The Gatekeeper of Hell, Pet Shop, Part 1 (地獄の門番 ペット·ショップ その1 Jigoku no Monban Petto Shoppu Sono Ichi) is the thirty-eighth episode of Stardust Crusaders, the fourteenth episode of the Egypt Arc, and the sixty-fourth episode of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime. It covers Chapter 222 through most of Chapter 225 of the manga.
The group arrives at a beggar's association, where Avdol manages to get help from an informant to search for DIO's hideout. Meanwhile, Iggy, who has gone off on his own again, comes across the building himself, where a falcon named Pet Shop, wielder of the Stand Horus, kills the informant with a large block of ice before he can report back to the others. Quickly realizing he will be targeted next for knowing the location of DIO's hideout, Iggy tries not to get himself involved, but when a young boy comes looking for his dogs, who were also killed by Pet Shop, he reluctantly decides to come to the boy's rescue, helping him to escape. Forced to go on the run from Pet Shop and his ice attacks, Iggy escapes into the sewers, using The Fool to counterattack Pet Shop's Horus. However, Pet Shop remains undeterred and brings out Horus' true form, using ice to stop his wounds bleeding and preventing Iggy from escaping.
|“|| First, I must say that Pet Shop is bloody terrifying. He has no lines, but I find that it only reinforces the terror he inspires. And all the chase scenes with Iggy only show us how merciless he is. Surely because he's a bird of prey.
Mr. Suzuki was in charge of the storyboard, on which he had shown a lot of ease conveying his intentions to the animators. The exposition frames, usually numerous in a classical storyboard, were so much rarer in this episode. (laughs)
Horus, Pet Shop's Stand, allows him to manipulate ice. It's really pretty once colored onscreen.
It's interesting to note that Kenta Mimuro, our action animation director, went to a zoo in order to gather data and study the movement of falcons and eagles. It's thanks to this that we'd managed to create a high-quality Pet Shop, who immediately looks menacing. Because he had no voice, we had to use sound effects. These computer-generated screams fit the animal very well and only increase the terror he exudes.
—Naokatsu Tsuda, Blu-Ray limited edition commentaries
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