Judgement, Part 2 (審判(ジャッジメント) その2 Jajjimento Sono Ni)[1] is the forty-eighth episode of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime and the twenty-second episode of Stardust Crusaders. It covers the last three pages of Chapter 176 through most of Chapter 179 of the manga.


Corresponding with Polnareff's third wish, Judgement makes a clay doll of Avdol, who joins the Sherry doll in attacking Polnareff, biting off his flesh. Before the dolls can kill off Polnareff just when all hope had faded, he is suddenly saved by the real Avdol, who had actually survived his encounter with Hol Horse as the seemingly fatal bullet had only grazed him. With the two managing to overcome the dolls, Avdol brings out the full strength of Magician's Red against Cameo's Judgement, effectively dissipating it.

After the fight, Polnareff and Avdol find a piece of bamboo sticking out from the ground, surmising that the real Cameo is hidden below. The pair drop spiders and mud down to block his breathing, and they finishing by urinating into the bamboo, which forces him to the surface, where Avdol properly deals with him. After reuniting with the group, Polnareff is shocked to find that the others knew Avdol was alive the entire time, keeping it a secret from him to prevent the enemy from finding out. Avdol further reveals he had disguised himself as his father in order to purchase a submarine for the group.




Manga/Anime Differences

  • The anime added a final moment between the fake Sherry & Polnareff; originally Judgement throws her and Avdol incinerates the body with Magician's Red.


In this episode, Avdol officially comes back, and he's in tip-top shape. His famous "Hell 2 you!" remains an iconic line.

This second part gives prominence to the action, we can even say that there's only that. The tongue-shaped plants, about which I've already talked about, are neatly shaken by the wind.

Sherry has stayed a while on Polnareff to gnaw on him. He was already half-eaten when he got back on his feet to finally throw her away, as if he was thinking "okay, you've already eaten enough, here!" (laughs)

Since the fight is happening at the same place, we changed the scene's color scheme to give even more rhythm to these speeches, and it seems to me that it worked well.

Polnareff is really cool when he skewers Sherry. He hasn't always been this imposing during these two episodes, but he's reached an impotant step and manages to say goodbye. It's as if he's suddenly grown. However, some things never change and we see him flabbergasted to learn that everyone already knew of Avdol. Kakyoin sympathizes a little with him, but it's already time to leave...

The submarine appears in the very last scene. A normal submersible must surely cost several hundreds of millions of yen; this is really a luxurious journey. Seeing the size of this machine, it must cost into the tens of billions.

Naokatsu Tsuda, Blu-Ray limited edition commentaries


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