🗡 ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 Book Club ファントムブランド第3:石仮面 Stone Mask Arc 🗡

Chapter 11 人間を超越する・石仮面その 4 Questions
  • How’s the weather? (the onomatopoeia should look familiar)

  • Why does Dio return to the Joestar Manor?

  • How do Dio and JoJo feel about seeing each other?

  • What does Dio request and what reasoning does he give for JoJo to grant that request?

  • Are you familiar with nature vs nurture? If so, which do you think Speedwagon believes?

  • How does George feel about the situation?

  • What does Wang Chen predict?

  • What is Dio’s final request to JoJo?

  • What does Dio say about humans? What does he want to do? Are you surprised?

  • For new to JoJo readers, what do you predict will happen next?

A question I have

When Speedwagon calls himself おせっかい焼きのスピードワゴン, what’s the meaning of that yaki in there??

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Expression

節介(せっかい)()く => Like too much of 世話(せわ)()

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Ah, thanks! So a set phrase then

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I feel like I’ve said this a lot, but what a cliffhanger again!

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A thunderstorm is brewing at the start of the chapter, which seems to be a sure sign that some sort of big confrontation is gonna happen soon!

He returned to fight with JoJo, because he can’t stand the idea of running away from him even though he’s cornered.

So much tension! JoJo seems a lot more composed and sure of having the upper hand, although he feels regretful about turning Dio in to the police. And Dio seems extremely anxious.

First he requests that JoJo let him turn himself in, saying that he feels so bad about how he’s lived his life up until now. Then later he requests that JoJo is the one to personally handcuff him.

Unfortunately he seems to believe some people are just born bad (giving more weight to nature).

Extremely sad. Even after hearing everything, he still calls Dio his son and says he doesn’t want to see his son being arrested. It’s unfortunate that he dies even though JoJo just saved him from the poison.

Did I miss where this guy’s name was given? He predicts that Dio will not be captured, and that he was born with very strong luck. (Which seems to be correct)

That humans have limits, and that he will surpass being human!

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Was he expecting to fight with JoJo though?

I don’t recall seeing it but I had spent Sunday on the train listening to Wang Chung songs so I wanted to share lmao

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Hmm I guess he was less so much expecting a fistfight, and moreso planning to transform into a vampire while JoJo is caught off guard so that he can immediately annihilate him?

Oh lol. The song you posted is quite catchy!

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If you look at page 53 (tanko) or 250ish (bunko), on the page where we can see that Dio is carrying the mask, at the bottom of that page, Dio’s pissed that JoJo didn’t get killed on Ogre Street. The best outcome for Dio would have been for the thugs on Orge Street to kill JoJo before he found the poison seller and then Dio could continue killing George since no one else suspected him of poison. The stone mask is more of a plan B.

Thanks! I was pretty surprised that they made songs I heard as a kid. Although that’s a decent chunk of JoJo lol

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I was thinking it was a while since I saw the discussion and realized I hadn’t followed this thread :see_no_evil: oops

Wow, last chapter (11) ended in such a cliffhanger, looking forward to starting the next one this weekend. quite sure I know what George’s fate will be, but it’s sad… at least he was able to protect his son

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I’ll try to be better about posting in the home thread that the week’s chapter has started.

Welcome back!

It’s fascinating with the cliffhangers, isn’t it? Now you all get to enjoy the suspense that many of the teen readers had when they read as it came out! You can more easily bond with men (and women) of a certain age in Japan lol. A pretty high percent of Japanese youth read Weekly Shonen Jump back then iirc

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The next arc is up!

One of the most fun arcs of Phantom Blood imo

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