In the previous episode, Josuke and Jotaro together defeated the heinous criminal, named Angelo.
In this episode, new enemies make their appearance. Their names are the Nijimura brothers. The show’s highlight is the “Stand” battle between Josuke vs. Nijimura’s younger half, Okuyasu.
Now let’s begin the review.
Synopsis: Episode 3
The show starts with a scene where Jotaro is talking on the phone. Jotaro heard from Angelo about an individual who possesses the power to bestow the “Stand” ability to others at his free will. Jotaro is instructing over the phone to send him some reference material, which, he notes, relates to the information gathered by the Speedwagon Foundation ten years ago in Egypt. We will know more about this later in the show.
A cut scene brings us to the previous episode where Angelo slips information on this peculiar individual. According to Angelo, his “Stand” ability is not something he was born with; someone else gave the special power to him, and it was a man wearing a school uniform.
Angelo reflects on the incident: It was 1998, roughly about half a month before the scheduled execution of his death sentence. He was in his solitary cell. It was nighttime, and dark. Angelo was wide-awake, lying on the jail bed. All of the sudden, a man wearing a school uniform appeared, carrying a bow and arrow in his hands. He lifted his arms, aimed and shot Angelo from close distance. The arrow went right through Angelo’s head. Next, the weirdest thing happened. Angelo didn’t die.
The reason why Angelo survived the destructive force is because he is qualified to receive the special ability, said the man in the school uniform.
He was referring to the power, which Dio had used to call “Stand.” The reason why the uniform guy shot Angelo in the head is to infuse that special power in Angelo’s body.
Then, Angelo confessed: that same guy lives in Morioh.
“Dio” … the name mentioned by Angelo refers to a man, the archenemy, who battled with the Joestar family members since 100 years ago. Jotaro had once fought Dio and defeated him, but, there was one question left behind; how did Dio become a “Stand” user in the year of 1987?
Jotaro presumes that Angelo’s launching attack on Josuke had something to do with Dio, and, the guy wearing the school uniform – or rather, the bow and arrow he carries around – is a new and dangerous enemy. Jotaro insists that the town of Morioh is not out of harm’s way, just yet.
Meanwhile, Koichi, too, starts noticing that Morioh is in danger. After school hour, he goes to the library room at his school. He looks up at the reference materials and researches how many citizens went gone missing in the last few years. The number staggers Koichi. In fact, the total number of missing people in Morioh is seven to eight times higher than the Japanese average.
Josuke pops up at the library and invites Koichi to walk home together. While the two of them walk down the path, Koichi looks up at a boarded window of a vacant house, and finds a moving shadow. He thinks someone is in the house. The heavy front gate says “No Entry” but Koichi opens the gate anyway and peeks inside, just out of curiosity. That moment, someone kicks the door shut, and Kochi’s neck sandwiched between the two iron panels. Josuke, startled, turns around and faces the violent dude. He is wearing a school uniform, and, on the collar, a bling that reads “Oku” – it is Okuyasu, one of the Nijimura brothers.
The scene changes, showing Jotaro, having just arrived at a house. He is actually visiting Josuke’s house in order to share the reference material he obtained. As Josuke is not home yet, Jotaro wheels back, and starts a monologue about the reference material.
The document turns out to be the research paper of a “witch” known as Enya The Hag. The Speedwagon Foundation has obtained this material in Egypt ten years ago. A photo is attached to the research paper, which shows the full figure of the Enya the Hag, plus, that cursed bow and arrow she’s carrying in her hands.
That same bow and arrow is now in this town of Morioh. The knowledge from the research paper convinces Jotaro that he must destroy the bow and arrow immediately at all costs.
The camera switches back to Koichi and Josuke. Since that violent guy Okuyasu doesn’t release Koichi from the pressure of the iron gate, Josuke is pissed off and snarls at Okuyasu. That moment, an arrow comes from nowhere and shoots through Koichi’s neck!
The person who shots Koichi is the other pair of the Nijimura brothers. He is wearing a school uniform too, in fact, this is the guy who converted Angelo from an ordinary human to “Stand” user.
Reacting to Koichi’s danger, Josuke wastes no time in releasing his “Stand” ability, followed by Okuyasu, also releasing his “Stand” ability to level with Josuke.
Okuyasu’s “Stand” ability is called “The Hand” – which ranks at the top level of all the special abilities that exists in the Jojo’s series. With this special ability, Okuyasu can cut out a space.
Okuyasu cuts out a space between him and Josuke, shortening the physical distance, and when Josuke gets closer within arm’s length, Okuyasu unleashes a powerful punch attack. He repeats this technique over and over.
Unfortunately, Okuyasu is not the brightest guy. After having cut out some spaces again, he pulls toward him a potted plant that was sitting at the wall and belongs to a house across the street. The heavy plant hit Okuyasu right on the head and knocks him out. This didn’t accidentally happen. Josuke planned and moved strategically so that Okuyasu fell in that trap.
Josuke spans around and sees the other pair of the Nijimura brother, Keicho, who has just finished pulling the cursed arrow out of Koichi’s body. Keicho sniggers triumphantly.
This is how the episode ends. The story continues to the next episode. Just what special ability will Keicho demonstrate to us…?