Does Part 3 get better? I'm about 40 chapters in and so far I find it vastly inferior to Part 2 (partially due to the fact that I don't like Jotaro nearly as much as Joseph). Also, do stands become a given thing in every part from here on out? Because I find them kind of lame.
>do stands become a given thing in every part from here on out?
Yes, but don't worry, stands relly grow on you, trust me.
I'll take your word for it, I guess. It's just kind of a lame power so far.
They become less "Punch ghosts" with time, and more "Figure out the trick behind it" type of a deal. All stands are about rules, and this is one of the few manga that has really avoided power levels while going on so long to date.
The only reason you think that you like part 2 and the ripple better is because watching the anime first skewed your perception of what Jojo is about and wrongfully biased you towards it. If you keep reading and still don't like stands then there is no helping you and you have bad taste because the first two parts are objectively the worst, and predate Jojo really finding it's own identity - which is due to the development of stands.
I just finished Part 3 yesterday, onto Part 4 now. I kinda got tired of Stand of the Week when I reached volume 11 and put off reading the rest until recently, but once I started again I realized why I love Jojo and it was very fun.
Part 4 is off to a great start, I'm glad at least Jotaro returns because I really loved the cast of Part 3, and only continue to get more interesting.
I think Jotaro is a better character in all the parts he isn't the mc of. Funny how that works.
d'arby makes up for everything
I have never seen the anime.
It felt like he was barely the MC in Part 3. It should really be called Polnareff's Bizarre Adventure.
I see that. Hopefully there will be some really cool, creative stands later on.
By Part 5 stands become completely over-the-top and lovable. You might have heard of King Crimson before, he's one of the most well known. Every stand will have its own specific gimmick and combat becomes a matter of figuring that out and using it against the enemy. It's much more developed later on and a lot of fun to read.
So I'm interpreting this as Part 3 isn't that great comparatively to later parts.
>implying battle tendency is the worst jojo arc
Even Speedwagon thinks you're a faggot
What? Battle Tendency is my favorite by a very large margin so far. I loved it.
Part III is more of a monster-of-the-week scheme than other parts. You might not like that, but it for the most part goes away after Stardust Crusaders. The later ones definitely have better characters and plot.
I'm not sure whether the stand of the week plotline can keep me engaged for 150 something chapters. Is there any place I can skip to in Part 3? Could I even skip Part 3 altogether?
No, part three is very central to the next few parts in some ways.
if you skip stand of the week format you'll read the ending climax of each part and jojolion
You could just watch the OVA's
But I wouldn't recommend it because they skip a lot of really cool bits
Fuck. Guess I'll put up with it for now.
yeah polnareff got so much more screentime than the other crusaders and Kakyoin got so little
That's a big shame, considering behind Jotaro Kaykoin was best stardust crusader
>they will never build a family together
Not sure if serious.
is this joseph?
google says yes
That's Pat, you silly
the characters that were drawn in the old style are looking like shit in the new style
>someone here knows TBF too