Anjuro Katagiri (片桐 安十郎 Katagiri Anjūrō), better known as Angelo (アンジェロ Anjero), is a secondary antagonist featured in the fourth part of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series, Diamond is Unbreakable, specifically in the "Josuke Higashikata! Meets Angelo" story arc.
Angelo is an infamous, cold-blooded criminal from the town of Morioh. Turned into a Stand user by Keicho Nijimura, Jotaro Kujo is prompted to alert Josuke Higashikata of his presence. A chance encounter soon leads the two into battle with Angelo and his water-based Stand, Aqua Necklace.
Angelo is a tall, well-built man. He has short, spiky hair and prominent, hairless, sharply angled brows. He wears a milkman uniform consisting of overalls, a long sleeve shirt, simple shoes with laces and no socks, and a baseball cap during his assault on the Higashikata household. The overalls and cap bear the logo of Lucky Land Milk. During flashbacks, he wears a simple prison uniform of a short-sleeve collared shirt and pants.
Angelo is one of Japan's most corrupt, degenerate criminals. He has committed countless crimes, including robbery, kidnapping, ransom, and rape, since he was 12 years old. He is especially sexually depraved, having committed rape at 12 years old and raping two 14-year-old boys later on. Evidently, Angelo feels no remorse for any of his crimes, even admitting that he is a damned soul. To him, committing crimes, especially with his Stand, is a fun pastime. People that interrupt his plans infuriate him, so he naturally tries to kill them.
With an IQ of 160, Angelo demonstrates immense guile. He is adept at using Aqua Necklace, able to work around its weaknesses upon learning them. In addition, he is able to predict what his opponents will do and proceed accordingly. He is even sly enough to turn on as many sources of water, both liquid and gaseous, as possible in the Higashikata household without being noticed. His intelligence is combined with a surprising level of patience. He will wait as long as is necessary for an advantage such as rain to arise. Once he decides on a goal, he becomes absolutely determined and will do whatever he must to succeed.
Not adhering to society's standards, he also has his own odd set of standards, particularly having a hatred for people he perceives as arrogant. In this, he finds joy. Seeing the arrogant fall into despair is one of his favorite things to witness. Another source of joy for Angelo is when his predictions end up correct. He describes these moments as pure bliss and laughter-inducing.
When cornered, Angelo becomes somewhat cowardly and will try to sway his attacker through emotions. However, he remains cunning and will attempt to save his life however he can, such as taking anyone available hostage.
- Main article: Aqua Necklace
Angelo is able to control a water-bound Stand, Aqua Necklace, which has the ability to take control or kill anyone whose body it enters, shapeshift, and maintain itself even as vapor.
At the age of 12, Angelo was convicted for robbery and rape, and since then spent 20 years in prison. He became known as one of the biggest criminals in Japan, having been guilty of the rape and murder of three boys, on March 1994. He was eventually arrested by Ryohei Higashikata, and obtained his stand in prison from Keicho Nijimura using the Bow and Arrow. He was hanged in October, but he mysteriously survived his sentence and escaped two weeks later after the failed execution. Once out of prison, Angelo goes on a killing spree, getting people to drink his watery Stand before using it to cause their heads to be torn apart from within, as well as possessing people's bodies to commit crimes.
Diamond is Unbreakable
Angelo was detected by Hermit Purple as a man representing danger to Josuke Higashikata. In March 1999, Angelo met Josuke after his plan to use an ordinary man to commit a robbery was foiled by Josuke. As an act of vengeance against Josuke and Ryohei, Angelo tricked and killed Ryohei, planning to do the same to Josuke before assaulting his mother. Angelo waited until a rainy day came to get an advantage over Jotaro and Josuke in Josuke's home.
He was eventually defeated and smashed to pieces by Crazy Diamond's fists into a rock. Josuke then restored him and the rock at the same time, fusing them. Angelo then tried to take a child as a hostage with his stand, but insulted Josuke's hair and, as a result, Josuke fused him even further with the rock, effectively turning Angelo into a hideous statue that becomes a historical landmark for Morioh. Josuke eventually waved to Angelo when passing by the rock, a habit which Koichi Hirose also developed to imitate Josuke.
Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan
Rohan Kishibe passes by Angelo Rock, which now seems to have a playground built near it.
Chapters / Episodes
- Chapter 268: Jotaro Kujo! Meets Josuke Higashikata, Part 3 (Flashback)
- Chapter 269: Josuke Higashikata! Meets Angelo, Part 1
- Chapter 270: Josuke Higashikata! Meets Angelo, Part 2
- Chapter 271: Josuke Higashikata! Meets Angelo, Part 3
- Chapter 272: Josuke Higashikata! Meets Angelo, Part 4
- Chapter 273: Josuke Higashikata! Meets Angelo, Part 5 (Retired)
- Chapter 274: The Nijimura Brothers, Part 1 (As a rock)
- Chapter 303: Let's Go Eat Some Italian Food, Part 1 (As a rock) (Cover only)
- Chapter 412: Cheap Trick, Part 1 (Mentioned only)
- TSKR Episode 8 (As a rock)
- CDDH Chapter 3: Crazy Diamond's Demonic Heartbreak #3 (Mentioned only)
- DU Episode 1: Jotaro Kujo! Meets Josuke Higashikata
- DU Episode 2: Josuke Higashikata! Meets Angelo
- DU Episode 3: The Nijimura Brothers, Part 1 (Incapacitated)
- DU Episode 39: Goodbye, Morioh - The Golden Heart (As a rock)
- The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp (Mentioned only)
- The Book Chapter 2: Dies irae (Mentioned only)
- “Oh another one! So, I'm not the only Stand user in town... It was fun committing crimes with this guy's body. You! You dare disturb my plans... I'll keep an eye on you from now on. Everywhere you go...I'll be watching you. Hehehehe, got it?”
- “So you're the douche who doesn't clean up his dog's shit?! And you're even throwing cigarette butts everywhere... Who the hell do you think you are? Do you think you own this town? Guys like you should die by my hand!!”
- “That one's got a sharp eye. If only she or her kid from yesterday drank that milk... Then my stand Aqua Necklace could have taken control of their bodies!”
- “Josuke Higashikata... stupid brat. I hope you're proud of yourself! Kekeke, watching someone like you in despair makes me feel... soooo gooood!”
- “I'll get inside your mouth for sure! Could be today, tomorrow, the day after... or even next week! I'll wait however long it takes! Then I'll have fun with your hot mom after that... Huhuhu...”
Diamond Records (Android/iOS)
JoJo's Pitter-Patter Pop! (Android/iOS)
- A forest around the Zuihoji Temple in Sendai has a rock that bears a striking resemblance to Anjuro after he's turned into a rock by Josuke Higashikata. Despite this, Araki has mentioned that the rock was based off of one found in Matsushima.
- ↑ Love Deluxe - Vol.14 "Shueisha Jump Remix Diamond is Unbreakable Edition" P86 The Origin of STANDS! part.2
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Chapter 268: Jotaro Kujo! Meets Josuke Higashikata, Part 3, p.4
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Chapter 268: Jotaro Kujo! Meets Josuke Higashikata, Part 3
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Chapter 272: Josuke Higashikata! Meets Angelo, Part 4
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Chapter 273: Josuke Higashikata! Meets Angelo, Part 5
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Chapter 269: Josuke Higashikata! Meets Angelo, Part 1
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Chapter 271: Josuke Higashikata! Meets Angelo, Part 3
- ↑ Chapter 270: Josuke Higashikata! Meets Angelo, Part 2
- ↑ JOJO A-GO!GO!: STANDS, p.104
- ↑ Chapter 266: Jotaro Kujo! Meets Josuke Higashikata, Part 1, p.3
- ↑ TSKR Episode 8
- ↑ Tohoku University (November 2007)