Stardust Crusaders - Episode 44

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The Miasma of the Void, Vanilla Ice, Part ③ (亜空の瘴気 ヴァニラ·アイス その3 Akū no Shōki Vanira Aisu Sono San)[1] is the forty-fourth episode of Stardust Crusaders, the twentieth episode of the Egypt Arc, and the seventieth episode of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime. It covers the second half of Chapter 244 through Chapter 247 of the manga.

The fight against Vanilla Ice continues. Iggy has died to save Polnareff and it is now Polnareff's responsibility to defeat Vanilla Ice for good. Meanwhile, Holy receives the visit of Suzi Q.

Summary

Polnareff uses Silver Chariot to stab Vanilla Ice in the forehead

Jotaro, Joseph and Kakyoin have barely reached the leisure room where they see the aftermath of Vanilla Ice's battle against Polnareff. They nonetheless advance further to confront the enemy.

Meanwhile, Vanilla Ice has seemingly killed Polnareff in the art gallery and comes out of Cream. Vanilla Ice then solemnly declares that it was ultimately Avdol who, by keeping the others alive, was responsible for his grievous wounds. Vanilla Ice swears to kill the rest of the heroes too but then notices falling grains of sand. In truth, Iggy has spent the last of his strength to lift Polnareff with The Fool, allowing Polnareff to ambush Vanilla Ice. Weeping for Iggy, Polnareff gathers the strength to attack Vanilla Ice, stabbing him in the forehead with Silver Chariot before breaking his neck.

Avdol and Iggy's ghosts gesture Polnareff to carry on without them

Polnareff reminisces Iggy and mourns his companion, while Vanilla Ice silently stands back up. However, Polnareff has already guessed that Vanilla Ice was turned into a Vampire. Thwarting an attack from behind, Silver Chariot destroys a door, letting the sunlight come in and destroy Vanilla Ice's arm. Vanilla Ice realizes too late his newfound weakness and is pushed into the light by Silver Chariot, which turns him into dust. The ghosts of Avdol and Iggy briefly appear, silently telling him to carry on. Despite not having time to mourn and must continue his search for DIO, Polnareff cannot refrain himself from crying.

Suzi Q pays a visit to her daughter

Meanwhile, Suzi Q has arrived in Tokyo to pay a visit to Holy, although she is still unaware of Holy's condition. On her way, Suzi takes as many pictures of the local landscape as possible. When she inadvertently antagonizes a Yakuza member, Suzi Q is saved by her butler Roses, who himself worries to death about Holy and tries to tell her the truth. However, Suzi reveals that she's been aware that Holy is ill and Joseph's absence is due to his efforts at saving her. Despite her grief, Suzi comes to her side with a reassuring look, as both women trust Joseph and Jotaro to solve whatever problem has arisen.

Polnareff finally encounters DIO once again

Back at DIO's Mansion, a Vampire named Nukesaku gloats. Having been victimized because of his weakness by DIO's other servants, Nukesaku is delighted to be actually the last survivor. He tries to trick Jotaro, Joseph, and Kakyoin by disguising himself as a woman, but his reverted hands allow them to effortlessly see through his trick. Jotaro thus uses him as a dummy to test how much Star Platinum can damage them, and then forces him to be the group's guide. Meanwhile, Polnareff is patching up his injuries on the stairs leading to the tower. He then suddenly notices a presence and sees a shadowy figure standing on top of the stairs. Light hitting half of his face, the "Revealed" DIO greets Polnareff from the stairs as Polnareff acknowledges him back.

Appearances

Characters
Vanilla Ice
(Death)
Iggy
(Death)
Nukesaku
(1st full appearance)
Kenny G.
(Flashback)
Stands
Cream
(Death)
The Fool
(Death)
Holy's Stand
(Mentioned only)

Credits

Staff
Script (脚本)
Shinichi Inotsume[1]
猪爪 慎一
Storyboard (絵コンテ)
吉田 泰三
Episode Director (演出)
Hitomi Ezoe
江副 仁美
Animation Director (作画監督)
横山 謙次
山本 晃宏
Cha Myoung Jun
Animation Director Cooperation (作画監督協力)
Mayumi Oda
小田 真弓
Assistant Animation Director (作画監督補)
Kimitaka Ito
Haru Watanabe
伊藤 公崇
渡邊 葉瑠
Assistant Action Animation Director (アクション作画監督補)
Yasuhiro Saiki
才木 康寛
Key Animation (原画)
Yuji Tsuchiya
Motonao Komiya
Yuichi Nakazawa
Akihiro Otake
Takayuki Nakao
Yui Kinoshita
Hisaya Kuwabara
Masashi Yamada
Sayaka Maruyama
Yuki Yabuta
Nobuhiro Masuda
Sato Tominaga
Yuta Masagaki
Ayu Tanaka
Satoshi Kubo
Shun Nishitani
Natsue Chibayama
Hitomi Shiroki
Mayumi Oda
Yoshiko Takemoto
土屋 友次 (Key)
小宮 素直
中澤 勇一
大竹 晃裕
中尾 高之
木下 由衣
桑原 寿弥
山田 まさし
丸山 沙也香
薮田 裕希
増田 信博
富永 里都
正垣 優太
田中 亜優
窪 敏
西谷 駿
千葉山 夏恵
白木 仁美
小田 真弓
竹本 佳子
2nd Key Animation (第二原画)
Makoto Yaguchi
Yuri Yamamura
Takashi Yasui
Shunichi Ishimoto
Kimitaka Ito
Akihiro Yamamoto
Hajime Tadokoro
Mahora Muraki
Mika Hironaka
Teruyo Kato​
Kanari Yamada
Kazusa Sugihara
White Line
Sinaion
矢口 真琴
山村 有理
安井 貴司
石本 峻一
伊藤 公崇
山本 晃宏
田所 はじめ
村木 麻保良
廣中 美佳
加藤 照代
山田 佳奈莉
杉原 一颯
WHITE LINE
SINAION
Husio Studio
Rie Harada
Rei Sayumi
原田 理恵
さゆみ れい
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
J&K Corporation
WHITE LINE
Triple A
エースカンパニー
J&Kコーボレーション
Design Cooperation (デザイン協力)
糸井 恵
石本 峻一
芦谷 耕平
西村 彩
横山 謙次
小川 エリ
前田 学史
泉 寛
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
3D CG
Graphic Model Cooperation
株式会社バンダイナムコエンターテインメント
株式会社サイバーコネクトツー
Eyecatch Illustration (アイキャッチ原画)
横山 謙次
小美野 雅彦

Music

SC Episode 44: The Miasma of the Void, Vanilla Ice, Part 3
Start End Title OST Description

00:00
00:31
Herald
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
Joseph, Jotaro & Kakyoin approaching
00:32
02:01
JoJo Sono Chi no Kioku ~end of THE WORLD~
JoJo Sono Chi no Kioku ~end of THE WORLD~
Opening
02:35
03:31
9 Glory Gods
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
Vanilla Ice gets out of Cream
03:34
05:51
Requiem
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
Iggy's resolve saved Polnareff
06:06
07:32
Determination
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
Vanilla Ice is a vampire
07:46
09:10
Requiem
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
Avdol & Iggy's soul salute Polnareff
09:27
10:10
Calm Sightseeing
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
Suzi Q visits Tokyo
10:11
11:50
Hesitation
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
Holy on the verge of death
12:24
12:59
A Fine Fellow Arrives
Stardust Crusaders (Journey)
Roses kicks a Japanese thug
13:08
13:48
Hesitation
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
Roses' dilemma
14:04
16:58
Sorrow
Stardust Crusaders (Journey)
Suzi Q always knew that Holy is in peril/Mother & daughter
17:09
18:09
Nightmare World
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
Nukesaku appears
19:14
21:14
A Party of Stardust
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
Jotaro pummels Nukesaku
21:15
22:44
Last Train Home
Last Train Home
Ending
23:09
23:24
Final Battle
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
Polnareff meets DIO
23:27
23:41
Fists of Platinum
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
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Manga/Anime Differences

  • The Joestar Group's "breaking the door" scene, which chronologically should be placed in the previous episode.
  • A scene featuring Silver Chariot's second multiple sword attack to Vanilla Ice is added.
  • Avdol and Iggy's souls are formed of Vanilla Ice's ashes in the manga, here they are made of smoke coming from one of his Stand's holes.

In other languages

Language Title Translation
Japan Japanese 亜空の瘴気 ヴァニラ·アイス その③ The Miasma of the Void, Vanilla Ice, Part 3
United States of America English The Miasma of the Void, Cool Ice, Part 3
Spain Spanish El Miasma del Vacío, Cool Ice - Tercera parte The Miasma of the Void, Cool Ice - Part 3
Brazil Portuguese Vanilla Ice, o Miasma do Vácuo - Parte 3 Vanilla Ice, the Miasma of the Void - Part 3
France French Vanilla Ice, Miasmes d’outre-espace, Partie 3 Vanilla Ice, Miasma from Beyond Space, Part 3
Germany German Das Miasma der Leere, Cool Ice, Teil 3 The Miasma of the Void, Cool Ice, Part 3
Flag of the Arab League Arabic بُخار عفن الخلاء، كول آيس، الجزء 3 The Miasma of the Void, Cool Ice, Part 3
Italy Italian Il Miasma del Vuoto, Cool Ice, Parte 3 The Miasma of the Void, Cool Ice, Part 3

Commentary

This episode is where Vanilla Ice is taken out once and for all. In the end, Iggy decided to protect Polnareff at the cost of his own life. And even if his death is a sad one, one can still feel some satisfaction at seeing this duo triumph over such a fearsome opponent. They've done quite a feat.

For Vanilla Ice's decomposition under the sun's rays, we had used what we call the "magma effect". It was originally used in the first two parts for wounds caused by the Ripple, including amputations. We put a texture similar to magma instead of blackening out the injury. I find it is better for immersion and atmosphere. I gave this idea to preserve the mood. (laughs) We hesitated a bit on how to make Polnareff cry, but ultimately opted for a simple drop falling on his hand, rather than a shot of the tears on his face. I hope the subtleness is to your taste and that the scene will be as touching to you as it was to us.

The second part of the episode is largely dedicated to Suzi Q. It had been a while since we'd last seen her. Holy is featured in a suggestive scene tied up with her own Stand. In hindsight, it was a little too erotic and I regret this choice. Forgive us for having treated an important character like this... Still, she doesn't look like she would have a son in high-school. (laughs)
Naokatsu Tsuda, Blu-Ray limited edition commentaries


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