JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind (ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 黄金の風,JoJo no Kimyō na Bōken Ōgon no Kaze) is the fourth season of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure television anime series produced by David Production. The season, which adapts Part 5 of the the manga, Vento Aureo, was officially announced by Hirohiko Araki on June 21, 2018 at the end of a live news conference for his Ripples of Adventure art exhibition. The season aired across a span of 39 episodes from October 5, 2018 to July 28, 2019.
According to the producer Nobutaka Kasama, the fourth season was greenlit in January 2017.Takahiro Kishida, who had previously worked as an animation director for the D'Arby the Gambler episode in the 1993 OVA series, was brought back as the character designer for this season. On July 25, 2017, the directors for the season went on a trip to Italy to begin location scouting, which lasted roughly eight to nine days.
A Japanese premiere of the first episode was held at the Tokyo Istituto Italiano di Cultura on July 5, 2018, with appearances by the anime's main cast. At the same time, a French premiere was held at Japan Expo, with an American premiere following at Anime Expo in Los Angeles on the following day.
As part of the LUMINE x JOJO collaboration, a second screening for the first two episodes was held at the Lumine Zero Shopping center in Japan on September 25, 2018.
On October 4, 2019, it was confirmed by VIZ Media that an English dub of the season had been scheduled to air on Toonami. The English dub was broadcast from October 27, 2019 to October 25, 2020.
In 2001, Koichi Hirose travels to Italy at Jotaro Kujo's request to investigate a young man named Haruno Shiobana. Soon after his arrival, Koichi is scammed by the youth, now known as Giorno Giovanna, who escapes with his money and luggage. Giorno is then confronted by the gangster Leaky-Eye Luca, who demands a protection fee from the youth. Luca attacks Giorno when he refuses to pay, but Giorno's Stand, Gold Experience, quickly incapacitates him with its ability to create life and reflect attacks. Giorno later encounters Koichi on the street and makes a narrow escape by growing and climbing a tree. Koichi uses a payphone to call Jotaro, who reveals that Giorno is the son of DIO and warns Koichi against pursuing him further. Later, as Giorno rides a cable car, another gangster named Bruno Bucciarati questions him about Luca's death. Giorno lies to him to avoid being attacked, but is bewildered to find that Luca's eyeball has suddenly appeared within his closed fist. Bucciarati confirms that Giorno is lying by licking his face, and immobilizes Giorno with his own Stand, Sticky Fingers.
Giorno, who was once abused by his step-father and bullied by other kids, began to be treated with respect after saving an injured gangster, inspiring him to become a gang-star himself. In the present, Giorno uses Gold Experience against Bucciarati, which causes the man's senses to go berserk. Once the effect wears off, Bucciarati escapes the cable car and hides inside an innocent young bystander. Giorno tracks him down by turning one of Bucciarati's teeth into a fly, but Bucciarati swaps his arm with the bystander's to attack Giorno. Though he is again immobilized, Giorno rips his own arm off to extend his range and strike Bucciarati with Gold Experience's ability. However, having seen Bucciarati's sympathy for the drug-addicted bystander, Giorno decides to spare his life and ask to join his organization, as he aspires to defeat his boss and reform the city.
Giorno convinces Bucciarati to let him join his organization, Passione. Bucciarati recommends Giorno to his lieutenant Polpo, who is currently behind bars. Giorno receives a visit with Polpo, who gives him a test to see if he is trustworthy: guarding a lighter's flame for twenty-four hours. Giorno protects the flame all the way back to his dormitory, only for Koichi to intrude in search of his stolen passport. Giorno narrowly escapes with the lighter as Koichi recovers his passport. However, the lighter is suddenly extinguished when a janitor spills his bucket of water. Despite Giorno's despair, the janitor easily reignites the lighter, leaving the youth confused as to the test's real purpose. Giorno then turns around in time to see a Stand named Black Sabbath extract the janitor's soul and pierce it with an Arrow, killing him instantly. Realizing that he has triggered Polpo's Stand, Giorno braces himself as Black Sabbath lunges at him.
Black Sabbath tries to attack Giorno, revealing its speed and power to be leagues above Gold Experience. Luckily, the sun's light weakens the Stand, allowing Giorno to escape its grip. Koichi then confronts the youth over the janitor's death, unaware that Black Sabbath is moving to attack him. Luckily for Koichi, Giorno turns a nearby railing into morning glories, forcing the Stand to retreat. After Giorno explains the situation, the two teens ally to lure Black Sabbath into the light, eventually managing to annihilate the Stand by accelerating the lifespan of a nearby tree. Afterward, Giorno convinces Koichi of the righteousness of his ambition, and the latter chooses to refrain from interfering any further. The next day, Polpo accepts Giorno into the gang and assigns him to Bucciarati's team. As revenge for the janitor's death, Giorno discreetly turns one of the lieutenant's guns into a banana, which later reverts as he eats it and shoots him through the head.
The news of Polpo's death spreads quickly throughout the gang. Two gangsters, Mario Zucchero and Sale, take an interest in Polpo's hidden treasure, which Bucciarati supposedly knows the location of. Meanwhile, Giorno formally meets his new teammates, and manages to make a good impression despite Leone Abbacchio's antagonism of the youth. Learning about Polpo's death, Bucciarati immediately orders the gang to set sail for Capri. On their way to the island, an unseen enemy Stand named Soft Machine ambushes the group and abducts team members Narancia Ghirga, Guido Mista and Pannacotta Fugo without a trace. As Abbacchio is reluctant to expose his Stand to his new teammate, Giorno exposes himself to the enemy and has himself stabbed and abducted as well. Taken aback by the youth's resolve, Abbacchio summons his Moody Blues.
Leone Abbacchio was once an idealist police officer. However, after choosing to accept a bribe, Abbacchio is forced to witness the murder of his partner by the criminal responsible for bribing him. Dishonored and out of work, Abbacchio fell into despair before meeting Bucciarati. In the present, Bucciarati and Abbacchio investigate the enemy's power using Moody Blues's ability to replay events in the past. Although they discover that the enemy can deflate people, they are unable to find his exact position. However, Abbacchio sacrifices himself and uses his blood to reveal that there is a second deflated boat covering the first one. Bucciarati thus decides to sink the yacht on purpose, forcing Zucchero to reveal himself. Zucchero attempts to kill Abbacchio, but Sticky Fingers incapacitates him before he can follow through.
After Zucchero's defeat, Bucciarati's team learns that he has told his partner of the group's destination. The group expects to fight another enemy on the island, but Giorno proposes that he and Mista ride to the island first and ensure safety for the group by eliminating their foe. Arriving near the marina, Giorno places a call for the enemy over the radio as Mista hides nearby. Sale falls for the bait, and Mista manages to shoot Sale in the leg thanks to the power of his Sex Pistols to redirect bullets. Mista is forced to pursue the enemy alone as he attempts to escape in a truck.
Mista was once a simple teenager enjoying life until he fatefully intervened to incapacitate a group of rapists, revealing his outstanding gunfighting skill in the process. In the present, Mista shoots Sale in the head, only for the gangster to survive. Sale reveals his Stand, Kraft Work, which can immobilize the relative position of any object. Mista finds himself at a tremendous disadvantage, as Sale proves impenetrable to bullets and even demonstrates the ability to fire Mista's own bullets back at him. Mista is eventually left with one bullet, which he shoots into Sale's mouth. Sale easily survives the attack, but fails to notice that Mista's Sex Pistols have hijacked Sale's own bullet, which is redirected to strike him at the same point as the earlier headshot. The final bullet pushes the initial bullet farther in, finally incapacitating Sale.
Having succeeded in reaching Capri safely, Team Bucciarati meets with lieutenant Pericolo, who receives the treasure on behalf of the gang and promotes Bucciarati to Polpo's former position. Pericolo then presents Trish Una, the daughter of the secretive boss. Trish is currently the target of the rogue Hitman Team, who hope to discover the boss's identity by abducting her. Thus, the boss himself has ordered Bucciarati's team to protect his daughter and deliver her to him. Later, Narancia leaves the group's hideout in Naples to buy groceries, only to be confronted by the assassin Formaggio. Formaggio's Little Feet scratches Narancia, who unleashes his Aerosmith to fire at the car in revenge. Formaggio escapes by using Little Feet's true ability to shrink himself. Awaiting the Stand's delayed effect on Narancia, Formaggio also discovers from Narancia's groceries that Bucciarati's team is guarding the boss's daughter.
Having shrunken himself and hiding inside Narancia's pocket, Formaggio patiently waits for his foe to shrink. However, Narancia soon realizes what is happening to him and moves to call his teammates. Formaggio easily cuts the phone wire before Narancia can use it, but reveals his proximity in the process, allowing the boy to find him with Aerosmith. Formaggio is forced to flee Aerosmith, eventually being chased into a storm drain. A flashback explains how the Hitman Team, dissatisfied with their pay, saw two of their members gruesomely executed by the boss for daring to investigate his past. In the present, Formaggio realizes that Aerosmith is tracking the CO2 he releases and attempts to hide in a swarm of rats. Narancia manages to identify Formaggio and shoot him, but Formaggio grows back to his original size. Narancia and Aerosmith find that they have become too small to wound Formaggio any longer.
Narancia, now unable to deal significant damage to Formaggio, is soon captured by the assassin, who resumes his interrogation. Narancia's backstory is revealed: once a street urchin loyal to his little band of thieves, Narancia was framed for a violent aggression by his comrade and thrown into reform school for one year, only to be shunned when he earned his release. Alone and ill, Narancia was taken in by Fugo and Bucciarati, to whom he has become loyal. Failing to extract any information, an exasperated Formaggio traps Narancia inside a bottle with a spider and manages to learn the group's location from Narancia's map. However, Narancia turns the tables by setting off the gasoline tank in his own car, seriously wounding Formaggio in the ensuing explosion. Narancia returns to normal size as Little Feet's ability falters, but the assassin nonetheless shrinks himself and disappears. However, the boy simply devastates the entire street to prevent the assassin from escaping. After one last standoff, Narancia finishes Formaggio off and returns to the hideout, where Bucciarati's team is ordered by the boss via email to retrieve a key to a vehicle from the dog mosaic at Pompeii.
Giorno, Fugo and Abbacchio arrive at the ruins of Pompeii. As the trio sets out for the dog mosaic, Fugo sees an oddly-placed mirror, as well as a new enemy in its reflection. Fugo warns his teammates, but finds that they cannot see the enemy, who suddenly drags Fugo into the mirror world. Fugo finds himself face-to-face with the assassin Illuso and his Stand, Man in the Mirror. Fugo tries to summon his own Stand, Purple Haze, to defend himself, only to find that it has not accompanied him into the mirror. A flashback exposes Fugo's past: as an upper-class child with high intellect, Fugo was so pressured into academic excellence that it took a toll on his sanity. Entering university at age thirteen, Fugo finally snapped and beat up a professor in self-defense, causing him to be expelled and disowned by his parents before meeting Bucciarati and being convinced to join him. In the present, Fugo is defenseless against Man in the Mirror, which leaves him on the verge of death. Meanwhile, Abbacchio is forced to warn Giorno about Purple Haze's ability to release a deadly flesh-eating virus. Despite Giorno's objections, Abbacchio prioritizes the objective over Fugo's life and abandons both of his comrades.
Abbacchio reaches the key alone, but Illuso reveals himself to him, having neglected to kill Fugo in favor of trailing him. When Illuso moves to attack, Abbacchio shatters the mirror and uses the assassin's limited visibility to have him drag Moody Blues into the mirror world instead. Illuso nonetheless uses a piece of glass to drag half of Abbacchio's body into the mirror and half of Moody Blues outside, immobilizing both. Desperate to complete his mission, Abbacchio cuts off his own hand to allow Moody Blues to deliver the key to Giorno. Illuso drags Giorno into the mirror world, but finds that Giorno has infected himself with Purple Haze's virus, which spreads to Illuso's hand. Though Illuso cuts off his own hand as well and escapes, Gold Experience turns a nearby brick into a snake, allowing Purple Haze to find and fatally assault Illuso. For his part, Giorno manages to save himself by using the snake's blood as an antivenom, greatly impressing Fugo. The team thus acquires the key.
Following orders engraved on the key by the boss, the group drives to Naples' train station en route to Venice. There, Bucciarati discovers a turtle whose ability to create a miniature room is awakened by the key. Bucciarati grabs the turtle and rejoins his team inside the cabin of an express train to Florence, narrowly evading the assassin Prosciutto and his partner Pesci in the process. The pair of assassins boards the train in pursuit of Bucciarati's team, but are unable to find them as they hide inside the turtle. To draw them out, Prosciutto summons his Stand, The Grateful Dead, which accelerates the aging process of the train's passengers. Prosciutto commands Pesci to stand guard in the dining car while he searches the rest of the train. Affected by Prosciutto's ability, the group realizes that ice reverses their accelerated aging. Mista, who remains relatively unaffected, leaves the turtle to fight the enemy, but is soon ambushed and hooked by Pesci's own fishing rod Stand, Beach Boy.
Pesci alerts his partner and begins to reel Mista in. Mista fires at the hook, only to have the attack's energy redirected back at him. As the hook draws closer to the gunman's heart, Mista sends Sex Pistols to destroy the ice in the dining car, causing Pesci to panic and withdraw Beach Boy. Mista confronts Pesci and unsuccessfully attempts to interrogate him. As Mista prepares to shoot the junior assassin, Prosciutto reveals himself and uses his ability on Mista directly, disabling him. Reminding Pesci of his team's resolve, Prosciutto finishes Mista with three shots to the head, and the two return to the cabin. Prosciutto and Pesci eventually discover the turtle, but are attacked by Bucciarati; Mista, who survived by stopping the bullets with Sex Pistols, has managed to inform his leader of the situation. Bucciarati manages to wound Prosciutto, but the fight causes his body to heat up, accelerating the aging effect. Prosciutto grabs Bucciarati, but the lieutenant makes the bold decision to throw both himself and his attacker outside the train.
As Prosciutto holds on to the train for dear life, Pesci uses Beach Boy to hook Prosciutto. However, Bucciarati attacks the line, which reflects the attack toward Prosciutto and zips apart his hand. Prosciutto falls to certain death as Bucciarati hooks himself on the line to reach safety. Pesci slowly realizes his mistake and falls into despair, but the aging effect begins once more: though Prosciutto has sustained lethal damage, he is determined to keep his Stand active from within the train's undercarriage. Pesci, seeing his partner's true resolve, chooses to inherit his will and fight to the bitter end. After Pesci forces Bucciarati to enter the train once more, Bucciarati again attacks the line in order to zip himself into pieces. When Pesci detects his heartbeat and breathing, the lieutenant splits his heart and lungs apart. As Bucciarati lies on the verge of death, Pesci decides to stop the train, worried that his target has escaped to finish off his partner. The abrupt stop shifts Bucciarati's pieces closer together, allowing him to reconstitute himself. Bucciarati and Pesci confront each other, and Sticky Fingers wins out in the ensuing contest of speed. Pesci desperately attempts to kill Bucciarati's team in his final moments, but Bucciarati quickly pummels him and tears him to pieces. Behind him, Prosciutto's body falls to the ground, lifeless. As the team prepares to move onward, Bucciarati glimpses Trish's own Stand, which has begun to manifest. Later, another assassin named Melone finds the scene of the battle and takes a sample of Bucciarati's spilled blood.
Inside the express train, Melone assaults a woman named Anita with his Stand, Baby Face, using her DNA to create a child Stand capable of tracking Bucciarati. Meanwhile, Team Bucciarati finds themselves at a parking lot, where Giorno hatches a plan to steal several cars to avoid detection. As the group leaves Giorno and the turtle behind to carry out the operation, Baby Face sneaks inside the turtle and decomposes Trish and Bucciarati's bodies into cubes. Giorno notices the Stand too late as it manages to severely wound Giorno's foot, eye, and throat. Giorno attempts to reach his allies, but seemingly expires before he can reach them. Baby Face prepares to leave on its own motorcycle, but is suddenly confronted by Giorno, who has taken a page from its book and healed himself by transforming objects into individual body parts. Giorno retakes the turtle and, despite Melone's clever orders and Baby Face's speed, outsmarts Baby Face by turning a decoy hand into a piranha, which tears its way through Baby Face's back.
Giorno's counterattack only enrages the automatic Baby Face, which undergoes a growth spurt and begins ignoring its user's orders. The Stand blocks Gold Experience's punch, but Giorno again reveals his hand as a decoy, this time made from the Stand's motorcycle. As it reverts, the bike's battery triggers its gasoline tank, causing the Stand to explode. With Giorno's victory, Bucciarati and Trish are restored, and the gang successfully escapes. Some time later, the assassin Ghiaccio arrives at the parking lot and calls Melone, who is suddenly attacked and killed by a venomous snake Giorno made from his attacker's remains. Luckily for Ghiaccio, his leader, Risotto Nero, has discovered the group's objective. Meanwhile, Team Bucciarati receives a message from Pericolo via Moody Blues's replay. Pericolo orders the group to retrieve the OA-Disc hidden near Venice's Santa Lucia Station, which will reveal both the boss's final orders and his location. Pericolo then pulls out a gun and shoots himself in the head. Giorno and Mista are sent to retrieve the disc by car while the rest of the group approaches by boat. On the highway to Venice, the two are suddenly attacked by Ghiaccio, whose Stand White Album reduces the air around itself to cryogenic temperatures. Though Giorno and Mista combine their abilities to shake off the assassin, Ghiaccio quickly catches up to the car by forming a suit capable of skating along the ground. Unable to shake off the pursuer, Giorno decides to drive the car into the sea.
Giorno tells Mista to escape, hoping to slow down White Album's freezing ability with salt water. This plan backfires, however, as Ghiaccio quickly traps the two by freezing the sea water. Mista and Giorno cooperate to create a grass sled from frozen car parts, which allows Mista to approach the shore. Though Ghiaccio immobilizes Mista, the gunman fires the car parts into his helmet as they revert. Against Giorno's advice, Mista decides to finish off Ghiaccio by firing into the airhole on the back of his suit's neck. However, the frozen air around Ghiaccio, which he dubs Gently Weeps, ricochets the bullet back at Mista. As the two move to solid ground, Ghiaccio uncovers the OA-Disc and freezes it solid along with his own airhole, using the frozen air to breathe. As Mista desperately confronts the assassin once more, Giorno sprays his own blood into the air, exposing the individual particles of frozen air. At this moment, Mista remembers how Bucciarati saved him from incarceration and took him under his wing. Inspired by Giorno's resolve, Mista shoots at Ghiaccio and causes him to fall on a spike twisted out of a nearby lamppost. A bloody shootout ensues as Mista attempts to drive the spike further in, but Ghiaccio manages to freeze his own blood into pillars. Mista's final shot ricochets to strike him through the brain, but Giorno intervenes to save Mista and finishes Ghiaccio with a barrage of kicks. As Mista realizes the respect he feels for his newest ally, Giorno recovers the OA-Disc and heals his wounds, though the process proves to be both painful and embarassing for the gunman.
Having received the boss's final orders, Team Bucciarati travels to San Giorgio Maggiore by boat, where the boss awaits his daughter at the top of the church belfry. The boss has ordered that only one escort may accompany Trish, and that they may bring no communication utilities or weapons. As the group's leader, the responsibility naturally falls to Bucciarati, though he accepts a tracking brooch from Giorno. Bucciarati and Trish enter the church and board the belfry elevator. Suddenly, Trish disappears, with only her severed hand remaining in Bucciarati's palm. The lieutenant thus realizes with dawning horror that the boss intends to kill his daughter personally to ensure his complete secrecy. Bucciarati's past is revealed: once the ordinary son of a fisherman, Bucciarati's life took a turn for the worse when his father was attacked by drug dealers. Bucciarati killed the drug dealers in order to protect his father, and was consequently forced to join Passione seeking protection. However, after his father's death, Bucciarati discovered that Passione itself was responsible for the drug trade that killed him. Enraged that his boss could betray him once more, Bucciarati decides to kill the boss and gives chase, planting Giorno's brooch on the boss. Arriving at the church's basement, Bucciarati contacts Giorno with a hidden phone, and the two manage to corner the boss behind a pillar. Bucciarati zips apart the pillar and attacks, finally revealing the true face of... himself, having suddenly and discreetly been moved behind the pillar. The boss thus introduces his Stand, King Crimson, which wields the power to erase time itself for everyone save its user. Bucciarati finds himself powerless to stop the boss from crushing his phone and lethally impaling him through the heart.
Back to the boat, Giorno and his teammates wait for Bucciarati's return. But when events seem to have happened without anyone remembering performing them, Giorno rushes to the church to help Bucciarati. Meanwhile, the capo gets punched through the stomach by King Crimson but amazingly continues to fight. King Crimson erases time again, effortlessly avoiding Sticky Fingers' punch and lands a karate chop that splits Bucciarati's torso in two. However, the Boss is then sucked into the brooch Giorno has given life to. Bucciarati wins enough time to grasp the gist of King Crimson's power and tries to get rid of the turtle, but when he tries to crawl up the stairs with Trish, King Crimson blocks his path, having forecasted the attack and avoided it too. Fortunately, Bucciarati tricks King Crimson into letting him create a zipper to the ceiling and he escapes, meeting Giorno. Confusion ensues as Giorno realizes Bucciarati is physically dead, but he continues moving as if he was alive. With too many witnesses, the Boss decides to retreat. Out of the church, Bucciarati explains what has happened and gives his team the chance to join him in his fight agains the Boss. The team is frightened, but all save Fugo manage to gather the resolve to follow their leader. Meanwhile, the operative Squalo receives the order to hunt the rebels.
Still in Venice, Team Bucciarati goes to a restaurant to rest and decide their next course of action. Sure that they can learn about the Boss's identity to ambush him and bypass his King Crimson, the team learns from Trish that the Boss had met her mother in Sardinia and thus the island is where they can learn about him. Narancia is suddenly attacked by a shark Stand named Clash, which rips off his tongue. Unfortunately, Clash can teleport between liquids and remains unseen by all but Narancia. Moreover, when Giorno saves him from suffocating and gives him a new tongue, Narancia begins to only tell lies, giving his teammates falsehoods. Indeed, a duo of Passione operatives, Tizzano and Squalo, are ambushing the group, using Tizzano's Talking Head to force Narancia to lie and bait them into watery places where Clash can ambush them. Narancia narrowly prevents his team from staying in the bathrooms too long, and they all leave but Giorno. Talking Head cuts Narancia's hand but when Giorno approaches, Narancia uses Aerosmith to shoot on a pipe and heat it with incendiary ammo and cauterize himself. Giorno understands that Narancia is under the effect of some power, but the damaged pipe leaks water, creating a puddle from which Clash emerges to tear at Giorno's throat.
Tizzano and Squalo's ambush on the heroes continue. Clash has managed to bite into Giorno's throat and has disabled him, dragging him along in the puddles while evading Aerosmith's bullets. Nonetheless, the duo are aware that Narancia can detect CO2 and thus track Giorno. Although Squalo baits Narancia into opening the way to the sewers, Giorno willingly lets himself get shot so that the tracer bullets can emit CO2 for him. Thus Narancia is able to chase Clash until it is cornered in the kitchen room. Despite the leaking gas preventing him from shooting Narancia slashes at Clash with Aerosmith's propellers. Tizzano intervenes and uses Talking Head to bait the team into the kitchen room and trick Mista into setting the gas on fire by firing his gun. An explosion ensues and Giorno uses the opportunity to tell him to find the user and gives him a brooch before Clash can take him. Narancia listens and gives chase to Tizzano and Squalo until he successfully finds them. Despite Tizzano's sacrifice, Narancia finally kills both of the enemies and finds Giorno barely alive. Team Bucciarati subsequently crosses the sea to an airport in order to fly to Sardinia.
Having managed to escape Venice, Team Bucciarati now heads to the Venezia-Tessera Airport and steals a passenger plane to fly to Sardinia. During the preparations, a Passione operative named Carne confronts them but Mista seemingly makes short work of him, only leaving him the time to briefly summon his Stand. Giorno touches him and confirms his death. Once the plane is up in the air, Trish and Bucciarati discuss their situation and Trish mentions Cala di Volpe, a small Sardinian bay in which her mother met the Boss, who was a local. Meanwhile, Giorno and Mista discover some of Carne's fingers, which got into the fridge of the plane without explanation. Giorno then discovers that his right arm is being absorbed by an enemy Stand. Notorious B.I.G, Carne's Stand, activates after death, can devour all energy and matter to grow, and is automatically attracted to the fastest object in the vicinity. Before Giorno can make it get out of the plane, he loses both arms and Mista and Narancia are heavily injured. The situation is extremely dire as half of the team is gravely injured with no healers available. Yet, as Bucciarati goes to the cockpit with the injured in the turtle to inform Abbacchio of what happened, Trish is left alone with Notorious B.I.G, which has managed to catch up to the plane. Trapped, Trish then sees that Giorno has left a brooch from which a brand new hand is growing.
Trish is trapped with Notorious B.I.G but must find a way to protect Giorno's growing hand and herself at the same time. Using the automatic reclining seats, Trish manages to go past the enemy Stand and approach the hand. However, Notorious B.I.G suddenly attacks her because of the droplets of drink slipping on her boot. Trish is nonetheless saved by her newly awakened Stand, Spice Girl, which can soften things. Using the softening, Spice Girl manages to bait Notorious B.I.G into attacking a clock without damaging it and seemingly destroys it. However, a tiny part of Notorious B.I.G reaches the engines, feeds on the energy in them and grows into a big size. Trish again saves the situation by softening the cockpit and then separate it from the crashing plane, acting as a makeshift parachute. Finally, the group manages to reach Sardinia and Giorno has regained his power. For his part, Notorious B.I.G will become in time a sea monster roaming the waters near Sardinia. Meanwhile, the Boss discovers the existence of a clue to his past in Sardinia. Sensing that Trish is alive, he decides to personally go to his native island.
Back in 1965, a baby boy was born from a woman who just spent two years in prison, surrounded by women. This unique baby was then raised in Sardinia by a priest, grew into a young man and eventually met Donatella Una. However, the priest discovered that his foster son had kept his mother prisoner and hidden under his room. The boy disappeared, but not before killing the priest and burning his home to erase all traces of him. Back to the present, a teen named Vinegar Doppio comes to Sardinia in order to reach the Costa Smeralda and watch it. Revealed to share his body with the Boss himself, Doppio manages to learn that Risotto is near but is nonetheless surprised by assassin. Risotto quickly sees that Doppio is a Stand user as he looked at the distant Aerosmith but hasn't guesses his true nature yet. A fight ensues, during which Risotto makes razors and nails appear in Doppio's body before disappearing. The Boss then communicates with Doppio and tells him to approach the assassin, granting a part of King Crimson's power to help him.
The fight between Doppio and Risotto Nero continues. Using Epitaph's power to predict the future, Doppio manages to hit close to the now invisible Risotto and extracts scissors safely from his throat. Doppio then guesses that Risotto is using magnetism to create the razors from his body's iron. Thus he discovers Risotto's location and severs the assassin's foot. However, Risotto recomposes himself, harasses Doppio with scalpels made from the iron in the rocks and takes so much iron from Doppio that the boy suffers from anemia. As Doppio is tricked into throwing his scalpels in the wrong direction, Risotto reveals himself and creates a razor to cut into Doppio's head. Having guessed that Doppio and the Boss are split personalities and seemingly having defeated his enemy, Risotto is nonetheless suddenly shot down by Aerosmith. The Boss then appears, having revealed that he purposefully told Doppio to throw the knives at Team Bucciarati on the beach, using his anemia to hide from Aerosmith's CO2 radar. Outplayed, Risotto collapses.
Having been attacked, Bucciarati and Narancia decide to scale the cliffs to check on the enemy while Abbacchio rewinds the past with Moody Blues. Meanwhile, the Boss orders Risotto to give him back his blood but the assassin attempts a last ditch attack, which fails because King Crimson erases time. Risotto thus dies. The Boss now has to escape from Bucciarati and Narancia, who notice that someone else was here and proceed to search the area. The two eventually find someone, but it is revealed that it is a boy that someone has drained the blood off. Meanwhile, Abbacchio approaches a group of kids and helps them retreive a ball. Unfortunately, the Boss was hidden among them and kill Abbacchio. Abbacchio subsequently finds himself in the afterlife, where his former partner assures him that at the end, he upheld the morals his had. Team Bucciarati all grieve for Abbacchio but must leave the beach. However, Giorno sees that Abbacchio is holding a piece of rock, eventually discovering a negative of the Boss's face and fingerprints that Moody Blues has created. Abbacchio has fulfilled his mission.
After having acquired a mould of the Boss's face and fingerprints, Team Bucciarati research online if they correspond to anyone. Their efforts catch the attention of an unidentified man who calls them and convinces them that they are allies in the fight against the Boss, whose name is Diavolo. Showing them the Arrow and explaining the origins of Stands, this unknown man claims that the Arrows can unlock another power that could beat King Crimson. Interested, Bucciarati agrees to meet with the man in the Colosseum, in Rome. However, Diavolo learns that the team is up to something and thus calls forth his worst enforcers: Cioccolata and Secco, Cioccolata being a murderous surgeon and Secco his literal human pet. When the team arrive at a coastal village, they and the whole village begin to be affected by strange mold that grows when the victim goes down. It is Green Day, Cioccolata's Stand in action. Narancia jumps down into the team's boat, resulting in the near-death of almost everyone. Thankfully, Mista shoots the boat engine to make it explode and push Narancia up to the shores. This feat catches the interest of Cioccolata and Secco, who are filming the whole ordeal from a vantage point.
The fight against Cioccolata and Secco continues. Cioccolata now sics Secco on the team. Meanwhile, Giorno heals Narancia in the turtle, and Narancia has a conversation with Trish about Bucciarati's leadership. When Bucciarati and Mista ascend some stairs, the whole infrastructure begins to sink under the influence of Secco's Stand Oasis which can turn rock to sludge. While Mista and Bucciarati reach the parking lot, Secco continues to pursue and eventually wounds Mista. Bucciarati then jumps down the parking lot, surprising Secco and pummeling him to force him to retreat. Secco dives underground and then explains to Cioccolata that Bucciarati might be a walking corpse as he wasn't affected by the mold. Meanwhile, the group has already stolen a car and are driving to Rome. Giorno and Bucciarati use a private moment to discuss further Bucciarati's strange condition, and Bucciarati takes his status as a small blessing that allows him to fulfill his mission. They are interrupted when a mold-riddled corpse falls from them: Cioccolata and Secco have caught up in an helicopter, and the mold begins to massacre Rome's population. Secco dives to the ground but Giorno and Mista team up to stop Cioccolata's helicopter at the top of a tower. The team subsequently splits up to defeat both Stand users.
The fight against Cioccolata and Secco continues. Bucciarati has decided to handle Secco, but he then discovers that Secco has him beat in strength and speed. Overwhelmed, Bucciarati must flee in the streets of Rome. For his part, Cioccolata is stuck in his helicopter and sees Giorno and Mista arrive for him. However, when Mista sends five of the Sex Pistols to kill Cioccolata, they notice that he's disappeared and get ambushed, resulting in Mista being taken out. Giorno thus goes to rescue the Pistols with no.5 but also gets ambushed because Cioccolata has managed to cut himself into piece and survive thanks to his medical knowledge. Green Day pummels Giorno out of the helicopter but Giorno ultimately makes no.5's bullet ricochet against the blades of the helicopter and shoot into Cioccolata's head, taking him out. Cioccolata attempts a last gambit by playing dead but is ultimately foiled, and Gold Experience violently pummels him into a garbage truck. Cioccolata is defeated. Secco then receives a voicemail from Cioccolata who encourages him and Secco comes out to fight Bucciarati. Unbeknownst to them, the mysterious ally is already observing them.
The battle against Secco continues. Bucciarati is forced to retreat but is caught up. The two then discover that Cioccolata has died by observing the crowd, but Secco surprisingly takes it well as he reveals that he only followed the surgeon for his wealth and treats. Secco nonetheless decides to go to the Coliseum to take what Bucciarati is after. Bucciarati is forced to stop him but another fistfight cements Secco's superiority over Sticky Fingers. Thus Bucciarati goes underground and zips him way throught the soil to join the Coliseum, Secco swimming after him. Using his hearing, Secco relentlessly tracks Bucciarati and when Bucciarati decides to stand still, Secco then creates spikes of hardened rock that he makes rain down on the softened ground. Meanwhile, it is revealed that Jean Pierre Polnareff is the mysterious ally and that he must protect his Arrow's secret at all cost. Bucciarati is forced to move and is cornered but a car is sunk near him and he has Sticky Fingers punch the car's tire. The explosion bursts Secco's eardrums while Bucciarati is past caring about them. Resurfacing, Secco incidentally meets Doppio and takes him hostage but Bucciarati takes him out. Bucciarati then collapses as his body has reached its limits, and Doppio approaches to execute Bucciarati for good.
Instead of killing Bucciarati, Doppio decides to pass off as a harmless civilian to "help" carry Bucciarati to his destination. Diavolo enhances the ploy by deducing that Bucciarati is now a corpse who can only see spirits and emitting a bit of his own soul - Bucciarati is fooled into thinking Doppio is Trish. The two enter the Colosseum where they are confronted by Polnareff from the second floor. Polnareff eventually sees Doppio as a suspicious person, and both him and Diavolo remember Polnareff's attempt to investigate the Arrows in Italy only to be nearly killed by Diavolo in person. Polnareff forces Diavolo's hand, forcing the Boss to come out and confront him. Diavolo gets the better of Polnareff a second time, and Polnareff is forced to pierce Silver Chariot with the Arrow in front of Diavolo to protect it. Diavolo kills Polnareff and takes the Arrow. Looking down on the first floor, he sees Team Bucciarati coming to their leader and plans to kill them, but he then sees a new Stand in front of him.
Diavolo has taken the Arrow from Polnareff's corpse but is now seeing a new Stand in black walking in front of him. Soon, the entirety of Rome is put to sleep, the Stand takes the Arrow and a few hours pass. When the team wakes up, they realize that they have switched bodies. Giorno with Narancia and Mista with Trish, to Trish' dismay but the switch doesn't look like an attack as the grous is otherwise fine and they discover that there Stand abilities have been empowered. The team then meets with Polnareff, whose soul was put in the turtle Coco Jumbo. Polnareff presents himself and explains that the Arrow unlocks greater power, narrating the incident allowing him to discover that Silver Chariot could gain the power to control souls. He's been forced to completely turn Silver Chariot into Chariot Requiem and the group must now defeat it to take the Arrow. He also warns that Diavolo may be working alongside a partner. The heroes spot Diavolo and Chariot Requiem and prepare to attack - however, Diavolo then summons Sticky Fingers to attack Chariot Requiem, meaning Bucciarati is in the Boss's body.
Bucciarati who is in Diavolo's body has seemingly taken out Chariot Requiem and severed his arm. However, the team soon discovers that when they try to approach the Arrow, their Stands automatically begin to attack them. Thus, Chariot Requiem is free to take back his arm and the Arrow and walk away. The team also realize that Diavolo must be now in Bucciarati's body and shoot him when he wakes up. Despite Requiem, all seems well and Narancia thinks about his future. However, time is erased again and the team realize that Narancia has been impaled on iron bars. It is too late for Narancia and the team can only mourn their lost companion. Giorno also regains his body. For his part, Polnareff deduces that Diavolo and Doppio were split personalities, and that Diavolo's soul may be lurking nearby. The group must depart to catch up to Chariot Requiem. In the streets, Bucciarati experiments with Requiem, and Polnareff tries to grab the Arrow since he's Standless. This spurs Chariot Requiem into action who now runs towards the turtle.
The struggle to defeat Chariot Requiem continues. After Polnareff touches the Arrow, Giorno and Mista must protect him from Chariot Requiem and Mista must replace his inexplicably broken revolver with a pistol. After a short struggle, Chariot stops running after Polnareff and goes away with the Arrow, only for it to be revealed that everyone is beginning to mutate into otherworldy creatures because of Chariot. Meanwhile, Diavolo has seen Chariot's weakness. Time presses but Giorno suddenly tells everyone to be still: he's checked Mista's revolver and proves that it was sabotaged; from that he deduces that Diavolo is hiding into one of them. When Giorno checks on Bucciarati, Diavolo manifest from the same body as his daughter and attacks Giorno, severing him arm. Diavolo then catches up to Chariot Requiem, using time erasure to evade all attacks. In truth, a hidden light orb can be attacked behind each soul's head and King Crimson punches his orb to disable Chariot and take the Arrow. The group tries to prevent Diavolo from taking the Arrow, culminating in it being send in the air but King Crimson punching through his host's stomach to send himself flying toward the Arrow and kill Trish once and for all.
Diavolo almost grabs the Arrowhead, but Bucciarati intervenes. He has too seen through Chariot Requiem and definitely destroys the light orb behind him to obliterate Chariot, forcing Diavolo's soul away from the Arrow. Everyone returns to their original body and Giorno is able to heal Mista's body. Moreover, Giorno witnesses Bucciarati's soul ascending to heaven. Bucciarati explains how Giorno affected his life for the better and entrusts to him the end of their mission. Giorno thus takes the Arrow. Diavolo is bitter over his loss of the Arrow but is reassured as he forecasts Giorno being rejected. However, when Giorno stabs Gold Experience, it does turn into Gold Experience Requiem. GER performs a first attack but Diavolo foresees it and doesn't see any real change. Considering King Crimson to still be superior, Diavolo erases time. Foreseeing himself punching through Giorno, Diavolo is elated but his joy is crushed as he sees that time is rewinding back and that his time erasure is being undone. Diavolo finds himself at the same position he was just before the time erasure was activated and is powerless to prevent Gold Experience Requiem from starting to pummel him and King Crimson.
Giorno's Gold Experience Requiem soundly defeats Diavolo and King Crimson, sending them into the Tiber. Diavolo seemingly survives and climbs up to a sewer only to be stabbed by a druggie. Diavolo then continuously experiences various gruesome deaths and his spirit is eventually broken. For their part, the team is convinced that they are victorious. Mista then tells the group to go back to the Colosseum and heal Bucciarati, unaware of his death. Seeing the spirits of his fallen comrades in the sky, Giorno sees the Arrow on the ground. The plot jumps back to the past; during lunch, Bucciarati learns that Luca has just died and must investigate it. At the same time, a florist comes and claims that his daughter has been murdered by her boyfriend, explaining that she was holding a round rock in her arms. Bucciarati accepts to also investigate the matter and asks Mista to resolve the case. As Fugo drives Bucciarati and Mista to the boyfriend's apartment, Mista suspects that he is stalked by a round rock. His suspicions worry Bucciarati and when Mista goes to the boyfriend's address, Bucciarati decides to go after him. When Mista uses the elevator, he spots the boyfriend and the rock reappears, which worryingly takes the shape of a dying Bucciarati.
Mista's investigation continues. Realizing that he's pitted against a Stand user, Mista quickly overpowers the sculptor, named Scolippi, and orders him to explain himself. Scolippi is revealed to a benign Stand user whose automatic Stand Rolling Stones tracks people fated to die and preemptively kills them; Bucciarati has in fact become its latest target and is following him. Rolling Stones suddenly disappears and Mista is told by Sex Pistols that Bucciarati is nearby. Mista begs Scolippi for a solution and the sculptor suggests that he may change Bucciarati's fate by breaking the stone. Mista manages to delay Rolling Stones and ultimately jumps down the building with the Rolling Stones to break it, surviving by landing on Fugo's car. The gang leaves, but Scolippi notices that Bucciarati's fate, as well as that of Abbacchio and Narancia were already sealed. Still impressed by Mista's loyalty, Scolippi prays that their demise may serve some purpose. Back to the present, Giorno, Mista and Trish head back to the Colosseum to "heal Bucciarati". Meeting Coco Jumbo on the way back with Polnareff's spirit lingering it the room in its shell, Giorno decides to safeguard the Arrow. Some time later, it is shown that Giorno has become a gang leader.