|Relatives|| Joseph Joestar (Grandfather)|
Suzi Q (Grandmother)
|Manga||JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Volume #12 Chapter #114|
|Anime||JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Episode #26|
|Japanese|| Kiyoyuki Yanada (part 3 game, drama CD)|
Jūrōta Kosugi (OVA)
|English|| Abie Hadjitarkhani (OVA)|
Matthew Mercer (Anime TV)
Jotaro Kujo, the main hero of the third arc of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga series, he is considered the most charismatic and well-known hero of the series, and the first JoJo introduced with a stand. The name of his stand is Star Platinum.
Before the events of Stardust Crusaders, Jotaro lived a normal life of a young Japanese boy. He participated in many activities and attended school regularly under the supervision of his mother, Holly Joestar, while his father was on tour. Later in his high school years, he becomes a tough rebellious delinquent.
Jotaro Kujo was created by Hirohiko Araki , the author and illustrator of series, as main character of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders. 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 December 5, 1989, published by Shueisha and still running for more than 100 volumes. It is one of the longest manga series currently running.
Jotaro became a delinquent and got into many fights. In 1987, he got into a fight with gang members and ended up severely injuring them through an uncontrollable force. He is soon convinced he is possessed by an "evil spirit" and turns himself to the police. His grandfather, Joseph Joestar, arrives with his friend from Egypt Mohammad Avdol. Jotaro soon gains control over his spirit and discovers his grandfather and Avdol also posses these "evil spirits' known as Stands, a physical manifestation of a persons life force. Joseph reveals that they must defeat a man from 100 years ago named DIO who stole the body of their ancestor Jonathan Joestar. Defeating DIO is the only way they can save Jotaro's mother and save the world from his influence. After the events of Stardust Crusaders, Jotaro becomes a mentor to his uncle, Josuke Higashikata and later his daughter Jolyne Cujoh.
Major Story Arcs
In 1987, at the age of seventeen, Jotaro severely injured four gang members in a fight. Knowing his strength could not grow to such a length, he began thinking he was possessed by an "evil spirit" and so turned himself into the police. His grandfather, Joseph Joestar, arrives with his friend from Egypt Mohammad Avdol. Jotaro soon gains control over his spirit and discovers his grandfather and Avdol also posses these "evil spirits' known as Stands, a physical manifestation of a persons life force. Joseph reveals that they must defeat a man from 100 years ago named DIO who stole the body of their ancestor Jonathan Joestar. Defeating DIO is the only way they can save Jotaro's mother and save the world from his influence. On his way to school Jotaro faces off against a transfer student by the name of Noriaki Kakyoin who is also a stand user. Kakyoin happens to be an assassin sent by DIO to kill Jotaro. Jotaro defeats Kakyoin and learns he was possessed by a parasite DIO used to control Kakyoin. Grateful and willing to regain his honor, Kakyoin joins them in hopes to thwart DIO's plans. Before the trip begins Avdol names Jotaro's stand, Star Platinum, after the tarot card representing the Star which symbolizes hope.
Along the way the face other stand users and gain an ally by the name of Jean-Pierre Polnareff and his stand Silver Chariot, who is looking for his dead sisters killer. The group has many battles across the country which leads them to the Egyptian desert where they meet their final ally a stand user which happens to be a dog by the name of Iggy and his stand the Fool. Jotaro and co. aren't convinced they could rely on a dog for any help but Iggy soon proves helpful to the group and Jotaro comes to accept him.
They soon reach their destination in Cairo where they finally face off against DIO. It it then discovered by Kakyoin that DIO's stand, The World, has the ability to stop time. As the fight started, Jotaro saw that The World had similar strength and speed to Star Platinum. They began pummeling each other, seemingly to equal ends. But The World proved slightly stronger and injured Jotaro. After a long grueling battle, Star Platinum was able to also gain the ability to stop time which helped to defeat DIO.
Jotaro, Polnareff, and Joseph reunite and give a moment to the allies lost during the journey. Jotaro and Joseph bid Polnareff farewell and return to Japan where Holly was waiting for their return.
Diamond is Unbreakable
In 1999, Jotaro traveled to the town of Morioh upon the request of Joseph. Joseph, while doing research, found out he had an illegitimate son named Josuke Higashikata . Jotaro meets with Josuke, along with Josuke's fellow classmate Koichi Hirose. Josuke proved to be a kind person, but would get angry when someone would insult his hair. Josuke's Stand, Crazy Diamond , had the ability to restore organisms and heal, as well as break down object to their original components. After accidentally insulting his hair, Jotaro got into a fight with Josuke. Crazy Diamond's attacks were powerful enough to break through Star Platinum's defense, but thanks to the latter's time stop, Jotaro was able to subdue him. Jotaro took this time to show Josuke a photo of man, a convicted serial killer and rapist. While he didn't elaborate further to Josuke, he tells him to be careful.
In Part 5, he sends Koichi to check upon Giorno Giovana, the son of Dio Brando.
Jotaro is a fully grown adult and marine scientist who divorced his wife several years before the events of the arc. Due to a life of fighting crime he never was around for his daughter, causing a large gap between them. He has returned to tell Jolyne, that she should leave the prison no matter what laws she had to break. However he is attacked by a stand known as, Whitesnake and his stand disk is taken out, which causes him to fall into a coma. For most of the story he is in this coma, hoping to be revived, until much later his disc is recovered and he shows up. Now fully mastering his stand, he confronts Pucci who has himself mastered his stand. During the final struggle he willingly gives his life to save Jolyne's. Eventually though he got reincarnated in the alternative universe,
In this story, Jotaro is now apparently Yoshikage Kira, still being the son of Holly, but has similarities with Kira of Part 4.
Powers and Abilities
Jotaro possess One of the most powerful stands in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure; Star Platinum which possesses superhuman senses, strength, stamina, accuracy and speed. It can see for great distances and at great magnifications. As an added bonus, it has the "Star Finger" attack in which it enables his stand to extends its finger to attack. It is similar to Dio Brando's stand The World, and, as it turns out, can likewise be used to stop time, but that ability is only revealed when Dio was about to drop a steamroller on him.
The Star tarot card symbolizes, above all, hope, which corresponds to the fact that Jotaro is the new hope of the series. Like other physically powerful stands, Star Platinum suffers from a narrow range of activity. It can only be active within a 2-3 meter radius from Jotaro.
Star Platinum: The World
Still one of the best stands, this evolved version of his stand appears near the end of Part 6: Stone Ocean. At his peak, Jotaro can stop time for as long as 5 seconds with his stand. It is stated that Star Platinum can freeze time for longer, but 5 seconds is the limit for human endurance under stopped time. Jotaro hasn't fully recovered from his injuries in this appearance and is somewhat unable to maintain 5 seconds as well as he used to.