards the Decisive Battle
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
Polnareff ambushes Ice/Ice is immortal
15:00
17:16
The Curtain Rises
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
Vanilla Ice determined to kill the heroes
17:45
19:24
Rebellion to Despair
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
Vanilla Ice circling around Polnareff
19:25
20:00
Determination
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
Despair! Option #3, reality is cruel!
20:01
21:55
Requiem
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
"Adieu, Iggy."
21:56
23:25
Last Train Home
Last Train Home
Ending
23:27
23:41
Fists of Platinum
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
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Manga/Anime Differences

  • Vanilla Ice's demented assault on Iggy is extended, with Ice commenting on how Iggy lacks a "proud soul" and is nothing more than a mutt.

In other languages

Language Title Translation
Japan Japanese 亜空の瘴気 ヴァニラ·アイス その② The Miasma of the Void, Vanilla Ice, Part 2
United States of America English The Miasma of the Void, Cool Ice, Part 2
Spain Spanish El Miasma del Vacío, Cool Ice - Segunda parte The Miasma of the Void, Cool Ice - Part 2
Brazil Portuguese Vanilla Ice, o Miasma do Vácuo - Parte 2 Vanilla Ice, the Miasma of the Void - Part 2
France French Vanilla Ice, Miasmes d’outre-espace, Partie 2 Vanilla Ice, Miasma from Beyond Space, Part 2
Germany German Das Miasma der Leere, Cool Ice, Teil 2 The Miasma of the Void, Cool Ice, Part 2
Flag of the Arab League Arabic بُخار عفن الخلاء، كول آيس، الجزء 2 The Miasma of the Void, Cool Ice, Part 2
Italy Italian Il Miasma del Vuoto, Cool Ice, Parte 2 The Miasma of the Void, Cool Ice, Part 2

Commentary

Mr. Ishimoto was one of the animation directors for this episode, hence the distinctive dark lines. Overall, it was a real success.

Iggy and Polnareff are presented at their most chivalrous, in a fight to the death against Vanilla Ice. I believe we can say without exaggeration that he is the most dangerous Stand user we've met until now. He is truly cruel and formidable, has a strong aura and has a knack for making everything tense. It's truly impressive.

We had particularly worked on Cream's appearances, and they ended up especially good. The Stand is very beautiful but also perfectly terrifying, a real fatal beauty. The poor Iggy has suffered a lot. Against an imposing adult who repeatedly kicks at full strength, the result can only be horrible. As an animal lover, I find this scene sickening.

In the scene where Vanilla Ice blindly closes up on Polnareff, some neat concentric circles would have been great. But because of the layout of the room, we had to content ourselves with ovals, a shame. Polnareff then pronounces his last words and we see an earring falling to the ground, as an invitation for the next episode. Mr. Kato was in charge of the storyboard and it's his style to finish like this. Cutting at this moment was a good idea. In the end, it was really an intense episode, we don't have time to be bored. Half an hour passes in an instant.
Naokatsu Tsuda, Blu-Ray limited edition commentaries


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