JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - Episode 17

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A Deeper Trap! (深く罠をはれ! Fukaku Wana o Hare!)[1] is the seventeenth episode of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime. It is also the eighth episode of Battle Tendency. It covers half of Chapter 75 through Chapter 80 of the manga.

The goal of the Pillar Men is revealed: they seek the perfect Red Stone of Aja to overcome their weakness to the Sun and the stone is in possession of Lisa Lisa. As Joseph prepares for his final trial, he encounters Esidisi who has discovered the location of the Aja.

Summary

Kars holds the Red Stone of Aja in his fingers

Kars' objectives are presented. In the far past, somewhere in a pyramid, Kars looks to his Stone Mask and a red stone and explains his problem to Esidisi. The Red Stone of Aja can refract light at least a billion times, unleashing a powerful, pure light. Unfortunately, he needs a superior stone called a Super Aja if they ever hope to conquer the sun.

Back to the present, Lisa Lisa explains to Joseph and Caesar how the creator of the Stone Mask, Kars, is seeking a gem known as the Red Stone of Aja to power the Stone Mask and become the ultimate life-form. Lisa Lisa reveals she herself possesses this gem, showing that this stone can turn the sunlight into a powerful laser ray. When Joseph suggests to destroy the stone, Lisa objects and explains that it is needed to defeat the Pillar Men. With a week left until the rings inside Joseph dissolve and kill him, Lisa Lisa pits Joseph and Caesar against Loggins and Messina respectively for their final test.

Joseph and Esidisi prepare for their duel

Later at dusk, Caesar and Messina are already beginning their duel while Joseph reaches the small arena where he will fight Loggins. However, he finds Loggins has been killed by Esidisi. Despite his hatred for Loggins, Joseph feels anger at the death of an ally and confronts Esidisi in the middle of a field of spikes. Joseph shows his progress as his Ripple is now strong enough to pierce the skin of the Pillar Men although that alone isn't sufficient. Thanks to an intricate trap, Joseph manages to use a wire set-up on Loggins to sever Esidisi's arm. Joseph then expects Esidisi to become angry and lower his guard.

Esidisi is overwhelmed by Joseph's Ripple before exploding

Disturbingly, Esidisi evacuates his stress by wailing and sobbing profusely. Then Esidisi steals Loggins' arm for himself before destroying his corpse with his burning hot blood, whose temperature can reach 500 °C; indeed, Esidisi's Mode is the "Flame Mode", consisting in raising his body temperature to lethal levels for others and using his veins as tubes with which he can inject his scalding blood into foes. However, Joseph manages to perform a two-layered trap with his wool hat to ensnare Esidisi and hit him with the Ripple. Esidisi attempts a flashy last ditch attack but fails and explodes. Joseph retrieves his antidote, safely dissolving the ring around his neck. Relieved, Joseph heads back to the castle, unaware that Esidisi's brain is clinging onto his back.

Appearances

Characters
Esidisi
(Body destroyed)
Loggins
(Death)
Suzi Q
(1st appearance)
Santana
(Mentioned only)

Credits

Staff
Script (脚本)
Storyboard (絵コンテ)
Taizo Yoshida[1]
Episode Director (演出)
Yuta Takamura[1]
Animation Director (作画監督)
Aki Takahashi[1]
Assistant Animation Director (作画監督補)
Key Animation (原画)
Yuu Utsugi
Kenji Kanie
Motoki Kurihara
Yasuhiro Saiki
Keiji Hanzawa
Yutaka Sugiura
Aki Takahashi
Akira Takeuchi
Ichiro Hattori
Akihito Fujiwara
Jouji Yanase
Si-eun Lee
Hideki Watanabe
Toshimitsu Watanabe
TAP
BeeCom
MK Seoul
Led Door
2nd Key Animation (第二原画)
Chie Otsuki
Kazuyuki Mizutani
Megumi Itoi
Aya Nishimura
White Line
Sul-ah Kang
Hyun-ae Kwan
Myung-ju Sim
drop
Studio Kyuma
Design Cooperation (デザイン協力)
Jun Ishigami
Gorou Murata

Music

Episode 17: A Deeper Trap!
Start End Title OST Description

00:00
01:11
Ancientry
Battle Tendency (Leicht Verwendbar)
Kars and the Stone of Aja
01:32
02:59
Fields of fright
Battle Tendency (Musik)
Lisa Lisa has the Super Aja
03:00
04:3
BLOODY STREAM
BLOODY STREAM
Opening
04:31
05:15
Demon
Battle Tendency (Leicht Verwendbar)
Joseph's last trial/Esidisi appears
05:43
06:16
Never Be Mine
Battle Tendency (Musik)
Joseph pays respect to Loggins
06:16
08:05
Tense
Battle Tendency (Leicht Verwendbar)
Joseph confronts Esidisi
08:06
09:45
Bargain
Battle Tendency (Leicht Verwendbar)
Joseph cuts off Esidisi's arm
10:49
12:47
Develop
Battle Tendency (Leicht Verwendbar)
Psychological warfare with Esidisi
12:47
13:42
Burning Colosseum
Battle Tendency (Musik)
Esidisi has the advantage
13:47
14:00
Take Cover
Battle Tendency (Musik)
Caesar vs. Loggins
14:28
15:15
Mystic
Battle Tendency (Leicht Verwendbar)
Caesar's respect for Joseph
15:16
16:54
Elephant Talk 1
Battle Tendency (Musik)
Esidisi sees through Joseph
16:55
19:20
Awake
Battle Tendency (Leicht Verwendbar)
Esidisi corners Joseph
19:34
20:21
Pulse
Battle Tendency (Leicht Verwendbar)
Joseph's cleverer stratagem
20:22
22:01
I'm in control
Battle Tendency (Musik)
Joseph defeats Esidisi
22:09
23:12
Not Alone
Battle Tendency (Musik)
Joseph takes the antidote
23:13
24:54
Roundabout
Roundabout
Ending
25:55
25:09
Oh please...
Battle Tendency (Musik)
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Manga/Anime Differences

  • In the manga, the scene where Lisa Lisa reveals the Red Stone of Aja took place on a boat. In the anime, it was on a balcony.
    • A short scene is cut after Lisa Lisa reveals the Red Stone of Aja to Joseph after the thief is chased off: she puts the Stone in her dress, flustering Joseph (to her confusion) and Caesar appearing behind Joseph, causing Joseph to accidentally slam into Caesar's face with his mask.
  • The anime removed a scene where a man was harassing Lisa Lisa and tried stealing the Red Stone of Aja, but was quickly stopped by Joseph.

Commentary

Taizo Yoshida is in charge of the storyboard like in Episode 15, which we finished early. Episode 17 will also be finished in advance.

The episode is entirely dedicated to the fight against Esidisi. Frankly, it was rather difficult to approach because of so many elements to manage. Whether it was directing or animating, it raises the bar high. It is Yuta Takamura, the episode director, who had to bear with all this. We needed not only good animation, but to also present very unusual things. You don't see many people fighting with their blood vessels (laughs).

The entirety of the battle is happening in the same place, so we made the arena feel particular, isolated. It's our only background, it had to be as immersive as possible. I think it works well. Esidisi's sudden recovery greatly contrasts with his earlier tantrum. Keiji Fujiwara gives us a captivating symphony of cries (laughs).

We showed Suzie Q earlier than in the manga. Since the next episode was centered around her, we had to avoid the audience asking themselves "Who is she?" Thus we've introduced her in Episode 17 near Lisa Lisa to reinforce Episode 18's stakes.
Naokatsu Tsuda, Blu-Ray limited edition commentaries


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