This 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' Moment Goes Full 'JoJo's Bizarre Adventure'
Super Smash Bros. Ultimaterecently made big waves when it finally revealed the full roster of characters in the final game, and it made the most out of this announcement with a special tournament showing off everything the packed game has to offer.
Little did fans know that the game will offer tons of anime moments as one moment in the Grand Finals went full JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders as Roy easily evades a Final Smash attack.
Over the weekend, Nintendo showcased the full range of what Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is offering with a casual tournament featuring all characters and items. Konbu's Roy (from the Fire Emblem series) had been getting attention throughout the tournament for his masterful use of items in each match, but it's during his match with Brood, who chose the Castlevania series' Richter, that his Roy goes full anime will a masterful dodge.
As captured by @theSirToasty on Twitter, when Brood's Richter goes for his Final Smash attack, Konbu's Roy dodges out of the way as the game zooms in on it. This reminded anime fans of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, as the final major battle between series lead Jotaro and series villain Dio featured plenty of time bending wackiness such as this.
The way Roy dodges around a slowed down Richter reminded fans of Jotaro keeping up with the time-stopping Dio, and Richter's Final Smash aura further reminded fans of the series' famous Stand abilities, which drapes its characters in such auras. With one anime moment like this, fans are eager to find out just what the full game is hiding. If you're interested in this match, you can find the full video here.0comments
The wait won't be long asSuper Smash Bros. Ultimate releases on Nintendo Switch December 7. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure was originally created by Hirohiko Araki for Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump in 1987. Currently the second longest running series in the magazine with over 100 volumes collected, the series tells the story of the Joestar family, who are each entwined in a destiny battling outrageous foes. The series has been split up into eight parts, with each part following a different generation of the Joestar family.
The most current run of the series, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind, premiered on October 5 and can be found streaming on Crunchyroll. It follows follows Giorno Giovanna, the son of former series villain Dio Brando, as he joins the mafia group Passione in order to change and reform them into reputable thieves and crooks from the inside.
The trailer begins with Joker, Byleth, and Ness fighting on the middle of an empty desert, using Arsene, Relics, and PSI. The fight goes on for a bit with nobody seeming to gain the advantage.
Meanwhile, a man is seen calmly walking towards the direction of the fight. Only his legs can be seen, and he is wearing black pants and shoes. The camera then zooms up to his hand, and a famous white envelope with a red wax seal can be seen. The man keeps walking towards the brawl.
The three fighters are still seen duking it out, until the three of them stop and look towards the man walking. As he gets closer, the camera starts to show the rest of his body, revealing a black open student jacket, a green shirt, muscular frame, and an iconic black hat. A purple muscular ghost appears behind him.
Jotaro: So this is what I was invited to, huh? He eyes the other fighters. Give me a break.
Jotaro then runs towards the battle, Star Platinum floating behind him, as the gameplay section of his trailer starts. His theme begins playing. Along with the gameplay, a new stage, Cairo, can be seen, with some of the Crusaders looking at the battle from the background. Finally, when 3:58 hits (the theme is shortened), the trailer switches back to the cinematic, as Jotaro stops time using Star Platinum: The World and deals a barrage of punches at the other fighters, who then get sent blown away as time resumes.
Jotaro then looks away and fixes his hat.
The trailer fades to black, and then Joker on his student outfit, Byleth, Ness, and Jotaro are walking through the streets of a beautiful city, Naples, to be specific, and enjoying some ice cream.
Joker: Why are we here for, again?
Jotaro: I was asked to bring another invitation here. Some lanky guy with a mustache and purple clothes. I didn't sign up for this, good freakin' grief.
Then, a young man wearing blue clothes bumps against Jotaro, touching his pockets on the process.
Young man: Oh, scusi.
Jotaro: Whatever. Just watch where you're going.
As they both walk away, a butterfly flies out of Jotaro's pocket, and it flies towards the other person's hand. It then transforms into the Smash invitation. A golden ghost manifests behind him, as he looks into the sky, snickering.
The trailer once again switches to gameplay. This time, the Naples stage is showcased, with the members of Team Bruno in the background. Giorno's Final Smash is shown on gameplay form, as he punches forward using Gold Experience, as it delivers a barrage of punches and kicks to poor Mario, who was caught on Giorno's FS, from different angles as Giorno screams "MUDA MUDA MUDA" over and over. The Final Smash then finishes with Mario being thrown in a diagonal angle off the stage, KOing him.
Finally, Jotaro discovers that the invitation was stolen, and the group of 4 start running towards Giorno, hoping to catch him. The trailer ends.
SSBU x JJBA is the name of the collaboration between both aforementioned parties, as standalone DLC. It features Jotaro Kujo and Giorno Giovanna as new playable fighters, Cairo and Naples as two new stages, and new songs, spirits, etc.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is a manga and anime series drawn and written by Hirohiko Araki, first released on the Shonen Jump magazine on 1986. JoJo's follows the journey of not one, but 9 different characters, all belonging on the same family tree and sharing the nickname JoJo. Each of the 9 parts has a different setting, time period and storyline, these include:
- Phantom Blood (Jonathan Joestar; 19th century)
- Battle Tendency (Joseph Joestar, Jonathan's grandson; 1930's)
- Stardust Crusaders (Jotaro Kujo, Joseph's grandson; 1987)
- Diamond is Unbreakable (Josuke Higashikata, Joseph's illegitimate son; 1999)
- Golden Wind (Giorno Giovanna, technically Jonathan's son. It's complicated. 2001)
- Stone Ocean (Jolyne Kujo, Jotaro's daughter;
- Steel Ball Run (Johnny Joestar, Jonathan's alternate universe counterpart; 19th century)
- JoJolion (Josuke Higashikata, Josuke's AU counterpart and the fusion of Johnny's great-great-grandson and another man; 2011)
The series is known for its, well, bizarre storylines, excessive violence, and memetic and memorable moments, and it has always been extremely popular in Japan. However, it was relatively unknown to the rest of the world, until the anime company David Production released their adaptation of the manga, starting straight from Part 1. From there, JoJo's has become one of the most popular anime worldwide, with millions of fans throughout the globe.
in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
|Universe||JoJo's Bizarre Adventure|
|Final Smash||Star Platinum: The World|
|Boxing Ring Title||The Stardust Crusader|
Jotaro Kujo is the main protagonist of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, and the grandson of the previous protagonist Joseph Joestar. During the beginning of Part 3, Jotaro manifests his Stand, a ghostly manifestation of one's fighting spirit, Star Platinum, thanks to a "curse" from the evil vampire DIO, who took over the body of Jotaro's great-great-grandfather Jonathan Joestar at the end of Part 1. After learning how to properly use his new ability, Jotaro set off to Egypt with his grandfather and other Stand users to kill DIO, who is amassing a legion of followers to conquer the world, and save his mother, who was dying after manifesting her own Stand thanks to the curse, as she wasn't mentally strong enough to control it. Jotaro then appears as an ally on parts 4 and 6.
Jotaro is a collected, aloof, and serious individual who is introduced as a delinquent, although he is very kind and loyal to the people he likes, even though he doesn't show it. Jotaro is able to maintain his composure under serious situations, and underneath his neutral face lies an extremely clever and quick-witted brain. Jotaro is also quite blunt and foul-mouthed and enjoys taunting his opponents with one-liners and messing with their strategies. Over the years, Jotaro seems to have mellowed out a bit, displaying a quirkier and more fatherly side. He also is interested with marine biology, and graduates with a PhD at the end of Part 4. He is 17 during the events of Part 3, 28 during 4, and 40 during 6.
On Smash, Jotaro is an offense-oriented character with an aggressive playstyle. His attacks are very quick and do loads of damage, but most of them have a bit of ending lag, punishing players if they get start to get cocky. Jotaro's main drawback is his extremely poor range in most of his attacks, his only ranged option not even going that far. Overall, Jotaro is a very fast and very strong fighter that suffers from low combo potential and a lack of range.
|Jab: Jotaro delivers a knee jab followed by a hook, and ending with Star Platinum punching the opponent. This is done faster than the GIF, of course.|
|Side tilt: Jotaro punches using Star Platinum.|
|Up tilt: Star Platinum delivers an uppercut. It won't go as far as the image shows.|
|Down tilt: Jotaro kicks the opponent.|
|Dash attack: Jotaro stops on his tracks as he point forwards, Star Platinum then delivers a flurry of punches. Quite strong, but has a lot of starting lag.|
|Forward smash: Star Platinum charges a forward punch before hitting opponents to next Tuesday. It comes out surprisingly quick, and fully charged it can kill at around 30%! However, it leaves Jotaro very vulnerable after it.|
|Up smash: Star Platinum charges and then unleashes a barrage of punches on a diagonal angle upwards.|
|Down smash: Similar to DK's down smash, Star Platinum charges before slamming its two fists on the ground on different sides. This has a sweetspot right when it hits the ground, but does damage all the way.|
|Neutral aerial: Jotaro kicks opponents on the air.|
|Forward aerial: Star Platinum does a hook forwards.|
|Back aerial: Star Platinum does a short punch barrage backwards.|
|Up aerial: Another DK-borrowed move, Star Platinum does a headbutt upwards. Unlike the simian's up air, this does not go in a curved motion, it travels directly upwards.|
|Down aerial: ANOTHER DK-borrowed move, Star Platinum does a hammer punch downwards. This can spike.|
|Grab and pummel: Jotaro grabs using Star Platinum, it holds opponents high, directly in the neck. Jotaro can use this as a sort of "tether" grab in the air, as he can recover with it but does not have as much range as Lucas's Rope Snake or Samus's Grapple Beam. Star Platinum pummels by shaking the opponent.|
|Forward throw: Star Platinum slams the opponent to the ground in front of itself.|
|Back throw: Star Platinum throws the opponent into the ground backwards.|
|Up throw: Jotaro's grandpa, Joseph, will appear in front of Star Platinum. He then uses his Stand, Hermit Purple, to grab the opponent and throw them into the air. Joseph then disappears.|
|Down throw: Star Platinum will throw the opponent on the ground. Jotaro will then look at them angrily while the ｢MENACING｣ kanji appear. Jotaro will then grind his foot on the opponent before kicking them away.|
|Neutral Special - ORA ORA ORA!: Star Platinum will appear in front of Jotaro and start unleashing a very fast barrage of punches, dealing damage to everyone that touches them. Star Platinum will punch and scream "ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA..!" as long as the button is held down, and Jotaro can move around in this state too, although much slower than before, along with not being able to jump. |
Commonly known as Stand Barrages, a series of extremely quick punches are a staple of JoJo's. Many power-oriented Stands use this as their main method of offense, and their cries such as "Ora", "Muda", or "Ari" are just as an iconic part of the series.
|Side Special - Star Finger: Star Platinum will point out using its middle and index finger, and when the b button is released, the fingers will extend forcibly, dealing damage to anyone in their path. The longer the charge is held, the more they will extend (the longest is around Corrin's forward smash at full charge). |
Star Finger is an ability used by Star Platinum, although rarely. This is Jotaro's few ranged options in combat.
|Up Special - Stand Throw/Stand Leap: Jotaro's up special changes depending on whether he is airborne or on the ground. While on the air, this is Stand Throw, Star Platinum will appear below Jotaro, grab him, and throw him into the air. This can be angled. On the ground, it changes to Stand Leap. Jotaro uses the leg strength of his Stand to jump into the air, glowing a yellow aura. This goes up quite a bit and can be moved around a little in the air. The initial jump deals a bit of damage. |
Star Platinum, and other Stands, like Silver Chariot, have been shown to be strong enough to throw their users into the air. The particular way Jotaro is thrown on his special is based on how his Stand threw Iggy on the N'Doul fight. During the Jotaro vs. DIO fight, both of them are seen using the Stand Leap maneuver to move around Cairo, this looks almost like flying, probably for dramatic effect.
|Down Special - ｢MENACING｣: For his down special, Jotaro puts his cap over his eyes and stays still, intimidatingly. During this time, the kanji for menacing will start floating and shaking around Jotaro, starting with one and ending with six. Depending on how kanji he has, his next attack will be stronger, similar to Inceniroar's Revenge. The kanji disappear when Jotaro attacks. |
In both the manga and anime, kanji are used to showcase movement or actions, and "menacing" is one of the most used ones, used to signify a looming, scary, or, well, menacing presence.
|FINAL SMASH - Star Platinum: The World: Jotaro will pose and say "Star Platinum, bring forth The World!" as all of the screen shifts colors before turning black and white. During this period, time is completely stopped, and the only entity able to act is Jotaro. Jotaro is free to attack other fighters at will during a 5-second period, and they will not receive any knockback. When time resumes, anyone hit will then fly into the direction they would have normally be knocked into. |
In the DIO fight, Jotaro developed his Stand's strongest ability, stopping time itself. Although his own time stop was much shorter than DIO's, with the latter's being 10 seconds while Jotaro's being 5, he now was able to move around during DIO's time stop, which ensured his victory. During the events of Part 4 and most of Part 6, Jotaro's time stop reduced to 1-2 seconds.
Taunts and victory screens
- Up taunt: Jotaro fixes his cap and says "Give me a break."
- Side taunt: Jotaro points forwards and says "You pissed me off." (This would work SO well as a post-KO taunt)
- Down taunt: Star Platinum appears behind Jotaro and screams "ORA!" while Jotaro smirks.
- Jotaro's victory music is taken directly from the victory screen in JoJo's Bizarre Avdenture: Eyes of Heaven.
- For his victory screens, Jotaro:
- Writes on a piece of paper before throwing into the ground, and saying "Here's your receipt."
- Poses alongside Star Platinum. This pose is taken from the cover of Volume 13 in JoJo.
- Sits on the ground reading a book on marine life, as Star Platinum hands him a bag of chips.
- Jotaro’s entrance animation sees him sitting on the ground before standing up and saying “Let’s do this.” Flashy letters saying “OPEN THE GAME” appear above him.
- Jotaro is able to wall jump.
- Jotaro is voiced by Daisuke Ono in Japanese and Matthew Mercer in English. This makes Jotaro his second role in Smash, after Chrom.
- Jotaro's alts are as follows:
- A tan alt resembling his grandfather Joseph.
- A green alt with red hair resembling Noriaki Kakyoin.
- A black alt with silver hair resembling Jean-Pierre Polnareff.
- An orange and white alt with brown hair resembling Muhammad Avdol.
- An alt that gives Jotaro his original manga colors.
- His clothes from Part 4.
- His clothes from Part 6.
Classic Mode: Journey to Egypt
Jotaro's Classic Mode route takes him through opponents similar to those he had to face during his quest to Egypt.
in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
|Universe||JoJo's Bizarre Adventure|
|Final Smash||A Golden Experience|
|Boxing Ring Title||Il Primo Mafioso|
Giorno Giovanna is the main protagonist of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind, and his relationship to the rest of the Joestar bloodline is, well, a complicated one, to say the least. Before Part 3 but after DIO was fished out from the ocean, he traveled the world looking for loyal minions, and impregnated 4 women along the way. One of these was a Japanese woman, the mother of Giorno. As DIO was using Jonathan's body, this makes Giorno a Joestar and Jonathan's "son". Giorno's original name was Haruno Shiobana, but he had it changed when his mother married an Italian man and moved in with him.
During most of his early years, Giorno was neglected by his mother, abused by his father, and bullied by his classmates, leading to a bleak life on which he saw himself as a burden. One day, he saw an injured gangster hiding in the grass, escaping from other criminals, and Giorno helped him stay hidden by subconsciously making the grass thicker, a manifestation of his Stand ability Gold Experience. That gangster then helped Giorno throughout his childhood, and made the youth want to become a "Gang-Star", and take over the corrupt mafia. At age 15, he met the capo Bruno Buciaratti and managed to join the mafia family Passione on his team, and thus started his journey to take over the mafia from the inside out.
Giorno is a very determined young man who will pursue his goals despite the circumstances, even if this means having to scam or manipulate others on the way using his natural wit and charisma. He is a natural-born leader, and most of the time acts in a calm and serene demeanor, however, his emotions sometimes get the best of him. He seems to have inherited traits from both of his "fathers", having Jonathan's noble spirit and value of life, he doesn't kill unless it's necessary. But when he does have to kill, his DIO genes show up, as he can be ruthless, violent, and cruel towards his enemies, killing them in possibly the most gruesome ways in the series.
On Smash, Giorno is a much more defensive character than Jotaro, still having quick attacks with little end lag, but lacking in Jotaro's deal damage and knockback potential. This gives Giorno great combo potential, most of his regulars can be cancelled into specials, too. However, Giorno is quite easy to knock around and is not very fast on the ground, meaning that if the player gets cocky they'll lose stocks easily.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Fans Spot Hilarious Connection with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Newest Character
Hirohiko Araki's JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is one of the longest running, and most popular action anime and manga franchises running to this day, and one of the fun inside jokes among fans is noticing how other franchises coincidentally make a shout out to the series. The "Is that a JoJo reference?" question has become a full-on meme at this point as spotting a new reference seems to get more fun with each reveal, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is certainly no stranger to this kind of attention as the latest DLC fighter has sparked comparison conversations once more.
The newest DLC addition to the game, Terry Bogard from the Fatal Fury fighting game series, is drawing some hilarious connections as fans have noted how Terry's pointing pose is reminiscent of Jotaro Kujo's now famous point from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders.
Boosted from a viral image crafted by @SSBU_Dark_Matt on Twitter, which sees Terry standing alongside his "Stand" Dark Samus, Terry Bogard has gotten some attention as his pointing taunt could very well be a JoJo reference. While this seems unlikely given how Terry has had this pose from his very first video game outing, there's noting stating it isn't an outright reference either.
If this isn't a concrete reference, it's still just a fun coincidence between the two franchises. At the very least, there are already strong contenders displaying their full JoJo with Princess Zelda and Banjo and Kazooie keeping the JoJo love strong.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is currently available for the Nintendo Switch and its lighter kin, the Nintendo Switch Lite. There is still another unannounced DLC fighter left to join the game beyond Terry Bogard as part of the Fighters Pass DLC bundle, but it has yet to be revealed who the last fighter will be. You can check out all of our previous coverage of Nintendo's fighting game right here.0comments
As for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, the series was originally created by Hirohiko Araki for Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump in 1987. Currently the second longest running series in the magazine with over 100 volumes collected, the series tells the story of the Joestar family, who are each entwined in a destiny battling outrageous foes. The series has been split up into eight parts, with each part following a different generation of the Joestar family.
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