Stardust Crusaders - Episode 48

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You pissed me off. (てめーは俺を怒らせた)
Jotaro Kujo, Battle in Egypt BD/DVD Volume 6

The Faraway Journey, Farewell Friends (遥かなる旅路 さらば友よ, Haruka naru Tabiji Saraba Tomo yo)[1] is the forty-eighth and final episode of Stardust Crusaders, the twenty-fourth episode of the Battle in Egypt arc, and the seventy-fourth episode of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: The Animation. It covers Chapter 262 through Chapter 265 of the manga.

The fight against DIO reaches its climax. After draining Joseph's blood, DIO is empowered and The World becomes even more powerful. Yet, Jotaro is more determined than ever to defeat the Vampire once and for all.


"This is the final round!"

As he expected, Joseph's blood has empowered DIO to new levels and the Vampire becomes just as ecstatic as he was a century before. Joseph's soul then appears to Jotaro, telling him to stay calm despite what anger DIO may cause him, and confesses that this journey with his grandson has been a very enjoyable one. Joseph's spirit then ascends into the sky as DIO completely drains his body, causing a furious Jotaro to charge directly at DIO.


The two clash mid-air as DIO freezes time. Counting the seconds, DIO is seemingly overpowered by Star Platinum until it soon freezes. Now supercharged, the duration of stopped time increases to a maximum of nine seconds. DIO, being overjoyed to have completely fused with Jonathan Joestar's body and being at full power, declares he is experiencing "the greatest high" and delightfully drills his index finger into his skull. Tormenting an immobilized Jotaro, he uses The World to constantly pummel him and send him flying onto a bridge. He then stops time and declares that his next time stop will be the last one. The Vampire disappears, only to return with a road roller which he then throws directly at Jotaro in an attempt to kill him by crushing him underneath it. Jotaro tries to push it back with Star Platinum but is unable to continuously do it as DIO and The World force it down, and after a final punch, Jotaro is seemingly crushed beneath the road roller.


It seems that DIO is finally victorious in his century-long feud with the Joestars. However, seconds later, DIO finds himself unable to move because Jotaro himself is able to stop time, doing so at the last second to take the advantage and proving that the parallels drawn between their Stands have alluded to a greater similarity all along. Jotaro describes the time stop's effect on others, comparing it to drowning and being pushed further down. He kicks DIO's weakened legs just as time resumes, shattering them completely and sending DIO cascading across the ground. Jotaro advances on the grounded DIO and, due to his noble nature and not wanting to strike a man while he's down, he waits for DIO to get up before ending him. DIO, having been mocked by Jotaro's words and determined not to lose, reminds himself that victory is the one true thing he desires. DIO then sprays the blood from his legs onto Jotaro's eyes in an attempt to obscure his sight and begins a strong kick with his leg. However, Jotaro is able to see through Star Platinum's eyes and lands a punch which connects with the kick. The kick connects at approximately the same point on The World's leg as where DIO broke his. Because injuries to a Stand and its user echo each other, this is where The World's own structure was weakest. Jotaro's hand breaks but DIO's The World then begins to crumble from the attack, causing DIO's body to break down and split in half. As he shouts how his defeat is impossible, DIO's head explodes and his upper body is destroyed, finally defeating him.

Joseph and Jotaro reminisces about Kakyoin, Iggy, and Avdol

Afterward, Jotaro and Polnareff's injuries are dealt with by the Speedwagon Foundation. Since DIO had taken much of Joseph's blood, Jotaro asks for a blood transfusion from DIO's body to Joseph's. After using Star Platinum to restart Joseph's heartbeat, the transfusion begins. The shriveled-up body that Joseph had after losing so much blood begins returning to his normal muscular figure and Joseph fully revives. Joseph uses the opportunity to pull a prank on Jotaro, claiming to be DIO possessing Joseph's body which nearly causes Jotaro to attack him. Luckily Joseph is spared a beating by claiming it was a joke. When the sun rises, the two expose DIO's remains to direct sunlight, causing them to turn to dust and finalizing the century-long struggle between the immortal monster and the Joestar Family, putting to rest the combined struggles of five generations. They then give one final moment of thought for Kakyoin, Iggy, and Avdol

With DIO finally defeated, the crusaders' journey has come to an end

At the airport, Joseph and Jotaro give a final goodbye to Polnareff, who is ready to return to his home country of France. Joseph asks Polnareff to come with him to America, knowing that the latter had no one waiting for him back home. Polnareff refuses the offer, stating that despite being alone, France is his homeland. The trio give their final goodbyes and leave, promising to see one another again someday. Back in Japan, Holy has completely recovered and is freed from the curse. Even miles away, she knows her son and father are coming home. Indeed, Jotaro and Joseph are already on a plane to Tokyo, Jotaro reminiscing his adventure across the world with the commemorative photograph he's taken with the group.


Dio Brando
Jonathan Joestar
(Mentioned only)
Speedwagon Foundation Doctors
(1st appearance)
Noriaki Kakyoin
Muhammad Avdol


Script (脚本)
小林 靖子
Storyboard (絵コンテ)
鈴木 健一
加藤 敏幸
Episode Director (演出)
Shigatsu Yoshikawa
Shunsuke Machitani
Toshiyuki Kato
吉川 志我津
町谷 俊輔
加藤 敏幸
Chief Animation Director (総作画監督)
小美野 雅彦
Animation Director (作画監督)
小美野 雅彦
芦谷 耕平
山本 晃宏
Cha Myoung Jun
西村 彩
伊藤 公崇
Animation Director Cooperation (作画監督協力)
Satoru Nakaya
Kenji Yokoyama
中屋 了
横山 謙次
Assistant Animation Director (作画監督補)
Megumi Itoi
Haru Watanabe
Shin Hyung Woo
Lee Eun Young
糸井 恵
渡邊 葉瑠
Shin Hyung Woo
Lee Eun Young
Mechanical Animation Director (メカ作画監督)
宝谷 幸稔
Key Animation (原画)
Yuji Tsuchiya
Satoru Nakaya
Teruyo Kato
Hisashi Samejima
Yuki Tsugihashi
Masashi Yamada
Natsue Chibayama
Kanta Suzuki
Manabu Imura
Toshiyuki Sato
Nozomi Tachibana
Sae Akama
Yuki Yabuta
Takeji Shiroshima
Motonao Komiya
Mayumi Oda
Takashi Hirahayashi
Ryuji Tsuzuku
Eiichi Tokura
Yoshiko Takemoto
Yui Kinoshita
Yi Zhang
Koichi Hashimoto
土屋 友次 (Key)
中屋 了 (Key)
加藤 照代
鮫島 寿志
次橋 有紀
山田 まさし
千葉山 夏恵
鈴木 勘太
井村 学
佐藤 利幸
立花 希望
赤間 紗枝
薮田 裕希
城嶋 丈治
小宮 素直
小田 真弓
平林 考
都竹 隆治
徳倉 栄一
竹本 佳子
木下 由衣
張 益
橋本 浩一
2nd Key Animation (第二原画)
Makoto Yaguchi
Yuri Yamamura
Takashi Yasui
Shunichi Ishimoto
Takahiro Okawa
Shuhei Fukuda
Masami Gohda
Kazuaki Imoto
Hitomi Shiroki
Kasumi Takeuchi
Yuka Yoshira
Hiroaki Otsuji
Hanako Egami
Asami Ota
Nayuta Mori
Izumi Kawada
Haru Watanabe
Kimitaka Ito
Kenji Yokoyama
Aya Nishimura
Masahiko Komino
White Line
矢口 真琴
山村 有理
安井 貴司
石本 峻一
大川 貴大
福田 周平
合田 真さ美
井元 一彰
白木 仁美
竹内 花純
吉良 有加
尾辻 浩晃
江上 華子
太田 麻美
森 なゆた
河田 泉
渡邊 葉瑠
伊藤 公崇
横山 謙次
西村 彩
小美野 雅彦
In-between Animation (動画)
Digital In-Between Animation
David Production
Masato Ujibe
Mai Oshima
Yusaku Nagahama
Rie Takahashi
宇治部 正人
大島 舞
長濱 佑作
高橋 梨恵

David Production
Haruna Sakurai
Yuta Shinohara
Yukie Matsumoto
Aya Nishimura
櫻井 春奈
篠原 佑太
松本 幸恵
西村 彩

Masahiko Komino
White Line
Triple A
Kino Production
Ace Company
Studio μ
Big Owl
MSJ Musashino
Caramel Art
Asahi Production
小美野 雅彦
Triple A
Studio μ
Big Owl
Design Cooperation (デザイン協力)
Gorou Murata
Junko Nagasawa
村田 護郎
長澤 順子
Egyptian Arabic Dialect
Ehab Ahmed Ebeid
イハーブ アハマド エベード
Shiitake Digital (しいたけデジタル)
Yuki Kikuchi
Ayano Kimura
菊地 由貴
木村 彩乃

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 48: The Faraway Journey, Farewell Friends
Start End Title OST Description

Final Battle
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
DIO is at full power
Awakening Darkness of the World
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
DIO desecrates Joseph's corpse
JoJo: The Memories of That Blood ~end of THE WORLD~
JoJo: The Memories of That Blood ~end of THE WORLD~
Awakening Darkness of the World
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
DIO can stop time for 9 seconds
Shoot Towards the Decisive Battle
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
Jotaro awaits DIO's final attack
Final Battle
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
Road roller scene
Awakening Darkness of the World
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
DIO is victorious
Fight to Antagonize
Stardust Crusaders (World)
Jotaro can stop time!
Stardust Crusaders (World)
DIO is powerless in the stopped time
Advance of Darkness
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
DIO's boundless ambition
Use the Bluff
Stardust Crusaders (World)
Jotaro defeats DIO
The Plot Lurking in the Mist
Stardust Crusaders (World)
DIO utterly defeated
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
Reviving Joseph with DIO's blood
Dark Rebirth
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
Joseph's pranks
Setting Off
Stardust Crusaders (Departure)
Joseph is revived and DIO turns to dust
The Return of Travelers
Stardust Crusaders (Destination)
Holy is healed/The crusaders return home
Last Train Home
Last Train Home

Manga/Anime Differences

  • In the anime, Polnareff further embraces the other two during their goodbyes, as opposed to just placing his hands on their shoulders.
  • Joseph's Walkman isn't explicitly shown to have the cassette tape for "Get Back" by The Beatles at the airport.
  • An extra scene shows Jotaro in the plane, looking at the photo from SC Episode 25.

In other languages

Language Title Translation
Japan Japanese 遥かなる旅路 さらば友よ The Faraway Journey, Farewell Friends
United States of America English Long Journey Farewell, My Friends
Spain Spanish Fue un largo viaje, adiós amigos It Was a Long Journey, Goodbye Friends
Brazil Portuguese Adeus, Amigos desta Longa Viagem Farwell Friends of This Long Journey
France French Un long périple, adieu les amis Long Journey, Goodbye Friends
Germany German Nach langer Reise heißt es Abschied nehmen, meine Freunde After a Long Journey It's Time to Say Goodbye, My Friends
Israel Hebrew המסע ארוך, היו שלום ידידיי The Journey is Long, Farewell My Friends
Flag of the Arab League Arabic رحلة طويلة، وداعاً يا أصدقائي Long Journey, Goodbye my Friends
Italy Italian È stato un lungo viaggio - Addio, amici miei It's Been a Long Journey - Goodbye My Friends
Poland Polish Długa podróż. Żegnajcie, przyjaciele A long journey. Farewell, friends


The last episode happens just after DIO's new evolution. The color of his lips was advised from Mr. Araki himself.

About the pre-opening scene, the composition is a throwback to the Volume 28 cover of the tankobon.

One scene of the final battle uses really particular colors, as DIO is purple here and Jotaro's uniform turns blue. And if we had the color of the aura surrounding the characters, I think that the color scheme is rather good overall.

As for the action, every scene is very energetic and classier than ever. The final nail being the road roller scene, with this completely crazy pummeling.

DIO finds himself cornered and is heavily bleeding. It feels funny to see him diminished like this. He was such a charismatic man, but even he can only break against the Joestar family.

The last part is a straight dash to the conclusion while leaving Joseph some time for a bad joke. We can now weep in front of the airport scene.

Jotaro is looking at the group photo while lightly smiling. We had added this final scene during the finalization of the storyboard. It is cut in a manner perfectly closing the long journey. The curtain falls.
Naokatsu Tsuda, Blu-ray limited edition commentaries



"Weird Al" Yankovic on Instagram. #PointlessCrap
  • Two girls that wanted Jotaro to take a picture for them in the Episode 5 of Stardust Crusaders appeared again as passengers on the plane that Joseph and Jotaro took at the end. They were replaced in the Blu-ray release.
  • In the English dub, Jotaro says "if this were the Wild West, the hero would say 'it's high noon'". While the phrase itself is a reference to the Wild West culture in the same vein as in the original Japanese dialogue, this bit was popularized by the popular first-person shooter Overwatch, spoken by one of the game's heroes, Cassidy, wherein he calls out his special attack by saying the same phrase. At the same time, this is a reference to Jotaro's voice actor, Matthew Mercer, who also voiced Cassidy.
  • Famous parody singer and songwriter "Weird Al" Yankovic is mentioned near the end of the episode. To figure out whether or not Joseph was really possessed, Jotaro asks him who sung the parody of Michael Jackson's hit song Beat It titled Eat It. Joseph responds confidently with the artist. Shortly after airing, "Weird Al" Yankovic posted a short recording of the subtitled scene on his Instagram account with the hashtag #PointlessCrap.[2]



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