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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure 18 – Nazi Cyborg



Maybe I should make increasingly ridiculous predictions in the hopes that they actually happen in the series. The problem is that nothing seems too ridiculous to occur anymore. Like, Jonathan Joestar could leap headfirst out of Joseph’s ass and join him in the battle against Cars and Wham, and I would definitely react like, “WHOA WHAT THE SHIT JUST HAPPENED” but later on I’d also probably say, “Oh, well, I guess that makes sense in this world.” That’s basically the standard Battle Tendency has maintained. So what if Stroheim blew himself up to fight Santana? No reason we can’t totally rebuild him into a cybernetic Nazi! Also we can give him a kickin’ monocle, too. Let’s go wild!

I’m looking forward to seeing RoboStroheim in action. I doubt he’s going to take down a Pillar Man all by himself (that’s Joseph Joestar territory, buddy!), but given that he stopped Cars’ strike with just his arm, perhaps he can make it interesting? (Side note: Cars has blades protruding from his arms like Ikuro from Hirohiko Araki’s Baoh manga. For Joseph’s sake, let’s hope Cars doesn’t have the other powers the Baoh parasite grants people. Then again, Araki probably thought up more devastating powers.) It’s kind of funny that wearing a hat low is enough to conceal Stroheim’s identity, but I guess I can’t ding Joseph too hard for not expecting a regular ol’ human Nazi who blew himself up to come back among the living. If Stroheim is indeed living, anyway. Is this actually Stroheim or merely an impressive facsimile? I can’t imagine there was much left to gather after the explosion.


Here you go, because I knew you were all waiting for it, ya perverted degenerates!! *secretly saves all the naughtier screencaps*

The one disappointing part of this episode for me is that Lisa Lisa has been kept out of the battling so far. Don’t get me wrong here: I love seeing Joseph and Caesar get down to business. But let the mentor have a few scraps, too! When ACDC possessed Suzie Q to nab the Red Stone of Aja, I hoped we’d see Lisa Lisa throw down a bit, but alas, it is not meant to be for now. It’s just a small complaint for the moment, I suppose, since I have no doubt she’ll jump full on into the fray eventually. It would be silly if she didn’t; after all, Zeppeli had some good opportunities to fight. She has to at least have a token battle against a Pillar Man, yeah? That’s the whole reason she’s training Joseph! Anyway, I’ll stop being an impatient whelp.

Getting back to ACDC possessing Suzie Q, I think that’s as horrifying as ACDC’s normal power in its own way. The whole time ACDC fought JoJo and Caesar in Suzie Q’s body, I kept wondering how the hell it was actually functioning. As ACDC demonstrates, his boiling hot blood is coursing through Suzie Q. Wouldn’t it melt her circulatory system and her internal organs and whatnot? We really have no evidence that it wasn’t doing that. Then there’s all the stuff we could see like the hardened blood vessels piercing Suzie Q’s body and ACDC ripping off chunks of flesh so that blood would splash out at Joseph and Caesar. There’s one extended sequence where blood is gushing out and Joseph and Caesar are discussing how they’ll use their Ripple powers to defeat ACDC, and the whole time I was shouting, “GUYS SHUT UP AND DEFEAT ACDC DON’T YOU KNOW SHE IS GUSHING BOILING HOT BLOOD AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH”

That Suzie Q isn’t a quivering wreck after that horrifying ordeal is remarkable. What a tough woman! I’d probably never leave my bed again.

Anyway, here is picspam of ACDC being creepy and horrible:









OK, that last once isn’t actually creepy; I just enjoy the visual of Joseph’s gigantic, steroid-riddled arm and his enormous fist.

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  1. Mucasama
    Posted February 11, 2013 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

    Now you spoiled everyone about that part where Jonathan leap headfirst out of Joseph’s ass, now everyone know how BT ends thanks to you.

    • Posted February 12, 2013 at 4:44 pm | Permalink


  2. Nadgers
    Posted February 11, 2013 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

    This episode is another one that makes me question the anime’s censorship. Wounds and maiming gets black ink all over it, but showing ACDC open a load of horrible cuts in the poor girls body and make her shoot out blood and veins all over is totally fine.

    About Suzie Q surviving: Pretty sure when ACDC got to her, she kind became a pseudo pillarman for the time being. Somewhat like how ACDC could combine Silly Hat Man 1’s arm into his own in the last episode.

    Also, godddamn they really sexed Lisa Lisa up for this. Not that I mind though.

    • Shengar
      Posted February 12, 2013 at 7:41 am | Permalink

      Lisa Lisa so goddamned hot here. I never been into woman of her age but damn. David Production prettied her up to eleven here.

    • Posted February 12, 2013 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

      Yes, and also full on shots of Lisa Lisa’s ass, to boot (which, notably, the manga did NOT have — I checked, purely for research purposes, of course). And even if Suzie Q became a pseudo-Pillar Man while ACDC possessed her, she’s still mentally tough if she can survive that ordeal without becoming a wreck!

  3. Posted February 11, 2013 at 7:53 pm | Permalink

    I came for hot muscly men only and was served with a hot busty women. I am disappoint.

    More to the point: YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS Finally RoboStroheim is unveiled, and at such an awesome scene too. Did I say before that I’m really glad that someone had the idea to adapt this saga? Because it’s just so much fun reliving all dem feels while I was reading this waaaay back again, only this time MOVING PICTURES AND COLORS AND SHIT. Now, for that other big reveal that I don’t remember in which part.. most readers probably be able to guess which reveal IMO.

    Once again, with the unconventional SFX used in the fights, it really gave the already terrifying powers of ACDC a whole new level of fright when compared to the manga, IIRC.

    • Posted February 12, 2013 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

      Yeah, I can imagine. I’m somewhat familiar with Stardust Crusaders, though I hear the JoJo OVAs cut out a TON of stuff, so I’m looking forward to getting the familiar beats and new stuff (to me) when it’s made.

  4. gravethestampede
    Posted February 11, 2013 at 8:14 pm | Permalink

    I like how AC/DC was trying to do fabulous poses like he used to with his old body while inside of Suzie Q. Doesn’t work. Also lol at the nazi wearing another nazi’s head as a hat, only in jojo

    • Posted February 12, 2013 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

      Normal humans were not meant to make ACDC poses.

  5. gravethestampede
    Posted February 11, 2013 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    Cars destroys a car. Mind blown. Joseph, steroid ridden? Naw, those are some Joestar genes, the best kind.

  6. Clinton
    Posted February 11, 2013 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    The big shock is that Cars and ACDC are being fought before Wham who was subordinate to them.

    • Posted February 12, 2013 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

      Yeah, even keeping in mind what you said before about the Pillar Men being similar in strength, I was surprised to see ACDC as the first Pillar Man to be taken down.

  7. rubberluffy
    Posted February 12, 2013 at 2:06 am | Permalink

    Time for Robonazi Guile to kick some butt. The absurdity of the whole thing is so hilarious it brings it right past stupid into awesome. Rebuild a man from nothing into a cyborg? Just handwave it with “Nazi science is the best in the world”. I can just imagine Araki sitting there thinking “I wish I didn’t kill Stroheim off so early/violently, what can I do? Oh wait, I know…”
    Maybe he had just seen Robocop.

    Also Sugita’s delivery of Joseph’s “Niiiiice” is pretty great.

    • gravethestampede
      Posted February 12, 2013 at 2:25 am | Permalink

      Taopaipai from Dragon Ball reminds me off Mecha-Stroheim.

    • Billish
      Posted February 12, 2013 at 4:05 am | Permalink

      “the absurdity of the whole thing is so hilarious it brings it right past stupid into awesome.”

      This pretty much sums up the whole series so far, and defeats all criticism. good on ya

      +1 lisalisa nudity

    • Posted February 12, 2013 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

      The Nazis did construct MechaHitler, so RoboStroheim isn’t too much of a stretch for them.

  8. Posted February 12, 2013 at 3:36 am | Permalink

    When you made that comment about RoboCop Stroheim it was all I could do to shut up and not burst out into text-adapted laughter. “If only he knew,” I thought.

    JoJos has basically reached the point where no matter what ridiculous joke prediction you try to come up with for what’s going to happen next, what actually happens – if it’s not exactly what you predicted – will be even more ridiculous, all the while somehow still making sense. Because I am fairly certain that that is the precise method that Araki uses to craft each new chapter. Well, almost the exact method – it doesn’t take into account the ever-important criteria of “the most ridiculous joke prediction he can come up with, which allows for the most ~fabulous~ poses.

    • Posted February 12, 2013 at 4:00 pm | Permalink

      I could just imagine you giggling to yourself as you read it.

  9. Someone Else
    Posted February 12, 2013 at 5:18 am | Permalink

    That’s why it’s called Bizarre Adventure, it’s already in the title warning you with it’s bizarreness

    Also cue in Guile’s theme goes with everything

    • Posted February 12, 2013 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

      I suppose you have a point.

  10. Mormegil
    Posted February 12, 2013 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    And once again, JoJo butts>Vividred butts.

    • Posted February 12, 2013 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

      This is true, although it is almost as silly.

      • Posted February 12, 2013 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

        1000% more awesome. And at the very least, we (and by we I mean us with classy taste that watch JoJo) would only get weird looks, not accusing looks of being a pedophile.

        “Well sure I guess it’s alright, if you swing that way.” >>>>>>>>> “You pedophile creep.”

      • Clanad
        Posted June 26, 2013 at 6:29 am | Permalink

        Jojo is all about sexism, bitch

  11. Stef
    Posted February 12, 2013 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    Am I the only one embarrassed by this episode? More damsels in distress and some really unsavory stuff just ruins it for me. I was so angry I couldn’t cheer at Cyborg Stroheim. I even watched it again a day later just to make sure I wasn’t overreacting, but I wasn’t.

    That really really annoying maid(who’s just a collection of stereotypes)is introduced just so ACDC can possess her and show how much of a dick he is. Lisa Lisa is useless other than for fanservice, and once again the men resolve everything. Also, apparently, Jojo likes his women weak and in need of protection. Just don’t threaten his role as the hero or you’ll end up never doing anything like Lisa Lisa.

    Stop it with the sexism Jojo! That’s how you end up with things like that 5th screencap.

    • Nadgers
      Posted February 12, 2013 at 12:47 pm | Permalink

      Well battle tendency is eighties shonen. Can’t say I really like that stuff either. There is a lot less of it in Jojo then most though, thankfully.

      Don’t worry, it starts balancing out later on.

      • Stef
        Posted February 12, 2013 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

        Like you say, I try to keep in mind that it’s from 80’s Japan and let things slide while remaining critical. Most of the time it’s tangential enough(like episode 14) that I take note, but it won’t affect how I enjoy the show. But this was so “in your face” that I just can’t. I guess this was the instance too much.

        Speaking of other shonen, Hunter X Hunter doesn’t have it that much better. It’s not overtly sexist like Jojo is at times, but it’s definitely very male centrist. I mean, Biscuit is the first woman the show spends that much time with. And it’s a loli.

      • Posted February 12, 2013 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

        I think keeping in mind the era and initial target audience is useful, though it of course only (partially) explains why JoJo is the way it is rather than excuses it.

      • Clanad
        Posted June 26, 2013 at 6:30 am | Permalink

        the word SHONEN tells you something?

    • Posted February 12, 2013 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

      I wouldn’t say I’m embarrassed by this episode, but obviously I agree with you re: Lisa Lisa. I want to see her jump into the fray! I want to see her get her hands dirty! I want to see her rough someone up! She’s clearly someone of competence (or else she wouldn’t be training Joseph and Caesar), so I’d like to see her fighting alongside her students — and perhaps even showing them a thing or two.

      • Stef
        Posted February 12, 2013 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

        I feel like I’ve been waiting too long for Lisa Lisa to do something. It felt like last episode built up to her and I thought she was going to confront ACDC in his last ditch effort. Maybe curb stomp him or save airhead Jojo who just comes in with a brain on his back.
        I even remained hopeful until the last second that she would just say “fuck it” and Ripple ACDC’s brains out in her newborn suit for added awesome(and sexiness). But she just stood there and let the heroes do the work.

      • rubberluffy
        Posted February 12, 2013 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

        Joestars and Zeppelis almost do all the work in Parts 1 and 2. Thankfully this goes away in Parts 3 and beyond, letting the non-Joestars get their time to shine/be totally awesome.

        And regarding women in JoJo, the JoJo of part 6 is a woman, is also one of the best JoJo’s, and is probably one of the best women in anime/manga, so Araki does learn. Plus she’s all over Gucci displays at the moment, too.

      • Posted February 12, 2013 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

        To all of the above, IIRC Lisa Lisa would do something awesome later. That’s all I’m going to rack my brain about for and enough may-be-spoilers-may-be-not, and am not going to spoil myself for that matter by searching the interwebz. Yes I’ve read it before, but it’s so long ago, and like I said above, it’s doubly fun rediscovering all dem feelz that I felt back when I read it today, only with COLORS AND SHIT.

        Also I kind of agree that this episode is like some sort of consolation prize to those that somehow harbors the hope the women in this series would show some male fanservice. I don’t dislike it, but I don’t like it either.

      • Stef
        Posted February 12, 2013 at 7:47 pm | Permalink

        @FEAST91: I’m all for fanservice with purpose and meaning(think Mysterious Girlfriend X).

        But this felt not only unnecessary, but demeaning to Lisa Lisa’s character. I would have actually preferred that she wouldn’t care about being seen naked and through that throw Jojo and Caesar’s patronizing attitudes back at their faces.

      • Posted February 12, 2013 at 8:36 pm | Permalink

        @Rubberluffy Stone Ocean might be the part of JoJo I am most anticipating. Jolyne looks pretty cool from what I’ve seen of her, and she’s voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro in the upcoming fighting game, so I think there would be a strong chance she’d reprise the role in a potential anime adaptation!

      • Posted February 14, 2013 at 1:30 am | Permalink

        Lisa Lisa not immediately murdering Suzi Q after AC/DC took over her body is “demeaning” to her character?

        Are you serious? Or did you forget that Suzi Q’s life was in danger, and their “only one shot” solution for saving her was both not obvious and still not guaranteed to work, since it had never been tested on a person possessed by a pillar man before?

      • Posted February 14, 2013 at 1:41 am | Permalink

        Also, I hate to be the downer here, but Stone Ocean is where Jojo really begins to go downhill. ^^;;;; I personally dislike it the most out of all the story arcs. I’ve read that Araki was starting to have difficulty coming up with new ideas and meeting his weekly schedule by this time, and it really shows.

      • gravethestampede
        Posted February 14, 2013 at 4:34 am | Permalink

        I will admit that the quality of the series varies (from very good to amazing). However I think most fans off the series don’t have a problem with direction off the series. For most other lengthy series, a steep drop in quality is to be expected, but that doesn’t happen with this series IMO.

    • Mormegil
      Posted February 12, 2013 at 10:37 pm | Permalink

      Really? You’re going to complain about fanservice in JoJo? Of all anime? What’s next? Complaints about JoJo being too moe?

      • Stef
        Posted February 13, 2013 at 10:04 am | Permalink

        I love Jojo. And I won’t stop loving it because of something like this.

        However I was examining the fanservice(which is only part of my complaint) through the greater context of sexism in the show. Actually, this is the first “male oriented” fanservice I’ve seen in Jojo oddly enough, so I don’t hold too much grudge against that. And like I’ve said above, I love me some fanservice(with a purpose). But the only purpose I could find for this instance was to look pretty(and also to say something about Jojo’s character. But this is hardly enough – and still exclusively about the man).

        I hope this clarifies a bit what I was trying to say.

      • Posted February 14, 2013 at 2:45 am | Permalink

        To be honest, I did not like how long and explicit the “fan service” shots were. It was not even close to this explicit in the original manga. It feels rather awful to see Lisa Lisa being so overtly exploited for the sexual arousal of male anime viewers like this. =/

  12. Inushinde
    Posted February 14, 2013 at 11:05 pm | Permalink

    I’m hoping that we get a “CARS HAS A LASER CANNON” sequence. You can finish Baoh, Araki, but Baoh will always be with you.

    • Posted February 14, 2013 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

      I also hope this happens.

      • Sander
        Posted February 15, 2013 at 12:03 am | Permalink

        Cars has no laser cannons(probably because there’s no random evil scientist around to loudly announce that fact),but Stroheim sure has something equally cool in his repertoire.

        Just you wait,next episode might just have you singing odes to the awesomeness of Nazi science.

  13. Taka
    Posted February 16, 2013 at 5:15 am | Permalink

    The utter cheese when Joseph says he’s going to come back to Venice and she’s all you better Joseph Joestar and throws a rock that goes maybe 4 feet nearly killed me. Like really? Wow.

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