|Japanese Name||東方 定助|
|Namesake||Josuke Higashikata (Part IV Main Protagonist)|
|Stand||Soft & Wet|
|Eye Color||Black/Dark Blue|
|Relatives||Higashikata Family (Adopted) Nijimura(Sister from Kira's part)
Holly Kira (Mother from Kira's part)
|Manga Debut||JJL Vol. 1 Ch. 1|
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|Game Debut||JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle|
|Seiyuu||Mitsuaki Madono (All-Star Battle)|
The tentatively-named Josuke Higashikata is the main protagonist of Part VIII: JoJolion.
The protagonist is a young, handsome and physically fit man of above-average height. He constantly wears a striking sailor suit cut above the navel and with a wide neck; a threaded neckerchief, adorned with a button resembling a slotted screw head; a tasselled "Dixie cup" sailor cap; large emblems of an anchor on his right side and a compass rose on his left (and in multiple illustrations, on his hat, the same palm as Jotaro Kujo); and a pair of high-top athletic shoes. He has diastema between his upper incisors, a star-shaped birthmark on his left shoulder, and, astonishingly, four testicles. Yasuho Hirose mentions a resemblance to her dog, Josuke.
The establishment of Josuke Higashikata's true name, history and identity represents one of the principal forces in the plot of JoJolion. His provisional name is given him by Norisuke Higashikata IV.
A primary investigation yields the tentative name of Yoshikage Kira, but this likelihood quickly comes into doubt after a visit to an apartment registered by this name and the subsequent interrogation of Sasame Ojirou.
Upon return to Josuke's place of discovery by the Wall Eyes, he and Yasuho discover the corpse of a second man, identified upon autopsy as Yoshikage Kira. A DNA test of Kira's corpse commissioned by Yasuho reveals a very close match to Josuke's makeup, as well as the return of the cryptic statement that the two in fact represent the "same person". Later still, Kyo Nijimura proves that Josuke is a fusion of Yoshikage Kira and another unidentified individual by indicating a physical seam along both of Josuke's eyes and his tongue, while explaining how they would have been fused by reference to a mysterious property to the earth near the Wall Eyes.