JoJo’s Part 5 Episode 29

JoJo’s Part 5 Episode 29

Get to the Roman Colosseum!

Last week’s episode of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 5: Golden Wind was a recap episode, so as usual I didn’t actually watch it. However, if you watched it, then let me know what you thought of it in the comments of today’s post. Also, why did you watch it?

And since there wasn’t a real episode of JoJo’s last week, that also means it’s been two weeks since our last JoJo’s Part 5 episode review. So before we begin with this week’s episode, let me just do a quick recap of the major plot points.

First, we saw the boss/Doppio finish off Risotto Nero, thus killing the last of the hitman squad. Then, he went on to kill Abbacchio, who was using his stand, Moody Blues, to figure out the boss’ identity. However, he wasn’t fast enough, and Abbacchio was able to leave a clue behind for his comrades.

Now that we’re up to speed, the remaining members of Buccellati’s team hop back onto their speedboat and head off into the sunset with the bust of the boss’ face that Abbacchio created. Meanwhile, the boss, still on the beach, is panicked because Buccellati & co. appear to not be panicking themselves and instead have a set goal.

However, at this point they don’t really have a set destination. They know they need to escape from the beach where Abbacchio was killed, and thanks to Abbacchio’s work they have some way of identifying the boss which they run through a criminal record database.

An Ally Appears!

Unfortunately for the JoBros, there are no matches for their search in the database. However, they suddenly receive a call through the computer from someone who was alerted to the fact that they were searching for the boss’ identity.

It doesn’t really make sense how this person would know who they were searching for in the database since they don’t technically know themselves, but whatever. And, things get even sketchier when this voice tells them the boss’ name, his stand’s ability, and that he has a way of defeating him.

Trish seems to think that the fact this mystery person knows the boss’ stand proves that they’re an ally, because there’s no way the boss would allow one of his underlings to survive with that knowledge. However, to me this just points towards the person on the other end of the call actually being the boss and tactically giving up information.

A Stand Arrow from the anime series JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 5: Golden Wind
A Stand Arrow

But, once this mystery person reveals that they’re in possession of a stand arrow, that they know the origin of stand and the arrows, and that this arrow will help defeat the boss, it became pretty clear to me that this isn’t a setup. He didn’t give up all of his information, but he gave up too much to be the boss.

It’s also interesting that the silhouettes of the stand users and their stands which were shown during the description of the stand arrow were all from part 3. The stand arrows weren’t written into the story until part 4, and the only part 3 character who’s been shown/mentioned in part 5 so far is Jotaro.

So is this mystery man Jotaro?

It’s possible, but it’s also possible that there was no real reason for part 3 stand users in particular to be shown and that this character is someone completely new. We were also given the hint that this person is no longer in fighting form, and I don’t think that describes Jotaro just yet.

Cioccolata and Secco

The mystery voice tells Buccellati’s team that if they want to learn about how to defeat the boss, they need to come to Rome and meet this person in the Colosseum. And, it doesn’t take the boss long to figure out that Rome is their destination as well.

Rather than attempting to stop them himself, he calls on two more of his underlings, Cioccolata and Secco, who aren’t members of any particular team. In fact, these are actually the only members of Passione who the boss expresses that he dislikes, which is a bit strange.

The apparent reason for his dislike of these two is due to the fact that they’re sadists, but I’m sure plenty of other Passione members are as well. Maybe there’s some other reason he doesn’t like these two, but that’s really all I could think of since nobody else was explicitly labeled a sadist.

Cioccolata and Secco from the anime series JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 5: Golden Wind
Cioccolata and Secco

Cioccolata’s background is in the healthcare system. Originally he worked in an assisted living facility where he would drug and emotionally abuse patients until they committed suicide. From there he moved on to become a doctor who performed surgeries on healthy patients, made them aware of what was happening, and killed them.

Secco is apparently one of these patients, though he obviously wasn’t killed in the end. For some reason Cioccolata spared him, probably because he’s a masochist or something, and now they work as a team.

While Cioccolata does the dirty work of killing their opponents, Secco’s job is to film the dying breath of everyone Cioccolata finishes off. But, while Cioccolata is the one doing the fighting, I imagine that Secco has a stand as well.

Green Day

But since we don’t yet know what Secco’s stand is, I’ll just have to discuss Cioccolata’s stand, Green Day, alone. And I should start off by mentioning that the English localization, Green Tea, actually isn’t that bad as far as stand names go. I really don’t like Zipper Man or Moody Jazz.

So, how does Green Day work? At its core Green Day seems to be a pseudo-autonomous stand. It’s a fungus, or virus, or bacteria (I don’t know) that infects a host who descends within some radius of Cioccolata. It then kills that host, whose corpse then acts as the center for a new infectious radius.

Basically, although the stand doesn’t technically have a large radius, it’s able to spread its area of effect by chaining kills. Also, the reason it’s activated upon descending was explained by it being similar to a real world fungus, however I seem to recall that fungus actually causing its victims to ascend, not descend (not I’m not going to fact check that).

Alright, so how do you defeat Cioccolata and Green Day? Well, the answer seems to be that you just shouldn’t descend. From what we’re shown, as long as someone who’s been infected doesn’t continue to move downward, the infection won’t spread.

The thing I find strange about this though is that Cioccolata and Secco were up above all of their victims. This means that anyone who tries to attack them will automatically be ascending, and therefore not harmed by Green Day.

Perhaps it only affects those who are beneath Cioccolata, and that’s why he has to be high up. If this isn’t the case, then really he should be hiding underground so his enemies have to descend in order to reach him.

Conclusion

So what did you think of this week’s episode of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 5: Golden Wind? Do you think Green Day is a good or bad stand? And, what do you think Secco’s stand is going to be like? My guess is that it’ll have some ability which pairs well with Green Day, but I’m not sure what.

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My review of the next episode is available here.

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