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Purple Haze Feedback

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The light novel tells an original story focusing on Pannacotta Fugo, set six months after the events of Vento Aureo.

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  • 1 Plot
    • 1.1 Bonus Chapter: The Mourning
  • 2 Appearances
  • 3 Gallery
  • 4 Trivia
  • 5 External links
  • 6 Site Navigation

The story begins in the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan, six months after the events of Vento Aureo, in which Pannacotta Fugo meets Guido Mista. Mista orders Fugo to assassinate Massimo Volpe and the rest of Passione’s narcotic team to prove his loyalty. He also assigns Sheila E to accompany Fugo to help him.

Meanwhile, the narcotic team meets in Villa San Giovanni W with Sale, who is provoked into attacking by Vittorio Cataldi and killed by Vittorio’s Dolly Dagger.

Fugo and Sheila meet Cannolo Murolo in a hotel and exchange information on the narcotic team; Passione had apparently used Volpe’s Manic Depression to synthesize high-quality drugs for free, leading to Passione’s quick ascension in the drug business. Fugo reveals that Volpe was once his classmate, albeit they weren’t familiar with each other. Sheila also reveals that she joined Passione to kill Illuso, an assassin responsible for killing Sheila’s sister; and felt grateful to Giorno Giovanna for avenging her. Murolo’s stand All Along Watchtower divines the location of the narcotic team in Taormina, Sicily. They decide to investigate the island.

In Sicily, Fugo wonders why Giorno specifically handpicked him to assassinate Volpe. Sheila is lured away from her team by Mario Zucchero, who, after a brief fight, is revealed to be a bait. Meanwhile, Vladimir Kocaqi goes on to meet Fugo and Murolo in the Teatro Greco and both are trapped by his stand, Rainy Day Dream Away. Sheila finally meets Kocaqi, who reveals his tragic past during World War II and defeats her as well. Fugo then throws himself into the sky and exploits Kocaqi’s stand to hit him fatally with Purple Haze.

After learning of Kocaqi’s death, the narcotics team decides to go retrieve a Stone Mask in an old Nazi bunker to power Volpe up. Meanwhile, Fugo, Sheila, and Murolo track them up to Ortygia, Syracuse. On the way, their helicopter is attacked by Angelica Attanasio’s Nightbird Flying, which incapacitates the pilot, Murolo, Sheila, and Fugo, sending their helicopter into the sea. Fugo wakes Sheila up accidentally, who saves them both, letting Murolo’s fate unknown. They decide to steal a car. The local population then controlled By Angelica goes on to attack Fugo and Sheila but they escape with the car. Fugo is then thrown out of the car by Voodoo Child as Sheila wanted the team to split up.

While a weakened Angelica goes to look for Fugo, Sheila finally meets Volpe on the road; she tries to run over him, but Volpe, using his stand Manic Depression to power himself to the human limits, destroys the car instead. Meanwhile, in the Syracuse cathedral, Vittorio retrieves the Stone Mask, but it is stolen by Murolo. Murolo destroys the Mask and revealing the true nature of his All Along Watchtower, killing Vittorio. Murolo also reveals that destroying the Mask was a secret part of the mission, an agreement between Passione and the Speedwagon Foundation to stop that menace.

At the same time, Volpe remembers his own past during his fight with Sheila, revealing an apathy for the world around him and that he is, in fact, Tonio Trussardi’s brother. Assailed by a mob, Fugo almost succumbs to them when Angelica expires, freeing Fugo again. Sheila, having been defeated, is held hostage at the Temple of Apollo.

Up until now, the storyline is often marked by Fugo’s flashbacks, revealing his past. Fugo was an intelligent child who didn’t get along with either his wealthy family who pushed him to academic excellence, nor his peers who looked down on him because of his lineage. The only person he loved was his grandmother, but unable to attend to her funeral because of his studies, he bashed a teacher in the head with a dictionary who taunted him about his grandmother and was thrown out of the university for it. Meeting Bruno Bucciarati in prison, they sympathized and Fugo joined Passione. Fugo bonded with his team, especially Narancia whom he introduced to Bucciarati. At the same time Fugo had been carrying out multiple assassinations, missions he kept secret from Bruno, knowing he wouldn’t condone such actions. Fugo found himself conflicted between the moral wrongness of his world and his incapacity in changing it. Fugo then reminisces his time during his mission with Trish Una, during which he noticed Giorno Giovanna’s potential. He finally remembers how every member of his team went on to do the right thing, accompanying Bruno in his revolt against Diavolo while he alone remained behind, a decision he didn’t understand.

Fugo finally confronts Volpe, and having finally found a common point with Sheila, understands the empathy his old companions felt for each other. His newfound resolution upgrades Purple Haze in time before Volpe can make a fatal blow, Fugo, having kept a virus capsule in his mouth, breaks it and sprays the virus into Volpe’s face, who dies horribly. Fugo then breaks another capsule to counter the previous virus and manages to survive. Hospitalized, Fugo nevertheless notices that his Stand isn’t the same as before.

A week later, Fugo meets Giorno in a restaurant and, after a brief chat, Giorno tells Fugo that he always thought differently from his peers, and this difference unconsciously infuriated Fugo, leading to his short temper and that the assassination’s true purpose was to make Fugo overcome his own demons. Given a photo of his old team, Fugo finally swears loyalty to Giorno.

Bonus Chapter: The Mourning

After the events of Vento Aureo, Trish Una visits the tombstone of Bruno Bucciarati to say a few words to him. Incidentally, Bucciarati’s mother also arrives there and asks Trish how Bucciarati died, triggering the memory of the group discovering Bucciarati’s corpse in the Colosseum. Giorno then admitted that he knew that Bucciarati was dead all along and that they worked together to topple Diavolo. Angered at the betrayal, Mista almost shot Giorno but Giorno persuaded him to let him live as a member of Team Bucciarati. In the present, Trish and Bucciarati’s mother then discuss their respective memories of Bucciarati and his righteousness. The two ultimately weep over Bucciarati’s tombstone.

Purple Haze Feedback(恥知らずのパープルヘイズ,Hajishirazu no Pāpuru Heizu, lit. "Shameless Purple Haze")is a light novel written by Kohei Kadono with illustrations by Hirohiko Araki. It was released as part of the special JoJo 25th anniversary project "VS JOJO." The light novel tells an original story…

恥知らずのパープルヘイズ Purple Haze Feedback [Hajishirazu no Paapuru Heizu]

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Spoilers for Vento Aureo, the fifth part of JoJo:

Purple Haze Feedback is a fantastic companion piece for the fifth part of JoJo and is a fantastic piece on one of the best characters in the series: Panacotta Fugo.

Fugo has always been an interesting character, as originally in the story he was meant to betray the gang; however, Araki did not go along with this idea since he was suffering from depression at the time, and did not want to put the cast he had grown to love through that (Araki being w Spoilers for Vento Aureo, the fifth part of JoJo:

Purple Haze Feedback is a fantastic companion piece for the fifth part of JoJo and is a fantastic piece on one of the best characters in the series: Panacotta Fugo.

Fugo has always been an interesting character, as originally in the story he was meant to betray the gang; however, Araki did not go along with this idea since he was suffering from depression at the time, and did not want to put the cast he had grown to love through that (Araki being wholesome as all hell). Instead, Fugo got one fight and was never seen again in the series after that. In honor of the JOJO VS. event, Araki had comissioned various authors to write light novels for the Jojo series. Fugo suprisingly got two novels on him: Golden Heart, Golden Ring-which takes place after Fugo leaves the gang and goes on with the betrayal aspect- and Purple Haze Feedback.

Purple Haze Feedback takes place after the end of the series, in which Giorno has taken over Passione, and in order to prove that he is indeed a traitor, Fugo must take part in removing the faction that Giorno despises with all his heart: the Narcotics team. This entire novel is all centered on Fugo’s redemption after the events of Part 5, and the guilt he feels for not being able to save the gang from their fate.

Now, this comes completely from bias, but I absolutely love Fugo’s character and JoJo is indeed my favorite show of all time; as someone who doesn’t have part 5 ranked high in their favortie parts, I can tell you that Purple Haze Feedback is one of the best things to come out for Jojo. Kouhie Kadano does a fantastic job at not only capturing Hirohiko Araki’s way of writing stands and fights, but also managing to keep in line with the series’ personality and humor. Now, the novel isn’t ‘considered’ canon by many, so that of course leads to some issues with David Productions wanting to animate this as an OVA. As someone who loves Fugo, and this novel, I am holding high hope to see this adapted into animation. A fantastic novel, and a fantastic read for anyone that is a fan of Jojo. . more

As a book, I’m giving it 2/5. As a fanfiction, I’d give it 3/5. The good part about this book is that the author understands the characters, and had some interesting insights into things like Fugo’s character, Giorno’s effect on others, and background details like the Speedwagon Foundation. I appreciated the ties to Part 2 and Part 4, since they more or less made actual sense.

The bad part is that it feels like an undecided hybrid of fanfiction and original writing.

I didn’t want to see a rehash As a book, I’m giving it 2/5. As a fanfiction, I’d give it 3/5. The good part about this book is that the author understands the characters, and had some interesting insights into things like Fugo’s character, Giorno’s effect on others, and background details like the Speedwagon Foundation. I appreciated the ties to Part 2 and Part 4, since they more or less made actual sense.

The bad part is that it feels like an undecided hybrid of fanfiction and original writing.

I didn’t want to see a rehash of scenes from the original work – it smacks of the writer having low confidence in their own ideas, or being obsessively attached to the canonical plotline. Adding Fugo’s thoughts to the scene isn’t enough. If it’s trying to work as a standalone novel, it’s not explaining enough, especially when it comes to Stands. On top of that, the imagery and fight scenes barely generated any emotion on their own, instead borrowing almost all of their emotion from the reader’s recollections of the original story. The author even shoehorned in references where they didn’t belong, by having an Italian gangster reference canonical Stands from a no-name Japanese town (the setting of Part 4) instead of non-canonical Stands that presumably exist in Europe. This over-reliance on canon makes the world feel extremely narrow.

I can’t say the writing is very good either. Regarding the translation, the vocabulary is limited, so the characters all speak in the same voice. Many of the idiosyncracies of Japanese writing (e.g. “. “, very short paragraphs) have also been maintained rather than converted.

Many people praise this novel as the best JoJo spinoff novel, which really makes me concerned about what the rest must be like. . more

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Pretty damn well written book about an unexplored character in Part 5. Happy with most of the character works, and some of the stand fights did a great job of reflecting the sort of batshit fight-logic present in Jojo. The last stand fight has a really stupid (and not in a fun way) resolution against a stand that had some pretty interesting material. Maybe everything relating to Part 5 is doomed to have a shitty final battle, or something?

I love Jojo so much.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This is the most recognisable jojo spin off novel by the fans and the public at large and I can see clearly why?
How about we rate this light novel using Araki’s own Four Major Fundamentals Of Manga.

Well lets start with the Art which is already top notch because Araki.

And then the theme, which i would say is drugs, redemption, grief, regret, resentment and resolve. I would say these are the main themes of this book. The stands relate to this very well as all the stands and characters are in somew This is the most recognisable jojo spin off novel by the fans and the public at large and I can see clearly why?
How about we rate this light novel using Araki’s own Four Major Fundamentals Of Manga.

Well lets start with the Art which is already top notch because Araki.

And then the theme, which i would say is drugs, redemption, grief, regret, resentment and resolve. I would say these are the main themes of this book. The stands relate to this very well as all the stands and characters are in someway drugs and grief related. Fugo does the rest with him showing his redemption through resolving himself to sacriface himself for an almost stranger and finally joining giogio.

Now the characters, what can i say except all of them are brimming with personality and reinforcing the theme of the story. The characters also feel Jojo which is an important part of being a jojo spin off. I do find it odd that the highest earning team is a bunch of lunatic but some sanity had to be sacrifaced to reinforce the theme and i see that. The weakest link of them all have to be Massimo Volpe who was a trying to hard to be similar yet, different all together. The duality was built too forcefully.

Next the story, the story was great. It is by far the weakest part in my opinion because I feel like it tried too hard to go to locations of importance in Sicily. However I quite enjoy the inclusion of past characters and artefects like the stone masks. Although they weren’t utilized. All of the fight scenes and stands were nothing short of perfect except for the last fight with Massimo Volpe which allow it didn’t feel like an asspull because of proper built up it ended in an instant. This did not support the themes in any palpable way. The stand were different though as they were complete embodiments of the narcotics they were selling.

Lastly, the setting. The intricacy of the culture, practices and history of Sicily was used in such an expansive and descriptive way that it might have stolen the spotlight from other elements of the novel.

Although this is the part where I would put a major complaint, there is really nothing major. It really was a fun, damn-good read.
Since im an diehard jojo fan, there may be some biases like really loving araki’s illustrations even though not everyone is a fan of his fashion model/greek and roman marble sculptures on LSD artstyle.

In the end its just my opinion but if you are a jojo fan, this is the best jojo spin there is. . more

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