<metadesc>Jotaro Kujo (空条 承太郎 Kūjō Jōtarō) es el protagonista del tercer arco de JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Stardust Crusaders. También hace aparición en Diamond is Unbreakable, Vento Aureo, y Stone Ocean.</metadesc>
Jotaro Kujo (空条 承太郎 Kūjō Jōtarō) es el protagonista de la tercera parte de JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Stardust Crusaders, y el tercer JoJo de la serie. También tiene un rol clave en Diamond is Unbreakable y en Stone Ocean, y hace una breve aparición en Vento Aureo. Debido a todas sus apariciones, Jotaro es el protagonista más recurrente de la serie.
Jotaro es un delincuente 番長 (Banchō) mestizo (mitad japonés) que vive una vida ordinaria hasta que el viejo némesis de la Familia Joestar, DIO, regresa. Después de ver a su madre Holy caer enferma debido a el despertar de DIO, Jotaro se embarca en un viaje a través del mundo junto a su abuelo, Joseph Joestar, y un grupo de amigos para salvar a su madre y derrotar al Vampiro de una vez por todas.
Teniendo al sumamente poderoso Star Platinum, Jotaro es el primer JoJo introducido con un Stand, y es de los personajes más conocidos de toda la serie. Es el ex-esposo de una mujer Americana y padre de Jolyne Cujoh, la protagonista de Stone Ocean.
Jotaro está canónicamente establecido como un hombre atractivo y musculoso con una altura de (195 cm (6 ft 5 in)), incluso como adolescente. Tiene un cabello negro que constantemente se entremezcla con su gorra, una fuerte mandíbula, cejas marcadas y ojos verdes. Además tiene un leve parecido con su tatarabuelo, Jonathan Joestar, y con su abuelo, Joseph Joestar cuando era joven.
El estilo de los ropajes de Jotaro cambia a lo largo de las partes en la que hace aparición. Su vestimenta habitual es una gorra ornamentada desgarrada por detrás que se mezcla con su cabello, y un abrigo largo que llega hasta la mitad de la pantorrilla con unas cadenas añadidas. Su atuendo fue influenciado por Babel II, un famoso manga de un chico en uniforme escolar teniendo una aventura en el desierto.
Jotaro lleva un gakuran/tsume-eri del tamaño de una gabardina, atravesado con una larga cadena dorada en la izquierda. Por debajo, lleva una ajustada camisa sin mangas con un par de pantalones negros ajustados de ¥20,000, sostenidos por dos delgados cinturones, a menudo coloreados distinto, en un patrón de triángulos consecutivos de colores alternados (reflejando la bandana de Caesar/Joseph). También lleva un par de zapatos de cuero (presumiblemente) sin calcetines.
La gorra icónica de Jotaro está adornada cerca del centro con un botón dorado y, en su izquierda, una placa rectangular dorada con el diseño de una mano aplanada. Está desgarrada por detrás, por lo que pareciera que se entremezcla con su cabello. Aunque al principio fueron mostrados como elementos completamente separados pero ligeramente mezclados, publicaciones posteriores desconciertan más sobre dónde termina la gorra y empieza su cabello. Según Araki en una entrevista, él quería que los lectores reconocieran a Jotaro no sólo de frente sino también de perfil y por detrás.
Paleta de colores
La vestimenta de Jotaro tiene un cambio masivo en Diamond is Unbreakable, sin mencionar que dentro de la misma parte pasa por distintos cambios. Cada uno representando las bases de su emblemática apariencia, gorra y gabardina. Usa pantalones anchos que junto con su gorra y chaqueta son típicamente retratados como blancos.
En su primera vestimenta, usa una gabardina con el cuello doblado hacia atrás y debajo de esta hay una especie de Jersey sobre una camisa rígida de cuello alto; una correa abrochada diagonalmente también va por encima de su pecho. Su sombrero tiene un emblea de una J metálica agregado a su palma anterior, ahora encerrada por un corazón.
Su segundo atuendo, usado por primera vez durante el arco ¡Vamos de Cacería!, presenta un estilo que recuerda a su uniforme escolar con un cuello vuelto y una sola camisa ajustada. Los emblemas de su sombrero se reemplazan con un delfín y un sol, mientras que su chaqueta presenta un emblema metálico de dos delfines que forman un corazón en el hombro derecho y un cartabón con el símbolo de la palma a la izquierda.
His final outfit features a coat with a similar style to the second outfit, but has the tessellated cuffs that were present in the first. Underneath, Jotaro wears a small, open, lapel-less waistcoat patterned with alternating circles and crosses over a black turtleneck with the palm emblem on the neck. His hat has a row of black Venus symbols (♀) with an arrow at the bottom of the cross, that way, making them resemble anchors, along with another palm emblem. His two belts are no longer patterned, but the bottom has a small pouch attached to it.
Paleta de Colores
Jotaro mantiene su clásica gorra con el mismo color claro ahora con una rasgadura notablemente mucho más grande en la parte posterior de su sombrero, lo que resulta en una mezcla aún más antinatural de su cabello y sombrero. También tiene un colgante circular con el icónico símbolo de la mano que se muestra con frecuencia en su sombrero se ve unido a un cinturón que aparentemente se enrolla, proviene del interior del sombrero y termina en el forro metálico de su visor.
Su gabardina parece mucho más ajustada con sus grandes collares adornados con símbolos metálicos de la letra J. Tiene hendiduras diagonales redondeadas en los lados y solo se abotona el botón superior. Debajo del abrigo de Jotaro hay una camisa oscura de cuello alto con otro símbolo de mano en el cuello. La camisa muestra dos línea brillantes que se cruzan entre sí y las mangas de la chaqueta están enrolladas. Los dos cinturones vibrantes de Jotaro se usan de manera ordenada y tiene largos pantalones anchos que parecen ligeramente abombados sobre sus zapatos.
Paleta de Colores
Jotaro vuelve a usar un abrigo oscuro; Esta vez con más detalles. Hay líneas que tocan la parte superior y la base de su cuello; uniéndose para ir a lo largo de la apertura de la chaqueta. La superficie de su cuello lleva dos adornos de estrella, uno en el interior, junto con una pequeña cadena que perfora la izquierda. Dos líneas recorren la parte superior de los hombros, con dos más que van de su cuello a los lados. Dos cremalleras se encuentran a los lados de su pecho. Los lados de los hombros tienen grandes estrellas, comenzando una franja ligera que llega a sus brazaletes (también con una estrella) que dice "JOJO" repetidamente. Una línea va desde la axila hasta el final del abrigo.
Lleva una camiseta interior, impresa en el pecho con una gran estrella. Sus zapatos y pantalones son de una pieza con textura de piel de serpiente. Lleva un solo cinturón de cuero, tachonado en dos filas, doblado detrás de sí mismo después de la hebilla.
El gorro desgarrado y mezclado de Jotaro también vuelve a ser oscuro. La visera es cuadrada, con un arco sutil. Una barra de oro ligera en su articulación mantiene un emblema de la palma de oro como el original. Dos líneas recorren la parte superior de la visera, mientras que una estrella ensanchada se extiende por el frente de la corona, su punto más alto se extiende hacia la parte superior.
Paleta de colores
Jotaro es introducido como un rebelde tosco buscapleitos, pero tiene un corazón gentil y es leal a aquellos que le agradan. Es muy perspicaz, inteligente y de ingenio rápido, manteniendo una actitud ligeramente neutral o indiferente perpetuamente serena.
Jotaro's most noticeable trait is his seemingly aloof nature. He is a quiet individual, often satisfied with expressing himself in short phrases. His bio explains that he thinks anyone can tell his emotions just by looking at him, and probably thinks further effort in portraying how he feels to be a waste of time, making others tend to perceive Jotaro as callous. Related to this, Jotaro is an extremely cool individual, able to keep his composure in even the direst situations. The best example of his coolness would be against Daniel J. D'Arby, playing a dangerous game of poker during which he successfully bluffs the expert poker player into folding even if he didn't know what cards he had and wagered the souls of every companion and ally involved. While he was shown to be mildly anxious when something unanticipated happens, Jotaro almost never goes as far as to lose his composure.
Jotaro is both fierce and gentle, showing these traits in various scenes, from the fight with N'Doul to the encounter with the D'Arbys. One shining example is how he spared Noriaki Kakyoin instead of killing him outright, even putting his own life on the line just to save the young man from DIO's deadly slavery. Despite refusing to show it explicitly, Jotaro loves his mother and respects his grandfather Joseph. Jotaro's impetus for going to Egypt is Holy's life being put in danger by DIO's Stand, and he flew into an uncharacteristic rage when the vampire desecrated the corpse of his grandfather, before apologizing to Joseph's spirit (who had previously warned Jotaro not to succumb to anger).
During his journey to Egypt, Jotaro attached himself to his companions, and through several small gestures expressed his friendship towards them, culminating with a hug with a departing Polnareff. Signs of him loosening up were also shown where he occasionally (but not often) smiles, such as when the group made fun of ZZ, and at one point he even laughs alongside Kakyoin and Polnareff upon discovering the Sun's weakness. Jotaro also has a soft spot for children and is noticeably more tolerant and protective toward them. When Anne accompanies them on his journey, he never yells at her and even protects her from enemy Stand Users, and also watches over her in a similar fashion to an older brother despite being visibly annoyed by her antics. When he takes an ice pop from a young boy, he tells the boy that he will buy him a new one.
Jotaro hates people who hurt women or children in a fight, even if the woman or child in question is evil, and will be especially violent toward them; one example of this is his beating of Steely Dan, which was partially motivated by Steely Dan killing Enya the Hag, and trying to use a little girl as a hostage when he was nearly defeated. However, Jotaro doesn't show mercy to evil women and will if need be severely beat them, such as when Midler attacked it and he busted her teeth through her Stand. Furthermore, nagging girls chasing him (both at his school and throughout his journey) annoy Jotaro, who ignores or rudely drives them away, particularly when they begin to fuss or bicker.
Moreover, Jotaro is blunt and foul-mouthed, having no problem being insolent towards his mother or any other authority figure. The teenager favors witty one-liners, often ridiculing whoever is the target of his quips and offering absurd reasons for his feats. For instance, he took the time to tell DIO the reason he lost was that the vampire "pissed him off". Whether Jotaro does take himself seriously or is just having fun when using his one-liners is left unanswered. Nonetheless, Jotaro has shown a modicum of respect to the occasional enemy Stand User, praising N'Doul for having been formidable enough to manage to knock his hat off his head and commit suicide to help DIO, then listening to his speech about his devotion and finally burying his corpse in the desert. Moreover, he noted how Daniel J. D'Arby was dangerous and compared him favorably to Telence, stating that Daniel would have spotted an obvious ploy which tricked Telence.
Jotaro is interested in a large range of subjects, such as sumo or the TV series Columbo, from which he claims to have acquired his deductive skills. Several hobbies indicate that he has an intellectual side, which would result in him becoming a marine biologist by part 4. Ironically, Jotaro is one of the few who can appreciate Calcutta's atmosphere, which shocks Joseph.
Jotaro also has a quirky, particular fashion taste and attachment to his clothes, from refusing to cut off parts of his pants when the school nurse asked him to, to buying clothes to replace the ones that were destroyed after his fight with ZZ with exact replicas as pointed out by Joseph. When he first trades blows with DIO, he specifically points out how the fight tore a hole in his apparently very expensive pants. He also has an attachment to his hat.
Jotaro has a habit of muttering "Gimme a break..." (やれやれだぜ Yare Yare Daze) to himself to express annoyance toward the ordeals and other events that happen close to him, to the point it has become his signature catchphrase.
Diamond is Unbreakable
In Diamond is Unbreakable, Jotaro becomes the leader and mentor of Part 4's Joestar Group, as well as a person they could rally behind. Koichi and Josuke comment that his company is calming to them, with respect to the consistent threat exerted by emerging Stand users. Having matured, Jotaro isn't as foul-mouthed as he was, although he is still blunt and retains his annoyance towards girls making a fuss.
Although his aloofness is still present, it has diminished somewhat over the years; meeting Tomoko Higashikata whilst looking for Josuke shortly after her father is killed by Anjuro, he tolerates her sudden clinginess when she mistakes him for Joseph, and offers some consolation for her father's death. He also admits to Koichi that he was glad to meet him, albeit privately.
In Stone Ocean, Jotaro displays his typical serious attitude, but this is also paired with a passionate paternal protectiveness for his daughter Jolyne, although his past neglect has worsened their relationship. Another instance of his diminished stoic attitude, he tells his daughter that he loves and cherishes her, which would motivate Jolyne throughout their adventure.
After he is "revived", Anasui, one of Jolyne's companions who is enthralled by her, asks Jotaro to approve his proposal to marry. Reacting first as though he spoke meaninglessly when Jotaro sees Jolyne lean against Anasui's chest, he pulls her into his arms, protectively; leaving Jolyne clueless as to their interaction.
During the final fight against Pucci, Jotaro's love for his family got the best of him, and he made the mistake of trying to both save Jolyne and kill Pucci, succeeding in neither and resulting in his tragic death.
- Main article: Star Platinum
Uno de los Stands mas fuertes en la serie, Star Platinum posee sentidos sobrehumanos, destreza, resistencia, precisión y velocidad . Como otros Stand poderosos (o de corto alcance), Star Platinum sufre de un rango limitado de actividad, teniendo solo 2 o 3 metros activos lejos de Jotaro.
La carta del Tarot, La Estrella, de la que viene su nombre, simboliza esperanza, por encima de todo
Star Platinum: The World
- Main article: Star Platinum: The World
Durante la batalla final con DIO, Star Platinum despierta la habilidad de detener el tiempo.
Esta es la forma más avanzada en la que se mostró a Jotaro desarrollando a su Stand. Star Platinum: The World puede detener el tiempo hasta 5 segundos. Está establecido que puede congelar el tiempo por una duración mayor, pero 5 segundos es el límite de resistencia humana bajo el tiempo detenido.
Jotaro's natural battle sense and flexible thinking makes him extremely proficient at using his Stand, which is facilitated by how powerful it is in the first place. At its most basic usage, Star Platinum will punch through almost any obstacle Jotaro encounters, but he can also be very imaginative when applying its physical prowess, such as stretching Star Platinum's limbs for extra range or using its lungs to neutralize Justice.
Jotaro frequently exploits his Stand's superhuman attributes to augment his own capabilities. He is able to use Star Platinum's enhanced eyesight to see far-away objects himself and, much like other Stand Users, can block attacks aimed at him with his Stand. Jotaro will often defend himself by channeling Star Platinum from inside his body, which also allows him to use its enhanced strength to launch himself into the air. This jumping technique is introduced during the fight with N'Doul, and utilized throughout Jotaro's final face-off with DIO.
Due to its short duration, Jotaro only stops time with parsimony. He mainly uses it for defense, utilizing the extra time to defend an ally or avoid attacks, and has only occasionally used time stop for offense.
- Intelligence: Jotaro is an adept tactician, using a mix of straightforward brute force and unexpected tricks to prevail. Thanks to Star Platinum's tremendous strength, Jotaro can either force his way out of any tough situation or use unexpected feats of strength such as tunneling his way toward an enemy or using his lung capacity to neutralize a fog Stand. Jotaro has occasionally used the environment to his advantage, filling his clothes with thick books when expecting DIO to use projectiles against him, or taking full advantage of The Fool's glider to approach N'Doul.
The years have only increased his wits, and in Part 4 and 6, Jotaro demonstrates a methodical and vigilant sense of observation, watching his environment to anticipate the enemy's moves and attacks, and having a good grasp of the general mechanics of Stands to better identify a Stand's weaknesses.
Jotaro is notably good at psychological warfare and using calm judgment in dire situations. He is an accomplished bluffer, capable of using his adversary's own vigilance against the formidable Star Platinum to psych them out, demonstrated when he forced D'Arby to fold in a game of poker he had all but won or tricked DIO into underestimating Star Platinum's ability to move in the stopped time. He also provoked Forever into entering the range of Star Platinum to defeat him.
- Knowledge: It is implied that Jotaro has accumulated a considerable amount of varied knowledge. At the beginning of Part 3, in his cell, in order to understand his Stand, he had collected a number of books on the theme of the paranormal. In Part 4, it is revealed that he specialized in marine biology; and he briefs Josuke skillfully for the task of hunting two Stand-wielding rats.
- Strength: While not nearing the levels of superhuman strength possessed by his Stand, Jotaro himself is still notably strong, and has been for a long time; even when de-aged by Sethan, he was able to deliver a painful punch against a full-grown man.
- Toughness: Jotaro is naturally confident and intolerant to suggestions that he should defer in any way, backed up by his own strength as well as that of his Stand.
- Cigarette Trick: Jotaro is supposedly able to hold up to five lit cigarettes in his mouth, lit side inwards, and drink juice without putting them out. Oingo failed to replicate this technique. However, this trick could be false.
- Bluffing: During both the Telence T. D'Arby and Daniel J. D'Arby arcs, Jotaro won through an impressive ability to bluff, as seen by his refusal to look at his cards when playing poker with D'Arby the Elder, and having the confidence to rely on Joseph Joestar to pick up on his signal by announcing his pitch against D'Arby the Younger.
Jotaro's relationship with people is usually straight forward, due to his type of personality. He usually tends to keep his emotions to himself, as he believes people can read his emotions simply by observing him. Simply put, if anyone hasn't made him angry, he is usually satisfied with those around him.
- Jolyne Cujoh: Jotaro's only child. Jotaro, due to his many excursions, was an absentee father for much of Jolyne's childhood and well into her adolescence. As such, she grew to resent him though at times also craving his attention. His divorce only made matters worse, Jolyne practically disowning him and refusing to mention him until he visited her in prison. Jotaro, however, greatly cherished Jolyne, taking her safety above all else during Stone Ocean and being fully aware of his failures as a father. Eventually they began to patch their relationship up, Jolyne finally understanding why Jotaro was absent constantly and what exactly he was fighting for.
- Joseph Joestar: Jotaro doesn't usually share his grandfather's humor, and the two have very different personalities. Despite their differences, they seem to get along fairly well, and can share a laugh or two once in a while, and they were able to bond much more during their travel to Egypt in order to save Holy. When Joseph was infected by Steely Dan's Lovers, Jotaro allowed himself to be humiliated to protect Joseph from Steely Dan and repaid his enemy a thousandfold. They were able to work well together against Telence D'Arby purely through shared familial intuition, and when DIO desecrated Joseph's corpse, Jotaro was enraged enough to attack DIO head on despite knowing the serious risk. While he was annoyed about Joseph's affair with Josuke's mother, he still cared for his grandfather especially in his advanced age and decided to protect Josuke's mother in place of Joseph, showing his respect for Joseph's feelings. He also showed a rare smile when he saw Josuke and Joseph getting along.
- Suzi Q: Although they've never communicated in the manga, the anime included a scene of Jotaro talking to his grandmother on the phone. He respects her and assures her that there's nothing to worry about when Joseph couldn't talk to her. Suzi states that she was really happy to hear her grandson's voice after so long. She's heard that Jotaro became wild lately but she knows deep down that he's a sweet child who truly cares for his family.
- Josuke Higashikata: The two have a mentor-protégé relationship. Although Josuke is younger than him, Jotaro is his nephew. When they first met, Josuke had assaulted Jotaro for mentioning his hair in a negative tone (despite Jotaro not intending to insult Josuke), but as the series progressed, the two became allies and have helped each other out a number of times against the various enemy Stands appearing in Morioh. Jotaro respects Josuke's ability and gentleness while being annoyed by his temper, and fully trusted him during their fight against Bug-Eaten.
- Sadao Kujo: As a famous jazz musician, Sadao left his family to go on tour, and has never actually been seen in the series. It is unknown as to how long he has been gone, but there hasn't been any indication that Jotaro holds a grudge against him for this.
- Giorno Giovanna: While they have never formally met, Jotaro investigated Giorno due to his connections to both DIO and the Joestar family. Having found out Giorno's relation with DIO, Jotaro avoided meeting him in person, and trusted Koichi to judge him in his stead.
- Muhammad Avdol: His first initial meeting with Avdol was not very friendly, but after Jotaro begins to truly understand Star Platinum and Stands, they quickly become allies. During the journey Avdol takes the role of the mentor, providing the rest of the group information on enemies such as Gray Fly, Devo the Cursed, and Midler. Jotaro would later mourn his death with Polnareff and Joseph.
- Noriaki Kakyoin: Like with Avdol, Jotaro's relationship with Kakyoin begins with a fight. After defeating him, Jotaro takes Kakyoin to his house to remove DIO's flesh bud and release him from DIO's control. Jotaro and Kakyoin later develop a strong friendship, discovering a mutual interest in sumo, and Kakyoin being one of the few people Jotaro smiles at. Kakyoin sacrificed his life to give Jotaro an advantage against Dio and Jotaro mourns his death along with Joseph and Polnareff. In the JOJONIUM special interviews, Araki comments that without their power, Jotaro and Kakyoin probably wouldn't have become friends.
- Jean Pierre Polnareff: After joining the group during their journey to Egypt, Polnareff gradually becomes good friends with everyone. Jotaro becomes friendlier with Polnareff, having no problem teaming up with him, and displaying his friendship openly with him. Jotaro also respects Polnareff as a fighter, commenting that his Silver Chariot Star Platinum can hold back against when Anubis possesses Polnareff. At the end of part 3, Joseph and Polnareff along with Jotaro mourn for the loss of their friends. Before going their separate ways, the group embraces one last time; promising to meet each other again sometime in the future. Jotaro's only comment to Polnareff was a friendly insult, mentioning that he'd never be able to forget his ugly face.
- Anne: Jotaro treated the runaway girl as a burden and annoyance, but kept protecting her from enemies such as fake Captain Tennile and Forever. Anne had a crush on Jotaro because he was handsome.
- Iggy: Jotaro meets Iggy prior the fight with N'Doul, but their relationship begins badly as Iggy is uncooperative in the fight and Jotaro throws him into N'Doul. As revenge, Iggy pranks Jotaro. Iggy, although not vocal about it, is a very prideful stand user, even believing that The Fool is stronger than Star Platinum. After the battle with DIO, Jotaro and Joseph acknowledge his death, alongside the other fallen crusaders.
- Koichi Hirose: After witnessing Koichi's bravery during the events in Morioh, particularly fighting Kira's Sheer Heart Attack while Jotaro was unconscious, he has come to respect and trust him a lot. This bond later influences Jotaro to choose him to investigate Giorno Giovanna for his bloodline link with both the Joestars and DIO.
- Okuyasu Nijimura: Although the two had little interaction, Okuyasu seems to see Jotaro as a mentor figure. However, he does ignore Jotaro's advice and goes after Red Hot Chili Pepper on his own. Jotaro is exasperated by his temper and lack of intelligence but sees him as an ally nonetheless.
- Rohan Kishibe: Jotaro and Rohan are allies in the battle against Yoshikage Kira. Rohan states that the two aren't close but they seem to have mutual respect for each other, as Rohan has Jotaro's phone number in his phonebook. Rohan also tries heading to Morioh Grand Hotel thinking Jotaro could help him deal with Cheap Trick.
- DIO: Before their meeting, but having heard of each other, DIO and Jotaro were enemies. While DIO simply thought of Jotaro as a powerful Stand user, Jotaro didn't think much of the former but was at least intrigued that he was charismatic enough to gain the loyalty of other powerful Stand users like N'Doul. During their clash, DIO viewed Jotaro as much of a threat as Jonathan was, if not more, going to extremes to outwit and ensure his death. While Jonathan was an opponent DIO respected, Jotaro was an opponent DIO feared because Jotaro could move in the stopped time. After DIO had apparently killed his grandfather, Joseph, right in front of him, Jotaro's hatred for DIO intensified to where, for the first time, Jotaro was visibly enraged and acted on anger. After a short but grueling fight with the Vampire, Jotaro finally managed to outwit and kill DIO. His battle with him affected Jotaro so much, he nearly attacked the fully revived Joseph when he jokingly claimed to be DIO possessing his body.
- Enrico Pucci: Pucci harbored a grudge against Jotaro for having killed DIO. However, Jotaro was unaware of Pucci's existence until the end of Stone Ocean. Pucci took his revenge by stealing both Jotaro's memories and Stand to let his lifeless corpse rot away, but nonetheless knew he was a dangerous Stand user, thus took every precaution against him. Pucci ultimately killed Jotaro in Florida.
- Yoshikage Kira: The first time Jotaro would encounter Kira was near the Centipede shoe shop after Jotaro was heavily wounded by Sheer Heart Attack. Kira underestimated Jotaro due to the poor state he was in, only to get pummeled by Star Platinum for his trouble. Kira noted how dangerous Jotaro was and took the care to avoid confronting him again.
- Daniel J. D'Arby: Daniel J. D'Arby's combination of skill in gambling and Stand power managed to impress Jotaro, even making him nervous at points. Jotaro went as far as saying that D'Arby was the most dangerous Stand user they've met yet. Through a combination of intimidation and sheer luck, Jotaro managed to bluff D'Arby and send him into shock. After meeting Daniel's brother Telence, Jotaro would acknowledge Daniel as the superior gambler, stating that Daniel would have seen through the trick he used against Telence.
- N'Doul: While the two were enemies, Jotaro grew to respect N'Doul as a fighter during their fight, noting that N'Doul managed to knock away his hat, an impressive feat according to Jotaro. Jotaro was impressed by N'Doul's loyalty to DIO and buried him out of respect when he died.
- Steely Dan: Because Steely Dan killed Enya, an old albeit powerful woman in cold blood, and then used his temporary position of power to continuously humiliate Jotaro, the latter developed a great grudge toward Steely Dan. When Steely Dan took a child hostage, Jotaro, not only content from breaking his limbs, delivered a particularly brutal pummeling as revenge.
- Anubis: Jotaro comments that Anubis, a Stand relying on a simple powerful ability, notably a speed that rivaled that of Star Platinum, instead of a trick made it particularly dangerous. Anubis attempted to kill Jotaro several times with several host bodies including Polnareff. Jotaro smashed Anubis in half. Anubis possessed a child and attempted to stab Jotaro before Iggy tripped him.
- Enya: Jotaro was one of Enya's primary targets as he was one of the most powerful Stand user opposing her master DIO, yet she was wary of Jotaro's power and intellect. For his part, Jotaro didn't think much of Enya. Jotaro was still shocked when he saw Enya dying on DIO's order yet still remaining loyal.
- Anjuro Katagiri: Due to his attempted murder of Josuke's mother and successful murder of his grandfather, Anjuro was an enemy of Jotaro's. Anjuro, being a notoriously brutal murderer and recent Stand user, disgusted Jotaro and was one of the reasons Jotaro personally went to Morioh to stop him.
- Akira Otoishi: Because Jotaro was investigating Stand Users, Otoishi saw him as a threat and tried to kill him. When Josuke got in his way, Otoishi decided to kill Joseph instead, only to be stopped by Okuyasu. When Otoishi is arrested, Jotaro threatens to hunt him down if he escapes from prison. Jotaro would later interrogate Otoishi, who would reveal he shot a rat with the Arrow (but hid that he shot 2 rats, Bug-Eaten and Not Bug-Eaten).
- Johngalli A.: Johngalli A. bore a grudge against Jotaro for having killed DIO. While there is little interaction between the two, the fact he framed Jolyne for murder and attempted to kill her and him made them enemies.
Chapters / Episodes
- His catchphrase, "Yare yare daze" has no direct translation but is usually translated to the effect of "Gimme a break." It can also mean "Well well well..." or "Alright, alright...", since "yare yare" commonly translates to "Oh well..."; It is generally an expression of boredom or exasperation.
- In the official Viz Media translations, the phrase is considered cursing and is censored.
- In the official Shonen Jump Advanced manga series he is seen saying "Give me a [email protected]$&*# break..." and the English dub of the OVA translates it as "What a pain...".
- In the Crunchyroll subs, it is translated as "Good grief". In the English dub of the 2014 series, it's translated as "What a pain (in the ass)" as well as "Give me a break".
In Popular Culture
- In the first episode of Puni Puni Poemy, the Director and his alien opponent humorously fight a battle between Stands. The alien fought using a Star Platinum look-alike.
- The shōjo manga group Clamp are fans of JoJo. In their later publication, Wish, the main angel character, Kohaku, closely resembles Kakyoin's hairdo and appearance. Ironically, the love interest of said character roughly resembles a hatless Jotaro, named Kudo Shuichiro. Although the angel is sexless, some fans have speculated this story is a shōnen-ai interpretation of the two. In their early years, Clamp also created doujinshi called Clamp in Wonderland which featured their original character, Jotaro and Kakyoin's child Jota (hatched from an egg) and his Stand Charmy Green (which looks like a green Star Platinum).
- In the NBC drama, Heroes, a fictional Japanese salaryman named Hiro Nakamura is a fan of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. In his blog, he states that he wants to "be like JoJo and Vaan and go on adventures". One of his powers includes time manipulation, a gift shared with both Jotaro and Dio Brando. Hiro later posts on his blog under the pseudonym of Jotaro Kujo.
- In the video game Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, Monokuma beats Monomi with rapid punches while yelling "ORA ORA". In response, Monomi says "This is your Stand?!".
- Iikubo Haruna, sub-leader of the pop group Morning Musume, has stated she is in love with Jotaro.
- Jotaro makes a cameo appearance in the film Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) on a poster in Tokyo, Japan.
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- JJBA Artbook: JoJo 6251
- Chapter 129: Dark Blue Moon (3)
- SO Chapter 154: Made in Heaven (6) p.13
- Chapter 117: The Man with the Star
- SO Volume 1: Prisoner FE40536: Jolyne Cujoh p.1
- JoJo 6251 Interview
- Chapter 256: DIO's World (10) p.9
- Interview with Shoko Nakagawa
- Chapter 216: D'Arby the Gambler, Part 6
- Chapter 121: The Power Called a "Stand"
- Chapter 262: DIO's World, Part 16
- Chapter 265: The Faraway Journey, Farewell Friends
- Chapter 167: Sun, Part 2
- Chapter 138: Yellow Temperance, Part 3
- Chapter 165: Lovers, Part 6
- Chapter 119: Noriaki Kakyoin, Part 2
- Chapter 182: High Priestess, Part 4
- Chapter 118: Noriaki Kakyoin, Part 1
- Chapter 114: Jotaro Kujo, Part 1
- Chapter 264: DIO's World, Part 18
- Chapter 188: "The Fool" Iggy and "Geb" N'Doul, Part 6
- Chapter 237: D'Arby the Player, Part 11
- Chapter 159: Justice, Part 6
- Chapter 154: Justice, Part 1
- Chapter 256: DIO's World, Part 10
- Chapter 267: Jotaro Kujo! Meets Josuke Higashikata, Part 2
- Chapter 415: Cheap Trick, Part 4
- Chapter 414: Cheap Trick, Part 3