JORGE JOESTAR (ジョージ・ジョースター Jōji Jōsutā) is a novel written and illustrated by Otaro Maijo. The cover was drawn by Hirohiko Araki. It was released as part of the special JoJo 25th anniversary project "VS JOJO."
After Jonathan's death, his son, George Joestar II (Jorge Joestar) travels with Erina to the Canary Islands in Spain on the island of La Palma. There, he pledges his love to Lisa Lisa and eventually grows up to become a World War I Air Pilot.
In another story, kid detective Joji Joestar sets out on a bizarre quest to solve a murder in Morioh, which slowly turns into a universe hopping adventure after the island begins moving on its own.
- The information below derives from a source not written by Araki. As such, it may or may not be considered canon.
The odd-numbered chapters of the story tells of how Jorge, Elizabeth, and another girl named Penelope de la Rosa grew up together, eventually leading to Jorge joining the Royal Air Force and marrying Elizabeth. However, this time around their wedding is threatened by a zombie invasion. Along the way he makes new friends, such as Tsukumojuku Kato and Steven Motorize, and gets framed for a murder.
The other chapters, however, are another story altogether and considered the true story of the novel. Set in the 20th century after Made In Heaven resets the world exactly thirty-six times, it focuses on kid detective Joji Joestar who, while investigating a recent string of incidents, comes across a boy detective named Tsukumojuku Kato, who has somehow travelled between universes. After he is found dead in Morioh, seemingly by Yoshikage Kiras hands, Joji heads to investigate, and after a strange series of events meets up with the original ("Universe-J") Giorno Giovanna and Rohan Kishibe. Giorno has survived due to his Stand Gold Experience Requiem nullifying the effects, while Rohan survives by being too preoccupied with his manga to realize Made In Heaven was activated. Along the way, Joji eventually reaches outer space, and meets 37 versions of Kars, each from a different universe, one of which accompanies him back to Earth, all ending in a massive fistfight with Dio Brando as he attempts to become the Holy Corpse and gain unlimited power.
In addition to the Stands from the original manga such as King Crimson and Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, JORGE JOESTAR introduces several new Stands that are all named after foreign (to Japan) films. There are also three new Stand-like abilities that are not truly Stands but have the same power:
- Wounds (ウゥンド Wundo) are created from repeated trauma to the afflicted's mind and body; they are less controllable than Stands are, and tend to serve a purpose of stopping the user's source of pain.
- Bounds (バウンド Baundo) are forces taken directly from the environment that the user manipulates.
- Beyonds (ビヨンド Biyondo) are, as their name implies, abilities that extend beyond time and space.
- Jorge Joestar (ジョージ・ジョースター Jōji Jōsutā): Otherwise known as George Joestar II. His story remains the same, although he grows up on the Spanish island of La Palma, and thus goes by the name "Jorge" instead of "George".
- Joji Joestar (城字・ジョースター Jōji Jōsutā): Joji is a 15-year old detective, and though of British descent, he was adopted by a Japanese family and thus lives in Japan. He goes to Morioh to investigate a murder, only to be thrown into the plot. He has only ever appeared in the 35th and 36th universe resets, which is how he becomes entwined in the narrative as a relevant character.
- Tsukumojuku Kato (加藤 九十九十九 Katō Tsukumojūku): Jorge's best friend, also 15. Somehow travels between dimensions to Jojis world. Later becomes a teleporting ghost who abruptly appears at certain points to take Jorge and Joji to various locations, such as a spaceship.
- Kars: 36 in count, all ultimate lifeforms. Universe-J Kars comes to assist Joji at some point of the story and becomes a close ally in the form of a guardian figure. Noticeably, his eyes are blue, not red or gold, and it becomes a defining trait. He has seen the worth in humanity as well, and because of this has finally sided with it. Jorge speaks to him humbly, calling him "Mr. Kars" or "Kars-senpai". He "remembers" Stands, and has the ability to steal another person's Stand if he chooses to. Most Stands that he steals will have "Ultimate" added to their name; Stands that fit this description include Das Boot Ultimate, Dune Ultimate, The World Ultimate, Whitesnake Ultimate, C-Moon Ultimate Requiem, Made in Heaven Ultimate Requiem, and Ultimate D4C.
- Giorno Giovanna: Universe-J Giorno finds and meets the original Rohan and asks for Jojis help to track down Diavolo. There is also another Giorno, very likely the one for the alternate universe Passione that is met, that has been possessed by Diavolo.
- Rohan Kishibe: Universe-J Rohan. He's the one who called in about the murder in Morioh, which Kato reports about and is how Joji ends up there. In a relationship with Reimi, somehow.
- Yoshikage Kira: Seems to have the image of the Dead Man's Questions Kira, coming with Killer Queen post-Arrow. Nonchalant, but once again obsessed with hands. On the 36th iteration, Killer Queen is coaxed over and stolen by Kars, and Kira becomes a bomb.
- Lisa Lisa: Only for Jorge Joestar's universe, known as Elizabeth Straizo (エリザベス・ストレイツォ Erizabesu Sutoreitso) in JORGE JOESTAR.
- Straizo: Also only for Jorge Joestar's universe.
- Penelope de la Rosa (ペネロペ・デ・ラ・ロサ Penerope De Ra Rosa): Original character. Grown up with Jorge, she has both a "Wound" with no given name and a "Beyond" named Cube House (キューブハウス Kyūbu Hausu). The Wound hangs people within closed doors, and Cube House functions similar to Burning Down the House but can escape time and space. She has nightmares about clowns regularly, which her Wound looks like.
- Jonathan Joestar: There are two versions of Jonathan Joestar in the story. The first is Jorge's father, the original Jonathan Joestar from Universe-J. His head was kept by Erina and is implied to still be alive. He is brought back to life and obtains DIO's Stand The Passion (
情熱Za Passhon). The other is an ancestor of Joji Joestar going back six generations who died while stopping his adoptive brother Dio Brando from committing a train robbery.
- Erina Joestar: There are also two versions of Erina. The first is the original Erina from Universe-J, who cares for Lisa Lisa, Jorge, and Penelope on La Palma. The other is again Joji's ancestor.
- Steven Motorize: Original character. Becomes Jorges friend. His Wound allows him to sprout wings and fly. Really likes planes.
- Kenton Motorize: Original character. Stevens sister, who becomes friends with Jorge after he jumps off a cliff to try and save her.
- Darlington Motorize: Original character. Another member of the Motorize family. Engaged to William Cardinal.
- John Moore-Brazabon: Original character. Another of Jorges friends. Really likes cars.
- Reimi Sugimoto: In JORGE JOESTAR, Reimi is alive, and is a Stand. Despite this, she also has a Stand, Cube House, which functions as a time travelling tesseract.
- Aya Tsuji: An alternate universe incarnation. Her Stand has the same abilities but is named Face/Off (フェイスオフ Feisu Ofu).
- Koji Hirose (広瀬 康司 Hirose Kōji): An alternate universe incarnation of Koichi Hirose. His Stand Blue Thunder (ブルーサンダー Burū Sandā) is a head propeller.
- Muryotaisu Nijimura (虹村 無量大数 Nijimura Muryōtaisū): An alternate universe incarnation of Okuyasu Nijimura. His Stand Grand Bleu (グランブルー Guran Burū) summons three somewhat disobedient dolphins named Jack (ジャック Jakku), Enzo (エンゾ), and Joanna (ジョアンナ). They can swim at fast speeds.
- Fukashigi Nijimura (虹村 不可思議 Nijimura Fukashigi): An alternate universe incarnation of Keicho Nijimura. His Stand NYPD Blue (NYPDブルー Enu Wai Pī Dī Burū) takes the form of a reliable 30-year old police officer from New York.
- Shigetaka Yangu (矢安宮 重孝 Yangū Shigetaka): Alternate universe Shigekiyo Yangu. His Stand Stray Dog (ストレイドッグ Sutorei Doggu), as it names suggests, controls stray dogs.
- Bruno Bucciarati: Alternate universe. His Stand is now named Stepmom (グッドナイト・ムーン Guddonaito Mūn, "Goodnight Moon") and is a feminine form of Sticky Fingers that relies on needle and thread rather than zippers.
- Leone Abbacchio: Alternate universe. His Stand is Videodrome (ヴィデオドローム Videodorōmu), which can take memories in the form of video tapes, akin to Whitesnake, and use them to become similar to Moody Blues for up to 24 hours.
- Guido Mista: Alternate universe. His Stand The Iron Ladies (アタック・ナンバーハーフ Atakku Nanbā Hāfu, "Attack Number Half") is the same as Sex Pistols, but is now instead made up of transgender volleyball players, each with their own uniforms and commands.
- Narancia Ghirga: Alternative universe. His Stand Das Boot is shaped like a submarine and can swim through bodies to cause internal damage with bullets and missiles. He can summon a fleet of rather small submarines, or combine them into one large entity capable of taking a few people inside.
- Panacotta Fugo: Alternative universe. His Stand isn't shown or referred to at all.
- Gothalay Soundman: Alternate universe version who is also an astronaut. He has a "Bound" named Dune (デューン Dyūn) which allows him to control and turn into sand at will.
- Pocoloco Tripleseven: Alternate universe version of Pocoloco. He is a black youth and also an astronaut. His Stand Right Stuff (ライトスタッフ Raito Sutaffu) is a group of semi-robotic humans that will do whatever it takes to complete a mission.
- Dio Brando: Several, in fact:
- Phantom Blood Dio, who became the Ultimate Lifeform and then a monster. He can be considered the main villain. His Stand, "The Passion", allows him to predict his opponents' actions. It should be noted that, while DIO has "The Passion", he still maintains The World, albeit with the ability to stop time for up to an hour, as opposed to his previous limit of 9 seconds. He also has a Beyond resembling the Holy Corpse, which he later attempts to fuse with.
- A fake DIO that appears in one iteration, probably the Universe-J version, of Stardust Crusaders, made of half of Dios soul and Giornos body.
- Joji Joestar-universe Dio who went insane after seeing his step-brother Jonathan die in the train robbery.
- Enrico Pucci: Became an astronaut in this universe. Starts as an ally but slowly turns evil. His Stand is Whitesnake when he first appears in the story, and later evolves into Made In Heaven, but it is eventually stolen by Kars and transformed into Made In Heaven Requiem.
- Diavolo: There are just as many Diavolos as there are Kars, but only the ones that completely disengaged from Doppio survived their arc. Only two or three are known: the Universe-J Diavolo (who is still in his cycle of multifarious deaths), a Diavolo whom split from Doppio to possess Giorno, and a Diavolo that the alternate universe Passione is pursuing. It's unknown if the latter two are one in the same, or if they are connected to the alternate universe Giorno that also exists.
- Doppio: Specifically, the one from the Diavolo-possessing-Giorno timeline. He has an unnamed Stand that allows him to transform any object into a phone. Rohan attempts to use Heaven's Door on him, only to read gibberish.
- Funny Valentine: There are two Funny Valentines in JORGE JOESTAR. One of them is the original Funny Valentine, whose Stand is Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap. There is a second, older, Funny Valentine who has the Stand Singing In The Rain (SINGING IN THE RAIN（雨に唄えば） Ame ni Utaeba), which allows him to fly. Both were Presidents of the United States.
- Funnier Valentine (ファニアー・ヴァレンタイン Faniā Varentain): The son of the second Funny Valentine listed above. He is an astronaut and is 50 years old. His Stand Rear Window (リアウィンドウ（裏窓） Ria Windō), allows him to teleport from location to location and through dimensions.
- The Funniest Valentine (ザ・ファニエスト・ヴァレンタイン Za Faniesuto Varentain): The Funniest is Funnier's son, and Funny's grandson. His Stand is Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (いともたやすく行われるえげつない行為（Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap） Itomo Tayasuku Okonawareru Egetsunai Kōi), however he is not immune to being destroyed if he comes in contact with an alternate version of himself.
- Dolcio Cioccolata (ドルチオ・チョコラータ Doruchio Chokorāta): Alternate universe version of Cioccolata who has a cornrow hairstyle. He is a former doctor, and is involved in drug trafficking in the United States and terrorism. His Stand Blob (ブロブ Burobu) is similar to Green Day in appearance but is never seen in action.
- Secco Rottario (セッコ・ロッターリオ Sekko Rottārio): Alternate universe version of Secco who is dressed in bondage gear. He has a history of psychiatric hospitalization, with Cioccolata as his attending physician. His Stand Evil Dead (イーヴルデッド Īvuru Deddo), is in the shape of a giant human face with its eyes on disembodied hands that have their thumbs jabbed into its bleeding sockets, and can hide things from a certain vantage point.
- Prosciutto Cappano (プロシュート・ケッパーノ Puroshūto Keppāno): Alternate universe version of Prosciutto. Strangely, the rest of La Squadra di Esecuzione never shows up. Prosciutto is one of Cioccolata's assistants. His Stand Twister (ツイスター Tsuisutā) is the same as The Grateful Dead but with a cyclone/spiral themed appearance instead of eyes.
- Antonio Torres (アントニオ・トレース Antonio Torēsu), real name Anthony Hightower (アンソニー・ハイタワー Ansonī Haitawā): An original character; A boy on La Palma who teases Jorge when he is growing up. He possesses a Wound that causes all of his skin to molt at once, creating new versions of himself. Later becomes a major antagonist.
- Alejandro Torres (アレジャンドロ・トレース Arejandoro Torēsu), real name Alexander Hightower (アレクサンダー・ハイタワー Arekusandā Haitawā): A man who had been in the railroad business in England but went bankrupt, and washed up at La Palma. He becomes a zombie and eats his son, Antonio.
- Javier Cortez (ハビエル・コルテス Habieru Korutesu): A high school student who wants to become a mystery writer. He is actually the culprit behind the 15 closed room murders on La Palma. Javier's Wound allows him to enter the dreams of other people where he kills them.
- William Cardinal: Original character. Engaged to Darlington and a commanding officer in the Air Force, he despises Jorge and is generally agreed by most if not all of the characters to be an insufferable tool.
- The information below derives from a source not written by Araki. As such, it may or may not be considered canon.
With the information above in mind, the following scenarios also take place:
- The 36 Kars living on Mars are presumably the 36 souls of sinners that DIO required for his plan to reach Heaven. When Jorge draws a picture of Kars on his stomach, they form a bridge to reach the Dio described below.
- The DIO of Part 3 was not the real Dio Brando; Phantom Blood Dio Brando becomes the Ultimate Life Form, gaining the Stand "The Passion", which resembles Jesus Christ. The Passion has the ability to predict his opponents' attacks.
- The corpse parts of Steel Ball Run are of his or another Dio's corpse, which Jonathan Joestar soon combines with after being resurrected and also gains "The Passion".
- Morioh and Passione's island headquarters both suddenly sprout legs from their foundations and split from the mainland, walking the Earth. They eventually encounter one another, which is how the heroes are able to meet one another. Later we learn the same has happened to England and Manhatten Island.
- One version of Giorno Giovanna is now host to Diavolo as an alternate personality, as that Diavolo was a renegade Stand in similar vein to Anubis. As a result, the Doppio from that universe became a separate entity with his own Stand, one capable of transforming objects into telephones (which, according to pictures, is no different from what Universe J's Doppio did to communicate with Diavolo). It's unknown if he remained Passione's underboss in that universe or was replaced by the Diavolo-possessed Giorno.
- Out of the 36 Diavolos, only two seem to survive: the above Diavolo, and the Universe J-Diavolo, who continues to die from the effects of Gold Experience Requiem through the resets. Supposedly, others exist, but due to King Crimson, only the Diavolos that never split from Doppio suffer the endless fate.
- As Erina and George II move to the Canary Islands, he is renamed "Jorge", the Spanish equivalent of "George", despite its completely different pronunciation in Spanish (xoɾxe; "Hor-hay").
- As far as JoJo's Bizarre Adventure as a series goes, the JORGE JOESTAR novel is considered the most disconnected from the events of the canon, with its own exclusive plot elements and characteristics.