JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - Episode 12 (OVA)

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DIO's World - Kakyoin: Duel in the Barrier (DIO(ディオ)の世界 花京院 結界の死闘, DIO no Sekai: Kakyōin: Kekkai no Shitō) is the twelfth episode of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure OVA. It adapts Chapter 250 through Chapter 256 of the manga.


Night has fallen on Cairo. Joseph and Kakyoin drive through the streets of Cairo, ignorant of Jotaro or Polnareff's location. They discuss the incomprehensible power of DIO's Stand and Joseph expects DIO to come for him soon. Sure enough, DIO hijacks a car and forces Wilson Phillips, an American senator and owner of the car, to drive it.

Meanwhile, Jotaro has splintered his broken rib and is confused by DIO's power. Nonetheless, he is determined to fight the Vampire. DIO and Philips eventually catch up to Joseph's truck. Kakyoin sends Hierophant Green out to attack DIO but he easily resists the Emerald Splashes. DIO summons his Stand, The World who sends Hierophant flying with a single punch. Thankfully, Joseph speeds through train tracks, making DIO crash into a train, the Vampire is still unscathed.

During this reprieve, Kakyoin says that The World is very similar to Star Platinum but is still confused by it. The corpse of Wilson Philips then flies into the truck, making it crash. Joseph and Kakyoin must then flee on the rooftops. Nonetheless, Kakyoin has an idea to force DIO to reveal his power. After pursuing Joseph for a while, DIO finds himself surrounded by strings made of Hierophant Green shooting emeralds from all direction. When Kakyoin performs his all-out attack, DIO uses The World to stop time. That way he easily evades the projectiles, cuts through the barrier and punches the man in the stomach.

Kakyoin is sent flying into a water tank. Agonizing from his wound, Kakyoin understands the power of The World and due to his wounds, is forced to tip Joseph by destroying a clock tower. Kakyoin subsequently dies. While he flees, Joseph finally understands Kakyoin's message and also guesses that DIO cannot stop time for long but DIO attacks and makes him fall. Joseph incidentally meets Jotaro but DIO stops time and sends a knife into Joseph's throat. As he heals his ancient wounds, DIO's time stop increases in length. Angered, Jotaro advances to fight the Joestar Family's archnemesis.


Joseph Joestar
(Temporary death)
Wilson Phillips
(1st appearance) (Death)
The World
(1st appearance)
Hermit Purple
(Temporary death)


Script (脚本)
今 敏
Storyboard (絵コンテ)
今 敏
Episode Director (演出)
Yamanaka Eiji
山中 英治
Animation Director (作画監督)
Masahiro Kurio
栗尾 昌宏
Character Design (キャラクターデザイン)
羽山 淳一
Mechanical Animation Director (メカ作画監督)
Satoshi Shishido
宍戸 聡
Key Animation (原画)
Michiyo Suzuki
Hiroyuki Morita
Hiroyuki Uchida
Hiroshi Yoneda
Taketomo Ishikawa
Shigeyuki Suga
Katsumi Tamegai
Yoichi Mitsui
Kazuto Nakazawa
Masayasu Yoshida
Yoshihiro Kitano
Masahiko Ohkura
Hideki Hamasu
Norio Matsumoto
Katsuichi Nakayama
Hiroyuki Kanbe
Kouichi Arai
Yasushi Muraki
Junichi Hayama
Shigeki Awai
Hiroyuki Okiura
Yasuhito Kikuchi
Hiromi Naganawa
Satoshi Shishido
Masahiro Kurio
鈴木 美千代
森田 宏幸
内田 広之
米田 宏
石川 健朝
須賀 重行
為我井 克美
三ツ井 洋一
中沢 一登
吉田 政保
北野 ヨシヒロ
大倉 雅彦
浜洲 英喜
松本 憲生
中山 勝一
神戸 洋行
新井 浩一
村木 靖
羽山 淳一
粟井 重紀
沖浦 啓之
菊地 康仁
長縄 宏美
宍戸 聡
栗尾 昌宏
In-between Animation Inspection (動画チェック)
Yasuhiro Irie
Takanobu Nagaoka
Ryoji Enomoto
矢口 卓志
長岡 孝喜
榎本 良二
In-between Animation (動画)
Yuichiro Miyake
Hirotaka Marufuji
Masayuki Kawasaki
Mikio Ogawa
Hirokazu Karai
Hitomi Maeda
Mitsuhara Geto
Keiji Tani
Eiji Miyaguchi
Soji Kadoma
Shinichi Nozaki
Tetsukazu Yamagishi
Masato Ujibe
Motoi Nakamura
Studio Hatenko
Tokyo Animation Center
Lee Production
Han Young
Hana Production
Seoul Kids
三宅 雄一郎
丸藤 広貴
川崎 政幸
小川 幹雄
加来 洋和
前田 瞳
外戸 光晴
谷 圭司
宮口 英二
こだま 壮司
野崎 真一
山岸 徹一
宇治部 正人
中村 基


JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Episode 12 (OVA): DIO's World - Kakyoin: Duel in the Barrier
Start End Title OST Description

DIO's Dervish
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Original Soundtrack Vol. 2
Egyptian Night
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Original Soundtrack Vol. 3
Night in Cairo
Radio Groove
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Original Soundtrack Vol. 3
Radio in the background
The Senator's Madness
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Original Soundtrack Vol. 3
Dio gaslights the Senator
JoJo's Inner Strength
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Original Soundtrack Vol. 3
Jotaro's stock protag monologue
Car Chase
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Original Soundtrack Vol. 3
Car chase/Hierophant Green vs. Dio
Sky Chase
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Original Soundtrack Vol. 3
Rooftop chase
Kakyoin and the Bell Tower
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Original Soundtrack Vol. 3
Kakyoin destroys the bell tower/Kakyoin's death
Joseph Runs
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Original Soundtrack Vol. 3
Joseph vs. Dio
JoJo Confronts DIO
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Original Soundtrack Vol. 3
Dio stabs Joseph/Jotaro approaching Dio
DIO's Theme
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Original Soundtrack Vol. 1

Manga/OVA Differences

  • The scene where DIO forces Wilson Philips to drive for him is more elaborate.
    • Several scenes of DIO using his power to confuse Philips are added
    • Philips has the occasion to openly express his anger, whereas in the manga DIO interrupted him before he could complete a sentence.
  • A scene of Jotaro taking care of his wounds is added.
  • Jotaro and Polnareff are separated from the beginning of the battle, resulting in scene of them together being cut.
  • A scene of Joseph and Kakyoin narrowly colliding with a train is added.
  • The scene of DIO pursuing Joseph is more elaborate than in the manga.
  • The discussion between DIO and Kakyoin is lengthened in the OVA, where Kakyoin expresses his will to defeat DIO.
  • The death of Wilson Phillips is made much gorier here than in the manga.


LD/VHSDVD (1993 & 2000)



  • 16 Minutes & 38 seconds into the episode when Joseph & Kakyoin are hopping between rooftops, a 7-Up Sign can been seen. Studio A.P.P.P. added this to remain authentic to how Cairo's billboards were in the 1980s.
  • The French dub changes the dialogue when Joseph and Kakyoin are trying to figure out the secret of The World after the car chase. Instead of suggesting that DIO possesses some kind of teleportation ability, Kakyoin suggests that DIO is teleporting to a parallel dimension by opening a rift in time. He is also a lot more confident in his suggestion than in the original Japanese dialogue.



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