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JoJolion
Volume 116
Japanese Name ジョジョリオン
Alternate Names JoJorion
Genre Action, Adventure, Supernatural, Mystery, Romance, Drama
Years Released 2011 - Ongoing
Volumes JP Volume 105 - 116
JJL Volume 1 - 12
Chapters 52 chapters, JJL Ch. 1 - 52 (Ongoing)
Anime Episodes N/A
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JoJolion (ジョジョリオン JoJorion?) is the award-winning eighth part of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, published in Ultra Jump from May 2011.

The story begins in 2011 and follows Josuke Higashikata, a young man afflicted by retrograde amnesia, on his search to uncover his identity in Morioh Town, a coastal Japanese town affected by the Tohoku earthquake.

JoJolion represents the second part of the series set in the "Steel Ball Run Universe".

Plot

Welcome to Morioh Town

Jojolion Protagonist (Chapter 1)
Yasuho Hirose, hiding from Joshu Higashikata near Morioh Town's Wall Eyes, discovers a naked man in a sailor cap half buried underground.

In narration, Yasuho explains how the Wall Eyes rose concurrent with a version of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake. Massive, rocky protrusions marked with long, vertical holes, they rise between the coastline and the mainland, blocking highways, waterways, gas and power lines.

Yasuho calls an ambulance. She notices a star-shaped birthmark on his shoulder, surrounded by the fresh mark of a human's bite. The man asks Yasuho whether she knows who he is, before beginning to sink into the ground, prompting her to pull him out, revealing a deep hole. She notices that he has four testicles.

Joshu finds Yasuho and the man, jealously launching a lethal attack; inciting him to initiate a power in the form of a bubble emerging from his birthmark that turns Joshu blind. The man faints, before they are all taken to hospital.

Soft & Wet

The protagnonist reveals that he is knowledgeable, but that he has no memory whatsoever as to his own history.

Yasuho offers to help him to discover his identity, first by taking him to the manufacturer of his hat, a shop called "SBR". Seeing them leave from his window, Joshu feels jealous and notices the bite marks on his knees before collapsing from a fever.

The shopkeeper claims that the man bought his hat there three days prior, before revealing a record of the sale to one "Yoshikage Kira", as well as his address. Yasuho opines that "Yoshikage" does not suit him, and nicknames him Josuke, after her childhood dog.

In Kira's apartment, the pair discover a female hostage in the bathroom, and a photo album displaying her in various sordid states of bondage, along with a man that looks like Josuke. Yasuho flees the apartment in disgust, leaving the two in the bathroom.

Josuke demands explanation of the hostage, which she gives as that Josuke was a prisoner in the same apartment before escaping three days prior, and that she assumed he had returned to help her escape. She mentions that their captor is a Stand user residing on the floor above them, whose powers only come when his victim is directly underneath him.

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Revealing his Stand, Soft & Wet, Josuke is violently forced to overcome a plot agreed between the Stand user above and the hostage.

Apprehending and interrogating him, the attacker identifies as Ojiro Sasame, a surfer seeking revenge against Yoshikage Kira, whom Josuke closely resembles (in dress as well as in body). Sasame tells of a psychopathic Kira, who in the past by an obscure power and for little reason convinced Sasame to consume his own fingers. Finished, Josuke identifies a Wall Eye in a photo of Kira.

Travelling to the site of Kira's self-portrait, buried deeper, they discover the body of another man. Narrated after the fact, an autopsy reveals that the body belonged to Yoshikage Kira, who had died of cardiac arrest three days prior.

The Higashikata Family

Josuke and Yasuho are taken in by the head of the Higahikata family, Norisuke Higashikata IV; owner of a substantial estate built with a fruit importation business inherited from his grandfather; Norisuke Higashikata (of Part VII).

Lent the Higashikata name, Josuke Higashikata is welcomed into Norisuke's home and provided with Joshu's bedroom, to Joshu's chagrin.

Norisuke tells Josuke to consider his word "law" in his house, and forbids him from exploring his study, before appointing him the duty of guarding his youngest daughter, Daiya.

Yasuho is escorted out of the house by the family's maid Nijimura, and warned not to return.

California King Bed

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Daiya engages Josuke with her Stand, California King Bed; beginning a contest for segments of his memory.

Yasuho, meanwhile, having ordered a DNA test, receives the information that Josuke and Kira, "to within 95.8% accuracy", represent "the same person".

Defeating and befriending Daiya, who appears was operating of her own accord, Josuke elicits her assistance in researching her family as they enter Norisuke's study together.

Family Tree

A book in the study contains a family tree, revealing that Yoshikage Kira and the Higashikatas are directly related; referencing the Steel Ball Run race and a link between Johnny Joestar and Norisuke Higashikata.

"Paisley Park" & "Born This Way"

After reading the family tree book, Josuke makes a plan to find Kira's mother, Holy Joestar-Kira, whom Daiya mentions that she resides in Morioh hospital.

Utilizing his phone's GPS on the way, which seems to communicate contradictory instructions, Josuke is trailed and attacked by a dark motorcycle rider. Josuke manages to kick off the rider's helmet, revealing a Stand composed of both bike and rider.

Josuke deduces that mysteriously, his GPS is actually directing him in escape of his pursuer. Reaching the hospital, almost defeated, Josuke finds and defeats Kyo Nijimura, the Higashikata family's maid.

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Josuke asks Nijimura whether she attacked him under Norisuke's orders. She reacts with distaste and insists on killing him if he approaches Holy, who she reveals to be both her and Yoshikage Kira's mother. Thus, Josuke resolves to find another way to conduct his research.

The Lemon and the Tangerine

As Josuke leaves, she asks him to show her his tongue. She confirms and explains to Josuke that he has two tongues (fused as one) and four eyes (as two), before revealing that he must be a fusion of Kira and another person, having emerged from the ground near the Wall Eyes, which is known to fuse together objects that are buried there.

At the hospital, after being kicked out, Yasuho's Stand, Paisley Park, activates subconsciously, leading her to Holy Joestar-Kira. She watches as doctors perform several tests, noting a compromise in Holy's ability to discern people from objects, and that she is missing several vital organs without negative repercussions, as well as several perfectly spherical portions of her brain, all without any evidence of surgical removal.

"Shakedown Road"

Josuke asks Norisuke for a cell phone, as well as the chance to go to school. Norisuke agrees, but orders Joshu to escort him.

Robbing road

The infamous Shakedown Road, populated by the Stand 'Les Feuilles'.

Joshu asks Josuke to walk with him to a different high school as a favor. They travel to Shakedown Road, known for its kleptomaniacal community, where Joshu hopes to record himself being robbed in order to complain with evidence to the police for an earlier crime.

Arriving, Joshu unknowingly breaks a child's "compact" toy before her mother demands compensation; as does Josuke a turtle tank in a nearby store window, apparently killing the turtles inside; upon which the owner exorts Josuke for ¥20,000 and a plan to pay off ¥330,000. Joshu captures the event with his phone; discovering that Josuke had stepped on leaves, rushed almost instantly to the tank, and then back, unawares.

Continuing, Josuke is confronted by three men; again drawn into an accidental slight, before coerced into delivering illegal goods to a girl nearby; for which the pair are arrested by two police officers observing.

Joshu infers a power belonging to the ginkgo leaves spread on the ground of the whole Road; fleeing after intercepting an exchange of money between the men and the girl. While Josuke is pinned, the gangsters chase Joshu, easily catching up using the leaves. During their confrontation, Joshu's Stand, Nut King Call, is revealed.

Josuke reveals he had also deduced the power of the gingko leaves, and during its exchange had taken the money for himself with his Stand, which with he repays the pet shop owner in full.

Josuke makes a call to Yasuho while she is in class. Seeing Joshu's caller ID, she doesn't answer; but noticing the origin of the call on her phone's map, Yasuho takes interest in a nearby landmark named Joestar Jizō. Searching the term, she is reminded of Holy and the Higashikata/Joestar family tree. Subconsciously employing Paisley Park, she continues on her phone to research the subject.

Morioh Town: Year 1901

Yasuho learns that the Jizo was built as a memorial to Johnny Joestar, half a year after his ominous death at that location around 110 years prior.

A famous American jockey, Johnny had come to Japan on invitation by their government to assist in a horsemanship program, as well as in importing foreign fruits. On the evening of the 11th of November 1901, while passing through the main road near Mutsukabe Shrine in S City, Morioh Town, Johnny was bludgeoned and died; his body discovered the following morning with his head under a boulder. Ruled a homicide, his wife Rina Higashikata was a prime suspect, before the cause of death was changed to an accident, the boulder falling from the hill of the Mutsukabe Shrine.

Spurred by this new knowledge, Yasuho leaves her class in search of Josuke.

Meanwhile, Josuke also comes across the Jizo, before the pet shop owner approaches for conversation. They agree that Josuke and the Jizo wear the same hat, which the pet shop owner explains was donated by the SBR shop salesman; and he mentions that the American who died there wore a similar hat; before explaining about the legend of Johnny Joestar.

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According to the pet shop owner, Johnny came to Japan primarily to marry Rina, having met on a passenger ship departing New York for Europe after the Steel Ball Run Race. The two lived together in America on a ranch, but after several years, Rina was struck by a mysterious disease. She would intermittently lose memories, and later, as the disease threatened her life, her skin began to crease into rigid, origami-like folds. Johnny decided to take his wife to Japan, better that she spend her final days in her hometown. However, in his anguish, Johnny decided to retrieve the holy Corpse from New York City, hoping to use it to cure Rina. Chased by U.S. government agents, Johnny brought Rina and the corpse to Morioh Town, by the meditation pine. He cures her of her disease, hoping it would be sent to a stranger. When it rests on their young son George, Johnny takes him away, and (in pictures rather than narration) uses Tusk along with the Corpse to take the disease onto himself. He falls off his horse onto several gingko leaves, which transport a boulder atop his head.
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Johnny's body discovered, the Joestar curse claims another young life.

The pet shop owner states that his is only one of many versions of the story, but Josuke believes it, and that it may have something to do with Holy's memory loss.

Yasuho has navigated to the Meditation Pine at the rear of the Higashikata estate by photos in the news stories she has researched. She reads there of a baby washed up nearby on November 13, 1901, wearing a necklace of gemstones. She notes that she can see the Higashikata house, when she is grabbed by a hand from inside the tree and momentarily groped in the darkness.

Paper Moon Deception

Yasuho finds herself with Tsurugi Higashikata, playing with some origami in what Tsurugi describes as an earthquake shelter.

Yasuho realizes that Tsurugi is male; when he reveals that like his father Jobin, his grandfather Norisuke, and others several generations back, as the first-born son of his generation, he will live as a female until he is 12 years old; in a traditional method to ward off certain "evil spirits".

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Paisley Park inspires Josuke to send Yasuho a coded message on Joshu's cellphone. Yasuho, unnerved and preparing to leave, realizes her phone is missing when it sounds off. When she finds it, it has been folded into an origami frog that leaps at her eyes, causing her face to split and contort. This effect subsides, and Tsurugi notes that she must have seen his Stand, which she does not quite comprehend.

Leaving the room, phone in hand, she spots another room. Looking in the window, it is small and austere, containing a set of clothes similar to that worn by Kira, and a collection of objects including an Enter the Dragon poster and Ultraman figurine, among others.

Yasuho heads back into town, trailed by Tsurugi. She speaks with a woman with a particular, angular face, who asks for directions. Another woman passes with the same face, as well as a window cleaner, the mannequins in the window, and everyone around her, except for Tsurugi.

Yasuho embarks on an unhappy adventure through a commercial center of Morioh Town, during which she is antagonized by the distorted visages of her mother, Joshu, and a criminal group attempting to kidnap her who she mistakes for police; as she tries unsuccessfully to meet again with Josuke.

When Tsurugi lasts reveals himself, Yasuho concedes, following him back to his playroom. Elsewhere, Josuke deduces that he is no longer afflicted by Tsurugi's Stand because he has fallen out of its range, and that Yasuho was its main target.

Through the slot in the door of the second underground room, somebody spies on Tsurugi and Yasuho's return.

Tsurugi's Goal & the Architect

Yasuho calms in Tsurugi's playroom. He apologizes, admitting that he targeted her with his Stand, Paper Moon King. He states that anyone who comes near the Wall Eyes will awaken a Stand, and that the Higashikatas do not appear to discuss the subject among themselves.

Asking again the purpose of the underground complex, Tsurugi explains that it is a space dedicated to treating the mysterious illness that turns the skin hard like stone befalling all Higashikata firstborns. Yasuho is reminded of Holy's condition, whose brain is becoming hard and smooth, memories fragmenting, and that Kira tried to save her.

Falling asleep, a figure emerges from behind a jacket hanging on the wall. Uttering obscurities, mentioning Soft & Wet and an opinion that Josuke need not exist, the man pulls a sheet of clear material from his eyes, pinning it around Yasuho's wrists and face. Taking a pitcher of water, he appears to begin to waterboard Yasuho, waking her to a gasping panic. Emptying it, he tells her that he has been observing her for a long time, and explicitly to reveal her Stand. Breaking a glass and failing to cut the material,
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Yasuho reveals her Stand, shooting from her feet across the floor, before the man pins its leg with his foot, catching its head as it rises from the ground, shocking Yasuho. The man is able to accurately deduce aspects of the Stand's limitation, before it escapes his grasp through the hatch in the ceiling. Touching Josuke, Paisley Park reminds him of Tsurugi's implication in the earlier Stand attack, inspiring him to return to the Higashikata estate.

Telling Yasuho that he has been watching "all of them" up to now, the man introduces himself as Yotsuyu Yagiyama, a 28 year old architect, who most of all desires social status, for which purpose he intends to ensure that Josuke's memories do not return, when Josuke "dies again".

Slipping on an origami banana skin Yasuho had been folding, and falling, she is freed, just as he disappears. Afraid, Yasuho concludes that the Higashikatas must not be aware of Yotsuyu.

Norisuke, Tsurugi & Yotsuyu

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In the morning, Josuke awakens in his bedroom, seeing from his window Tsurugi leaving from the back of the house, carrying bags full of food. Asking Daiya what there is on the far side of the yard, she mentions the Wall Eyes, some woods, and the debris of a ruined shed.

Norisuke asks Josuke about his experience at school, when Joshu interjects with a nonsensical, fictional account of the day, implied to be a result of damage inflicted by Yasuho by a large lump on his head.

From the balcony at the house's rear, Josuke identifies the shed, by the pine, and the spring where he emerged; all lined up with the Wall Eyes. Spotting Tsurugi, he gives chase, resolving to interrogate each member of the family.

Norisuke confronts Josuke; prompting Josuke to say outright that he is following Tsurugi, and that he finds the Higashikatas highly suspicious, wishing to ask them all certain things directly; embarking on an interrogation.

He settles to ask Norisuke whether he killed Yoshikage Kira, which he says he did not, and in three parts: First, that he knows of the power of the Wall Eyes to combine two objects, and argues that if he wished Kira dead, he should wish the same of Josuke. Second, that he is sympathetic to Kira's family, including Holy, being that theirs shares its fate with his, with respect to the curse of their disease; and third, that he actually needed Kira, believing that he had a clue as to their cure.

Norisuke says that he adopted Josuke in the hope that he has retained these memories; reaffirms his wish for his family's happiness, and that he does not know the identity of the other person composing Josuke, suggesting that he consider himself the individual currently searching for his identity.

Asking Norisuke, a firstborn, how he himself was cured, Norisuke limits his answer to that his parents traded their lives to cure him. Josuke asks Norisuke's permission to question Tsurugi, and the request encourages Norisuke to accompany him as a form of compromise.

On the way Josuke decides to inquire about the nature of Norisuke's Stand - even going as far as to ask if he can observe it after having deduced everyone in his family should possess one, and his awareness of Tsurugi's ability. Although he admits to being aware that Tsurugi possesses a Stand he informs Josuke that he had no idea his grandson had attacked him and opts to momentarily reveal his Stand's hand in order to satisfy Josuke while keeping it's full nature private.

Distracted, Norisuke notices the hatch to the basement open, describing the destroyed shed above it being designed a rest stop; and in the past, the basement below to store and research their fruit trees.

Moments later Josuke feels something touch his shoe and theorizes it to have been Tsurugi's accomplice Yotsuyu although he cannot determine how he managed to sneak up on them without him noticing. These strange occurrences prompt him to warn Norisuke that something strange appears to be happening on the Higashikata property even it's patriarch is unaware of, given the bizarre nature of Kira's death.

It is at that moment that an odd sound alerts them to the approach of heavy, rolling pots which appear to be converging on their location from all directions. They are in such great numbers that the duo assume them to be from all over Morioh and wonder if this is the affect of their enemy's Stand.

Breaking the pots with Soft & Wet proves ineffective when the shards begin to dig into Josuke's flesh, ever gravitating towards his 'core'. It is only through the combined effort of a now free Norisuke dragging him out of the Pot's reach and Josuke utilizing soap bubbles to steal the weight of the shards attached to him does he escape death.

The two take this brief moment to plan their next movie; either progress towards the hatch and risk a trap or flee and abandon the unconscious Yasuho which Josuke refuses to do. While analyzing the enemy's Stand Josuke and Norisuke both feel the sensation of being touched again, and just as before cannot pinpoint the location of the culprit.

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The second round: chestnuts.

This time hundreds of chestnuts advance on the pair and threaten to pierce their skin with sharp pines until Josuke robs them of their moisture and cause them to collapse, giving Norisuke enough time to force the hatch open and break the chained inner handle with a rock. Once the two enter and seal the bunker they find themselves out of their opponent's effective radius and indulge in a temporary calm.

King Nothing

In the bunker, Norisuke compels Tsurugi to reveal that Yotsuyu approached him with the promise of a cure for the Rock Disease that affects the family, demonstrating its potency by feeding it to a dog transformed into rock and seemingly healing it. However the exact nature of the cure wasn't revealed to him.

Josuke, who earlier made sure that Yasuho was safe in a nearby bedroom, checks the room again when Tsurugi mentions that there is another hidden entrance. When he sees that Yasuho disappears, he immediately gives chase to Yotsuyu. Norisuke reveals his Stand King Nothing which tracks objects and people by their scents, and both follow the scent of Yasuho, aware that they are going into a trap.

While following the scent, Norisuke chooses to reveal some of the Higashikata's secrets, namely the Rock Disease which affects the eldest child but which was "healed" by having one member of the family perform an equivalent exchange in the ground of their property with the child.

King Nothing leads Josuke and Norisuke to the coast in which they find Yasuho between some rocks. At the same time, Josuke spots Yotsuyu transformed into rock, who manages to touch him before being pummeled away and hide among the rocks. Threatened again by Yotsuyu's power, Josuke suggests Norisuke to track the mysterious man who can transform into rocks.

"I Am a Rock"

Using Yotsuyu's scent from Yasuho, Norisuke manages to find the architect in his rock form. Scratching the rock skin with a boulder, and seeing it bleed, Josuke and Norisuke are puzzled by Yotsuyu's true nature. Yotsuyu uses their momentary distraction from observing the canisters of pesticide converging toward Josuke, Yotsuyu appears before them and declares that he will obtain the Higashikata's wealth and that Josuke is checkmate before disappearing again when Soft and Wet punches him away.

Knowing that Yotsuyu will use Yasuho against him, Josuke chooses to go on the offensive and foregoes defending himself against the canisters. Spotting Yotsuyu from the bleeding scratch, Josuke imprisons him in a bubble and begins to transport him to the coast. Yotsuyu reveals his Stand I Am a Rock and pops the bubble with converging rocks as the canisters of pesticide reach Josuke.

Covered in pesticide, Josuke nonetheless pushes Yotsuyu off the cliff with him and both fall into the sea. Communicating underwater with his bubbles, Josuke envelops Yotsuyu who changed into his rock form to protect himself in several fishnets thrown by Norisuke at his request. Josuke gives Yotsuyu a choice, either revealing him who he is, or face lingering underwater forever in his rock form for fear of drowning. Enraged, Yotsuyu only reveals that he killed Josuke earlier and that Kira saved him. Attacking Josuke again, but beaten, Yotsuyu starts breaking down and dies, only saying that Josuke will be betrayed by the Higashikatas in his dying breath. At the same time Josuke spots a mysterious fruit sinking in the water from the architect's bag.

Pulling Yotsuyu's remains off the water, Josuke and Norisuke inspects them, still baffled by Yotsuyu's rock physiology. In the bunker, Tsurugi sees his grandfather and Josuke come back with Yasuho and take her to the bedroom, and reveals that after investigating Yotsuyu, he couldn't find any address or bank account despite his qualifications as an architect, raising the question of where does Yotsuyu come from and how was he raised and educated. Tsurugi then asks if they have seen the cure for the disease, which first being denied its existence by Norisuke, is then confirmed by Josuke when he reveals that he saw a fruit sinking down the sea. Linking that fruit to a possible motive for his presence in Morioh, Josuke decides to investigate the fruit to uncover his past. In the bedroom, Yasuho discovers a piece of the mysterious fruit in her pocket, and goes back to sleep.

Josuke! Go to the Higashikata Fruit Parlor

Later, Norisuke and Tsurugi try to bait the dog Tsurugi saw earlier with a trap, but the dog doesn't appear. Having bought some Sesame Honey Dumplings, Josuke hopes to surprise Yasuho with them but discovers that Yasuho is gone again, having been sent away by Norisuke. Having checked Yotsuyu's family register, Norisuke reveals that Yotsuyu has been impersonating the real Yotsuyu Yagiyama who died years ago.

The mysterious dog appears out of a wall of the bedroom, and begins to chew on the mysterious fruit Yasuho had. The dog is docile and quickly abandons the fruit to play with Tsurugi and eat Josuke's dumplings. Norisuke examines the fruit but doesn't recognize it, only deducing from his freshness and Yotsuyu not having any record of traveling overseas that it is a fruit recently gathered. Norisuke also keeps the scent of the fruit with King Nothing in order to track the tree. Tsurugi dubs the dog Iwasuke.

Deciding to check a record of every known fruit variety he keeps in the Higashikata fruit parlor, Norisuke brings Josuke to his fruit parlor, describing his business and his idea of recycling unsold fruit into desserts for the customers. Josuke spills some of his fruit parfait on someone's shoe, revealed to be Norisuke's eldest son who came back from overseas: Jobin Higashikata.

Being the first time Jobin properly meets Josuke, Jobin gives him several gifts, notably a Dorcus Titanus Palawanicus stag beetle. Overjoyed to see his eldest son again, Norisuke decides to accompany him back home, and unbeknownst to him, King Nothing detects the mysterious fruit's scent on the tissue Jobin used to wipe the parfait off his shoes. The event is nonetheless seen by Josuke.

Every Day Is a Summer Vacation

At the Higashikata, the family members are having fun showing each other the strange gifts Jobin got for them. Josuke asks if he can go to Jobin's room, saying he needs advice for raising his stag beetle. Accompanied by Joshu, Josuke is accepted in Jobin's room, where he sees a wall full of exposed beetles, entomology books, and a rearing room for Jobin's collection of live beetles.

A flashback narrates how Josuke went to Tsurugi asking him to tell him what is Jobin's Stand ability. Tsurugi was reluctant at the idea of going against a family member, but Josuke pressured him, telling Tsurugi that his father was keeping the source of the cure for his disease a secret to his family, and that Norisuke would prefer preserving his eldest son over his grandchild. Tsurugi finally revealed that Jobin could be manipulated with his obsession with beetles and beetle fights.

Josuke inspects the live beetles, and pointing at one Palawanicus, nonchalantly mentions that his Palawanicus could beat it in a straight fight. Interested, Jobin then challenges Josuke in a beetle fight, as Tsurugi predicted; Josuke uses the opportunity to raise the stacks with a bet. Setting a fighting arena made of cork circled with soft rush plant, Jobin explains the rules of a beetle fight: according to the 45-seconds memory of the beetles, during which their eagerness to fight, a determining factor in a fight can be raised by brushing them with female beetle pheromones, the contestant make the beetle fight for a period of 45 seconds. The beetle who is killed, is lifted up for 10 seconds or gets out of the ring loses. He then demonstrates the fighting proficiency of his own Palawanicus by making it kill a Japanese hornet and proposes that the loser shaves his eyebrow, which Josuke accepts.

The first round begins between the two Palawanicus, at first Jobin's beetle gets the upper hand thanks to sharpened mandibles and panted female pheromones from a brush, thus pushing Josuke's beetle at the border of the arena. The tables are turned when Josuke releases the pheromones he planted in the soft rush plants and his beetle makes Jobin's beetle flee out of the arena. A frustrated Jobin shaves off his left eyebrow.

Meanwhile, Yasuho begins to master her Stand Paisley Park, when Tsurugi rings the bell and ask her to follow him. Despite his loss, Jobin is enjoying himself and challenges Josuke again to a beetle fught, which Josuke accepts. Josuke then proposes his true goal, the Lamborghini Jobin owns if he wins, so he can check the event data recorder in secret, which Jobin accepts. In the Higashikata house, Tsurugi tells Yasuho that Paisley Park's power will be crucial in investigating it. The second opponent is a golden stag beetle, or Rosenbergi. As the match begins, Jobin tells Josuke that if he wins, he'll lick Josuke's eyeball.

The Palawanicus' superior size and weight enables it to push the Rosenbergi to the border of the ring. However the Rosenbergi suddenly moves in an unnatural precise manner, knocking the Palawanicus over and chopping off one leg. The Palawanicus is almost pushed over the border as Josuke reads from an encyclopedia that stag beetles instinctively play dead when feeling strong vibration at their legs. Intrigued that the Rosenbergi could exploit these weakness, Josuke secretly deduce that Jobin could in fact remotely command it. As the Rosenbergi cuts off another leg, Josuke notices a liquid oozing from its head. The Palawanicus falls from the ring but since the clock went over 45 seconds, Josuke hasn't lost yet.

Before the second bout, Josuke secretly plunders from Jobin's paintbrush and then inquires about the liquid. Jobin reveals that it's wax, which when melted will cause convulsions to the beetle and eventually kill it, but not before Jobin wins. As the second bout begins, Josuke pops the bubbles which plundered the air around the paintbrush, and is baffled to discover that the paintbrush has exuded a temperature as high as 60°C. The Rosenbergi slowly overwhelms the Palawanicus with its precise movement, and Josuke witness a faint apparition of Jobin's Stand. Josuke then realizes that the beetle fight has been a front for a Stand battle. Suddenly Joshu knocks his foot on the tank where the hornet was killed and asks where the lower half with the stinger went. It is shown to be near Josuke who is now showing confidence as the Rosenbergi goes mad and convulses. Josuke planted some of the hornet's poison in Jobin's brush, which eventually killed it, making Josuke the winner.

As Josuke takes the Lamborghini's keys with him and leaves the room, Jobin stops him, having realized that Josuke came here for an ulterior motive. The keys are transported anyway to Tsurugi with a bubble, who goes on the investigate the car in the garage.

Jobin Higashikata Is a Stand User

When Yasuho and Tsurugi enter the garage, Yasuho's phone gives her a choice between two items, and Yasuho chooses the flashlight. When they open the Lamborghini's door, Paisley Park appears, gives Yasuho the flashlight and shows the Lamborghini's itinerary in Morioh.

In Jobin's room, Jobin offers Josuke a box of tissue to wipe off his sweat, which Josuke does. Jobin keeps asking about Josuke, his goals and his past, becoming more and more inquisitive in the process. Josuke suddenly gets a severe nosebleed, and understand at Jobin's insistance at giving him the tissue that it is linked to his Stand ability. Activating the fire sprinklers in the rearing room as a distraction, Josuke flees the room. Jobin, understanding that the match was a setup, and moreover suspecting that someone from the family was helping him, decides to check on the Lamborghini with Joshu.

Yasuho and Tsurugi check the Lamborghini's itinerary through Morioh by having Paisley Park hijacking the camera surveillance system. Almost spotted by Jobin , they still successfully hide in Norisuke's minivan, whose keys were spotted by Yasuho thanks to the flashlight. Continuing to check videos footage, Yasuho finally spots a suspicious man holding the mysterious fruit's tree approaching Jobin.

Doobie Wah

Watching the place where Jobin met the man from a roof, whom Yasuho identified as Aisho Dainenjiyama, security guard at the baseball stadium nearby. Yasuho and Tsurugi uncover a link between Aisho and Yotsuyu who oversaw the renovation of the stadium. The see Aisho at the same place heading to a nearby park and decide to tail with Yasuho's phone folded into a frog. They witness a man who after eating the fruit regrows his missing legs while his eyes shatter into stone. As the phone is sent investigating the remains of the fruit, it is spotted by Aisho who crushes it under his feet.

Affected by the damage, Yasuho and Tsurugi are nearly killed, but Aisho stops his attack when he kicks the phone away and attempts to phone Yotsuyu. Startled by the lack of answer, Aisho attempt to crush the phone again, but is distracted by a banana peel Paisley Park placed under his feet, allowing Tsurugi to use his Paper Moon King. Aisho is unable to recognize the phone and it subsequently escape. Having checked Aisho's access card, Yasuho determines that the fruit comes from inside the stadium. As they both go down the stairs, they are assailed by Aisho's Stand Doobie Wah! hiding in a deadly wind vortex. Escaping the building by a window, they realize that Doobie Wah! is materializing via their breath, forcing them not to breathe as they try to flee.

Aisho realizes that they are two Stand users tracking him and vows to kill them, following Doobie Wah!'s trail. At the same time, Yasuho and Tsurugi go on a bus, hoping to get out of the Stand's range, but Doobie Wah! materializes inside the bus, trapping them. Holding their breath to stay undetected by Doobie Wah!, the two are soon forced to inspire. When Aisho calls Jobin and reveals him that someone was investigating him, Jobin immediately links that with Josuke's strange behavior, and stays silent, unknowingly agreeing that Aisho kills his pursuers, one of whom is Jobin's own son.

A flashback details Aisho's past: he used to live in a house with a girlfriend, but when he revealed his true nature as a rock man, his girlfriend used a period of sleep to sell the house, nearly killing him in the process when it was demolished. In the present day, Yasuho and Tsurugi leave the bus near the Motoyagura train station, and Tsurugi releases a car origami.

Continuing the flashback, Aisho was saved when Yotsuyu woke him up and lamented the loss of his house. Still following his Stand, Aisho spots Jobin Higashikata wandering in the streets. Soon after both meet a cornered Yasuho and Tsurugi. Recognizing Jobin's son, Aisho demands that Jobin allows him to kill him, but Jobin remains silent. The car origami Tsurugi released comes back to his hand, and Tsurugi explains that he made Aisho confuse any bus with his father. When the bus starts up, it runs over the confused Aisho who is killed and breaks down into dust.

Love Love Deluxe

The next day, Yasuho, Tsurugi analyze the video feed of Aisho's death, realizing the strange nature of the people they are going after and determined to investigate the stadium. They meet Josuke and since Yasuho and Josuke are too happy to see each other to continue the investigation, it is paused for the time being.

Josuke and Yasuho stroll on the beach, sharing a tender moment, however Josuke is signaled by another girl, calling for a meeting later. Josuke follows her, intrigued since the woman acts as if she knows him, calling him "Secchan". His suspicions are confirmed when she mentions Yoshikage Kira, but finding something unfamiliar, she flees. Using Soft & Wet to learn her name, Karera Sakunami, Josuke calms her worries about him, and opts to fake knowing her until the moment she tells him his real name.

As Josuke follows Karera, he is dismayed at Karera's flighty behavior, going to random places and conning people with her Stand ability. She eventually show Josuke a photo of all three, and reveals his name: Josefumi Kujo. Josuke catches a glimpse of her Stand Love Love Deluxe and continues to follow her. Meanwhile a pair of twins playing football, the A. Phex Brothers, track Karera.

Karera then goes to Kira's apartment, but upon being announced Kira's death, freaks out, asking for the circumstances of his death, Josuke mentions the heart attack, but doesn't mention he was present at the crime scene. Karera reveals that she saw Kira hide a Rokakaka tree in his apartment, Josuke being clueless of what she's talking about but suspecting a link with the mysterious fruit.

Karera is suddenly held by one of the A. Phex Brothers, who uses his Stand Schott Key No.1 to doze Karera with gas, which he ignites. Josuke saves Karera, who flees, and the Brothers opt to kill Josuke first.

Two double pages disclose many details about the Rock People, their physiology, their habits, and their manners.

A fight ensues between Josuke and the A. Phex Brothers. Josuke manages to block Schott Key No.2's poison gas, when the elder brother grapples him and shifts some poison gas from his left hand to his right hand, Josuke plunders the poison gas and takes him hostage with the bubbles around his head. When the elder, soaked with gas, is ignited by Karera, his brother runs toward him, forgetting the bubbles which pop and envelop him in poison gas. Both Rock men are consequently killed. Karera finally understanding that Kira and Josuke performed an equivalent exchange, goes away before Josuke can ask her anything else.

Hato Brought Her Boyfriend Home

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Characters and Stands in JoJolion

Character Name Stand Name Role
Josuke Higashikata Soft & Wet Main Protagonist
Yasuho Hirose Paisley Park Ally/Love Interest
Ojiro Sasame Fun Fun Fun Villain
Daiya Higashikata California King Bed Ally (Previously Villain)
Hato Higashikata N/A Neutral
Joshu Higashikata Nut King Call Rival
Norisuke Higashikata IV King Nothing Ally (Previously Neutral)
Tsurugi Higashikata Paper Moon King Ally (Previously Neutral)
Jobin Higashikata Speed King Villain
Mitsuba Higashikata N/A Neutral
Yoshikage Kira Killer Queen Ally (To Josefumi)
Kyo Nijimura Born This Way Ally (Previously Villain)
Shakedown Road Les Feuilles Neutral
Holy Joestar-Kira N/A Unknown
Rina Higashikata N/A Unknown
Yotsuyu Yagiyama I Am a Rock Villain
Aisho Dainenjiyama Doobie Wah Villain
Karera Sakunami Love Love Deluxe Unknown
Josefumi Kujo Soft & Wet Unknown
Elder A. Phex Brother Schott Key No.1 Villain
Younger A. Phex Brother Schott Key No.2 Villain
Tamaki Damo Vitamin C Villain

Major Battles

Chapters

JoJolion currently consists of 52 chapters, compiled into Volume 1 to 12 of the Jump Comics collected editions. The left column consists of the titles from the volumes. The right column consists of the titles from the Ultra Jump release of Part VIII.[2][1]

JJL Volume 1 (105): Welcome to Morioh Town Release Date: ISBN:
(ようこそ杜王町へ Youkoso Moriō-chō e)
Flag of Japan December 24, 2011[3]
Flag of Japan 978-4-08-870311-4
Volume Titles Ultra Jump Titles
  • 01. Welcome to Morioh Town (ようこそ杜王町へ Youkoso Moriō-chō e)
  • 02. Soft & Wet (1) (ソフト&ウェット その① Sofuto & Wetto Sono 1)
  • 03. Soft & Wet (2) (ソフト&ウェット その② Sofuto & Wetto Sono 2)
  • 04. Soft & Wet (3) (ソフト&ウェット その③ Sofuto & Wetto Sono 3)
  • 05. Soft & Wet (4) (ソフト&ウェット その④ Sofuto & Wetto Sono 4)
  • 01. The 'Wall Eye' Man (「壁の目」の男 'Kabe no Me' no Otoko)
  • 02. Who am I?
  • 03. Who am I? ②
  • 04. soft & wet
  • 05. soft & wet ②
Volume 105
JJL Volume 2 (106): The Name "Josuke Higashikata" Release Date: ISBN:
(東方定助という名前 "Jōsuke Higashikata" to iu Namae)
Flag of Japan April 24, 2012[4]
Flag of Japan 978-4-08-870413-5
Volume Titles Ultra Jump Titles
  • 08. California King Bed (1) (カリフォルニア・キング・ベッド その① Kariforunia Kingu Beddo Sono 1)
  • 09. California King Bed (2) (カリフォルニア・キング・ベッド その② Kariforunia Kingu Beddo Sono 2)
  • 06. Yoshikage Kira (キラ・ヨシカゲ Kira Yoshikage)
  • 07. Meet the Higashikatas (東方家の人々 Higashikata-ke no Hitobito)
  • 08. Daiya Higashikata's Strange Love (1) (東方大弥の異常な愛情① Higashikata Daiya no Ijō na Aijō 1)
  • 09. Daiya Higashikata's Strange Love (2) (東方大弥の異常な愛情② Higashikata Daiya no Ijō na Aijō 2)
Volume 106
JJL Volume 3 (107): That Family Tree Release Date: ISBN:
(その家系図 Sono Kakeizu)
Flag of Japan September 19, 2012[5]
Flag of Japan 978-4-08-870526-2
Volume Titles Ultra Jump Titles
  • 10. Daiya Higashikata's Strange Love (3) (東方大弥の異常な愛情③ Higashikata Daiya no Ijō na Aijō 3)
  • 11. The Secret of the "SBR Race Complete Record" (『SBRレース全記録』の秘密 "SBR Rēsu Zen Kiroku" no Himitsu)
  • 12. Morioh Town Navigation (杜王町Navigation Moriō Machi Navigation)
  • 13. Pursuer (追跡者 Tsuisekisha)
Volume 107
JJL Volume 4 (108): The Lemon and the Tangerine Release Date: ISBN:
(レモンとみかん Remon to Mikan)
Flag of Japan May 17, 2013[6]
Flag of Japan 978-4-08-870642-9
Volume Titles Ultra Jump Titles
  • 14. End of the Pursuit (追跡の果て Tsuiseki no Hate)
  • 15. Way to the Hospital (病院への道 Byōin e no Michi)
  • 16. Pursuer (追跡者 Tsuisekisha)
  • 17. Nijimura the Maid and Holy Joestar (家政婦の虹村とホリー・ジョースター Kaseifu no Nijimura to Horī Jōsutā)
  • 18. trouble with the curve
Volume 108
JJL Volume 5 (109): Morioh Town: Year 1901 Release Date: ISBN:
(杜王町『1901年』 Moriō-chō "Sen Kyū-hyaku Ichi Nen")
Flag of Japan October 18, 2013[7]
Flag of Japan 978-4-08-870830-0
Volume Titles Ultra Jump Titles
  • 19. trouble with the curve ②
  • 20. trouble with the curve ③
  • 21. The Secret of Shakedown Road (カツアゲロードの秘密 Katsuagerōdo no Himitsu)
  • 22. The Legend of Johnny Joestar (ジョニィ・ジョースターの伝説 Joni Jōsutā no Densetsu)
Volume 109
JJL Volume 6 (110): Tsurugi Higashikata's Goal,
and the Architect
Release Date: ISBN:
(東方つるぎの目的 そして建築家
Higashikata Tsurugi no Mokuteki, Soshite Kenchikka
)

Flag of Japan March 19, 2014[8]
Flag of Japan 978-4-08-870891-1
Volume Titles Ultra Jump Titles
  • 23. The Secret Room (秘密の小部屋 Himitsu no Koheya)
  • 24. Tsurugi's Secret (つるぎのフシギ Tsurugi no Fushigi)
  • 25. I'm Meeting Josuke Higashikata! (東方定助に会え! Higashikata Jōsuke ni Ae!)
  • 26. The Basement Dwellers (地下室の住人 Chikashitsu no Jūnin)
Volume 110
JJL Volume 7 (111): King Nothing Release Date: ISBN:
(キング・ナッシング Kingu Nasshingu)
Flag of Japan May 19, 2014[9]
Flag of Japan 978-4-08-880087-5
Volume Titles Ultra Jump Titles
  • 27. People Under Suspicion (疑惑の人々 Giwaku no Hitobito)
  • 28. Horror in Higashikata Garden (東方家庭園の恐怖 Higashikata-ke Teien no Kyōfu)
  • 29. The Looming Objects (迫りくる物体 Semarikuru Buttai)
  • 30. Pursuit (追跡 Tsuiseki)
Volume 111
JJL Volume 8 (112): Every Day Is a Summer Vacation Release Date: ISBN:
(毎日が夏休み Mainichi ga Natsuyasumi)
Flag of Japan October 17, 2014[10]
Flag of Japan 978-4-08-880238-1
Volume Titles Ultra Jump Titles
  • 31. "I Am a Rock" (1) (『アイ・アム・ア・ロック』 その① "Ai Amu A Rokku" Sono 1)
  • 32. "I Am a Rock" (2) (『アイ・アム・ア・ロック』 その② "Ai Amu A Rokku" Sono 2)
  • 31. LOVE OF GRAVITY
  • 32. Yotsuyu Yagiyama's Ambition (八木山夜露の野望 Yagiyama Yotsuyu no Yabō)
  • 33. Fifth Generation (第五代 Dai Go Dai)
  • 34. That Man, Jobin. (その男、常敏。 Sono Otoko, Jōbin.)
Volume 112
JJL Volume 9 (113): Eldest Son: Jobin Higashikata Release Date: ISBN:
(長男・東方常敏 Danchō: Higashikata Jōbin)
Flag of Japan February 19, 2015[11]
Flag of Japan 978-4-08-880314-2
Volume Titles Ultra Jump Titles
  • 35. First Bout (第一取組 Dai Ichi Torikumi)
  • 36. The Second Game (第2局 Dai-ni-kyoku)
  • 37. Heated Match (熱戦 Nessen)
  • 38. Event Data Recorder (ドライブレコーダー Doraiburekōdā)
Volume 113
JJL Volume 10 (114): Follow the Rokakaka Tree! Release Date: ISBN:
(ロカカカの樹を追え! Rokakaka no Ki o Oe!)
Flag of Japan July 17, 2015[12]
Flag of Japan 978-4-08-880436-1
Volume Titles Ultra Jump Titles
  • 39. Doobie Wah (1) (ドゥービー・ワゥ その① Dūbī Wau Sono 1)
  • 40. Doobie Wah (2) (ドゥービー・ワゥ その② Dūbī Wau Sono 2)
  • 41. Doobie Wah (3) (ドゥービー・ワゥ その③ Dūbī Wau Sono 3)
  • 42. Doobie Wah (4) (ドゥービー・ワゥ その④ Dūbī Wau Sono 4)
  • 39. Pursuit (追跡 Tsuiseki)
  • 40. Follow Aisho Dainenjiyama! (大年寺山愛唱に迫れ! Dainenjiyama Aishō ni Semare!)
  • 41. Tornado of Fear (恐怖のトルネード Kyōfu no Torunēdo)
  • 42. Further Pursuit (さらなる追跡 Saranaru Tsuiseki)
Volume 114
JJL Volume 11 (115): The Twins Are Coming to Town Release Date: ISBN:
(双児が町にやって来る Sōji ga Machi ni Yattekuru)
Flag of Japan December 18, 2015[13]
Flag of Japan 978-4-08-880548-1
Volume Titles Ultra Jump Titles
  • 43. Secchan (セッちゃん Setchan)
  • 44. What is my name?
  • 45. Karera Sakunami the Runaway (逃亡者作並カレラ Tōbōsha Sakunami Karera)
  • 46. Combination Play (コンビネーションプレイ Konbinēshon Purei)
Volume 115
JJL Volume 12 (116): Hato's Boyfriend Release Date: ISBN:
(鳩ちゃんのボーイフレンド Hato-chan no Bōifurendo)
Flag of Japan March 18, 2016[14]
Flag of Japan 978-4-08-880647-1
Volume Titles Ultra Jump Titles
  • 47. Guest (お客様 Okyakusama)
  • 48. Tamaki Damo's Traces (田最環の痕跡 Damo Tamaki no Konseki)
  • 49. Two Years Ago, at Sea. (二年前、洋上にて。 Ninenmae, Yōjō nite.)
  • 50. The Past of Josefumi (仗世文、その過去 Josefumi, Sono Kako)
Volume 116

Chapters not yet in tankōbon format

Trivia

  • According to a note by Araki in Vol. 2, the -lion in the title is derived from the Ancient Greek εὐαγγέλιον (evangelion), in reference to the Gospel/s. "By combining this word with "JoJo", I've meant for the title to signify the existence of the protagonist "Josuke" in this world".[2]
  • It won the Grand Prize for manga at the 2013 Japan Media Arts Festival[3]

References

  1. Volume 1 to 4[1]
  2. Author's Note (JoJolion); JJL Vol. 2
  3. Jojolion Manga Wins Media Arts Award

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