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|“||I, Giorno Giovanna, have a dream that I know is just.||„|
|~ -Giorno Giovanna|
|“||Muda muda muda muda muda muda muda muda!||„|
|~ Giovanna's stand cry.|
|“||This is... Requiem. What you're seeing is indeed the truth. You are seeing the movements created by your abilities, but you will never arrive at the truth that's going to happen. None who stand before me shall ever get there, regardless of their abilities. This is the power of Gold Experience Requiem!||„|
|~ Gold Experience Requiem to Diavolo.|
Giorno Giovanna (ジョルノ・ジョバァーナ Joruno Jobāna) is the protagonist of Part V: Vento Aureo (meaning "Golden Wind"). Giorno is Dio Brando's illegitimate son, conceived with Jonathan Joestar's stolen body. He is introduced as Haruno Shiobana (汐華 初流乃), a Japanese teenager living in Italy. He speaks of his intention to join the gang Passione and his dream of becoming a "Gang-Star" (combining "Gangster" and "Superstar"). Giorno wields the stand Gold Experience, which eventually evolves into the insanely powerful Gold Experience Reqiuem.
in Japanese, Giorno is voiced by Romi Park in GioGio's Bizarre Adventure, Daisuke Namikawa in Giorno's theme in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven, and by Kensho Ono in the anime. In the anime's dub, he is voiced by Phillip Reich and as a child, he is voiced by Janice Kawaye.
Giorno was born Haruno Shiobana, the son of Dio Brando/Jonathan Joestar's body with a un-named partner. Giorno's early years were plagued by his mother's neglect, his step-father's abuse, and teasing from his peers. However, one day he discovered a injured man in a grassy field, and when asked if he knew where the man went, Giorno said he was that man, both saving the unknown man and activating Golden Experience for the first time. The man promised to never forget him and always help him, and thus, his life vastly improved, with people now respecting and liking him. The man Giorno saved was actually a gangster, who watched over him as a guardian angel-like figure. This incident softened Giorno's soul, and thus, he forged his dream of taking over the local mafia and making it just as good as the man who saved him from a dark path.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind
In 2001, Koichi Hirose arrived in Naples, Italy at Jotaro Kujo's request to obtain a skin sample from a young man Haruno Shiobana to confirm him as the son of Dio Brando. Koichi ends up being scammed by Haruno, who now goes by the name of Giorno Giovanna whose stand Gold Experience allows him to transform inanimate objects into living organisms. After an altercation with gang member Leaky-Eye Luca, Giorno wins over his would-be assassin Bruno Bucciarati by revealing his goal to become a mafia boss to better Naples and end the drug trafficking plaguing the city's youth. Bucciarati agrees to introduce Giorno into the Passione organization, with Giorno taking a deadly initiation test from the morbidly obese capo Polpo. Giorno passes the test while convincing Koichi to cease his investigation, though he indirectly kills Polpo for his test causing a bystander's death. Giorno is placed in Bucciarati's group, which consists of Guido Mista, Leone Abbacchio, Narancia Ghirga and Pannacotta Fugo. The news of Polpo's apparent suicide results in Bucciarati being named the new capo after his group retrieved and donated Polpo's amassed fortune from the island of Capri to Passione.
Bucciarati is then given Polpo's mission from the boss, a mysterious figure who concealed himself from the public eye, to have his teenage daughter Trish Una brought safely to him when fending off Passione's Hitman Squad who seek to discover the boss's identity and take over the organization. After retrieving a key in Pompeii, the group acquire a Stand-sensing turtle named Coco Jumbo while taking a train to Venice while fighting against members of the Hitman Squad. But once at Venice and bringing Trish to Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, Bucciarati realizes that the boss intends to kill his own daughter to maintain his secret identity. An enraged Bucciarati saves Trish and survives the grievous injuries dealt on him by the boss' immensely powerful Stand, King Crimson. With the exception of Fugo, the rest of the group decide to uncover the boss's identity as they and Trish, who discovers her own Stand Spice Girl, fight for their lives against the boss's elite followers.
Following a lead, Bucciarati's group travels to the boss's origins on the island of Sardinia. Unfortunately, the boss is waiting for them, and swiftly kills Abbacchio. All seems lost until Giorno and company are contacted by someone who knows the boss's identity and suggests using a special Arrow to evolve Bucciarati's Stand. Bucciarati and the rest travel to Rome to meet the informant, who is revealed to be Jean Pierre Polnareff. Once again, the boss arrives first, and fatally wounds Polnareff. However, Polnareff stabs his Stand, Silver Chariot, with the arrow in his final moments as a gambit, evolving it into Chariot Requiem with the ability to swap the souls of all living beings and a mission to guard the Arrow. But Chariot Requiem goes berserk, causing a city-wide soul swap with Polnareff's soul now in Coco Jumbo's body. Polnareff explains to the group about the Arrow and his Stand, revealing Passione's boss is named Diavolo. The group and Diavolo chase after the user-less Stand, both sides focused on obtaining the Arrow. While Diavolo succeeds in weakening the Stand and killing Narancia, Bucciarati sacrifices himself to dispel the soul swap and pass the Arrow to Giorno. Giorno succeeds in upgrading his Stand to Gold Experience Requiem, and uses his new power to send Diavolo into a never-ending death. The final scene shows gang members kneeling before Giorno, suggesting that Giorno succeeded in becoming the new Passione boss.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Purple Haze Feedback
After Diavolo's defeat, Giorno took over Passione, revealed himself as the boss, and worked together with the Speedwagon Foundation. Giorno then hires Fugo, Sheila E, and Cannolo Murolo to take down the narcotics team.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean
When Enrico Pucci attracted Ungalo, Rikiel, and Donnatello Versus to his location, Giorno was strangely not drawn to him. However, Rikiel's official biography mentions that Giorno may somewhere in Florida. Regardless, Giorno makes no appearance in the flesh.
Giorno is of a average height and build, with golden hair that curled in the front and braided in the back. Giorno also has green eyes. Giorno wears a suit (blue in the manga, pink in the anime), with wings on the shirt's collar, a large section of his chest revealed, and three ladybug pins on the body (Red in the manga, blue in the anime.) Giorno wears blue laceless shoes, with the same ladybugs on them.
When Giorno was younger, he had black, fairly standard hair.
Powers and Abilities
|“||Life... arise... Be born, a new existence.||„|
|~ Giorno Giovanna|
Gold Experience is one of the most versatile stands. It has the ability to control life, which Giorno most often uses to produce plants and small animals. Both can be used for a variety of purposes ranging from disguise to tracking origins. Gold Experience Requiem is obtained after Giorno pierces Gold Experience with the stand-creating Arrow. It has the ability to turn the opponent's willpower and actions to zero. Whoever is killed by Requiem will also "have his death turned to zero", forcing him into a death loop for all eternity.
Gold Experience Requiem is the most powerful stand in the Canon series of JoJo. The abilities of Gold Experience Requiem have some skills as the same of Gold Experience, but much amplified. It has the ability to make the oppenent 's will to zero. Anyone got killed by Gold Experience Requiem cannot be dead and get in the loop of death.
- Giorno is the only JoJo confirmed not to have been born a JoJo as his original name was Haruno Shiobana.
- Giorno is unique among the Joestars as he uses both his father's "Muda" and "Wryyy!" battlecrys.
- Giorno's beatdown of Cioccolatta is the longest of any beatdown, being seven pages in the manga and a minute long in the anime.
- A common aspect of Giorno's wardrobe involves wearing ladybug-themed jewelry, and his Stand also sports ladybug insignias. As ladybugs symbolically represent good luck throughout Europe, and it is considered bad luck to kill one, this can represent Gold Experience's powers of returning damage back to the attacker of its creations.
- In an interview, Araki stated that he based Giorno's appearance on Michelangelo's "David". The cover of volume 62 was based off a Renaissance painting as well.
- In a list of Araki's favorite characters done in 2000, Giorno was ranked in 5th place.
- Technically speaking, he has killed the most out of all JoJo's. This is only, however, if counting Diavolo's infinite death loop, which makes Giorno's kill count infinite as well.
- In fact, it can be said that Giorno has the highest kill count in all of fiction, or at least tied to other characters, as infinite cannot be surpassed.