Diamond Is Unbreakable

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Diamond Is Unbreakable
The cover art shows five male characters posing against an orange background; three of them are of high school age, and wearing blue school uniforms.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure volume 36 cover, featuring Josuke (center), and (clockwise from top left) Okuyasu, Jotaro, Koichi, and Rohan
ダイヤモンドは砕けない
(Daiyamondo wa Kudakenai)
Manga
Written by Hirohiko Araki
Published by Shueisha
English publisher
Demographic Shōnen
Imprint Jump Comics
Magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump
Original run 19921995
Volumes 18 (List of volumes)
Other media

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Diamond Is Unbreakable (Japanese: ダイヤモンドは砕けない, Hepburn: Daiyamondo wa Kudakenai, sometimes translated as Diamond Is Not Crash[2]) is the fourth 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 1992 to 1995, with the 174 chapters collected into eighteen tankōbon volumes. In its original publication, it was titled JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 4: Jōsuke Higashikata (ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 第4部 東方仗助, JoJo no Kimyō na Bōken Dai Yon Bu: Higashikata Jōsuke). It was preceded by Stardust Crusaders and followed by Golden Wind.

Araki introduced the Bow and Arrow in this arc, which causes characters pierced by it to develop a Stand ability. This was used on DIO at the beginning of Part 3, which not only gave him a Stand but caused Stands to develop in the Joestar bloodline as well. The arc was adapted into an anime television series by David Production, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable, that began in April 2016.[3] A live-action film adaptation by Toho and Warner Bros. titled JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable Chapter I was released on August 4, 2017.

Plot[edit]

In 1999 in the town of Morioh (杜王町, Moriō-chō) located in S-City, M-Prefecture (M県S市, Emu-ken, Esu-shi), Josuke Higashikata (東方 仗助, Higashikata Jōsuke, the kanji suke, can also be read as jo) is a popular boy in high school who becomes quick friends with one of his classmates, Koichi Hirose. Josuke is the illegitimate child of Joseph Joestar, born from a relationship with a Japanese woman, making him the uncle of Joseph's grandson Jotaro Kujo. Jotaro's arrival in Morioh pulls Josuke into the world of the supernatural powers known as Stands, as he becomes involved in Jotaro's search for a Stand-creating Bow and Arrow which was brought to Morioh by one of DIO's henchmen. One of these new Stand users is the murderer Anjuro "Angelo" Katagiri, who uses his Stand Aqua Necklace to try and kill Josuke for interfering with his criminal activity in Morioh. Aqua Necklace manages to kill Josuke's grandfather, Ryohei Higashikata, in revenge for him being jailed by him. With Jotaro's help, Josuke uses his own Stand, Crazy Diamond, to defeat Angelo.

A few days later Josuke and his friend Koichi go to investigate a seemingly abandoned house, which is actually occupied by a pair of Stand-using brothers, Okuyasu and Keicho Nijimura. Keicho is revealed to be the one possessing the Bow. Koichi nearly dies, but survives and gains a Stand of his own when healed by Josuke's Crazy Diamond. The two brothers are creating Stand users in the hope that one can kill their father, a former lackey of DIO implanted with a "flesh bud" made from Dio's cells which has turned him into a hideous monster following Dio's death. Josuke manages to show the brothers that their father is still at least partially human inside and dissuades them from their activities. However they are attacked by the Stand Red Hot Chili Pepper, which kills Keicho and takes the Bow and Arrow. Okuyasu joins with Josuke, Jotaro, and Koichi to fight the Stand that killed his brother and eventually becomes close friends with Josuke.

The group encounters several other Stand users while looking for Red Hot Chili Pepper's user, including fellow student Yukako Yamagishi, who kidnaps and attempts to seduce Koichi; his Stand begins to develop during his escape from her. The group then eventually comes face-to-face with Akira Otoishi, Red Hot Chili Pepper's user, and are able to defeat him with the aid of Joseph Joestar, who has just arrived in Morioh. The Bow and Arrow are then taken into the Speedwagon Foundation's custody and all seems to be over for the moment.

A month later Koichi meets manga author Rohan Kishibe, whose Heaven's Door ability allows him to both read and rewrite a person's memories, and the two become friends. Yukako and Rohan both become part of Josuke's group of Stand users along with others the group has encountered, such as Tamami Kobayashi, Toshikazu Hazamada, Mikitaka Hazekura, and Yuuya Fungami.

Soon afterwards, Koichi and Rohan discover a mysterious alleyway which exhibits supernatural phenomena. While lost in it, they meet the ghost of a young girl named Reimi Sugimoto, who had babysat Rohan during his childhood and was murdered by a serial killer over a decade ago. She begs Koichi and Rohan to find her killer, who has stayed in Morioh and is still preying on innocent people. With her help, the two are able to escape the alley without falling prey to its trap - if one turns back before leaving, they will be sent to the afterlife by the spirits haunting it. When Josuke and Okuyasu's new friend, Shigekiyo "Shigechi" Yangu, discovers the killer Reimi spoke of, he is murdered before he can tell anyone. However, Shigechi is able to leave a small clue behind which allows the group to track down the killer, a man named Yoshikage Kira, who kills women using his Stand Killer Queen and keeps their hands as romantic mementos.

Jotaro and Koichi eventually fight Kira, but before he can be fully defeated, he flees and forces another Stand user to alter his appearance and kills her before she can tell Josuke what he now looks like. Shortly thereafter, the ghost of Kira's father uses a second Stand-creating Bow and Arrow to create an army of Stand users to protect his son and go after members of Josuke's group. Rohan eventually suspects Kosaku Kawajiri is Kira's new identity and confirms this after reading Kawajiri's son Hayato's memories. However Rohan is immediately killed by Killer Queen's new power, "Bites the Dust", which Kira acquired after accidentally being stabbed with his father's Arrow. The ability plants a miniaturized Killer Queen on a person (in this case Hayato) and kills anyone that tries to learn about Kira from them. It then resets the time by one hour, with the victim dying again as soon as the original time of the explosion reoccurs, even if they do not re-activate Bites the Dust. This time loop continues until Kira finds out who the bomb killed. It also protects Hayato from harm, whether from the outside or self-inflicted.

When Rohan's death is repeated a second time, Josuke, Koichi, Okuyasu, and Jotaro are there to meet him. They see Hayato and figure out Kira is masquerading as his father, which causes Bites the Dust to kill all of them. This event is repeated again so Kira can learn who was killed, but this time Hayato tricks him into giving his own identity away before Rohan's death. Kira is forced to remove Bites the Dust from Hayato to protect himself as he fights Josuke, resulting in an end to the time-loop so that Rohan and the rest survive. With help from Josuke, Hayato, Okuyasu, and Koichi, Jotaro delivers a blow to Kira that propels him in front of an ambulance, killing him. Kira awakens as a ghost trapped in the same alley as Reimi, who informs him what happened. Kira attempts to attack Reimi once more, but she tricks him into turning around and the alley's phantoms drag him to the underworld.

With Kira dead and the murders solved, Reimi says her last goodbyes to Josuke, Rohan and the other Stand users of Morioh as the two spirits ascend to heaven. Hayato sadly returns to his mother, who remains unaware of the murder and impersonation of her husband by Kira. As Jotaro and Joseph prepare to leave Morioh, Josuke wishes them the best, but not before pranking Joseph by using Crazy Diamond to steal his wallet.

Characters[edit]

  • Josuke Higashikata[a] is the main protagonist and illegitimate son of Joseph Joestar. He is a freshman who lives in the town of Morioh with his mother and grandfather. He uses the Stand Crazy Diamond,[b] which can not only punch rapidly, but also restore objects to their original state or rearrange their structure, allowing him to heal injuries, erase written documents, or revert complex structures to their raw components.
  • Koichi Hirose[c] is a freshman and classmate of Josuke's who meets him by running into his nephew Jotaro, resulting in the two becoming friends. Koichi is also a freshman in high school, but appears as a short boy. His Stand is Echoes[d], which has three distinct "Acts". Acts 1 and 2 can replicate sound effects and attach them to anything, which result in that happening to the object (i.e. attaching the word "whoosh" causes a gust of wind to blow by) while Act 3 loses the former abilities and gains the ability "Freeze" which causes a target to become very heavy.
  • Okuyasu Nijimura[e] is one of the two Nijimura brothers who became friends with Josuke and Koichi after defeating a Stand user who murdered his brother. His Stand The Hand[f], swipes with its right hand which erases whatever it swipes and it can be used to erase space, drawing objects closer to Okuyasu.
  • Jotaro Kujo[g] is the protagonist of the previous story arc, Stardust Crusaders, who travels to Morioh to find his grandfather's illegitimate son, technically Josuke's nephew despite being older than him, as well as investigate the crimes of a Stand user. His Stand Star Platinum[h] can stop the flow of time for everyone but Jotaro and his stand for a split-second at the start, and then 1-2 seconds in the later half of the part.
  • Joseph Joestar[i] is Josuke's father and Jotaro's grandfather. He is the protagonist of Battle Tendency and one of the main characters of Stardust Crusaders. He uses the Stand Hermit Purple[j], which manifests in form of thorny purple vines that allow to divine information, typically through electrical equipment such as Polaroid cameras. They can also be utilised as ropes.
  • Rohan Kishibe[k] is a famous manga artist who recently moved into a house in Morioh. His Stand Heaven's Door[l], allows him to temporarily turn a person into a book, with all of their memories written down akin to a novel. Rohan can read the memories, learn their weaknesses and secrets, as well as write down commands that they must follow (usually, "Can not attack Rohan Kishibe.") The power only activates when the target sees Rohan's drawn artwork, but can also activate if Rohan draws something in the air with his finger. Rohan also stars in his own spin-off one-shot series by Araki called Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan.
  • Keicho Nijimura [m] is Okuyasu's big brother who caused the outbreak of Stand users in Morioh to create one whose Stand can end the suffering of their father after he was mutated by Dio Brando into a monstrous, addled immortal. Keicho was later killed by Akira Otoishi when saving his brother from an attack by the guitarist's stand. Keicho's Stand Bad Company [n] is an army of toy soldiers.
  • Anjuro Katagiri[o], also known as "Angelo" [p] is a depraved serial killer with an IQ of 160. While on death row for murdering a rich person while staging a post-mortem ransom, Angelo is made a Stand User by Keicho and uses his water-based Stand Aqua Necklace [q] to escape and resume his killing spree in Morioh before ultimately confronting Josuke, murdering the youth's grandfather before being fused by Crazy Diamond's powers into a stone that becomes Morioh's tourist attraction Angel Rock [r].
  • Yoshikage Kira[s] is the main antagonist and a mild-mannered serial killer who has been murdering women for over 15 years. His Stand, Killer Queen[t], has the ability to completely disintegrate his victims by explosion, leaving no evidence behind.
  • Reimi Sugimoto[u] is Yoshikage Kira's first victim. She was killed 15 years before the happenings of the manga and waited as a ghost for someone whom she could warn about her killer.

Chapters[edit]

Original volumization[edit]

No.TitleJapanese release dateJapanese ISBN
29Enter Josuke Higashikata
Higashikata Jōsuke Tōjō Suru (東方仗助登場する)
November 4, 1992[4]ISBN 978-4-08-851635-6
  • 266–268. "Jotaro Kujo! Meets Josuke Higashikata (1–3)" (空条承太郎!東方仗助に会う その①〜③, Kūjō Jōtarō! Higashikata Jōsuke ni Au Sono 1~3)
  • 269–273. "Josuke Higashikata! Meets Angelo (1–5)" (東方仗助!アンジェロに会う その①〜⑤, Higashikata Jōsuke! Anjero ni Au Sono 1~5)
  • 274. "The Nijimura Brothers (1)" (虹村兄弟 その①, Nijimura Kyōdai Sono 1)
30Okuyasu and Keicho Nijimura
Nijimura Okuyasu, Keichō (虹村億泰・形兆)
January 7, 1993[5]ISBN 978-4-08-851636-3
  • 275–283. "The Nijimura Brothers (2–10)" (虹村兄弟 その②〜⑩, Nijimura Kyōdai Sono 2~10)
31Koichi Hirose (Echoes)
Hirose Kōichi (Ekōzu) (広瀬康一(エコーズ))
March 4, 1993[6]ISBN 978-4-08-851637-0
  • 284–288. "Koichi Hirose (Echoes) (1–5)" (広瀬康一(エコーズ) その①〜⑤, Hirose Kōichi (Ekōzu) Sono 1~5)
  • 289–293. "Toshikazu Hazamada (Surface) (1–5)" (間田敏和(サーフィス) その①〜⑤, Hazamada Toshikazu (Sāfisu) Sono 1~5)
32Yukako Yamagishi Is In Love
Yamagishi Yukako wa Koi o Suru (山岸由花子は恋をする)
May 10, 1993[7]ISBN 978-4-08-851638-7
  • 294–302. "Yukako Yamagishi Is In Love (1–9)" (山岸由花子は恋をする その①〜⑨, Yamagishi Yukako wa Koi o Suru Sono 1~9)
33Let's Go Out for Italian
Itaria Ryōri o Tabe ni Ikō (イタリア料理を食べに行こう)
July 2, 1993[8]ISBN 978-4-08-851639-4
  • 303–306. "Let's Go Out for Italian (1–4)" (イタリア料理を食べに行こう その①〜④, Itaria Ryōri o Tabe ni Ikō Sono 1~4)
  • 307–312. "Red Hot Chili Pepper (1–6)" (レッド・ホット・チリ・ペッパー その①〜⑥, Reddo Hotto Chiri Peppā Sono 1~6)
34Let's Go Hang Out at the Mangaka's House
Mangaka no Uchi e Asobi ni Ikō (漫画家のうちへ遊びに行こう)
September 3, 1993[9]ISBN 978-4-08-851640-0
  • 313–314. "Red Hot Chili Pepper (7–8)" (レッド・ホット・チリ・ペッパー その⑦〜⑧, Reddo Hotto Chiri Peppā Sono 7~8)
  • 315–317. "Picked Up Something Bad! (1–3)" (やばいものを拾ったっス! その①〜③, Yabai mono o Hirottassu! Sono 1~3)
  • 318–321. "Let's Go Hang Out at the Mangaka's House (1–4)" (漫画家のうちへ遊びに行こう その①〜④, Mangaka no Uchi e Asobi ni Ikō Sono 1~4)
35Rohan Kishibe's Adventure
Kishibe Rohan no Bōken (岸辺露伴の冒険)
November 4, 1993[10]ISBN 978-4-08-851405-5
  • 322–324. "Let's Go Hang Out at the Mangaka's House (5–7)" (漫画家のうちへ遊びに行こう その⑤〜⑦, Mangaka no Uchi e Asobi ni Ikō Sono 5~7)
  • 325–329. "Let's Go 'Hunting'! (1–5)" (「狩り(ハンティング)」に行こう! その①〜⑤, "Hantingu" ni Ikō! Sono 1~5)
  • 330–331. "Rohan Kishibe's Adventure (1–2)" (岸辺露伴の冒険 その①〜②, Kishibe Rohan no Bōken Sono 1~2)
36Shigechi's Harvest
"Shigechī" no Hāvesuto (「重ちー」の収穫(ハーヴェスト))
February 4, 1994[11]ISBN 978-4-08-851406-2
  • 332–334. "Rohan Kishibe's Adventure (3–5)" (岸辺露伴の冒険 その③〜⑤, Kishibe Rohan no Bōken Sono 3~5)
  • 335–341. "'Shigechi''s Harvest (1–7)" (「重ちー」の収穫(ハーヴェスト) その①〜⑦, "Shigechī" no Hāvesuto Sono 1~7)
37Yoshikage Kira Wants a Quiet Life
Kira Yoshikage wa Shizuka ni Kurashitai (吉良吉影は静かに暮らしたい)
May 2, 1994[12]ISBN 978-4-08-851407-9
  • 342–346. "Yoshikage Kira Wants a Quiet Life (1–5)" (吉良吉影は静かに暮らしたい その①〜⑤, Kira Yoshikage wa Shizuka ni Kurashitai Sono 1~5)
  • 347. "The People of Morioh" (杜王町の人々, Moriohchō no Hitobito)
  • 348–350. "Yukako Yamagishi Longs for Cinderella (1–3)" (山岸由花子はシンデレラに憧れる その①〜③, Yamagishi Yukako wa Shinderera ni Akogareru Sono 1~3)
38Sheer Heart Attack
Shiā Hāto Atakku (シアーハートアタック)
August 4, 1994[13]ISBN 978-4-08-851408-6
  • 351–353. "Yukako Yamagishi's Longs for Cinderella (4–6)" (山岸由花子はシンデレラに憧れる その④〜⑥, Yamagishi Yukako wa Shinderera ni Akogareru Sono 4–6)
  • 354–359. "Sheer Heart Attack (1–6)" (シアーハートアタック その①〜⑥, Shiā Hāto Atakku Sono 1–6)
39A Father's Tears
Chichi no Namida (父の涙)
November 4, 1994[14]ISBN 978-4-08-851409-3
  • 360–364. "Sheer Heart Attack (7–11)" (シアーハートアタック その⑦〜⑪, Shiā Hāto Atakku Sono 7–11)
  • 365–369. "Atom Heart Father (1–5)" (アトム・ハート・ファーザー その①〜⑤, Atomu Hāto Fāzā Sono 1–5)
40The Rock-Paper-Scissors Boy Is Coming
Janken Kozō ga Yatte Kuru (ジャンケン小僧がやって来る)
January 11, 1995[15]ISBN 978-4-08-851410-9
  • 370. "Yoshikage Kira's New Life (1)" (吉良吉影の新しい事情 その①, Kira Yoshikage no Atarashii Jijō Sono 1)
  • 371–376. "The Rock-Paper-Scissors Boy Is Coming (1–6)" (ジャンケン小僧がやって来る その①〜⑥, Janken Kozō ga Yatte Kuru Sono 1–6)
  • 377. "Yoshikage Kira's New Life (2)" (吉良吉影の新しい事情 その②, Kira Yoshikage no Atarashii Jijō Sono 2)
  • 378–379. "I Am an Alien (1–2)" (ぼくは宇宙人 その①〜②, Boku wa Uchūjin Sono 1–2)
41Highway Star
Haiwei Sutā (ハイウェイ・スター)
March 3, 1995[16]ISBN 978-4-08-851891-6
  • 380–383. "I Am an Alien (3–6)" (ぼくは宇宙人 その③〜⑥, Boku wa Uchūjin Sono 3–6)
  • 384–389. "Highway Star (1–6)" (ハイウェイ・スター その①〜⑥, Haiwei Sutā Sono 1–6)
42The Cat Who Loved Yoshikage Kira
Neko wa Kira Yoshikage ga Suki (猫は吉良吉影が好き)
May 11, 1995[17]ISBN 978-4-08-851892-3
  • 390–391. "Highway Star (7–8)" (ハイウェイ・スター その⑦〜⑧, Haiwei Sutā Sono 7–8)
  • 392–397. "The Cat Who Loved Yoshikage Kira (1–6)" (猫は吉良吉影が好き その①〜⑥, Neko wa Kira Yoshikage ga Suki Sono 1–6)
  • 398. "Let's Live on a Tower (1)" (鉄塔に住もう その①, Tettō ni Sumō Sono 1)
43Enigma Is a Mystery!
Eniguma wa Nazo da! (エニグマは謎だ!)
August 4, 1995[18]ISBN 978-4-08-851893-0
  • 399–403. "Let's Live on a Tower (2–6)" (鉄塔に住もう その②〜⑥, Tettō ni Sumō Sono 2–6)
  • 404–407. "The Enigma Boy (1–4)" (エニグマの少年 その①〜④, Eniguma no Shōnen Sono 1–4)
44My Dad Is Not My Dad
Boku no Papa wa Papa ja Nai (ぼくのパパはパパじゃない)
October 4, 1995[19]ISBN 978-4-08-851894-7
  • 408–409. "The Enigma Boy (5–6)" (エニグマの少年 その⑤〜⑥, Eniguma no Shōnen Sono 5–6)
  • 410–411. "My Dad Is Not My Dad (1–2)" (ぼくのパパはパパじゃない その①〜②, Boku no Papa wa Papa ja Nai Sono 1–2)
  • 412–417. "Cheap Trick (1–6)" (チープ・トリック その①〜⑥, Chīpu Torikku Sono 1–6)
45Another One Bites the Dust
Anazāwan Baitsa Dasuto (アナザーワン バイツァ・ダスト)
January 10, 1996[20]ISBN 978-4-08-851895-4
  • 418–427. "Another One Bites the Dust (1–10)" (アナザーワン バイツァ・ダスト その①〜⑩, Anazāwan Baitsa Dasuto Sono 1–10)
46Crazy Diamond Is Unbreakable
Kureijī Daiyamondo wa Kudakenai (クレイジー・D(ダイヤモンド)は砕けない)
March 4, 1996[21]ISBN 978-4-08-851896-1
  • 428–436. "Crazy Diamond Is Unbreakable (1–9)" (クレイジー・D(ダイヤモンド)は砕けない その①〜⑨, Kureijī Daiyamondo wa Kudakenai Sono 1–9)

2004 release[edit]

No.TitleJapanese release dateJapanese ISBN
18Part 4: Diamond Is Unbreakable 1
Part 4 Daiyamondo wa Kudakenai 1 (Part4 ダイヤモンドは砕けない 1)
February 18, 2004[22]ISBN 4-08-618167-3
19Part 4: Diamond Is Unbreakable 2
Part 4 Daiyamondo wa Kudakenai 2 (Part4 ダイヤモンドは砕けない 2)
February 18, 2004[23]ISBN 4-08-618168-1
20Part 4: Diamond Is Unbreakable 3
Part 4 Daiyamondo wa Kudakenai 3 (Part4 ダイヤモンドは砕けない 3)
April 16, 2004[24]ISBN 4-08-618169-X
21Part 4: Diamond Is Unbreakable 4
Part 4 Daiyamondo wa Kudakenai 4 (Part4 ダイヤモンドは砕けない 4)
April 16, 2004[25]ISBN 4-08-618170-3
22Part 4: Diamond Is Unbreakable 5
Part 4 Daiyamondo wa Kudakenai 5 (Part4 ダイヤモンドは砕けない 5)
May 18, 2004[26]ISBN 4-08-618171-1
23Part 4: Diamond Is Unbreakable 6
Part 4 Daiyamondo wa Kudakenai 6 (Part4 ダイヤモンドは砕けない 6)
May 18, 2004[27]ISBN 4-08-618172-X
24Part 4: Diamond Is Unbreakable 7
Part 4 Daiyamondo wa Kudakenai 7 (Part4 ダイヤモンドは砕けない 7)
June 18, 2004[28]ISBN 4-08-618173-8
25Part 4: Diamond Is Unbreakable 8
Part 4 Daiyamondo wa Kudakenai 8 (Part4 ダイヤモンドは砕けない 8)
June 18, 2004[29]ISBN 4-08-618174-6
26Part 4: Diamond Is Unbreakable 9
Part 4 Daiyamondo wa Kudakenai 9 (Part4 ダイヤモンドは砕けない 9)
July 16, 2004[30]ISBN 4-08-618175-4
27Part 4: Diamond Is Unbreakable 10
Part 4 Daiyamondo wa Kudakenai 10 (Part4 ダイヤモンドは砕けない 10)
July 16, 2004[31]ISBN 4-08-618176-2
28Part 4: Diamond Is Unbreakable 11
Part 4 Daiyamondo wa Kudakenai 11 (Part4 ダイヤモンドは砕けない 11)
August 10, 2004[32]ISBN 4-08-618177-0
29Part 4: Diamond Is Unbreakable 12
Part 4 Daiyamondo wa Kudakenai 12 (Part4 ダイヤモンドは砕けない 12)
August 10, 2004[33]ISBN 4-08-618178-9

2016 release[edit]

No.TitleJapanese release dateJapanese ISBN
1Part 4: Diamond Is Unbreakable Sōshūhen Vol. 1
Dai Yon Bu Daiyamondo wa Kudakenai Sōshūhen Vol. 1 (第4部 ダイヤモンドは砕けない 総集編 Vol. 1)
March 4, 2016[34]ISBN 978-4-08-111142-8
2Part 4: Diamond Is Unbreakable Sōshūhen Vol. 2
Dai Yon Bu Daiyamondo wa Kudakenai Sōshūhen Vol. 2 (第4部 ダイヤモンドは砕けない 総集編 Vol. 2)
April 1, 2016[35]ISBN 978-4-08-111143-5
3Part 4: Diamond Is Unbreakable Sōshūhen Vol. 3
Dai Yon Bu Daiyamondo wa Kudakenai Sōshūhen Vol. 3 (第4部 ダイヤモンドは砕けない 総集編 Vol. 3)
May 6, 2016[36]ISBN 978-4-08-111144-2
4Part 4: Diamond Is Unbreakable Sōshūhen Vol. 4
Dai Yon Bu Daiyamondo wa Kudakenai Sōshūhen Vol. 4 (第4部 ダイヤモンドは砕けない 総集編 Vol. 4)
June 3, 2016[37]ISBN 978-4-08-111145-9
5Part 4: Diamond Is Unbreakable Sōshūhen Vol. 5
Dai Yon Bu Daiyamondo wa Kudakenai Sōshūhen Vol. 5 (第4部 ダイヤモンドは砕けない 総集編 Vol. 5)
July 1, 2016[38]ISBN 978-4-08-111146-6
6Part 4: Diamond Is Unbreakable Sōshūhen Vol. 6
Dai Yon Bu Daiyamondo wa Kudakenai Sōshūhen Vol. 6 (第4部 ダイヤモンドは砕けない 総集編 Vol. 6)
August 5, 2016[39]ISBN 978-4-08-111147-3

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In 2000, it was announced that Otsuichi would be writing a novel based on Part 4. The novel proved difficult to complete; in Kono Mystery ga Sugoi 2004, Otsuichi claimed to have written over 2000 pages, but thrown them all out.[40] Intent on writing a novel that lived up to the manga, it took him until 2007 before The Book: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure 4th Another Day was finally released on November 26.[41] It is set after the events in the manga, and includes illustrations by Araki.

In 1997, Araki published the Weekly Shōnen Jump one-shot Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe ~Episode 16.. Confessional~, starring Rohan after the events of Part 4. In 1999 he wrote the three-chapter story Dead Man's Questions (デッドマンズQ) in Allman magazine. Dead Man's Questions stars Yoshikage Kira, the main antagonist of Part 4. Both Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe and Dead Man's Questions were later compiled in Araki's one-shot collection, Under Jailbreak, Under Execution, in 1999. The former launched a series starring Rohan, Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan.

The December 11, 2007 issue of Jump Square featured a second entry into the Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe collection, entitled Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe ~Mutsukabezaka~, set seven years after the events of Part IV.

In 2009, Araki wrote the full-color story Rohan au Louvre (岸辺露伴 ルーヴルへ行く). The short story was displayed at the Musée du Louvre as part of their 2009 Le Louvre invite la bande dessinée exhibit.[42] The story was later republished in Ultra Jump in 2010. In 2012, Rohan au Louvre was released in English by NBM Publishing under the translated title Rohan at the Louvre.

In 2011, Araki collaborated with the renowned Italian fashion brand Gucci for the short story Rohan Kishibe Goes to Gucci (岸辺露伴 グッチへ行く) in the women's fashion magazine Spur.[43]

In 2012, Araki wrote a third Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe one-shot for Weekly Shōnen Jump. Entitled Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe ~Episode 5: Millionaire Village~ it was released in the October 6, 2012 issue of the magazine.[44]

In October 2015, Warner Bros. announced that Part 4 would receive an anime television adaptation that serves as a continuation of David Production's ongoing anime television of the entire series.[45] The series began airing in April 2016.[3]

Toho and Warner Bros. partnered to produce a live-action film based on the fourth arc of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure that was released on August 4, 2017. Takashi Miike directed the film that stars Kento Yamazaki as Josuke. Both studios planned for worldwide distribution and, with a title of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable Chapter I, are hoping to create sequels.[46][47]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Josuke Higashikata (東方 仗助, Higashikata Jōsuke)
  2. ^ Crazy Diamond (クレイジー・ダイヤモンド, Kureijī Daiyamondo)
  3. ^ Koichi Hirose (広瀬 康一, Hirose Kōichi)
  4. ^ Echoes (エコーズ, Ekōzu)
  5. ^ Okuyasu Nijimura (虹村 億泰, Nijimura Okuyasu)
  6. ^ The Hand (ザ・ハンド, Za Hando)
  7. ^ Jotaro Kujo (空条 承太郎, Kūjō Jōtaro)
  8. ^ Star Platinum (スタープラチナ, Sutā Purachina)
  9. ^ Joseph Joestar (ジョセフ・ジョースター, Josefu Jōsutā)
  10. ^ Hermit Purple (ハーミットパープル, Hāmitto Pāpuru)
  11. ^ Rohan Kishibe (岸辺 露伴, Kishibe Rohan)
  12. ^ Heaven's Door (ヘブンズ・ドアー, Hebunzu Doā)
  13. ^ Keicho Nijimura (虹村 形兆, Nijimura Keichō)
  14. ^ Bad Company (バッド・カンパニー, Baddo Kanpanī)
  15. ^ Anjuro Katagiri (片桐 安十郎, Katagiri Anjūrō)
  16. ^ Angelo (アンジェロ, Anjero)
  17. ^ Aqua Necklace (アクア・ネックレス, Akua Nekkuresu)
  18. ^ Angelo Rock (アンジェロ岩, Anjero Iwa)
  19. ^ Yoshikage Kira (吉良 吉影, Kira Yoshikage)
  20. ^ Killer Queen (キラークイーン, Kirā Kuīn)
  21. ^ Reimi Sugimoto (杉本 鈴美, Sugimoto Reimi)

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