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|“||Hey, you! What did you just say about my hair?!||„|
|~ Josuke Higashikata if his much-treasured pompadour is insulted.|
|~ Josuke's Stand cry.|
|“||I will protect both my mother and this town! No matter what gets in my way, I'll fill in for Grandpa!||„|
|~ Josuke swearing to protect Morioh following Ryohei Higashikata's demise by the hands of Anjuro Katagiri.|
Josuke Higashikata is the main protagonist of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable.
Josuke is a high school freshman residing in the town of Morioh. He soon meets Jotaro Kujo, who informs him that he is Joseph Joestar's illegitimate son. He takes it upon himself to protect his town from villainous Stand users. Josuke wields the Stand known as Crazy Diamond.
In Japanese, Josuke was voiced by Wataru Hatano in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle, JoJo's Bizarre: Eyes of Heaven, and various Ultra Jump commericals, Yūki Ono in the anime and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Records, and Yō Taichi in the anime as a child. In English, Josuke was voiced by Billy Kametz normally and Maureen Price as a child. In the live-action movie adaptation of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable, he is portrayed by Kento Yamazaki.
Josuke is generally a docile, harmless, and a pacifist until someone insults his rockabilly/ Elvis-pompadour hairstyle. Upon hearing the insult, Josuke loses all restraint and rationale and unleashes his feral and violent persona. While angry, Josuke may not fix things 100% perfectly and literally goes blind with rage.
Josuke was born in 1983. His parents are Joseph Joestar and Tomoko Higashikata, though Joseph would remain unaware of his son's existence until 1999.
When he was young, Josuke and his mother were stuck in a blizzard but were saved by a man with a pompadour. Josuke inspired his hairstyle after this man and took offence whenever his hair got insulted.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable
Jotaro finds out that Josuke exists and because so he goes to Morioh to find him and tell him that he gets part of Joseph's will. After meeting Jotaro everything in Morioh goes to hell and now there's a bunch of malevolent stand users running around the place. Josuke gets to partake in riding Morioh of these Stand users.
They eventually come across the big killer in Morioh; Yoshikage Kira. They spend the last couple of episodes trying to find out who Kira is but fail because Bites the Dust exists.
Eventually, Kira is cornered by the people of Morioh, and Jotaro uses Star Platinum's The World to prevent Kira from using Bites the Dust and then Kira gets ran over by an ambulance. After the death of Kira life pretty much goes back to normal for Josuke.
Powers and Abilities
|“||Did you forget that my Stand can restore broken objects to their original form? If you forgot, you'd better write this down!||„|
|~ Josuke to Keicho Nijimura on Crazy Diamond.|
Using Crazy Diamond, Josuke has the ability to restore any object or person it hits. However, it can not revive the dead, and Josuke can't heal himself.
- According to Araki, as of a interview held around the time of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Steel Ball Run, Josuke is his favorite "JoJo". He explains that because of the general everyday neighborhood setting of his part, 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 Bug-Eaten and Yoshihiro Kira, the latter also being an indirect kill.
- Despite this, Josuke does, however, tap into the "fate worse than death" strategy against Anjuro Katagiri and Terunosuke Miyamoto, damning them to be confined to an object for the rest of time, unable to do anything by lament on their current situation.