The Evil Spirit

The Evil Spirit is an anime episode of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure that was released on 05/25/2000

Episode 1 (US) - " The Evil Spirit "

Dio Brando is revealed to have returned from his watery grave, and Jotaro Kujo discovers the power of his Stand.

Episode Summary

In the 18 century... On board a ship, the severed head of Dio Brando does battle with Jonathan Joestar. In the course of the fight the ship is destroyed and sinks to the bottom of the ocean with all hands.

Now... Jotaro Kujo is currently in prison in Japan after getting in a fight with some gang members. After being informed he's free to go, he refuses to depart, due to having discovered the power of his Stand, which he believes is an Evil Spirit, and having become afraid of it. Joseph Joestar, grandson of Jonathan and Jotaro's grandfather, comes at the behest of Jotaro's mother, bringing Joseph's friend, Avdol.

After Jotaro steadfastly refuses to depart, Avdol produces his own Stand, and draws Jotaro out through combat. After admitting defeat (he'd left the cell), the company returns the Kujo's estate, where Joseph explains the family's destiny to do battle with the evil Dio Brando, who managed to kill Jonathan and attach his head to Jonathan's body. In demonstrating Joseph's stand's ability of psychography – the ability to project images of distant places onto film, they discover a clue to the location of Dio – a fly, which Jotaro's stand is able to enhance.

Meanwhile, Dio detects Joseph's psychography, and prepares a response.


The stands of three characters and some of their abilities are revealed this episode.

Stand (Character)AppearanceAbilities
Hermet Green (Joseph Joestar)

Thorned vines

Magician's Red (Avdol)

A muscular man with the head of an eagle.

Fire control and the ability to bind and restrain people

Star Platinum (Jotaro Kujo)

A large muscular man wearing studded gloves and a jacket, with no shirt

Superhuman strength and perception

Characters & Voice Actors

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Holy Kujo ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Jotaro Kujo ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Jurota Kosugi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Joseph Joestar ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Chikao Ohtsuka ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Mohammed Avdol ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Dio Brando ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Nobuo Tanaka ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)


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Hideki Futamura Director Key Animator for various films and OVA series, including Halo Legends, Perfect Blue, and Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust.
Shinya Ohira Key Animator
Hideki Hamasu Key Animator Key Animator for various films, television series and OVAs, including Paprika, Blue Sub 6, and Ghost in the Shell.
Kenichi Takashima Writer
Marco D'Ambrosio Music
Junichi Hayama Key Animation and Character Design for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, among other series.


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