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Johnny Joestar
Japanese Name ジョニィ・ジョースター
Birth Name Jonathan Joestar[1]
Namesake Jonathan Joestar
Stand Tusk
Horse Slow Dancer (Appaloosa; 11 years old)
Age 19[2]
Birthday 1872[3]
Date of Death November 11, 1901[3]
Gender Male
Nationality American[4]
Hair Color Blond (All-Star Battle)
Eye Color Blue (All-Star Battle)
Relatives George Joestar (father)
Nicholas Joestar (older brother)
Norisuke Higashikata I (father-in-law)
Rina Higashikata (wife)
George Joestar II (son)
Manga Debut SBR Chapter 2
Gyro Zeppeli
Final Appearance SBR Chapter 95
The World of the Stars
and Stripes -Outro

JJL Chapter 22
Morioh Town: Year 1901
(Appears in flashback(s)) (Death)
Game Debut Jump Super Stars
Japanese Voice Actor Takahiro Mizushima (VOMIC)
Yūki Kaji (All-Star Battle, Eyes of Heaven)

Johnny Joestar (ジョニィ・ジョースター Joni Jōsutā?) is the main protagonist of Steel Ball Run.

A former horse-racing prodigy turned paraplegic, Johnny joins The SBR race to find out the secret behind Gyro Zeppeli's Steel Balls as they're the only thing capable of healing his legs.

In the beginning, Johnny starts out as a supporting character to Gyro. When SBR was announced as Part VII in Volume 5 (a turning point for the whole series, switching from Weekly Shonen Jump to seinen magazine Ultra Jump) Johnny comes to stand as the main protagonist alongside Gyro.

Johnny is the alternate counterpart to Jonathan Joestar, protagonist of Part I.


Johnny is a young man of below-average height and slim to medium build. He has light eyes, and light, shoulder-length hair curling upwards at its ends.

Johnny always wears a knit cap, printed with many small five-pointed stars. His hair sticks out of holes on either side of the top, taking a shape like short horns. A horseshoe hangs from the front; framing an image of the dark silhouette of the profile of a horse's reared head.

Johnny wears similarly star-patterned pants; of a piece with footwear bearing spurs. He commonly wears a light-colored, hooded, short-sleeved top; printed with thick lines in the approximate formation of a harness (later, with patches in the shape of hearts adorning both shoulders). A long feather (bordered by black with one black spot at its tip) emerges from under the back of his collar; and he wears wrist cuffs patterned with stars and stripes.

In cold weather, Johnny wears a longer-sleeved top of a similar design. His collar is outlined with fur, and he keeps several feathers at his back.

As a paraplegic, before the beginning of the race he is seen using a wheelchair; but during, he is usually mounted on his horse, Slow Dancer.

During the course of the series, Johnny gradually changes into a more realistic appearance; with slightly wavy hair and a slightly fuller build.


  1. SBR Chapter 42: Silent Way (3)
  2. SBR Chapter 64: Chocolate Disco (1)
  3. 3.0 3.1 JJL Chapter 21: "Shakedown Road" (4) pp.28-30
  4. SBR Chapter 12: First Stage: Disqualified from Victory
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