Stardust Crusaders - Episode 24

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High Priestess, Part 2 (女教皇(ハイプリエステス) その2 Hai Puriesutesu Sono Ni)[1] is the twenty-fourth episode of Stardust Crusaders and the fiftieth episode of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime. It covers Chapter 181 through the first two pages of Chapter 183 of the manga. It was also the end of first arc of the Stardust Crusaders Anime.

High Priestess is destroying the Joestar Group's submarine and the heroes must evacuate with scuba diving equipment. However, High Pristess's unseen user, Midler, shows the heroes are not safe even in the water.


The Joestar group puts on their scuba diving equipment

The Joestar Group must now evacuate their submarine which is under attack from High Priestess. They are thus forced to put on some scuba diving equipment to swim to the surface and Joseph gives a quick lesson as the group prepares to exit the submarine, precising notably they they'll have to follow the sea floor.

However, when they begin to dive, they discover High Priestess has already caught on to them by disguising itself as Polnareff's regulator and has entered his mouth. Thankfully, Joseph and Kakyoin narrowly manage to drag the Stand out with Hermit Purple and Hierophant Green. The fight continues as High Priestess turns into a harpoon but the group nonetheless manages to seal it inside the submarine. As planned, the group follows the sea bed up to the surface and only have to watch for moving rocks. However, they come across a strange rock formation, which is High Priestess disguising itself as a giant face of rock. The enemy Stand subsequently sucks them inside its mouth.

The High Priestess disguises itself as the sea bed

The Joestar Group is now trapped in High Priestess' mouth. As the Stand's user, Midler, gloats from the surface, the group tries to play to Midler's femininity and flatter her but this only serves to anger her further. Midler thus tries to crush Jotaro between High Priestess' teeth. However, Jotaro manages to break the teeth with Star Platinum and they all break free from High Priestess' mouth, escaping to the surface, where Midler is incapacitated (and disfigured) as a result of Jotaro's attack.

The Joestar group has finally arrived in Egypt

Having finally arrived in Egypt. The group take a moment to observe the rising sun and contemplate all the battles they have pulled through and all the countries they have visited, but shortly continue their journey. Meanwhile, DIO makes his own move and has summoned several new Stand Users. The next day, Jotaro and Joseph assure Suzi Q of their safety before joining the others in their pursuit of DIO, a battle against the supernatural that the Joestar Family has carried out for a century but which they always had done with allies along the way.

Jotaro is now in Egypt, a crossroad of ancient and new civilizations and one of the most exotic lands in the world. Meanwhile, a Speedwagon Foundation helicopter is seen carrying an unusual passenger.


(1st appearance) (Retired)
Gray Fly
Rubber Soul
Hol Horse
Enya the Hag
Steely Dan
Mannish Boy
Jonathan Joestar
(Photo only)
(1st appearance) (Glimpse)
Tower of Gray
Dark Blue Moon
Ebony Devil
Hanged Man
Wheel of Fortune
Death Thirteen
(1st appearance) (Glimpse)
The World
(Ability only)


Script (脚本)
Shinichi Inotsume[1]
猪爪 慎一
Storyboard (絵コンテ)
津田 尚克

Preview Storyboard
小美野 雅彦
Episode Director (演出)
Shunsuke Machitani
Naokatsu Tsuda[1]
町谷 俊輔
津田 尚克
Animation Director (作画監督)
中屋 了
常盤 健太郎
小田 真弓
小谷 杏子
関崎 高明
横山 謙次
宝谷 幸稔
Episode Director Cooperation (演出協力)
加藤 敏幸
Assistant Animation Director (作画監督補)
Shin Hyung Woo
伊藤 公崇
石本 峻一
Assistant Chief Animation Director (総作画監督補)
糸井 恵
芦谷 耕平
Assistant Action Animation Director (アクション作画監督補)
三室 健太
Key Animation (原画)
Kouki Shikiji
Yuji Tsuchiya
Yuzuru Jogashima
Shigemi Aoyagi
Masahiro Shimizu
Akihide Muraji
Daisuke Tsumagari
Takahito Katayama
Shuhei Fukuda
Kanta Suzuki
Mihiro Iida
Atsushi Usui
Takashi Hirabayashi
Etsushi Mori
Manabu Imura
Mihoko Ogawa
Kenji Yokoyama
Takaaki Sekizaki
Masaya Sekizaki
Yoshiko Takemoto
Sachiko Mori
Miki Takemoto
Chika Ishida
Yukitoshi Houtani
Kyoko Kotani
Masahiko Komino
式地 幸喜
土屋 友次
城ヶ島 譲
青柳 しげみ
清水 勝祐
村司 晃英
津曲 大介
片山 貴仁
福田 周平
鈴木 勘太
飯田 光尋
臼井 篤史
平林 孝
森 悦史
井村 学
大川 美穂子
横山 謙次
関崎 高明
関崎 昌也
竹本 佳子
森 幸子
竹本 未希
石田 千夏
宝谷 稔幸
小谷 杏子
小美野 雅彦
2nd Key Animation (第二原画)
Sae Akama
Takahiro Okawa
Aya Nishimura
Tsuyoshi Kando
Yurie Iijima
Kazuhito Tominaga
Haru Watanabe
Hitomi Shiroki
Sho Hamada
Hiroto Kinoshita
Masami Gohda
Shotaro Imai
Kenta Mimuro
Satoru Nakaya
Mayumi Oda
Kimitaka Ito
Megumi Itoi
Kohei Ashiya
Fumiaki Kouta
White Line
Seven Arcs
Kino Production
CL Corporation
赤間 紗枝
大川 貴大
西村 彩
菅藤 剛
飯嶋 友里恵
冨永 一仁
渡邉 葉瑠
白木 仁美
濱田 翔
木下 宏登
合田 真さ美
今井 翔太郎
三室 健太
中屋 了
小田 真弓
伊藤 公崇
糸井 恵
芦谷 耕平
光田 史亮
Design Cooperation (デザイン協力)
Shinya Uchida
Gakushi Maeda
Eri Ogawa
Megumi Itoi
Hiroshi Izumi
Junko Nagasawa
内田 シンヤ
前田 学史
小川 エリ
糸井 恵
泉 寛
長澤 順子
Eyecatch Illustration (アイキャッチ原画)
糸井 恵


SC Episode 24: High Priestess, Part 2
Start End Title OST Description

Stardust Crusaders (World)
The submarine is sinking/Scuba diving lessons
Cheerful Journey
Stardust Crusaders (World)
"I can see your panties"
Stardust Crusaders (World)
Polnareff is attacked
The Curtain Rises
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
Underwater battle against High Priestess
Apparent Crisis
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
High Priestess swallows the heroes
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
Midler is angry/Jotaro is crushed?
Stardust Crusaders
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
Star Platinum smashes High Priestess' teeth
Setting Off
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
At last, Egypt
Recap: defeating enemy Stands across the world
Dark Rebirth
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
Other Stand Users?
Setting Off
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
Call to Suzi Q
Fists of Platinum
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
Egypt, the eternal land
Walk Like an Egyptian
Walk Like an Egyptian
Fool of Sand
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
Egypt Arc teaser

Manga/Anime Differences

  • The battle against High Priestess is expanded again
    • In the submarine, High Priestess turns into a harpoon gun. Instead of immediately fleeing, Kakyoin and Polnareff clash with the harpoon. Hierophant Green tries to use the Emerald Splash against High Priestess and Silver Chariot exchanges blows with it.
    • Inside of High Priestess' mouth after she gets angry, the heroes have a brief struggle as High Priestess' tongue tries to crush them. Avdol uses Magician's Red to burn the tongue.
  • An extra scene is included where a Speedwagon Foundation worker spies on a gathering of nine of DIO's assassins. However, Geb quickly decapitates him.
  • Like the previous episode, a scene featuring Suzi Q discussing with Joseph and Jotaro through the phone were added.


The scenes in diving gear take up more than half of this episode, but these devices are really difficult to draw. Jotaro and Avdol were particularly tricky because of the accessories they already wear normally. We didn't know what was where anymore. The only silver lining: their obstructed mouths do not require lips synchronization.

This is a new underwater episode after the 6th against Dark Blue Moon. Although the aquatic environment had given us a lot of problems again, it was a pleasure to make the sign language scene between Kakyoin and Ponareff. I love seeing them in sync like this, they are really well tuned.

Since this is the last fight, we had wished to make everyone participate. Every character is given his little action scene. The scene where High Priestess attacks by transforming into a harpoon was drawn by Katayama, the action scene animation director, up to the key drawings, for a beautiful result.

There's the scene where High Priestess becomes red - seen from the inside of the mouth and not the cheeks - we went from a pink as a reaction to the flattery to an angry red. I hope that this effect will have its little impact.

When the group finally steps on Egyptian soil, they stand on the beach, facing the sea. There is a shot on the water surface, rather discrete, but it was the only way which asked the most work because of the transparence effect.

The scene where Jotaro tosses a starfish stuck on him wasn't in the original storyboard, but we added it in the process of animation. It was an idea of the director Mr. Kato. It's maybe at this moment that Jotaro takes an interest in underwater fauna, to then dedicate his life to research and even a Ph.d. At least you can picture it like this! (laughs)

The last scenes are all original. The review of the enemy Stands until then, Dio in his mansion, a phone call to Suzie Q... Everything here allows us to wrap up the journey and really give a last episode feel.
Naokatsu Tsuda, Blu-Ray limited edition commentaries


  • The opening contains several sound effects during the scenes.
    • Iggy's appearance is foreshadowed, as a howl can be heard when the lone 6th shooting star appears on the screen.