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Erina Joestar

Erina nurse

Erina (Anime)


Erina Part 2 (Anime)

Japanese Name エリナ・ペンドルトン・ジョースター
Birth Name Erina Pendleton
Namesake Eleanor Rigby
Age 20 (Part 1)
70 (Part 2)
81 at death[1]
Birthday 1868
Date of Death 1950
Gender Female
Nationality British
Hair Color Blonde (Anime)
Eye Color Cyan (Anime)
Occupation Nurse (Part I)
English teacher (Part II)[1]
Relatives Jonathan Joestar (husband)
George Joestar II (son)
Elizabeth Joestar (daughter in law)
Joseph Joestar (grandson)
Suzi Q Joestar (granddaughter-in-law)
See: Joestar Family Tree
Manga Debut Chapter 1
Final Appearance Chapter 113
The Man Who Came
Across the Atlantic Ocean
Anime Debut Episode 1
Dio the Invader
Game Debut Famicom Jump: Hero Retsuden
Seiyuu Hisakawa Aya (Game)
Nana Mizuki (Movie)
Ayako Kawasumi (Anime, All-Star Battle)
Voice Actor Michelle Ruff (English Dub)

Erina Joestar (エリナ・ジョースター Erina Jōsutā?), née Pendleton (エリナ・ペンドルトン Erina Pendoruton?) is a key character appearing in Phantom Blood and Battle Tendency. She is wife to Jonathan Joestar, mother to George Joestar II, and grandmother and guardian to Joseph Joestar.

Though her appearances are few, she plays a significant role as a love interest in the first part of Part I.


Raised in Victorian England, Erina is a very sweet, caring young woman who is every bit the proper lady. Though polite and gentle in her youth, Erina did show quite a bit of pride and impudence, such as when after having her first kiss taken by Dio Brando she proceeded to wash her mouth with dirty water, spiting the boy. Furthermore, Speedwagon noted when first meeting her that her eyes were icy cold, making it clear she did not want her treatment of Jonathan to be interrupted.

Her twilight years did little to curb that inner fire, Erina being one of the few people capable of tempering her grandson, Joseph while also not betraying her grace and showing deep wisdom. Though significantly more stern, she was still the caring person she had always been. Most notably, in spite of growing up in the racist climate of Victorian England, Erina unhesitatingly befriended Smokey, and later effectively adopted him as family, making her a woman truly ahead of the two prejudiced eras she lived through.


Phantom Blood

Erina Pendleton first appeared as a young girl, with Jonathan Joestar rescuing her from bullies. He mentions his aspiration of knighthood and leaves behind a handkerchief. When she appeared again, she and Jonathan were going out, and eventually they fell in love. However, Dio Brando seized her and kissed her, wanting to turn Jonathan into a broken down person (by taking his father and his friends as well as not allowing Jonathan to have any lovers) in order to seize the Joestar fortune. However, Erina washed her lips with dirty water, causing Dio to brutally beat her for being insulted with such a gesture. She felt humiliated and stayed away from Jonathan for a long time.

Erina Survives

Erina at the end of Phantom Blood

Erina did not appear again until after Dio's first near-defeat, when she nursed Jonathan back to health. After that, Jonathan finally defeated Dio using Hamon. They subsequently renewed their relationship and got married. They took a ship to go on their honeymoon to America, but the voyage was cut short by the reappearance of Dio. The ship went down, and Jonathan stayed behind, using the last of his life energy to kill Dio and bring down the zombies with him. Erina took an orphaned infant whose mother had been killed by Dio and escaped as the ship sunk.

Battle Tendency

Years later, she and her grandson Joseph Joestar were the last of the Joestar family, and they traveled to New York on the invitation of Robert E. O. Speedwagon. Erina is introduced as the old grandmother of Joseph Joestar and held on to great fortune from Speedwagon. She was mostly shown living with her grandson in New York in the US.

At the end of the part, Erina was mentioned to have taught English at a school, and died at the age of 81.

In Video Games

Famicom Jump: Hero Retsuden (NES)

Erina appears as a old woman (her PART II appearance) in Area 3 at the port town, after beating the area's boss. She offers some minor information to the player.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood (PS2 Game)

Erina is presented in cutscenes throughout the game that reflect the original story.


  • Lisa Lisa mentions that Erina's pregnancy resulted in her being adopted by Straizo.
  • She is the first ally character to be a love interest of the main protagonist of her debut part, in her case, Jonathan Joestar.



  1. 1.0 1.1 Chapter 113: The Man Who Came Across the Atlantic Ocean
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