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Lou (ルー Ruu, born November 23, 2003 in Palermo, Sicily) is an Italian girl who loves JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.


I started reading JoJo in 2018, after a friend of mine asked me multiple times to start this bizarre adventure. I caught up to JoJolion during the serialization of the Doctor Wu story arc. After that I started reading Araki's one-shots like Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan or Cool Shock B.T.. I joined the Wiki in late 2020 during the serialization of JoJolion's final arc, The Wonder of You. I started actively contributing to the wiki in 2021 by uploading images to the various galleries, doing interviews, and trying my best to write articles (English is my third language, so I had some troubles with the last one). In 2022 I became one of the admins of the official JoJowiki Instagram account[3] where we publish various interviews and info on the world of Hirohiko Araki. Check out our official account!


In January 2021, I opened my Italian Instagram news page, JoJoFeedback[4]. I use Instagram stories to talk about the latest news of JoJo, comment on recent events, or interact with my followers. Meanwhile, I use Instagram posts to dive into my personal opinions, discussing JoJo or just sharing some trivia on the works of Hirohiko Araki. I use many sources of information, for example: the JoJowiki itself, the official italian manga or the japanese forum jojolab[5]. My Instagram page is to these days the only JoJo-related news source updated constantly in all of Italy.


I interviewed many people in the past. Some of these interviews are only currently available on my Italian instagram page, these are: Sebastiano Tamburrini[6] (Italian voice of Emporio), Alessia Bossari[7] (Italian voice of Atroe and F.F.), Jenny De Cesarei[8] (Italian voice of Ermes Costello) and Hamon Beat[9]. Other interviews are available here on the wiki! Please, check them out.

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Published November 18, 2021

How was your experience with Araki-sensei? Did you enjoy working with him?

I started working as an assistant to Araki-sensei when I was 20 years old, around the time of JoJo “Part 2“. It was definitely a very fun job. I was happy to be in the industry that I had always dreamed of. ✨

However, I was still an amateur back then so I had a hard time doing my tasks. 💦

Backgrounds bear an important role in presenting the world of the work, particularly in JoJo. I was desperate to learn the job. Araki-sensei often scolded me. 😅

In the end, I retired from the JoJo manga after 1 year and 3 months. I had a lot of hardships, but it’s been immensely useful for me now‼️😊

How do you feel about your contributions to the JoJo anime? How did this experience affect you?

It was by sheer coincidence that I got involved in the JoJo anime… but it was like a “return match” for me‼️✨

Am I still capable of drawing backgrounds for JoJo? How would I draw them after it’s been so long? Those are the kinds of thoughts I had while working. I resigned from being an assistant for the original work halfway through, so I’m glad to be able to contribute to the JoJo series through the anime now. 😊 I’m learning a lot. ✨

Do you enjoy working on “Stone Ocean”? What episodes has your work been featured in?

Of course, working on Stone Ocean is fun‼️ Although since it takes place in the closed space of a prison, it sometimes feels oppressive to draw compared to the backgrounds of Morioh Town in Part 4 or Naples in Part 5. 💦

I’ve been working with the other background line art staff to draw the backgrounds for various parts of Green Dolphin Street Prison. So, the places that I was in charge of appear nearly all the time. 😊

Do you have any plans to work on other works by Araki-sensei in the future?

That’s still undecided. I’d definitely do it if I ever get the chance to work on JoJo, Rohan, or anything else‼️

Who are your favorite JoJo characters?

That’s hard to say. 💦

…I think that’s about it⁉️😊

Please tell us what you like about JoJo.

This is another tough question. 🤔

I’ve been a fan since the first and second parts of the manga, so…

  • In the early days, they were profound stories
  • Impactful character drawings
  • Massive setting supporting the story’s atmosphere

I was fascinated. I was particularly drawn to the way Araki-sensei drew his backgrounds, which was a major motivation for me to become his assistant‼️

In Part 3 and beyond:

  • Unique characters
  • Bizarre ideas for Stands
  • Presented with a cinematic feel (which has been carried out since the beginning)

I guess that’s the gist of it⁉️ Of course, JoJo still has an endless amount of charm‼️😆

Have you ever been to Italy? Would you like to go there? I’ve never been to Italy. 💦

I want to visit there someday‼️✨

[Translated by Vish (JoJo's Bizarre Encyclopedia)][10]


私が荒木先生のアシスタントに入ったのは20歳の時、ジョジョが「第2部」の頃です。勿論とても楽しい仕事でしたよ。憧れの業界に入れて嬉しくもありました ✨

しかし当時の私はまだアマチュア、素人同然でしたので仕事は大変でしたね 💦


結局、ジョジョには1年3ヶ月おりました。 つらい事も多々ありましたが、それが今の自分に大変役立っています‼️😊



自分には今でもジョジョの背景を描けるのか?、今ならどう描くのか?を考えながら作業をしていました。原作のアシスタントは今ひとつ中途半端なところで辞めてしまったので、現在アニメで『ジョジョ』という作品に貢献出来ているのは嬉しいですね😊 勉強にもなりますし✨


「ストーンオーシャン」の仕事は勿論楽しいです‼️ 『刑務所』という閉鎖された空間の中なので、4部の杜王町や5部のネアポリスよりも描いていて圧迫感を感じる時もありますが💦





難しいですねぇ 💦

  • 1部ならジョナサンとスピードゴン
  • 2部からジョセフ、シーザー、エシディシ、ストレイツォ
  • 3部では老ジョセフ、ポルナレフ
  • 4部は仗助、億泰
  • 5部はミスタ、フーゴ
  • 6部はエルメェス
  • …あたりでしょうか⁉️😊


これも難しい質問ですね 🤔


  • 初期の「重厚な物語」
  • 迫力ある人物作画
  • 物語の雰囲気を支える重厚な背景



  • 個性的なキャラクター
  • スタンドの奇抜なアイディア
  • (初期の頃から貫かれてきた)映画的な演出

こんなところでしょうか⁉️ 当然、まだまだ他にも、ジョジョの魅力は尽きません‼️😆

イタリアに行ったことがありますか?訪れてみたいと思いませんか? イタリアに行った事はありません 💦


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How was working on the JoJo anime adaptation?

The first thing I wanted to do after becoming an animator was work on JoJo, so it was the first job I personally asked for. They were very pleased with my work in episode 5 on the Johngalli A. beatdown scene, so I was responsible for key frames for a few future episodes, and my impressive work led me to become, for the first time in my career, an animation director.

Out of the episodes you worked on, which had the most difficulties?

Episode 12. I had to draw so, so many frogs for the scene where frogs are falling from the sky, and that really left an impression on me. I drew a lot of frogs, both as keyframe artist and animation director.

What is your number one most favorite episode, out of the episodes you worked on?

It’s Episode 22, with Jolyne and Father Pucci‘s handcuff deathmatch scene. I think its composition and uniqueness led to the scene being used in the trailer.

Which characters do you like in Stone Ocean?

Anasui and Weather Report. Getting to be in charge of a good scene of theirs was exciting for me.

What is your favorite JoJo Part?

Part 4. Yoshikage Kira and Rohan Kishibe were my favorites.

What is your favorite fight in JoJo?

Overall, it’s Bucciarati VS Prosciutto. In Part 6, it’s Father Pucci VS Weather Report (in the story where he awakens Heavy Weather).

In the future, would you like to work on an Araki work from before JoJo?

This is still undecided, but when the time comes where David Production inevitably adapts Part 7 into an anime, I want to lend a hand in it. It would be great if Part 7 were adapted into an anime, wouldn’t it!?

What is your favorite episode in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure?

Part 4’s “Let’s Go Eat Some Italian Food”. It’s the episode Tonio Trussardi appears in. An ominous atmosphere permeates an episode where there’s delicious food to enjoy. Josuke stays on guard, while Tonio is simply just preparing yummy food. That episode’s punch line is why it’s my favorite.

Are you reading the original manga?

I’m caught up through Part 6. And I’m carrying on, currently reading Part 7.

What is your favorite Stand?

It’s Metallica. Long ago, a friend showed me my phone number’s contact name in their cell phone; I learned that my name was registered as “Risotto Nero“, and ever since, Risotto has become a special character to me.

The Stand he has, Metallica, is also super strong, and I love the fact that he went through great effort to track down Doppio, and thus the Boss.

[Translated by Irene (JoJo's Bizarre Encyclopedia)][11]


ジョジョの仕事は、私がアニメーターになって初めて自分からやらせて欲しいとお願いして頂いた仕事でした。 5話で担当させて頂いたジョンガリAの処刑シーンを気に入っていただいてその後の話数でも原画を担当させて頂くことになりましたし、自身のキャリアで初めて作画監督をさせて頂くことになった印象深い作品となりました。


12話で。カエルが空から降ってくるシーンでとても多くのカエルを描いたことが印象に残っています。 原画時も、作画監督時もとにかく沢山のカエルを描きました。


22話で徐倫とプッチ神父の手錠デスマッチシーンです。 構図も独特なものでPVにも使用されたシーンですね。


アナスイとウェザーリポートです。 彼らの良いシーンを担当させて頂き印象に残っています。






まだ未定ですが、デイヴィッドプロダクションさんには是非7部をアニメ化する時が来たら、声かけてほしいとお願いしています。 7部もアニメ化されるといいですね!


4部の「イタリア料理を食べに行こう」。トニオトラサルディが出てくる話ですね。美味しい料理を楽しむ話の中で不気味な雰囲気が。漂い、仗助が警戒するも、トニオはただ美味しい料理を振る舞いたかっただけ というお話のオチが気に入っています。


6部までは読んでいます。 7部は現在読み進めています。



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Published November 13, 2022

Which Araki works were you involved in?

Mid-JoJo Part 6 to the first half of Part 7.

What were the biggest challenges working as an assistant?

The background of one panel with food in it didn’t match Araki-sensei’s vision, so I had to keep redrawing it for 3 days.

Did you have fun working with Araki?

Since the drawings had to be so top notch, I was frantic. That being the case, I can’t really say I had fun. However, there was a sort of “pride” in drawing JoJo. I now think it was absolutely a gold experience.

Who’s your favorite JoJo character?

Rohan Kishibe. As expected, I have an admiration for him as a manga artist now.

What is your favorite JoJo Part?

Part 4.

If given the chance, would you want to work with Araki again?

Yes. Not as an assistant, but as a manga author. When I draw manga, Araki-sensei is always in my heart, encouraging me, and teaching me.

What kind of work did you do as Araki’s assistant?

Drawing backgrounds and character’s clothing designs. Picking up the food everyday (bento). Managing art supplies.

Which Stand battle that you drew was your favorite?

In Part 6, I enjoyed drawing the battle where the massive number of snails appear, during Weather Report’s Heavy Weather. The assistants had to draw it without any detailed explanation from Araki-sensei about why a large number of snails appeared. As such, we would only understand the story after the manuscripts were completed. It was definitely a “bizarre” job.

[Translated by Irene (JoJo's Bizarre Encyclopedia)][12]






絵は、高いレベルが必要だったため、必死でした。 ですので、楽しかったということは、ありません。 ただ、JOJOを描いているという「誇り」はありました。 今思うと、まさにgold experienceでした。






はい。アシスタントとしてではなく、漫画家として。 ただ、私は漫画を描く時、いつも心の中に荒木先生がいて、励ましてくれたり、教えてくれたりしています。


背景や、キャラクターの服装のデザインを描く事。 毎日の食事の調達(弁当)。 画材などの管理。


第6部で、ウェザーリポートのヘヴィーウェザーで、大量のカタツムリが出現したバトルは、描いていて楽しかった。 アシスタントのメンバーは、先生から詳しい説明はないため、なぜ大量のカタツムリが出たのか知らないまま描く。そして、原稿が完成してからストーリーが分かる。 まさに、「奇妙な」仕事でした。


  • Lou has a fat bottom.