Bastet's Mariah, Part 1 (「バステト女神」のマライア その１ "Basuteto-joshin" no Maraia Sono Ichi) is the fifty-sixth episode of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime, the thirtieth episode of Stardust Crusaders and the sixth episode of the Egypt Arc. It covers Chapter 199 through Chapter 201 of the manga.
Kakyoin is informed that the Speedwagon Foundation is taking over his medical treatment, allowing his eyes to heal faster. Meanwhile, as Jotaro's group arrive in Luxor, Joseph gets shocked by a strange rock with an electrical socket while visiting the bathroom. Joseph decides to have the group stay in Luxor for the night, unaware that he appears to be admitting a magnetic force, causing metallic objects to be drawn towards him. The next morning, Joseph quickly realizes he has become a human magnet as a result of yesterday's shock, causing anything metallic to become a potentially lethal weapon for him. This is revealed to be the work of Mariah, wielder of the magnetic Stand Bastet, who traps Joseph on an escalator, resulting in him almost becoming strangled to death before Avdol rescues him. Joseph and Avdol pursue Mariah into the ladies' restroom, only for Joseph's magnetism to get them into more trouble. As they continue their pursuit, Avdol realizes that he has also come under Bastet's influence while stopping the escalator, with both he and Joseph becoming stuck together due to their magnetism.
- The scene with the Speedwagon Foundation hoping to speed up Kakyoin's eye recovery was not in the manga.
- When Avdol stops the statue from falling on him, he places his hands on its chest in the anime.
|“|| The beginning of the episode features Kakyoin again. The Speedwagon Foundation takes care of him for his eye injury and we learn that he'll recover sooner than expected.
We face a Stand attack from a mysterious assailant, and we had to insist on entertaining this mystery while increasing the tension around Joseph's condition. Nevertheless the first part is more about poop. Vulgar jokes typical of shonen mangas are in legions and contribute to the series' charm; if you want to call that "charm". (laughs).
The scene where the forks and knives rushed toward Joseph particularly affected me. We feel the power of the magnetism well, which is about to become a serious problem.
Except for the beginning, we never see Mariah's face again. So we have this interesting continuity with Joseph being attacked by this mysterious beautiful woman while his magnetism problem gradually gains in power. In the toilet scene, we see the old lady again; Toshiko Sawada's depiction of her is perfect.
The scene where Jotaro and Polnareff are waiting for Joseph and Avdol was added in the anime. We put it here to establish a better link with the next events.
—Naokatsu Tsuda, Blu-Ray limited edition commentaries
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