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 hāfu (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, a strong jaw, bold eyebrows and light eyes. He also bore 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 II, a famous manga of a boy in a gakuran having an adventure in a desert.
Stardust Crusaders Edit
Jotaro wears a modified trenchcoat-length gakuran/tsume-eri 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 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 (reminiscent of abhayamudra, later replicated elsewhere in JoJo media and as a trademark of Araki and his company Lucky Land Communications). 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.