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How is it that Part 4 Ep 16 is so pretty ? It looks very different than the rest of part 4, and I wonder why?

How is it that Part 4 Ep 16 is so pretty ? It looks very different than the rest of part 4, and I wonder why?

Pichuunnn

As far as I know, this episode has a different episode director who also in charge for the storyboard; and a different animation director who handled the key frames by himself, so this gives the episode an unique art style than others episodes. [https://jojowiki.com/DU\_Episode\_16#Credits](https://jojowiki.com/DU_Episode_16#Credits)


AlmightyDarkseid

They should have done it this way for the whole series


rosamelano777

If they polished it s little more then it wouldve been really amazing


Lerquian

It's not the same to make one single episode to a whole season. The first episodes of part 3 have really good animation, but the quality decreased over time.


mercusgrape

i personally dislike this artstyle


Jgmanfour

You are entitled to your opinion, even if it is incorrect.


The_Batsbury

I love this sentence so much, I also agree with you 100%


HorseDiego

Get sent to opinion Brazil as the Hivemind chooses your fate


SoloPro185

I assume that this also accounts for Jotaro's new clothing design as well then?


DogeBallz

No it’s actually from the original manga


SoloPro185

Ah okay, I'll have to read the manga then


Thiccer_than_you

It’s kind of a highlight episode for me personally. It’s like the Jotaro fan service episode that also lets Josuke shine.


Alee94

If I remember correctly, it's the first time we hear 'Star Platinum, Za Warudo'. It was really hype.


Kermit_the_warlock

They gave jotaro pretty boy syndrome


ratherlittlespren

Well he *is* a boy who's pretty


Kermit_the_warlock

You are not wrong


HappinessIsaColdPint

But that's none of your business.


DaGudBoi

i mean is 28 still considered a boy


PhantasosX

he ages in reverse


Thiccer_than_you

I hate it when people bring this up when talking about champion design. These people aren’t meant to be relatable, they’re legends. Real life Jotaro wouldn’t look so good, because I’m sure he doesn’r use skincare or beauty products, but in the context of this story everything is made more appealing.


Kermit_the_warlock

I mean that's very true, but jotaro would probably look good regardless


Thiccer_than_you

Yea I have a problem with the concept of characters needing to look relatable that people bring up in arguments a lot nowadays. It’s the progressive thinking that finds a place in everything nowadays. Sometimes progressive thinking should be applied otherwhise :) Edit: I said applied otherwhise, not removed entirely. I don’t know why you’re instantly going for the downvote button…


Kermit_the_warlock

Okay.


NirvanaFrk97

Sir, this is JoJo's...


Darki_Boi

We going for the downvote cuz another person did. We are obliged to do so.


Thiccer_than_you

Ugh fine… I never imagined that opinion would be so controversial. But the law is the law. Downvote it all the way to hell…


Darki_Boi

sorry, but this is the way of reddit. alr now time for some daily downvotes


thatrandomguyonreddi

It’s because you shared your opinion on Reddit, don’t worry man I also sort of agree


Thiccer_than_you

Haha I don’t mind. My first comment got 1k likes, but still, I accept the law.


SilverShako

I feel like this is a League copypasta… I see the wording using “champion design” and “legends” and I just think League


Thiccer_than_you

Well that’s where I first heard about the "pretty boy" syndrome and about all sorts of design critiques. Most of them I agree with, but not this one.


[deleted]

Every Jojo is sexy in a way…


sufferpp

Fanservice in JoJo:


Snackhat

unironically ive always loved that jotaro can lose to the rat. i like how even jotaro can get hard countered by a stand thats just better at fighting his type of stand. makes the show stand out from shows with more factual power levels.


Thiccer_than_you

He wouldn’t have lost if he wanted to kill him and not play around with him tho. He made the same mistake Dio did, but with good intentions. Maybe he didn’t want to kill it.


Exerus16

...on you crazy diamond.


smash-things

I always saw this episode as Jotaro passing the Jojo torch to Josuke. Also the house they first find the rats in is so idyllic 90s it reminds me of Night Trap.


Blasckk

The Jotaro fanservice episode of Jotaro being almost killed by a sniper rat hahaha


Zorro5040

The episode that Jotaro looses to a rat. A rat smart enough to create a counter against time stopping abilities on the fly better than Jotaro could. Rat is better than Dio.


Thiccer_than_you

Ranged stand vs close quarters combat stand. 1 second timestop doesn’t help Jotaro at all.


daveagle

2 second timestop*


Thiccer_than_you

Did you see the anime tho? Those aren’t 2 seconds.


Duckenstane

Yea and dios time stop was more like 15 seconds instead of 5 whats ur point


Thiccer_than_you

If you remove the dialogue it’s close to 5 seconds, since dialogue is a free action in anime :)


Duckenstane

Jotaro spends more than 2 seconds in time stop regularly in part 4


Thiccer_than_you

Once.


Duckenstane

https://youtu.be/4G7xJZIQyCo 2 seconds is a lot shorter than you think


Zorro5040

Jotaro could of thrown stuff and bounce it off something to hit Dio from behind letting him get close but he didn't.


Thiccer_than_you

No he couldn’t. 1 second time stop isn’t 5 seconds. Dio has a 10 meter radius during his timestop. Try accurately guessing where he’ll be after the timestop.


Zorro5040

The rat didn't either, instead it shot multiple shots so that one would hit.


Thiccer_than_you

No matter how many times you shoot at Dio, his radius is far greater than that of Jotaro.


Cole4Christmas

Doesn't DIO have to have a range of over 20m with stopped time? What happened with Kakyoin doesn't make sense otherwise


Thiccer_than_you

10 meters. Says it himself. The 20 meter emerald splash is bigger than Dio’s radius. What doesn’t make sense to you?


Cole4Christmas

How could he have gotten to Kakyoin if he was 20m away?


Traditional_Drive397

Are you thinking that he only stops time in a determined range? The "range" is for stand manifestation. He stops the entire universe when using his ability.


Cole4Christmas

I had thought they implied in the car chase scene that DIO wasn't close enough to reach them from over 10m away. I know the whole universe stops, but it seemed like they were saying he could only move 10m in his 5 seconds of stopped time.


HelloThere-88

I mean it was kinda on purpose to train josuke


Gamer_ely

Paper beating rock doesn't mean that rock wouldn't smash scissors.


Zeebuoy

>Jotaro fan service episode melty jotaro, my favourite.


PunishedWizard

The frame with the binoculars is beautiful too. I think this episode that key frame animators in particular, and others were rushed out and didn't.


Jaccblacc203

Are you watching the TV or Blu-ray version?


MadPlatipus

Blu-ray ! The improvements are quite worth it


ThyKooch

Where can you watch it? Netflix, Hulu, and crunchyroll all have the TV versions


MadPlatipus

Erm… I don’t remember, yarr !


Gnerus

bayzed pirate


CritzD

Yarr har fiddle dee dee


strawberrymilk2

being a pirate is alright to me


greninjack24

r/unexpectedpirate


Entire_Lawfulness606

oye Are you Indian?


Realmart1

Bruh


SusDingos

What does being Indian have to do with pirating? It's not like others don't pirate


ColumbViv

In hindi, they use the word 'yaar' at the end of sentences with the people they are close with


SusDingos

He said "yare" cause pirates say that, see other comments, they seem to get it


ColumbViv

I understood that :/ i was answering your question as to why the downvoted guy thought op was indian


ColumbViv

Lmao i see many didn't get the joke


Walunt

In gogoanime you can find it; it’s sailing time


elliothackedhimself

I mean you buy the blu rays lol. Never heard of streaming blu ray.


raddical_larry

You buy the Blu Ray DVD. Don't think about pirating it, respect the animators


Op-boi4ever

What's wrong with people downvoting this!?


raddical_larry

I don't know, I'm just answering someone's question, and telling them that pirating is disrespectful


meowcookiez

What’s the difference


Tea-and-Zoe

Here’s a website that shows all the differences between the TV release and the Blu-Ray release! https://jojocomparisons.github.io/categories/diu/ If i’m remembering correctly, it was made by u/Chatterskull


Chatterskull

That's correct, I run that website! Thanks for the shout-out! :)


PlanckQuarkTheory

The god of jooj


MadPlatipus

A lot of frames and details have been enhanced or redrawn ! There are lot of comparisons on YT for example


Jaccblacc203

More details, no blood, gore and underage characters smoking censorship, few more frames added, etc...


Bird_with_penis

I know right ! I just watched this episode and I was amazed. I thought it was bizzare


ohsh_titsnick

Like an adventure with jojo?


Theultimateambition

Roll credits


Roro_Boro

Rats


Alegatur

Rats


TheAwkwardPufferfish

We are the rats Celebrating yet another birthday bash


Lerquian

*Michael*


pusherbmxmag

It’s because they almost die to a fucking rat


PoobishSocks

I like Star Platinum: The World’s design and color scheme more than OG Star Platinum Purple is my favorite color, but something about the bright blues and golds really gives a sense of justice.


SusDingos

Lmao i remember seeing part 4 SP and being reminded of a mandrill


Ducky237

Josuke is so cute in the first pic


IggyScottKennedy

I just watched this episode a couple of hours ago, lol. Part 4 in general is beautiful


sinner-mon

part 4 is the prettiest part imo, and this episode is especially pretty


SuperShortUsername

part 4 best animated part B)


Baller4Jesus27

Right????


Balrog229

I wasn’t a huge fan of Part 4 at first (mainly due to the art style shift), but this is one of the episodes that turned it around for me. Altho i still think Jotaro made some uncharacteristically dumb mistakes when fighting the rat. He fought DIO, who was far more powerful, but almost died to a damn rat. Still a good episode tho


Theultimateambition

Jotaro could have taken out both the rats alone if he wanted to, but the point was to train Josuke to perform better under stress and learn to effectively use projectiles against opponents you can't get close to. Both of these lessons are very useful at the end of the story, so it's not like the Rat Hunting arc was for nothing.


Balrog229

I highly doubt Jotaro was getting hit on purpose to add stress to the situation. If he was, that’s way too risky and dumb. But i get what you’re saying


Theultimateambition

Jotaro for sure would have lost a limb or two against Ratt due to it's nature, but ultimately won. Him getting hit was because instead of shooting the Ratt, he had to act as a distraction so Josuke could do it.


Balrog229

He can literally stop time but used that ability in the dumbest way possible. For someone who had like a decade or so (i forget how long) to practice, he seemed to get worse at it


The_Candle123

He got worse because he didn't practice


Balrog229

That makes no fucking sense. Why would he not practice?


FallenNephilim

I mean, he did have Jolyne before the events of part 4 iirc. Between that and getting his PhD in Marine Biology, I would imagine that training to stop time for a few seconds would be the last thing on his mind.


Dark_Ryman

In universe probably because it’d be really difficult and he’s getting a degree which takes most his time Out of universe so that josuke can shine because Jotaro is really powerful


Balrog229

I mean… if he can stop time then he’d have MORE time to do his studies, even if its only stopping time for a few seconds at a time


Dark_Ryman

I mean we don’t really know how long it would take a human to train for it to be a viable study option


StormStrikePhoenix

Because time stop is a broken as fuck power and it would be lame if Jotaro used it to solve every problem so the story does everything in its power to keep that from happening.


Balrog229

True. I think that’s one of Araki’s greatest faults. He makes stupidly overpowered characters and then has to basically have them inexplicably disappear so they cant solve everything. It’s why Giorno only exists in part 5 and never shows up again Surprised Jotaro sticks around as long as he does considering his power


LickeyD

Jotaro got hit because he intentionally caught the dart to learn what he could about his opponent. He was being bold and taking risks because he knew that he had Crazy Diamond to fall back on. Later on in the episode, he is coaching Josuke, but also is directing the fire at him for the same reason. Because Josuke cant heal himself.


Radikost

In retrospective, it looks pretty similar to Stardust Crusaders’ artstyle


YannisAP

Hmm yes rat stand


bananalordkunsama

No one talking about how gross the details on the "meat" are.


Sangi17

They probably put extra emphasis on it for returning Jotaro fan, plus it marks an important “passing of the torch” moment between Jojo’s.


_Memeroni69

I just realized something. Jatoro in part 3 stops a bullet from point blank range but cant dodge a bullet from severel meters in part 4.


Sw3atyGoalz

He literally catches one of the rats bullets earlier in the episode, but it infects on contact so he can’t keep blocking. He also technically dodged all the shots, but it was the ricochets that he couldn’t do anything about iirc


Yoate

He did also pull the trigger himself in part three.


Golden-Owl

He got older and spent years studying in university


ResearchEastern2362

Sea,


bulbabrot

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PlatinumIsAStand

it's probably due to aging.


Xx_poopmaster64_xX

Man didnt use time stop for 11 years


StormStrikePhoenix

And yet he was better at it literally the first time he ever used the power after already having fought Dio for a good while; his time stop effectiveness is rather arbitrary.


_Memeroni69

And he did in part 3 in the first episode ??????????????


Xx_poopmaster64_xX

?, he didnt stop time in the first episode. I just meant that he didnt stop time for 11 years which is weird


Walunt

What the person is saying is that he can catch bullets even without needing stopped time; (which is true but since the dart had the acid thing he was unable to catch it or block it anyways so he had to dodge using stopped time)


Zorro5040

He catches the dart but it infects him. He later dodges multiple shots but they bounce and hit him from behind. Rat came up with a strategy to beat time stop on the fly. Rat could probably beat Dio.


piiraka

I believe in him. You go, little dude (rats r great and I willingly accept the rat overlords once they manage world domination)


3shibesofshimabara

It’s a shame how such amazing art direction is squandered on a plot-irrelevant filler episode. Imagine if this level of quality was used in the Killer Queen episodes.


Killer-Of-Spades

And it was essentially a filler episode. WHY, DAVID PRODUCTIONS, WHY?????


OlDanboy

Cause love will find a way just give it time


LastClub9339

lol it wasn't a filler episode, plus this chapter was made to increase the relationship between Josuke and Jotaro 🦫🤙


Killer-Of-Spades

I know it wasn’t filler, but it essentially was. It didn’t contribute really anything to the rest of the plot


Admiral-Kuzko

It's literally how Josuke learned to do that blood shard thing to Kira in the last chapters


Killer-Of-Spades

What thing?


zettomega

The blood-glass projectiles he used during his battle against Kira.


Zarodex

Jotaro teeth


Potential-Rice7270

Because Jotaro was actually doing something


coveredinagodslove

Unlike Joseph, who hasn't done anything helpful since 1939.


jaylong76

hey! he did a lot in stardust crusaders! he... punched a lot of devices!


Mayurasghost

It’s that golden hour glow 😂


DrD0cx

I wonder how


Zak_The_Golden_Giant

When the Rat is in the House all is good.


AdComprehensive8522

Rat hunting is intense that way


Blackouttmike

Cuz rat


wafflezcol

Because the rats


BrunoBo22

The feeling when an episode about a f#cking rat is better animated than the season finale


TheWolfaron

I actually remember wondering this myself as well. I really enjoyed this art direction, even though I did love the usual style they did otherwise as well.


Anonymous_person34

Yeah right? For some reason just part 4 as a whole made every character look so clean in a way? Think about jotaro in part 3 i didnt vibe with it too much because the art made him look so old but this? (As a jotaro simp) makes me so happy how good he looks!


abrar44

Agreed I noticed that asw


26730

This is one of my favorite episodes in part 4 because it’s the first time we get to hear Jotaro say “Star Platinum: The World” and I lost my mind when I first heard it


og-reset

Rat


TheMaiker

It’s literally my favorite diu episode lmao


licht230

Yeah


ExpRifle

Because R A T


VisualPlace

That was the season finale, rat was the final boss


pixlmason

It's against the strongest stand user ever after all, **Ratt**


puttje69

I have watched through season 1, 2, 3 and just started season 4, Crazy Diamond yesterday. God, I can't stand the new artstyle. The new look for Jotaro really throws me off


RandomShyGuy10

Ironic the prettiest episode of part 4 it’s also the worst episode of part 4


TheVeteran121

janken kid ep is way worse than this one


RandomShyGuy10

To be fair I like the Janken kid bc the stand is annoying but the stand is actually quite unique and could have some versatility to it as the kid grows up


Dkpokefan72

I actually REALLY LOVED the episode


Black-Ansoni

B-B-b-belly p-letty - Okuyasu


SusDingos

Damn i actually never noticed that