There are times when a gentleman has to be courageous and fight, even when his opponent is bigger than he is and he knows he's going to lose!

—Jonathan Joestar

Jonathan Joestar (ジョナサン・ジョースター Jonasan Jōsutā) is the protagonist of Phantom Blood and the first JoJo of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series.

Born the unique son of the wealthy businessman George Joestar I, Jonathan is an honest, kind and positive man whose life is fraught with tragedy after meeting his adopted older brother - and series antagonist - Dio Brando. In his battle against Dio, Jonathan becomes a Ripple user under the tutelage of the master William Anthonio Zeppeli.



Adhering to the norms of the Victorian era, Jonathan's childhood attire consisted of a collared shirt, breeches, and a pair of long socks with dress shoes. This was either accompanied by a blazer, vest and tie, or a pair of suspenders. As a nobleman, he'd sometimes replace the tie with a ribbon like his father's.[5]

  • When boxing, he wears a casual boxing outfit consisting of a tank top, shorts, and boxing gloves.
  • During his time with Erina, Jonathan also dons a Newsboy cap and a pair of knee-high boots.
  • When treading in the river, he wears a striped two-piece swimsuit.

Adult Years

As an adult, Jonathan is a tall (195 cm/6'5"), extremely muscular individual with a gentlemen's poise. His typical attire tends to reflect his noble background, characterized by stylized tunics over long sleeve shirts. Reoccurring articles of clothing include a cravat, bowtie, thick boots and a vest.

  • At home, Jonathan wears semi-formal attire consisting of a collared shirt, tie, and jacket with rolled up sleeves.[6]
  • During University Rugby matches, he wears a standard striped rubgy shirt and pants with long socks.[6]
  • When he sets out to Ogre Street to find a cure for his father's illness, Jonathan dons an entirely new outfit made up of a padded jacket and pants, complete with a deerstalker cap and a long cloak.[6]
  • During his training with Zeppeli, he strips down to a stylized tank top with wristbands, and at some point a circlet.[7]
  • On his quest to Windknight's Lot, Jonathan dons a double layered tunic with a bowtie and Deerstalker cap.[8]
  • After his fight with Tarkus, he wears a close-fitted tank top with capped sleeves for the rest of the journey. In the anime, these sleeves are converted into shoulder pads.[9]
  • During his honeymoon and final encounter with Dio, he wears an ornate suit with a long tail over a collared shirt with straps on the shoulders, and a cravat.[9]

Color Schemes

The series is known for alternating colors between media, the information presented below may or may not be canon.

This section requires expansion.

  • Hair: Brown
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Outfits:
    • Childhood: Generally blue clothes over a white shirt.
    • Combat outfit: Blue and turquoise clothes, black trousers, red bowtie.

The anime marks a shift in Jonathan's portrayal in promotional materials as most media featuring Jonathan post-anime will portray him with his anime colors.

  • Hair: Blue
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Outfits:
    • Childhood: Brown blazer and trousers over a white shirt, red bowtie.
    • Combat outfit: Blue shirt and grey trousers.

  • Hair: Brown
  • Eyes: Brown

  • Hair: Black
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Outfit: Purple shirt and trousers.

  • Hair: Black
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Outfit: Blue shirt and grey trousers.


  1. 20th Anniversary Interview with Araki.
  2. Chapter 1: Prologue
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 JoJo 6251
  4. Chapter 44: Fire and Ice, Jonathan and Dio (6)
  5. Chapters 2-5: Dio Brando the Invader (story arc)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Chapters 6-7: A Letter from the Past (story arc)
  7. Chapter 20: Jack the Ripper and Zeppeli the Eccentric (3)
  8. Chapters 23-24: Ripple Overdrive (story arc)
  9. 9.0 9.1 Chapters 39-44: Fire and Ice, Jonathan and Dio (story arc)

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