JoJo's Bizarre Encyclopedia


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Members of the Joestar and Zeppeli families
Will, Jonathan, Giorno, Jotaro, Joseph, Jolyne, Johnny, Josuke, Gyro

Families, usually represented by central characters descended of a specific few, are a significant element of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.

Hirohiko Araki has emphasized the importance of family to his characters[1], as have several characters within the text of the manga.

Main Families

Minor Families

  • Hirose Family
  • Nijimura Family
  • Kira Family
  • Kawajiri Family
  • Pucci Family


The manga primarily details the adventures of the Joestar family, who have a hereditary predisposition to unlikely, unfortunate circumstances and premature death.

  • Battle Tendency stars Joseph Joestar, the grandson of Jonathan. Joseph reappears in Stardust Crusaders and Diamond is Unbreakable along with his descendants.
  • Stardust Crusaders tells the story of Jotaro Kujo, the first JoJo not to bear the Joestar name, but Kujo instead. He is the son of Holy Kujo and grandson of Joseph Joestar.
  • During JoJolion, the Higashikata family becomes more important. They have various members who play an important role and the Joestar family is united with theirs due to the marriage of Johnny and Rina Higashikata. Unlike the original universe, the Joestar family is also connected with the Kira family, due to Holy marrying Yoshiteru Kira. However, the Kujo family still plays an important role, as Josefumi Kujo fuses with Yoshikage Kira to form the protagonist.

Other minor families remain in the new universe, like Pendleton, Speedwagon, Hirose, and Stroheim, but do not populate to a significant extent.


  1. Hirohiko Araki Lecture Part 3 (8): "Lineage"

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