Bastet's Mariah, Part 2 (「バステト女神」のマライア その2 "Basuteto-joshin" no Maraia Sono Ni) is the fifty-seventh episode of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime, the thirty-first episode of Stardust Crusaders and the seventh episode of the Egypt Arc. It covers Chapter 202 through Chapter 204 of the manga.
Joseph and Avdol try to get themselves detached from each other, facing all kinds of embarrassment in the process, only to wind up stuck on a railroad track as a train approaches. Thanks to Magician's Red managing to burn a hole underneath the tracks before they are run over, Avdol and Joseph escape their predicament and continue pursuing Mariah, who they believe has to keep a certain distance from them in order to maintain her Stand ability. Despite being weighed down by an increasing array of metallic objects, Joseph and Avdol confront Mariah in a pincer attack, but are caught in a trap as she sets off several loose power cables that are drawn to their magnetism. However, the duo manage to utilize their magnetism to their own advantage, crushing all of Mariah's bones with their combined weight until she passes out and relinquishes her power. Meanwhile, another Stand user, Alessi, sets his sights on Jotaro, Polnareff, and Iggy.
|“|| This is the direct sequel to Episode 30, but with a lot more small objects on screen, because of the magnetism. Yuta Takamura found the direction rather difficult to sort out.
The old lady gets a third appearance while Joseph and Avdol are locked into each other. Will she appreciate the show? (laughs)
Just like the last episode, Joseph is a thrown around by Mariah's magnetism in a comical scale. It's only at the very end that he feels cool and brings down his adversary once and for all, as expected of a Joestar.
The scene of the final attack teaming up with Avdol is formidably well rendered, the one in charge of the animation gave full disclosure to the teams and didn't really need to make modifications.
Mariah is a female character, which is priceless in JoJo. We poured all our heart into showing her sexy side every time she appeared.
The episode finished on a mysterious guy stalking Jotaro and Polnareff... It's a way of inviting the audience to watch the next episode.
Note that in the manga, there's no precise indication of the chornology of the events. But in the anime, we made it so you could understand that the fights against Mariah and Alessi were roughly happening at the same time.
—Naokatsu Tsuda, Blu-Ray limited edition commentaries
- STAND CARD(S): Bastet & Hermit Purple
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