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12 Days of Anime #12: WHAM!

12 Days of Anime begins today. Be prepared for an absolute truckload of posts before Christmas given all 3 of The Cart Drivers’ writers are taking part.

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Do you watch next episode previews? They’re kinda dumb when you think about it. Let us spoil a few seconds and the general outline for next week’s episode, because we feel we need to market something you are already watching. I tend to skip them when watching older anime but stick through them when watching weekly for the rather weak reasoning that by the time next week’s episode come around I’ve already forgotten what was in the next episode preview. It’s not like the creators put any effort into them whatsoever. Take Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure for example. Their next episode previews were the standard format of a bunch of clips from next week with random voice samples from next week. Totally boring stuff that I ended up sitting through anyway because I always watched Roundabout and the previews never in any way managed to get me more hyped for next week’s episode than I already was.

Although there was that one time. Next episode preview featured a chariot race between Jojo and Wham. The preview did the usual thing of selecting a random bunch of clips from next week’s episode with some random voice samples. Except this time the voice samples they chose was mostly just this single voice sample. It was the zombie hoard cheering on Wham (well, they were Japanese-speaking zombies so they were saying Whamu), but in a more of a haka-esque chant. Over and over again the next episode preview just shouted and shouted at me:

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WHAM

WHAM

WHAM

WHAM

WHAM

WHAM

WHAM

WHAM

WHAM

WHAM

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7 Comments

  1. Nagisa33
    Posted December 14, 2013 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    Oh man, too good! I loved that part. Heck, I love a ton of parts from JoJo. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0qPqYuKCQM

    I think my favorite scene is when Joseph uses the Coke bottle cap to stop the cop from shooting. He then nonchalantly guzzles down the drink.

    • Scamp
      Posted December 14, 2013 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

      I could quite happily make an entire 12 days of pure Jojo’s but decided against it.

  2. Posted December 14, 2013 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    My favorite is probably the fabulous moment at the end of episode 24 when I heard Avalon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htDB8SuLrng) for the first time. But it really has so many great moments like Joestar family’s secret technique, Kars’ spontaneous crazy laughter, I’ve been working on the railroad, these motherfucking pirahnas on this motherfucking plane, etc.

  3. Reevothemusefan
    Posted December 14, 2013 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    I remember a moment that links to this back at October MCM Comic Con in London, where there was a promotion competition for the JoJo: All Star Battle game.

    The competition was basically a couple of people doing selected JoJo poses for prizes and one of the last ones, was they had to do the Wham pose, once the audience found out (including me), we all chanted “WHAM! WHAM! WHAM! WHAM! WHAM!”, so great.

    But yeah, so many moments to pick from JoJo, i’ve certainly become a fan of the franchise now.

    • Scamp
      Posted December 14, 2013 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

      That sounds fucking awesome. Wish I was there.

  4. strukingfourd
    Posted December 14, 2013 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    12 Days of JoJo

  5. Nadgers
    Posted December 15, 2013 at 12:20 am | Permalink

    In the immortal(heh) single word of Cars: STAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARTOOOOOOO!

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