DIO's World, Part 3 (DIOの世界 その3 DIO no Sekai Sono San)[1] is the seventy-third episode of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime, the forty-seventh episode of Stardust Crusaders and the twenty-third episode of the Egypt Arc. It covers second half of Chapter 256 through the first page of Chapter 262 of the manga.


Confident in The World's superiority over Star Platinum, DIO stops time to try and finish Jotaro. However, he discovers that, due to Star Platinum being the same type of Stand as The World, Jotaro appears to be able to both perceive him and move himself, albeit only slightly, while time is stopped. DIO initially assumes this to be trick Jotaro pulled by planting a magnet on him to move his fingers, but this turns out to be a bluff by Jotaro, who uses Star Platinum to counterattack during stopped time. Realizing that Jotaro can only move for a brief moment while time is stopped, DIO stays out of his attack range and attacks using time-stopped knives, managing to land some hits on Jotaro. While Jotaro, managing to survive thanks to some magazines he hid under his clothes, is forced to play dead until he recovers, Polnareff attempts to stop DIO from finishing Jotaro off but is knocked out by him. Drawing DIO's attention away from Polnareff, Jotaro continues to play dead, going as far as to use Star Platinum to stop his own heart, until DIO gets close enough, allowing him to bash DIO's skull and paralyze him. However, DIO tricks Jotaro into punching him over to where Joseph is, allowing him to drain his blood and complete his merging with Jonathan's body.




Manga/Anime Differences

  • Some lines from the narrator and DIO in the manga are not in this episode.
  • In the manga, the man who fires the shotgun only shows his two hands. In the anime, that man is Nukesaku.


  • This episode has a different ending to the opening credits. Rather than Star Platinum punching the screen, The World punches it instead - stopping time. A fully revealed DIO then walks past Jotaro and unfreezes time. As Jotaro turns, The World and Star Platinum begin their attack rushes as both of their users look on.
  • Footage of the first season of the anime is shown as flashbacks.
  • STAND CARD(S): The World


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