Noriaki Kakyoin (花京院 典明,Kakyōin Noriaki) was confirmed to return for All-Star Battle R during the game's initial announcement trailer.
His moveset is fundamentally the same as his from All-Star Battle, with a few tweaks being made to both balance the character and fit him into the overall gameplay tweaks that All-Star Battle R brought.
Replacing Kōji Yusa, Daisuke Hirakawa reprises his role as Kakyoin's voice actor from the Stardust Crusaders anime adaptation. As with the majority of the game's roster, voicelines for Kakyoin were either added or re-recorded.
Kakyoin has 1000 health and uses the Stand (スタンド,Sutando) Battle Style, fighting foes with Hierophant Green. During a fight, he can use several different attacks that were featured in Stardust Crusaders.
The player's defense is increased. The opponent's attack power is increased. The opponent's health continuously refills.
1. Land a First Attack: 1000 G 2. Land the "Hierophant's Barrier" skill: Hierophant Green Publicity Artwork 3. Land a Great Heat Attack: Kakyoin's Theme 4. Win with a Dramatic Finish: Kakyoin Special Outfit A
Kakyoin: I'm gonna unravel the secret of your Stand, DIO! DIO: You fool. Know this... the power of The World allows you to rule over everything!
Kakyoin: I got it! It's time! He can stop time itself!
DIO: You haven't even noticed that you're dead. No way you would ever realize it...
Stand: Hierophant Green. Has a reserved and honorable personality. He takes the lead in the showdown with DIO, and despite being mortally wounded, manages to warn Joseph about The World's time-stopping abilities before taking his last breath.
Noriaki Kakyoin's long-range humanoid Stand, which can quickly unravel itself into a coil. It can strike at a range of over 100 meters, but with low power. Its Emerald Splash attacks are highly destructive, however. It can also turn itself into string to infiltrate the human body or form barriers.
Noriaki Kakyoin's long-range, humanoid Stand made of a coil that can unravel very fast. It can strike at a range of more than a 100m, but with low power. Its Emerald Splash attacks are highly destructible, however.