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    Josuke Higashikata 

Josuke Higashikata (Stand: Crazy Diamond)

Voiced by: Yuki Ono (TV anime and Last Survivor), Billy Kametz (TV anime, EN), Wataru Hatano (All-Star Battle and Eyes of Heaven)

Played by: Kento Yamazaki (live-action film)
Crazy Diamond 
Click here  to see Josuke as he appears in the live-action film.

The illegitimate son of Joseph Joestar. Josuke is known for his unique hairstyle and fierce temper regarding said hair. His adventures started when Jotaro tracked him down and informed him that he was Joseph's son and warned him about the deadly Stand user Angelo, who killed his grandfather shortly after the start of the story. Following that, he is pulled into the search for the serial killer that threatens Morioh-cho.

His Stand is Crazy Diamond, which allows Josuke to repair objects as he sees fit. This can be applied in several ways, including healing wounds, breaking two objects and combining them into one, and reducing something to its original components.

Note that going with the Theme Naming of JoJo, the second kanji in his first name, can also be read as "jo," as well as that his proper name would be Josuke Joestar.

  • Absurdly Youthful Father: An uncle variant. He's actually twelve years younger than his nephew Jotaro.
  • Absurd Phobia: Afraid of turtles and reptiles in general.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: A lot ruder, snarkier, and aloof in the Live-Action Adaptation, as he is a lot more distant towards people, though he still is a nice guy the majority of the time.
  • Agent Peacock: By the second half of the series, his normally masculine body and face have become more slender and androgynous due to very significant Art Evolution. He spends his allowance on expensive designer custom clothing, has a meticulously groomed hairstyle that would require waking up early and spending at least an hour working on it each morning to maintain, and freaks out if his hair is messed up or his style is insulted. He also loves to throw punches at people but is squeamish around amphibians, bugs, and rodents who can use a Stand (and even ones that can't), and is more of a healer while being somewhat inept in Stand combat (until he gets angry, that is). Jotaro also wore expensive designer clothing, but he only got miffed if his clothes were torn and didn't care if they got wet, whereas Josuke will take it off and actually cry if they get wet.
  • Anime Hair: His epic pompadour. Whenever it's insulted in the manga, it spikes upwards, but in the anime, not so much. If someone in real life had said hairstyle with the same volume as Josuke has, it would take some serious Rapunzel Hair to pull it off.
  • Apologizes a Lot: Part of his Establishing Character Moment involves apologizing for how he's dressed to a bunch of thugs, and then he apologizes for how his presence in the Joestar family (and the affair that resulted from him existing) has caused a lot of uproar in the family.
  • Badass Baritone: He has a rather deep voice in All-Star Battle and Eyes of Heaven, but it's noticeably softer in the anime.
  • Badass Family: With his "nephew" Jotaro and his father Joseph. He's also a paternal descendant of Jonathan Joestar through Joseph.
  • Bash Brothers: With Koichi and Okuyasu.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Despite the many injuries he's endured, he always comes out looking just the way he did before receiving said injuries.
  • Berserk Button: Don't talk shit about his hair, unless you want your face to literally be rearranged. It's pretty telling that the only person to do so (though it was not on purpose) and avoid this fate is Jotaro. Also don't try to harm his mother, or his friends, otherwise you're going to end up becoming Morioh's next tourist attraction.
  • The Berserker: His Berserk Button being pressed pushes him to the point of Josuke being driven literally blind with rage, preventing Heaven's Door from affecting him.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He will not, under any circumstance, kill you. But he will hurt you a lot if you piss him off, and botch your healing if you really annoyed him.
  • Blinded by Rage: A literal variant happens during his fight against Rohan, though it's ultimately subverted. Rohan repeatedly presses Josuke's Berserk Button — insulting Josuke's hair. At the time, Rohan's Heaven's Door stand requires the victim to look at a page of his artwork to actually work, and Josuke fights with his eyes closed in an attempt to avoid this. While Rohan eventually succeeds in eventually making Josuke open his eyes, his Berserk Button has been pressed so hard that he can't actually see anything, artwork page included, since he's become literally blind with rage. Rohan goes from Smug Snake to terrified pleading with Josuke in the span of only a few seconds.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Half-Japanese, half-British.
  • Calling Parents by Their Name: He insists on calling Joseph "Joestar-san"/"Mr. Joestar", which is more polite than usual for this trope, but expresses that he doesn't see Joseph as his father.
  • Catchphrase: Has a tendency to say 'GREAT'. Also, just like his dad, he says so in Engrish.
  • Celibate Hero: He does not flirt relentlessly and is not perverted like Joseph, but when the girls near him express interest in him, he is flattered and was shown in the first episode to get along quite well with his female classmates and admirers. While he does express interest in women, it is not his main priority.
  • Chick Magnet: He is very popular with the girls. Kind of the indifferent in-between of Jotaro and Joseph when it comes to interacting with them; won't blow them off like Jotaro, but won't actively flirt with them like Joseph.
  • Clark Kent Outfit: As seen in the anime, he's notably more muscular than his form-fitting school uniform would suggest.
  • Combat Medic: Josuke's Stand, Crazy Diamond, is almost on par with Jotaro's Star Platinum when it comes to melee combat; it's also one of the rare instances where the healing power itself doubles as an offensive measure, such as fixing dried blood on a piece of glass so that it would boomerang to a blood stain on his opponent's shirt.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Even more prominent when you actually have the protagonist of the last part in the new one as well. From their first meeting alone, Josuke is a visibly far more relaxed and friendlier individual than Jotaro ever will be. As a result, Josuke befriends and gets along with people that Jotaro never could, like people with rotten personalities and his own silly mother. Josuke is also flightier and more prone to getting involved in silly antics and convoluted schemes than his Straight Man nephew. Both also dress like typical Japanese delinquients, but Josuke himself never appeared to get into trouble and starts out being bullied himself before activating his stand.
  • Custom Uniform: He is seen always with his school uniforms customized with Bling symbols.
  • Cruel Mercy: He may be kinder than Jotaro, since Josuke doesn't kill his opponents, but what he does to enemies he doesn't befriend is often far worse than death.
  • The Dandy: Sports a flamboyant delinquent getup from the 70s, gets enraged over any mockery of his hairdo, meticulously tends to it on a daily basis, and, in a more specific example, during the hunt for Rat-Eaten, he's visibly dismayed when he drops his shoes and socks - which he had taken off - into leech-infested water that he was wading through.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: To a ridiculous extent. Almost everyone he faces ends up becoming his ally.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Don't be surprised if he takes a shot at you because you dared to talk shit about his pompadour, and he'll put you in the hospital if you keep talking shit.
  • Distressed Dude: He was actually caught by Terunosuke Miyamoto, along with Koichi and his mother, and was rescued by Yuya Fungami.
  • Dork Knight: On the one hand, he's a very powerful Stand user whom you don't wanna mess with. On the other hand, he's a goofy, happy-go-lucky teenager who loves video games, schemes and pranks.
  • Dub Name Change: The English release of All Star Battle, the Crunchyroll subs, and the Viz Media English dub all rename his Stand to "Shining Diamond" to avoid copyright problems with Pink Floyd (the reference is still there, but more subtle). Doesn't exactly stop TOM from calling it Crazy Diamond during the commercial cuts, though.
  • Early Installment Character Design Difference: Par for the course for a Jojo, but Josuke in particular undergoes an especially noticeable shift in character design within his own part as he goes from looking like Jotaro with a pompadour in the early chapters of Part 4 to later slimming down, shrinking a bit, and taking on softer facial features. This is likely symptomatic of Araki's art design as a whole shifting away from musclebound beefcakes to smaller and more lithe characters over the course of Part 4. To wit, Josuke's design at the beginning of the Part 4 on the left, and at the end of Part 4 on the right. The anime and games took a middle ground and mix-and-match traits from both designs.
  • Establishing Character Moment:
    • His first example of his Beware the Nice Ones personality comes after a bunch of school seniors give him shit over how he's dressed, for which he immediately apologizes. However, after one of them talks shit about his hair and gravely injures an innocent turtle, he proceeds to let Crazy Diamond literally rearrange his face (specifically, his nose) before healing the turtle and carrying it back to its pond (and given that he's really afraid of turtles, this took some gumption on his part).
    • His first real character moment that shows his Honor Before Reason comes when he vehemently apologizes to Jotaro for how his presence in the Joestar family tree (and the affair that caused it) has thrown the family into disarray, and he refuses Jotaro's offer of one third of Joseph's inheritance money on the grounds that he and his mom are doing just fine without it.
    • Also, the moment when he helps an old, senile Joseph walk, rather than (as Okuyasu suggests and as the audience was likely expecting him to) fix Joseph's cane with Crazy Diamond.
  • Face of a Thug: Before Araki changed his art style to look less like Fist of the North Star, he looks very big, scary, and menacing, especially in his debut arc. Koichi was very scared of him before they became friends. This doesn't reflect his (normally) goofy and friendly personality, though.
  • The Gambling Addict: Ask the pachinko owner. He also demonstrates this when trying to get extra money for the summer from Rohan, and his chosen method is a game of chance.
  • Genius Bruiser: He is quite cunning for a 15-year-old teenager who has just now started to fight Stands that give the experienced Jotaro and Joseph a run for their money.
  • Genre Blind: Joseph tells Josuke that a Stand is suddenly turning the immediate area around a baby they found invisible. Josuke immediately assumes he's being senile again. However, this is the only time Josuke acts this way, and only because he was under the (mostly correct) impression that Joseph was senile.
  • Good Is Not Soft: When you cross him, the retaliation will be swift and brutal, even if he is a generally chipper and friendly person.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: Crazy Diamond is capable of restoring almost anything, including living beings, to their original state. This eventually gets used for healing some seriously messy injuries. He can't use it on himself, though.
  • Guile Hero: While not to the degree of his father, Josuke can actually come up with some pretty creative ways to defeat his enemies.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Not often but whenever someone manages to press his Berserk Button about his hair he falls into a rage quite easily and it's very hard for him to stop. Just ask Rohan.
  • Hair Color Dissonance: He has black hair with purple shade (blue shade in anime).
  • Harmful Healing: When he gets angry, his Stand's ability to heal/repair objects goes a bit out of his control. Ask the guy whose nose was basically turned into a pig snout. Done deliberately against the user of Highway Star; the guy was bedridden and tried to use that to defend himself... so Josuke healed him back to perfect health and then threw him out the window. This is also how he takes out Angelo for good; using his repair ability to merge him with a boulder. He's not dead and very self aware.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: In terms of secondary abilities among Stands, Crazy Diamond's healing is seemingly one of the weakest of any JoJo, especially given the significant limitations placed on it. However, Josuke is able to make extensive and creative use of Crazy Diamond, turning it into one of the strongest abilities in the series.
  • Heart Symbol: Josuke has multiple heart symbols that reflect his caring personality, including the heart pin on his chest, his uniform unbuttoned in a way that resembles a heart, and the top of Crazy Diamond's head being heart-shaped. Even his pompadour looks a bit like a heart from the right angle, when he's facing forward and his head is tilted slightly downwards.
  • The Hero: Acts as this for Part 4, with his resolve to protect Morioh being a major driving point of the plot.
  • Heroic Bastard: Joseph's illegitimate son. Joseph was sixty-five at the time, meaning Josuke is actually younger than his nephew, Jotaro.
  • Heroic Build: Josuke used to look quite be well-built, then Art Evolution kicked in and Josuke was memorialized for having a far leaner physique. It balances out in the anime.
  • Hollywood Genetics: He has blue eyes in the anime, in spite of being half-Japanese and his mother having brown eyes and his father having teal eyes. Made even weirder since he has purple eyes in the manga and inherited them from Joseph, who also had purple eyes in the manga.
  • Honor Before Reason: His good heart be blamed for this, as he took this trait to absurd levels! And it backfired on him on several occasions, but his positive Laser-Guided Karma always triggered during those moments.
  • Human Architecture Horror: He fused Angelo with a boulder for killing his grandfather and mocking his hair.
  • Hunk: Before Araki's Art Evolution kicked in, Josuke was drawn nearly as tall and as muscular as Jotaro.
  • Ill Boy: Was this as a child. When DIO was pierced with the Stand Arrow and gained The World, this meant all the Joestars connected to Jonathan's blood awakened a Stand. Crazy Diamond was one such Stand gained this way, but because Josuke was very young, he became extremely sick because of it. However, Tomoko managed to save Josuke in time, thanks to a pompadoured stranger who helped the mother and son travel through the snow.
  • In-Series Nickname: JoJo, though as is the case with every protagonist after Part 2, it isn't used much.
  • Japanese Delinquents: Subverted. He looks like one thanks to his perpetual uniform and his characteristic pompadour, but personality-wise is mostly the opposite provided said pompadour is not even remotely insulted.
    • Taken Up to Eleven in All Star Battle, where Crazy Diamond's VA sounds like he is outright screaming into the microphone.
  • Large Ham: He's nowhere as hammy as Jonathan, Joseph, or even Jotaro, but he can get extremely hammy when he needs to, especially when activating Crazy Diamond. Not too surprising since CD is named after a song dedicated to Syd Barrett, who was quite hammy during his time in Pink Floyd.
  • Left the Background Music On: The anime's ED has him lip-synching and posing along to Savage Garden.
  • Lethal Harmless Powers: Crazy Diamond's power is to break down objects and put them back together. Normally this is used for healing, but Josuke can also break down a person's body along with an inanimate object and fuse them back together, putting them in an And I Must Scream state.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Crazy Diamond is one of the physically most powerful Stands in the series, comparable to the likes of Star Platinum in strength, speed, and durability. And that's not even factoring in Josuke's clever application of its healing powers. When the final showdown with Kira comes, Crazy Diamond almost effortlessly counters and beats the shit out of Killer Queen when they finally physically clash directly, only stopped from ending it right there with the intervention of Stray Cat using its air bubbles as armor because it felt threatened.
  • Like Father, Like Son:
    • He got his passionate drive, cunning, and goofiness from his father, Joseph, and can get really fired up when angered like he does.
    • He got his kind heart from his paternal great-grandfather, Jonathan, which reflects in his Stand abilities.
  • Lost in Translation: Josuke appears to be the only protagonist to not have a variation of "Jo" in his last name. However, in Japanese, the character for "suke" can be read as "Jo", making his name "JoJo Higashikata". Most English translations use the fact that he's blood-related to Joesph as a means to Hand Wave this.
  • Made of Iron: He has an unbelievable resistance to pain, along with not having the power to heal himself, causing Josuke goes through tremendous amounts of punishment.
  • Mixed Ancestry: His father is English, and his mother Japanese.
  • Money Fetish: Josuke really likes making money. He comes up with a plan to use Shigechi's Harvest to collect loose coins and tries using Mikitaka's power to cheat Rohan at a dice game.
  • My Name Is Inigo Montoya: Formally introduces himself and his Stand, Crazy Diamond, to Yuya before beating him up at the end of the Highway Star arc.
  • Necessary Drawback: His Stand ability is one of the most powerful in the series thanks to how he uses it, but it does come with some limitations. Firstly, he can't use it on himself since he would be Nigh-Invulnerable otherwise. Secondly, while he can mend grievous injuries, he cannot bring back the dead, meaning if he's not fast enough, then the person stays dead.
  • Nice Guy: Second only to Jonathan in terms of this. Josuke's primary trait is his overall kindness, reflected in his Stand which repairs and heals. Upon meeting someone in not particularly antagonistic circumstances, Josuke will generally be polite and friendly.
  • Nobody Touches the Hair: One of the few ways to make Josuke genuinely angry is to insult his hair. In fact, if Josuke even thinks someone insulted his hair, he'll sic Crazy Diamond on them. The reason he's so protective of his hair is because a mysterious savior who had a pompadour saved him and his mother from a snowstorm. Josuke styles his hair that way as a tribute, and considers an insult to the style to be an insult to that man.
  • No-Self Buffs: To prevent him from becoming Nigh-Invulnerable, Josuke is incapable of using Crazy Diamond's healing powers on himself.
  • Not So Different: Despite being a Contrasting Sequel Main Character, Josuke also has a lot of the traits that Jotaro had when he was a delinquent himself: same attachment to their favorite head ornaments (hair and hat respectively), same disregard for rules that inconvenience them, same lack of a father figure in their lives, same intense sense of justice and loyalty to their friends, and same explosive attitude when angered. This also extends to Josuke and his father Joseph, despite Josuke's initial hangups; both of them are the goofiest and most personable Joestars to date.
  • Odd Name Out: The "JoJo" Theme Naming isn't as obvious in Josuke's name as it is in the others.
  • Perpetual Poverty: Due to a mixture of reckless spending on frivolous luxuries and his mother taking away access to whatever large quantities of money he comes across to prevent said reckless spending, Josuke is less poor and more barred from spending as much cash as he'd like. Even Araki commented on how it's kind of inappropriate for a teenager to have access to over a million yen. It's a stark contrast to Okuyasu, who frugally saves the lottery money and uses his saved money to treat his father and Gatta to an outing at a cafe in the epilogue.
  • Personality Powers: As Jotaro discovered, the nature of Josuke's Stand is a reflection of his good heart and desire to help those around him.
    Jotaro: Humans thrive on the destruction of others. But among them, there's you, and your power is the kindest, most generous ability one could ever have.
  • Please Wake Up: After Okuyasu is mortally injured by Bites the Dust in the final battle with Kira, Josuke tearfully screams at his dying friend to wake up.
  • Pop-Cultural Osmosis Failure: Josuke doesn't get any reference to pop-culture apart from the most famous ones like Mickey Mouse, but Superman is beyond his knowledge.
  • Power Incontinence: If Josuke is distracted or angry, things tend to look really weird when he repairs them.
  • Practically Different Generations: Due to who his father is, Josuke is actually younger than his nephew Jotaro and over forty years younger than his half-sister Holy.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: One of Crazy Diamond's specialities. Josuke admits he's not sure what its top punching speed is, but he claims he knows it can at least get up to 300km/h.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Implied. The pompadour he has would take a lot of hair to pull off in real life.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: In comparison to his two closest friends, he is blue to Okuyasu's Red because he is more clever and less impulsive but Red to Koichi's Blue because in that case he is the more aggressive of the two.
  • Required Secondary Powers:
    • Crazy Diamond's ability to repair/reform anything has a secondary ability to make those pieces levitate so they may get into position rapidly. This has been useful to him a number of times; he's able to recall a motorcycle back to himself by only holding a piece he tore off, and when Shigechi tries to drop him and Okuyasu from a building, Josuke repairs the pipe that went out from underneath them, and he and Okuyasu easily stand on it to float back up.
    • The things Crazy Diamond repairs or heals come back together the way they're supposed to, i.e. the broken fragments will seek each other out automatically to right themselves. Josuke later uses this on a severed hand to send it back to its owner so they could follow it and track him down. He later manages to weaponize this by smearing some of Yoshikage Kira's blood on broken shards of glass then "healing" the blood, making the glass act like very sharp homing missiles.
  • Secretly Wealthy: For the most part, he ends the series with a large sum of money under his belt, both due to being a heir of Joseph's, thus getting a slice of his inheritance, and gaining money from a winning lottery ticket Okuyasu and he found (though his mother froze the account till he was 18 since she didn't want him having that much money at his current age, because he would waste it on useless crap).
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: He swears just as much as everyone. Taken Up to Eleven when someone mocks his hair.
  • Skilled, but Naïve: Josuke is a very capable fighter and a great tactician, but he often gets himself injured in certain situations due to his inexperience in battling other Stand Users, but he definitely can hold his own.
  • Spanner in the Works: Of a sort. While Kira manages to kill him and the rest of the group with the time loops of Bites The Dust, Josuke manages to avoid it in the next time loop, and thus save the others just by oversleeping and not getting to Kira's house on time (though Hayato calling him so that he shows up before the "Groundhog Day" Loop kicks in plays a part as well).
  • Stronger Than They Look: If his fit of rage at Rohan's place was any clue. Though he's a presumably normal teenager, Josuke manages to lift Rohan's large wooden desk over his head by himself, as in, he didn't need any help from Crazy Diamond to do so. He then proceeds to throw the desk several dozen feet out of a second-story window.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Resembles Jotaro and Joseph.
  • Swiss-Army Superpower: His ingenuity allows him to use his power to repair (and rearrange) things in plenty of creative ways.
    • The most triumphant example of this is in his fight against Highway Star. He can't slow down the motorcycle he's riding, or Highway Star will catch up to him, but there's a baby carriage in the way. So what does he do? Crazy Diamond breaks the motorcycle, Josuke flies through the air, and Crazy Diamond reassembles the bike before he hits the ground. The baby inside said carriage was so amazed by Josuke's feat that it stops crying!
    • Overlaps with a significant amount of Loophole Abuse; Josuke often gets around Crazy Diamond's short physical range with creative long-range attacks, since the Stand's repair powers doesn't actually have a range limit. During the finale, he's even able to use his own dried blood on shards of glass as homing projectiles.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: Hearts and Peace symbols, which represent his kind and caring nature (Berserk Button nasty temper aside).
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: He's the tallest of the Morioh teenagers and is generally considered attractive by his female classmates.
  • Tears of Joy: He cries these when Okuyasu suddenly appears, apparently recovered and alive, to save him from Killer Queen's bombs, despite Josuke witnessing his death prior. Even as Josuke sounds angry and berates his friend, his tears and huge grin show that he's really happy to learn that Okuyasu was alive after all.
  • Technical Pacifist: He will not kill you, no matter what. He will do everything to you except kill you.
  • Thou Shall Not Kill: Notable for being one of two JoJos with a really low body count. He even went to great lengths to save the life of some of his foes. However, he does inflict many a Fate Worse than Death on the more evil foes, multiple times going into And I Must Scream territory.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: A relatively mild phobia of turtles and other reptiles, as he may not like touching or even looking at them, but he has no problems healing the turtle's shell and carrying it to safety after a bunch of thugs threw it against a wall,
  • You Killed My Father: He eventually gets to punish Angelo for what the latter did to his maternal grandfather.
  • You're Not My Father: He was initially cold and indifferent to Joseph's attempts to be a father to him, and angrily tells the old man to not even bother trying after being absent all his life. In Joseph's defense, he was never told about the boy's existence; and when Josuke saw just how sincere he was about wanting to be a loving and strong father-figure, he finally comes to respect and love him in return.
  • Your Size May Vary: Given the Art Evolution away from giant musclebound men that occurred during Diamond is Unbreakable, it's very easy to forget that Josuke is supposed to be almost as big as Jotaro. By the end of his time in the manga, he's drawn roughly the same size as Giorno, while the anime and games consistently depict him having the best of both worlds.
  • Zany Scheme: He managed to pull a couple of ingenious and successful money-making ploys... but not without incidents.

    Jotaro Kujo 

Jotaro Kujo (Stand: Star Platinum: The World)

Josuke's nephew (yes, really). See Jotaro Kujo.

    Koichi Hirose 

Koichi Hirose (Stand: Echoes)

Voiced by: Yūki Kaji (TV anime, Last Survivor), Zach Aguilar (TV anime, EN), Romi Park (All-Star Battle and Eyes of Heaven), Rio Natsuki (Vento Aureo video game)

Played by: Ryunosuke Kamiki (live-action movie)
Echoes Act 1 
Echoes Act 2 
Echoes Act 3 

A schoolmate of Josuke's. He led a perfectly normal, boring life until he was pierced by the Stand Arrow. While he was too weak for it to work and was fatally wounded, Josuke healed him with Crazy Diamond, allowing him to eventually use the Stand granted to him by the Arrow.

He makes two appearances in Vento Aureo, first arriving in Italy at Jotaro's request to investigate DIO's son, Haruno Shiobana, only to get robbed by his target, who now goes by Giorno Giovanna. Later on, he assists Giorno in his fight against Black Sabbath.

Koichi uses a sound-based Stand named Echoes which comes in several "Acts", each with a different power set. He can only use one version of Echoes at a time, but can freely switch between them.

Echoes is named after the Pink Floyd song "Echoes", from the album Meddle.

  • Action Survivor: He's not the born-and-bred badass most of his comrades are, but being thrown into the crazy life of a Stand user forces him to adapt quickly.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In the manga, he is blonde, in All Star-Battle his hair is light-blue, in the anime it's grey, and in the live-action movie it's a regular black. His uniform also changes in color from purple to blue to green depending on the adaptation.
  • Adapted Out: Doesn't appear at all in GioGio's Bizarre Adventure despite appearing in the beginning of Vento Aureo.
  • Anime Hair: Starts off with long slicked back hair, then cuts his hair into a Polnareff-style flat top to get rid of Yukako's hair. Whenever he gets excited, angry, or determined, his hair forms pointed clumps and stands up like a Super Saiyan.
  • Badass Adorable: He's cute and rather short for his age, but you still don't want to mess with him.
  • Batman Gambit: He pulls one on Kira during his first fight with him by secretly grabbing Kira's wallet and looking at his driver's ID card so he could learn Kira's real name. Kira was so enraged that he deals the boy a mortal blow, but Koichi has made it so that even if he is successfully killed, Kira will always be haunted by the fact that a mere kid managed to uncover his identity.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Much like Josuke, Koichi is nice up to a point. But mess with his friends or family, and he will ensure that you regret ever doing it. The change from "nice" to "badass" is more pronounced than Josuke, however, in that Koichi's normally soft features become much harsher-edged (and he grows a Super Saiyan-like aura) when he's pissed.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Inverted; he attacks and eventually defeats Tamami after the latter targets Koichi's mother and older sister with The Lock.
  • Character Development:
    • He starts off as a weak and shy youth, but as the series progresses, he began to be more confident and eventually gains the respect of Jotaro Kujo. And while he still had enough heart to save Yukako from falling off a cliff and getting impaled during their fight, he makes it clear to her that he won't tolerate her aggressive advances anymore... which, of course, makes Yukako fall in love with him even more and even provokes slight Character Development. His Stand's different appearances symbolizes his change, discarding the shell of its former body every time it transforms.
    • Further more, his theme from All-Star Battle, "Does that mean I got stronger again?!", mixes the gentle piano and violin that represent his meekness, with the aggressive electric guitar/bass and techno elements that represent his newfound ability to fight back. The result is a triumphant melody that tells the story of his greatest achievements in music form.
  • Child-Like Voice: Koichi is given a notably boyish voice by Yuki Kaji, to highlight his timidity and kindness, as well as to complement his short stature.
  • Clark Kent Outfit: Despite his short stature and rather form-fitting gakuran, Koichi is quite muscular and fit.
  • Covert Pervert: Cares very much for Reimi because of the murder mystery, but can't help but blush when Rohan talks about her breasts, and when she first got her period.
  • Cowardly Lion: Heaven's Door describes him as cowardly but courageous when push come to shove.
  • Cross-Dressing Voice: He was voiced by a female (Romi Park) in All-Star Battle and Eyes of Heaven. Making his voice actually sound like someone that's small in size.
    • Averted in the anime, where he's voiced by Yūki Kaji, who nevertheless sounds just as boyish and small.
  • Death Glare: The first indication of when he is going to get serious.
  • Defiant to the End: A non-lethal example. He was ready to die and clearly said to Kira that he sucked with a smug grin on his face:
    "Your stupidity is totally exposed! I'll be waiting for you in Hell!"
  • Distressed Dude: Early in the story, Yukako kidnaps him in an attempt to help him study for school. Then one more time by Terunosuke.
  • Dub Name Change: As with Crazy Diamond becoming Shining Diamond, Echoes became Reverb in the video games and English dub/subtitles in order to keep Pink Floyd from suing.
  • Evolution Power-Up: His Echoes evolves twice (plus when it hatches from its egg), gaining a new, more powerful, form each time. However, there is a caveat to this; see Multiform Balance below.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: His hair follows his Character Development. During his confrontation with Tamami, it gains the tendency to rise into spikes when he is excited. Towards the end of his confrontation with Yukako, he suddenly cuts his hair, producing a flat-top, which spontaneously grows out again into spikes during his battle with Yoshikage Kira. He keeps this hairstyle from then on.
  • Gravity Master: The 3 Freeze ability of Echoes Act 3 makes a target incredibly heavy, to the point that it's difficult for anything under its effects to move. This ended up saving the day in the final battle against Yoshikage Kira, as Echoes' 3 Freeze kept Kira from using Bites the Dust, giving Jotaro enough time to get in range to freeze time and pummel Kira.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: In Golden Wind, he is a recurring character for the first four episodes and fights alongside Giorno to defeat Black Sabbath, but bows out afterwards to return to Japan.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Echoes ACT1's power to attach a sound to a person may be easy to dismiss in a fight, but in its first appearance ever, it defeated Tamami by driving him nearly insane from extremely loud, painful sounds ripping into his ears constantly. This is rendered irrelevant later when Echoes ACT2 and ACT3 gain much more useful abilities (though ACT1 remains useful for its superior mobility).
  • How Do I Shot Web?: Unlike other characters, Koichi visibly struggles early on with learning how to summon or control his Stand. This is implied to be because Koichi should've been killed by the Arrow, but was revived by Josuke.
  • Idiot Ball: During the Sheer Heart Attack arc, he ignores Jotaro's advice despite the latter's experience battling Stand users over the years. This nearly gets both him and Jotaro killed by Sheer Heart Attack. He quickly smartens up from it though.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: He manages to piss off Kira so badly that the villain forgoes blowing him up right away with Killer Queen and instead has his Stand punch Koichi right through the chest.
  • It Can Think: Discounting the special case of Anubis, Echoes Act 3 is the first Stand that shows sentience separate from its user.
  • Magnetic Hero: Several characters praise Koichi's virtuousness and state their pride at his friendship, including Josuke Higashikata, Rohan Kishibe, and Jotaro Kujo. Others tentatively brought from deficit into moral equilibrium by his influence include Toshikazu Hazamada, Tamami Kobayashi, and Yukako Yamagishi; the latter of whom is his eventual girlfriend.
  • Make Some Noise: Echoes ACT 1 and ACT 2 use Written Sound Effects as weapons, with the effects of the onomatopoeia based off whichever of the two ACTs is being used.
  • Mr. Fanservice: For the audience and the actual characters in the show. He's the only one to get a girlfriend at the end of Diamond is Unbreakable and is the first one to be shown only in his boxers. It's also shown that's he's quite buff despite his size.
  • Multiform Balance: Echoes has three forms. Each successive form has more powerful combat abilities, but drastically reduced movement range compared to the previous form. While Koichi starts out with only Act 1, he gains the ability to freely switch between the Acts as he unlocks Acts 2 and 3.
    • Act 1 can plant a written sound on something, which will repeat and increase in volume; it remains relevant despite Acts 2 and 3 due to its excellent movement range making it a useful scout.
    • Act 2 can also plant written sounds, but these will instead become real; for example, if it plants the sound "whoosh", a strong gust of wind will appear; if it plants "cracklecrackle", flames will appear; etc. However, it can only plant one sound at a time, forcing Echoes to put the previous one away before capping its pen to write another one.
    • Act 3 has Act 2's sound powers along with the ability to generate a gravity well under anything it punches for as long as the target remains within five meters of Koichi (because of some Hand Wave that "three" and "freeze" sort of rhyme). Like Act 2, this ability is limited by the fact that it can only hold one thing down at a time. It's the strongest form. It is also sentient separate from Koichi, and is the first Stand to exhibit this qualitynote  (being followed by Cheap Trick and Spice Girl).
  • Musical Theme Naming: Aside from the elephant in the room of his Stand, Koichi owns a dog named Police, after British-American Post-Punk/New Wave Music trio The Police.
  • Nervous Wreck: Koichi is a major worrywart, and is the most likely of the Morioh heroes to fall into a panicking mess when things go south; as the story moves on, he curbs this trait and becomes more assertive.
  • Nice Guy: He expresses love for his family, holds his friends in esteem (in Japanese, he calls all of his peers with "kun", which is a suffix of endearment), and tends to presume innocence on the part of strangers. Rohan's Stand "Heaven's Door" exposes Koichi as honest and courageous.
  • No Guy Wants to Be Chased: Koichi clearly finds Yukako an attractive woman, but is terrified of her Yandere and Clingy Jealous Girl traits. Once she dials it down a notch, he starts to return her feelings.
  • Odd Friendship: With Rohan. While Koichi is often perturbed by Rohan's near-obsessive behavior over him, he also has attempted to help Rohan in return.
  • Official Couple: He ends up being Yukako's boyfriend.
  • Older Than They Look: He starts out at 15 years old, but one could easily mistake him for an elementary school student in a high school uniform due to his short height. He should be 18 by the time of Vento Aureo, but he's still so short that he only comes up to Giorno's waist, even though the latter is three years younger than he is. According to the JoJo 6251 artbook, he's supposed to be about 5'2" tall, but he's drawn way shorter. The live-action film rectifies this by casting an appropriately-aged teenager as Koichi.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: He feels an uncharacteristic rage when confronting Yoshikage Kira for the first time, while normally expressing his anger calmly and quietly.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: At first. Then he gets shot by the Arrow and revived by Josuke...
  • Personality Powers: Due to the unusual circumstances of his gaining of a Stand, Echoes evolves with him. Its first form as an egg is completely inert, symbolizing his at-the-time nonexistent fighting spirit. Act 1 appears when he first learns to stand up for himself, and Act 2 and 3 evolve at the same time he develops as a person.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: And how. Very few episodes go by without Koichi blaring in panic, or anguish.
  • Shameless Fanservice Guy: Downplayed example. He doesn't mind being half-naked around his family, but he usually keeps his clothes on.
  • Shirtless Scene: Gets one in Episode 14 around the end. He's the only one to get this treatment.
  • Shout-Out: He has several to Dragon Ball Z. Echoes Act 1 and 2 bears similarities to the villain Cell, in that both take three forms, with the first two forms having a long tail and the second and third having progressively more humanoid shapes. Act 3 may also be likened to the villain Frieza. His hair also spikes up like a Super Saiyan's when things get tense.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Echoes Act 3 is very foul-mouthed, even in the Japanese original. For instance:
    Act 3: [After a nurse makes fun of Koichi] Okay, Master! Let's kill da ho, biiiiiiiiiiitch!
    Act 3: [While using 3 Freeze] Act 3, 3 Freeze! He's now within the five meter radius! S-H-I-T!
  • Stance System: Echoes comes in three variants, and he can switch between each freely in his video game portrayals.
  • Stylized for the Viewer: Officially, he's five foot two. In most art, he looks more like three foot nothing.
  • Supporting Protagonist: Josuke is the main character and does most of the heavy lifting during Part 4's fights, but Koichi has a more pronounced character arc and is one of the most frequently present characters in Part 4, to the point where he's the first Part 4 character we see. He even has a cameo at the start of Part 5 and helps Jotaro land the final blow on Kira.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: The tiny guy to Yukako's huge girl. Although if he was drawn at his actual height, there'd only be about a nearly 4 inch difference between them.
  • Tiny Schoolboy: He's a first-year high school student like Josuke and Okuyasu, but he's a great deal shorter than his friends are.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Several times, actually. The first time he did, his Stand was created; the other times, his Stand leveled up with him. His final one comes in Part 5: Act 3 seems to have taken a drop in almost all of its stats... except its destructive power. The 50-ish kilogram weight that Kira estimated it had has jumped up in strength drastically, enough to stop a car in its tracks or cause someone to make a crater in a sidewalk.
  • Tranquil Fury: When Koichi is angry, he won't scream or shout, but stay completely calm.
  • Weapons-Grade Vocabulary: ACT 2 can write sound effects which then produce their actual effect. For instance, planting a "sizzle" sound can generate fire where it was written, while writing "boing" will make the affected object soft, bouncy, and malleable like rubber.
  • Written Sound Effect: Echoes's first ability; whenever it writes something down, the written word being touched constantly emits the sound it's an onomatopoeia for.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has light blue hair in All Star-Battle.

    Okuyasu Nijimura 

Okuyasu Nijimura (Stand: The Hand)

Voiced by: Wataru Takagi (TV anime, All-Star Battle and Eyes of Heaven), Jalen K. Cassell (English)

Played by: Mackenyu (live-action movie)
The Hand 

Josuke's schoolmate. At first, he antagonizes Josuke at the behest of his elder brother, but the two later become friends. He's a bit slow on the uptake.

Okuyasu's Stand is The Hand. When he swings his right hand, anything along the arc's path will vanish, and the resulting gap will close; for example, if Okuyasu erases the middle section of a sign, the two ends will join in the middle. Okuyasu commonly uses this ability to teleport by erasing the air in front of him and zooming in to replace it. Despite the incredible potential of this ability, Okuyasu is too stupid to consider its implications and is poor in a fight. Well, most of the time.

Okuyasu's Stand, The Hand, is named after The Band.

  • Adaptational Badass: In the original manga, Josuke caused Okuyasu to get knocked out by his Stand pretty much immediately after Okuyasu explained his Stand. In the anime, he gets several hits in on Josuke before this happens.
  • Avenging the Villain: His determination to stop Akira stems from his desire to avenge his brother, even though he acknowledges that he probably got what was coming to him.
  • Bash Brothers: He develops a strong brother-relationship with Josuke.
  • The Big Guy: He's one of the more heavy hitters of his team and fits due to him acting out irrationally rather than being clever or resourceful.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Despite receiving fatal injuries from Killer Queen, Okuyasu receives an epiphany after a spiritual meeting with Keicho's spirit and wills himself to life, just in time to go saving Josuke from being blown up, too. Josuke, who had witnessed Okuyasu die in front of him prior, was so happy upon seeing him that he berates his friend while tearfully grinning at the same time.
    • And prior to that, during Yukako's character arc, Okuyasu saved a female classmate of Koichi's from having her head burned and her tongue strangled by Yukako's hair strands (she could not help herself, not only being unable to talk or even scream for help, but also because Yukako's hair was ALSO blindfolding her). Granted he had to give her an unsightly hair cut by shaving the rear half of her head with The Hand, but he did save her life.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: He's rather brash and impulsive, moreso when he prefers to settle things with his fists rather than thinking things through. He even says it himself that he is a Dumb Muscle.
  • Butt-Monkey: Like Polnareff and Narancia, he is usually the first person to get subjected to enemy Stands. Unlike Narancia, he survives what should have been a fatal explosion from Killer Queen.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Both Okuyasu and Kakyoin were influenced by Dio (Okuyasu through his father, Kakyoin being directly brainwashed) to fight and later befriend their respective JoJo, but whereas Kakyoin was reserved and intelligent, Okuyasu is a Hot-Blooded Idiot Hero. They also both join the hero's side when their respective JoJo tells them, "I don't know why I saved your life." Kakyoin accepts this and doesn't press Jotaro for an elaboration, while Okuyasu does, and gets the response, "Because you didn't have to die." Most notably, both of them have their sides destroyed during the final battle, but Okuyasu manages to survive the ordeal. The anime also adds a scene where Okuyasu comments on how hot Josuke's mom is, just like Kakyoin did with Holly.
  • Clark Kent Outfit: Like Josuke, he's a lot beefier than his school uniform makes him look.
  • Custom Uniform: Like Josuke, he is seen always with his school uniforms customized.
  • Cutting the Knot: Okuyasu's solution to finding which of two sailors is an enemy in disguise: beat up both of them!
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He lost his mother at a young age, and had to deal with his father becoming an abusive monster and later, a minion of DIO. Then said father mutated into a literal monster upon DIO's death, provoking Keicho into stealing the Stand Arrow and making everyone he could find a Stand user just to give his father a Mercy Kill, during which Keicho became condescending towards his little brother and belittled Okuyasu constantly. Though it's debated, it's no wonder Okuyasu sees himself as stupid...
  • Deconstruction: An amusing one of Story-Breaker Power. Just because you have some godlike abilities doesn't mean you automatically have the know how to use it properly as Okuyasu clearly demonstrates.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: After his brief fight with Josuke, the two of them become great friends and regularly hang out together.
  • The Ditz: In a series full of intelligent, cunning, and creative heroes, Okuyasu stands out by having the defining trait of being a complete idiot, something he openly admits to.
  • Dumb Muscle: It's amazing just how much this applies to Okuyasu. Were The Hand bound to just about anyone else in Part 4, that character would potentially be the most powerful entity in Morioh. With the possible exception of Kira hitting Killer Queen's switch to activate another Bites The Dust loop, every single adversary or problem could quite easily have been solved in minutes, literally with a swipe of a hand. The one thing which balances such a potentially overpowered ability... is Okuyasu himself. He lacks the intelligence and creativity to take The Hand beyond his two-strong arsenal of short-range teleportationnote  and pulling people in so he can punch them in the face. His catchphrase is even some version of "Shut up! I ain't that smart!"
  • Establishing Character Moment: Okuyasu's very first fight has Keicho reminding him how powerful his Stand is and that he better not screw up. Later in the fight, he showcases his Stand's ability to pull things towards him by doing it to Josuke...and accidentally pulling a nearby potted plant forward in the process, which hits him right in the head and knocks him out. Josuke then remarks that he'd be a lot more dangerous if he wasn't such an idiot.
  • Face of a Thug: After his defeat to Josuke, he becomes goofier and more amiable, despite his looks.
  • Facial Markings: His face has an odd set of lines best described as )(, circling around his eyes and not quite touching.
  • Flash Step: He can perform a version of this by using The Hand's power to "scrape away space", which then causes him to get pulled forwards by the air rushing to fill the now-vacant space; this is explicitly referred to as "instant movement" ("shunkan idou"). This trick also works in reverse, letting Okuyasu pull people or objects towards him while staying in place.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The foolish to Keicho's responsible, since he's dim-witted and doesn't know how to use his powers well. That being said, he has a better moral character and doesn't end up responsible for the deaths of several innocents in a poorly thought-out attempt to Mercy Kill his father, so this is zig-zagged.
  • Guttural Growler: The anime gives Okuyasu a very coarse, raspy voice.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Is initially very callous to Josuke, flat-out admitting that he doesn't owe Josuke anything for sparing his life, but once his brother is killed by Red Hot Chili Pepper and he has to make decisions on his own, Okuyasu becomes a significantly nicer person, and even best friends with Josuke.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Josuke. They are almost always seen hanging out together.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • During the Shigechi's Harvest arc, Okuyasu ends up striking a balance between Josuke's "spend everything at once" mentality and Shigechi's stinginess; he's greedy like them, but more frugal. It was Okuyasu who had the patience to look through the lottery tickets when the other two were fine with throwing them away, and when all was said and done, Okuyasu opts to put his money in savings rather than go on a spending spree. This was foreshadowed by the money symbols and the word "BILLION" sported on his custom-made school uniform.
    • In the manga, Koichi mentioned that Okuyasu's saved up enough money to last him five or six years to support both himself and his father.
    • The climactic battle reveals that Okuyasu is good at handling animals as he was able to rescue and tame Gatta/Stray Cat, who had been used by Kira to provide Killer Queen some air bubbles for attacks. After that, Gatta/Stray Cat acted like a normal house cat.
    • It's hinted that constant reliance on Keicho to care for him in the past, combined with enduring his older brother's belittling, has left Okuyasu relying on others to make decisions he can't make, preferring not to do it himself. He grows out of this in the final battle through Character Development; after he was put near death by Killer Queen's attacks, he meets Keicho's spirit, who asked him where he wanted to go. Okuyasu ultimately decided for himself and chose to save Josuke.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: How he's initially defeated. Josuke doesn't even need to lay a finger on him, because he accidentally KO's himself with his own powers.
  • Hot-Blooded: Fitting his idiotic personality, Okuyasu tends to act first before thinking. Especially when he is angered and then he becomes highly irrational.
  • Idiot Hero: And well aware of it. Notice that he tends to attach himself to people who actually think before they act.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: After learning that Koichi and Yukako are a couple, he begins bawling profusely, and it's played for laughs.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He may be crass and impulsive, but his heart is very much in the right place.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: He and his father adopt Gatta/Stray Cat after Kira's death. Even during the final battle, he is able to calm down the otherwise violent animal-turned-plant quite quickly in order to neutralize him as a threat upon grabbing him in his hand. It's telling when Gatta/Stray Cat doesn't attack any more people after that.
  • Kindhearted Simpleton: Downplayed, as he's more of a Jerk with a Heart of Gold than usual examples.
  • Lethal Joke Character: The Hand erases from existence anything it swipes. This would be one of the single most dangerous Stands in the franchise if it was being used by... well, anyone smarter than Okuyasu.
    • One of the most dramatic examples of the power of The Hand comes during the final fight against Kira. After Kira loses the element of surprise, Okuyasu is able to completely No-Sell Kira's air bombs.
    • The Anime sound effect for The Hand erasing things is either the same as, or very similar to, The World's time stop. That probably says something about The Hand's power.
  • Likes Older Women: In a callback to Kakyoin from Part 3, he stated that both Josuke's mom and Shigechi's mom are hot.
  • Manly Tears: The only time Okuyasu's crying isn't played for laughs is when he overhears the ordeal between Keicho and their father.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: With two notable examples:
    • First time was when he defeated Red Hot Chili Pepper, but it tricked him into creating a hole near an electric cable, recharging him and nearly taking his life.
    • Another occasion when he was tricked yet again by Yoshihiro Kira, Yoshikage's father, into releasing him, who had been trapped by Jotaro earlier, allowing him to escape with the Arrow.
  • Non-Uniform Uniform: His school uniform is made quite distinct by the giant dollar sign lapel in front and the "BILLION" printed on the sleeve.
  • No-Sell: Thanks to the Hand's erasing abilities, he's able to neutralize Killer Queen's explosives.
  • Not Quite Dead: In the final battle, Okuyasu comes back from getting a large chunk of his abdomen blown to smithereens. Just in time to save Josuke, too!
  • Out of Focus: After the defeat of Akira, Okuyasu gets less screentime than Josuke, Koichi, and even Rohan. He has never won a single fight alone and all his appearances are to support Josuke.
  • Personality Powers: The Hand has the ability to erase anything it swipes at, including the distance between people, which reflects Okuyasu's desire to solve problems quickly without thinking about them too much.
  • Portal Cut: Okuyasu personally believes that this is how The Hand's ability works, but claims that he has no idea where the portal leads.
  • Powerful, but Incompetent: The Hand is a Stand with a speed and physical strength that's almost on par with Star Platinum, and has the ability to erase space just by swinging his right hand. This bestows its user with short-range teleportation, and allows not only to No-Sell any attack aimed at him, but also erase anyone and anything from existence. The problem is that its user, Okuyasu, is, for lack of a better word, a Hot-Blooded dimwit who often acts first before thinking through.
  • Power Palms: With a single swipe (or more) from his Stand's arms, Okuyasu can make things "disappear" — either objects or distance. There's a reason his Stand is called The Hand, after all.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Josuke's Blue because he is short-tempered (more) aggressive and dim-witted.
  • Simpleminded Wisdom:
    • When Okuyasu has to determine which of two SPW workers is really Akira, his solution is to punch both of them because he doesn't have time to figure it out. Luckily for the real SPW worker, he gets it right on the first try.
    • It takes Okuyasu a bit of prompting to warm up to the various dishes at Antonio's restaurant and how best to eat them (i.e. eating the cheese and tomatoes together, trusting the spiciness of the pasta to be a non-issue once eaten properly) but once he does, he's describing his culinary experiences in a level of detail fit for a professional gourmand.
  • Spanner in the Works: Serves as one in the climactic battle against Kira. After making a surprise Big Damn Heroes entrance to save Josuke, Okuyasu uses The Hand to "swipe" Stray Cat away from Killer Queen's body, and tames the cat plant until it becomes docile. After that, things just start going a steep slope down for Kira.
  • Supporting the Monster Loved One: In contrast with his brother, his relationship with his father became trying to cure him instead of kill him. There's a scene of them eating together at Tonio's restaurant.
  • Theme Naming: The Nijimura family has a numerical theme naming trend. "Oku" is the Japanese word for the number 100,000,000 (one hundred million).
  • Took a Level in Badass: Yes, it's even possible with a Stand that's as broken as The Hand. In his first fight, he ends up KO'ing himself due to the ignorance of his Stand's teleportation physics. In his last fight, he teleports Josuke out of the way of a lethal blow, and completely neutralizes Stray Cat's threat in the span of a few seconds.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: The Hand is one of the most terrifyingly powerful Stands in the series due to its ability to erase anything it swipes with its right hand, and its physical stats aren't half-bad either if for some reason he can't erase something. If Okuyasu used it correctly, he could potentially beat nearly any Stand user in the series simply by erasing the space between himself and his foe before using another swipe to erase his opponent. Unfortunately for Okuyasu (and luckily for the plot), he's far too slow-witted to properly make use of his abilities much of the time.
  • The Worf Effect: Despite being billed as a terrifyingly powerful Stand, The Hand almost never gets a chance to show it. The enemy is either often too quick to be caught, or their own Stand powers just bypasses and neutralizes Okuyasu entirely.
  • Younger Than They Look: Looks even less of a teenager than Josuke despite being the same age as him.
  • You Will Not Evade Me: The Hand's power can be used to "erase" the space between himself and his opponent, allowing him to pull Josuke towards him whenever he tried to keep his distance.

    Rohan Kishibe 

Rohan Kishibe (Stand: Heaven's Door)

Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai (TV anime, Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan OVA, Last Survivor), Vic Mignogna (TV anime EN), Landon McDonald (Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan OVA EN), Hiroshi Kamiya (All-Star Battle and Eyes of Heaven), Irwin Daayán (Latin American Spanish, Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan OVA)
Heaven's Door 

"Did you think the great Kishibe Rohan draws comics because he wants money!? I draw comics because I want to be read! That's the one and only reason. I couldn't care less about anything else!"

A mangaka noted for his incredible success at just 20 years old and his extremely eccentric personality. His Stand is Heaven's Door, which makes the first person who sees a new artwork of his (and tracing his finger in the air is adequate) into an "open book" that he can freely read and write notes in. With these notes, he can alter people's personalities with phrases like "I cannot attack Rohan Kishibe" or "I speak fluent Italian"; even things like "I will fly backward 10 meters" will have an effect.

Rohan is often roped into paranormal events while conducting research for his latest manga. He is notable for being featured in a variety of spinoffs to the main Jojo story, including the series Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan, Rohan at the Louvre, and Kishibe Rohan Meets Gucci.

His Stand, Heaven's Door, is named after the song "Knockin on Heaven's Door", by Bob Dylan.

  • Anti-Hero: Mostly a Nominal Hero since he tends to be rude, callous, and sociopathic. Though it should be noted that when the situation's dire enough, he's capable of sacrificing himself for others.
  • Anime Hair: Averted with the jagged bit, which is actually a headband. His actual hair counts, an undercut that resembles a paintbrush, which is fitting due to his profession.
  • Asshole Victim: Josuke justifies trying to scam him out of money by calling him a jerk who deserves it.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: His hair looks like the bristles of a paintbrush.
  • Author Appeal: Araki likes to draw peeling skin. Heaven's Door turns people into books where the victim's skin has to peel open to see its contents.
  • Author Avatar: Rohan is sometimes seen as a representation of Araki. Rohan is also a mangaka, and his Stand, Heaven's Door, lets him open people up like books so he can read their personal information and write commands, very symbolic for someone who represents the series' creator, lives in the JoJo version of Araki's hometown, has similar philosophies of writing manga, and Araki would personally prefer Heaven's Door as his own stand, but there are several differences. For instance, Rohan despises Josuke, despite Araki stating that Josuke is his favorite character and Rohan thinks Americans have no taste (though he has furniture from the set of Pretty Woman), but JJBA is famous for its inspiration from western culture. Apparently, Araki dislikes when fans are intimidated by him due to his similarities with the (actually frightening) Rohan Kishibe, as Araki is terribly laid-back and wishes to be seen as someone who strangers can relax around. Yet it's kind of hard to relax around someone who the fans jokingly claim is an immortal vampire that ages backward.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Several of his outfits throughout the series has this.
  • Berserk Button: Anyone mocking manga in general does not sit well with him.
  • Breakout Character: After his introduction in the story, he became a sort of "bonus" protagonist. Very popular among the fans, he is also The Protagonist in several Spinoff stories such as the "Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe" one-shots.
  • Brutal Honesty: Really, really brutal.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Decided to repeatedly mock Josuke's hair in the climax of their fight... it didn't end well.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's a very capable mangaka, but he has a lot of quirks.
  • ...But He Sounds Handsome: A meta example; while he reads Koichi's memories, he comments on how amazing his adventures have been. That's Araki writing through his not-quite-Author Avatar about how the fourth chapter of his own manga is exciting and interesting so far.
  • Call-Forward: According to Episode 16: At A Confessional, in the time of his recuperation after the battle against Josuke, he went to Italy to do researching for Pink Dark Boy. The next arc, Vento Aureo, is set in Italy.
  • The Cameo: He's briefly name-dropped in Stone Ocean as one of the few mangaka who are still making their deadlines after Made in Heaven takes effect. It's also stated that other artists are failing because the ink on their pens is drying before they can touch them to paper, so that means that Rohan is taking his ability to simply splash ink on the page from a distance, already established in part 4, to even more impossible levels.
  • Cerebus Retcon: According to the Jorge Joestar novel, Rohan being unaffected by Made in Heaven wasn't a joke. Rohan was so utterly absorbed in his work that Made in Heaven simply didn't affect him and he carried over into the next universe unchanged. Of course said novel is a non-canon Crack Fic written by the author, so take that as you will.
  • Characterization Marches On: Initially, he's portrayed as being reclusive, extremely rude, and possibly even mentally unstable. As time went on, those traits got toned down considerably to where he seemed more eccentric than anything else. He almost seems like a different character in the one-shots compared to how he seemed at his first appearance.
    • His Stand, Heaven's Door, also subtly evolves after Rohan's debut arc. Originally it required looking at a page he had drawn to activate, and left the victim largely paralyzed but conscious and required him to manually erase the memory of being affected by it. In later arcs, he first gains the ability to activate it by drawing in midair, until it settles on having a psychic manifestation that Rohan can see and talk through like the other protagonists' stands. It also renders its victim unconscious while under its effect, with no memory of the stand's activation.
  • Creative Sterility: Fears this to the point that he reluctantly signs up for strange assignments to attain "inspiration" even though he can just tell at a glance that they're bound to go sideways.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Later activations involve instantaneous death, but when Bites the Dust kills Rohan, he experiences a series of smaller explosions in different areas of his body without immediately dying before blowing up entirely.
  • Curiosity Killed the Cast: Despite having one of the most broken Stands in Part 4, Rohan constantly falls for traps set by enemy Stand users due to his curiosity. Cheap Trick would never have latched on him if he hadn't gone out of his way to see the original user's back. It doesn't help that he's fairly short-sighted outside of his work.
  • Deadpan Snarker: If there's anyone willing to make snide comments, it's definitely Rohan.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Zigzagged. He always considers himself on good terms with Koichi following their initial encounter, but he despises Josuke to his very core. And although his main motivation for stopping Kira is what Reimi did for him, Rohan can't bring himself to admit this to her until it's too late.
  • Defiant to the End: When he's cornered by Highway Star, which demands that he lure Josuke into a trap or be fatally sucked dry, Rohan replies with his iconic line, "I refuse!"
  • Determinator: Even if he is beaten bloody and a bookshelf has fallen on him, he will still pick up a pen and write down inspiration, such as the story behind Josuke's hairstyle. In the words of Koichi, "good and bad aside, his work ethic is truly commendable".
  • Distressed Dude: In the Highway Star arc, he falls into the respective Stand's trap in a tunnel and Josuke has to hunt down the user to save him.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: In the TV anime, he appears as a silhouette in the crowd watching the robbery that Josuke foils.
  • Eccentric Artist: He is eccentric, arrogant, reclusive, and initially comes across as sociopathic, though he shows his nicer side later.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: He's none too happy about Reimi calling him "Rohannie" in the Crunchyroll subs ("Rohan-chan" in the original Japanese), thinking it's overly familiar. At the time, he doesn't know that she was his babysitter back when he was four.
  • Equivalent Exchange: The real ability of his grandmother's Gucci bag. It "stores" the value of money and other high-priced goods inside of it and provides items of equivalent worth that the user requires when they are desperately in need.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Licking a dead spider to see how it tastes.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: When he discovers that a Gucci bag he inherited from his late grandmother might have been cursed to steal from her whenever she put objects of high monetary value inside, he travels all the way to Italy's main outlet to have them "fix" the bag on principle.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Even back when he was evil, he was openly repulsed by Hazamada's actions after reading him with Heaven's Door.
  • Fiction 500: The wealth gained from the popularity of his manga allows him to buy Gucci, Armani, and mountain ranges with enough money to make Scrooge McDuck green with envy. The last of those temporarily bankrupted him, mind.
    • Earlier, he bets several million yens with Josuke acting like it's chump change and is more pissed about not finding out how he cheats at dice than his house burning down, treating the high repair costs announced by his architect as negligible inconveniences.
  • Freudian Excuse: His proclivities toward the horror genre, mystery-solving, and general unpleasantness can all be traced back to a very repressed and very traumatic childhood experience involving a serial killer attacking his home when he was a child and murdering his babysitter.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: While they do appreciate his contributions to the investigation, nearly everyone agrees that Rohan is an extremely unpleasant individual. Even Koichi is still unnerved around him from time to time. This suits Rohan just fine, since he has little interest in the rest of them in return, beyond being his allies in uncovering Kira. The only exceptions to this are with Koichi, the only friend he truly likes, Joseph Joestar, an elderly man that he respects, Jotaro, a veteran fighter he respects somewhat begrudgingly, and Josuke, the only friend he really hates.
    • When Josuke tries cheating Rohan at cee-lo, he states the only reason he puts up with Josuke was due to his connection to Koichi and Joseph.
    • Though by the time of the Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe spinoffs, he and Josuke seem to be on better terms.
  • God Mode: His Stand amounts to this, especially once it becomes clear in Rohan au Louvre that he can even use it on himself. He can make it impossible for others to attack him, and if he had just a little more motivation, he could have been one of the most fearsome characters in the series with it.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Sure, he's a jerk, but he's more or less on the side of good; he may have used people for their stories, but he is one of the most proactive characters searching for Kira.
  • Haunted Hero: From the manga to the one-shots, every story about Rohan involves him encountering ghosts.
  • Hero of Another Story: Is this in Rohan at the Louvre, a graphic novel written by Araki where he investigates a supposedly cursed painting at the Louvre in Paris.
  • Heroic Build: In his spin-off adventures, he's noticeably less skinny with many of his more sinister and creepy facial traits either being downplayed or removed entirely.
  • Hey, You!: In the D.N.A. one-shot, Rohan meets Yukako Yamagishi but genuinely doesn't remember her name, so he addresses her with "you" for a time before asking for her name, which irritates her.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: He tends to cover up his true feelings with his arrogance, although he is not without his sincere moments, as seen when bidding farewell to the ghost of Reimi Sugimoto.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Rohan's expressed desire not to be bothered hides his true wish to experience an extraordinary adventure.
  • Inseries Nickname: Reimi calls him "Rohan-chan/Little Rohan/Rohannie" because she used to be his babysitter. Everyone else calls him "Rohan-sensei".
  • Insufferable Genius: He's an incredibly talented artist with a keen eye and attention for detail, but also a callous, unkind Jerkass.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Outside of Koichi, the only person he seems to be friendly with is the elderly Joseph. The two have a number of friendly talks and Joseph seems curious about Rohan's manga.
  • It's All About Me: And he's right to a degree. Just not in the manner he expected or wanted.
  • It's Personal: He's even more motivated to bring down Kira when he learns that one of Kira's victims once babysat him at her home on the same night Kira chose to start his murdering spree. She neglected her own safety so she could ensure that Rohan would not be killed as well. Suffice to say that Rohan becomes determined to repay her sacrifice.
  • Jerkass: He's nice enough to his fans at first glance, but once you get to know him, Rohan is really not that nice of a guy. He's constantly looking down on others, and wants nothing to do with anyone that doesn't help him further his work. Said furthering work can even involve forcing people against their will to be used as resources for inspiration for his manga. Even beyond his obsession with his work, Rohan is obsessed with winning and never lowering his guard. He's a stubborn, prideful individual that rarely has time for kindness.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Rohan is a rude person overall but he is still on the good guy's side and seems to have taken a liking to Koichi.
  • Kryptonite Is Everywhere: After learning to draw Heaven's Door in midair, his power basically amounts to "if you can see him and he knows you're there, he wins." Because of this, every opponent he goes up against after his Heel–Face Turn is either immune to Heaven's Door or has some way to negate it, at which he then either has to find a cleverer way to defeat it or gets his ass handed to him.
  • Lack of Empathy: Caused by a combination of his inborn eccentricity and his pride in his skills as an artist, Rohan believes that normal people are a waste of his precious time, and will ONLY show his barely kind and caring side to those who earn his respect. He does slowly gain some after befriending Koichi.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: By turning people's flesh into pages, he can rip the pages out, taking their memories and weight.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Spends the majority of his introduction mind probing others against their will, only to pummeled by Josuke as a result of abusing Koichi's knowledge about his friend's red buttons.
  • Lean and Mean: A tall young man with a rangy physique who is definitely on the rude side when it comes to his behavior.
  • A Man Of Wealth And Taste: Wealthy, yes. Buys top classy brands, oh definitely. Taste? Well... His are as "different" as his personality.
  • Mind Probe: The power of his Stand, Heaven's Door. Learning people's deepest secrets and giving them unbreakable mental commands are just the beginning.
  • Meaningful Name: In Rohan au Louvre, he explains that his parents combined the characters for "tied to" and "the ephemeral" to give him the name "Rohan". This explains why he seems to always attract wandering spirits.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Especially after Art Evolution kicks in and makes him significantly more handsome compared to his debut appearance. Not to mention Rohan has an Unlimited Wardrobe and is almost always wearing clothes that bares his navel.
  • Most Writers Are Writers: Obviously shares the same profession as Araki and is one of the main characters in Part 4 and the protagonist of several spin-offs.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: He has, without a doubt, the MOST EPIC drawing skills EVER.
  • Muse Abuse: Type B; He's both incredibly talented and desperate for his work to be read. To suit this, he uses Heaven's Door to turn anyone with life experiences interesting to him into a muse, one he can control and puts at risk of dying from all the pages of their life he tears out. When Hazamada vomits in disgust at how far he goes for a story, he immediately becomes fascinated and tries to draw it. Even after getting beaten half to death by Josuke, he still seeks a pen and paper to write down the experience on.
  • Nerves of Steel: Unflinchingly rips his own finger off with a pen to demonstrate his determination to prove Josuke was cheating at dice. Downplayed since Josuke could (and did) heal him afterward.
  • Nice Hat: Heaven's Door has one.
  • No Export for You: Invoked. His comics have Taiwanese and French translations, but no English. According to Rohan, the American industry has no taste and won't publish him.
  • No Eye in Magic: His Heaven's Door works on eye contact with his works, so closing your eyes is a simple but effective strategy. Barring that, being incapable of comprehending it, such as being in a literal blind rage, is effective in a pinch, as demonstrated by Josuke.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: If one seems interesting enough to him, he will try to literally read them like a book.
  • Odd Friendship: With Koichi Hirose. He is the one person Rohan does consider his friend.
  • One-Liner: From the Highway Star arc:
    "I refuse!"
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe - The Run opens with Rohan saying he did something wrong. Even after his Heel–Face Turn, he never does that.
  • Otaku: Unsurprisingly, for a manga artist. In order to afford to buy the mountain range, he had to sell his copies of Rurouni Kenshin and his Sailor Moon figures.
  • Personality Powers: Heaven's Door is perfect for someone with writer's block.
  • Pretty Freeloaders: Shortly after Part 4, he bankrupts himself by buying a mountain that was set to be demolished because it was a muse of sorts, resulting in him mooching off of Koichi's family and then Okuyasu's.
  • Progressively Prettier: In his debut arc, he started out very plain-looking with some tendency to make creepy expressions. After Araki's drastic style change in the middle of the story, he becomes one of the most well-known Bishonens of Part 4.
  • Psychic-Assisted Suicide: Heaven's Door is fully capable of inflicting this on others. He threatens to force Okuyasu Nijimura to burn himself to death with a lighter in order to force Josuke to face him head-on, as opposed to running away and getting help.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: Invoked In-Universe. Rohan is obsessed to gain every possible type of data from the real world for his research to make his work feel as "realistic" as possible.
    • It's also another point to bring up in the whole Author Avatar thing. In the author's note section of volume 35, Araki wrote that he's against environmental destruction, and brings up that he recently visited his hometown, and a mountain that was there has been bulldozed to make room for a housing complex. Pretty much the same thing happened to Rohan in Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe - Mutsukabekaza, but Rohan just bought the entire mountain range instead of letting it get bulldozed, going bankrupt in the process. So, it's pretty obvious that Araki didn't take this lying down.
  • Reclusive Artist: An In-Universe example, and he's somewhat infamous for it. A side note states that if someone tries to visit him, he'll usually pretend he's not home.
  • Rewriting Reality: His Stand, Heaven's Door, has the ability to alter a target's thoughts, memories, and even their physical space. It even makes them capable of doing physically impossible things if he wishes - he saves Josuke from the hands of the dead by writing "Josuke flies backwards at 70 KPH" in him. As of Rohan au Louvre, he can even use the ability on himself.
    • It's offhandedly mentioned that Rohan also used it to write "Fluent in Italian" in Koichi prior to Part 5. That's right, he can bestow actual knowledge even if neither he or the recipient know it already.
  • Rummage Sale Reject: Seriously, try to find one scene where he's wearing anything resembling normal clothes. Good luck.
  • Sequential Artist: Rohan is not quite Araki's Author Avatarhere , and Araki himself has mentioned in interviews that his personality is nothing like Rohan's despite the superficial similarities, but he is a distillation and exaggeration of Araki's philosophy on creating manga.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: He bought a few mountains in order to stop construction so he could proceed with research for his manga in an undisturbed environment. He went bankrupt in the process, but money is never an object to him anyway.
  • Screw the Money, I Have Rules!: When Josuke attempts to trick him into betting enormous amounts of money in a gambling game involving an alien disguised as dice, Rohan becomes so focused on figuring out how Josuke cheats that he fails to notice that his very expensive home is on fire. He then proceeds to ignore the fire entirely, still hell-bent on figuring out Josuke's scheme. Later on, it is shown that he was quick to pay for the extremely high housing repair costs incurred due to the fire without so much as batting an eyelash.
  • Sense Freak: Once cut open a spider and licked it so he can draw it better.
  • Shōnen: Apparently Rohan's editors believed that he needed more large-breasted female characters for his manga to be successful. It seems that his manga, Pink Dark Boy, is an action story full of young men and was able to become a massive hit even without the addition of more female characters. Building upon this, he is particularly drawn to Koichi as the lad exhibits several laudable traits associated with the genre.
  • Skewed Priorities: He's so focused on catching Josuke cheating at the dice game that he ignores the fire breaking out in his house.
  • Story Within a Story: The author of Pink Dark Boy, a wildly popular manga that Koichi and Hazamada are fans of. Heaven's Door takes a very similar appearance to its protagonist.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: One of his favorite things is to find someone who thinks they're hot shit offering things to lesser beings, and then say "No" straight to their faces.
  • Sole Survivor: Of the murders in the Sugimoto household. A four-year-old Rohan was spending the night in Reimi's home with her and her dog Arnold, but they were attacked by Yoshikage Kira; Reimi's fast intervention saved Rohan's life, but she and Arnold were slain.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Though not to the extent of characters in other parts, Rohan is absent or distracted during several critical fights in Part 4, because otherwise his Stand would easily tip the balance in favor of the heroes.
  • Tempting Fate: When he uses Heaven's Door on Hayato Kawajiri, one of his pages doesn't have anything on it except for a warning not to read further. Heaven's Door is supposed to only reveal personal information, so something like this makes absolutely no sense. Rohan continues reading anyway and gets killed by Bites the Dust.
  • Third-Person Person: He sometomes refer to himself as "kono Kishibe Rohan," a bit like how Dio called himself "kono Dio."
  • Took a Level in Kindness: While still a pretentious grouch, his spin-off adventures show him to be a tad nicer since he has since gotten closure on a number of mysteries that plagued him in his youth.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: Is almost never seen wearing the same outfit, as each new arc has him wear an entirely different outfit, or in some cases, as shown in the anime, a Palette Swap of another.
  • Weirdness Magnet: And not limited to people with Stands.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He punches Ken when he becomes too annoying with his challenge to Rock-Paper-Scissors. Unfortunately, a punch counts as rock.
  • Write What You Know: Invoked. Like Araki, he believes in researching reality to improve his stories. Maybe unlike Araki, he does some extreme things for that purpose. Early on, he tortures a spider to see how it reacts to pain, then kills it... but not before tasting it with a casual lick.
  • Write Who You Know: In-universe example. Being able to literally read people like books comes in handy for when he needs inspiration for new characters...

    Reimi Sugimoto 

Reimi Sugimoto

Voiced by: Sayuri Hara (TV anime JP), Kira Buckland (TV Anime EN) Ryo Hirohashi (All-Star Battle)

The ghost of Yoshikage Kira's first victim. She clues in Koichi and Rohan to the presence of a serial killer in Morioh.

  • Adaptational Dye Job: While she was a brunette in the digital colored manga, her hair is pink in the anime.
  • Big Friendly Dog: Her dog Arnold, who was killed shortly before she was and remains with her in the afterlife as her ghostly companion. About the only negative is that his ghost still has the huge gash cut in his throat.
  • But Now I Must Go: At the end of the part, after Kira is finally defeated, Reimi and Arnold ascend to heaven.
  • Cool Big Sis: Was this to Rohan when he was 4 years old, as she was babysitting him on the night she was killed and prioritized his safety over her own.
  • Cute Ghost Girl: She is a very cute girl and Okuyasu immediately notes this when watching her photo.
  • Curtains Match the Windows: Her hair and eye colors are both pink in the anime.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Both a figurative and literal example. Both Reimi and Arnold, who are Kira's first victims, are the ones who condemn him to his Fate Worse than Death. Arnold literally bites Kira's hand off which caused him to turn around and be dragged away by the hands of Ghost Girl's Alley.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She pushed a toddler Rohan out of a window before Kira murdered her.
  • Jacob Marley Apparel: Kira apparently leaves the same scar on everyone he kills, and the scar also appears on their ghosts.
  • Mama Bear: To Rohan when he was younger, whom she saved before being murdered.
  • Meaningful Name: Aside from the Shout-Out below, "Rei" also means "spirit".
  • Nice Girl: To Koichi and Rohan, Reimi comes across as amiable, pleasant and supportive.
  • Non-Protagonist Resolver: Well, kinda. It's a half and half effort, Josuke and his friends do enough damage to end his threat and it just a odd stroke of fate that Kira is killed by the ambulance, so they did their job well enough on the mortal plane. Afterward, Kira continues to exist as a spirit with his Stand intact and intent on continuing his killing spree on anyone who enters the street. Reimi and her dog Arnold force him to turn around in the alley she resides in, causing his Stand and spirit to be destroyed, thus being the ones to completely finish a Jojo villain off.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: When she shows a person her scar, the reader never sees it. Given how much Gorn and Body Horror is in this series, one can only wonder how badly Kira used to mutilate people before Killer Queen gave him a cleaner way of handling corpses.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: After her death, she chose to stay in the space in between Morioh and the afterlife until Kira is stopped from killing again.
  • Quest Giver: As a ghost, she chooses to stay in Morioh in the hope of meeting someone willing to help her bring Kira, the man who has killed her and other girls, to justice. She introduces her story and the Big Bad to the main characters.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: She is very much a sweetie and the anime gave her pink hair.
  • Shout-Out: She and her dog Arnold are named after two Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd singles, See Emily Play ("Reimi" is an anagram of "Emiri") and Arnold Layne.
  • Troll: Told her the tale of her death as a ghost story to screw with Rohan for mocking her nail polish. Later after she freaked them out did she do her Quest Giver thing.

    Hayato Kawajiri (SPOILERS

Hayato Kawajiri

Voiced by: Rina Sato (TV anime JP), Laura Stahl (TV anime EN), Yuko Sato (All-Star Battle)

"Sometimes I wonder if I was born to parents with no love for each other."

Kosaku Kawajiri's son.

  • Action Survivor: When you're a little kid with no psychic powers to speak of, evading and exposing the serial killer who stole your father's face tends to be a rather harrowing task.
  • Arch-Enemy: In some sense, Hayato is this to Kira more than Josuke himself. Case in point: he found that he has replaced his father, defeats "Bites the Dust" by calling Josuke early and tricking Kira into revealing his identity in front of him, but not before attempting to assassinate him with Stray Cat's ability, and assists Josuke during the last battle when Kira used Okuyasu's body like a bomb, by touching Okuyasu's body and triggering the bomb early, betting that Josuke could heal him fast enough to survive the explosion.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Despite Josuke's strength and own cleverness, Kira's defeat was partly due to Hayato's involvement. While Hayato cannot see Stands or even fight Kira, Hayato was able to figure out that Kira cannot create multiple bombs and that Kira is not immune to their effects. Likewise, Hayato was able to deduce that Kira booby-trapped Okuyasu's body in hopes of killing Josuke, managing to stop Josuke before he touched Okuyasu's body.
  • Back from the Dead: He attempts to blackmail Kira by revealing that he has further evidence that will be found by authorities in the case of his death, but his threats only anger Kira, who uses Killer Queen to dispatch him. Immediately after, Kira begins to panic and is spontaneously pierced by the Arrow. With his new ability, "Bites the Dust", he activates a time loop that restores Hayato to life.
  • Badass Boast: When Kira is surrounded on all sides by Josuke and the others, Hayato declares that no matter how fate may be on his side, no matter how many opportunities may come his way, none of that can measure up to the heart of justice that they have brought to bear. This serves as the lynchpin for Kira's breakdown.
  • Badass Normal: Not only does he have no Stand power, he's an elementary school kid with no combat experience to speak of. Despite this, he's the first person to catch on to the villain, and he subsequently escapes his elaborate trap, throws himself in harm's way in a determined attempt to make sure Kira gets what he deserves, and he becomes the only non-Stand user in the series that has ever managed to defeat a Stand user (Stray Cat) until part 7, albeit non-violently. He more than qualifies.
  • Break the Cutie: A lot of crap happens to this poor boy, and boy oh boy, is it a long Trauma Conga Line.
  • Character Development: Hayato is initially aloof and cold, specially towards his mother, who he rarely even bothers to speak to. After realizing that a serial killer murdered and supplanted his father, he stops taking his mother for granted and swears to protect her from Kira. He then begins acting warmer and nicer towards her, like kissing her goodbye in the cheek or telling her that he'll wait with her for his father to come after Kira is killed, knowing that she'll need all the support she can get once she learns the Awful Truth.
  • Creepy Child: Hayato is a quiet boy who spends most of his time in his bedroom. He rarely speaks to his parents, preferring to spy on them with electronic devices he has planted in their room. According to his mother, he has no close friends.
  • Determinator: Despite being a young child, he has one of the most determined and persistent streaks of anyone in the series. During the finale, he even intentionally sets off one of Kira's bombs, having faith that Josuke would heal him before he could die of catastrophic blood loss.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: His long hair makes him rather androgynous-looking. Not especially weird, since he's prepubescent.
  • 11th-Hour Ranger: Though he's on Kira's case from the moment he enters his life in the last third of the story, he only formally meets the gang during the penultimate arc of the story, which leads directly into the final battle. Still, he's instrumental in both of these fights, even without a Stand.
  • Kid Hero: As an 11-year-old elementary student, he's of the youngest heroes in the series and the most active out of the past child characters. It's almost unsettling how far he's willing to go to defeat Kira; he's rigged cameras all over the house to monitor for him, fully intended to kill him with Stray Cat's air bullets, and was completely willing to commit a Heroic Sacrifice in two separate situations to save other people.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Tries to kill himself with a box cutter when Bites The Dust is about to trigger and kill Josuke's group. Unfortunately for him, Bites The Dust is designed to keep him alive.
  • Muggle: He has no Stand powers and knows nothing about Stands, but he is capable of seeing Kira's slayings with Bite the Dust due to being its carrier and understands that he has powers of some sort. The anime adaptation also makes him the first (and so far only) Non-User to see a Stand that doesn't have a corporeal form like Superfly when Bites The Dust sits on his chest as he's being flung back from the loop where Josuke, Jotaro, Okuyasu, and Koichi died.
  • Papa Wolf: Inverted; ironic in that, being just a child, he's willing to die and even kill to protect his mother from Kira in the guise of his father.
  • Properly Paranoid: He places hidden cameras around the house and films his father while he is going to work for months, because he suspects that he has been replaced by someone who looks exactly the same.
  • Reality Ensues: Hayato thinks that blackmailing a healthy adult man who is a dangerous and unrepentant serial killer will be enough for him to leave his mother alone. Naturally, Kira quickly kills him with no problem, which would have been the result even if Kira didn't have a stand.
  • Snooping Little Kid: Spies on his parents and eventually uncovers the main villain.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Hayato's father was killed, his face literally ripped off to provide a serial killer a cover to hide his identity with. His mother falls in love with said disguised serial killer, not knowing of the true nature of her "husband". When Hayato figures out the truth, Kira proceeds to turn him into a Stand-triggered bomb that will kill anyone who tries to investigate Kira; it also traps Hayato in a never-ending "Groundhog Day" Loop for each time the bomb is triggered. The bomb's victims also happen to include his friends and he is forced to watch as they are killed gruesomely in front of him. When he finally figures out how Bites The Dust works, he tries to kill himself with an Exacto knife (it fails, due to Bites the Dust keeping him alive), then nearly dies again by touching Okuyasu's mortally injured body so the bomb Kira sets kills Hayato instead, with only the faith that Josuke can heal him before he dies. And even though Kira was defeated, killed, and posthumously punished as a spirit, Hayato still wasn't satisfied with the resolution because it meant his father's killer basically got off scot-free for his crimes. In the epilogue, his mother foregoes eating dinner in favor of waiting for a husband and father who will never come back, causing Hayato to break down in tears and offer to wait with her, not wanting to break his mother's heart by telling her the ugly truth.
  • Tyke Bomb: A literal one in that Kira uses him as a carrier of Bites the Dust to kill the rest of the cast.
  • Weak, but Skilled: See Badass Normal. Despite being a little boy with no special abilities, he's able to figure out how Stands work (to a remarkably accurate extent) without any outside assistance, and with his observational and deductive skills is able to defeat a Stand (Stray Cat) without a Stand of his own, and even manages to use Stray Cat to land what would have been a killshot on Kira if it wasn't for Kira being insanely lucky. During the final battle, he spends a lot of time acting as the brains while Josuke (and friends) do the actual fighting.
  • Walking Spoiler: Of a sort. His role in the story is directly connected to the fact that his real dad has been killed and replaced by Yoshikage Kira.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Hayato is very observative and intelligent for a child his age. Lampshaded by Josuke.
    "You are really just a grade schooler?"
  • Why Am I Ticking?: Hayato himself is unaffected, but him carrying Bites the Dust leads to the deaths of all the heroes, not that it sticks.
  • You Killed My Father: While his opposition to Kira is predominantly about protecting his still-living mother, in the finale, he reveals that part of his animosity stems from Kira killing his father, the real Kosaku, in order to impersonate him. Even after Kira's defeat and death, Hayato still wanted him punished for his father's murder so he could get proper closure.

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