Stardust Crusaders - Episode 19

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Death Thirteen, Part 1 (死神13(デスサーティーン) その1 Desu Sātīn Sono Ichi)[1] is the nineteenth episode of Stardust Crusaders and the forty-fifth episode of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime. It covers Chapter 168 through Chapter 170 of the manga.

Kakyoin finds himself attacked by the Stand Death Thirteen in his nightmares. Meanwhile the evil baby Mannish Boy has managed to approach Joestar Group. Left without his Stand in his sleep, Kakyoin must somehow escape Death Thirteen.


Kakyoin discovers Death Thirteen's Tarot card in his dream

Kakyoin has a dream where he is in a deserted amusement park, accompanied only by a dog. Suddenly, the Death tarot card appears, and he is attacked by its image, the Stand Death Thirteen, killing the dog, before Polnareff wakes him up to tell him that they are on the way out of town. Kakyoin becomes concerned when he finds his hand has been cut in his sleep, and more so when he spots the dog he saw in his dreams, killed in the same manner as he saw in the dream.

When the two catch up with the others, Joseph is arguing with a man he had planned to rent a plane from, who has now refused to let him go as they need to get a baby to the hospital. Joseph offers to take the child with them, and a woman with the child agrees. As the group takes off, the woman says she must find the child's mother, admitting that the child, Mannish Boy, is not her own, and she was scared of his fangs. While in flight, both Kakyoin and Polnareff fall asleep and find themselves at the amusement park, again.

The group's plane crashes once again

Kakyoin tries to warn Polnareff that he was attacked in his dreams by a Stand, using the dead dog as proof, but Polnareff does not seem to pay much attention, until Death Thirteen makes itself known once more, attacking the two of them. They find that in their dreams they cannot summon their Stands to fight back, but before Death Thirteen lands a mortal blow on Polnareff, Joseph wakes him up to have him change the baby's diaper, leaving Kakyoin on his own.

Kakyoin carves seemingly strange words on his arm

As Death Thirteen is revealed to be the Stand of Mannish Boy, Kakyoin cuts his own arm, as he thrashes about in his sleep, causing Joseph to crash the plane. As the team sets up camp to prepare for rescue, Kakyoin sees that he has cut the words "Baby Stand" into his arm, leading him to realize that the child they have been taking with them is their attacker. He tries to warn the others, but they do not believe him, as Mannish Boy is pleased that his plans to kill the group are succeeding.


Arab Cessna Pilot
(1st appearance)
Arab Villager Lady
(1st appearance)
Mannish Boy
(1st appearance)
Death Thirteen
(1st appearance)


Script (脚本)
Shōgo Yasukawa[1]
ヤスカワ ショウゴ
Storyboard (絵コンテ)
加藤 敏幸
Episode Director (演出)
加藤 敏幸
Animation Director (作画監督)
小谷 杏子
横山 謙次
関崎 高明
常盤 健太郎
Animation Director Cooperation (作画監督協力)
糸井 恵
Assistant Chief Animation Director (総作画監督補)
芦谷 耕平
Mechanical Animation Director (メカ作画監督)
Hiroyasu Oda
小田 裕康
Key Animation (原画)
Kouki Shikiji
Yuji Tsuchiya
Shinji Abe
Kumiko Kawahara
Kyoko Kotani
Hitomi Shiroki
Hideyuki Sugiura
Yoon Young Tai
Takeshi Moriyama
Yasuhiro Saiki
Eiko Mishima
Akihide Muraji
Asuna Imahashi
Takaaki Sekizaki
Manabu Imura
Airi Ishikawa
Yoshinobu Ando
Masaki Takasaka
Toshihiro Irie
Sachiko Mori
式地 幸喜
土屋 友次
阿部 伸司
河原 久美子
小谷 杏子
白木 仁美
杉浦 英之
Yoon Young Tai
森山 剛史
才木 康寛
三島 詠子
村司 晃英
今橋 明日菜
関崎 高明
井村 学
石川 愛理
安藤 義信
高坂 雅基
入江 俊博
森 幸子
2nd Key Animation (第二原画)
Sae Akama
Takahiro Okawa
Aya Nishimura
Rie Arakawa
Yaichi Tonegawa
Arata Kawabata
Mitsuko Arasawa
Kaede Yasuda
Saaya Kume
Yuichiro Yamada
Yuri Yamamura
Tomoki Uekado
Kyoko Kotani
Kenji Yokoyama
Kentaro Tokiwa
Hiroyasu Oda
Megumi Itoi
Kohei Ashiya
Masahiko Komino
White Line
Kino Production
Doga Kobo
赤間 紗枝
西村 彩
荒川 理恵
刀根川 弥一
川端 新
荒澤 光子
泰田 楓
久米 沙綾
山田 雄一郎
山村 有理
上門 友喜
小谷 杏子
横山 謙次
常盤 健太郎
小田 裕康
糸井 恵
芦谷 耕平
小美野 雅彦
Design Cooperation (デザイン協力)
Eri Ogawa
Gakushi Maeda
Hiroshi Izumi
Ogura Kobo
小川 エリ
前田 学史
泉 寛
Eyecatch Illustration (アイキャッチ原画)
石本 峻一


SC Episode 19: Death Thirteen, Part 1
Start End Title OST Description

Nightmare World
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
Kakyoin in a strange theme park
Nightmare's Curse
Stardust Crusaders (World)
The Death card
The Plot Lurking in the Mist
Stardust Crusaders (World)
A strange baby
Nightmare World
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
Kakyoin and Polnareff in the dream
Nightmare's Curse
Stardust Crusaders (World)
Death Thirteen revealed
Apparent Crisis
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
Death Thirteen attacks Polnareff & Kakyoin
Powerful Enemy
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
Kakyoin left alone with Death 13
The Curtain Rises
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
Kakyoin gets excited
Fight to Antagonize
Stardust Crusaders (World)
The plane is crashing
Apparent Crisis
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
Kakyoin knifes himself
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
"Baby Stand"
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
Kakyoin is in a pickle
Walk Like an Egyptian
Walk Like an Egyptian
Fists of Platinum
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
Next Episode Preview


Here is a new episode for Toshiyuki Kato. It is in fact a pair of episodes of which he only directs the first one. Nonetheless, he managed to build a good basis for how things should go, set up norms and composition effects, and took care of many details. Thus, thanks to his help, everything was ready for the second episode, which went without a hitch.

Mannish Boy is a baby, but remains as fearsome as J.Geil or Dan. And with an opponent of this level, the story only becomes all the more engaging. Ikue Ootani marvelously played Mannish Boy by giving him a cute, but mean voice.

The portraying of the dream world had given us some problems; we had to be in tune on a sufficiently cohesive overall design. Thus, the difference between reality and the dream is really marked. We instantly know which side we are on.

This episode is a purgatory for Kakyoin. Not only does he tenaciously struggle alone, but his companions find him suspicious. But overall, he puts up a good performance and progresses slowly toward the end.
Naokatsu Tsuda, Blu-Ray limited edition commentaries



  • This is the first episode in Stardust Crusaders with a non-conventional preview, consisting of only Kakyoin sleeping and Mannish Boy crying in the background.