Stardust Crusaders (スターダストクルセイダース Sutādasuto Kuruseidāsu?) is the third story arc of the Japanese manga series JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, written and illustrated by Hirohiko Araki. It was serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1989 to 1992. In its original publication, it was known as JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 3 Jotaro Kujo: Heritage for the Future (ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 第三部 空条承太郎 ―未来への遺産― JoJo no Kimyō na Bōken Dai San Bu Kūjō Jōtarō -Mirai e no Isan-).
It is the most popular of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series as it introduced the audience to the concept of Stands, which made it stand out from its predecessors. This popularity later spawned video games, a three volume drama CD series, two novels, two OVA series, and English adaptations of the manga and OVAs (licensed in North America by Viz Media and Super Techno Arts respectively) of this arc alone. It was recently announced that David Productions would return to animate this portion of the series. On December 22, 2013, it was announced that the Stardust Crusaders anime would premiere on April 4, 2014 on Tokyo MX, as JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders.
As it is the third part of the series, the 152 chapters pick up where the second left off and are numbered 114 to 265, with the tankōbon volumes numbered 13 to 28 (the first chapter is in volume 12). Viz's version is only of this arc and adds chapter 114, which was originally in volume 12 of the Japanese release, to volume 13 and renumbers it as volume one. Also, some content was edited, being redrawn by Araki himself. It was preceded by Battle Tendency and followed by Diamond Is Unbreakable. It is the last part of the series to feature the Hamon (波紋, Ripple) technique.
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The third arc takes place in 1989 and follows Jotaro Kujo (空条 承太郎 Kūjō Jōtarō), the grandson of Joseph Joestar. In Japan, Jotaro is a troublesome student who regularly gets into fights at school and antagonizes his teachers. He is put in prison after beating up three armed men and a trained boxer, but he refuses to leave, claiming he's possessed by an evil spirit. To demonstrate, he takes a gun and shoots himself in the head, but the bullet is stopped by an arm shooting from his hand that only he and his mother Holly can see. Joseph Joestar soon arrives with his friend Mohammed Avdol. A battle ensues between Avdol and Jotaro in which Avdol manifests his own evil spirit, using it to provoke Jotaro out of the cell. Joseph explains that Jotaro's "evil spirit" is actually a Stand, a manifestation of psychic power. Jotaro's Stand, named Star Platinum, possesses incredible precision and strength; Avdol's Stand, known as Magician's Red, can control fire; Joseph's Stand, Hermit Purple, manifests as thorny vines that allow him to manipulate cameras and other mediums, capturing images from a great distance.
Joseph reveals that Jotaro's and his own Stand, having both manifested recently, appeared because of the reemergence of Dio Brando (now referred to as simply "DIO"). When he sank to the bottom of the sea, DIO attached his severed head to Jonathan Joestar's body. However, DIO's Joestar blood linked him to the rest of the family, and thus when DIO began to develop a Stand, Joseph and Jotaro did as well. DIO vows to destroy the Joestar family and sends a student, Noriaki Kakyoin, to dispose of Jotaro. Kakyoin's Stand, Hierophant Green, possesses a nurse and attacks Jotaro with its Emerald Splash maneuver, but Jotaro defeats him soundly.
It is soon discovered, however, that Holly has developed a Stand. Her Stand appears as ivy growing from her body, but because she lacks the fighting spirit to control it, the strain of its activity is slowly killing her. Joseph and Avdol determine that unless they kill DIO within fifty days and thus break his Stand's influence, Holly will die.
Star Platinum's keen eyesight helps the three determine that DIO is somewhere in Egypt. Kakyoin, freed by Jotaro from DIO's mind control, comes along to help the group. On a jetliner the group is ambushed by the insectile stand Tower of Gray, forcing Kakyoin to prove his worth. Jean Pierre Polnareff, user of the swordsman Stand Silver Chariot, challenges Avdol in Hong Kong but is eventually freed from DIO's control, joining the group to avenge his sister. The heroes take a ship to Singapore but are forced to battle the aquatic Stand Dark Blue Moon, controlled by an assassin who has murdered and impersonated the ships captain Tennille, who sinks their ship. Accompanied by a stowaway girl, the group boards an abandoned freighter but discover that the entire ship is a Stand called Strength, controlled by an orangutan. Devo the Cursed uses his Stand, Ebony Devil, to accost Polnareff in Singapore, while Rubber Soul and his Yellow Temperance impersonate Kakyoin before attempting to consume Jotaro. In Calcutta they encounter the team of Hol Horse, user of a gun Stand called the Emperor, and J. Geil, a man with two right hands and user of the Hanged Man, a Stand of light that attacks from mirrors. Polnareff avenges his sister by slaying her murderer, J. Geil, but Avdol is seemingly killed by Hol Horse, who flees the scene.
Joseph is infected with a boil that turns out to be the Empress, a Stand controlled by Nena, but outsmarts the foe. En route to Pakistan the party battles Wheel of Fortune, a car Stand controlled by ZZ. Enya Geil, mother of J. Geil, attempts to use her stand Justice in an attempt to avenge her son, sending an army of animated dead after Polnareff and Jotaro. In Karachi, Steely Dan uses The Lovers to hold Joseph hostage, forcing Jotaro into the role of personal manservant. Arabia Fats, user of The Sun, attempts to thwart the group in the Arabian Desert but is discovered and easily defeated. The group is soon saddled with the baby Mannish Boy, who uses his Stand, Death 13, to attack in dreams. Only through Kakyoin's quick thinking does the group survive Death 13's dreamworld. On an island in the Red Sea, Polnareff is accosted by the genie Stand Judgment, but the previously assumed dead Avdol returns and saves him. Avdol appropriates a submarine, but the vehicle is infiltrated by the High Priestess, a Stand controlled by Midler that can take the form of anything metallic; however, Star Platinum's power easily defeats it.
Upon arriving in Abu Simbel the heroes are joined by Iggy, a Boston Terrier and the user of The Fool, a simple but powerful Stand of sand. They are immediately attacked by the blind Stand user N'Doul, who attacks with Geb, a Stand of water and the first of the nine Egyptian god Stands; he is able to slash through Kakyoin's eyes before he is defeated by Jotaro and Iggy. Oingo and Boingo, users of the face-altering stand Khnum and the future-predicting comic book Thoth respectively, attempt to defeat the heroes, but Oingo is incapacitated without the heroes even knowing he was there. Anubis, a sword with a Stand, possesses a farmer named Chaka, a barber named Khan, and then Polnareff, nearly killing Jotaro. Mariah, the user of Bast, magnetizes Joseph and Avdol causing problems for them. Polnareff and Silver Chariot are reduced to children by Seth, the Stand of the child-abuser Alessi. Later, the group encounters Daniel J. D'Arby who offers information if they gamble with him, but when Polnareff and Joseph lose, D'Arby's Stand Osiris transforms their souls into poker chips. Only by betting everyone's souls can Jotaro defeat him. In Cairo the group meets Hol Horse again, who has partnered himself with Boingo, but are defeated. Later, Iggy battles Pet Shop, DIO's pet falcon and the user of the ice-slinging Stand Horus. Kakyoin returns soon afterwards, his eyesight mostly recovered.
The doorway to DIO's mansion is guarded by Terence T. D'Arby, younger brother of D'Arby the Gambler. His Stand, Atum, steals Kakyoin's soul after a round of video games, but despite D'Arby's mind games Jotaro is able to outwit him. Meanwhile, Polnareff, Iggy, and Avdol easily dispose of Kenny G, whose Tenore Sax Stand creates an illusory maze. Avdol is then killed by an invisible force that is revealed as DIO's henchman, Vanilla Ice, whose Stand Cream swallows itself into another dimension and instantly obliterates anything its sphere of destruction touches. Ice, who killed himself for DIO but was revived by DIO's blood, is able to nearly eliminate Polnareff, but a valiant sacrifice by Iggy allows Polnareff to ultimately win. Meanwhile, Jotaro, Joseph, and Kakyoin encounter Nukesaku, the Idiot, but easily defeat him.
Though wounded and alone, Polnareff confronts DIO but is confounded by the vampire's powers. When the four surviving heroes are reunited they climb to DIO's tower with the Idiot in tow, but when the Idiot opens the casket he inexplicably ends up mutilated inside it. DIO chases Joseph and Kakyoin across Cairo until Kakyoin, at the price of his life, discovers that DIO's Stand, The World, is able to stop time. With most of his friends dead or injured, Jotaro confronts DIO. Though The World has a huge advantage in the ability to stop time, Jotaro nearly defeats DIO, but the vampire restores himself by draining Joseph's blood, becoming even stronger. Finally DIO attempts to finish off Jotaro by crushing him with a steamroller, forcing Jotaro to use Star Platinum in new ways by revealing its own time-stopping abilities.
After DIO is defeated, Jotaro oversees a blood transfusion from the remains of DIO, which lies next to the newly deceased Joseph. As a result, Joseph is resurrected. Jotaro and Joseph return to Japan, bidding farewell to Polnareff before their flight, as a recovering Holly awakens back at home.
Viz Media began publishing an English adaptation of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure in 2005, which begins the series with the Stardust Crusaders arc, starting with the last chapter of Japanese Volume 12 (moved to the beginning of Volume 13). The English edition is edited by Jason Thompson, author of Manga: The Complete Guide. As of December 2010, all sixteen volumes (originally Volumes 13-28) have been published.
Minor edits were made to artwork where certain scenes of animal violence were redrawn by Hirohiko Araki for the English release. Volume 3 of the English edition features a single panel of a dog being decapitated which was redrawn from an alternate angle, and Japanese volume 18 (volume 6) has several redrawn panels where a mutilated dog was changed into a large rat. Volume 19 (English volume 7) features redrawn artwork in the final chapter of the "Death 13" story arc in order to remove scenes of human feces. Any instances of real-life brand names and logos (such as drinks and automotive brands) were erased. Some names were altered for the English release, presumably for copyright reasons. The character named Devo was changed entirely, along with that of Steely Dan. Oingo and Boingo were changed to Zenyatta and Mondatta after The Police album, Zenyatta Mondatta. The first volume included a recap of Parts I and II in order to clarify story points for Western readers, while mosques in volume 15 (Japanese volume 27) were redrawn after international controversy (see below), though the latter of the two was also in recent Japanese prints.
The main characters who seek to defeat Dio before Holly Kujo dies.
- Jotaro Kujo (空条 承太郎 Kujō Jōtarō)
- Voiced by: Daisuke Ono (2014 anime, ASB, EoH), Jūrōta Kosugi (OVA), Kiyoyuki Yanada (1999 Games, Drama CD) (Japanese), Abie Hadjitarkhani (OVA), Matthew Mercer (2014 anime) (English)
- The stoic, honorable, delinquent protagonist. His Stand is Star Platinum (星の白金（スタープラチナ） Sutā Purachina) whose power is incredible strength and precision and later the ability to stop time.
- Joseph Joestar (ジョセフ・ジョースター Josefu Jōsutā)
- Voiced by: Unsho Ishizuka (2014 anime), Tomokazu Sugita (2013 anime, ASB) Chikao Ōtsuka (OVA), Toru Okawa (1999 Games) (Japanese), Michael Bennett (OVA), Richard Epcar (2014 anime) (English)
- Jotaro's grandfather. His Stand is Hermit Purple (隠者の紫（ハーミットパープル） Hāmitto Pāpuru), which allows Joseph to produce thorny purple vines that he can use to perform predictions using electronic equipment such as Polaroid cameras or televisions, swing from as if they were physical vines, or protect himself by empowering the vines with the Ripple.
- Mohammed Avdol (モハメド・アヴドゥル Mohamedo Avuduru)
- Voiced by: Kenta Miyake (2014 anime), Masashi Ebara (ASB), Kiyoshi Kobayashi (OVA), Hisao Egawa (1999 Games) (Japanese), J.S. Gilbert (OVA), Chris Tergliafera (2014 anime) (English)
- An ally of Jotaro originally from Cairo. His Stand is Magician's Red (魔術師の赤（マジシャンズレッド） Majishanzu Reddo), which allows him to manipulate fire, usually in the shape of the ankh. Magician's Red's signature move is Crossfire Hurricane (クロスファイヤーハリケーン Kurosufaiyā Harikēn), which sends out several fiery ankhs at the target. He is named after Paula Abdul, while he owns several chickens named after Michael Jackson, Prince, and Lionel Richie.
- Noriaki Kakyoin (花京院 典明 Kakyōin Noriaki)
- Voiced by: Daisuke Hirakawa (2014 anime, EoH), Kōji Yusa (ASB), Hirotaka Suzuoki (OVA), Mitsuaki Madono (1999 Games) (Japanese), Doug Boyd (OVA), Kyle Hebert (2014 anime) (English)
- An ally of Jotaro. His Stand is Hierophant Green (法皇の緑（ハイエロファントグリーン） Haierofanto Gurīn), which he can shrink down to enter people and control them from the inside, produce strange tendrils that can thrash people, or perform a long-ranged attack using blasts of green energy known as Emerald Splash (エメラルドスプラッシュ Emerarudo Supurasshu). Heirophant Green was originally known as Hierophant Emerald (ハイエロファントエメラルド Haierofanto Emerarudo). He is named after the Kakyōin neighborhood of Sendai's Aoba Ward.
- Jean Pierre Polnareff (ジャン＝ピエール・ポルナレフ Jan Piēru Porunarefu)
- Voiced by: Fuminori Komatsu (2014 anime), Ayumi Fujimura (young), Hiroaki Hirata (ASB), Katsuji Mori (OVA), Tsutomu Tareki (1999 Games) (Japanese), Mark Atherlay (OVA), Doug Erholtz (2014 anime) (English)
- An ally of Jotaro. His Stand is Silver Chariot (銀の戦車（シルバーチャリオッツ） Shirubā Chariottsu), which takes the form of an armored knight wielding a rapier. Silver Chariot is extremely fast, and can become even faster if it removes its protective armor, producing a series of afterimages when it moves to confuse Polnareff's target. He is named after Michel Polnareff.
- In the international release of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle, Polnareff is renamed "Jean Pierre Eiffel" (ジャン＝ピエール・エッフェル Jan=Piēru Efferu). This name is not carried over into the translation of the anime.
- Iggy (イギー Igī)
- Voiced by: Misato Fukuen (2015 anime), Shigeru Chiba (ASB)
- A Boston Terrier ally of Jotaro's who thwarted the New York animal control officers for years until Avdol managed to capture the dog for the Speedwagon Foundation. To keep him calm, the Speedwagon Foundation and anyone handling him must give him coffee-flavored chewing gum as a treat, otherwise he will disobey all orders. He particularly enjoys biting people's hair and while the person is trapped he farts in their face. His Stand The Fool (愚者（ザ・フール） Za Fūru), which takes the form of a part-biological part-mechanical being with two forelegs and two wheels instead of hindlegs, and can even form wings to allow Iggy to glide away from danger. The Fool manipulates sand and dust, being one of the few Stands that can take a physical form visible to others. Iggy is thought to be cowardly, avoiding fighting N'Doul and many other Stand users as the group heads to Cairo, but he shows his intelligence during his fight with Pet Shop and his bravery and loyalty when he saves Polnareff from Vanilla Ice. He is named after Iggy Pop.
Tarot Card enemy Stand users
- Gray Fly (グレーフライ Gurē Furai)
- Voiced by: Katsumi Chō (2014 Anime), Mitsuaki Madono (1999 Games)
- An old man, known for carrying out mass killings disguised as accidents. He wields the Stand known as Tower of Gray (灰の塔（タワー・オブ・グレー） Tawā Obu Gurē), which resembles a Stag beetle. The Stand is faster than even Star Platinum, and kills its victims by cutting out their tongues using its extendable jaws. He is named after Glenn Frey.
- Captain Tennille's impersonator (偽キャプテン・テニール Nise Kyaputen Tenīru)
- Voiced by: Tesshō Genda (2014 Anime), Yūji Kishi (1999 Games)
- An agent of DIO who kills the ship's captain and takes his place to trick Jotaro and friends. His Stand is Dark Blue Moon (暗青の月（ダークブルームーン） Dāku Burū Mūn), an underwater Stand reminiscent of Creature from the Black Lagoon that drowns its victims by weighing them down with barnacles. He is tricked by Jotaro into thinking that tobacco smoke causes a vein to appear on a Stand user's nose, a fact he has just made up, in order to identify him as Dark Blue Moon's user. The name Captain Tennille is from the pop duo Captain & Tennille. In the Crunchyroll translation of the 2014 anime, he is renamed "Captain Dragon" after Captain & Tennille's "Captain" Daryl Dragon.
- Forever (フォーエバー Fōebā)
- Voiced by: Kappei Yamaguchi (2014 Anime), Mitsuaki Madono (1999 Games)
- A sapient orangutan whose Stand is Strength (力（ストレングス） Sutorengusu), which takes the form of a large cargo ship that he has free control over. Once Forever is defeated, the ship reverts back to a small fishing/cruise boat, giving the group the understanding that the Stand's real power was influence over the boat to resemble something more "powerful". The name Forever is from the album Wu-Tang Forever.
- Devo the Cursed (呪いのデーボ Noroi no Dēbo)
- Voiced by: Shōto Kashii (2014 Anime), Unshō Ishizuka (ASB), Yūji Kishi (1999 Games)
- A shaman who works as an assassin for hire. To aid him in his craft, he uses the Stand Ebony Devil (悪魔（エボニーデビル） Ebonī Debiru), the strength and ferocity of which correlates with its user's raw hatred for his or her opponent. To create such a grudge, Devo goads his victims into attacking and injuring him. He then leaves the immediate area, letting his Stand assault the victim at a later, unguarded moment by letting it control a knife-wielding doll. For this reason, it is said that they have succumbed to a curse. He is named after the new wave group Devo. In Viz Media's translation of the manga and the Crunchyroll simulcast, he is named "Soul Sacrifice", after the instrumental of the same name by Santana.
- Rubber Soul (ラバーソール Rabā Sōru)
- Voiced by: Shinji Kawada (2014 Anime), Mitsuaki Madono (1999 Games)
- The user of the Stand Yellow Temperance (黄の節制（イエローテンパランス） Ierō Tenparansu), which allows him to devour flesh, enlarge himself, and assume any form, even such that people without Stands can see. He first appears disguised as Noriaki Kakyoin where his strange behavior makes Jotaro punch him, which causes a seemingly unremovable glob to attach to Jotaro's hand; neither ice nor fire can remove it. As the two engage in a battle inside a cable car again, Jotaro breaks the bottom of the car, drowns Rubber Soul in the water underneath so that he is forced to deactivate his Stand to breathe, thus removing Jotaro's glob. Jotaro threatens Rubber Soul to give information about DIO's squad, which Rubber Soul knows little about. However, Rubber Soul manages to reach the land nearby and sends Yellow Temperance through a manhole to strangle Jotaro. Jotaro counters by blocking the entire manhole, sending water pressure back to Rubber Soul, drowning him once again. A running gag in the chapters is Rubber Soul's unusual taste for fruits and other living beings. Before his identity is discovered, he eats cherries by rolling them with his tongue and making "rero rero" sounds. Later after Jotaro defeats Rubber Soul he finds out that the real Kakyoin likes to play with cherries in the same manner. He is named after The Beatles album Rubber Soul. His name does not appear in the manga but in art books that followed the original publications. As such, the name "Rubber Soul" is erroneously applied to Steely Dan in Viz's English edition of the manga.
- Hol Horse (ホル・ホース Horu Hōsu)
- Voiced by: Hidenobu Kiuchi (2014 Anime), Hōchū Ōtsuka (ASB), Norio Wakamoto (OVA), Yasuhara Yoshito (1999 Games) (Japanese), Roger L. Jackson (OVA) (English)
- An arrogant cowboy and the wielder of the Emperor (皇帝（エンペラー） Enperā) Stand, which takes the form of a revolver. Upon being fired, the Emperor can control the bullet's flight path, allowing it to turn in midair. He prefers to operate with a partner, as his Stand is fairly weak and not effective without backup. While originally seen working with J. Geil, he later becomes partners with Boingo. He is named after the pop duo Hall & Oates.
- J. Geil (J・ガイル Jei Gairu)
- Voiced by: Takuya Kirimoto (2014 Anime), Fumihiko Tachiki (ASB), Mugihito (OVA), Yoshito Yasuhara (1999 Games), Dave Arendash (English, OVA)
- User of the Stand known as the Hanged Man (吊られた男（ハングドマン） Hangudoman), a light-based, knife-wielding zombie Stand that only appears in reflective surfaces, such as mirrors or even the reflections in people's eyes, within which it is immune to attack. J. Geil is a deformed man with two right hands. He is also a hated rival of Jean-Pierre Polnareff, whose sister he raped and murdered. J. Geil is defeated when Polnareff manages to trick him into entering a small coin that he stabs with Silver Chariot, killing him, and gaining the ire of his mother Enya. He is named after the rock group The J. Geils Band. In the international editions of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle and Crunchyroll's subtitles, he has been renamed "Centerfold", after the song of the same name by the J. Geils Band.
- Nena (ネーナ Nēna)
- Voiced by: Satsuki Yukino (2014 Anime), Megumi Toyoguchi (OVA), Junko Takeuchi (1999 Games)
- A villain who uses the Empress (女帝（エンプレス） Enpuresu) Stand. Nena appears in earlier chapters as a woman in love with Hol Horse, during his and J. Geil's introduction. She is not seen again until the end of Hol Horse's first confrontation with the group, where she poses a distraction so that Hol Horse can make his escape. From here, the group escorts her to town, and it is at this time that she uses her Stand. The ability of her Stand consists of contracting blood onto a host, where it then grows into a body of its own until the host is completely assimilated/taken over. Joseph Joestar unknowingly walks through town with the Empress stand growing on his arm; first as a drop of blood, then into a face, and throughout the final portion of the confrontation as a small body. With Joseph not aware of who the Stand user is, he decidedly fights directly with the Stand itself. Once he dispatches the Stand, the Stand user appears as Nena herself, or rather a small, fat lady hiding inside the body of what was known as Nena. She is named after the German new wave singer Nena.
- ZZ (ズィー・ズィー Zī Zī)
- Voiced by: Masami Iwasaki (2014 Anime)
- The user of the Stand Wheel of Fortune (運命の車輪（ホウィール・オブ・フォーチュン） Hoīru Obu Fōchun), which takes the form of an old car, from which he gestures with his highly muscular arms. He ambushes the protagonists on the road to Pakistan, attacking with super-strength, projectile gasoline droplets, and by transforming his car into a fanged monstrosity capable of tunneling through or climbing through rock. After his defeat it is revealed that the old car the Stand looks like is really an even more dilapidated car without Wheel of Fortune's influence, and that only ZZ's arms are muscular, which leads to his quick defeat at the hands of the group. He is named after the rock band ZZ Top.
- Enya the Hag (Enya Geil) (エンヤ婆（エンヤ・ガイル） En'ya-baa (En'ya Gairu))
- Voiced by: Reiko Suzuki (2014 Anime), Katsue Miwa (ASB), Rica Fukami (OVA), Sanae Takagi (1999 Games) (Japanese), Kathy Garver (OVA) (English)
- An very old woman with two right hands, the mother of J. Geil and an apparent confidante of Dio Brando. Her stand Justice (正義（ジャスティス） Jasutisu) takes the form of a massive mist, which can take control of anyone with an open wound, allowing Enya to control them as she would a puppet. In the OVA, she is also able to use her mist to morph her appearance into an attractive woman. Her dual transformations are used to wound Hol Horse and trick Polnareff. Her Stand is also able to craft the entire city that the group rested at, disappearing to reveal a barren desert. In Part 4 Diamond Is Unbreakable, it is explained that she used the Bow and Arrow on DIO, granting him the power of a Stand and subsequently causing Stands to develop in the Joestar bloodline as well. She is named after the Irish singer Enya. In Viz Media's English version of the manga as well as in the Crunchyroll subtitles, she is named "Enyaba Geil", a mistranslation of her Japanese name.
- Steely Dan (鋼入りのダン（スティーリー・ダン） Sutīrī Dan)
- Voiced by: Daisuke Kishio (2014 Anime), Mitsuaki Madono (1999 Games)
- Steely Dan is an attractive and arrogant man and the user of the Lovers (恋人（ラバーズ） Rabāzu) Stand, which he admits is the weakest Stand of all. The Stand is a microscopic insect which enters Joseph Joestar's ear and taps into the pain receptors of his brain, causing any pain inflicted upon Dan to be felt by Joseph tenfold. He orders Jotaro to follow him and do demanding tasks as the others dealt with his stand inside Joseph's brain. Once it is defeated, Jotaro beats him up. He is named after the rock band Steely Dan. In Viz Media's English release he is named "Rubber Soul", as the previously mentioned Rubber Soul is never named in the manga, but his name appears in a supplementary publication. In the Crunchyroll subtitles, he is named "Dan of Steel".
- Arabia Fats (アラビア・ファッツ Arabia Fattsu)
- Voiced by: Manabu Sakamaki (2014 Anime), Wataru Takagi (1999 Games)
- A Stand user who ambushes the protagonists in the Arabian Desert. His Stand the Sun (太陽（サン） San), is capable of generating overwhelming heat waves and focus such waves into lasers. He is defeated when the protagonists see that the scenery is a mirror image and that he was hiding behind a little air conditioned station covered with mirrors. His name is not mentioned in the manga. He is named after Fats Domino.
- Mannish Boy (マニッシュ・ボーイ Manisshu Bōi)
- Voiced by: Ikue Ōtani (2014 Anime), Miki Nagasawa (1999 Games)
- Mannish Boy appears to be a small baby of diabolical intelligence, deceiving the protagonists by behaving as an innocent child. His first set of teeth are actually fangs, which often disturb the people around him. He is the user of the Stand Death 13 (死神13（デスサーティーン） Desu Sātīn), which appears as a scythe-wielding clown. Its true power is its ability to manipulate the dreams of those around Mannish Boy, and is able to harm people within dreams and they wake up with no memory of the events, making him practically invincible. Kakyoin, however, seems to have some memory of the dreams and manages to defeat Death 13 by summoning Heirophant Green before falling asleep, now able to use it in his dreams rather than it simply being an illusion cast by Death 13. After waking, he decides to punish Mannish Boy by mixing some of the child's own feces into his food that Joseph later feeds to him, unaware. He is named after the Muddy Waters song "Mannish Boy". In the Crunchyroll subtitles, his name is written as "Manishu Booi".
- Cameo (カメオ Kameo)
- Voiced by: Kinryū Arimoto (2014 Anime), Ryūzaburō Ōtomo (ASB)
- A Stand user who conceals himself underground while attacking. His stand is Judgement (審判（ジャッジメント） Jajjimento), which appears as a genie capable of resurrecting people in clay form. He uses this ability to attack Polnareff by "granting" his wish of bringing Avdol and his sister back to life. He antagonizes Polnareff for the most part until Avdol, whose death has been faked, returns and defeats him. He is named after the R&B group Cameo.
- Midler (ミドラー Midorā)
- Voiced by: Aya Hisakawa (2014 Anime), Miki Nagasawa (1999 Games)
- A Stand user who attacks the group while they travel in a submarine below the Red Sea with her Stand High Priestess (女教皇（ハイプリエステス） Hai Puriesutesu), which can take the form of anything utilizing the metals and minerals around it. Jotaro manages to attack the Stand's diamond-hard teeth with Star Platinum, freeing everyone, but causing Midler's face to be horribly mangled, to where Polnareff cannot bear to look at her. She is named after Bette Midler. In Crunchyroll's subtitles, she is named "Rose", after the song of the same name by Bette Midler.
- In the manga, the reader never sees Midler's face or upper body, but when the video game based on Stardust Crusaders was developed, Capcom decided to include Midler. They asked Araki to make a new design for her, and he created a belly-dancer persona.
The Nine Egyptian Gods
- N'Doul (ンドゥール Ndūru)
- Voiced by: Kentarō Itō (2015 Anime), Kōji Nakata (OVA), Yūji Kishi (1999 Games)
- A blind man who uses a cane and his sensitive hearing to track down his target, using his Stand Geb (ゲブ神 Gebu-shin), an extremely fast water-based Stand. Jotaro manages to defeat him with Iggy's "help", mostly using the dog as a distraction after Iggy proves to be too cowardly to act on his own. After his defeat he commits suicide, shooting himself through the head with a high-pressure water jet, lest he "slips" any secret of DIO to protagonists. He is named after the Senegalese artist Youssou N'Dour. In Crunchyroll's subtitles, his name is formatted as "N'doul".
- Oingo (オインゴ) and Boingo (ボインゴ)
- Voiced by: Makoto Yasumura and Motoko Kumai (2015 Anime), Hisayoshi Suganuma and Takahiro Fujimoto (ASB), Yūji Kishi (1999 Games)
- A pair of Stand using brothers. Oingo is the elder brother and the user of the Stand Khnum (クヌム神 Kunumu-shin), which allows him to change his face at will. Boingo, the younger brother, is the user of Thoth (トト神 Toto-shin, sic), a Stand that takes the form of a fortune-telling comic book. Through Boingo's predictions, Oingo attempts to kill Jotaro Kujo two times: first by poisoning Jotaro's tea, and then by making him eat a bomb hidden in an orange. However, Polnareff throws the bomb out of the car window in the direction of Oingo and explodes, splitting his face in two. As he is disguised as Jotaro at the time, it proves Boingo's prediction true. After Oingo's defeat, Boingo teams up with Hol Horse to avenge his brother. Hol Horse's intricate shot guided by Boingo through a series of pipes is foiled because Hol Horse's watch is off a couple of minutes when Boingo has directed him to fire at a certain time. Boingo intends to turn his life around after the second failure, but is soon thereafter attacked by Iggy. In a later short story by Araki, Boingo has become a manga artist and Oingo is his editor as they publish photocopies of Thoth's pages. They are named after the group Oingo Boingo. In Viz Media's English version, the international versions of All Star Battle, and in Crunchyroll's subtitles they are named Zenyatta and Mondatta, after The Police album Zenyatta Mondatta. In the Japanese editions, Thoth's name is misspelled as "Tohth".
- Anubis (アヌビス神 Anubisu-shin)
- Voiced by: Yasunori Matsumoto (2015 Anime), Anri Katsu (Chaka, 2015 Anime), Hidenari Ugaki (Khan, 2015 Anime), Takashi Nagasako (1999 Games)
- A Stand encased within a sword, that has no user. The original user—an Egyptian swordsmith named Caravan Serai (キャラバン・サライ Kyaraban Sarai)—died nearly 500 years ago, but his Stand lived on, bound into one of his scimitars. It is capable of cutting through anything, and possesses people to act. It uses its ability to memorize any attack it experiences in its subsequent fights with the group, claiming that it can never lose to an opponent more than once. It possesses a variety of people, first Chaka (チャカ), then Khan (カーン Kān), followed by an unnamed young boy, and even a cow, before possessing Polnareff, with Silver Chariot dual wielding the scimitar. Jotaro manages to destroy the sword, and much of it is flung into the Nile, where Anubis's spirit calls out in vain for any of the nearby creatures to hold it, until it is doomed to rust. Anubis's original user is named after the Santana album Caravanserai, and its subsequent users Chaka and Khan are named after American R&B/funk singer Chaka Khan.
- Mariah (マライヤ Maraiya)
- Voiced by: Ayahi Takagaki (2015 anime), Miki Nagasawa (1999 Games)
- The user of the Bastet (バステト女神 Basuteto-joshin) Stand, which resembles an electrical outlet and inflicts an increasingly powerful magnetic charge upon a victim. She is a long-legged woman in a miniskirt and a hood who is deeply in love with DIO. She magnetizes Joseph and Avdol, attracting metal upon then and even into each other, giving them all sorts of problems. The two manage to outsmart her by maneuvering her in between them then having their metal cluttered bodies slam into her. She is named after American singer Mariah Carey. In the video game, her name is given as "Mahrahia".
- Alessi (アレッシー Aresshī)
- Voiced by: Masaya Onosaka (2015 Anime), Tsutomu Tareki (1999 Games)
- The user of the Stand Sethan (セト神 Seto-shin), a Stand that appears as a shadow resembling the Flatwoods monster. Its ability transforms anyone who steps on the shadow to become younger the longer they stand on the shadow, even to the extreme point of becoming a fetus, and revert to a similar mentality, and even removing a person's Stand if they never had it in their youth. Polnareff manages to outsmart and wound him causing him to flee. He later runs right into Jotaro, who he puts under the power of his Stand. Alessi feels safe, knowing Jotaro has only had Star Platinum very recently, but even as a child Jotaro is as tough as nails and knocks him out. He is named after American duo the Alessi Brothers.
- Daniel J. D'Arby (ダニエル・J・ダービー Danieru Jei Dābī)
- Voiced by: Kōji Ishii (ASB), Kenji Utsumi (OVA), Yūji Kishi (1999 Games)
- A compulsive gambler who excels at cheating. His Stand is Osiris (オシリス神 Oshirisu-shin), which transforms the soul of D'Arby's defeated opponents into a poker chip should they lose to him in a bet, or internally admit defeat, and gives D'Arby himself an almost superhuman sense of touch. He first tricks Polnareff into betting his soul on which piece of meat a cat would want to eat, only revealing afterward that it is his own cat they have been betting on. Joseph tries to best him next by challenging him to a game devised to see who can add coins to a full glass of water without it spilling over. Joseph attempts to cheat by adding more liquid to the glass when he adds his coins, but D'Arby has put a small piece of chocolate on the bottom of the glass, which melts and changes the level just slightly when he moves out of the way to let sunlight melt it. Jotaro challenges him next to a game of poker, with both of them being acutely aware if the other cheats. D'Arby is given a four of a kind by the child dealer who is in his employ, but Jotaro does not look at the cards, which the child dealer is sure is a hand that cannot win. Jotaro's use of Star Platinum throughout the game and his confidence with betting the souls of Avdol, Kakyoin, and even his mother puts D'Arby in doubt, making him fold in his mind, thinking that Jotaro has used Star Platinum to switch his cards. However, he has been bluffing the whole time, and all of D'Arby's victims are freed.
- Pet Shop (ペット・ショップ Petto Shoppu)
- A large falcon chosen by DIO to guard his mansion. Pet Shop is a user of the Horus (ホルス神 Horusu-shin) Stand, which is a skeletal pterodactyl-like Stand that attacks with large projectiles made of ice. He attacks several stray dogs around the city, and it is for this reason that Iggy fights him to the death. Iggy succeeds in killing Pet Shop, clamping down on the bird's beak when he prepares to fire another icicle, but Pet Shop succeeds in cutting off one of Iggy's paws. Named after the Pet Shop Boys.
- Telence T. D'Arby (テレンス・T・ダービー Terensu Tī Dābī)
- Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe (ASB)
- Daniel J. D'Arby's younger brother, and the keeper of DIO's mansion. His stand is Atum (アトゥム神 Atumu-shin), a Stand that like his brother's allows the soul of his defeated opponent to transform/migrate to whatever he wishes; he prefers to transfer the souls into life-like dolls (as they allow the souls to talk back). He prefers to use video games to capture souls, and also unlike his brother, he prefers to keep an honest game and discourages cheating. His Stand gives him an almost superhuman sense of ESP, where he can read the truth of other's minds using yes or no questions. After beating Kakyoin in a car racing game, he plays Jotaro in a baseball video game. He has the upper hand for the most part, but Jotaro soon starts doing different actions despite D'Arby's predictions. Like his brother, he loses his cool and subconsciously forfeits the game. Ironically, he is outsmarted because the Joestars cheated to beat him, with Joseph controlling the video game with Hermit Purple while Jotaro called out the completely wrong moves. He is named after the R&B singer Terence Trent D'arby.
Inhabitants of DIO's Mansion
- DIO (DIO（ディオ）)
- Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (2014 anime, ASB), Nobuo Tanaka (OVA), Isshin Chiba (1999 game) Patrick Seitz (English, 2014 anime)
- The main antagonist, returning from Part 1 Phantom Blood when he was known as Dio Brando. He uses the Stand The World (世界（ザ・ワールド） Za Wārudo), which stops time. He is named after Ronnie James Dio's band DIO.
- Vanilla Ice (ヴァニラ・アイス Vanira Aisu)
- Voiced by: Hiroyuki Yoshino (ASB), Takeshi Aono (OVA), Sho Hayami (1999 game)
- He is DIO's most loyal henchman. He uses the Stand Cream (クリーム Kurīmu), which is capable of creating an invisible, spherical void after devouring itself and Vanilla Ice (much like an ouroboros). Vanilla Ice can control the sphere, which is capable of free flight. If any part of an object or being touches the sphere, that part is irrevocably gone, sucked into the void. He is unable to see or hear anything inside the void, so he has to at least partially come out to check the exterior. He proves his loyalty to DIO by cutting his own head off at his request. Satisfied with this display, DIO repays him by resurrecting him into a vampire using his own blood. He fights against Polnareff, Avdol, and Iggy, managing to kill Avdol and Iggy but Polnareff defeats him, using his new vampirism against him. He is named after the rapper Vanilla Ice. In the video game JoJo's Bizarre Adventure his name is changed to Iced, while in All Star Battle it is Cool Ice (クール・アイス Kūru Aisu).
- Kenny G (ケニーG Kenī Jī)
- He uses the Stand known as Tenore Sax (ティナー・サックス Tinā Sakkusu), which creates an illusory maze inside DIO's mansion. His maze is easily defeated by Iggy's sense of smell. He is named after Kenny G, and his stand is named after one of his occasional instrument, a tenor saxophone, though his stand's name in never mentioned in the manga.
- Nukesaku (ヌケサク, lit. "idiot")
- Voiced by: Kouta Nemoto (ASB)
- Nukesaku is the last of DIO's henchmen that the group meets, a vampire with the ability to grow a second, and feminine, face on the back of his head. With his fighting abilities and Stand powers non-existent, he hopes that by leading the Joestars and their allies to DIO, he will be given glory by his master, but DIO instead kills him for being so utterly beneath him.
- Holly Kujo (空条 ホリィ Kujō Horī, neé Joestar; alternatively written "Holy" in Japan)
- Voiced by: Reiko Takagi (2014 anime), Rei Sakuma (OVA 1st half)/Arisa Andō (OVA 2nd half) (Japanese), Julie Ann Taylor (2014 anime) (English)
- The daughter of Joseph Joestar and Suzi Q, and mother of Jotaro Kujo. When she met and married Japanese jazz musician Sadao Kujo (空条 貞夫 Kujō Sadao) twenty years prior to the story, she moved to Japan, a fact that has made Joseph particularly sore, as it is so difficult to see his daughter and grandson. While living in Japan, she also goes by the name Seiko (聖子), which means "holy child", as her friends know the meaning of her name in English.
- After her father's arrival and with her son "freed" from jail, Holly soon learns of the vampire DIO's resurrection and his possession of her great-grandfather's (Jonathan Joestar) body. This eventually leads to the awakening of her unnamed Stand. Although most Stands are used for fighting, this Stand worked against Holly's gentle, non-violent soul and slowly made her ill, nearly ending her life. It takes on the form of vines with roses and berries, very much similar to her father Joseph Jostar's Stand Hermit Purple. Her ailing condition later becomes the catalyst for Jotaro and company's quest to Egypt. After DIO's defeat, she is last seen as finally cured of her sickness, and awaiting her family's safe return home.
- The Runaway Girl (家出少女 Iede Shōjo)
- Voiced by: Rie Kugimiya (2014 anime)
- She first appears as a stowaway on the cruise ship that Captain Tennille's impersonator had abducted. Posing first as a boy, her identity is revealed when she threatens to cut one of the crew members. She jumps off the ship in an attempt to swim for safety and is begrudgingly saved by Jotaro. Despite stern warnings from Joseph about their journey, she tags along with the team for several times afterwards. She is instrumental in the defeat of Strength's user Forever, who sees her as an object of desire, and Yellow Temperance's user Rubber Soul, as she is one of the first to notice that Kakyoin is acting differently. The group tries to get rid of her in Singapore, but she tags along on their trip to India, appearing shortly before they face off against ZZ and Wheel of Fortune, getting attacked by the Stand. After this, she finally reveals to them that she is a runaway from Hong Kong, and the group finally gets rid of her by giving her money and putting her on a plane back to her parents.
- In the anime JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, she is named Anne (アン An). In the manga, her name was never given.
- Suzi Q Joestar (スージーQ・ジョースター Sūjī Kyū Jōsutā)
- Voiced by: Sachiko Kojima (2014 Anime), Ryōko Konomiya (OVA)
- Joseph's wife and Holly's mother, she stays at Holly's bedside while her husband and grandson Jotaro lead the offensive against DIO. She does not act frail for her age, not even at the behest of her butler, and does her best to protect Holly from harm.
- Roses (ローゼス Rōzesu)
- Voiced by: Motomu Kiyokawa (2014 Anime)
- Joseph and Suzi Q's butler for the last 30 years, having known Holly since she was in grade school. Although he has never been to Japan, he seems to know how to eat soba and can identify that an item Suzi Q wishes to use is a condom vending machine. Although he does not possess a Stand, he is able to take down several yakuza in hand-to-hand combat when they try to attack Suzi Q's limousine.
- Cherie (シェリー Sherī)
- Voiced by: Yuka Komatsu (2014 Anime), Sayuri Kubo (OVA)
- Cherie is Polnareff's sister who was killed by J. Geil three years ago. She is named after the Michel Polnareff song "Tout, tout pour ma chérie".
- Wilson Phillips (ウィルソン・フィリップス Wiruson Firippusu)
- Voiced by: Junpei Takiguchi (OVA), Masaharu Satō (ASB), Charles Martinet (English, OVA)
- Wilson Philips is a member of the United States Senate who is on vacation in Cairo during the Joestar group's fight with DIO. After his chauffeur is murdered by DIO, he is forced to drive DIO around to track down the Joestar group, even being forced to run down pedestrians on the sidewalk during heavy traffic. He is named after the American vocal group Wilson Phillips.
Characters from other Stardust Crusaders media
- Absalom (アブサロム Abusaromu)
- Absalom is a character from the first part of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure light novel, the part titled The One-Way Trip From the Desert to Hell (砂漠発地獄行 Sabaku-hatsu Jigoku-gyō) by Mayori Sekijima. He is Stand user employed by DIO in the Nubian Desert. He is obsessed with civilization, and hates that he was brought up in the middle of nowhere. He appears in the desert as the engineer of a train called Satanic Coupler (凶悪連結器（サタニック・カプラー） Satanikku Kapurā), which once the group is trapped within it he reveals as his Stand, which has the ability to turn into a steam locomotive and any other train its captives have the knowledge of. He plans a suicide attack to kill himself and everyone within the train, but Jotaro, Polnareff, and Iggy manage to trick him. He appears later at a town outside an oasis, attacking a young boy in the process, and enraging Jotaro, who soon discovers his Stand's weakness. In one final attempt, Absalom attempts to shrink his Stand to kill Avdol from the inside out, but he is defeated by both Kakyoin's Heirophant Green and Jotaro's Star Platinum. As a result of the Joestar group's attacks, the townspeople fend them off and Absalom lives with them in peace.
- Michal (ミカル Mikaru)
- Michal is a character from The One-Way Trip From the Desert to Hell. She is Absalom's sister. Mute since the death of their family, she is the opposite of her brother and does not seek conflict but devoted to him in every way, even going so far as to pledge her loyalty to DIO. To help her brother, she uses her Stand Dark Mirage (闇の蜃気楼（ダーク・ミラージュ） Dāku Mirāju), which allows her to create illusions and then turn them into real items that defy the laws of physics, to attack the Joestar group and then attempt to trap them in a town she creates from the desert. Her own reluctance to fight, and Polnareff's vow to never hurt women, results in a battle where Polnareff gently knocks her out with a small strike from Silver Chariot's sword. She, like her brother Absalom, are later taken in by a town when the townspeople mistake the Joestar group for bandits.
- Ani the Scribe (書記アニ Shoki Ani)
- Ani is a character from the second part of the novel, subtitled The Red Hot Sand Tomb (熱き砂の墓標 Atsuki Suna no Bohyō) by Hiroshi Yamaguchi. He is a scribe who has gained a mummy-like appearance and immortality due to his Stand Ptah (プタハ神 Putaha-shin), which takes the form of the legendary Book of Genesis (創世の書 Sōsei no Sho) that has recorded all events of the past 5,000 years and upon reading them it allows him to bring back any point in history, real or otherwise, and turn it into reality. He attacks Polnareff first, and believing him to be dead, goes after Joseph and Avdol, but with Polnareff's help they are able to hold their own until Ani summons more things from the Book of Genesis. Jotaro comes to his friends' rescue, forcing Ani to summon from the book Ammit, the most powerful creature in all of ancient Egyptian folklore. However, Ammit is defeated when Jotaro and Polnareff destroy the portion of the Book of Genesis where Ammit is mentioned. Ani is defeated when Jotaro uses Star Platinum's Ora Rush on Ani, who shatters and is blown away with the wind.
- Old man playing an organ (オルガン弾きの老人 Orugan-hiki no rōjin)
- A character from the first volume of a series of drama CDs and cassettes, in a portion titled "Bewitching Melody: Strange Relation!" (幻惑の旋律～ストレンジ・リレイション! Genwaku no Senritsu ~ Sutorenji Rireishon!). His Stand Strange Relation (ストレンジ・リレイション Sutorenji Rireishon) is bound to the organ he plays, and when he plays a song, if it touches the hearts of the listener he gains complete control over that person. It can also produce a low-frequency sound that can destroy objects. However, the old man cannot use Strange Relation if he suffers psychological damage, which becomes his undoing at the hands of the Joestar group.
- "Stand User" (スタンドつかい Sutando Tsukai)
- A character only known as "Stand User" appears in the game Famicom Jump II: Saikyō no Shichinin as a boss character for Jotaro Kujo's storyline. His unnamed Stand power gives him the power to turn people into stone, but if that person is a Stand user they can still communicate with other Stand users.
The list below first includes the original volumization followed by Shueisha's 2002 re-release. The first column features the titles used in the volumizations, while the second column is the title that appeared in Weekly Shōnen Jump (volume 13 however had the same titles as the serialization, and the first column contains the updated titles). In the original volumization, chapter 114 is in volume 12, listed on the Battle Tendency page. The North American release followed the original volumization order rather than the re-released order.
|No.||Title||Japanese release||English release|
|13/1||The Curse of DIO
DIO no Jubaku (DIOの呪縛)
|December 5, 1989
|November 8, 2005
|14/2||The Empty Ship and the Ape
Mujinsen to Saru (無人船と猿)
|February 9, 1990
|January 3, 2006
|15/3||The Gun Is Mightier Than the Sword
Jū wa Ken yori mo Tsuyoshi (銃は剣よりも強し)
|April 10, 1990
|March 7, 2006
Tatakai no Nenki! (戦いの年季!)
|June 8, 1990
|June 6, 2006
|17/5||The Terrifying Lovers
Osoroshiki Rabāzu (恐ろしき恋人（ラバーズ）)
|August 8, 1990
|September 5, 2006
|18/6||Death 13 of Dreams
Yume no Desu Sātīn (夢のDEATH（デス）13（サーティーン）)
|October 8, 1990
|December 5, 2006
|19/7||The Magic Lamp
Mahō no Ranpu (魔法のランプ)
|December 4, 1990
|April 3, 2007
|20/8||The Exploding Orange
Bakudan-jikake no Orenji (爆弾仕かけのオレンジ)
|February 8, 1991
|August 7, 2007
|21/9||The Woman's Legs Are Her Weapons
Ashi ga Gunbatsu no Onna (脚がグンバツの女)
|May 10, 1991
|December 4, 2007
|22/10||Disappearance in a Locked Room
Misshitsu de Shōshitsu (密室で消失)
|July 10, 1991
|April 1, 2008
Dābīzu Korekushon (ダービーズコレクション)
|September 10, 1991
|April 7, 2009
|24/12||Pet Shop at the Gates of Hell
Jigoku no Monban Petto Shoppu (地獄の門番ペット・ショップ)
|November 8, 1991
|August 4, 2009
|25/13||D'Arby the Player
Dābī za Pureiyā (ダービー・ザ・プレイヤー)
|February 10, 1992
|December 1, 2009
|26/14||The Spirit of Emptiness, Vanilla Ice
Akū no Shōki Vanira Aisu (亜空の瘴気 ヴァニラ・アイス)
|April 10, 1992
|April 6, 2010
DIO no Sekai (DIOの世界)
|June 10, 1992
|August 3, 2010
|28/16||The Long Journey Ends, Goodbye My Friends
Haruka naru Tabiji Saraba Tomo yo (遥かなる旅路 さらば友よ)
|August 4, 1992
|December 7, 2010
|No.||Title||Japanese release date||Japanese ISBN|
|8||Part 3: Stardust Crusaders 1
Part 3 Sutādasuto Kuruseidāsu 1 (Part3 スターダストクルセイダース1)
|June 18, 2002||ISBN 4-08-617791-9|
|9||Part 3: Stardust Crusaders 2
Part 3 Sutādasuto Kuruseidāsu 2 (Part3 スターダストクルセイダース2)
|June 18, 2002||ISBN 4-08-617792-7|
|10||Part 3: Stardust Crusaders 3
Part 3 Sutādasuto Kuruseidāsu 3 (Part3 スターダストクルセイダース3)
|July 18, 2002||ISBN 4-08-617793-5|
|11||Part 3: Stardust Crusaders 4
Part 3 Sutādasuto Kuruseidāsu 4 (Part3 スターダストクルセイダース4)
|July 18, 2002||ISBN 4-08-617794-3|
|12||Part 3: Stardust Crusaders 5
Part 3 Sutādasuto Kuruseidāsu 5 (Part3 スターダストクルセイダース5)
|August 9, 2002||ISBN 4-08-617795-1|
|13||Part 3: Stardust Crusaders 6
Part 3 Sutādasuto Kuruseidāsu 6 (Part3 スターダストクルセイダース6)
|August 9, 2002||ISBN 4-08-617796-X|
|14||Part 3: Stardust Crusaders 7
Part 3 Sutādasuto Kuruseidāsu 7 (Part3 スターダストクルセイダース7)
|September 18, 2002||ISBN 4-08-617797-8|
|15||Part 3: Stardust Crusaders 8
Part 3 Sutādasuto Kuruseidāsu 8 (Part3 スターダストクルセイダース8)
|September 18, 2002||ISBN 4-08-617798-6|
|16||Part 3: Stardust Crusaders 9
Part 3 Sutādasuto Kuruseidāsu 9 (Part3 スターダストクルセイダース9)
|October 18, 2002||ISBN 4-08-617799-4|
|17||Part 3: Stardust Crusaders 10
Part 3 Sutādasuto Kuruseidāsu 10 (Part3 スターダストクルセイダース10)
|October 18, 2002||ISBN 4-08-617800-1|
From 1992 to 1993, the Stardust Crusaders arc was released as a series of three drama CDs, titled JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Volume 1: Meet Jotaro Kujo (ジョジョの奇妙な冒険第1巻 空条承太郎見参の巻) JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Volume 2: The Death of Avdol (ジョジョの奇妙な冒険第2巻 アヴドゥル死すの巻) JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Volume 3: DIO's World (ジョジョの奇妙な冒険第3巻 DIOの世界の巻).
Two light novels based on Part 3 have been released, each with illustrations by Hirohiko Araki himself. The first was simply titled JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, released on November 4, 1993 and written by Mayori Sekijima and Hiroshi Yamaguchi. Nisio Isin was one of the authors commissioned to write novels in celebration of the series' 25th anniversary. It was released on December 16, 2011 and titled JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Over Heaven.
The arc has been adapted into several video games. The first was a titular role-playing video game released in 1993 for the Super Famicom. A titular fighting game for arcades by Capcom, also simply titled JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, was released in 1998. It was released internationally as JoJo's Venture, and followed by an upgraded version titled JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Heritage for the Future. The international version this time retained the manga's actual full title of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, dropping the Heritage for the Future subtitle. The upgraded version was then ported to the PlayStation and Dreamcast in 1999, and a high-definition version was released for PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade in August 2012. Several characters from Stardust Crusaders later appear in the crossover game JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle. Jotaro and DIO in particular also appear in several crossover games with other Weekly Shōnen Jump characters, such as in Jump Super Stars.
A six-volume OVA series, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, was produced by Studio APPP and released from 1993 to 1994, covering the later parts of this arc. Nearly six years later, a seven-volume prequel series titled JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Adventure (ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 ADVENTURE), using most of the same staff, was released from 2000 to 2002, covering the beginning of the arc. Super Techno Arts produced a North American English dub version of both series and released them together as one on six DVD volumes, in order of their fictional chronology.
In 2012, a JoJo's Bizarre Adventure animated series began broadcast in Japan, covering the first two parts of the manga Phantom Blood and Battle Tendency. Following the final episode's credits, a scene featuring DIO's coffin and Jotaro in prison were displayed. When the final volume of the Blu-rays and DVDs of the series were released, a "To Be Continued" arrow was added to this final scene. In October 2013, a second season was announced to cover Stardust Crusaders and would begin broadcast the following year. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders premiered on April 4, 2014. In addition to the second season of the anime, a mobile app game titled JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Shooters was also released.
In May 2008, both Shueisha and Studio APPP halted manga/OVA shipments of JoJo after a complaint had been launched against them by a group of online Muslim protestors after a scene from one of the OVA's episodes features Dio reading a book depicting pages from the Qur'an. This recall affected the English-language releases as well, causing Viz Media and Shueisha to cease publication for a year. Even though the manga did not feature that specific scene, Shueisha had Araki redraw scenes that depicted characters fighting on-top, and destroying, mosques. Viz resumed publication a year later, with the eleventh volume being published on April 7, 2009, and thus their publication was continued.
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