Diamond is Unbreakable - Episode 8

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Yukako Yamagishi Falls in Love, Part 1 (山岸由花子は恋をする その1 Yamagishi Yukako wa Koi o Suru Sono 1)[1] is the eighth episode of Diamond is Unbreakable and the eighty-second episode of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime. It covers Chapter 294 through most of Chapter 297 of the manga.

One day, the girl Yukako Yamagishi confesses her love to Koichi. However, it becomes apparent that Yukako is deranged and obsessed with Koichi, who must find a way to push her away from him.

Summary

Koichi and Yukako Yamagishi goes on a date

Josuke and Okuyasu discuss what Hazamada revealed after Josuke and Jotaro interrogated him at the hospital. Hazamada doesn't know anything about Red Hot Chili Pepper's user but assures that Stand users are bound to meet each other and the user will eventually reveal himself. Suddenly they see Koichi and one of Okuyasu's classmates, Yukako Yamagishi, in a café, where she confesses her love to Koichi, shocking everyone. However, Koichi's joy at being proposed to and Okuyasu's jealousy at Koichi is cut short when Koichi doesn't answer clearly to how much he reciprocates Yukako's love, which makes Yukako enter a brief state of rage before calming herself and leaving in shame. Abashed by Yukako's temper, Koichi sips his cola and realizes that it is full of hair. The next day Yukako tries again to approach Koichi and goes overboard with her display of affection, thus Koichi uses his class representative as an excuse for fleeing. Later Yukako jealously plants some of her hair on the representative, which results in the girl gagged and blindfolded by hair as her own hair burns. Fortunately, Okuyasu uses The Hand to erase the fire and some of the representative's hair. Josuke and Okuyasu realize that Yukako is up to no good.

Yukako kidnaps Koichi in a villa

Later Koichi, Josuke, and Okuyasu meet to discuss what to do with Yukako. Stressed by Yukako, Koichi's English grades are dropping, and he wants to stop Yukako. Unwilling to incur her wrath, the trio eventually settles for indirectly discouraging Yukako from seducing Koichi by ruining his reputation. Josuke and Okuyasu proceed to loudly slander Koichi near Yukako, aware that she is listening. However the same night, Yukako kidnaps Koichi, wanting to work for his "betterment." Later, Koichi finds himself in a villa and unable to contact the outside world. He's realized that Yukako is a Stand user, but has the advantage of surprise, so decides to play along. While Yukako prepared a copious breakfast, she forces Koichi to attend an English quiz where a false answer results in being force-fed things such as soap or asparagus rolled in dictionary pages. Koichi interrupts the quiz and tries to flee, but Yukako effortlessly restrains him as she planted some of her hair on Koichi, and can lift him up to the ceiling. Yukako leaves, assuring that no one will come to the villa until summer and that they will have time to "make progress". Koichi then desperately cries for help.

Appearances

Characters
Stands
Love Deluxe
(1st appearance)
Crazy Diamond
(Mentioned only)

Credits

Staff
Script (脚本)
Storyboard (絵コンテ)
Jiro Fujimoto[1]
Episode Director (演出)
Jiro Fujimoto[1]
Animation Director (作画監督)
Shunichi Ishimoto
Ryo Kobayashi
Kohei Ashiya
Natsue Chibayama[1]
Chief Animation Director (総作画監督)
Assistant Chief Animation Director (総作画監督補)
Shunichi Ishimoto
Baba Mitsuko
Action Animation Director (アクションディレクター)
Yasuhiro Saiki
Key Animation (原画)
Sae Akama
Kohei Ashiya
Rie Arakawa
Katsufumi Ito
Yoko Uchida
Takahiro Ohkawa
Mayumi Oda
Teruyo Kato
Yui Kinoshita
Nozomi Sakamoto
Hitomi Shiraki
Keiko Takemoto
Miho Tanaka
Natsue Chibayama
Yu Matsuo
Haruki Miura
Shogo Morishita
Shuhei Fukuda
Makoto Yaguchi
Takashi Yasui
Yuki Yabuta
Haru Watanabe
2nd Key Animation (第二原画)
Kashiwa Anezaki
Kabaji One
Haruka Kawakami
Yuri Yamamura
Nana Yamazaki
Ryo Yamauchi
White Line
Jin-hee Park
Soo-kyung Park
Sul-ah Kang
Hyun-ae Kwan
Zan-di Lee
Dr. Movie
Hanjin Animation
Design Cooperation (デザイン協力)
Satoru Nakaya
Eyecatch Illustration (アイキャッチ原画)

Music

DU Episode 8: Yukako Yamagishi Falls in Love, Part 1
Start End Title OST Description

00:00
01:45
Puppet
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Hazamada claiming that Stand Users are drawn to each other
01:52
02:02
Rest ~Piano Ver.~
Stardust Crusaders (Journey)
Koichi is with a girl
02:02
03:16
Crazy Noisy Bizarre Town
Crazy Noisy Bizarre Town
Opening
03:17
04:07
Peacefulness
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Nightwalk~
Koichi asks what Yukako wants
04:19
06:24
Rest ~Piano Ver.~
Stardust Crusaders (Journey)
Yukako Yamagishi has confessed her love to Koichi
06:25
06:37
Crazy in Love
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Yukako gets mad
07:11
07:26
Crazy in Love
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Hair in Koichi's drink
07:39
09:36
Rest ~Piano Ver.~
Stardust Crusaders (Journey)
Yukako is literally crazy for Koichi
10:05
11:30
Looming Crisis
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Yukako confronts the class representative
11:34
11:50
Fight, Fight!
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
The class rep trapped by Yukako's hair
11:50
11:55
The Hand
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
The Hand save the class rep
12:31
12:38
Crazy in Love
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Yukako stalking Koichi
14:26
15:16
Afternoon, Morioh
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Daydream~
How to definitely get unpopular with girls
15:27
15:54
Peaceful Street Corner
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Koichi steals? No dignity
16:29
18:25
Crazy in Love
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Koichi dreams of Yukako/Yukako kidnaps Koichi
18:44
19:05
Bow and Arrow
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Yukako was struck with the Arrow
19:19
21:35
Bizarre Premonitions
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Daydream~
Learning English with Yukako
21:41
23:35
Crazy in Love
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Koichi is Yukako's prisoner
23:36
23:41
Diamond is Unbreakable -Main Theme-
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
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Manga/Anime Differences

  • Further details of Koichi's test are briefly visible, including some fragmented thoughts on his situation with Yukako, such as "Hair", "Sweater" and "I must talk to her".
  • While quizzing Koichi on what Prince's lyric "funky music" means, an image of Prince performing is added.
  • An issue of Pink Dark Boy can be seen in Koichi's room.
  • During the montage after the revelation of Stand users always meeting, Super Fly is teased.

Commentary

Mamiko Noto was responsible for Yukako Yamagishi's voice and her performance was truly wonderful! A yandere of this level is frightening (laughs). She’s so sweet at first… and then suddenly, she snaps and goes on the offensive! And when she looks through Koichi’s window... it’s a real nightmarish vision! I do not dare imagine how much trouble it would be to have a girl like this hitting on you… What do you think?

In terms of animation, this "hair" Stand was difficult to draw. When adding auras to Stands, there are often cases where the aura will extend to the User. In Yukako’s case, this aura will of course extend itself into her hair. For example, there is this one scene where she implants her own hair into Koichi’s scalp allowing herself to control him. We had to use separate cels to differentiate between Yukako and Koichi's hair, which required a little more time than it normally would.

Let’s take stock. Up until now, we saw someone get his teeth broken for having tried to hit on a woman, a high schooler was roasted, and here is a girl that kidnaps you when she falls in love… It's at this moment that I've realized Morioh is frankly a really frightening town (laughs).
Naokatsu Tsuda, Blu-Ray limited edition commentaries

Trivia

  • This is the first episode where a remix of the opening theme song (in this case, the EDM ver. of Crazy Noisy Bizarre Town) is played.
  • Oddly, neither this episode nor the next features a Stand Card for Love Deluxe.
  • The English Dub features a subtle Duwang scans reference in Okuyasu's dialogue as they discuss Yukako and Koichi's English test results.

References

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