The Wonder of You (The Miracle of Your Love) (story arc)

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The Wonder of You (The Miracle of Your Love) (ザ・ワンダー・オブ・ユー (君の奇跡の愛) Za Wandā Obu Yū (Kimi No Kiseki No Ai)) is the nineteenth story arc of JoJolion.

It follows Josuke, Mamezuku, and Yasuho's chase after the last member of the Locacaca Organization, the head doctor Satoru Akefu. At the same time, it follows Mitsuba's deeper involvement in the plot surrounding the Locacaca and her family, and the return of Ojiro.

Summary

6 days, 4 hours, 12 minutes before the harvest. Josuke, Mamezuku and Yasuho start their search for the mysterious head doctor, the supposed last member of the Locacaca Organization. Although she tags along, Yasuho is still certain that the Locacaca is in the Higashikata House.

The trio incidentally are informed that the head doctor, Satoru Akefu is right behind them, taking his leave. Despite supposedly being a 89 years old man walking with a cane, Akefu disappears from sight in the crowd of the hospital. Following him down a staircase, Josuke catches a glimpse of an unknown Stand on the ceiling. Josuke summons Soft & Wet to attack it but the Stand disappears and the trio loses track of the doctor. The group then suddenly collides with a hospital bed rolling in their way and Tooru appears again, trying to flirt with Yasuho which causes some suspicion fueled by jealousy from Josuke's part. Nonetheless, Tooru politely shows that Dr. Akefu has been sitting behind them.

Puzzled that he escaped notice until now, Josuke and Mamezuku then bump against a glass door, and trip over scattered chairs. Before such incidents, Mamezuku concludes that the head doctor is certainly the mastermind of the whole Locacaca Organization and a Stand User at that. Meanwhile, Josuke notices a suspicious bleeding on the hand that has touched the door. The doctor then keeps evading the group and eventually exits the hospital. While Yasuho and Josuke become embroiled in a love triangle, with Tooru starting to approach Yasuho again and Josuke being unsure of Yasuho's true feeling, Mamezuku's legs have been inexplicably shredded. The trio realizes that they are indeed in the middle of a Stand attack. Yasuho and Josuke continue to seek the doctor who now has boarded a bus and a car almost crashes into them, forcing them to abandon the chase for now. However, Josuke then gets into trouble when a patient with a broken neck dies after trying to ignite a fight. Josuke is now a suspect and must be detained, leaving Yasuho alone, although Tooru is still roaming close to her.

Meanwhile, Mitsuba tries to clear Tsurugi's name but isn't sure he is totally innocent. 6 days, 3 hours, 25 minutes before the Harvest, Mitsuba meets with the parents' association about the accident. While she gets into a fierce argument and insults one of the mothers, Maako Kitani, the camera recording also allows her to spot the head doctor being near the gates as the incident happened.

Mitsuba returns to her home and tries to talk to Jobin about the incident, only causing a lengthy speech about the strength of the Higashikata Family. Puzzled, Mitsuba notices the head doctor Satoru Akefu standing near the edge of the estate ground. Trying to open the window, Mitsuba accidentally breaks her nail on the window frame and gets distracted, losing sight of the doctor. Reminiscing the findings of Josuke, Yasuho and Mamezuku, Mitsuba is confused as to why the head doctor would lurk near the estate. Asking Jobin for a band-aid, she then catches a glimpse of the new Locacaca tree hidden among cacti. Although Jobin acts unconcerned, he begins to have doubts about Mitsuba.

The same day, Maako then meets with her boyfriend Ojiro Sasame, who attacked Josuke and Yasuho from before, beginning to rant about her current worries such as Mitsuba's disrespect and her dream of acquiring the Higashikata's precious land. Mentioning the rumor about the healing soils around the Higashikata House, Ojiro becomes highly interested and remembers about the Locacaca too.

Ojiro stalks the Higashikata Family and confronts Tsurugi, explaining that he's done his research on the Locacaca Organization and finding Jobin's involvement in the whole affair. Threatening to denounce him, Ojiro lets Tsurugi run back to the Higashikata House and tell Jobin. Jobin hastily checks on the Locacaca, but the two then realize that Tsurugi's hand is under the effect of Fun Fun Fun: he's been holding a mobile phone and has unwittingly leaked the Locacaca's location to Ojiro who is on the roof; in turn, Ojiro sends the information as well as the proofs of Jobin's crimes to Maako. Ojiro now plans to eat some of the Locacaca.

By forcing Tsurugi into a window, shattering the glass, Ojiro then baits Jobin into putting his hands out of the window and marks them. Jobin is cornered and relinquishes the Locacaca to Ojiro, who asks the Higashikata to show his Stand. Swatting away Paper Moon King, Ojiro deems Speed King too dangerous. He thus forces Jobin to close the window on him, impaling his and Tsurugi's necks with glass shards. Sure of his victory, Ojiro steals some money from Jobin then takes the Locacaca and goes back to Maako's house. However, he suddenly realizes he's affected by Speed King's power, and eventually dies. Tsurugi has again tricked Ojiro into thinking the Higashikatas were dead and Jobin goes to retrieve the plants. He also assassinates Maako by affecting a phone and baiting Maako into answering his call, making her blood boil and causing her to fall into the pool and drown, where Ojiro is revealed to have suffered the same fate.

Back at the Higashikata's, Norisuke read on the newspapers that Josuke and Mamezuku are suspected of murder and becomes worried. Meanwhile, the pair has put a Lamborghini on a tree to hide from the police, using the reprieve to gather their thoughts. They theorize that Satoru Akefu's Stand is attacking by making things knock into them but are unsure about the trigger. Moreover, Mamezuku discovers that Satoru Akefu may be attending a lecture on regenerative medicine at the TG University Hospital. Once they decide to actually go to the lecture, Satoru's Stand reappears only to disappear again when Josuke summons Soft & Wet. Its reappearance makes them realize that it is triggered by the intent of pursuit. As they worriedly leave the car to escape the incoming attack, Josuke and Mamezuku discover with horror that the drops from an incoming rain become lethal projectiles, forcing them to take refuge in a police car. Josuke also realizes that Yasuho may be in danger herself.

Cornered by Satoru Akefu's attack, Josuke confesses to Mamezuku that at this point, he may still have no proper identity even if he's found out the identities of the two men he is composed of, since he neither has any memory nor has anyone from his past been looking for him. Josuke is thus determined to claim the Locacaca and perform an equivalent exchange as proof of his existence. Josuke thus steps out of the car, willingly letting the raindrops pierce his body to be transported to the hospital. A shocked Mamezuku is left behind, apprehended by the police. Meanwhile, Yasuho and Tooru are sitting together. Reminiscing an incident in which he was inspired to create an invention thanks to Yasuho but was ignored, Tooru manages to turn the conversation back to his love life, asking Yasuho again to come back together. Yasuho is distracted by her own researches, and Tooru eventually helps Yasuho by showing her a photo revealing not only Satoru Akefu's face, but also revealing that he and Mitsuba Higashikata are acquainted. There is 48 hours left before the harvest.

Convinced that Mitsuba is targeted by Satoru Akefu, Yasuho decides to go to the Higashikata House, with Tooru as her driver. Meanwhile, Mitsuba begins to suspect that something is amiss as she learns about the victims of the preceding battles. Not only does she spot the head doctor suspiciously lurking near her house and is almost a victim of an improbable accident, her peace is broken as Tsurugi's Rock Disease goes out of control. Paper Moon King reacts and turns the boy's left half into a giant origami. Two days later, Josuke wakes up at the hospital. The lecture is about to begin but his mission is compromised when a policeman he's taken out falls onto his body, causing heavy damage.

Josuke finds himself in a desperate situation but thankfully, Holy wakes up and comes to save him, having sensed his arrival. As she drags him toward the gynecology department, room A2 where she was receiving the Locacaca treatment, Holy explains that her condition has worsened and that a mass of rock moving through her body threatens to put her into a coma regularly. Moreover, she explains that the Locacaca Research Organization has infiltrated the hospital for a long time, performing clinical trials through Tamaki Damo's smuggling ring. At the same time, Satoru begins his lecture and unveils his new miracle medicine, the Locacaca 6251. Josuke and Holy reach room A2 and Holy manages to heal Josuke with some Locacaca 6251 as well before losing consciousness. Seeing his mother in this disastrous state, Josuke recovers and is more determined than ever to get his hands on the fruit.

Josuke decides to revise his plans and instead of pursuing the head doctor head-on, has an unknown parcel delivered somewhere else and then patiently waits inside the hidden laboratory. Meanwhile, Yasuho has arrived at the Higashikata House and begins to infiltrate the house to find the new Locacaca. Jumping between electronic devices, Yasuho eventually finds a bedridden Tsurugi and tries to ask him the location of the branch. However, she is interrupted when Jobin grabs the mobile phone Paisley Park is hiding in and throws it in the toilet in an attempt to drown Yasuho. Worse, the phone's signal is cut off. Desperate, she grabs one of the cameras overlooking the property and films herself, which catches the attention of Mitsuba and makes her instinctively rush to Tsurugi's room. However, for the sake of Tsurugi's welfare, she decides to not rescue Yasuho when she suddenly sees Satoru Akefu standing near the house, realizing that bad luck always strikes when the head doctor is nearby. To finish her off, Mitsuba summons Awaking III Leaves, but misplaces one of her arrows, whose force is redirected into a wall, thus revealing Jobin's hidden Locacaca tree to the whole family.

When Norisuke arrives at Tsurugi's bedroom, he immediately saves Paisley Park from drowning and demands to know what is happening. Jobin tries to sway Norisuke to his side, but Norisuke summons King Nothing, which investigates the new Locacaca. It materializes Ojiro Sasame, showing Norisuke that Jobin is connected to his death. Overwhelmed by the pressure, Jobin resorts to induce a heat stroke in Norisuke with Speed King. He cries at his action but quickly recomposes himself to lead the Higashikata Family. However, Paisley Park has managed to join Yasuho in the confusion while Satoru Akefu still lurks near the house.

At the police station, Mamezuku manages to work out that the head doctor he sees is the Stand, whose power is fueled by the karma of those who witness it. He eventually manages to escape and heads to the hospital. For her part, Yasuho calls Tooru and asks for his help. Interested when she mentions a way to heal her, Tooru drives towards the Higashikata House. In the house itself, Jobin tells his siblings to put the unconscious Norisuke to the second floor and the Locacaca in another hiding spot. Mitsuba then sees the head doctor, who keeps approaching in impossible ways such as going from a corridor to a computer screen, then passing across the bathroom and then under the bedsheets. Mitsuba warns Jobin about the head doctor and, also realizing the nature of the enemy's ability, warns him to not go after him. However, Jobin has summoned Speed King and attacks the doctor under the bedsheets.

The head doctor seemingly disappears, but a string of disasters end in Jobin being drained of his blood. He collapses and the Locacaca pot rolls towards the garage. It is shown that Tooru has arrived but instead of helping Yasuho, he sits and waits for events to unfold. Meanwhile at the TG University Hospital, Akefu receives the visit of a journalist who has received Josuke's package: proofs that the hospital has been conducting illegal clinical trials on Holy Joestar-Kira. Akefu disposes of the journalist and heads towards the laboratory.

Mamezuku and Akefu roughly reach Josuke at the same time. Mamezuku reveals to Josuke that the Head Doctor isn't just a humanoid figure; he is also a Stand. Josuke has a plan but Akefu refrains from stepping inside of the room. Instead, he brings out a Rock Insect named Dododo De Dadada which attacks Josuke. Thanks to his bubbles preventing from touching anything, Josuke avoids being heavily wounded. Akefu dares Josuke to come at him, but Josuke points out that if Akefu had the new Locacaca, he wouldn't need to. Thus, Rai realizes that Akefu doesn't have the fruit. Meanwhile, Joshu comes out of the house with the Locacaca, intending to help Yasuho.

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Trivia

  • The story arc's name references Elvis Presley's song and album "The Wonder of You". It also foreshadows the name of what was presumed to be Satoru's Stand.
  • The chapters that make up this story arc were originally separated into three different story arcs in the UJ release, titled The Head Doctor of TG University Hospital (TG大学病院の院長 TG Daigaku Byōin no Inchō) (Chapters 84-86), Ojiro Again (オージロー再び そ Ōjirō Futatabi) (Chapters 87-88), and Dangerous Pursuit (危険な追跡 Kiken na Tsuiseki) (Chapters 89-98).

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