Jojo SC 9: Play That Funky Music

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders episode 9 review

Jojo SC 9

What could have been a cool twist in the story ends up being a lame trope that’s been seen in a million different pieces of fiction already. Kakyoin isn’t really bad; it’s just an impostor who’s bad. So Jotaro goes and fights off the fake Kakyoin, then the real Kakyoin shows up and everything’s back to normal.

What I wanted was Kakyoin to actually be evil and a threat to the Jojo gang. Instead, all we get is another battle, one that is easily won, and not much else. And let’s face it, if we lost Kakyoin, would we really be losing all that much? Kakyoin, Polnaroff, Avdol – all three of these guys are superfluous. They add nothing to the show and barely have personalities of their own. Having 5 main characters is ridiculous, given that they basically all are the same character. Big muscular macho man with no feelings. That’s it.

Yes, Jojo has been good, but not this week, and it’s trending down.

Episode rating (out of four stars): *1/2