Battle Apprentice! (戦いの年季！ Tatakai no Nenki!) is the fifth volume of Stardust Crusaders and the sixteenth volume volume of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga. It covers the second half of the Emperor and Hanged Man story arc, the Empress story arc and most of the Wheel of Fortune story arc.
Jotaro and the others were crossing India to Egypt, when Avdol was suddenly shot by an enemy Stand, the bullet sent from the assassin Hol Horse! Polnareff defeats his partner, J. Geil. While this is going on, something strange starts happening to Joseph's arm...!
- 030 (143). Emperor and Hanged Man, Part 4
- 031 (144). Emperor and Hanged Man, Part 5
- 032 (145). Emperor and Hanged Man, Part 6
- 033 (146). Empress, Part 1
- 034 (147). Empress, Part 2
- 035 (148). Empress, Part 3
- 036 (149). Empress, Part 4
- 037 (150). Wheel of Fortune, Part 1
- 038 (151). Wheel of Fortune, Part 2
- 039 (152). Wheel of Fortune, Part 3