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Erina Joestar

Manga   ·   Anime Erina nurse

Manga   ·   Anime GrandmaErina2

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 Part 1-2
Blonde (Manga, Anime)
Occupation Nurse (Part I)
English teacher (Part II)[1]
Relatives Jonathan Joestar (husband)
George Joestar II (son)
Elizabeth Joestar (adopted daughter/daughter in law)
Joseph Joestar (grandson)
Suzie Q Joestar (granddaughter-in-law)
Holy Kujo (great-granddaughter)
Smokey Brown (adopted grandson)
Sadao Kujo (great-grandson-in-law)
Jotaro Kujo (great-great-grandson)
Jolyne Cujoh (great-great-great-granddaughter)
Manga Debut Vol. 1 Ch. 1
The Coming of Dio
Final Appearance Vol. 12 Ch. 113
The Comeback
Anime Debut Episode 1
Dio the Invader (Episode)
Game Debut Famicom Jump: Hero Retsuden
Seiyuu Hisakawa Aya (game)
Nana Mizuki (movie)
Ayako Kawasumi (Anime, All Star Battle)

Erina Joestar (エリナ・ジョースター, Erina Josuta) (née Pendleton (ペンドルトン, Pendoruton)) is a key character appearing in Part I: Phantom Blood and Part II: Battle Tendency. She is wife to Jonathan Joestar, mother to George Joestar II, adoptive mother to Lisa Lisa, 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 BloodEdit

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 TendencyEdit

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 Edward 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 GamesEdit

Famicom Jump: Hero Retsuden (SNES)Edit

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)Edit

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.
  • One error in Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is related to Erina's survival from Dio's attack on the boat. It is shown she survived the explosion by hiding inside Dio's coffin, but later it is revealed Dio (with Jonathan's body) also survived inside the coffin. It is speculated that there were two coffins; one for Dio and one for Wang Chan, however nothing official has been said about it.
  • 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 Vol. 12 Ch. 113 The Comeback
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