JoJolion - Chapter 1
Welcome to Morioh (ようこそ杜王町へ Yōkoso Moriō-chō e), originally The "Wall Eye" Man (「壁の目」の男 "Kabe no Me" no Otoko) in the UJ release, is the first chapter of JoJolion and the eight hundred forty-eighth chapter of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga.
The story takes place in an alternate version of the previously established town of Morioh from Diamond is Unbreakable.
Morioh has undergone a huge earthquake and giant unnatural protuberances, called "Wall Eyes", have sprung out of the ground across the town, splitting it in two. While hiding from a stalker, a girl finds a mysterious man stuck under some earth, with a bite-shaped wound around his star-shaped birthmark. Assuming he might have some kind of infectious disease, the girl decides not to approach him and calls the fire department. She takes a picture of his wound with her phone and gives the fire department her name, Yasuho Hirose. Yasuho then asks the man for his name, but he can't seem to remember who he is. On her phone, the image of the birthmark somehow shows a bubble floating above the man's shoulder, the birthmark having disappeared. Suddenly, the man starts to sink into the ground again, but Yasuho grabs his arm and pulls him out, revealing him to be completely naked with the exception of his hat.
A man named Joshu Higashikata, as revealed by Yasuho, suddenly appears and spots Yasuho and the mysterious man, much to her displeasure. Joshu, seeing Yasuho and the man in an embarrassing position, flies into a rage, believing that the man is seducing Yasuho. In an attempt to kill him, Joshu shoves Yasuho out of the way, armlocks the man and tries to bash his head in with a rock. Just as Joshu is about to strike the man, a bubble flies from the man's star-shaped birthmark. When the bubble pops, Joshu's eyes disappear, leaving him temporarily blind. Panicking because of his sudden blindness, Joshu cannot avoid the gut punch from the mysterious man and faints, his eyesight returning simultaneously.
Yasuho then narrates about the origins of a curse based on different interpretations. All interpretations are different but incorporate an ominous element, therefore curses should be broken. Asking herself many questions about the man she just saved, Yasuho also mentions with astonishment that she noticed the man had four testicles at his crotch.
- The Tōhoku earthquake used as a basis for the earthquake that hit Morioh occurred just two months prior to this chapter's publication. Araki lost his ancestral house in Sendai (the town Morioh itself is based on) during the Tōhoku earthquake; The house was destroyed by the tsunami following the earthquake, which shocked Araki.
- Ultra Jump No. 6, 2011
- Kahoku Shimpo, October 10, 2014. https://twitter.com/TadTwi2011/status/524350047404580864?s=20