Shigekiyo Yangu

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For a similar character, see Shigechi (Steel Ball Run)
As long as y'all be with me, my little Harvests, I'll never run outta money...for my whole life!
—Shigekiyo Yangu, Chapter 335: Shigechi's Harvest, Part 1


Shigekiyo Yangu (矢安宮 重清 Yangū Shigekiyo), nicknamed Shigechi (重ちー Shigechī), is a secondary ally featured in the fourth part of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Diamond is Unbreakable, specifically in the "'Shigechi's' Harvest" and "Yoshikage Kira Just Wants to Live Quietly" story arcs.

Shigechi is a kid using his Stand, Harvest, to collect money throughout the town, Shigechi befriends Josuke Higashikata and Okuyasu Nijimura. However, he accidentally discovers that Yoshikage Kira is a serial-killer and is killed, prompting Josuke Higashikata and his friend's search for the murderer.

Appearance

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Shigechi is a short and obese teenage boy with youthful features.

Although colored by Araki as having small patches of spiked hair, he appears bald in the digitally colored manga and anime, with his head textured by short spikes. He has thick drooping earlobes and small, high eyebrows. His teeth are misaligned, and he is missing his left maxillary central incisor.

He wears a modified, dark school uniform with studs outlining his chest in two "V"s, and in a line drawn downwards from each angle, touching high points on a serrated cut lining the bottom of his jacket.

Color Schemes

The series is known for alternating colors between media, the information presented below may or may not be canon.

Skin(Fair)
Hair (eyebrows)(Dark Brown)
Eyes(Blue)
Outfit
(Purple uniform, yellow trim and beads, brown shoes)

Skin(Fair)
Hair (eyebrows)(Black)
Eyes(Light Blue)
Outfit
(Indigo uniform and shoes, golden trim and beads)

Skin(Fair)
Hair (eyebrows)(Black)
Eyes(Light blue-gray)
Outfit
(Blue uniform and shoes, golden trim and beads)

Skin(Fair)
Hair (eyebrows)(Black)
Eyes(Teal)
Outfit
(Green uniform, yellow trim and beads, blue shoes)

Personality

Sure, he was super greedy and kind of annoying.. but he really grew on you.
Josuke about Shigechi, Chapter 347

Shigechi initially comes off as naive or unintelligent, with little thought for the creative use of his powers beyond gathering lost change. He notably mentioned licking stamps to see if the glue tastes different depending on the stamp, and he keeps a chewing-gum on the back of his mother's photograph to chew on later.

He also appears socially inept, being overjoyed at the thought of having friends in Josuke and Okuyasu and giving them, without a second thought, a share of the spoils he acquired through Harvest, if too much money isn't concerned Shigechi is always friendly. Shigechi also held strong familial loyalty, carrying a picture of his mother wherever he went and when facing Kira, he struggled to escape so he could protect his parents from such a menace. Shigechi tends to act quite politely in front of adults, notably deeply apologizing to Kira for almost colliding with him.

Shigechi loves money

On the other hand, Shigechi's greediness and possessiveness get the better of him. He couldn't bear the thought of sharing the five million yen he, Josuke and Okuyasu acquired through the lottery with them, and stole the check from them, threatening to kill both if they approached. After his eventual reconciliation, his possessiveness still extends to being unwilling to give money to his friends, but lending it; moreover, he was very possessive of his lunch, dropping his polite demeanor for a more confrontational one when he thought Kira was the one to have stolen it. He also had a habit of helping himself with the teachers' coffee and tea stash in order to have free drinks.

Finally, Shigechi has a misplaced pride. On one side, he has a tendency to let praise get to his head, as Josuke and Okuyasu's compliment about the smart way he uses Harvest made him believe he would have been smart enough to think about gathering store coupons or a winning lottery ticket to win more than he would with small change. On the other side, Shigechi takes insults badly and when Okuyasu begins to call him an idiot or fat, he violently retaliates against Okuyasu. He is also fairly arrogant about his abilities, and when squaring off with Josuke and Okuyasu he claimed his Stand was invincible. He made the same mistake with Kira and faced off against him despite not knowing at the time what Kira's deadly Stand powers were, which proved to be his ultimate downfall.

Abilities

Stand

Main article: Harvest

Shigechi is the user of the stand Harvest, a colony of small, bipedal insect-like creatures that scan the area for objects set for them to fight and retrieve. The main objective Shigechi uses Harvest for is usually gathering money.

Harvest (ハーヴェスト)Link to this section
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Ability
Strength in Numbers & Hypodermic Needle
PWR
E
SPD
B
RNG
A
STA
A
PRC
E
DEV
C

History

Background

Shigekiyo Yangu was born around 1985-1986 and seemingly lived a normal childhood. His parents gave him the nickname Shigechi and he got a pet turtle named Gonta at some point.

Diamond is Unbreakable (1999)

Shigechi develops his Stand, Harvest, during February and uses its nature to collect lost money in the town of Morioh. He claims to have gathered 120,000 yen when he meets Josuke & Okuyasu for the first time.

Shigechi's Harvest

Shigechi, Josuke & Okuyasu create an invincible trio to get money

Shigechi first appears when Josuke Higashikata and Okuyasu Nijimura separately discover Harvest gathering coins. Following the colony of small Stands, the two arrive at a park where Shigechi collects the found coins. At first, Josuke and Okuyasu are unsure whether Shigechi is a malevolent Stand User. However, Shigechi surprises the pair and greets them. The situation is cleared and Shigechi starts presenting who he is to his to fellow Stand Users. Somewhat impressed, Josuke compliments Shigechi on retrieving small change and an overjoyed Shigechi offers half of his money to his new friends. While Okuyasu is more than happy to take free money Josuke insists on not taking advantage of his naivete, but instead work together with Shigechi and then equally share the spoils.

Josuke instructs Shigechi to retrieve lost or cast away store stamps and voucher in order to collect any bonus associated with them, that wat, Shigechi will get half of the money while Josuke and Okuyasu take the rest. The "invincible trio" merrily watches as Harvest accumulates the coupons, allowing Josuke to collect 61,000 yen in bonus. However, Shigechi gets greedy in presence of so much money and decides to only give 10,000 yen as he argues Harvest did all the work. This angers Okuyasu but Josuke reins him in, saying that they must be the adults and have more to gain staying friends with Shigechi.

Shigechi lets his greed take over

Josuke throws away a batch of lottery tickets, but Okuyasu stops him as he believes a winning lottery ticket could be there. Both Josuke and Shigechi scoff at the idea and Shigechi even promises Okuyasu half of whatever prize he gets. Soon enough, Okuyasu finds a winning lottery ticket with a prize of 5,000,000 yen. Josuke and Okuyasu are overjoyed, but unbeknownst to them, Shigechi's greed resurfaces.

At the bank, Shigechi, Josuke and Okuyasu try to receive their paycheck. The banker, suspicious about the trio, interrogates them about the ticket and reveals that the real buyer had written his name and phone number on the back. Thankfully, Josuke uses Crazy Diamond to modify the writings, stopping the banker from confirming that the ticker has been bought by someone else. After they exit the bank, Shigechi claims the prize for himself, repeating that Harvest was the one to find the ticket. This time, even Josuke loses patience. Shigechi arrogantly hands Josuke and Okuyasu two 10,000 yen notes as an "act of sympathy" but Okuyasu punches him, takes the paycheck and insults him. In anger, Shigechi retaliates. He summons Harvest who snatches the paycheck and attack Okuyasu's legs. Although Crazy Diamond is powerful enough to easily destroy one Harvest, this does no damage to Shigechi who runs away, threatening to kill the duo if they follow him.

Josuke has to beat some sense in Shigechi

Josuke and Okuyasu pursue Shigechi, whose fatness prevents him from running for long. However, he uses Harvest as a makeshift tank tread, allowing to be carried rapidly over the street and even carried to the roofs of the town. Using teamwork, Josuke and Okuyasu somehow manage to follow him and corner him on a roof. However, Shigechi has Harvest inject alcohol directly in their bloodstream, making them dizzy. Weakened, Josuke and Okuyasu cannot properly defend themselves and are cornered. Okuyasu begs for mercy and shows his money as a payment in exchange for forgiveness. Enticed, Shigechi approaches to take the bills and although he sees through the trick, he's already entered The Hand's range which teleport the ticket back into the duo's hands. Josuke then proceeds to tear the paycheck into tiny pieces and throw all but one piece away. Panicking, Shigechi sends Harvest away from him, allowing Josuke and Okuyasu to beat him.

Josuke and Okuyasu finally manage to talk sense into Shigechi and convince him to split the prize into thirds. The three receive their prize and become firm friends, although Shigechi's greed still annoys his two comrades.

Yoshikage Kira Just Wants to Live Quietly

One day, Shigechi buys sandwich from St. Gentleman's. It is stolen from under his nose by a dog and when Shigechi notices that his sandwich is gone, he mistakes Kira's bag for his and takes it, not knowing that Kira's "girlfriend" is inside of it. Kira notices this right away and follows the kid to prevent him from seeing the hand, as he fears that the police could easily trace the ring on it and Kira's fingerprints back to him. Having not left a single clue during his 15-year career as a serial killer, Kira is determined to reclaim his "girlfriend."

Shigechi's "lunch"

Kira follows Shigechi across town until the latter runs into Josuke & Okuyasu again. Shigechi offers to let them into his school's prep room to have the coffee and tea that the gym teacher regularly smuggles into the school, but Josuke & Okuyasu turn him down. Thinking that he can reclaim his "girlfriend" without much trouble, Kira follows Shigechi into his school's prep room and tries to grab the St. Gentleman's bag while Shigechi is busy brewing himself some coffee, but is forced to hide in the gymnastics equipment when Josuke & Okuyasu suddenly join Shigechi, having changed their minds about his offer. While the trio is busy eating lunch, Kira attempts to grab the bag with a straightened-out coat hanger, but drops it, piquing Josuke's curiosity. Just when he is about to investigate the bag, however, Shigechi stops him and accuses him of trying to steal his sandwich. He then leaves again to prepare tea for Josuke & Okuyasu, during which Kira successfully reclaims the bag. Upon noticing that his bag is gone, however, Shigechi sends out Harvest to look for it but is cut short when the gym teacher enters the prep room, driving the three boys out and giving Kira an opportunity to escape without a trace.

Shigechi is attacked by Kira

Shigechi, however, notices Kira carrying the bag from the same bakery that his sandwich came from, and suspects Kira of having stolen his sandwich. Shigechi tries to take it back with Harvest, but the bag rips open, exposing Kira's "girlfriend." Kira, knowing that he'll probably be exposed, gives Shigechi a monologue on how he wishes to live a quiet life before summoning his own Stand, Killer Queen, aiming to kill Shigechi before the boy can expose him. Kira then sends out his Stand, Killer Queen, to eliminate him before word gets out. However, Shigechi summons his own Stand, Harvest, to try and incapacitate him. Kira deduces from his incident in the school that Josuke and Okuyasu are also Stand users while revealing a 100 yen coin.

Shigechi dies from one of Kira's bombs

Shigechi orders Harvest to take the coin, right before Kira reveals Killer Queen's ability to turn anything it touches into a bomb. The coin explodes, maiming Shigechi but not killing him. After revealing his knowledge of Reimi, Shigechi uses Harvest to distract Kira and hide. He then hobbles to the high school section of the school, aiming to warn Josuke & Okuyasu, but the moment he touches Josuke's classroom's doorknob, Kira detonates the bomb he planted on it, causing Shigechi to explode from the inside-out without leaving a trace. Having managed to leave the group a button from Kira's suit coat, Shigechi's soul is seen ascending by Reimi Sugimoto, and she warns the allied Stand users of his fate.

Chapters / Episodes

Book Icon.png Manga Appearances
Chapters in order of appearance
TV Icon.png Anime Appearances
Episodes in order of appearance

Quotes

Quote.png Quotes
  • I found itǃ (ミツケタゾ!Mitsuketa zoǃ)
    —Harvest
  • As long as y'all be with me, my little Harvests, I'll never run outta money...for my whole life!
    —Shigekiyo Yangu, Chapter 335: Shigechi's Harvest, Part 1
  • Yeah! We are the invincible trio!
    —Shigekiyo Yangu, Chapter 336: Shigechi's Harvest, Part 2
  • You won't get nothin'! Not a single yen! Yer Stands are poo! Worth less than a stinky fart! We only got the 5 million because of Harvest!
    —Shigekiyo Yangu, Chapter 339: Shigechi's Harvest, Part 5
  • Y'all can't do anything against Harvest... Want proof? Absolute proof? I'll give you proof!
    —Shigekiyo Yangu, Chapter 339: Shigechi's Harvest, Part 5
  • I hate bein' made fun of! "Fatass, stupid pig", all these names... I'll make y'all regret mocking me!
    —Shigekiyo Yangu, Chapter 340: Shigechi's Harvest, Part 6
  • Josuke! (仗助!Jōsuke!)
    —Shigekiyo Yangu's last words, Chapter 346: Yoshikage Kira Just Wants to Live Quietly, Part 5

Video Games

All-Star Battle (PS3)

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Shigechi makes his playable debut as the 2nd DLC character to be announced for the game. Despite being one of the mass majority of playable characters in the game with the "Stand" Style, Shigechi cannot turn Harvest on/off, nor does he have access to the Stand Rush ability returning from the Capcom game.

In order to change movesets, Shigechi can switch between Offensive Formation and Defensive Formation, which dictates some of the skills he can use and changes Harvest's combat capabilities. Shigechi has 900 HP.

Command List

During battle, Shigechi can use various attacks that were featured in Diamond Is Unbreakable.

Style/Specials/Etc
Herd of Harvests
Passive

Harvest is always on for Shigechi. His total number of Harvest units affect his various skills and their strength and properties. Shigechi can have up to 3 units active at a time.
The more effective the skill is, the more Harvest units are consumed to perform it. All of Shigechi's skills consume Harvest units; His special skills become unavailable with zero Harvest units. If Shigechi attempts to perform a variation of a skill that consumes multiple units while he has an insufficient amount, the next best highest strength variation is chosen automatically.

Can you see my Harvest?
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Shigechi summons a group of Harvests as one unit upon a press of the Style button.

Relay race
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Replacing the normal forward run, Harvest can carry Shigechi both forwards and backwards in a caterpillar track-like fashion (same as the method he used to escape Josuke and Okuyasu). The more Harvest units are currently active, the faster Shigechi will move.
This makes him one of the only four characters in the game capable of running in the opposite direction; the others being Joseph Joestar (both versions), Iggy, and Hol Horse.

Offensive Formation
ASBDPad2.pngASBDPad3.pngASBDPad6.png + ASBS.png ON GROUND

Shigechi switches Harvest to Offensive Formation, shifting his available abilities. This action is special-cancelable, allowing him quick access to his skills when switching from Defensive Formation.

Defensive Formation
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Shigechi switches Harvest to Defensive Formation, shifting his available abilities. This action is special-cancelable, allowing him quick access to his skills when switching from Offensive Formation.

Special Moves
Don't underestimate Harvest!
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Shigechi sends Harvest flying forward as an arcing projectile. The more Harvest units are used, the number of hits is increased and more damage is dealt (Flash Cancel comboable). If three units are used (ASBH.png), the opponent is knocked down.

Special Moves (Offensive Formation)
I can get anything I want!
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Shigechi sends Harvest to drop objects on the opponent's head, regardless of range and orientation. If one or two units are used, Harvest drops nuts and bolts on their head, with two units (ASBM.png) increasing the number of nuts and bolts for more damage. If three units are used (ASBH.png), two construction pipes will fall instead, bouncing the opponent off the ground. (Comboable)

Learn the hard way!
ASBDPad2.pngASBDPad1.pngASBDPad4.png + ASBL.png/ASBM.png/ASBH.png ON GROUND WHEN DOWNED

Shigechi sends Harvest running at the opponent. This is a low attack that cannot be blocked standing, and can strike a downed opponent. The number of hits and damage dealt is increased the more Harvest units are used. (Flash Cancel comboable)

Move and you'll regret it!
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An unblockable command Throw. Shigechi has Harvest leap upwards in a falling arc. If they connect, the large number of Harvests will hold the opponent still as a single one of them attacks their neck, before throwing them away. The more Harvest units are used, the more the range the attack will travel.

Special Moves (Defensive Formation)
Don't come any closer!
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Harvest instantly forms a wall in front of Shigechi, completely guarding against non-Throw/HHA/GHA attacks. This move doubles as a reversal, and has a follow-up affected by the number of Harvest units used to erect the guard.

I'll protect them!
(During "Don't come any closer!") ASBDPad4.png + ASBL.png/ASBM.png/ASBH.png ON GROUND WHEN DOWNED

The Harvests making up the wall shoot at the opponent. The attack button inputted during "Don't come any closer!" determines the effect of this skill:

  • Light (ASBL.png): The Harvests shoot high, sending the opponent flying a long distance back in a single hit. (Flash Cancel comboable)
  • Medium (ASBM.png): The Harvests shoot at a lower angle, hitting the opponent multiple times. (Comboable)
  • Heavy (ASBH.png): The Harvests run forward in a low attack that cannot be blocked if the opponent is crouching, sending them flying a long distance back in a single hit. This attack can also strike a downed opponent. (Flash Cancel comboable)
So itchy!
ASBDPad6.pngASBDPad3.pngASBDPad2.pngASBDPad1.pngASBDPad4.png + ASBL.png/ASBM.png/ASBH.png ON GROUND WHEN DOWNED

Shigechi sends Harvest running at the opponent, tripping them in a hard knockdown. This is a low attack that cannot be blocked standing, and can also strike a downed opponent. The more Harvest units are used, the less vulnerable Shigechi is during the recovery after the attack is performed. (Flash Cancel comboable)

Throw
Don't move!
2 ATK buttons at close range or ASBT.png ON GROUND

Shigechi bombards the enemy with a barrage of Harvests rapidly tackling them, sending them flying.

Heart Heat Attack / Great Heat Attack
Now I'm real mad!
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Shigechi points and quickly sends out a large, dense wave of Harvests a long distance forward, sending the opponent flying on impact. This HHA can strike a downed opponent, making it possible for it to be used twice in a row. It also automatically summons three Harvest units for use afterward.
Notably enough, the large number of individual Harvests on-screen can potentially cause the game to lag.

You want proof?! Here it is!
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Shigechi calls forth a massive wave of Harvests that rapidly travel a short distance forward. If they connect, the Harvests will cover the opponent from head to toe as they pile on top of them, forming a mound while the opponent cannot be seen at all from underneath the Stand. Each one relentlessly punches into the opponent's skin before they all deliver an uppercut in unison, sending them flying backwards as the individual Harvests scatter.
This GHA automatically summons three Harvest units for use afterward.

Gameplay Overview

Similar to Koichi, Shigechi is a character of small stature, boasting good mobility and strong defensive powers to make himself evasive. In Offensive Formation, he gains access to a projectile that strikes from anywhere and another that hits Low and travels far, along with a command Throw. This offers a noncommittal form of attack from any range, and when combined with his mobility, make it easy to outmaneuver and punish mistakes. In Defensive Formation, Shigechi wields a multipurpose skill that keeps him safe while pressuring his opponent with its follow-up attacks, knocking them away to relieve him from close-ranged danger. He has notable Heart Heat generation, and notably possesses the most skills in the game capable of hitting the opponent while they're down, including his HHA. This opens opportunities for unique combos with lenient finishers, where considerable damage can still be dealt to an opponent who has already hit the ground.

Shigechi's main weakness is his complete reliance on Harvest units to function. As having no Harvest units makes him unable to use any skills, it is imperative he constantly re-summons his Stand at every opportunity to upkeep access to his abilities. His highest-damaging combos require a high level of execution involving narrowly summoning Harvest units in-between attacks. In addition, Shigechi lacks any anti-air attacks as well as any Middle-hitting skills; aside from jumping attacks, his command Throw is his only method of defeating a crouching, guarding opponent, placing focus on his attacks' safety and advantage over actual mix-up techniques.

Overall, Shigechi is an extraordinarily unusual, esoteric combatant. Careful supply of Harvest units keeps his offense, defense, and neutral ability steadfast and flexible. His utilitarian attacks and the his high Heart Heat generation alleviates management of multiple resources, and as a result he aims to battle at midrange and weave around his foe's attacks while waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike.

Miscellaneous

Shigechi has some unique interactions when fighting most Josuke or Okuyasu, both of which reenact dialogue from the manga. However, Shigechi also has specific Yoshikage Kira:

  • In a match against Kira, their brief encounter in the manga is recreated in their dialogue. If Shigechi is Retired by Kira, he will screamingly call for Josuke, the same as his final word before dying.
  • If Shigechi is placed in a match against "Kosaku Kawajiri", Shigechi simply greets Kosaku as if he were a stranger, while the latter will express complete bewilderment and horror at seeing Shigechi alive. If Shigechi wins, he'll apologize for not noticing Kosaku. If Kosaku wins, he's left satisfied for having dealt with Shigechi again.

Eyes of Heaven (PS3/PS4)

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Shigechi was confirmed for the game alongside Kira and Akira Otoishi. He is still voiced by Kappei Yamaguchi, despite having previously voiced Forever in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders. As a Stand User, Shigechi is one of many characters with wildly varied abilities that grant him uniqueness in battle. His playstyle from All-Star Battle, involving the use of Harvest to enhance or alter his abilities, returns.

  • Style Action - Harvest: Shigechi summons a Harvest unit. He can have up to 3 units active at a time, and the number of active units affect the properties of his skills. Harvest is represented in "Stocks", holding up to a maximum of 7 and refilling over time. Using skills that consume Harvest units will subtract from the available Stock count accordingly; Shigechi cannot summon more Harvest units if he has 0 Stocks. The speed and distance of Shigechi's Homing Dash increases when more Harvest units are active.
    • Harvest Stock Icon: A small icon on the right side of Shigechi's health gauge shows how many Stocks of Harvest units he has available, including active units.
  • I can get anything I want!: Shigechi sends Harvest out to obtain a different object depending on how many Harvest units are used.
    • None - Two construction pipes will fall on Shigechi's target's head from anywhere on the stage, otherwise targeting the nearest opponent.
    • One - The pipes become unblockable, deal more damage, and knock the opponent down hard enough for them to bounce.
    • Two - Harvest brings Shigechi a bag of St. Gentleman's, restoring a small amount of health.
    • Three - Harvest brings Shigechi a wad of yen bills, filling the Dual Heat Gauge by a small amount and giving JoJo Points directly to the player.
  • I poured it right into your veins!: Shigechi sends Harvest running forward (flying at his target if in midair) to damage opponents that are hit. The more Harvest units used, the longer the attack's range. If at least one Harvest unit is used, the Harvests will latch onto the target and temporarily inflict a status effect so long as they are attached, with more Harvest units adding more effects; Opponents can be Poisoned (causing gradual health loss), Sealed (disabling the use of skills), or Slowed (reducing movement speed greatly); If three Harvest units are used, all three effects are inflicted.
  • I was blinded by my own greed.: Shigechi stops to contemplate. This temporarily boosts the restoration rate of Harvest Stocks, but is followed by a short period of the opposite effect afterward.
  • EX - I can get anything I want!: Both opponents are attacked by falling construction pipes regardless of the number of Harvest units active, and Shigechi gains super armor (or unflinching to enemy attacks) in the later portion of the skill's animation. No Harvest Stocks are consumed, but all active Harvest units are reset.
  • EX - I poured it right into your veins!: The skill executes quicker, reaches its maximum range, and all three status effects are inflicted regardless of the number of Harvest units active. No Harvest Stocks are consumed, but all active Harvest units are reset.
  • Trait - If you come any closer...: If two or more Harvest units are active, Shigechi is able to use his Stand to carry himself up certain walls and columns around the stage, granting him the ability to reach different areas of stages without needing to travel the conventional routes, or simply avoid attacks. Holding this activating button will allow him to climb higher, and he is able to attack from his vantage points. Shigechi climbs faster when three units are active.
  • Dual Heat Attack - You want proof? Here it is!: Identical to its performance in All-Star Battle, though executes faster for the sake of brevity.

JoJolities

  • No one can beat my Harvest!: Shigechi must use his Style Action 5 times. (200 Points)
  • I can get anything I want!: Shigechi must use "I can get anything I want!" 5 times. (200 Points)
  • You keep chasing me and I'll kill you!: Shigechi must survive the first 10 counts of the battle timer without taking damage. (300 Points)
  • Mess with me and you're gonna get hurt!: Shigechi must perform a Dual Combo Finish. (500 Points)
  • Don't underestimate Harvest!: Shigechi must Retire an opponent while the effects of "I was blinded by my own greed." are active. (800 Points)

In the altered timeline, Shigechi survived his encounter with Kira and is seen hanging out with Josuke, Koichi, and Okuyasu at Cafe Deux Magots.

Tournament

He is paired with Caesar Anthonio Zeppeli in the Eyes of Heaven Tournament but was eliminated in the preliminaries by Joseph Joestar and Dio Brando.

Diamond Records (Android/iOS)

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Shigekiyo Yangu
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Shigechi appears in Diamond Records as a playable character in both the Action Battle and Tactical Battle game modes. He has a variety of unlockable statues varying between the 'Fighting Spirit' and 'Unity' types, ranging from 3 stars to 6 stars. Shigechi's moveset in both game modes is comprised of various attacks inspired by the anime, using his stand Harvest.

Moveset
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Shigechi's basic attack string is a combination of up to five attacks using groups of Harvest. In Tactical Battle, this is cut down to only three hits.
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Shigechi sends out a group of Harvest units in one direction to hit opponents from a distance.
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Shigechi uses Harvest to make a quick escape. In Tactical Battle, he switches with the teammate in Reserve and buffs them temporarily. (Unlockable)
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Shigechi summons numerous Harvest units to jump in the air around him, hitting any opponents within his range.
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Shigechi creates a wall in front of him using Harvest, blocking enemy attacks. In Tactical Battle, this functions as a simple team defense buff. (Unlockable)
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Shigechi summons a group of Harvest units to swarm around an opponent, dealing damage over time. This attack replaces SP Skill 1 in Shigechi's 3 star statue.
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Shigechi summons a massive swarm of Harvest units to engulf an opponent, attacking them from every direction.

JoJo's Pitter-Patter Pop! (Android/iOS)

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Shigechi

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Power in Numbers ver.
Rarity: PPPGR.png
Max Power: 1601 (Lvl 50) / 2771 (Lvl 80)
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Skill: Harvest
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Enhances Shigechi panels and moves down panels by color
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Skill Lv 1
Moved Colors: 2
Cooldown: 60
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Skill Lv 2
Moved Colors: 3
Cooldown: 60
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Skill Lv 3
Moved Colors: 3
Cooldown: 55
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Skill Lv 4
Moved Colors: 5
Cooldown: 55
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Skill Lv 5
Moved Colors: 5
Cooldown: 50
Shigechi
Type: EX
Availability: Awakening
Date: August 12, 2020 - September 2, 2021
Power in Numbers ver.
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Cost: 0
After clearing 80 panels, replaces a random panel with a Shigechi Box panel.

JORGE JOESTAR

The information below derives from a source not written by Araki. As such, it may or may not be considered canon.

In the light novel JORGE JOESTAR, an iteration of Shigechi appears in the 37th universe, named Shigetaka Yangu (矢安宮 重孝 Yangū Shigetaka). Like his original universe counterpart, he is also nicknamed "Shigechi". Shigetaka wields the Stand Stray Dog, allowing him to control all of the stray dogs that are in town.

Stray Dog (ストレイドッグ)Link to this section
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Debut
JORGE JOESTAR Chapter 6: Island
Ability
Dog Manipulation
Shigetaka and Stray Dog

Shigetaka bears a resemblance to the original universe Shigechi but with ordinary proportions. He has an average height and his face is not as chubby. His eyes and ears are sized normally, his eyebrows are thin and directly above his eyes, and none of his teeth are missing. Shigetaka is bald, but rather than having several spikes on his head, he has small, pointed tufts of hair circling around his head. He wears a school uniform jacket studded with small beads and a striped shirt underneath it.

One of Shigetaka's dogs comes back carrying a hand in his mouth one day. The nail polish on the woman's hand is unusual enough that Shigetaka and his friends, Koji Hirose (Universe 37), Muryotaisu Nijimura (Universe 37), and Fukashigi Nijimura (Universe 37), are able to figure out where the nail polish was sold. They learn that it had been purchased by a man, which the store owner thought was unusual enough and remembered his name, Yoshikage Kira (Universe 37). The hand belonged to a woman that Kira killed and had been toying with.

Koji is the first to find Kira and nearly dies until the Nijimura brothers arrive to help. However, Kira manages to escape and forces Aya Tsuji (Universe 37) to use her Stand Face/Off to switch his appearance with a random passerby. Kira then kills Aya as well as Shigetaka as a warning not to interfere with him.[5]

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Trivia

Araki's #1-10 Favorite Characters
  • In Araki's top Ten Favorite Characters in 2000, Shigechi was ranked ninth, listed just above DIO at #10 and being one of three Diamond is Unbreakable characters featured in the list.
    • At the 2019 Lucca Comics festival, Araki mentioned Shigechi as his favorite character.[6]
    • Araki mentions that Shigekiyo's death is the death that saddened him the most.[7]
  • Shigechi's voice actor in the games and in the anime, Kappei Yamaguchi, also voiced Forever in the Part 3 TV Anime. He also voiced Yo-Yo Ma in the Part 6 TV Anime.


References

  1. Heaven's Door - Vol.16 "Shueisha Jump Remix Diamond is Unbreakable Edition" p.90 The origin of STANDS! Part 3
  2. 2.0 2.1 Chapter 336: Shigechi's Harvest, Part 2
  3. Chapter 342: Yoshikage Kira Just Wants to Live Quietly, Part 1
  4. Chapter 346: Yoshikage Kira Just Wants to Live Quietly, Part 5
  5. JORGE JOESTAR Chapter 6: Island
  6. Lucca Comics (10/2019)
  7. Interview:UOMO Magazine (October 2018)

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