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Review: Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Set 2 Blu-Ray Set

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Yare Yare Daze~

A year following the release of Season 1’s Blu-Ray set, Viz Media has released the first half of the Stardust Crusaders anime on Blu-ray as limited edition packaging and DVD. Just like last year’s release of Season 1, the Stardust Crusaders boxset is packaged in an amazing looking box, which contains six art cards and a 104-page booklet in addition to the first 24 episodes of Season 2.

Stardust Crusaders introduces us to Jotaro Kujo, the grandson of the previous protagonist, Joseph Joestar. The anime starts with Jotaro incarcerated as he discovered that an “evil spirit” possessed him during a school fight with four delinquents. Later we are introduced to a much older Joseph Joestar, who already had knowledge of the “evil spirit” that possessed Jotaro when Holy mentioned it to him over the phone. This “evil spirit” is known as Stand, which will become the de facto power throughout the series. A stand us a powerful apparition created by one’s energy and because it stands next to the user, it’s called a “Stand.”

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Set 2 Limited Edition (Blu-ray)
Studio: David Production
Licensed By: Viz Media
Released: July 3rd, 2018 (NA)
MSRP: $69.99

With Holly being part of the Joestar bloodline, being the daughter of Joseph Joestar, she gained the power of a Stand, but unfortunately because of her gentle and non-violent nature, she lacks the mental strength necessary to control the Stand, slowly making her ill with a harmful high fever and putting her life at risk. Jotaro and Joseph, alongside Avdo and Kakyoin decided to make a trip to Egypt to defeat Dio and stop the curse from eventually killing Holly. During their trip, they encounter many of Dio’s lackeys who started assaulting them and intervening with their trip to prevent them from finding Dio’s hideout. 

Just like the previous set, I gave the English dub a chance, and this time around, I enjoyed it to an extent – it was an improvement from the previous seasons, and they didn’t try too hard like the previous season when they attempted English accents to match the settings but sounded too forced. With this dub, everyone is speaking neutral English with a tone matching their looks and personality. I still have a personal preference over the original Japanese audio, but I watched the series again in English with no issues.

This boxset is a must for any Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, fan and worth the investment. The packaging is amazing, the key animation collection booklet is very interesting for any person that likes to see the process of each episode, and the art cards are good collectibles as well.


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Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Set 2 Blu-Ray Set reviewed by Christian Chiok

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SUPERB

A hallmark of excellence. There may be flaws, but they are negligible and won't cause massive damage.
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