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     Josuke and Friends 

Josuke Higashikata

  • Berserk Button: Never insult the artist Prince around Josuke. Unlike in the source material, he could seemingly care less about his actual hair. Unless you confuse his pompadour with another famous artist's hairstyle...
  • Cool Uncle: Subverted with Josuke, who is technically Jotaro's uncle.
    Jotaro: Hot damn! This kid might actually be... cool.
    Joseph: I let you fart-knockers have your jollies, but someone as fresh as me has to have standards, ya dig?
    Jotaro: Spoke too soon.
  • Covert Pervert: Despite seeming innocent and sweet, Josuke gets a bit too excited when he thinks that a robbery is actually an exhibition porno being filmed.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Josuke's tendency to be sarcastic to nearly everyone he meets.
  • Get a Load of That Square: Josuke whenever he tries to act cool.
  • Heroic Bastard: Pointed out by Jotaro, which Josuke takes offense to.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Okuyasu, even more so than the manga.
  • If Only You Knew:
    Josuke: Next you'll be telling me I'm a gay sailor in some alternate dimension.
  • Jive Turkey: Josuke whenever he actually tries to sound cool.
  • Minor Injury Overreaction:
    Josuke: My beautiful, sexy face! You made me bleed my beautiful, sexy blood!
  • Only in It for the Money: To the point that Josuke pretends to love his illegitimate father just to get his inheritance. He's also horrified when Koichi is shot by the Arrow, only to ignore him once he realizes the arrowhead is gold.
  • Pungeon Master: Has one ready for nearly every foe he defeats.
  • Speaking Like Totally Teen: A majority of Josuke's vocabulary is compromised of slang or expressions that were popular in the late 80's to early 90's at best.
  • We're Still Relevant, Dammit!: Lampshaped. In Episode 3, Josuke promotes his Youtube channel and MySpace account; asking viewers to rate him 5 Stars, a reference to the old rating system for Youtube videos. This ultimately doubles as a Fourth-Wall Mail Slot AND Stealth Pun, as Josuke's MySpace account actually exists.

Okuyasu Nijimura

Koichi Hirose

  • Accidental Murder: Accidentally ends up murdering Tamami with Echoes.
  • Butt-Monkey: Koichi, to the point that even the narrator of the series insults him.
  • Children Are Innocent: So innocent that must of the adult jokes in the series go waaaaaay over his head.
  • Expy: Koichi's voice and personality are exactly like Morty from Rick and Morty.
  • Goshdang It To Heck: He's the only character who never swears.
  • Innocent Innuendo: In Episode 4
    Koichi: Ughh... It's so BIG... and THICK!!!
  • Power-Up Letdown: He acquires his Stand in Episode 3, only to discover it's a worthless egg.
  • Shout-Out: To the original Duwang translation in Episode 2.
  • Straight Man: Koichi to Josuke's egotistical attitude, Jotaro's carelessness and Okuyasu's plain stupidity.
  • The Killer in Me: Technically it was Echoes, but Koichi helped cover it up.
  • The Whitest Black Guy: Hinted at in Episode 1 with his Thug Life moment. Slowly becoming more and more "gangsta" as the episodes go on, ESPECIALLY with the reveal of his Stand.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After receiving his Stand Echoes, Koichi is slowly becoming more and more of a stone-cold badass.

Rohan Kishibe

Jotaro Kujo

  • Badass Baritone: Lac The Watcher gives Jotaro a deep badass voice, but mellowed out due to Jotaro's age. This contrasts with Antfish's young, deep and brash voice he gave the teenaged Jotaro.
  • Badass Boast: Defeating Dio in Part 3 gives Jotaro eternal bragging rights, which he demonstrates to Josuke.
  • Berserk Button: Damaging Jotaro's hat.
  • Call-Back: Making people say gay stuff, which he does to Josuke in Episode 2.
  • Could Say It, But...: Jotaro, as explained by himself is still powerful enough to be the main protagonist of this Abridged Series as well, but doesn't want to because he thinks it'd be more amusing to watch Josuke bumble around.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Jotaro, nearly every time he speaks.
  • Feel No Pain: He still doesn't seem to know what pain is.
  • Lame Pun Reaction: To all of Josuke's groan-inducing puns.
  • Mistaken for Gay: By Josuke due to his ridiculously flamboyant outfit.
  • Parental Neglect: To an extreme as Jotaro purposefully mistreats Jolyne by forgetting to feed her, getting her name wrong and even forgetting she exists.
  • Retired Badass: Jotaro, once being a cool delinquent as now a detective that still retains his vigorous fighting spirit.
  • Softspoken Sadist: Jotaro when he casually describes how it was funny watching his grandmother beat up his elderly grandfather.
  • Sucks at Dancing: Subverted. Apparently Jotaro still has the moves after becoming a father, as he eagerly wants to play Dance Dance Revolution.
  • The Other Marty: Lac The Watcher, who replaced Weeaboss after the pilot as the voice of Jotaro. Before that, Weeaboss replaced Antfish as the voice of Jotaro after the latter couldn't reprise his role due to time constraints.
  • Trauma Button: Jotaro's experience witnessing Kakyoin's Stand shoved up a girl's vagina has scarred him for life, with him saying he had to consult a therapist about it.
  • Voice Actor Swap: Lampshaded by Jotaro himself after Josuke asks why his voice sounds different after watching a flashback from Antfish's original series.

Joseph Joestar

Yukako Yamagishi

Tomoko Higashikata

  • Action Mom: Isn't afraid to smash a creeper's face into his own car window when she's being hit on.
  • Crosscast Role: Despite being an attractive woman, she's played by Weeaboss using a high-pitched voice.

Ryohei Higashikata


  • Anti-Hero: Straight up murders Tamami by making him stab himself, but does so because he broke into Koichi's house.
  • Damn, It Feels Good to Be a Gangster!: Echoes is the most hardcore, badass no-nonsense character in the series so far. Bonus points for being a STAND!
  • Expy: ACT 1 is an Expy of Riley Freeman from The Boondocks. It's also basically been confirmed that ACT 3 will be an Expy of Granddad Freeman from the same show.
  • Mind-Control Music: Unlike in the manga, ACT 1 can control people using Bollywood music.
  • N-Word Privileges: All of Echoes' forms, much to Koichi's horror.
  • The Comically Serious: ACT 1, always calm and collected as he's punching and killing bad guys.

     Kira and His Minions 

Yoshikage Kira


     Akira's Gang of Groovy Groupies 

Akira Otoishi

  • Basement-Dweller: Still lives with his mom, although it's in her attic rather than basement.
  • Large Ham: By FAR the hammiest character in the series so far.
  • Laughably Evil: You can't take him seriously with that voice.
  • Musical Assassin: He's just a rock star that wants to kill and steal with The Power of Rock.
  • Gag Penis: Loves rocking out with his cock out, a play on his Stand's abnormally long codpiece. Whenever RHCP is shown, everything from the waist-down is Pixellation.

Toshikazu Hazamada/Surface

  • Black Comedy Rape: Is nearly raped by two violent gentlemen for threatening them earlier. Also lets out a hilarious Big "NO!" beforehand.
  • Cherry Blossoms: Surface has cherry blossoms (complete with white vignette and dramatic sun rays) appear every time he's onscreen. The cherry blossoms even follow him around as he moves!
  • Death as Comedy: Surface's death in Episode 4, with tear-jerking music playing and him gasping to breathe. All the while his subtitles translate this as *Dying in Japanese*.
  • Driven to Suicide: Hazamada accidentally drives a friend of his to commit suicide due to Hazamada's constant weeaboo-ness.
  • Genre Savvy: Subverted. As he questions what a real anime villain would say before killing the main protagonist.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: Being a weeaboo, he just randomly says phrases in Japanese at times. Taken Up to Eleven with his Stand, Surface who ONLY speaks in Japanese.
  • Otaku: Literally the human incarnation of every otaku stereotype, while Surface is a walking parody of Japanese Spirit tropes.
  • Patriotic Fervor: Is an EXTREMELY patriotic Japanese kid, to the point that the Japanese flag is shown blowing in the wind while giving his speech.
  • Yuri Fan: Revealed in Episode 4
    Hazamada: So the real reason Sailor Moon S is better, right? LESBIANS!!!

Tamami Kobayashi

  • Breaking the Fourth Wall:
    Tamami: I don't like talkin' unless I gotta, alright? It makes it easier on my throat and the editors that have to animate my mouth flaps I mean... My name is Tamami and give me money!
  • Con Man: Tamami's profession of choice, trying to trick Koichi out of his money.
  • Death by Adaptation: Unlike his manga counterpart who is very much alive, Tamami is forced into killing himself by Echoes.
  • Guilt Complex: How Tamami's Stand "The Lock" works.
  • Large Ham: Is VERY hammy and dramatic when trying to guilt-trip people, even causing an ad for the Oscars to appear at the bottom of the screen.

     Keicho's Army of F*ckin' Evil 

Keicho Nijimura

  • Atomic F-Bomb: Has a literal one as he's being blown up by Josuke.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Swears more than any character in the series, all within the span of one episode.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Keicho acts like a drill sergeant non-stop; getting the look, language and all that good stuff perfectly. It could be an In-Joke towards the name of his Stand, Bad Company.
  • Large Ham: Constantly acts like a stereotypical drill sergeant.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: His Stand, Bad Company. It's an army of tiny soldiers, but they pack a mean punch.
  • Redemption Equals Death: He dies saving Okuyasu's life. Still swears at him before he kicks the bucket for good though.

Angelo Katagiri

  • All According to Plan: Angelo nearly reveals himself as a murderer to Tomoko and yet, afterwards he believes everything went perfectly.
  • Ax-Crazy: Jotaro describes him as "hack off your limbs with a chainsaw and fuck the stumps" levels of evil.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He may have a silly voice and come off as less threatening than his official counterpart, but he's still a serial rapist/murderer. He also decides to eat fast-food while stalking Josuke.
  • Black Comedy Rape:
    Angelo: I know I rape little kids and smash in the heads of defenseless handicapped people, but that doesn't really mean I'm a "bad" guy?
  • Catch Phrase:
    • "Buh-Bye!" and "Totally!"
  • Depraved Homosexual: All of his talk of "being in Josuke's mouth" and "shoving his liquid deep inside Josuke's guts".
  • Evil Laugh: Almost does this every time he's on-screen.
  • Expy: Of Snake Jailbird from The Simpsons.
  • Kick the Dog: He eats a dog, in this case.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: Gets shot in the MOUTH with an ARROW! Angelo's reaction?
    Angelo: Ow. That kinda stings.
  • Saying Sound Effects Out Loud:
    Angelo: Chew! Chew! Chew, chew, chew! Swallow~
  • Surfer Dude: He speaks with a "Valley Boy" accent.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: It sounds like a bizarre cross between upper-class British English, Cockney, Australian and Californian.

Papa Nijimura

  • Scars Are Forever: After DIO's death, he was transformed into a hideous freak.
  • Unsatisfiable Customer: Invoked and then Subverted. As a human, Papa Nijimura is not impressed with DIO's offer of immortality and Stand power. What turns him to the dark side is some of DIO's costume jewelry and a fake Rolex.

     Other Characters 

Jolyne Cujoh

  • Deus Angst Machina: Hinted at with her father's constant abuse leading to this.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: Despite the ridiculously-extreme neglect she suffers from Jotaro; the way he's so deadpan nonchalant about it and how she optimistically accepts it is hilarious.
  • No Budget: Lampshaded with Jolyne's appearance. Rather than having mouth flaps and animation, she's just a static image of a T-posing 3D model that moves up and down as she talks.
  • The Woobie: The brunt of Jotaro's horrible parenting and blatant endangerment of her life. Despite this, she always comes off as cheerful and optimistic.



  • Remake Cameo: Antfish reprises his role as Avdol from his original Abridged Series!
  • Unexplained Recovery: Despite being seemingly killed by Vanilla Ice in the last series, Avdol survived and is now just floating around in another dimension without arms.


  • Only Mostly Dead: Somehow Speedwagon is still alive in the year 1999, despite having clinically died in 1952...
  • Remake Cameo: Antfish reprises his role as the interfering Speedwagon from his Phantom Blood Abridged Series.


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