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Araki Stand Comments, Part 3

sekainoyazawa Sep 18th, 2016 (edited) 15,447 Never
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  1. STAR PLATINUM
  2. It's the main character's Stand, so I made it a simple, combat-oriented type. It's designed to look like a guardian spirit. The shoulderpads look like Fist of the North Star? The spiral patterns symbolize the ripple and the concept of infinity.
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  4. MAGICIAN'S RED
  5. I gave it a bird-like head, modeled after a phoenix, so the heroes' silhouettes wouldn't look too similar to one another when they're side by side. It's a pretty simple ability, right? The design might be influenced by Enki Bilal's characters.
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  7. HERMIT PURPLE
  8. It's the Stand of the previous part's main character, so I wanted a departure from the humanoid appearance. Ultimately, it got more scenes to show off, but I was trying to make a Stand that wasn't very combat-oriented.
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  10. HIEROPHANT GREEN
  11. I wanted some color balance between the allies and enemies, so he ended up green. And, Jotaro mentions this too, but green kinda reminds you of melons (laughs). At that time, I was really into green, and a lot of my illustrations were also heavy on the greens!
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  13. TOWER OF GRAY
  14. I started with some of the less popular tarots for the enemies. The idea came from how annoying it would be if a bug got inside an airplane. But, the meaning of this card is a pretty scary one.
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  16. SILVER CHARIOT
  17. Star Platinum looked like a human, so I made this one European armor + Robot. Contrasting punches with a sword! Both Polnareff and Chariot are fun characters to draw. They're classic-style, and highly mobile.
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  19. DARK BLUE MOON
  20. I just had the simple idea that it would be easy to have a fight against a fish-man in the water. I imagined Stands to be a combination of the inorganic with life energy, so a lot of them appear to be a fusion of living creatures with machines.
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  22. STRENGTH
  23. It's a ghost ship. Also, I might have been thinking about the tale of the Mary Celeste, which was found adrift and unmanned. I might have made its host a monkey due to influence from the movie Link.
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  25. EBONY DEVIL
  26. The idea came from Chucky in Child's Play, among other horror movies. The design of the doll is based off an African shaman. I went with a distinctive, primal design.
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  28. YELLOW TEMPERANCE
  29. At first, many of my ideas for enemy Stands came from horror items. You have a fish-man, a mummy, a cursed doll, and so on (laughs). And, this is another one in the horror items series. It's a slime.
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  31. EMPEROR
  32. A gun stand to fight against a sword. I thought it would be novel to have the gun instantly appear in his hand, instead of being drawn from a holster. Its appearance combines the designs of a revolver and an automatic pistol.
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  34. HANGED MAN
  35. Wouldn't it be scary if the reflection in a mirror moved differently from the original person (laughs)? As for the design, it's a mummified man. I added some mechanical elements so it doesn't seem biological.
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  37. EMPRESS
  38. Your typical horror item, the human-faced tumor. The design is a modified form of an Indian Buddha statue. In Jojo, you don't need to keep inflating the enemies' strength, so it's easy to add some irregular enemies.
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  40. WHEEL OF FORTUNE
  41. You've got a car coming after you, like in Duel or Christine. The Design is a 60's-70's American car remodeled to look like an animal. The stand's master exists only to make a joke.
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  43. JUSTICE
  44. A scary natural phenomenon of the desert, bringing down a verdict of death. It's a great stand, because you just draw a skull, add some holes, and you're done! Fundamentally, I start drawing without thinking about how the enemies will get defeated, so there's a lot of times where I'm in some trouble because I make them too strong (laughs).
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  46. LOVERS
  47. This isn't a tournament fight, so you can have a weak, tiny enemy right after a huge, powerful enemy. I'd say its appearance is something like the robot from Short Circuit, crossed with a tick or a fly.
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  49. SUN
  50. When you have a Stand representing the sun, I think this is really the only option (laughs). I depicted him as a really strong enemy to make you think the fight's going to drag on for several weeks, but it's all a feint and he gets killed off right away.
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  52. DEATH THIRTEEN
  53. One way to make a story interesting is the mystery behind trying to find who the enemy is. So, here we have a world within a baby's dream. The stand's design uses a Venetian carnival mask.
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  55. JUDGEMENT
  56. The design was influenced by Mr. Shotaro Ishinomori's Kamen Rider and Cyborg Kikaider. Of course, its ability was based off of the story of Aladdin and the Magic Lamp.
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  58. HIGH PRIESTESS
  59. This one has a motif of an African shaman's traditional dress. It looks like it's wearing a straw raincoat or something. The host is a woman, but I didn't make her very feminine so it would be more unexpected.
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  61. THE FOOL
  62. I wanted to add a pet to the team at some point. Whites and blacks are easy to depict in manga, so that's how I chose his breed. The design is a fusion of dog and car. And, because it's sand(man), I added some Native American elements.
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  64. GEB
  65. I heard about someone drowning from a cup of water in a wash basin, and thought it would be cool to have someone drown in a desert. N'Doul was based off of Zatoichi. In my mind, Zatoichi is just a scary guy, rather than the hero.
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  67. KHNUM
  68. Up until this point, I had only been thinking about various ways to attack, like with fire or water, and it was around this point that I wanted to bring in an ability that could add some suspense to the story.
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  70. TOHTH [sic]
  71. I thought I could create an cool story by making an enemy with precognitive powers. This was around the time I got married. Not that I have precognition, but I was thinking about my own future while I was drawing this Stand.
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  73. ANUBIS
  74. When I was drawing the nine Egyptian gods of prosperity Stands, I placed more importance on the story and tricks than the designs. For instance, you have people getting possessed and allies getting mind controlled.
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  76. BASTET
  77. I do wonder what would happen a person became a magnet. It was around this time that I was writing about Nicola Tesla in the manuscript to The Lives of the Eccentric, and I was pretty interested in electromagnetism at that time.
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  79. SETHAN
  80. I've turned people into magnets and into kids. Its design comes from the Nazca lines and the opening to the anime Tetsujin 28-go. Seeing that shadow stretch across skyscrapers left a deep impression me.
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  82. HORUS
  83. This one's kinda creepy, looking like just a regular bird skeleton. He's Iggy's enemy in a battle between animals. As you'd expect, an enemy that attacks from the air is pretty strong.
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  85. OSIRIS
  86. I wanted to draw a shwodown between cheaters. It's a tradition from my first work, Busou Poker (laughs). The stand's visuals are another fusion of an African-style desgin with mecha elements.
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  88. ATUM
  89. Modelled after a military robot. The cool part is how it looks like it's half man and half puppet. It was at this point that I started adding hearts to my designs, which eventually ties into Josuke's Stand.
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  91. TENOR SAX
  92. A stand I put in to add some resting time to the story. I really like Kenny G's sax music, so I'm sorry to him for making him a disposable mook.
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  94. CREAM
  95. A Stand where you eat yourself... I was thinking about nothingness and infinity. The design comes from the god of death and executioners. Like, the guys that decapitated people in medieval France.
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  97. THE WORLD
  98. This is the stand I designed first, as a boss, to contrast with Star Platinum's color and other traits. By countering Star Platinum's super speed with time stop, we get a battle between two characters with similar abilities.
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