Jotaro Kujo! Meets Josuke Higashikata (story arc)

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Jotaro Kujo! Meets Josuke Higashikata (空条承太郎!東方仗助に会う, Kūjō Jōtarō! Higashikata Jōsuke ni Au) is the first story arc in Diamond is Unbreakable.

It narrates the meeting between Koichi Hirose, a perfectly ordinary student, Jotaro Kujo and Josuke Higashikata, the bastard son of Joseph.


The year is 1999, ten years after the defeat of DIO in Egypt and we are introduced to Koichi Hirose who lives in Morioh, Japan. On his way to school Koichi meets Jotaro Kujo, who is looking for a person called Josuke Higashikata. Koichi doesn't know him but directs Jotaro to the bus stop which would take him to Josuke's address.

Josuke's first appearance.

Before Jotaro is able to head for the bus stop he witnesses a student being bullied by seniors until it is revealed that he is Josuke. The bullies berate Josuke but are stopped when they insult his hair. This causes Josuke to reveal his Stand, Crazy Diamond, and punch the bully in the face breaking his nose. When he gets up the bullies point out that his nose repairs itself, but his face ends up looking much more ugly.[1]

Jotaro approaches Josuke and reveals that his father is Joseph Joestar and that Josuke will get 1/3 of his inheritance when Joseph passes away. The affair bothers Josuke and he apologizes, insisting Joseph not worry about him or Tomoko. They are interrupted by Josuke's groupies frustrating Jotaro, and he insults Josuke's hair. In self defense Jotaro reveals his Stand, Star Platinum, to Josuke and explains the power of Stands. Jotaro is nearly injured by Josuke but uses his time stopping ability to narrowly escape. After their fight, Jotaro also tells Josuke to beware of a man lurking around in Morioh that Joseph discovered with Hermit Purple.[2]

Jotaro recapitulates what he has learned about Anjuro, revealing him to be a criminal guilty of many violent crimes, serving 20 of his 34 years of life in prison. He tells the story of Anjuro's most recent crime, for which he was sentenced to death. However, his execution was botched and he was left hanging for 20 minutes while still alive. Thus, the execution was called off, only for him to escape prison 2 weeks later.

A man sees a pretty woman walking in the street and invites her for a ride. She subsequently beats him up. The man asks a police officer to help him but he says that woman is his daughter, Tomoko Higashikata. They discuss Josuke's conduct in school but are interrupted by a commotion at the supermarket, where Josuke and Koichi are located. There, a man is threatening to kill a woman. When he insults Josuke's hair, Josuke attacks him and the woman but heals them both using his Stand ability, but embeds the knife in the man's skin. The man was revealed to be possessed by a Stand that was depicted in the photograph Joseph created.[3]


Koichi Hirose
(1st appearance)
Josuke Higashikata
(1st appearance)
Joseph Joestar
(Mentioned only)
(1st appearance)
Anjuro Katagiri
(1st appearance) (Flashback)
Tomoko Higashikata
(1st appearance)
Tomoko's Catcaller
(1st appearance)
Ryohei Higashikata
(1st appearance)
(1st appearance)
Supermarket Clerk
(1st appearance)
Crazy Diamond
(1st appearance)
Aqua Necklace
(1st appearance)



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