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Overview
Jonathan Joestar (character) main image
Jonathan Joestar
Kanji ジョナサン・ジョースター
Rōmaji Jonasan Jōsutā
Characteristics
Race Human
Gender Male
Birthday April 4, 1868
Height 195 cm
Weight 105 kg
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Black (Manga, All Star Battle)

Blue (Anime)

Status
Affiliations Joestar Family
Romantic Partners Erina Joestar
Relatives Dio Brando (Adopted Brother)

George Joestar (Father)
Mary Joestar (Mother)
George Joestar II (Son)
Lisa Lisa (Daughter-in-law)
Joseph Joestar (Grandson)

Debut
Manga JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Volume #1: Chapter #1
Anime JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Episode #1
Game GioGio's Bizarre Adventure: Vento Aureo (Intro Only)
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood (1st Time - Playable)
Portrayal
Japanese Kazuyuki Okitsu


Jonathan "JoJo" Joestar is the first JoJo and the hero of the Phantom Blood, the first arc of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. His interactions with his adopted brother, Dio Brando influences the lives of all future Joestars.

Origin

Jonathan Joestar was the only son of wealthy man named George Joestar until he decided to adopt a boy named Dio Brando, who was a son of petty thief named Dario Brando that was trying to rob from Joestars while they were unconscious from carriage accident. However thinking that he was trying to save them George Joestar tells the man that he owe his life and return favor, and thus Dio was able to be adopted. Jonathan's life was happy and easy going until Dio appeared, who plans to ruin Jonathan's life and inherit Joestar's fortune no matter what.

Creation

Jonathan Joestar was created by Hirohiko Araki, the author and illustrator of series, as main character of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Phantom Arc. The original manga series was originally serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1987, until it was transferred to monthly Ultra Jump. Its first volume was released in August 10, 1987, published by Shueisha and still running for more than 100 volumes. It is one of the longest manga series running.

Jonathan Joestar made his first anime appearance in episode 1, Dio Intrudes of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: The Animation on October 5, 2012. He is voiced by Kazuyuki Okitsu.

Character Evolution

JoJo had pretty easy life, being a son of wealthy family. He was innocent and has kind heart to welcome anybody, that is until Dio came to Joestar household. Since then JoJo's life went downhill, Dio pretending to be friendly but has JoJo's friends turn their back on them. At some point the two clashes because JoJo couldn't take it anymore of Dio's bullying, and even though Dio had upper hands, JoJo defeated with his iron will. Their fight was interrupted and since then, JoJo too decides to pretend be friendly

Years later, to become strong enough to fight against Dio, JoJo trains his body and mind as far as a human being can be. When Dio got his hands on the Stone Mask and became a vampire, JoJo was powerless against him and barely managed to defeat him. When a man named Will A. Zeppeli appeared to assist, JoJo learns of the mystical fighting technique known as Ripple, which uses one's life energy to defeat the undead.

Major Story Arc

Phantom Blood Arc

Before Dio's arrival, JoJo had a happy and easy life, but all that happiness was gone like dream due to Dio's influence. When JoJo's life was getting more miserable everyday, he met a girl named Erina Pendleton and they fell in love with each other. Wanting to destroy any happiness JoJo could have, Dio steals Erina's first kiss, which creates tension between Erina and JoJo. Knowing that Dio had done something to Erina, JoJo rushes to Dio and fights him to defend Erina's honor. Dio was winning the fight at first, but JoJo kept coming back, which helped him to win the fight. At the very last moment, Dio pulled his hidden knife and planned to use to kill JoJo, but that was interrupted when George intervened. Since then, both of them became friendly to each other, but only on outside.

Years later, George Joestar has gotten sick by a mysterious illness. After finding letter from Dario to George by accident, JoJo starts to suspect that Dio has been poisoning his father. To find the truth, JoJo ventures to dark alley of London, where he meets Robert E.O. Speedwagon, who was initially attacking JoJo for money, but was impressed by JoJo's kind heart and decides to help him. Upon his return, JoJo confronts Dio about the poison. Dio denies at first, but it was futile when Speedwagon saw through his lies. Before he was about to be arrested by police, Dio attempts to stab JoJo and use his blood to activate the Stone Mask and turn himself into a vampire, but George jumps in and gets himself killed instead of his son. Being a vampire, Dio becomes incredibly powerful, killing most of the people present at ease. JoJo fought against and manages to defeat Dio with great injury on himself.

Dio somehow survives and regains his strength. Meanwhile, JoJo is approached by Will A. Zeppeli, who informs JoJo that Dio is still alive and teaches him the technique known as Ripple that can defeat undead beings. Chasing after Dio is to end his reign, JoJo finally defeats Dio once again. Thinking that the world is safe, he and Erina decide to take a honeymoon trip to America. However, that turns out to be a grave mistake when Dio returns once again and attacks JoJo by surprise. Before he was about to give up, he notices a baby crying. JoJo gives everything he has left to save Erina and the baby, and leave himself in the sinking ship. He passed away while holding Dio's dismembered head.

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