Diamond is Unbreakable Episode 7
I’m fascinated by the fact that Morioh, the setting for this season of Jojo, seems to be home to more evil teenagers than any other town in history. This week, we meet another one, Toshikazu Hazamada, who wields a mannequin-esque Stand that assumes the form of whoever touches it and can then control them by mirroring their actions. The episode starts off with a short but disturbing prologue before we come to Josuke and Koichi being informed of another Stand user by Tamami, last week’s villain.
It’s odd to think that Tamami is on the good guy’s side now after how evil he was last week, but that’s just how things work in the Jojo-verse. This doesn’t necessarily mean he’s changed his ways: he’s still a dodgy character and flees at even the merest hint of danger, though I did find his newfound admiration of Koichi hilarious and almost felt bad when he inadvertently pays for being friends with the good guys later in the episode.
While investigating Hazamada, Josuke and Koichi break into his locker where they find a Stand (Surface) which quickly takes on Josuke’s appearance and the main action of the episode kicks in.
This was my favourite episode of the season so far. I pretty much loved everything about it. First of all, Koichi’s stand is now in the opening which means he’s no longer doing a strange pose with nothing. Koichi’s stand actually plays a big part in this episode and proves to be surprisingly useful. Josuke and Koichi prove to be a good team and my favourite scene was the little fist bump moment they shared after their first encounter with Hazamada.
A good chunk of this episode consists of a race across Morioh to reach Jotaro who’s been lured out of his hotel by the Josuke double and through the use of maps tracking everyone’s progress, we start to get a good sense of the layout of Morioh. As opposed to last season where our heroes were constantly moving, this season of Jojo gives a defined time and place that seems to work more or less as another main character. Even if it is inhabited mostly by evil teenagers.
Without spoiling anything, I am hyped for next week’s episode.