Diamond is Unbreakable - Episode 12

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Red Hot Chili Pepper, Part 2 (レッド・ホット・チリ・ペッパー その2 Reddo Hotto Chiri Peppā Sono 2)[1] is the twelfth episode of Diamond is Unbreakable and the eighty-sixth episode of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime. It covers Chapter 311 through Chapter 314 of the manga.

At the port, Jotaro and Okuyasu leave to reach Joseph's boat. It is at this moment that Akira Otoishi, the User of Red Hot Chili Pepper, appears to Josuke in order to kill him.


Jotaro and Okuyasu head off to rendezvous with Joseph's ship while Josuke and Koichi stay on the docks, where they are confronted by Red Hot Chili Pepper's user, Akira Otoishi.

Akira Otoishi reveals himself as a Stand user

Akira Otoishi reveals himself to be a student gifted with an electric guitar and who is stealing from the town's inhabitants thanks to Red Hot Chili Pepper. He arrogantly boasts about his power, but then Josuke breaks his pinky finger to put him back in his place. In reaction, Otoishi performs an angry guitar solo. When Josuke starts the fight, Otoishi hides Red Hot Chili Pepper in the underground wires to launch surprise attacks on Josuke from all directions. Eventually, Josuke manages to turn the surrounding concrete back into coal tar, allowing him to predict Red Hot Chili Pepper's movements and land a punch.

Angered, Otoishi decides to go full power and sucks all the electricity in Morioh Town in order to power Red Hot Chili Pepper up. Charged up, Red Hot Chili Pepper outperforms Crazy Diamond. However, Josuke manages to trap Red Hot Chili Pepper in a tire. The enemy Stand punches through the rubber, causing the air inside to blow him into the ocean where he disperses. Red Hot Chili Pepper loses all his power and is defeated while Otoishi is stunned.

Okuyasu lands a bloody punch to Otoishi

Meanwhile, Okuyasu is now bodyguarding Joseph, who has grown old and is hearing-impaired. When the boat approaches the dock, Koichi and Josuke notice that Otoishi has disappeared. In truth, Otoishi has managed to survive and snuck onto Joseph's boat disguised as a member of the Speedwagon Foundation. When a Speedwagon Foundation rushes to warn Okuyasu and Joseph in their room, he finds Otoishi but Otoishi accuses the man first. Confused by the situation, Okuyasu nonetheless manages to take out Otoishi just before Red Hot Chili Pepper can kill Joseph. He then reveals that he hit Otoishi at random and lucked out. Josuke finally meets his father, the two leave together as the rest of the group watches, touched by the moment.


Akira Otoishi
(1st full appearance) (Retired)
Yoshikage Kira
(1st appearance) (Glimpse)


Script (脚本)
Storyboard (絵コンテ)
Episode Director (演出)
Yukihiko Asaki[1]
Animation Director (作画監督)
Chief Animation Director (総作画監督)
Assistant Animation Director (作画監督補)
Assistant Chief Animation Director (総作画監督補)
Action Animation Director (アクションディレクター)
Mechanical Animation Director (メカ作画監督)
Key Animation (原画)
Kanta Suzuki
Toshiyuki Sato
Kazunori Ozawa
Manabu Imura
Yuki Masutani
Yuichi Nakasawa
Takenor Tsukuma
Mayumi Oda
Nozomi Tachibana
Yanase Joji
Kato Teruy
Chibayama Natsue
Yamada Masashi
Watanabe Har
Yoko Uchida
Yu Matsuo
Sae Akama
Koji Nobuhara
Yukihiro Kobayashi
Yui Kinoshita
Nozomi Sakamoto
Miho Tanaka
Hideaki Tsukioka
Nobuhiro Masuda
Miki Takemoto
Myoung-hoon Park
Joung-kyoung Lee
2nd Key Animation (第二原画)
Kohei Ashiya
Yukitoshi Houtani
Kashiwa Anezaki
Yuri Yamamura
Shuhei Fukuda
Nana Yamazaki
Kasumi Takeuchi
Yuji Shibata
Ryo Yamauchi
Kabaji One
White Line
Jin-hee Park
Soo-kyung Park
Sul-ah Kang
Hyun-ae Kwan
Zan-di Lee
CL Corporation
MSJ Musashino Production
Asahi Production
Design Cooperation (デザイン協力)
Eyecatch Illustration (アイキャッチ原画)


DU Episode 12: Red Hot Chili Pepper, Part 2
Start End Title OST Description

The Fate Which Still Remains
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Jotaro predicts RHCP's plans
Crazy Noisy Bizarre Town
Crazy Noisy Bizarre Town
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Jotaro & Okuyasu leave
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Josuke thinks about his father
Electric Guitarist
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Akira Otoishi appears
Electric Guitarist
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Akira challenges Josuke/Guitar solo
Diamond is Unbreakable ~ Stand Activated ~
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Josuke tries to attack
Fight, Fight!
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
RHCP's tremendous speed
Diamond is Unbreakable -Main Theme-
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Josuke lands a hit
Sudden Battle
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
RHCP at full power
Diamond is Unbreakable ~ Stand Activated ~
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Josuke traps RHCP inside a tire
Electric Guitarist
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
RHCP punches the tire
Diamond is Unbreakable ~ Stand Activated ~
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
RHCP sent into the sea
Crime Scene Express
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Daydream~
Akira Otoishi has infiltrated the boat/Okuyasu's dilemma
The Hand
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Okuyasu defeats Akira
A Town Protected by Love
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Josuke meets his father
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Forced foreshadowing
I Want You
I Want You
Diamond is Unbreakable -Main Theme-
Diamond is Unbreakable ~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
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Manga/Anime Differences

  • The detailed descriptions of Akira's guitar aren't mentioned.
  • Akira mentioning Eddie Van Halen and Stevie Ray Vaughan is omitted.
  • An extra scene depicting an unseen Killer picking up a woman's severed hand in the shower is added.
    • In addition, the Killer can be spotted very briefly from behind amongst a crowd during Red Hot Chili Pepper's electricity drainage of the town.
  • Removed Otoishi's line about piercing the tire as easily as he would a condom.


This whole episode can basically be summed up with the guitar scene, since the animation for it monopolized a quarter of the episode's frames. Notice that the position of the fingers is also as realistic as possible, it’s the same notes one would use in real life! Mr. Kato is really committed to the details.

I love the episodes with Okuyasu in them. The part on the boat where Okuyasu tries to guess who’s the real Otoishi brings us back to a gag anime. There’s also this scene where he proposes Josuke to fix the cane and Koichi goes “What are you saying, idiot? You’re really dumb!” My dear Koichi, there's no need to repeat, we get it (laughs)…

Joseph fully enters the story starting from episode 12 and I think that a good number of fans were surprised by his new appearance; he’s changed a lot since part 3. He will show off his capabilities in the next episode, but for the most part, we wanted to really make the audience feel the character’s old age and at the same time the perils he was facing. Unsho Ishizuka, Joseph’s voice actor, really went into his role as an old guy, for instance coughing a lot in the studio during the recordings. He was doing it on purpose, but at least he lightened the mood during recording.

In hindsight, we had action sequences, sincere human feelings, and solo concert (?)… Overall episode 12 is full of great moments.
Naokatsu Tsuda, Blu-Ray limited edition commentaries


  • In the official English sub and dub, this episode's title is changed to "Chili Pepper, Part 2" to match Red Hot Chili Pepper's name change to "Chili Pepper".
  • Coincidentally, the band Red Hot Chili Peppers released a new album titled The Getaway the same day this episode debuted.
  • During Akira's guitar solo, he uses right-hand tapping to create the words "I'm Gonna Kill Your Mamas Too" using sound. This phrase is a subtle reference to the Frank Zappa song, "My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama".
  • In the 2020 Anime Expo interview, Hiroyuki Omori (producer for the anime) confirms that one can see Yoshikage Kira from the back during a scene, which is a deliberate move aimed at fans of the original manga to create anticipation for the later parts of the show.