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Stardust Crusaders #25 - Iggy the Fool and Geb's N'Doul - Part 1

Hello, friends! How’s it going? I hope you’re staying healthy and socially isolated, fellas, and welcome back to this humble blog! Today we’re finally heading to Egypt with a close look at Episode #25, “Iggy the Fool and Geb’s N’Doul - Part 1”! It’s finally time to move into the second arc, and to meet the BEST Crusader of them all… So, without further ado!

Let’s dive in!

  • New arc means new opening! First off, the top of Dio’s hair no longer ends as abruptly, here:

  • Let’s take a look at this brighter and sharper punch rush, which also has a couple more effects here and there:

  • This second oraora rush is also brighter and sharper, and the sketch-like part in between has also been recoloured and retouched:

  • Moving to the actual episode, this Silver Chariot animation has a better contrast and is also sharper:

  • And Polnareff’s right earring is now properly behind Iggy’s seat, here:

  • The general shading in this scene is different, and this poor man’s gruesome fate has been fully uncensored:

  • How delightfully gory! This next bit is also uncensored, but the distance makes it look less horrific:

  • The highlight/shading on Avdol’s upper lip have been correctly inverted in some frames, here:

  • And here his chin now correctly moves when he talks:

  • The Speedwagon man is once again uncensored, in this background:

  • These following bits have once again been uncensored, and the general lighting is also looking a little different:

  • And that’s it for the main episode! But don’t fret… New arc means new ending, right? So let’s take a look at that! Here, Kakyoin has been moved up…:

  • Here, Avdol has been retouched and one bit on Jotaro has been recoloured, next to his left hand:

  • Here, Puavaranukroh Taweeporn’s name has been shortened to their surname only, now written in katakana instead (タービーポン), and the rest of the names have been slightly moved around:

  • The moon over the obelisk is different, here:

  • The shading on Polnareff’s pants is now static instead of flickering to this version every now and then…:

  • …the reflections of the bridge, the river banks and the moon have been moved and changed…:

  • …and so have Avdol and Iggy’s! In addition, their cast shadows are also different, and the shading on Avdol no longer animates as much:

  • Taweeporn is back to タービーポン here…:

  • Here, the footsteps have been changed, and the colour/luminosity of the scene are different in general:

  • Here, the bottom-left corner of the frame is slightly darker, most of the white specks of dust are now black…:

  • And later on, the dust effect is different and… dustier:

And that concludes this first foray into the Egypt Arc, friends! I hope you had a good time, and I’m happy if this took your mind off of the real-life worries for even a couple of minutes. Join me next time for Episode #26, “Iggy the Fool and Geb’s N’Doul - Part 2”, yeah?

See ya then!

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