What a pain... (やれやれだぜ Yare Yare Daze)

—Jotaro Kujo

Jotaro Kujo (空条 承太郎 Kūjō Jōtarō) is the protagonist of Stardust Crusaders. He appears prominently in Diamond is Unbreakable, briefly in Vento Aureo, and again in a key role in Stone Ocean. Jotaro is the third and most recurring JoJo of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series.

Jotaro is a biracial (half-Japanese) delinquent who lives an ordinary life until the Joestar Family's old enemy, DIO, returns. Seeing his mother Holy falling ill because of DIO, and heeding his grandfather Joseph Joestar's call, Jotaro travels to Egypt in order to save his mother and stop the Vampire once and for all.

Wielding the incredibly powerful Star Platinum, Jotaro is the first JoJo introduced with a Stand, and is among the most well-known characters of the series.


Jotaro is canonically established as a tall (195 cm/6'5"), attractive, and well-built man, even as a teenager. He has dark hair that constantly blends with his hat, a strong jaw, bold eyebrows, and green eyes. He also bears a mild resemblance to his great-great-grandfather, Jonathan Joestar, and his grandfather, Joseph Joestar when he was young.

The superficial theme of Jotaro's attire changes in each part. His trademarks are a visored, ornamented cap, torn at the back and blending with his hair, and a roughly mid-calf-length coat with a standing collar and chains attached. His attire was influenced by Babel IIW, a famous manga of a boy in a gakuran having an adventure in a desert.[10]

Stardust Crusaders

Jotaro wears a modified trenchcoat-length gakuran/tsume-eriW with a tall, stiff collar, pierced on the left with a golden chain. Underneath, he wears a fitted, sleeveless shirt and a pair of slim-fitting ¥20,000[11] pants of very short, sharp flares held up by two thin belts, often differently colored, patterned in a row of alternately colored tessellated triangles (reflecting Caesar/Joseph's headband). He also wears a pair of leather shoes (presumably) without socks. 

Jotaro's iconic cap is adorned near the center with a golden button and, on its left, a rectangular golden plate with a design of a flattened hand. It is torn at the back, appearing to merge with his hair. While they are first shown as being completely separate but slightly torn, later publications cause more uncertainty as to where his hat and his hair actually meet. According to Araki in an interview, he wanted readers to recognize Jotaro even from his back, and not just his forefront.[12]

Color Schemes

The series is known for alternating colors between media, the information presented below may or may not be canon.

Skin (Fair)
Hair (Black with blue highlights)
Eyes (Light Blue)
(Blue gakuran and hat over a purple shirt, with golden chain and pins. Green/yellow and red/yellow belts)

The anime marks a shift in Jotaro's portrayal in promotional materials as most media featuring Jotaro post-anime will portray him with his anime colors.

Skin (Fair)
Hair (Black)
Eyes (Green)
(Black gakuran and hat over a green shirt, with golden chain and pins. Green/red and red/yellow belts)

Skin (Slightly Tan)
Hair (Black with blue highlights)
Eyes (Brown)
(Purple-trimmed blue gakuran and hat over a red shirt, with bronze chain and purple pins. Green and yellow belts)

Diamond is Unbreakable

Jotaro's outfit undergoes a few transitions during this arc. Each features his trademark combination of a visored cap and a trench coat. He wears wide-legged pants, and his hat, coat and pants are typically depicted as white.

In his first outfit, he wears a trench coat with the collar folded back and cuffs that feature the same tessellated pattern as his belts. Underneath the coat is a jumper of sorts over a stiff high-collared shirt; a buckled strap also runs diagonally across his chest. His hat has a metallic "J" emblem added to his earlier palm, now enclosed by a heart.

His second outfit, first worn during the Let's Go "Hunting"! story arc, features a style reminiscent of his school uniform with an upturned coat collar and a single fitted shirt. His hat's emblems are replaced with a dolphin and sun, while his coat features a metallic emblem of two dolphins forming a heart on the right shoulder and a set squareW with the trademark palm symbol on the left.

His final outfit features a coat with a similar style to the second outfit, but has the tessellated cuffs that were present in the first. Underneath, Jotaro wears a small, open, lapel-less waistcoat patterned with alternating circles and crosses over a black turtleneck with the palm emblem on the neck. His hat has a row of black Venus symbols (♀) with an arrow at the bottom of the cross, that way, making them resemble anchors, along with another palm emblem. His two belts are no longer patterned, but the bottom has a small pouch attached to it.

Color Schemes

The series is known for alternating colors between media, the information presented below may or may not be canon.

Skin (Fair)
Hair (Black)
Eyes (Blue)
(Generally white outfit and hat over a white shirt (later black), with golden pins. Light purple/yellow sleeves and brown/yellow belts)

Skin (Fair)
Hair (Black)
Eyes (Teal)
First Outfit
(White outfit and hat over a purple shirt with green collars, with golden pins. Light purple/yellow sleeves. Purple/green and purple/yellow belts)
Second Outfit
(White outfit and hat over a pink shirt, with orange pins. Pink sleeves and purple/yellow belt. Brown and green backpack)
Third Outfit
(White outfit and hat over a black turtleneck shirt, with gold pins. Light purple/yellow sleeves and purple/yellow belts)

Stone Ocean

Jotaro again wears a dark overcoat; this time of more detail. Lines ring the top and the base of his collar; joining to run the length of the coat's opening. The surface of his collar bears two star pins, with one on the inside, along with a small chain piercing the left. Two lines run the top of the shoulders, with two more radiating from his collar to their sides. Two zips lie between the chest and the stomach. The sides of the shoulders bear large stars, beginning a light stripe reaching his cuffs (also bearing a star) that reads "JOJO", repeatedly. A line runs from the armpit to the end of the coat. 

He wears a light under-shirt, printed at the chest with a large star. His shoes and pants are of a piece in a snakeskin texture. He wears a single leather belt, studded in two rows, folded behind itself after the buckle.

Jotaro's torn, blending cap is also again dark. The visor is square, with a subtle arch. A light gold bar at its joint maintains a gold palm emblem like his original. Two lines run the top of the visor, while a widened star spans the front of the crown, its topmost point running onto the top.

Color Schemes

The series is known for alternating colors between media, the information presented below may or may not be canon.

Skin (Fair)
Hair (Black with purple highlights)
Eyes (Blue)
(Purple and gold-trimmed coat over a white shirt. Green and gold stars throughout his outfit and brown pants)

Chapters / Episodes

Manga Appearances
Chapters in order of appearance

Anime Appearances
Episodes in order of appearance


What a pain... (やれやれだぜ Yare Yare Daze)
You gotta carve out your own path in life.
Impossible? We did a lot of impossible things on this journey. I’m tired of hearing that things are impossible or useless. Those words mean nothing to us.
Next time we meet, I'm gonna land a thousand strikes on that face of yours.
But the Kujo family... No. The Joestar family has its own philosophy when it comes to fighting. I have just one strategy left. That's... to run away!
Do you understand?
You sure said all the crap you wanted to back there. I'm the type that takes such things to heart.
Even a guy like me can smell the stench of evil from miles away!
I'm the kind of guy who keeps a grudge if someone screws with me.
It's hard to see who you really are from your own perspective...
You're such a joke I can't even think of anything to say to you.
It's not cheating if you don't get caught.
This isn't enough... I'm still not angry enough!
I don't have any pity. Not for you.
You can't pay back what you owe with money! ORAORAORAORAORAORA! Here's your receipt.
There's only one reason you lost... just one simple reason. You pissed me off.

You reap what you sow.
Humans are basically creatures who destroy so they may live, but you've got the gentlest ability of them all.
Once a life ends, it never comes back...
Focus on staying calm before you worry about speed.
Nice watch. Too bad you won't be able to tell the time on it after I break it... Break your face, that is.
Good grief, now that I can see it up close, your watch looks like crap. But you won't have to worry about that. After all, I'm about to make it look even worse. Your face, that is.
You did well to fight this long on your own... I'm impressed.
Go on, say something to him... Give him a snappy one-liner!
True observation means seeing with your mind, not your eyes... to listen with your heart, not your ears...
It just does whatever it wants... meaning this creature is no longer fit to live on Earth.

Really getting through to someone is an amazing thing, but sometimes there's a little leftover mess. That mess is called resentment.
I've always cherished you...
It's too short! Stopping time for five seconds isn't enough...
You're not making any sense... Are you insane?
I was one move... too late...!


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Part 3: Stardust Crusaders

Part 4: Diamond is Unbreakable

Part 5: Vento Aureo

Part 6: Stone Ocean