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"I Want You" is a 1996 single by the Australian pop group Savage Garden from their 1997 self-titled debut album. It was used as the ending theme for the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable anime.

A limited edition of Savage Garden's second greatest hits album, The Singles was released in Japan on May 25, 2016 to promote the anime, featuring a picture of Josuke on the cover.

Ending Animation

This is a song where the rhythmic pattern represents the 90's era in which Part 4 is set. There's a certain touch of the progressive songwriting in the way it dramatically crescendos through the song, and I thought it was perfect for the anime.

—Hirohiko Araki[1]

The ending animation begins with the Arrow slowly panning across the scene as dim lights slowly flash. With the final flash, the Arrow is replaced by Josuke's pointing hand as the scene continues panning upwards to his face. Josuke then smiles and turns before striking a pose with both of his hands above his head. The scenery changes as an outline of Josuke becomes the night sky, with a disco-light shaped heart in the middle. The scene slowly zooms into the heart, which fades away into the streets of Morioh.

The scenery continues down a cul-de-sac, with Jotaro, Ryohei and Tomoko Higashikata all standing around it. The scene then continues into the Morioh Train Station, with an advertisement billboard for the Cinderella Beauty Salon inside. A train passes by, transitioning into Morioh Town Square. The scenery continues down the street, leading past Yukako, Tamami and Toshikazu standing in front of Ghost Alley; along with the shadows of Reimi and Arnold. As the shot further continues down the road, Okuyasu and Keicho Nijimura stand outside the abandoned house they made into their home. The scene then moves past the famous Anjuro Rock and transitions to Josuke, wearing a necklace with two houses attached to it as the road winds and weaves into obscurity.

The scene then cuts quickly to close-up shots of Josuke singing along to the song before zooming into one of the house's windows. Inside the home is a panicked Koichi, along with his mother and his sister behind him suspended in the air, along with broken furniture and flowers. The scenery continues through the home and into a hallway, which is likely the school hallway where Shigechi meets his fate. This fades into a dark tunnel made up of shipping crates with multiple arrows inside. The scenery finally changes to feature a pier and lighthouse, with Joseph's yacht docked outside it. Zooming into the lighthouse's lamp reveals it to be a peace sign, leading into the scenery becoming filled with reflections of Josuke in a diamond, with the turtle he was forced to help in DU Episode 1 being seen in a facet near the bottom-right. The scene then pans out to reveal the diamond being in the center of a large, golden "J"; with a heart on the left and Killer Queen's skull on the right.

Altered versions

Starting from episode 14 onwards, during the hallway sequence, a copy of Shonen Jump with Pink Dark Boy on the cover appears out of thin air. The manga opens up to reveal Rohan illustrating some pages as the camera zooms in on his bookshelf, which contains past works from Hirohiko Araki such as Baoh: The Visitor and Cool Shock B.T.. For a split second, in a gap between some books Bug-Eaten can be seen hiding before the camera transitions down the hallway and into the shipping crates as normal. The scenery then changes to the pier and lighthouse, this time featuring Akira Otoishi playing his guitar and Joseph holding Shizuka Joestar in his arms.

Later on, starting from episode 18, Shigechi appears before Rohan and the Pink Dark Boy sequence in the school's hallway, foreshadowing his fate. From episode 19, a figure (possibly Kosaku Kawajiri) can be seen sitting on the bench at the train station. In addition, Reimi and Arnold are seen sitting on the Owson store before Okuyasu's and Keicho's sequence. At end of the song when Josuke appears in the diamond lighthouse's reflection, he disappears halfway through, only to be replaced by Yoshikage Kira smiling in his trademark suit; additionally, the turtle seen in one facet is replaced by a rat. From episode 30, Yoshihiro Kira inside Atom Heart Father can be seen flying through the tunnel, and the images of Yoshikage Kira and the rat in the diamond's facets are replaced with "Kosaku" and Stray Cat, and the person sitting at the bench has been removed.

In the final version, several more changes are seen: Shinobu and Hayato Kawajiri are seen in front of the train station; several office workers are seen after Tamami and Yoshikage, followed by Yuya Fungami and his groupies; and Ken Oyanagi stands in front of the bench.

Lyrics

English Lyrics
Anytime I need to see your face,
I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place where
your crystal mind and
Magenta feelings take up shelter
in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chic-a-cherry cola
I don't need to try and explain;
I just hold on tight
And if it happens again, I might move
so slightly
To the arms and the lips and the face
of the human cannonball
That I need to, I want to
Come stand a little bit closer
Breathe in and get a bit higher
You'll never know what hit you
When I get to you
Ooh, I want you
I don't know if I need you
But, ooh, I'd die to find out
Ooh, I want you
I don't know if I need you
But, ooh, I'd die to find out
I'm the kind of person who endorses
a deep commitment
Getting comfy getting perfect
is what I live for
But a look, then a smell of perfume
It's like I'm down on the floor
And I don't know what I'm in for
Conversation has a time and place
In the interaction of a lover and
a mate,
But the time of talking,
using symbols, using words
Can be likened to a deep sea diver
who is swimming with a raincoat
Come stand a little bit closer
Breathe in and get a bit higher
You'll never know what hit you
When I get to you
Anytime I need to see your face,
I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place where
your crystal mind and
Magenta feelings take up shelter
in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chic-a-cherry cola
I don't need to try and explain;
I just hold on tight
And if it happens again, I might move
so slightly
To the arms and the lips and the face
of the human cannonball
That I need to, I want to
So can we find out?

Full Song

Savage Garden - I Want You03:52

Savage Garden - I Want You

Trivia

  • The symbols on the "J" emblem are icons that define several characters and themes in Part 4, including: Josuke's heart pin from his jacket, the hand from Jotaro's hat, a diamond, and number "4" referencing the title, and the skull emblem featured on Kira's tie and Killer Queen's belt.
  • The second shirt Josuke wears as he sings with the song is based on his clothing from an artwork featured in HIROHIKO ARAKI WORKS.[2]
  • As the scene goes down the school hallway towards the end, outside the windows large crop-circles are visible; a reference to Mikitaka Hazekura.
  • The name "Savage Garden" was used in Stone Ocean for a story arc "Savage Garden Strategy" and as the name of a character featured in the story arc.
  • In a tweet, Darren Hayes, a member of Savage Garden was more than happy to license their song for the anime, admiring the JoJo series in general.

References

  1. TVアニメ『ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 ダイヤモンドは砕けない』エンディングテーマ 「I Want You」を収録したサヴェージ・ガーデンの『コンプリート・ベスト~ザ・シングルズ~』 が、ジョジョ仕様ジャケットで、期間生産限定盤として5月25日(水)に発売となります。
  2. Josuke's Outfit from HIROHIKO ARAKI WORKS

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