Jotaro Kujo ★ Video Games
A summary of Jotaro Kujo's history and movesets in video games.
- Jump Titles
- JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (SFC)
- Heritage for the Future
- All Star Battle
- Eyes of Heaven
- Diamond Records
- Pitter-Patter Pop
- Miscellaneous Games
Jotaro is one of the seven main heroes. His standard attack is a Kick, which can only be used at short-range, and for armor he wears his usual gakuran uniform. For his special attack, he summons Star Platinum and is able to hit distant enemies. Unlike the rest of the heroes, who gain their special attack at level 2, Jotaro is able to use Star Platinum from the start of the game. The final boss of his scenario is an unidentified Stand User.
Cult Jump (GB)
Jotaro appears as the representative protagonist from the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure franchise in the game.
Jump Super Stars (Nintendo DS)
Jotaro and DIO appear as the playable representative characters from the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure franchise.
Jotaro's special attacks consists primarily of his trademark "ORAORAORA!" punches. Many of his Koma include his companions from Part 3, appearing frequently as he performs special attacks. His 4-Koma specials summons Avdol to use Magician's Red's Crossfire Hurricane Special, along with a two-sided barrage from Star Platinum, his 5-Koma specials include him and Polnareff attacking the enemy at the same time as Star Platinum and Silver Chariot cry "ORAORAORA!" and "HORAHORAHORA!" respectively, and Kakyoin and Hierophant Green being summoned to perform an Emerald Splash projectile attack. His 6-Koma specials include stopping time (stopping any movement on-screen for 5 seconds or by the amount of the special bar the player has at the moment) and a lengthy barrage by Star Platinum that sends the opponent flying high and far. Iggy appears as his 2-Koma support, where Jotaro uses Star Platinum to throw Iggy at the enemy, who defends himself by summoning The Fool.
His help Koma gives the affected battle character invincibility for a short time. He is one of the battle characters in the pre-made deck "Gekitou no Machi" and the sole battle character in the pre-made "Help-Koma" deck. Together with Monkey D. Luffy from the One Piece series, he can be summoned to perform a special tag-team move called "Gomu Gomu no Ora Ora" (ゴムゴムのオラオラ, lit. "Rubber Rubber ORAORA") in which they both unleash a barrage of punches.
Jump Ultimate Stars (Nintendo DS)
Jotaro returns as a playable character, along with DIO, once again representing the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure franchise. He retains all of his previous attacks and special moves.
Jotaro can now receive an ally boost from Josuke Higashikata, by saying he and Jotaro are a great team even in taro terms (two references, one being Josuke's catchprase "Great!", while the other being the taro terms, almost every Stands in Part 3 (Jotaro's part) were based on 'tarot' cards), Jolyne Cujoh, by saying she will watch the stars until she meets him and wants to see his starlight (Jolyne said those lines during later Part 6 events) and Yusuke Urameshi (from the series Yu*Yu*Hakusho), by saying "the more fights, the more wins!" (since both Jotaro and Yusuke are introduced as delinquents who constantly beat other students).
Jotaro also appears in one of the pre-made decks centered around "delinquents" such as Yusuke Urameshi, Maeda Taison (from the Rokudenashi Blues franchise) and Sakuragi Hanamichi (from the Slam Dunk franchise).
J-Stars Victory Vs (PS3/PS4/PS Vita)
While Jotaro does not appear in J-Stars Victory VS, hidden data was found in the game for him and DIO (alongside other Jump characters Yoh from Shaman King and Dai from Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken). Jotaro and DIO were both intended to be playable based on their filenames. However, unlike DIO, Jotaro's moveset and character stances were near-completed.
This marks the second instance a character was cut from a game in JoJo-related media, Koichi being the first in the PS2 game GioGio's Bizarre Adventure.
Jump Force (PS4/Xbox One/PC/Nintendo Switch)
- Throw: Star Platinum grabs the opponent by the neck and punches them
- Ora Ora Ora: Star Platinum does a volley of punches on the opponent until finally ending with a left hook.
- My Stand: The Judge:After grabbing the opponent, Star Platinum punches the opponent multiple times in the face before ending with a uppercut that throws the opponent in the air.
- Star Finger: Star Platinum extends its middle and index fingers to hit the opponent. This move is unblockable.
- Time Stopper: After closing in and punching the opponent, Jotaro stops time and does a volley of punches with Star Platinum before finishing with a right punch to the opponents gut. After all that is done,time starts to move.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (SFC)
Jotaro appears in the Stardust Crusaders SFC game, simply titled JoJo's Bizarre Adventure as a note to the game's status as the very first in the series. As the story plays out similarly to Part 3 with a handful of notable differences, the game begins at his household and ends with the final battle against DIO. Jotaro is usually the default on-screen character when out of battles. Most of Jotaro's moves revolve around Star Platinum's "ORAORAORA!" fist barrage, although Star Finger is also used. In this game, Jotaro's time stop ability is a result of the player obtaining and equipping a special cap item on Jotaro as opposed to being an innate ability of Star Platinum.
Heritage for the Future (Arcade/PS1/Dreamcast)
Jotaro's gameplay is more oriented on offense. He is a lot more effective with his Stand off. This is because of his Blazing Fists, and Jotaro's ability to attack the enemy by himself, while the Stand is attacking. This, in turn, increases the hits and the damage in comparison to attacks with the Stand activated.
As such, his gameplay is more on poking the enemy until they budge. Jotaro players are known to be very pesky and can push the fight to either side of the field in a short amount of time, but their nature of gameplay requires prioritizing offense over defense to take advantage of the strength from his Blazing Fists.
His Star Finger can be held until an opening is seen at the enemy. It draws the enemy closer, which can be capitalized for further offense.
Also, the inactive Stand version of Puttsun Ora may not deal that much damage in comparison to the active Stand version by itself, but when the player attacks with Jotaro going around the enemy, the hits and damage become significantly larger than the latter version.
Star Breaker can connect from a normal attack, whether from Jotaro himself or from his Stand, but its inactive version is not very strong. The active Stand version can be charged until it becomes unblockable, but takes too much charging time to be very effective.
Jotaro's "Time Stop" isn't as powerful as DIO's, and with the attack speed from Puttsun Ora, players are often forced to perform the move before the super meter is depleted of one level during stopped time. If Star Platinum is not deployed while attacking, using inactive versions of its attacks, the Time Stop will also dismiss even if the Stand is still attacking, as opposed to DIO's who will only dismiss the time stop after the attack.
Jotaro can also usurp DIO's time stop if his own timestop command is inputted in the right moment.
Jotaro is normally the last opponent faced by the player in arcade mode when playing as a villain, if not DIO himself or even Kakyoin.
Jotaro, Polnareff and Joseph are the only characters whose ending in Arcade Mode matches the original story; the rest of the roster receive unique endings.
Jotaro has two unique lying-down sprites when he is knocked down or K.O'ed. When he is merely knocked over, he is leaning on one side of his body, slightly upright. When defeated completely, he lies flat down on the ground.
All Star Battle (PS3)
Jotaro was one of the first four characters announced for the game (the others being Gyro Zeppeli, Wamuu, and Joseph Joestar) and the first character to appear in the game's first trailer (aside from Rohan, who was meant to draw Jotaro's introduction but was otherwise not yet shown as an in-game fighter). Jotaro has 1000 HP.
Most of his attacks are similar to those from the Capcom game (Heritage for the Future). As one of the mass majority of playable characters in the game with the "Stand" Style, Jotaro can turn Star Platinum on/off, changing movesets, as well as having access to the Stand Rush ability returning from the Capcom game, being able to attack in conjunction with his Stand.
This is also the first piece of JoJo media to feature Daisuke Ono as Jotaro's Japanese voice actor, replacing all of his other voices prior.
During a fight, Jotaro can use several different attacks that were featured in Stardust Crusaders.
Besides most of the characters from Part 3, Jotaro has unique dialogue with characters such as Jolyne and Josuke. Josuke is confused looking at the younger Part 3 Jotaro in the place of the older Part 4 incarnation he recognizes, while Jotaro has no idea who Josuke is. Against Jolyne, Jotaro merely asks if she's a new Stand user (referencing the nature of Part 3 where Jotaro and his friends face off against countless Stand users sent to kill them on their journey). In return, Jolyne shockingly questions how he could have become so young.
Eyes of Heaven (PS3/PS4)
Jotaro was one of the first confirmed characters for the game (alongside Part 2 Joseph, Caesar, Stroheim, Kakyoin, Josuke, and Diego). Similar to the previous game, Jotaro is designed as a powerful close-ranged fighter with high damage output. He is the main protagonist of this game's storyline.
As a Stand User, Jotaro is one of many characters with wildly varied abilities that grant him uniqueness in battle.
- Style Action - I stopped time...: Jotaro instantly stops time for roughly three seconds. His partner and opponents are unable to move, and he is able to initiate any action or attack with impunity. Exclusive to Jotaro is the ability to pick up and throw his opponents while time is stopped, even at each other, heavily damaging them on contact. However, other time-stopping characters may activate their own ability to enter Jotaro's stopped time. This ability's cooldown is equal to 40 counts of the battle timer, making it the longest cooldown of any ability in the game.
- Star Finger!: Star Platinum shoots its fingers out and swings them, sending opponents caught flying.
- ORA, ORA!: Star Platinum unleashes a barrage of 22 punches, sending opponents caught flying on the final hit. If the attack button is rapidly pressed, the attack can be extended to add up to 10 more punches.
- I'll kill you as you take your next breath.: After a short delay, Star Platinum inhales with great strength to pull opponents in, giving Jotaro the chance to attack first. This move can be 'blocked', but the pull effect is not nullified.
- ORAAAA!: Star Platinum flies forward and delivers a heavy ground pound that kicks up debris, knocking opponents to the ground hard enough for them to bounce. This attack can also hit opponents that are down.
- EX - Star Finger!: The skill initiates quicker and Jotaro is invincible upon activation. Instead of sending opponents flying, the attack itself will instead leave them crumpling, opening them up to further attack.
- EX - ORA, ORA!: The skill initiates quicker and Jotaro is invincible upon activation. The punches are thrown faster and do more damage.
- Gimme a break...: Jotaro must use his Style Action. (200 Points)
- You asked for it!: Jotaro must hit something with a stage object 3 times. (200 Points)
- Do you understand?: Jotaro must Backstab 3 times. (300 Points)
- I'll be the judge!: Jotaro must connect "ORA, ORA!" 5 times. (500 Points)
- You pissed me off.: Jotaro must Retire an opponent with a Dual Heat Attack. (800 Points)
Dual Heat Attacks
- Solo - ORA, ORA, ORA!: Star Platinum begins by punches the opponent off their feet. Jotaro slides his finger along the rim of his hat (a callback to his fight with Kakyoin) before Star Platinum pummels the opponent in real-time, delivering a final punch to the abdomen that sends them flying.
- With Kakyoin - Use the edge of the ring—just like sumo.: Kakyoin holds the opponent in place with Hierophant Green, allowing Jotaro and Star Platinum to pull them in by Hierophant Green's tail and unleash a barrage of punches that sends them flying. Kakyoin appears once more behind the enemy mid-air to deliver an Emerald Splash. Throughout the whole attack, Jotaro and Kakyoin converse about Sumo, referencing the events in the Wheel of Fortune chapters.
- With Polnareff - Let's put the final nail in the coffin.: Jotaro and Polnareff summon Star Platinum and Silver Chariot to take turns attacking the opponent. Star Platinum follows with an uppercut, and the two of them begin yelling out their Stand Cries ("ORAORAORA!" and "HORAHORAHORA!") while pummeling and stabbing the opponent, respectively. This attack references how they defeat Alessi in Chapter 209.
- With Old Joseph - It's not cheating if the secret doesn't get out!: Joseph jumps into the air and tries to snare the opponent with Hermit Purple, only to miss. Briefly shocked and emoting his iconic "OH MY GOD!" as Jotaro expresses disappointment, he drops the facade to reveal that he had tied the opponent with a rope during his previous attack, subsequently sending a Ripple current through the rope to shock them as Jotaro and Star Platinum move in to barrage them into submission.
- With Jolyne - The Perfect Angle: Star Platinum and Stone Free send the opponent into the air with a dual uppercut, before Jolyne wraps them in a cocoon made of Stone Free's string. After Jotaro confirms the best angle to hit, they pummel it with both of their Stands.
In the game's first demo, Kakyoin is Jotaro's default partner, with the latter being the only player-controlled fighter in the first demo.
Jotaro and Kakyoin are the only two characters who have appeared in both demos. Unlike the previous game, his main color scheme is now based on his anime appearance.
In the semifinals, Jotaro returns in two different teams: paired with Kakyoin, and paired with DIO. The team with Kakyoin is eliminated by Kars and Pet Shop in the first round, while the team with DIO defeats Mariah and Esidisi in the first round, but is eliminated by Kars and Pet Shop in the second round.
Part 4 Jotaro
Jotaro (Part 4) was confirmed as a separate character along with the game's release date as a first-print edition character, similar to the original Yoshikage Kira in All Star Battle. He became available by default in international releases. Part 4 Jotaro cannot be partnered with Part 3 Jotaro.
Part 4 Jotaro has a very similar set of abilities to his Part 3 counterpart, including the same combo attacks, with a number of differences both obvious and minute to set them apart.
- Style Action - Star Platinum The World!: Jotaro instantly stops time for roughly three seconds. His partner and opponents are unable to move, and he is able to initiate any action or attack with impunity. Exclusive to Jotaro is the ability to pick up and throw his opponents while time is stopped, even at each other, heavily damaging them on contact. However, other time-stopping characters may activate their own ability to enter Jotaro's stopped time. This ability's cooldown is equal to 40 counts of the battle timer, making it the longest cooldown of any ability in the game.
- Star Finger: Star Platinum shoots its fingers out and swings them, leaving opponents crumpling and open to further attack.
- You're going to get even uglier now. Well, your face will, at least...: Star Platinum unleashes a barrage of 17 punches, sending opponents caught flying on the final hit. Jotaro can cancel out of the final hit with "If I throw this bearing..."
- If I throw this bearing...: Star Platinum flicks a ball bearing at his target with some homing capabilities, sending them flying on impact. The ending of the skill can be canceled via Sidestep or Style Action.
- ORAAA!: Star Platinum flies forward and delivers a heavy ground pound that kicks up debris, knocking opponents to the ground hard enough for them to bounce. This attack can also hit opponents that are down.
- EX - You're going to get even uglier now. Well, your face will, at least...: The skill initiates quicker and Jotaro is invincible upon activation. 14 more punches are added, and the final hit sends opponents a long distance away.
- EX - If I throw this bearing...: Star Platinum flicks 3 ball bearings one after the other, each with increased speed and damage. A single ball bearing can instantly Guard Break opponents.
- Dual Heat Attack - I hate things that are a pain in the ass...: Star Platinum begins by punches the opponent off their feet. Jotaro slides his finger along the rim of his hat before Star Platinum pummels the opponent, delivering a final punch to the abdomen that sends them flying.
- I was actually able to stop time for 0.5 seconds for the first time in 10 years...: Jotaro must use his Style Action. (200 Points)
- When you're up against living creatures, focus on staying calm before you worry about speed.: Jotaro must use "If I throw this bearing..." 3 times. (200 Points)
- You know, that watch actually looked pretty crappy...: Jotaro must connect "You're going to get even uglier now. Well, your face will, at least..." 3 times. (300 Points)
- You did well to fight this long on your own...: Jotaro must execute 5 Combo Breakers. (500 Points)
- I knew I could count on you.: Jotaro must Retire an opponent with a Dual Heat Attack. (800 Points)
He appears in the post-credit scene's new timeline retelling of the beginning of Part 4. He asks Koichi directions to the Higashikata household as per the original events, but is soon revealed to have brought a young Jolyne with him. He interrupts his conversation with Koichi to advise Jolyne not to stray too far and be careful to cross the road, or else his wife would be sad about it. Part 4 Jotaro also makes an appearance in the group shot for Diamond is Unbreakable during the credits.
If placed in a match with anyone from the third Joestar Group, partner or opponent, they will not recognize him at first but soon decide to see how strong Star Platinum is after 10 years.
Part 4 Jotaro was paired with Diego Brando (Parallel World), having been placed in the F Block series of battles to be incorporated into the main Tournament. They defeated Josuke Higashikata (JJL) and Narciso Anasui in the first round, but were eliminated by Bruno Bucciarati and Trish Una in the second.
Part 6 Jotaro
Part 6 Jotaro only appears in a screenshot in the credits of the game and has a few voice samples that the player can set as their online player card quote. However, he was initially planned to be playable as either an alternate costume or as a separate character altogether. Several unused voices and interactions with characters remain for him in the game's data.
Relationships in Eyes of Heaven
(The information below derives from a Video Game not written by Araki. As such, it may not be considered canon.)
- Jolyne Cujoh: Upon meeting Jolyne, Jotaro was shocked to find out he has a daughter and will be annoyed by the fact she is technically older than him. While their relationship is awkward, Jotaro still cares for Jolyne such as when he saved her after D'Arby gambled her out of her soul. In the altered timeline, Jotaro took Jolyne with him to Morioh, implying their relationship is at least slightly better than in the original timeline.
- Old Joseph: Upon encountering Joseph, Part 4 Jotaro will inform Joseph of the tragedies that await him in the next ten years until Joseph stops him. He also berates Joseph for cheating on his wife at 65 years old. In hidden files for an unrealized Part 6 Jotaro, he mentioned that he wants to see how Joseph fights like he does in spite of his age.
- Noriaki Kakyoin: Their relationship is very identical in his Part 3 self, but he is notably more sentimental and appreciative as his Part 4 self, indicating that his short-lived friendship with Kakyoin (due to his untimely death in Stardust Crusaders) indeed made a deep impact in his life.
- Muhammad Avdol: Same as Kakyoin, he's appreciative and sentimental to him as his Part 4 self for the same reasons as above.
- Iggy: Iggy doesn't recognize Jotaro's future appearance at first, but when he does, tries the same trick on him as he did after defeating N'Doul.
- Polnareff: Both are visibly enthusiastic to see each other again, especially as Jotaro's Part 4 self.
- Pucci: Jotaro recognizes Pucci as one of Dio's assassins and thinks he's a fake priest (unaware he is a real one.). Pucci intends to kill Jotaro to avenge Dio and keep Jolyne from being born.
- Dio Brando: Essentially the same for all parts of Jotaro, antagonistic while a bit taunting. Jotaro himself admits he needs more than luck to triumph against DIO this time around. Part 6 Jotaro also intends to interrogate DIO for info about Pucci.
- Yukako Yamagishi: When Yukako appears, Jotaro yells her as like groupies of himself and Josuke.
- Jonathan Joestar: At first it was upsetting that Jotaro referred to Jonathan as his ancestor. Later Jonathan felt in his heart that he was succeeding his own lineage, to the point of asking Jotaro to finish Heaven Ascension DIO in his place during the main story's final battle. Also, if Jotaro is Part 4 version, he mentioned to Jonathan's grandson and Jotaro's grandfather Joseph Joestar.
- Giorno Giovanna: Part 4 Jotaro clearly knows who he is. They have banters and lines of mutual admiration for one another. In hidden files for an unrealized Part 6 Jotaro, their interaction is even more apparent, going as far as to Jotaro daring Giorno to consider if he's an ally or an enemy, or Giorno asking Jotaro if he's fine dealing with himself, DIO's son.
Diamond Records (Android/IOS)
Jotaro appears in Diamond Records as a playable character with various different iterations taken from parts 3 thru 5 of the anime.
JoJo's Pitter-Patter Pop! (Android/iOS)
Diamond is Unbreakable
Part 4 Jotaro appears in the game's intro along with Jonathan, Josuke and Part 3 Joseph as an image above Giorno, representing Giorno's inherited Joestar spirit. This game marks the first time that Jotaro is seen as his Part 4 incarnation in a video game.
Stardust Shooters (Android/IOS)
Jotaro is one of the first 3 available characters the player must choose to be their team leader (next to Jonathan and Joseph). During the Loading screen, if the player taps the screen, Star Platinum's fist will appear and strike the screen, with the "ORA" (オラ) kana appearing.
Jotaro's Finish move is an animation where Star Platinum appears and uses an "ORAORA!" barrage on the defeated Metal Striker.
To match Jotaro's new color scheme seen in the Part 3 anime adaptation, his color scheme is now a black coat and green shirt, as opposed to All Star Battle's and Heritage for the Future's dark blue coat and pink shirt (unlike the Parts 1 and 2 characters, who keep their color scheme from All Star Battle).
Last Survivor (Arcade)