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What did you just say about my hair?
~ Josuke Higashikata
~ Josuke's Stand cry

Josuke Higashikata is the main protagonist of 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.

He was voiced by Wataru Hatano, later Yuuki Ono in Japanese Version and Billy Kametz in the English dub.


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 offense whenever his hair got insulted.

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.

Crazy Diamond

Crazy Diamond is Josuke's Stand. It is a close-ranged stand with a range of 5 meters. It 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 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 Bug-Eaten and Yoshihiro Kira (indirectly).

See also


           JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Logo 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 | 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 Buccellati | 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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