Characters that made my year – Jean Pierre Polnareff (The 12 Days of Anime: Day 7)
Despite my massive hype coming off the back of Battle Tendency, I didn’t like Stardust Crusaders as much as I thought I would. The slower pacing and the fact I still prefer Joseph Joestar over his grandson Jotaro even though Joseph is now an old man, are the main reasons. But there is still lots of great things to enjoy in Stardust Crusaders – Polnareff being one of them.
Polnareff may have a tragic dead imouto backstory which drove him on a quest for revenge, but he’s still the butt-monkey of Stardust Crusaders. Polnareff is an idiot and the rest of the group know that and tend to make a fool out of him, all culminating in letting Polnareff think he had gotten Avdol killed….which was actually pretty damn mean. Polnareff also has the worst luck with bathrooms – which in itself is hilarious. Who can forget the pig-toilet in episode 10 or the harrowing experience Enya put him through in episode 15 with the zombie baby!? Dude has probably developed a phobia of bathrooms at this stage.
But yeah, Polnareff is today’s pick because he is comedy gold most of the time….oh and I quite like his Stand – Silver Chariot is pretty cool looking.