"Paisley Park" and "Born This Way" (story arc)

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"Paisley Park" and "Born This Way" (『ペイズリー・パーク』と『ボーン・ディス・ウェイ』, "Peizurī Pāku" to "Bōn Disu Wei" ) is the third story arc in JoJolion.

It narrates Josuke's misadventures, pursued by a biker Stand in the streets of Morioh, aided by a mysterious GPS.


Consulting the Steel Ball Run Complete Record by Norisuke Higashikata I, an ancestor of the Higashikata Family according to Daiya, Josuke reads about the Steel Ball Run race, its results, and the Higashikata family tree. Josuke notices the ties between the Higashikata family and the Joestar family because of the marriage between Johnny Joestar and Rina Higashikata and that the Joestar family ends with Yoshikage Kira and his mother, Holy Joestar-Kira. Josuke then tidies up the room and decides to investigate Holy Joestar-Kira, who Daiya says is currently residing at Morioh's hospital.

Utilizing his phone's GPS on the way, which seems to communicate contradictory instructions, Josuke is trailed and attacked by a dark motorcyclist. Josuke manages to kick off the rider's helmet, revealing a Stand composed of both bike and rider. Josuke deduces that, mysteriously, his GPS is helping him to escape his pursuer. Reaching the hospital, almost defeated, Josuke finds and defeats Kei Nijimura, the Higashikata family's maid, and the motorcyclist Stand's user.

Josuke asks Nijimura whether or not she attacked him under Norisuke's orders. She reacts with distaste and insists on killing him if he approaches Holy, who she reveals to be her mother.[1]

Nijimura claims that the Higashikata Family has a secret and that she went undercover as their maid to find out what it was. Apparently, Holy and Nijimura are the only surviving members of the Kira family. Josuke interrupts her, saying that what she should be telling him is his identity, not hers. Nijimura responds that the current location is not suitable to give him an appropriate answer, and thus the two head toward the Wall Eyes.

Giving an example with a lemon and a tangerine buried in the ground, Nijimura explains that objects buried near the Wall Eyes fuse and that Josuke is, in fact, the result of a fusion between Yoshikage Kira and someone else. Josuke asks who the second person was, and Nijimura infers that the Higashikata family has the answer.

Meanwhile, Yasuho briefly sees Josuke near the hospital but cannot contact him. Pain starts in her leg, and she remembers having experienced it during her visit to the Wall Eyes. Looking quite ill, a nearby medical assistant helps Yasuho onto a stretcher without asking and takes her inside the hospital.

The assistant eventually leaves her, and Yasuho notices that she is near where Holy is staying. She manages to listen in on a conversation between Holy and her doctors and finds out that they've detected that parts of Holy's brain and vital organs are somehow missing, despite her denying having had any surgery. Because of this, her behavior seems normal, but she appears somewhat erratic and has a mania of treating people as things.[2]


Holy Joestar-Kira
(1st appearance)
Yoshikage Kira (JoJolion)
(Mentioned only)
Paisley Park
(1st appearance)
Born This Way
(1st appearance)




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