Tomoko Higashikata (東方 朋子 Higashikata Tomoko) is a secondary character featured in the fourth part of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series, Diamond is Unbreakable.
She is the single mother of Josuke Higashikata, and the daughter of Ryohei Higashikata.
Tomoko is a woman of seemingly average height and slim to medium build, described by many male characters as being overly attractive. She has a variety of outfits throughout the part with some consistencies, she usually has straight chin-length dark hair, wearing a hairband and earrings.
- First Outfit: In her first appearance she dons a coat on a short dress and leggings. The manga and anime depict the dress differently.
- Second Outfit: Dark, casual shirt with rolled up sleeves and light pants.
- Third Outfit: Light sleeveless shirt with a polka dot patterned frill and light pants with a peace symbol on the back pocket.
- Fourth Outfit: In her last appearance, she dons a buttoned long-sleeved suit and a pencil skirt. There's a flower brooch near the collar of the suit.
A single mother and teacher, Tomoko is known to show a strong temperament, disliking it when guys try to hit on her (as she still loves Joseph) and she gets annoyed quite easily. She also seems to be mildly perceptive, noticing that the seal on her milk that Angelo had given her was broken. Despite her sharp temperament, she is mostly a kind person, particularly to her family and friends.
When Jotaro visits looking for Josuke, she breaks into tears and hugs him as she thought he was Joseph, whom she remains in love with. It is not known whether she knew he was married during their romance. She loves her family dearly, as evidenced by the close relationship she has with her son and had with her late father. She can also be strict with Josuke, as she froze his account when she found out he earned 1.33 million from a shared 5 million with Okuyasu and Shigechi. She understood that Josuke would spend it all if she didn't, and began saving it for his university funds.
She is fond of a particular sponge cake from Kamakura.
When afraid, Tomoko tends to swallow her own saliva.
Sometime before the events of Stardust Crusaders, Tomoko had a relationship with Joseph Joestar while still in university. The 62-year-old man, however, was married to Suzi Q at the time, and so Tomoko didn't tell him that she was pregnant with his illegitimate child, Josuke, of which Joseph had knowledge of only when the boy was 16.
When Josuke was developing his Stand and became ill (much like his half-sister, Holy Kujo), she drove through a blizzard to take him to the hospital, though this resulted in the car being lodged in the snow. They were eventually saved by an unknown high school student with a pompadour, who had thrown his coat under the car, allowing it to plow through.
Diamond is Unbreakable
Tomoko is introduced as a short-tempered woman, assaulting a man who catcalled and then offered a ride to her. She avoids any consequence for it since the policeman who passes by is her father Ryohei. Meanwhile, Josuke solves a hostage situation and makes an enemy of Anjuro Katagiri, a violent murderer who's recently acquired the water Stand Aqua Necklace. The next day, Anjuro disguises himself as the milk delivery boy and tries to give a bottle with Aqua Necklace inside. However, Tomoko notices that her bottle has been opened and asks for another one. Anjuro sends Aqua Necklace through the water pipes and Tomoko drinks the Stand without noticing. Josuke does notice it and punches through her with Crazy Diamond. That way Josuke can capture the Stand without hurting his mother. Later, Aqua Necklace manages to kill Ryohei. The whole family mourns Ryohei and Tomoko is convinced to get out of the house for several days. Josuke and Jotaro are then able to defeat Anjuro for good.
Later, Tomoko then receives the visit from Jotaro Kujo, whom she mistakes for Joseph and hugs. In tears, she confesses her love for him but backs off bewildered when Jotaro lets her down that he isn't Joseph. She takes a long time to change Ryohei Higashikata's bedroom, depressed about his death by a stroke (which was actually the doing of Aqua Necklace).
One night, Tomoko is seen pestering Josuke so that he does his homework. She repeatedly kicks Josuke while he's playing at video games to make him lose. She gets out just before Red Hot Chili Pepper comes in. Later, Josuke wins 1.33 million yen with Okuyasu Nijimura and Shigekiyo Yangu. Tomoko freezes Josuke's bank account so that he saves the money for his studies.
Later on, Tomoko is attacked by Terunosuke Miyamoto, who invades her house and turns her into paper with his Stand, Enigma, after seeing her sign of fear (swallowing her saliva). Terunosuke then used her to see Josuke´s sign of fear, but was defeated by Josuke and Yuya Fungami and Tomoko was saved.
The Book: 4th Another Day
When Takuma Hasumi aims to take out Josuke using his stand, Tomoko accidentally gets caught in the attack and is severely injured. Later in the novel, Rohan Kishibe must remove the memory of the incident from her mind.
Chapters / Episodes
- Chapter 267: Jotaro Kujo! Meets Josuke Higashikata, Part 2 (Mentioned only)
- Chapter 268: Jotaro Kujo! Meets Josuke Higashikata, Part 3
- Chapter 269: Josuke Higashikata! Meets Angelo, Part 1
- Chapter 270: Josuke Higashikata! Meets Angelo, Part 2 (Mentioned only)
- Chapter 271: Josuke Higashikata! Meets Angelo, Part 3 (Mentioned only)
- Chapter 274: The Nijimura Brothers, Part 1 (Mentioned only)
- Chapter 276: The Nijimura Brothers, Part 3
- Chapter 285: Koichi Hirose (Echoes), Part 2 (Cover only)
- Chapter 301: Yukako Yamagishi Falls in Love, Part 8 (Cover only)
- Chapter 303: Let's Go Eat Some Italian Food, Part 1 (Mentioned only)
- Chapter 307: Red Hot Chili Pepper, Part 1
- Chapter 313: Red Hot Chili Pepper, Part 7 (Mentioned only)
- Chapter 314: Red Hot Chili Pepper, Part 8 (Mentioned only)
- Chapter 315: We Picked Up Something Crazy!, Part 1 (Mentioned only)
- Chapter 317: We Picked Up Something Crazy!, Part 3 (Mentioned only)
- Chapter 324: Let's Go to the Manga Artist's House, Part 7 (Flashback)
- Chapter 378: I'm an Alien, Part 1 (Mentioned only)
- Chapter 404: Enigma Boy, Part 1
- Chapter 405: Enigma Boy, Part 2
- Chapter 406: Enigma Boy, Part 3
- Chapter 412: Cheap Trick, Part 1 (Mentioned only)
- Chapter 439: Goodbye, Morioh - The Golden Heart (Mentioned only)
- CDDH Chapter 3: Crazy Diamond's Demonic Heartbreak #3 (Flashback)
- CDDH Chapter 16: Crazy Diamond's Demonic Heartbreak #Final Chapter (Photo only)
- DU Episode 1: Jotaro Kujo! Meets Josuke Higashikata
- DU Episode 2: Josuke Higashikata! Meets Angelo
- DU Episode 3: The Nijimura Brothers, Part 1
- DU Episode 5: The Nijimura Brothers, Part 3
- DU Episode 11: Red Hot Chili Pepper, Part 1
- DU Episode 13: We Picked Up Something Crazy!
- DU Episode 15: Let's Go to the Manga Artist's House, Part 2 (Flashback)
- DU Episode 31: July 15th (Thursday), Part 1
- DU Episode 32: July 15th (Thursday), Part 2
- DU Episode 33: July 15th (Thursday), Part 3
- DU Episode 39: Goodbye, Morioh - The Golden Heart
- The Book Chapter 2: Dies irae
- In the Part 4 anime, Tomoko Higashikata was originally voiced by Megumi Toyoguchi, who previously voiced Nena in the 2001 Stardust Crusaders OVA and Hot Pants in Eyes of Heaven. However, from DU Episode 31 and onward, in the end of 2016, Toyoguchi announced that she was married and pregnant, and had to be switched out due to maternity leave. Tomoko's role was filled in by Shizuka Itō.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 JoJo6251
- ↑ Chapter 269: Josuke Higashikata! Meets Angelo, Part 1
- ↑ Chapter 266: Jotaro Kujo! Meets Josuke Higashikata, Part 1
- ↑ Chapter 269: Josuke Higashikata! Meets Angelo, Part 1, p.1
- ↑ TVアニメ『ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 ダイヤモンドは砕けない』公式サイト
- ↑ Chapter 378: I'm an Alien, Part 1
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Chapter 405: Enigma Boy, Part 2
- ↑ Chapter 267: Jotaro Kujo! Meets Josuke Higashikata, Part 2 pp.6
- ↑ Voice Actress Megumi Toyoguchi Takes a Break Due to Her Pregnancy