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Aiyaaah!! You think you're so high and mighty?! Eastern Mystery Chinese Kempo! This kick will send you flying to the netherworld! (アチャッーッ!何を気どっているねーッ!!東洋の神秘中国拳法 この蹴りをくらってあの世まで飛んでいくねーッ!, Acha! Nani o kidotte iru ne!! Tōyō no Shinpi Chūgoku Kenpō! Kono keri o kuratte anoyo made tondeiku ne!)
—Amato, Chapter 8: The Stone Mask, Part 1

Amato (アマト) is a tertiary ally featured in the first part of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series, Phantom Blood. He is a Chinese kempo fighter who originally tries to rob Jonathan Joestar in Ogre Street alongside Robert E. O. Speedwagon and Tattoo.


Amato is a muscular man of short stature with a long chin and sunken cheeks. He has neck-length dark hair with a widow's peak and wears long hair clips behind his ears. He wears a traditional Chinese martial arts uniform.

Color Schemes

The series is known for alternating colors between media, the information presented below may or may not be canon.
(Green robe, orange collar and sleeves, maroon boots, light brown hair clips.)
(Navy robe, red collar, sleeves, and belt, white pants, green hair clips.)
(Yellow robe, purple collar, sleeves, and belt, silver hair clips.)
(Navy robe, maroon collar and sleeves, green hair clips, orange-red belt, tan pants, black shoes.)


Little is known of Amato's personality, but he is prideful of his self-proclaimed martial arts techniques. Like his friends, he has a rowdy nature and is violent towards strangers who enter his gang's territory.[1]


As a thief from the dangerous alley known as Ogre Street, Amato is known to attack strangers alongside his two friends. He claims that he knows mysterious eastern martial arts.

Eastern Mystery Chinese Kempo(東洋の神秘中国拳法 Tōyō no Shinpi Chūgoku Kenpō)Link to this section
Amato does a flying kick toward his opponent. According to him, it sends his opponents flying to the netherworld, implying that it's a strong attack. However, it can easily be countered if the enemy is not caught off guard.


Phantom Blood

Driving a steam car

Little is known about Amato, except that he is an Asian man from Ogre Street who at some point joined Robert E. O. Speedwagon's gang. He is first introduced when he, along with Speedwagon and Tattoo, ambush Jonathan Joestar during his journey to find a cure for his father's illness. Although he is prideful of his eastern technique, Jonathan quickly defeats him with a backhand punch to the face. Noting his race, Jonathan asks if he knows of an eastern shop nearby that sells poisons.[1] After Speedwagon's defeat, Amato is shocked to discover that his injuries are minor, as Jonathan held back in consideration of his family.[2]

After Jonathan's battle with Dio at the Joestar Mansion, he drives Speedwagon to the hospital where Jonathan is staying via steam car, bringing Tattoo and another friend of Speedwagon's along. Amato also holds the cane Speedwagon requires to walk on account of his injuries during the battle; Speedwagon initially disregards the cane before falling face-first onto the ground.[3]

Amato appears along with the rest of Jonathan's friends to see off Jonathan and Erina as they leave for their honeymoon to America.[4]

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Video Games

Phantom Blood (PS2)

Amato appears in the PlayStation 2 game as "Kempo Fighter". He is an enemy in Chapter 05, alongside "Tattoo Guy" and Speedwagon. He can be selected for one fight in Extra Battle Mode, though his moveset is limited.

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Kempo Fighter
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Triple Fist
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Earth Dragon Fist
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Rising Dragon Fist
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Four-Legged Flying Dragon
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Ground Dragon Kick
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Flying Dragon Kick
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Evasive Roll

Available Stages: Extra Battle 04

Eyes of Heaven (PS3/PS4)

Amato appears in the game as part of Speedwagon's moveset and exclusive Style, Ogre Street (食屍鬼街(オウガーストリート), Ougā Sutorīto). When utilized, Speedwagon will temporarily summon Tattoo and Amato, who will follow him until they are either ordered to attack, hit, or separated far enough from him.

Using the move, Martial Arts, the Eastern mystery!, Amato will attack Speedwagon's target with a triple kick combo, but will also attack the nearest opponent if Speedwagon is not locked on to anybody.

Diamond Records (Android/iOS)

Amato appears in Diamond Records as part of Speedwagon's moveset, alongside Tattoo. In Action Battle, he can be summoned to kick once or be summoned alongside Tattoo to help Speedwagon fight off opponents for a limited time. However, in Tactical Battle he can only be summoned to do single attacks. Amato also appears on his own as an enemy character.




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Chapter 8: The Stone Mask, Part 1
  2. Chapter 9: The Stone Mask, Part 2
  3. Chapter 17: The Birth of DIO
  4. Chapter 41: Fire and Ice, Jonathan and Dio, Part 3
  5. Tsuneyasu Motoyoshi [@TsuTsunene] (April 15, 2024), "Tsuneyasu Motoyoshi confirms namesakes", on Twitter / X.

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