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Straizo Young Part I

Straizo Young in Anime


StraizoPart2 (Anime)

Japanese Name ストレイツォ
Romanized Name Sutoreitso
Namesake Dire Straits[1] (Along with Dire)
Age 25 (Part 1)
75 (Part 2)[2]
Birthday 1863
Date of Death 1938[2]
Gender Male
Hair Color Part 1 - Black (Anime)
Part 2 - Gray (Anime)
Eye Color Black (Anime)
Affiliation Tibet's Temple
Relatives Lisa Lisa[3] (Adopted Daughter)
Manga Debut Chapter 36
The Three from
a Faraway Country (1)
Final Appearance Chapter 52
Straizo VS Joseph (5) (Death)
Chapter 96
The Wind, the Tank,
and Wamuu (2)
(Photo only)
Anime Debut Episode 7
Game Debut Phantom Blood (PS2 Game)
Seiyuu Hiroaki Miura (Game)
Nobuo Tobita (Anime)
Voice Actor Dave Mallow (English Dub)
The character featured in this article is commonly referred to as "Straights" or "Straits".

Straizo (ストレイツォ Sutoreitso?) is a minor character featured as an ally of the protagonist in Phantom Blood and an antagonist in Battle Tendency.


I regret nothing, I want to go to hell feeling full and young rather than withering away.

—Straizo to Joseph

Straizo is shown as someone with gerontophobia. It's possible that's the motive that led him to study the art of Ripple, so he would still maintain some of his young looks. In his search in a way to stop his aging process, Straizo was capable of killing friends and followers to accomplish his goal, even if he needed to die for this. He, however, did maintain some logic though, as he didn't want to bring a bigger danger to Earth (as he tried to prevent Santana's awakening), just to maintain his youth.


Phantom Blood (1888-9)

Straizo is, along with Dire and William Anthonio Zeppeli, one of Tonpetty's followers. Straizo decided to accompany Tonpetty after they received a letter from Will asking for help in destroying the Stone Mask, but they arrived too late to prevent his death. He aided Jonathan in the fight against Dio Brando and his minions, defeating Page, Jones, Plant and Bornnam to protect Poco and his sister. He later appeared to wish Jonathan and Erina a good honeymoon.

Post-Phantom Blood

Soon after the end of Part I, he was asked to raise the baby Jonathan Joestar saved from the exploding boat by Erina. He accepted the child and raised her into the Ripple master primarily known as Lisa Lisa. He had also at some point entrusted her with the Red Stone of Aja.[3]

Battle Tendency (1938-9)

Straizo is reintroduced as part of the team that discovered Santana and a set of stone masks. Almost immediately after this discovery, he betrayed Robert E. O. Speedwagon and the rest of the team, incapacitating them easily and donning one of the newly discovered Stone Masks, turning him into a vampire. He explained that he had always envied Dio's strength and beauty and, as a result, desired to stop his aging process. He died after battling Joseph Joestar in New York City, overloading his own vampire body with Ripple and stating that he wanted "to taste youth and go to Hell rather than age pathetically like an old man and go to Heaven", but not before confessing to seeing the pillar man Santana almost awaken from absorbing the blood of this former teammates, faking Speedwagon's death, and dumping their bodies into the river in order to prevent Santana's awakening.



Straizo uses the Space Ripper Stingy Eyes

Straizo was a skilled human trained in the art of the Ripple on his own, capable of channeling ripples through solid objects to destroy multiple zombies.

After becoming a vampire, Straizo shares with them their basic characteristics of regeneration and increased strength, with the advantage of also knowing how to use the Ripple, being the only vampire to do so. However, it is rumored that this actually made him weaker, as the two sources of power are opposites of each other.

Space Ripper Stingy Eyes (空裂眼刺驚(スペース・リッパー・スティンギー・アイ) Kūsakume Toge Odoroki(Supēsu Ripā Suteingī Aizu)?, lit. "Space Splitting Eye Spiked Surprise"): After turning into a vampire Straizo is capable of using the Space Ripper Stingy Eyes, a pressurized liquid shot from his eyeballs powerful enough to penetrate human skin.

In Video Games

Phantom Blood (PS2 Game)

Straizo appears as playable character during one of the final chapters (against Pages, Jones, Plant and Bornnam) and "Extra Battle Mode". If the player manages to use his Special Ripple Move during the fight, a cutscene will appear and automatically end the chapter. Straizo, Jonathan, Zeppeli, Dire and Tonpetty are the only Ripple-user characters in the game.

As Straizo's role in PART I was fairly miminal, his game appearance and moveset is based on his only fight scene, with his special Ripple move being a continuous series of kicks beginning with "I, Straizo...". As the attack ends with a more powerful kick, he finishes his sentence with "..will not have pity!".

Stardust Shooters

Straizo's PART II incarnation possesses a Metal Striker in the game. His FINISH move is based off of the action he performed on the young journalist, removing one of her teeth with his strength. Also, Stardust Shooters marks the debut of PART II Straizo in a game.



  • Straizo is the only vampire who could also use Ripple, as he was a Ripple user before his transformation.
  • Straizo is the only ally character whose status was changed to villain in the next arc story after his debut.


  1. Joseph Joestar - Vol.1 "Shueisha Jump Remix Battle Tendency Edition" P44 The Secret of JOJO Characters
  2. 2.0 2.1 Chapter 45: New York's Joseph Joestar (1)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Chapter 97: The Wind, the Tank, and Wamuu (3)
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