Stardust Crusaders - Episode 45

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I- I'll tell you what happened, as I saw it! (あ、ありのまま、今起こったことを話すぜ!)
Jean Pierre Polnareff, Battle in Egypt BD/DVD Volume 6

DIO's World, Part 1 (DIOの世界 その1, DIO no Sekai Sono 1)[1] is the forty-fifth episode of Stardust Crusaders, the twenty-first episode of the Battle in Egypt arc, and the seventy-first episode of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: The Animation. It covers Chapter 248 through most of Chapter 252 of the manga.

DIO finally appears to confront Polnareff. Although DIO reveals his Stand The World, its ability has yet to be deciphered and it is imperative for the heroes to deduce its power for them to have a chance of defeating the Vampire.


DIO's Tarot Card, representing The World
Polnareff is the first to confront DIO who is standing at the top of a staircase. The Vampire congratulates Polnareff for having made it this far from the Far East and having avenged his sister, then offers a "chance" for Polnareff to join him. Either he goes down two steps to signify his allegiance or ascends them to choose death. Polnareff naturally goes up to confront DIO but the latter surprisingly compliments him as Polnareff now finds himself down the stairs. Shocked, Polnareff tries to go up but is unable to, allowing DIO to psych him up by implying his subconscious fear of him. Polnareff understands that somehow, DIO's Stand, The World, is involved.
"You'll just have to die, Polnareff!"
Declaring that the ultimate goal of humanity is a peace of mind, DIO offers this "peace" if Polnareff serves him for eternity. Refusing to submit and willing to face death again until he uncovers his Stand's abilities, Polnareff summons Silver Chariot and DIO summons The World in response. However, Jotaro, Joseph and Kakyoin break through a wall and interrupt the incoming clash. Seeing the sunlight, DIO retreats in the shadows. Polnareff uses this reprieve to inform of one of the effects of The World but also informs them that Avdol and Iggy have died to save him. Kakyoin reminds the group that the sun is setting and thus they continue to go further in the mansion, with Nukesaku as their guide. The Vampire leads them to the top of the tower and they find a room with a coffin at its center. Taking some time to think about the stakes, the group surrounds the coffin and forces Nukesaku to open the coffin. Suddenly, Nukesaku is now inside the coffin and has been cut to pieces, taking everyone by surprise. Sensing trouble, the Joestar Group jumps out of the window and already understands that DIO's ability is extremely powerful. The sun is setting and DIO's hour of power is coming soon. While Joseph advises to retreat and let DIO pursue them to learn about his Stand but Polnareff wants to confront him. Thus the group splits in two: Joseph and Kakyoin will flee and try to harass DIO while Jotaro and Polnareff remain in hiding until they can pursue him.
DIO, standing atop the roof of his mansion
Night has fallen and Joseph purchases a truck to flee. Soon enough, DIO wanders in the streets and hijacks the limousine of a certain Wilson Phillips, an American senator. Intimidating Philips into driving the limousine and driving him mad by seemingly keeping him a prisoner of the car, DIO begins to pursue Joseph. Joseph feels DIO's presence too. When DIO gets stuck in a traffic jam, he orders Phillips to drive into the sidewalk and crush the civilians. Meanwhile, Jotaro and Polnareff manage to steal a motorbike.
The World suddenly appears in front of Hierophant Green
DIO catches up to Joseph's truck, allowing Kakyoin to summon Hierophant Green and attack him. DIO easily deflects the Emerald Splash and then summons The World, which sucker-punched Hierophant Green. Thankfully, Hierophant was out of range and is merely thrown away. Injured, Kakyoin still notes that The World is a close-range Stand with a reach of 10 meters and that it lacks projectile attacks. Still, DIO makes the truck crash when he throws Phillips at Joseph's truck. When the Vampire looks inside, Joseph and Kakyoin have already fled to the roofs of Cairo and Kakyoin has devised a plan to reveal the power of The World.


Sherry Polnareff
(Mentioned only)
Muhammad Avdol
Wilson Phillips
(1st appearance) (Death)


Script (脚本)
Shogo Yasukawa
ヤスカワ ショウゴ
Storyboard (絵コンテ)
Masayoshi Nishida
西田 正義
Episode Director (演出)
Shigatsu Yoshikawa
吉川 志我津
Animation Director (作画監督)
西村 彩
Cha Myoung Jun
Animation Director Cooperation (作画監督協力)
小美野 雅彦
Assistant Action Animation Director (アクション作画監督補)
関崎 高明
Mechanical Animation Director (メカ作画監督)
宝谷 幸稔
Key Animation (原画)
Yuji Tsuchiya
Takahiro Okawa
Shuhei Fukuda
Hitomi Shiroki
Masami Gohda
Kumiko Onaga
Miho Tanaka
Hiroko Shigekuni
Miyuki Nakayama
Jouji Yanase
Teruyo Kato​
Tsukasa Sorimachi
Seo Jung Ha
Kim Young Ha
Jung Ho Won
Ko Weong Woon
Park Myong Whan
Aya Nishimura
土屋 友次 (Key)
大川 貴大
福田 周平
白木 仁美
合田 真さ美
田中 美穂
重国 浩子
中山 みゆき
柳瀬 譲二
加藤 照代
反町 司
Seo Jung Ha
Kim Young Ha
Jung Ho Won
Ko Weong Woon
Park Myong Whan
西村 彩
2nd Key Animation (第二原画)
Haru Watanabe
Sae Akama
Makoto Yaguchi
Takashi Yasui
Yuri Yamamura
Kumiko Kawahara
Eri Kojima
Ami Kadokura
Mika Hironaka
Tamaki Ishii
Studio Wanpack
White Line
渡邊 葉瑠
赤間 紗枝
矢口 真琴
安井 貴司
山村 有理
河原 久美子
小島 えり
門倉 亜実
廣中 美佳
石井 珠樹
In-between Animation (動画)
Digital In-Between Animation
David Production
Rie Takahashi
Yusaku Nagahama
Mai Oshima
高橋 梨恵
長濱 佑作
大島 舞

David Production

Haruna Sakurai
Yuta Shinohara
Yukie Matsumoto
櫻井 春奈
篠原 佑太
松本 幸恵

Tamaki Ishii
White Line
Triple A
Asahi Production
Ace Company
石井 珠樹
Triple A
Design Cooperation (デザイン協力)
横山 謙次
西村 彩
小川 エリ
前田 学史
Production AI
Junko Nagasawa
長澤 順子
Egyptian Arabic Dialect
Ehab Ahmed Ebeid
イハーブ アハマド エベード
David Production
Kenichi Higaki
檜垣 賢一
Graphic Model Cooperation:
Digital Works (デジタルワークス)
David Production
Eyecatch Illustration (アイキャッチ原画)
小美野 雅彦


Stardust Crusaders Episode 45: DIO's World, Part 1
Start End Title OST Description

Dark Rebirth
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
DIO appears
Time of Decisive Battle
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
Polnareff goes up the stairs...
Advance of Darkness
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
or did he? Was that "The World"?
JoJo: Memories of That Blood ~end of THE WORLD~
JoJo: Memories of That Blood ~end of THE WORLD~
Final Battle
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
DIO tries to sway DIO to his side
Fists of Platinum
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
Joseph, Jotaro & Kakyoin crash through a wall
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
Polnareff explains what he witnessed
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
The heroes in front of DIO's coffin
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
What is DIO's ability?!
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
The sun is setting/The group splits up
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
DIO starts his pursuit of Joseph & Kakyoin
Rebellion to Despair
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
DIO & Wilson Philips
Fool's Rampage
Stardust Crusaders (World)
Senator Wilson Philips
Powerful Enemy
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
Philips is trapped with DIO/Joseph feels DIO coming closer
Tyrant of Servant
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
DIO is closing in on Joseph
Noble Hierophant
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
Kakyoin sends Hierophant Green
Awakening Darkness of the World
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
DIO deflects the Emerald Splash
Shoot Towards the Decisive Battle
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
Kakyoin learns a bit about The World
Last Train Home
Last Train Home

Manga/Anime Differences

  • The World can be seen backing up next to DIO when Joseph and the others enter to save Polnareff. In the manga, it wasn't present when this happened.
  • Some of the Joestar Group's phrases were removed after Nukesaku's defeat.
  • The scene where Wilson drove the car on the sidewalk and mowed down civilians was cut, although the car is shown bloodied after a scene transition.
  • When Jotaro breaks the chain from the motorcycle, Star Platinum is seen briefly. In the manga, it wasn't seen.

In other languages

Language Title Translation
Japan Japanese DIOの世界 その1 DIO's World, Part 1
United States of America English DIO's World, Part 1
Spain Spanish El Mundo de Dio - Primera parte Dio's World, Part 1
Brazil Portuguese O Mundo de Dio - Parte 1 Dio's World, Part 1
France French Le monde de Dio, Partie 1 Dio's World, Part 1
Germany German Dios World, Teil 1 Dio's World, Part 1
Israel Hebrew עולמו של דיו, חלק 1 DIO's World, Part 1
Flag of the Arab League Arabic عالم ديو، الجزء 1 DIO's World, Part 1
Italy Italian Il Mondo di Dio, parte 1 Dio's World, Part 1
Poland Polish Świat Dio: część 1 Dio's World: part 1


From now on, we enter the final battle. This episode begins on one of Polnareff's lines and it will be an onslaught of more or less famous lines.

DIO exudes an unbelievable charisma every time he appears. We really have the feeling it would be impossible to win against him.

For me, the one memorable scene will be the part with Wilson Phillips. Mr. Chô is the voice actor, and it is a somewhat strange performance that still fits the character and his vanity. The power of The World is extraordinary, but the senator's reaction makes the scene more comical than tense.

Kakyoin takes the lead and attacks DIO with his Emerald Splash. The scene also exposes the fervor of his spirit, you feel that he's eager to get his revenge. Nonetheless, he doesn't even manage to graze him and his attack is completely swept away.

All of this shows that Kakyoin has no chance against DIO even though he has a long-range Stand. If even Emerald Splash is ineffective, the range of tactics is largely restrained...
Naokatsu Tsuda, Blu-Ray limited edition commentaries



  • This is the second time the ending music uses another part of the melody, which was done previously with Roundabout. The staff roll was already showing mid-action and then completed in black screen, right after Kakyoin announces his plan to find out more of DIO's Stand, which was still largely unknown at that time.



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