Heaven's Door

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I'll be reading through your lives and experiences to get at that "reality" and use it for my work.

Heaven's Door (ヘブンズ・ドアー(天国への扉), Hebunzu Doā) is the Stand of Rohan Kishibe, featured in the fourth part of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series, Diamond is Unbreakable, as well as the one-shot series, Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan.

It is a small human-like Stand that turns people into books for Rohan to read.


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Heaven's Door was initially decided not to have a physical form of its own because of its ability to turn people into books,[2][3] but it takes on a full-fledged body in later arcs.

Heaven's Door resembles a small boy with the appearance of Rohan's manga character, Pink Dark Boy. It wears a long overcoat, closed to the end of its torso, and a bow tie. Its face has an outline that connects to lines emanating around its eyes. It also wears a transparent top hat with a checkered pattern at the bottom. In Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan, the hat more closely resembles a bowler hat instead.

Rohan may summon it or induce its effect with either drawings of it on paper or an air drawing with his finger, where only its outlines are visible.

Color Schemes

The series is known for alternating colors between media, the information presented below may or may not be canon.
(White body and overcoat, yellow outlines)
Eyes(Light green)
(Light gray skin, white overcoat, and golden outlines)
Accessories(Mustard yellow bowtie and shoes)
(Light gray skin, light cyan overcoat, and baby blue outlines)
Accessories(Hot pink bowtie and olive green shoes)
(White body and overcoat, golden outlines)
Accessories(Orange bowtie and shoes)
(White body and overcoat, dark gold outlines)
Accessories(Orange bowtie and light brown shoes)


Rohan drawing Heaven's Door in mid-air

Heaven's Door is a weak close-range Stand unsuited for direct combat, but has several powerful abilities. For an inquisitive mangaka like Rohan, Heaven's Door is a handy way to gather research material out of people's pasts without the hassle of an interview.

During its introductory arc, Heaven's Door acts when Rohan's target sees it or an image of it drawn by him, which he can make in mid-air, with a pen or with his finger.[4] However, closing one's eyes or being simply unable to process the image, like being filled with rage, will make the opponent immune to Heaven's Door.[5][6]

Later on, Rohan can simply summon his Stand and approach people to affect them.[7]

Book Transmutation

Rohan can turn people into books and read their lives

Heaven's Door's basic ability is to turn any living being into books, pages unfurling from their bodies in the shape of whatever body part it opens from (for example, if from the face, the shape of the pages is of the person's entire face).[3]

The contents of the books contain detailed and absolutely true information on their subject, including physical characteristics, memories and thoughts from their earliest to their latest, personality, and any details on their Stand, if they have one.[3] For the most part, Rohan uses his ability on people. Later on, Rohan uses this ability on a chicken leg to determine its expiration date.[8] He also manages to turn animals[9] and plants[10] into books to write commands on them. Targets may be incapacitated to varying degrees while under this effect. Rohan can unfurl himself,[11] but he can't read distant, forgotten memories or his future.[12]

A dying person's details are seen to gradually disappear.[13] However, Heaven's Door is effective on both ghosts and the undead (as shown on Reimi Sugimoto,[14] and zombie-like spirits in Rohan au Louvre). In animals, details comprise relatively literal descriptions.

Occasionally, it is shown that since people under the effect of Heaven's Door literally turn into books, Rohan can also use this forced physical transformation to his advantage. Rohan has notably used this power to unravel Okuyasu's limbs[5] and at another time, save someone from being crushed by two speeding trains by transforming their body into a book and flattening it enough to fit between the trains.[8] In the TV drama adaptation of Deoxyribonucleic Acid, instead of Heaven's Door's usual ability, the memories of the characters Kyoka Izumi, Mao Katahira, Mai Katahira, and Taro Hirai are shown by literally transforming them into picture books.

Memory Removal

By removing pages, Rohan causes his target to lose any memories detailed there, along with a proportionate quantity of body mass.[15] Should Rohan receive a substantial amount of physical damage or be knocked near unconscious, the removed pages will automatically return to their original source.

Written-In Commands

Rohan writing a command

By writing into the pages of a person or object transformed into a book, Rohan may alter or erase memories, or put hypnotic-like commands into the person's mind.[15]

A particular command Rohan likes to instill in targets is the Safety Lock (安全装置(セイフティーロック), Seifutī Rokku), in which he writes in a command that prevents the target from attacking him.

Rohan's target will obey commands written into them closely, even against mental resistance (for example, despite a phobia of immolation, Okuyasu is forced to hold a lighter to himself). Other impressive feats include commanding Josuke to fly backwards at 70 km/h (43 mph)[16] or allowing Koichi to speak Italian.[17]

After stealing 1/3 of Heaven's Door with his Stand Boy II Man, Ken Oyanagi has shown the ability to undo Rohan's commands.

The information below derives from Rohan au Louvre which features details conflicting with the rest of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series. As such, it may not be considered canon.

While Rohan cannot read his own memories, he may write commands on himself. In one example, by writing on his forehead, he commands himself to repress all memories of the events of Rohan au Louvre, though they return after the command rubs off. The canonicity of this is questionable, as the Rohan from the one-shot is not the same Rohan from the main series[18] and the contradictory nature of the one-shot in terms of how Rohan acquired his Stand.

Concludes non-canon section.


Safety Lock(安全装置(セイフティーロック) Seifutī Rokku)Link to this section
Rohan makes use of Heaven's Door's ability to write in commands by writing in the command "I cannot attack Rohan Kishibe" (岸辺露伴を攻撃できない, Kishibe Rohan wo kōgeki dekinai) on one of the person's pages, rendering them incapable of bringing themselves to attack him.

Chapters / Episodes

Book Icon.png Manga Appearances
Chapters in order of appearance

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Episodes in order of appearance
Book Icon.png Novel Appearances
Chapters in order of appearance

Video Games

Puzzle & Dragons (Android/iOS)

Heaven's Door was obtainable for a limited time as an Assist Evolution in the mobile game Puzzle & Dragons.

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Heaven's Door
Attributes: WoodIcon2.png
Rarity: 7★ (Assist Evolution)
No. 9604
4,509 (Lvl.99)
3,268 (Lvl.99)
601 (Lvl.99)
Active Skill: "Write new memories."
Delays enemies' next move for 3 turns; all enemies' Att. change to Water (ignores barriers) for 3 turns
Leader Skill: "N/A"



  • In an interview with Shoko Nakagawa, Araki mentions that if he were to have any Stand, it would be Heaven's Door.[19]


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