The opening is finally back to working order without the rewind effect of previous episodes. It does feature the sound effects turned up higher so it’s a little distracting but at least the joyful and uplifting song is back. This is a good development, because it’s a mild distraction which is needed from this intense penultimate episode.
The episode continues where the previous one left off as Josuke must find a way to be able to take on Kira who proves to be a man with many tricks up his sleeve. He analyzes the situation and quickly realizes if he were to fight Josuke in a close combat fight, Josuke would have the advantage. Kira has to find a way to properly defeat the young Stand user without getting close. Luckily for Kira he still has the Stray Cat on his side and the ability to make the air bubbles it shoots explosive.
Though Josuke is able to find a way to see Stray Cat’s air bullets his troubles are far from over. Instead as soon as one problem is fixed a new one presents itself. It becomes a battle of wits instead of a straight on fight to the death. This a welcomed sight as even though a good battle between the main character and the ultimate villain is always entertaining in anime, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure has always been defined by its randomness and by throwing its audience a curveball just when they think they are able to predict what is going to happen next.
Only one episode remains in this arc. Will Josuke and his friends be able to defeat Kira or will the serial killer find a way to turn the tide? All will be revealed on the last episode of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable.
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable is streaming on Crunchyroll.