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I finally got this so-called 'Stand' ability...not everyone gets to have one, you know? Kinda makes you want to live a more dangerous and successful life than the average guy, don't you think?

—Toshikazu Hazamada


Toshikazu Hazamada (間田 敏和 Hazamada Toshikazu) is a minor character in Diamond Is Unbreakable, featuring as an antagonist in Toshikazu Hazamada (Surface) and in a supporting role in Let's Go Play at the Mangaka's House.

Hazamada is initially a malevolent Stand user given power by Keicho Nijimura before being neutralized by Josuke Higashikata and Koichi Hirose. He subsequently becomes lawful and befriends Koichi.

Appearance

A teenage male, Hazamada is initially tall, but later in the story, like Tamami, he shrinks to Koichi's height. In the anime, he is simply depicted as already being short in stature.

He has long, straight dark hair and wears a school uniform with the character "" along the collar and several belts spread vertically down the chest- mirroring a strait jacket.

He has dark color upper eyelids.

Personality

Hazamada seems quiet and timid. Although fellow students, like Josuke are initially unaware of him. He holds a hatred of popular people; even jealously attacking his own Stand once it adopts Josuke's appearance. He also displays a very strong passion for things he enjoys, such as his favorite manga series. If these things are insulted in the slightest way or even if someone doesn't particularly like it, Hazamada becomes incredibly violent; even forcing another student to stab his eye out with a mechanical pencil for not liking a manga Hazamada favored.

Heaven's Door exposes an even more sordid personality. He has abused small animals, enjoys secretly handling his genitals in class, and once planned to force himself on Junko, a senior female schoolmate. Thus, Rohan judges him despicable, and that no one would want to read a story about such a character.[2]

Abilities

Main article: Surface

Hazamada's Stand is Surface, able to copy any individual's appearance almost exactly, and in certain circumstances to dictate their movement.

Synopsis

History

Hazamada picture

In a photograph from the year before

Hazamada is a third year student in class 3-C of Budogaoka private high school. He is given Stand abilities by Keicho Nijimura using the Bow and Arrow. In March, he had been rumored to have had an argument with his friend the night before his friend dug out his own eyeball with a ballpoint pen. The friend's motive for doing this was unknown as he said he already had the eyeball in his hand before realizing what he was doing. Apparently, the friend had been taken control of by Hazamada's Stand Surface, spurring Tamami Kobayashi to investigate.

Toshikazu Hazamada (Surface)

Knowing that Koichi Hirose and Josuke Higashikata were searching for Stand users, Tamami told them about Hazamada's incident with his friend, suspecting it to be caused by a Stand.

After searching the school, Josuke decides to break open Hazamada's locker. Inside he finds a strange wooden doll, whom turns out to be Hazamada's Stand, Surface. After the Stand copies Josuke's image and renders him unable to move, Hazamada appears from behind some lockers and explains that he wishes for Jotaro to leave town. Josuke tries to attack Surface, but is unable to do so with his Stand range. Surface forces Josuke to elbow Koichi and then stab himself in the eye with a pen. Assuming he had knocked Josuke unconscious, Hazamada and Surface, still disguised as Josuke, make their way to meet up with Jotaro. They meet Tamami and Surface fools him, making Tamami think it is actually Josuke, and knocks him out with a brick.

After calling Jotaro to meet up with them at the train station, the disguised Surface is greeted by many school girls, which angers Hazamada. He attempts to punch his own Stand, but realizes that it is made of wood, and ends up hurting himself. Surface rebukes Hazamada for his actions since he has seemed to have taken Josuke's personality.

Hazamada wipes the blood from his hand upon a nearby motorcycle. The owner of the motorcycle finds the smudge however, and begins to insult Hazamada. Surface comes from behind and knocks out the Motorcycle owner's friend and then grabs the owner from behind. Hazamada pulls out a scalpel and attempts to cut the man from the inside of his mouth, but is stopped when broken glass is thrown at him. Surface catches the glass and realizes that it was thrown by Josuke. Josuke is able to reform the broken glass back into a bottle, breaking off Surface's right hand in the process. This allows Josuke and Koichi to run up ahead to meet Jotaro.

Josuke and Koichi arrive at Jotaro first, but Surface manages to take control of Josuke again. However, before he is able to attack Jotaro, the motorcycle owner and his friend from before appear, healed and instructed by Josuke to where Hazamada was. They drag Hazamada off, beating him to the point of hospitalization. Josuke, having broken free of Surface's ability, destroys the wooden doll.

In the hospital Josuke and Jotaro question him about Akira Otoishi, but Hazamada denies knowing anything. He then remarks that he believes they will surely encounter him, as Hazamada's believes that every Stand user is destined to meet one another by a thin line of fate.

Let's Go Play at the Mangaka's House

Toshikazusize

Conversing with Koichi

Hazamada appears later (now much smaller than before), wanting to befriend Koichi Hirose, as both are fans of mangaka Rohan Kishibe. They visit Rohan and Hazamada becomes fascinated with his work, even though Koichi is a little scared of his methods (such as cutting open a spider that is still alive to examine its inside).

The two end up sneaking into Rohan's desk to see his drawings, but are affected by his Stand Heaven's Door. Hazamada has his personality read, but Rohan comes to the conclusion that he is unsuitable for his work and leaves him alone.

People of Morioh Town

Hazamada appears again after Shigekiyo Yangu's death, being warned about Yoshikage Kira.

Unlike the others, Hazamada privately hopes never to encounter Kira instead of offering his vigilance.

Goodbye, Morioh Town

At the end of the series, Hazamada comes to say goodbye to Reimi Sugimoto.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Hazamada was first presented as a tall man, but after his defeat he appears much smaller than before for unknown reasons. This is changed in the anime, however, as when Hazamada is seen, he is already small in stature.
    • His design however, did become more simplistic and child-ish looking after his defeat.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Chapter 303: Let's Go Out for Italian (1)
  2. Chapter 320: Let's Go Play at the Mangaka's House (3)

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