Stardust Crusaders - Episode 13

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I win! That's it for Part 3! (勝ったッ!第3部完!)
ZZ, Stardust Crusaders BD/DVD Volume 4

Wheel of Fortune (運命の車輪(ホウィール・オブ・フォーチュン), Howīru obu Fōchun)[1] is the thirteenth episode of Stardust Crusaders and the thirty-ninth episode of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: The Animation. It covers Chapter 150 through the first half of Chapter 154 of the manga.

The Joestar Group acquires a car and drive towards the Pakistani border. On the way there, they are harrassed by a mysterious driver in his run-down car, and begin to wonder if he isn't an enemy Stand user.


A red car blocks the group's path

On their way driving to Pakistan, the group spots a child hitchhiking at the side of the road whom quickly reveals themselves to be Merlai Anne. They reluctantly take her along with them, and upon continuing their journey, a red car gets in their way and leads them into the path of an oncoming truck, with Jotaro quickly using Star Platinum to avoid a fatal collision.

After stopping at a roadside tea house later on, the group, believing the owner of the red car to be a Stand user, spots the car parked nearby and they start pressing the other customers much to Kakyoin's protesting, only for the car to drive off. They chase after the car, following a signpost that the car had switched around in advance, and wind up at a dead end, where the car appears from behind them and pushes them off of a cliff. Kakyoin manages to stop their fall by having Hierophant Green hook a cable to the other car, before Jotaro uses Star Platinum to pull themselves to safety, knocking the other car down the cliff in the process. Just then, a voice comes from their own car's radio, revealing the red car to actually be the Wheel of Fortune Stand, which emerges from the ground and destroys their vehicle, transforming into a stronger form.

The Wheel of Fortune Stand is able to transform into a vehicle

The Stand starts attacking Jotaro and the others with a seemingly unseen projectile, forcing the group to try and escape. Jotaro prepares to unleash an attack on Wheel of Fortune's underside, only to learn that the purpose of the earlier attacks was to soak them in gasoline. Wheel of Fortune's user, ZZ, uses the sparks on his car to set Jotaro ablaze. Jotaro collapses, and ZZ declares his victory, saying that "Part 3 is now over". However, Jotaro manages to avoid the flames by digging underneath the ground and uses Star Platinum to destroy Wheel of Fortune and send ZZ flying out into the open. After chaining ZZ to a rock, the group borrows the car, which had reverted to its original dilapidated form, and they continue their journey with the promise of putting Anne on the first flight back to Hong Kong. Meanwhile, Enya, frustrated that all of her Stand wielders have been defeated, decides to confront them personally with her own Stand: Justice.


(1st appearance) (Retired)
Cafe Marhaba Denizens
(1st appearance)


Script (脚本)
Shogo Yasukawa
ヤスカワ ショウゴ
Storyboard (絵コンテ)
Rei Nakahara
中原 れい
Episode Director (演出)
Jin Tamamura
玉村 仁
Animation Director (作画監督)
Aya Nishimura
Kimitaka Ito
Shunichi Ishimoto
Satoru Nakaya
西村 彩
伊藤 公崇
石本 峻一
中屋 了
Assistant Animation Director (作画監督補)
小林 亮
Mechanical Animation Director (メカ作画監督)
鈴木 勘太
三室 健太
Key Animation (原画)
Yuji Tsuchiya
Satoru Nakaya
Naomi Okita
Koki Sugawara
Sachiko Mori
Tomoyuki Munehiro
Mitsuteru Kubo
Shinya Uchida
Tomomi Ito
Mao Kawaguchi
Shiori Yamashita
Noboru Kawamori
Kazutoshi Inoue
Takuji Yoshimoto
Takenori Tsukuma
Ayumu Ono
Yuko Yamamoto
Naoaki Houjou
Eiji Komatsu
Kazuma Uike
Kazunori Ozawa
Yoon Young Tai
Lee Eun Young
Hideaki Shimada
Kanta Suzuki
土屋 友次 (Key)
中屋 了 (Key)
沖田 直美
菅原 浩喜
森 幸子
宗廣 智行
久保 充照
内田 シンヤ
伊藤 知美
河口 真緒
山下 詩織
川森 昇
井上 和俊
吉本 拓二
津熊 健徳
小野 歩
山本 裕子
北條 直明
小松 英司
鵜池 一馬
小澤 和則
Yoon Young Tai
Lee Eun Young
しまだ ひであき
鈴木 勘太
2nd Key Animation (第二原画)
Sae Akama
Takahiro Okawa
Shuhei Fukuda
Tomoka Mizusawa
Yoko Harada
Shiho Hiragane
Aya Nishimura
Kimitaka Ito
Shunichi Ishimoto
Kenta Mimuro
Kouki Shikiji
Fumiaki Kouta
White Line
Studio Angle
赤間 紗枝
大川 貴大
福田 周平
水澤 智可
原田 洋子
平金 志穂
西村 彩
伊藤 公崇
石本 峻一
三室 健太
式地 幸喜
光田 史亮
In-between Animation (動画)
Digital In-Between Animation
David Production
Masato Ujibe
Makoto Yaguchi
宇治部 正人
矢口 真琴

David Production

Yusaku Nagahama
Rie Takahashi
Chie Nakagami
長濱 佑作
高橋 梨恵
中神 智絵

White Line
Triple A
MSJ Musashino Production
Ace Company
Triple A
Design Cooperation (デザイン協力)
Ryo Morinaka
Rei Nakahara
Kenta Mimuro
Jun Ishigami
Ogura Kobo
森中 亮
中原 れい
三室 健太
石神 潤
David Production
Kenichi Higaki
Aiki Watanabe
檜垣 賢一
渡辺 藍希
Studio Khara
Ryoichi Nakama
仲眞 良一

Shinsaku Hidaka
ひだか しんさく
3D Modeling (3Dモデリング)
Ryo Morinaka
森中 亮
Digital Works (デジタルワークス)
David Production
Kayo Kudou
P. Taweeporn
工藤 かよ
Puavaranukroh Taweeporn
Eyecatch Illustration (アイキャッチ原画)
小美野 雅彦
三室 健太


Stardust Crusaders Episode 13: Wheel of Fortune
Start End Title OST Description

The Plot Lurking in the Mist
Stardust Crusaders (World)
A mysterious driver
Stardust Crusaders (World)
Marhaba Cafe scene
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
Following the driver/Pushed into a cliff
Fists of Platinum
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
Jotaro and Kakyoin's teamwork
Stardust Crusaders (Journey)
The enemy reveals himself
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
Wheel of Fortune, the car Stand
Time of Decisive Battle
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
A morphing car/Jotaro vs Wheel of Fortune
Stardust Crusaders
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
Jotaro defeats Wheel of Fortune
A Fine Fellow Arrives
Stardust Crusaders (Journey)
The pathetic ZZ
Increasing Strength
Stardust Crusaders (Journey)
Enya decides to personally go and kill the heroes
Walk Like an Egyptian
Walk Like an Egyptian
Fists of Platinum
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
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Manga/Anime Differences

  • The anime removed the initial interaction between Anne and the Crusaders, with Anne offering Indian porn to Joseph and an argument starting up, which angered Jotaro, telling everyone to shut up.
  • A few things about Indian culture were removed from the anime, such as the Chai and why some cow poop was on the wall.
  • Joseph saying that he took ZZ's passport so ZZ can't follow them again is cut from the anime.

In other languages

Language Title Translation
Japan Japanese 運命の車輪(ホウィール・オブ・フォーチュン) Wheel of Fortune
United States of America English Wheel of Fortune
Spain Spanish La Rueda de la Fortuna Wheel of Fortune
Brazil Portuguese Roda da Fortuna Wheel of Fortune
France French Wheel of Fortune
Germany German Rad des Schicksals Wheel of Fortune
Israel Hebrew גלגל המזלות The Wheel of Fortunes
Flag of the Arab League Arabic عجلة الحظ Wheel of Fortune
Italy Italian Wheel of Fortune
Poland Polish Koło Fortuny Wheel of Fortune


Link to this sectionCommentary
With this episode taking place mainly inside a speeding car, we had asked ourselves how to correctly manage a scenario with a gradual progression while staying in the same place.

Another question was also whether to draw the car by hand or use a 3D model. In the end, the choice depended on the scene. For the 3D, Khara studio (of Rebuild of Evangelion) was a precious helping hand. With our tight planning, they sure saved us.

The action takes place at the indo-pakistani border, and we had applied an exclusive filter to this Episode 13 in order to underline the particular atmosphere of this mountain step.

A car chase is rather difficult to put onscreen, but thanks to Jin Tamamura's direction, I think that the episode is full of great moments. Once the work was done, we felt a little like the driver of the enemy Stand, "End of the 3rd round!" (laughs). By the way, it's a cool scene.

About Wheel of Fortune's design, I would have imagined a more cartoony visual, but Mimuro, in charge of the mechanical animation, had managed to combine his own style with a series of special effects to give an almost realistic rendering. The processing of the image marvelously works, for a striking result.

Incidentally, this is the only time you'll see Jotaro take off his jacket, so enjoy it. And we also see him smile.




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