Album Review – JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders O.S.T.
By Lawson Omene & Armon Kazemi
Part 3 of “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders” features a remarkable soundtrack that plays a pivotal role in elevating the anime’s overall experience. Composed by the talented duo of Taku Iwasaki and Kenji Fujisawa, the music is a captivating blend of various styles, ranging from rock and jazz to orchestral and electronic elements. The soundtrack opens with the electrifying “Stardust Crusaders,” setting the tone for the epic journey that awaits viewers. This opening theme combines a catchy melody with powerful vocals and dynamic instrumentals, immediately drawing viewers into the world of Jotaro Kujo and his companions.
Throughout the series, the composers make excellent use of music to intensify the impact of battles. Tracks like “JoJo Sono Chi no Kioku end of THE WORLD” and “Awaken” bring a surge of energy and suspense to confrontations, enhancing the tension and excitement of each fight. One of the soundtrack’s notable strengths is its ability to create an atmosphere of mystery and wonder. When dealing with enigmatic Stand users and their supernatural abilities, tracks like “Hunting” and “Dio” incorporate eerie and atmospheric elements that heighten the intrigue surrounding these encounters.
What truly distinguishes the music of “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure” is its seamless fusion of diverse musical genres and styles. This versatility enriches the anime’s storytelling by adding emotional depth and resonance to various scenes. Whether it’s the rock-inspired battle themes or the hauntingly beautiful background music, the soundtrack stands out as an essential and memorable aspect of the JoJo experience. In conclusion, the soundtrack of Part 3 of “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders” is a testament to the exceptional talent of Taku Iwasaki and Kenji Fujisawa. Their ability to craft a diverse and emotionally resonant score enhances the series’ epic battles, mysterious encounters, and thrilling adventures. It’s a soundtrack that not only complements the visual storytelling but also stands alone as a fantastic musical journey for fans to immerse themselves in and enjoy. For these reasons (along with loving JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure), we will give the soundtrack a 9/10 for its ability to captivate its many themes portrayed in the show.