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Josuke Higashikata is the main protagonist of Diamond is Unbreakable.

Josuke is a high school freshman residing in the town of Morioh Morioh. Part IV begins as Jotaro Kujo searches for him on behalf of Joseph Joestar, his aging, absent father.

He was voiced by Wataru Hatano, later Yuuki Ono in Japanese Version and Billy Kametz who also voices Hakuno Kishinami and Metal Lee in English Version.


Josuke apparently developed his stand off-screen in the events of Part III, when Jotaro Kujo and company traveled to Egypt to kill Dio Brando. As a result of Dio being pierced by the stand-creating Arrow Josuke, possessing Joestar Bloodline that runs in Jonathan's body, develops a stand, but suffers a fever not unlike that of his half-sister Holly. He is then saved by a then-high school student with a pompadour, who throws his coat under his mother's car in order to allow their car to plow safely through the snow. This then inspires Josuke's admiration for the man with the pompadour which led him to make his signature one.

Josuke is generally a docile, harmless and a pacifist... Until someone insults his pompadour hairstyle. Upon hearing the insult, Josuke loses all restraint and rationale and unleashes his feral and violent persona.



  • According to Araki, as of Steel Ball Run, Josuke is his favorite "JoJo". He explains that because of the general everyday neighborhood setting of Part 4, he felt more attached to Josuke, and considered him somewhat like a friend or a senior. In contrast, Jotaro was "more of someone you would admire as a hero".
  • Josuke is the JoJo with the smallest killing spree, with only killing Angelo, Bug-Eaten and Yoshihiro Kira (indirectly).

See also


           Jojologo Heroes

Part I: Phantom Blood
Jonathan Joestar | George Joestar I | Danny | Erina Pendleton | Robert Edward O. Speedwagon | William Anthonio Zeppeli | Tonpetty | Straizo | Dire | Poco | Bruford | Poco's sister | Lisa Lisa

Part II: Battle Tendency
Joseph Joestar | Smokey Brown | Erina Joestar | Robert Edward O. Speedwagon | Rudol von Stroheim | Caesar Anthonio Zeppeli | Lisa Lisa | Loggins | Messina | Suzi Q | Mark | Mario Zeppeli | George Joestar II

Part III: Stardust Crusaders
Jotaro Kujo | Holy Kujo | Joseph Joestar | Muhammad Avdol | Noriaki Kakyoin | Jean Pierre Polnareff | Iggy | Anne | Suzi Q | Roses

Part IV: Diamond is Unbreakable
Josuke Higashikata | Koichi Hirose | Okuyasu Nijimura | Rohan Kishibe | Jotaro Kujo | Joseph Joestar | Reimi Sugimoto | Arnold | Tamami Kobayashi | Toshikazu Hazamada | Yukako Yamagishi | Tonio Trussardi | Shizuka Joestar | Shigekiyo Yangu | Aya Tsugi | Mikitaka Hazekura | Yuya Fungami | Hayato Kawajiri | Tomoko Higashikata | Ryohei Higashikata

Part V: Vento Aureo/Golden Wind
Giorno Giovanna | Bruno Bucciarati | Team Bucciarati | Narancia Ghirga | Guido Mista | Leone Abbacchio | Trish Una | Pannacotta Fugo | Scolippi | Koichi Hirose | Jotaro Kujo | Pericolo | Coco Jumbo | Jean Pierre Polnareff | Passione

Part VI: Stone Ocean
Jolyne Cujoh | Ermes Costello | Emporio Alniño | Jotaro Kujo | Foo Fighters | Weather Report | Narciso Anasui | Gwess | Romeo Jisso

Part VII: Steel Ball Run
Johnny Joestar | Gyro Zeppeli | Lucy Steel | Hot Pants | Mountain Tim | Wekapipo | Steven Steel | Jesus | Gregorio Zeppeli | George Joestar I | Nicholas Joestar

Part VIII: JoJolion
Josuke Higashikata | Yasuho Hirose | Daiya Higashikata | Joshu Higashikata | Norisuke Higashikata IV | Tsurugi Higashikata | Kyo Nijimura | Hato Higashikata | Yoshikage Kira | Josefumi Kujo | Karera Sakunami | Rai Mamezuku | Suzuyo Hirose | Johnny Joestar | Rina Higashikata

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