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This ability’s most featured use is converting inorganic objects into living organisms, be it an animal or a plant. For instance, it can transform a piece of luggage into a frog[2] or a lighter into a rose[3]. The lifeforms can persist over a long time and even a significant distance from Giorno. He can also freely cancel it and return an object to its original inorganic state. Unlike some actual Prince comic books, the musician never appears in the series as himself. But his presence is felt. In interviews, Araki has said Prince was his favorite artist. In the credits section of each installment of the comic series, he constantly made references to Prince, recommending that readers buy Prince albums or lamenting that a Prince concert for which he’d bought tickets had been postponed. He’s also said that he listens to Prince while drawing his comics. But if there had been any doubt about the level of Araki’s fanaticism, there’s that time in 2014 when Prince’s movie “Sign o’ the Times” had a 25th anniversary theater run in Japan. By this point, Araki’s Prince obsession was so widely known that theaters distributed pamphlets containing an extended interview with the comic book artist.

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When Stands Cry: A Beginner's Guide to JoJo's Bizarre Adventure  

A collection of articles and essays on JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. Curated and designed by Winona Peace. Student project.

When Stands Cry: A Beginner's Guide to JoJo's Bizarre Adventure  

A collection of articles and essays on JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. Curated and designed by Winona Peace. Student project.

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