Chronicles the struggles of the cursed Joestar bloodline against the forces of Evil. Beginning in 1880, Part I follows Jonathan Joestar as he matures with and eventually combats his adoptive brother, the cunning, merciless Dio Brando. Set in 1938, Part II follows the misadventures of Joseph Joestar, grandson of Jonathan, as he masters the Ripple in order to combat hostile, ancient super-beings named the Pillar Men; creators of the Stone Mask. Part III follows Jotaro Kujo and his band as they journey from Tokyo to Cairo to save his mother's life by defeating his family's resurrected archenemy, Dio. In Part IV, the Arrow, manifesting latent Stand abilities, travels throughout Morioh, Japan; as high schooler Josuke Higashikata (illegitimate son of Joseph) and friends seek out the culprits of a series of homicides. Part V follows Giorno Giovanna in his ambition to rise within the Neapolitan mafia by subverting dominant gang Passione. In Part VI, in a prison in Port St. Lucie, Florida, Jolyne Cujoh, daughter of Jotaro, struggles within a longstanding plot agreed between dead villian Dio and ideologue Enrico Pucci. In Part 7, Beginning a new continuity; in the U.S. in 1890, Part VII follows Gyro Zeppeli, master in a mystic art named the Spin, and Johnny Joestar, a paraplegic ex-jockey, as they compete with a vast number of others in the Steel Ball Run race: A mad-dash across America for a grand prize of 50 million dollars. Part VIII begins in 2011 and follows Josuke Higashikata, a young man afflicted by retrograde amnesia, on his search to uncover his identity in Morioh, a coastal Japanese town affected by the Tohoku earthquake.