Letter from the Past 過去の手紙
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What a revelation! That Dio poisoned his dad…as a 12-year-old
I was pretty pleasantly surprised to see JoJo and Dio getting along so well at the beginning, but then it’s revealed that they’re just putting on appearances, which makes more sense.
Jack the Ripper, who murdered many women in 1888.
He’s about to graduate from university!
They were able to win because of Dio and JoJo being a good combo.
JoJo is studying archeology, and Dio is studying law.
He thinks to himself about how even though it’s been 7 years since Dio was adopted, and even when they have nice conversations about how they won by working together, he doesn’t have any feelings of friendship towards him. It kinda reminds me of when they first met, when JoJo tried to brush away Dio’s antagonistic actions as misunderstandings on his part and tried to suppress his gut suspicions.
He’s skeptical about whether archeology can lead to making money
Dio takes up George’s medicine because it’s getting difficult for the butler to go up the stairs due to his age. JoJo confronts him because he saw Dio swap the medicine packet with something else, and also he just read a letter written by Dario before his death 7 years ago about his dying symptoms, which are the same as what his dad has been experiencing.
I think I finally caught up. Can’t wait for the release of chapter 7. ^^
Nice! I hope you have a good time reading with us
Content Warning: child abuse
Chapter 7 父への誓い・過去からの手紙その 2 Questions
- Why is Dario angry? What does he say Dio is supposed to do? What does he feel that Dio should know? What language use indicates this?
- What happened to Dio’s mother?
- What does the (near irrelevant spoiler) Chinese man say about Dio’s uncommon physical feature?
- What does Dio threaten JoJo with?
- Where does JoJo’s strength come from in this encounter?
- What does JoJo accuse Dio of after Dio falls?
So much eyebrow game this chapter…
I find it hilarious that there were 3 references to that exact panel in my reading today.
the reading was Dio centric doujin yeah, but 3 is an awful lot for 1 doujin
That all makes sense, thank you!
I’ll be opening a new thread for the 石仮面 arc, but I’m about ready to pass out, so please forgive me. You can preview the questions here for now though.
Content warning: animal death
Ah ah ah aaaaah!
The older guys use some less common pronouns. What are they and what do they imply?
Who uses a different politeness register? Can you explain why?
Where is Jonathan going and why?
How do you feel about Dio’s plan?
Why won’t the driver go the whole way?
Can you break down the meaning of 知っててきた p 179 of Tanko and the featured pic/meme?
What connection does Ogre Street have to the medicine and why does Jonathan think he might find some answers there?
I’m not in any rush and I’m guessing most others aren’t either? So I’d say please take as much time as you need especially if you’re having a rough time!
Thank you! That’s very kind of you. It’s the opposite of times being tough in this case. I had a super busy and amazing week that included seeing the Phantom Blood musical and there’s just not enough time in a day for me to get everything done lol.
Wow, a Phantom Blood musical sounds fun!
It was amazing!! I’m working on a review/summary of it. It’ll have major spoilers though since it follows the plot pretty faithfully